Great Gifts for Travel Lovers They’ll Actually Use

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Updated November 23, 2019 If you’re looking for gifts for the travel lovers in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Every item is something I use and recommend to my friends and family. They’re products and services every adventurer will thank you for and actually mean it. (This post contains affiliate links. If […]

Use this Winter Packing List and you’ll Never Be Cold Again

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It’s only been in the last couple of years that I’ve traveled in really frigid climates but visits to northern Manitoba where the polar bears roam and mushing in the Yukon quickly taught me the value of a good winter packing list whenever you take a cold-weather vacation. Below, I’ve put together a list of essential categories […]

Enjoy Easy Stress-Free Travel: Get Ready with This Pre-Trip Checklist

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Alexander Graham Bell once said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” It’s doubly true if you desire stress-free travel. It’s the little things you do beforehand that make all the difference on your journey. While I can’t guarantee you won’t hit bumps along the way if you follow this pre-travel checklist you’ll […]

28 Great Podcasts to Listen to While Traveling

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Updated: November 26, 2019 I’m a huge fan of podcasts. I listen to them all the time–in the shower, on the subway, when I’m walking around New York City and, of course, when I’m traveling. I do most of my listening during trips in transit: long-haul flights, lengthy drives. On a recent trip through Québec, […]

Exploring a New City? Four Reasons You Should Go to A Dog Park

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First, let me file this under advice I never would have thought about before until I experienced it. While visiting friends in Berkeley a few years ago I found my way to a nearby waterfront adjacent to the Albany Bulb, an old landfill that has become a park of sorts. It was an early Saturday morning […]

Global Entry: Why It’s the Best Travel Investment You’ll Make All Year

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If you’re an international traveler and don’t have Global Entry (hence, a Known Traveler Number, you’re making travel way too hard. My membership is one of the best investments I’ve made…..ever. Does this sound familiar? A few years back, I flew 20+ hours from Asia. There were over 300 people who deplaned from my flight […]

Inspirational Images and Tales From 10 Years of Life-Changing Travel

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It was as if I was saying goodbye to a dear friend. I plopped my expired passport–the one that has traveled with me on all my adventures over the last 10 years—into the waiting envelope.  The time had come for me to give up my faithful, dog-eared companion. It was the end of an era; […]

8 Amazing Things to do in Winter Around the World

Winter is here and with it plenty of amazing snow-capped adventures in countries all over the world. From ski bobbing in the Jizera Mountains to igloo building in the French Alps, here are eight challenging, out of the ordinary and downright exhilarating, things to do in winter worth traveling for. Base Camp Crawl Where: Himalayas, […]

Travel Together Without Killing Each Other: 10 Essential Tips

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How to travel together for years without killing each other. That is the question. And the answer, well, It’s not coming from me. Why? Because I haven’t a clue. No wisdom to impart. I’m not married and I’ve traveled solo more times than with friends, lovers or family. (It’s a rather wonderful indulgence to be […]