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How Google is Killing Bloggers and Small Publishers – And Why

A couple of weeks ago, in a moment of caffeinated inspiration/despair, I sat down and wrote a long Facebook post as to why we were ditching Google and switching to…

Rooftops views of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo.

12 of the Best Day Trips From Florence, Italy

Are you looking for some day trips from Florence?  As the birthplace of the Renaissance Florence is home to fashion empires, priceless masterpieces, and epic cultural heritage.  It will be…

Cattedrale di Santa Maria dei Fiori in Florence

Off the Beaten Path Things to Do in Florence for First Timers

Are you looking for things to do in Florence that are a bit away from the mass of tourists? Filled with culture, cuisine, and history there is virtually no end…

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20 Hidden Gems in Tuscany – Off the Beaten Path

Are you looking to get off the beaten track and explore hidden gems in Tuscany? We’ve got some secret spots to share! Tuscany is the birthplace of the Renaissance and…

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Why You Should Visit Venice in the Winter (Especially January)

When is the best time of the year to visit Venice, and why? Good question, we wondered the same thing. And found what we consider to be a perfect answer. …

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The Pros and Cons of Visiting Rome

What are the pros and cons of visiting Rome? Rome, the Eternal City, is one of the most impressive cities in Europe, and all the world. And as with most…

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19 Cheap or Free Things to Do in Rome

Are there free things to do in Rome? The answer is a resounding yes. While it’s not the most budget-friendly city in Italy there are plenty of cheap, and even…

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3 Days in Athens Greece Itinerary

If your time in Athens is limited to a few days, careful planning is essential. Three days in Athens, Greece will give you enough time to see the highlights, sample…

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2 Day Amsterdam Itinerary – Amsterdam in a Rush

Visiting Amsterdam for a weekend and looking for a 2 day itinerary? We’re here to help! Amsterdam. Cool, stylish and artsy. Known for its canals and culture, and famed for…

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Quiet Places in Singapore to Relax and Chill

Looking for quiet places in Singapore? In a bustling metropolis like Singapore, teeming with life, energy, and chaos it can be daunting to find a quiet oasis to unwind.  Did…

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33 Perfect Things to Do in Prague For First Time Visitors 2024

There are a lot of absolutely awesome and essential things to do in Prague. How do we know? We’ve lived here for 6 years! Most people associate Prague with stunning…

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Things to Do in Destin When it Rains

Looking for things to do in Destin when it rains? Most people head to Destin hoping for a wild and wonderful beach vacation. Sunshine, sand, and surf – what more…

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7 Day Sicily Itinerary -Things to Do in Sicily in a Week

Are you planning on spending 7 days in Sicily? Well, lucky you! You’ve made a great choice. We’ve prepared a week-long Sicilian itinerary that’ll help you explore Sicily efficiently.  The…

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How to Not Be a Jerk When Flying

Warning, rant incoming. This might get a bit heated, so if you’re sensitive to strong language, you might want to skip this post. We’ve taught you how to survive a…

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12 of the Best Places to Visit in Central and South Italy

So, what are the best places to visit in Italy?  Such a big question needs more than one article to answer. We’ve already covered some of the best places to…

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12 of the Best Places to Visit in North Italy

What are the best places to visit in North Italy? Italy. Land of ancient beauty, romance, history, and of course food. Italy is a fantastic country, one that we have…

Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia in Ortigia, Sicily

Sicily in Winter and Fall – Why You Should Visit Sicily in Offseason

Is Sicily a good destination in winter and fall? We took a trip to Sicily in the second half of November to find out! Sicily is a dream destination for…

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17 Yummiest and Best Breakfast and Brunch Places in Barcelona

Are you looking for an American style breakfast or brunch in Barcelona? Brunch might be stereotypically American, but let’s be real: it’s become a universal concept. No matter where we…

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What Should You Do Before Going on Vacation or a Long Trip?

A good travel experience starts at home. So, what should you do before going on a long trip? We’re glad you asked.  Planning for a long-term trip overseas can be…

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15 Things to Do in Wroclaw – A Guide to Poland’s Best City

There are loads of things to do in Wroclaw. More than first meets the eye. That’s partially why we’ve decided Wroclaw is Poland’s best city.  Wrocław (the ł is pronounced…

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Essential Things to Do in Sevilla – Exploring Andalusia, Spain

Travelers who enjoy a mix of grandiose historical ambiance and modern trappings of the New World will find loads of things to do in Sevilla. We sure did!  Southern Spain…

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Visiting Malta in Winter or Autumn – A Budget Friendly Guide

Looking for a place to extend nice weather in Europe? Consider visiting Malta in winter or autumn! Autumn and winter can arrive very suddenly in Europe, bringing rain, clouds, and…

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43 Superb Things to Do in San Diego

If you’re planning a trip and looking for things to do in San Diego, you’ve come to the right place. As one of our favorite cities in the USA we’ve…

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Hiking in the Berkshires – 10 Amazing Berkshires Hikes

Looking for the best hikes in the Berkshires? Great, we’ve got you covered.  So, you love hiking and you’re headed to the Berkshires. Good choice! Located in western Massachusetts, this…

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Should You Visit Prague? 17 Reasons Why the Answer is YES!

