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Best Hotels in Rome, Italy – Luxury to Budget Accommodations in Rome

Are you looking for the best hotels in Rome? We’ve gone the extra mile so you don’t have to, and picked some of the greatest hotels in Rome based on…

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New Zealand Visa Explained – New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)

Heading to New Zealand soon? Why wouldn’t you be? New Zealand is absolutely amazing, and very much worthy of weeks and months of exploration. There is a new wrinkle when…

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Amazing Islands and Beaches to Visit in Thailand

Imagine yourself out on a beach anchored in the sand, enjoying a sip of coffee or fresh coconut with an occasional breeze that brings a tang of the ocean water…

Hiking the Annapurna Circuit – 11 Days on the Trail in Nepal

  Hiking the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal Namaste (pronounced nuhm-uh-stey) is a conventional, and respectful, Hindu expression on meeting or parting. While hiking the Annapurna circuit I was greeted this way half…

The Crumbling Beauty of Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest, Romania. Imagine a city that tells a story without saying a word, a city that lets its structures narrate a history fraught with ambition, upheaval, violent oppression, and reclamation….

It’s a Match! Our Online Date Led to a Round-the-World Adventure

“How long have you two been together?” We’ve been asked that question hundreds of times in the last five years. You see, everyone we meet assumes we are a couple….

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Berlin Hotels 2019 – Best Boutique Hotels in Berlin

Berlin Hotels – The Best Boutique Hotels in Berlin, Germany Treat yourself by staying at one of the best boutique hotels in Berlin! Berlin hotels are abundant, but this guide…

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5 Reasons to Visit Sarajevo – Things to Do in Sarajevo

Things to Do and Reasons to Visit Sarajevo Wedged between a horrifying past and a hopeful future, Sarajevo is a unique gem of a city. As such, there are a…

Kuala Lumpur on a Budget

Spend Less in Kuala Lumpur – A Budget Travel Guide

  Are you looking to spend less on your next visit to Kuala Lumpur? Is Kuala Lumpur an expensive city to visit? We get this question a lot, and the…

How Donating My Eggs Helped Me Travel the World

I was about 24 years old when I first heard of egg donation. I was in a darkened movie theater in Manhattan, where I was living at the time, and…

Visiting Barcelona – Why You Should Come and Why You Should Leave

Barcelona. The City of Gaudi. A city where you can cross a street and be transported from the present into a distant past. You can roam the historic Gothic Quarter at…

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Day Trips From Barcelona: Power and Peace in Montserrat

Day Trips Barcelona – Exploring Montserrat When in Barcelona you MUST take a day trip to Montserrat! She grabbed my arm, a signal to stop. In a low, excited whisper…

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Prague, Czech Republic on a Budget

Can Prague still be explored on a shoestring budget? Traveling around Europe on a budget can be a difficult undertaking. You might find yourself burning through your funds faster than…

The Exclusions of All-Inclusive Resorts

From Cancun to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico’s Northern Yucatan Coast is rapidly turning into one huge resort. Some of these expansive decadent getaways for (mostly) Americans and Europeans are what…

A Day in the Life of a Cambodian Rice Farmer

I grab ten golden stalks of rice in my left hand and bunch them together. The serrated sickle in my right hand saws through the stems clumsily; it takes multiple…

How Travel Can Trump Hate

(Editors note – The political climate in the USA has changed since we published this article in March of 2016. Donald Trump has become the 45th President of the United…

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

There are moments in life that I feel like my mind is open and I understand with absolute clarity that I am connected to the universe and everything in it….

Ko Phi Phi, Thailand: A Small Island in Need of Big Help

In 2004 Ko Phi Phi was ravaged by a catastrophic tsunami that hit the small island in Thailand, killing upwards of 2,000 people, and causing massive structural damage. 75% of…

A Vegan Diamond in the Rough – Namaste Cafe in Guatape

One of the ironic pleasures of being a vegan traveler is that you often don’t expect to run into amazing cafes or restaurants that cater to your needs when you…

Superman Sprains His Wrist: A Tale of the Innocent and Irresponsible

A few weeks ago, after a particularly interesting night in Thailand, I received the following e-mail. Dear Michael, This is Sue* the girl you helped a lot last night in…

Travel Fitness Part One: An Ongoing Blog Series

  A funny thing happened in the bathroom a few days ago. I exited the shower and took a look in the mirror. This, in itself, is not unusual of…