Should you visit Prague?  When you think about visiting Europe, the first places that come to mind are probably the famous Western European cities that have been popular tourist destinations…

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20 Sensational Things to Do in Sardinia, Italy

Looking for the best things to do in Sardinia? You’ve come to the right place. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean, Sardinia is an island full of myth, cultural…

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Photography in NYC – 12 Best Places to Take Pictures in NYC

Are you looking for the best photo spots in NYC? New York City can be a very photogenic place if you know where to go to. If you are into…

Finding Friends while Traveling

Ten Crucial Tips for Traveling With a Partner

“New Study Finds Humans Shouldn’t Spend More than Five Consecutive Hours Together.” We recently read this headline in the ONION, and couldn’t help but laugh. Of course, the ONION is…

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37 Rad Things to Do in New York City For First Timers – By Locals

There are literally a million cool things to do in New York City. That’s what makes it New York. The possibilities here are endless… and so is the amount of…

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11 Merry Prague Christmas Markets – 2023 Mega Guide

As residents of the city for years, we LOVE exploring Prague’s Christmas markets in the winter. What is the best thing about December in Prague? Cozy pubs? Mulled wine? Seeing…

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15 of the Very Best Beaches in Hawaii

Looking to escape the winter chill? Sounds like a trip to Hawaii is in order. And what would a trip to Hawaii be without a few days spent at the…

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Photographing Prague – Best Spots for Photography in Prague

Are you interested in photographing Prague? Want to know where the best places for photography in Prague are? Well, you’re in luck. We have taken literally thousands of photographs of…

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Merriest and Best Christmas Markets in Europe – 2023

Looking for the best Christmas Markets in Europe? So were we! Here is what we found.  If you want to get into the spirit of the holidays there is no…

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What is There to Do in Old Town Prague? – Our Massive Guide

As a brand new visitor to the city, you will undoubtedly spend a large amount of time exploring Old Town Prague. And with good reason. It’s no secret why the…

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The Best Christmas Markets in Germany – 2023

Are you looking to explore the Christmas markets of Germany in 2021? Whether you are a Christmas enthusiast or simply plan to spend the most magical time of the year…

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35 Magnificent Things to Do in Milan

Lovers of food, history, and fashion will find many things to do in Milan. We certainly did! Milan is the second largest city in Italy, after Rome. Milan’s success comes…

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17 of the Best Day Trips From Rome Italy

When in Rome…make sure to take time for one of these awesome day trips from Rome. The ancient city of Rome has enticed visitors from all around the world for…

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15 Marvelous Things to Do in Malta

Looking for the perfect European island getaway? Malta is calling your name! The list of things to do in Malta starts with beautiful azure waters and picturesque beaches. It ends…

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22 Best Parks in NYC – Best Places to Chill in New York City

Looking for the best parks in NYC? Or do you just want some peace and quiet in the City That Never Sleeps? Ahhhh, New York City. The King of Cities….

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Planning a Trip to Italy in 10 Easy Steps

Thinking of planning a trip to Italy? Not sure where you begin? No worries, we’ve got you covered.  We’ve visited Italy several times. One thing we know for sure is…

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15 Perfect Things to Do in Porto, Portugal

Looking for things to do in Porto? We’re here to help.  If you haven’t been to Portugal yet, you’re really missing out. This small seaside country is home to friendly…

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Partying in Berlin – How to Get Into Berlin Clubs

Partying in Berlin can be a bit tricky. Some of the hottest clubs in Germany’s capital can be very exclusive. It takes some effort to get into Berlin’s best clubs. …

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Best Czech Restaurants for Traditional Czech Food in Prague

Are you looking for great Czech food in Prague? We’ve got you covered.  So you’ve arrived in Prague, and you’re starving. We get it. The obvious thing to do is…

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19 Things to Do in Malaga, Spain – Costa del Sol

Lovers of history, sunshine, tapas, wine, and all-night parties will find a million and one things to do in Malaga. We sure did! Malaga, and Southern Spain in general, is…

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18 Lovely Things to Do in Lisbon – Ultimate Travel Guide

There are SOO many things to do in Lisbon. Filled with charm, and literally stacked with ambiance, Lisbon’s hilly streets offer many days (and many crazy nights) of sweet exploration….

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The Best Things to Do in Cesky Krumlov

Lovers of gorgeous views and beautiful architecture will find many things to do in Cesky Krumlov.  There are a great many things to do in Prague, but there are also…

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Essential Things to Do in Granada Spain

Curious travelers will spend days and hours keeping busy with all the things to do in Granada, Spain.  Granada is best known as the home of the Alhambra, one of…

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16 of the Best Day Trips From Paris France

As amazing as the City of Lights is, everyone visiting should take at least one day trip from Paris. Paris is undoubtedly the first destination many people travel to in…

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29 Best Things to Do Near London Bridge for First Time Visitors

Looking for the best things to do near London Bridge? We’ve got you covered. In the bustling heart of London, just a stone’s throw away from the iconic London Bridge…

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Best Snorkeling in Oahu – 22 Unbeatable Spots

Wondering where to find the best snorkeling in Oahu, Hawaii? You’re in the right place. Oahu, Hawaii’s most populated island, is home to stretches of beautiful sandy shoreline. Turquoise waters…

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Top 12 Jazzy Things to Do in New Orleans

Looking for things to do in New Orleans? You don’t have to go far! New Orleans, or “The Big Easy” as it’s affectionately nicknamed due to the easy-going way of…

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20 of the Best Restaurants in Prague – Guide to Prague Dining

Are you guys looking to indulge your inner foodie at some of the best restaurants in Prague? Located in the heart of Central Europe, Prague is famous around the world…

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Best Snorkeling in Kauai – 10 Fantastic Spots

Looking for the best snorkeling spots in Kauai? We got you covered!  Are you taking a vacation to the Hawaiian island of Kauai? You are one lucky traveler. Hawaii is…

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The Meatiest and Best Burgers in Prague

Looking for the best burger in Prague? Lucky for you, the classic American cheeseburger has made its way across the pond and infiltrated this famously meat-and-potatoes city. Not all burgers…

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Finding the Best Hawaiian Black Sand Beaches

Are you looking for the best Hawaiian black sand beaches?  If you’re looking to spice up your beach life, consider checking out the black sand beaches of Hawaii! Black sand…

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14 Essential Things to Do in Berlin – Exploring Germany

It doesn’t take a genius to find loads of things to do in Berlin. Germany’s capital is filled with attractions and sites to visit. However, to get the most out…

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3 Days in Yellowstone – A Fun Filled Itinerary

Headed out on a weekend getaway? Consider checking out Yellowstone National Park! Yellowstone sprawls across almost 3500 square miles of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, so there’s a lot to see…

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13 Things to Do in Kansas City – Beer, BBQ, Jazz & More!

If you love beers and BBQ you’ll find plenty of things to do in Kansas City. Quick, name which state Kansas City is located in. If you said Missouri, you’re…

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18 Awesome Things to Do in Mexico City

Planning a vacation to Mexico City? Not sure what activities and experiences to fill your itinerary with? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Mexico City provides a rich history, a…

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16 Fabulous Things to Do in Munich Germany

Looking for things to do in Munich when you visit? You’re in luck! As the second most visited city after Berlin Munich is often considered an alternative, more low-key destination,…

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20 Best Things to Do in Hawaii by Island

Planning a trip and looking for the best things to do in Hawaii? We’re here to help! With majestic mountains, picturesque beaches, and beautiful culture, Hawaii is one of the…

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17 Day Trips From Prague You Have to Take

There are a hundred and one reasons to visit Prague. And a hundred and two reasons to take some day trips from Prague. So, what are the very best and…

Things to Do in Sibiu – Exploring Transylvania, Romania

If you love exploring crooked cobblestone alleyways and ancient churches you will find plenty of things to do in Sibiu.  The city of Sibiu has long historic roots that stretch…

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15 of the Best Things to Do in Waikiki Hawaii

Planning a vacation to Oahu and wondering what are the best things to do in Waikiki? We’ve got you covered.  Waikiki is a vibrant neighborhood located on the south shores…

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Best (Free) Travel Apps for Female Travelers

There are a few free apps I think every female traveler should probably have. A few days ago my phone stopped working properly. It was nearly four years old, so…

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Kansas City Brewery Tours – Boozy Adventures in KC!

Are you looking to take a boozy Kansas City Brewery tour? Kansas City is home to more than just delicious Kansas style BBQ. The craft beer scene in this Mid-Western…

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17 Magnificent Things to Do in Malaysia

From a bustling capital to the silky beaches, there are a ton of things to do in Malaysia. Malaysia is a must-visit Southeast Asian country for anyone looking to immerse…

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12 Best Day Trips from Dublin From Travel Pros

Everyone visiting the capital of Ireland should take at least ONE day trip from Dublin! Dublin is gorgeous, and there is plenty to see and do in Ireland’s capital city….

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Ten Can’t Miss Things to Do in Caye Caulker, Belize

Anyone with a passion for Caribbean beauty and water activities will find plenty of things to do in Caye Caulker, Belize. Caye Caulker is a tranquil paradise in Belize that…

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Essential Things to Do in Cordoba, Spain – Exploring Andalusia

History buffs (and a lot of other folks) will find plenty of things to do in Cordoba, Spain. Cordoba is one of Spain’s most beautiful cities and the perfect place…

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…

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Hidden Gems in Spain – The Secrets of Spain

Do you want to uncover Spain’s secrets? Let’s talk about some hidden gems in Spain; the places that are often missed by tourists.  You have probably heard about the most…

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The Best Museums in London – Exploring London’s Art Scene

Are you looking for the best museums in London? London, widely accepted as a prominent European culture capital, truly comes alive through the lens of art. London is an undeniable…

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15 Essential Things to Do in Madrid, Spain

 Most travelers don’t have to look far to find a lot of great things to do in Madrid, Spain.  When you think about Madrid you most likely think of fiestas,…

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Winter in Prague – 12 Ideas for Enjoying Prague in the Winter!

Winter in Prague can be a special experience.  Prague is beautiful all year round, but during the winter it transforms into a special kind of fairy tale. Twinkling lights, snow…

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7 Day Ireland Itinerary – A Glorious Week in Ireland

Planning an Ireland vacation? You’re in for a treat. Our 7 day Ireland itinerary helps you explore the country’s must-see destinations if a week is all the time you have. …

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The Very Best Museums in New York City

What are the best museums in New York City?  New York City has dozens of museums. One hundred and counting, actually. In fact, it’s one of the best cities in…

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16 Things to Do in Oahu – Travel Hawaii

Are you planning a Hawaiian vacation to Oahu and wondering what activities to fill your itinerary with? You’re in the right place. The third largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu…

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8 Awesome and Best Day Trips from Athens

Are you on the lookout for the best day trips from Athens? Love the city but keen to explore beyond its perimeters? We’ve got your back! There are plenty of…

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The Best Fjords in Norway – Exploring Norway

No pictures can do them justice. Norway’s fjords have to be seen to be believed. While they are all spectacular we put together this list of the “best” fjords in…

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9 Best Swimming Pools in Prague

Looking to take a dip in one of Prague’s swimming pools? The Czech Republic may be landlocked but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a swim in Prague. Prague has…

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Is it Possible to Travel Switzerland on a Budget?

Is it possible to visit Switzerland on a budget? Rejoice, fellow traveler, because the answer is yes! We’ll tell you how below.  The Alps tower over crystal clear lakes and…

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14 of the Best Beaches in Greece – Greek Beach Lover’s Guide

Are you searching for the best beaches Greece has to offer? This guide will introduce you to some of the most incredible Greek beach destinations.  Have you been scrolling through…

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10 Chill Road Trips From Chicago You Have to Take

As great as it is there are many reasons to take road trips from Chicago.  Chicago is brimming with world-class museums, live music venues, fabulous events, and international cuisine. Which…

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5 Things to Do in Bucharest to Get the Most Out of Your Visit

While it’s not close to being the most popular urban destination in Europe there are a ton of things to do in Bucharest. Welcome to Bucharest, the capital of resplendent…

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23 of the Best Hidden Gems in Italy

Planning a trip to Italy but want to escape the crowds? Here are 25 hidden gems to discover when getting off the beaten track in the Bel Paese. Italy is…

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The Best Ruin Bars in Budapest – Budapest Nightlife 101

You’ve probably heard of the infamous ruin bars in Budapest. These edgy, artistic spaces have become a staple of the city’s nightlife and cultural scene. The most famous of the…

Safety Tips and Packing Hacks for Women Travel – Female Travel

Let’s face it, when women travel we have a number of considerations that are quite different than our male counterparts. I’ve been traveling since I was a teenager. However, it…

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13 Fascinating Things to Do in Istanbul – Exploring Turkey

Filled to the brim with history, ambiance, and character, there is an endless number of things to do in Istanbul. Istanbul is one of the most visited cities in the…

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15 of the Best Tapas Restaurants in Barcelona You NEED to Visit

Where are the best tapas restaurants in Barcelona? We’re glad you asked! Spain and Tapas are as synonymous as Italy and pasta. It’s like a national dish, only better. Better…

17 Rad Things to Do in Warsaw – Exploring Poland

There are so many things to do in Warsaw, one of Europe’s criminally underrated capital cities! Warsaw is a beautiful city and is a great place to visit for a…

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12 Beautiful Castles in the Czech Republic You Have to Visit

There are a lot of amazing castles in the Czech Republic.  We know, because we have visited and seen a bunch while living here.  Once upon a time, the land…

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2 Days in Yosemite Itinerary – Guide to a Short Trip

So, you have 2 days to explore Yosemite. You want to compose an itinerary beforehand. Where do you start? Nestled in the South Nevada mountains of California lies Yosemite National…

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40 Things to Do in Budapest – A Guide for First Time Visitors

As one of Europe’s most fascinating cities, there are countless things to do in Budapest for first time visitors. With rich history, intriguing architecture, and vibrant nightlife Hungary’s capital has…

The Basic Tenets of Responsible Tourism

What is Responsible Tourism? You may have heard the phrase “responsible tourism” and “sustainable tourism” being used with increased frequency of late. What do these terms actually mean, and why…

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Things to Do in Marianske Lazne – Day Trips From Prague

Planning a trip and looking for things to do in Marianske Lazne? We’ve got you covered!  Welcome to charming Mariánské Lázně – one of Czech Republic’s most romantic and picturesque…

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The Best Day Trips from Vienna – Exploring Austria

As wonderful as the city is taking a day trip from Vienna should be one of your priorities when visiting Austria’s capital. Situated on the banks of the Danube River,…

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Off the Beaten Path in Paris – Unusual Things To Do in Paris

We absolutely recommend getting off the beaten path in Paris. As popular as the city is, many tourists miss truly understanding Paris. So, next time you visit the City of…

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The Top Natural Wonders of Australia

What are the TOP natural wonders of Australia? We’re glad you asked. The beauty of Australia comes in every single imaginable shape and color. If you are a keen nature…

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7 of the Best Coworking Spots in Prague

Coworking in Prague? Are you a freelancer living in Prague and needing to get out of the house? Or maybe you’re a digital nomad and you’re looking to meet like-minded…

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The UNESCO Sites of Vysočina – Day Trips from Prague

Beautiful Vysocina is one of the very many reasons to take a day trip from Prague. A tantalizing mix of history, culture, and natural beauty awaits in the Vysočina region…

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11 of the Best Beaches in France – Stunning Sand the French Way

Are you looking for the best beaches in France? We certainly were, so we hit France’s coast to find them! With a coastline of over 2,000 miles, there is room…

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Skiing in New Zealand – A Complete Guide to Slopes and Resorts

Looking to do some skiing in New Zealand?  New Zealand is a haven of indescribable beauty, a paradise for adrenaline-junkies. With just 4.8 million people scattered over its two islands,…

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21 Lovely and Best Day Trips From London

As amazing as the capital of the U.K. is, everyone visiting should take at LEAST one day trip from London. London is undoubtedly the first destination most people travel to…

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How to Save Money While Traveling – Budget Travel 101

Budget travel isn’t magic, and it’s not even all that hard! There are many ways to save money while traveling. As experts on traveling on a budget, we want to…

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19 Awesome Things to Do in Austin Texas

Looking for things to do in Austin? Well, you’ve come to the right place!  Austin, Texas, is constantly making headlines. The capital of the Lone Star State has repeatedly been…

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16 Fantastic Things to Do in Fredericksburg Texas

There are more things to do in Fredericksburg than you might expect.  Texas is a huge state, with many well-known places to see and experience. Most people visiting Texas have…

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Getting Off the Beaten Path in Budapest – Things to Do

Admiring architecture, exploring ruin bars, and visiting the stunning Buda Castle complex are all great things to do in Budapest. But the city has a lot more to offer. A…

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12 Things to Do in Moab, Utah – Adventure Awaits

There are tons of things to do in Moab, Utah. Utah is blessed with a wide variety of natural wonders. From snowy peaks to craggy deserts, pristine lakes to canyon…

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How Much Does a Trip to New York Cost?

Have you been wondering how much a trip to New York City costs? We’re here to help you figure out how to budget that NYC vacation you’ve always wanted! The…

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10 Books That Inspired Us to Travel the World

Have you ever sat on a bus, a boat, a train, or an airplane and read a book? You probably have, as reading and travel have gone hand in hand…

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Best Beaches in Costa del Sol – Sun and Surf in Spain

The best beaches in Costa del Sol Spain are waiting for you with blue and golden open arms! In the southern part of Spain, in the amazing region called Andalusia,…

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Things to Do in Pigeon Forge for Outdoor Lovers

Are you looking for the perfect outdoor vacation destination? Consider planning a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Not only is Pigeon Forge the perfect base for exploring the Great Smoky…

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Prague Public Transport System – Metro, Trams, Bus & More

Getting around the Czech capital is pain-free thanks to the fabulous Prague public transport system. Navigating a new city can be a challenge, especially when you don’t speak the language….

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5 Kauai Waterfalls You Can’t Miss on Your Hawaii Trip!

Looking for the best Kauai waterfalls?  Kauai is Hawaii’s 4th largest island. It is sometimes referred to as “The Garden Island” for the natural beauty found within. What better way…

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17 Things to Do in Greenville SC You’ll Love!

Visitors will find a lot of cool things to do in Greenville, South Carolina. With a charming downtown area, a lush Main Street, mild temperatures year round, and a ton…

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19 Fun and Unusual Things to Do in Charleston, South Carolina

Need things to do in Charleston South Carolina? Great, we’re here to help.  Let’s explore the city’s rich coastal culture together, experience Southern history, hop on a tour, and hit…

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Things to Do in Longmont, Colorado for the Whole Family

Lovers of the outdoors will find many things to do in Longmont, Colorado.  Located an hour or so north of Denver, Longmont sits at the foothills of the Rockies. Its…

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18 Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Austin Texas

Great rooftop restaurants and bars are a staple in Austin, Texas.  If you are planning a night out and have good weather why not enjoy some trendy cocktails and delicious…

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5 of the Best Beaches in Barcelona – A Beach Lover’s Guide

If you’re looking for the best beaches in Barcelona we’ve got you covered! Beautiful Barcelona is home to some great beaches where sun worshipers can top up their tan, play…

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Why You Should Definitely Consider Traveling in Off Season

Want to know what makes off season travel a great idea? There are a lot of ways to make travel cheaper. We have written a whole slew of budget travel articles…

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Skiing in Austria – Slopes and Ski Resorts in Austria

Have you dreamed of skiing in Austria? We’re going to help you make that dream come true! And if you HAVEN’T, well, we’re going to make you really want to. …

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What Are the 35 Best Cities in Europe to Visit?

“What are the best cities in Europe to visit?” We get this question very often. All the time, really. So, we decided to write a mega guide to our favorite…

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13 Cool Things to Do in Kotor – Exploring Montenegro

If you like sweeping vista views and enjoy a healthy dose of history you will find plenty of things to do in Kotor. The ancient town of Kotor lies tucked…

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19 Marvelous Things to Do in Monterey California

There are plenty of things to do in Monterey once you start investigating. Monterey is a perfect base camp for exploring Big Sur, the Pacific Coast Highway, and Pinnacles Park….

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12 Best Day Trips From Barcelona Spain By Travel Experts

After visiting this amazing city you might wonder what the best day trips from Barcelona are. We’re here to help! Catalonia is a veritable cornucopia of impressive places to visit…

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12 Lovely Things to Do in Lafayette LA!

There are so many things to do in Lafayette Louisiana that it’s even giving the “Big Easy” a run for its money! Lafayette LA, affectionately known as the heart of…

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How to Survive a Long Flight Without Feeling Like Poop

How do we survive long flights?  Having visited over 80 countries in the last 8 years we have survived many long haul flights. A LOT of long flights. So we…

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….

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14 Cheeky Things to Do in Cherokee, North Carolina

Looking for things to do in Cherokee during your next visit? We can help with that! Located close to the Tennessee border, Cherokee North Carolina is home to incredible nature,…

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10 Cheap or Free Things to Do in Athens Greece

Looking for cheap or free things to do in Athens?  Athens Greece isn’t the most expensive European city. However, it sure isn’t the cheapest. Don’t worry though, there are plenty…

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15 of the Best Beaches in Galveston Texas!

Looking for the best beaches in Galveston Texas? Don’t worry, we’ve got y’all covered! Galveston is a buzzing city island on the Gulf Coast of Texas. There are a lot…

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Lake Balaton, Hungary – Complete Guide to a Summer Holiday

Lake lovers will find a lot of things to do at Lake Balaton, Hungary.  Travelers in search of an affordable and underrated summer destination in Central Europe shouldn’t overlook the…

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The 12 Incredible UNESCO Sites of the Czech Republic

There are 12 UNESCO sites in the Czech Republic…and you should visit ALL of them on a day trip (or longer) from Prague! There are a lot of things to…

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Exploring Prague’s Jewish Quarter – A Guide to Josefov

The Prague Jewish Quarter, also known as Josefov, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, and for good reason. Located between Prague’s Old Town Square and…

Things to Do in Karlovy Vary – Day Trips from Prague

Lovers of beautiful architecture, hot springs, and hiking will find plenty of things to do in Karlovy Vary.  Meet Karlovy Vary, an ideal day trip destination from Prague for lovers…

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Top 7 Places to Visit in Poland – Poland’s Best Destinations

Are you planning a trip to Poland soon? Awesome, you’ve made a great choice! But what are the best places to visit in Poland? One of the coolest things about…

Things to Do in Salento – Exploring Small Town Colombia

You have to try very hard to find a lack of things to do in Salento, Colombia. Perched on a plateau overlooking the verdant Quindio River Valley Salento is awash with vibrant…

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6 Best Hikes in Washington State – Hiking the Pacific Northwest

Looking for the best hikes in Washington State? We picked out a few that we’re sure you’ll enjoy! Washington State is one of the best places to go hiking in…

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16 Most Interesting Cities in the Czech Republic

Quick, name one of the many interesting cities in the Czech Republic! Let us guess. You said Prague, didn’t you? When asking people about cities in the Czech Republic Prague…

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Things to Do in Barcelona at Night – BCN Nightlife

Looking for things to do in Barcelona at night? Barcelona is one of those cities that truly comes alive at night. Whether you’re a barfly, a cultural connoisseur, or just…

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Visiting Terezin Concentration Camp – Day Trips from Prague

Terezín Concentration Camp, otherwise known as Theresienstadt Ghetto, is located less than 70 km northwest of the capital of the Czech Republic. It’s in the North Bohemia region and makes…

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The One Thing All Female Travelers Should Pack, Period!

I vividly remember the day I realized being a female traveler is very, very different than being a male traveler. It was a few months after we left NYC and were traveling around…

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21 of the Best Things to Do in Malmo Sweden

Looking for the best things to do in Malmo, Sweden? We’ve got you covered! Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city, is going through a rebirth and is reinventing itself as one…

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A Weekend in Prague – What to Do in Prague in 3 Days

If you’re planning a tour of central Europe with your significant other or a group of friends, a 3 day weekend in Prague should be at the top of your…

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More Than Fjords – Ten Other Reasons to Visit Norway

Let’s discuss 10 reasons to visit Norway that DON’T include fjords.  There is so much more to see, and more things to do, in Norway than you might first imagine….

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10 Best Road Trips in Utah You’ll Love!

The best road trips in Utah are a short drive away! One of the gems of the American southwest, Utah is a state chock full of diversity. With pristine lakes,…

Should You Visit Romania? 7 Reasons Why The Answer is Yes!

Should you visit Romania? Uhhh, yes!  Home to a deeply diverse landscape, rich with history, and unspoiled by mass tourism Romania is a country every traveler needs to visit. And…

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Should You Visit Budapest? 14 Reasons Why the Answer is Yes!

If you’re looking for a gateway into exploring central and eastern Europe, you should seriously consider visiting Budapest. This city is still widely overlooked by tourists when planning their European…

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15 Splendid Things to Do in San Angelo Texas

When you think of places to visit in Texas San Angelo may not always be the first destination that comes to mind. Located in West Texas, San Angelo is a…

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16 Places You Have to Visit in Prague – Prague Sightseeing Guide

What are the essential places to visit in Prague?  Our starter guide to Prague’s sightseeing attractions should help make that answer very clear.  Prague is a beautiful city, but we…

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4 Things to Do in Trondheim Norway – A Quick Guide

Anyone who wants to explore urban life in Norway will find plenty of things to do in Trondheim.  Trondheim is Norway’s third-largest city and is a fantastic place to visit…

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Tips for Riding the London Underground Like a Local

With over 270 stations and 1.3 billion passengers a year, the London Underground is truly the heart of the city. The London Underground is, in my opinion, the best and…

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Things to Do in Jackson Hole in Summer

Planning a summer vacation? Jackson Hole is the perfect place to visit. Jackson Hole is often overlooked by people headed on summer vacation as it’s not your typical beach destination….

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10 of the Best Coworking Spaces in Lisbon

Looking for the best coworking spaces in Lisbon? You’re in luck.  Lisbon has become a remote working hotspot in recent years. As a result, countless coworking spots have cropped up around…

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14 Best Places to Visit in Texas

What are the best places to visit in Texas? Great question.  The Lone Star State is the biggest of the contiguous 48 states, so there are plenty of options for…

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Cami dels Bons Homes – 5 Day Pyrenees Hiking Adventure

The Cami dels Bons Homes is a historic trail that spans across three countries – Spain, Andorra, and France. We embarked on a five day Pyrenees hiking adventure on the…

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12 Essential Things to Do in Antigua, Guatemala

There is little chance of running out of things to do in Antigua, Guatemala. Antigua, the “Land of Eternal Spring” is Guatemala’s top tourist destination. Charming colonial buildings, crumbling cathedrals,…

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The Best Beaches in Malaysia – Sun and Sand in Malaysia

The best beaches in Malaysia are a flight away! Malaysia is a must-visit Southeast Asian country for anyone looking to immerse themselves in a place marked by rich heritage, colorful…

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When is the Best Time of the Year to Visit Prague?

Are you wondering when the best time to visit Prague and the rest of the Czech Republic is?  If you’re having trouble deciding when to visit Prague, fear not. The…

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15 Perfect Things to Do in Port Aransas, Texas

Looking for things to do in Port Aransas? Situated on Mustang Island off the Texas coast, Port Aransas is a charming waterfront city in the Gulf of Mexico. Home to…

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Ultimate Guide to Skiing in Switzerland – Best Swiss Slopes and Resorts

Have you dreamed of skiing in Switzerland? We’re right there with you, so we hired a local expert to help us create this in-depth guide to all things skiing in…

How to Maintain Your Yoga While Traveling

Want to keep up your yoga while traveling? Yoga lovers do not despair. There is no reason to eschew your practice when traveling! In fact, maintaining a practice on the…

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8 Smashing Day Trips From San Diego You NEED to Take!

The best day trips from San Diego are just a short drive away! Spanish conquistador Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was the first European to step foot on the West Coast of…

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The Perfect 3 Week Peru Itinerary – Planning a Peru Trip

Planning your trip and looking for the perfect 3 week Peru itinerary? You’ve come to the right place.  Peru is the perfect destination for the adventurous traveler, no matter what…

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11 Creative Things to Do in Carmel California

There are plenty of things to do in Carmel California for lovers of fine dining, interesting architecture, and seaside activities! This quaint artist town on California’s central coast is an…

Packing Lists For Long Term Travel – His & Hers

Trying to figure out what to pack for a long term trip can be vexing. Space is limited and you can only bring as much as you can carry.  You never…

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Ten Things All Great Hostels Have in Common

Traveling on a budget means you will likely be staying in hostels for at least a portion of your journey. The trick to enjoying your stay is knowing how to…

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17 Kewl Things to Do in Krakow Poland! – Massive 2023 Guide

Lovers of history and charming old town squares will find plenty of things to do in Krakow.  Visit Krakow and you’ll quickly see what we mean. The city is filled…

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How Much does a Trip to Paris Cost? – Planning a Paris Vacation

How much does a trip to Paris cost? The short answer is – not as much as you might think. Among the many great cities of Europe, Paris has a…

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A Snow Day in Prague – The Best of Winter in Prague

There is something truly special about a snow day in Prague. “With luck, it might even snow for us”, says Haruki Murakami in his book After Dark. Was he talking…

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Things to Do in Lake Atitlan Guatemala – San Pedro La Laguna

Lovers of beautiful lake vistas, stunning volcanic panoramas, and all things water-related will find plenty of things to do in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Lake Atitlán is referred to as “Eden…

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Best Child Friendly Restaurants and Pubs in Prague

Looking for a child-friendly restaurant or pub in Prague? We got your back.  When people think of Prague, they think of beer, nightlife, and beautiful history and architecture. While all…

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Miami on a Budget – A Backpacker Guide to Miami

Visiting Miami on a budget isn’t the easiest thing ever, but it is definitely possible if you know where to look! Miami’s undeniable allure lies in its white-sand beaches, vibrant…

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16 Best Sightseeing Attractions in Budapest For First Time Visitors

If you are a first-time visitor looking to make sure you don’t miss out on the top sightseeing attractions in Budapest you’ve come to the right place! We LOVE Budapest…

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18 Groovy Things to Do in Vienna – Exploring Austria

Lovers of history, architecture, and music will have plenty of things to do in Vienna. And those of you who enjoy delicious pastries, fine coffee, and strolling through museums will…

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5 Alluring and Best Beaches in Algarve, Portugal

Are you guys looking for the best beaches in Algarve to get your vitamin D on? If you are lusting after some quality sun, sand, and sea, the Algarve coast…

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The Ultimate Budget Travel Guide to Prague 2023

We have spent years living in Prague, and during our time we prepared a Prague travel guide to get you started on exploring this amazing city! Rare is a city…

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Things to Do in Pilsen Czech Republic – Day Trips from Prague

There are more things to do in Pilsen Czech Republic than you can shake a mug of beer at!  Welcome to Pilsen Czech Republic, the birthplace of Pilsner beer. The…

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Exploring Zizkov – Getting Off the Beaten Path in Prague

Anyone looking to explore off the beaten path in Prague needs to start with the neighborhood of Zizkov. “Gritty”. “Offbeat”. “Unorthodox”. “Zizkov”. Not exactly the first words that come to…

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Is Prague Expensive? How Much Does a Trip to Prague Cost?

Is Prague expensive to visit? Seeing as how we’ve lived here for the last 4 years we get this question a LOT! Have you always wanted to visit Prague but…

Visiting Meteora, Greece – Guide to the Meteora Monasteries

Welcome to astonishing Meteora, Greece. We were absolutely astounded by our time in Meteora. Few places have left such a profound imprint on us. Words fail to describe the beauty…

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13 Yummiest and Best Brunch Places in Prague

Looking for the best places to have brunch in Prague? Are you a brunch enthusiast? So are we. A stereotypically American concept invoking fantasies of bottomless mimosas and endless amounts…

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Best Things to Do in Olomouc, Czech Republic

While this city is totally underrated, a curious traveler will find loads of things to do in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The Czech Republic (or Czechia, as some are calling it)…

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Three Outdoor Activities to Try in the Swiss Alps (That Aren’t Skiing)

Ah, Switzerland. Land of pristine alpine views, neutrality, and chocolate. When we think about Switzerland we tend to think of towering snow-capped peaks, with views that stretch for days. And…

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Best Travel Shoes for Walking, Hiking, Swimming & More!

Looking for a great pair of travel shoes for walking around exciting new destinations?  We’ve walked on four different continents and in fifty different countries. So we truly know the…

Free Things To Do in Pai, Thailand

You don’t have to look far to find a ton of cool things to do in Pai, Thailand. Pai is located 150 kilometers, and seemingly a world away, from the…

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Best Hikes in Spain – 7 Great Hikes You Might Not Know About

Are you looking for the best hikes in Spain? You’ve come to the right place.  Quick, what are the first things that come to mind when you think of Spain?…

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18 Nifty Things to Do in New Braunfels Texas

Planning a trip to America’s deep south and looking for the best things to do in New Braunfels? You’ve come to the right place.  Founded by German settlers in 1845,…

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Visiting the Kutna Hora Bone Church From Prague

Visiting the Kutna Hora Bone Church and other sites in Kutna Hora is undoubtedly one of the more interesting day trips you can take from Prague. The Czech Republic is…

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Ten Tips For Cooking In Hostel Kitchens – Budget Travel

Staying in hostels is a great way to save money, for many reasons. The relatively inexpensive prices for dorm beds are an obvious advantage of hostels over hotels for backpackers…

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5 of the Best Hikes in Oregon You Can’t Miss Out On!

Are you looking for the best hikes in Oregon? Oregon is one of the most beautiful states in the entire country. As a nature lover’s paradise, it is home to…

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12 Sensational Things to Do in Santa Maria, CA

Lovers of wine, tacos, and the outdoors will find plenty of things to do in Santa Maria, California.  Situated on California’s central coast, between Pismo Beach and Santa Barbra, the…

5 Landscapes You Had No Idea Were in Morocco

When most people think of Morocco they have one image – rolling sand dunes on a never-ending desert, stretching further than the eye can see. This, however, is not the…

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8 Best Day Trips from Budapest Hungary – 2023

When visiting Hungary’s capital don’t miss out on these awesome day trips from Budapest! Budapest is a fascinating city, and to say that there is plenty to see, do, eat,…

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The Best Beaches Near Faro, Portugal – Faro Beach Vacations

Wondering what the best beaches near Faro Portugal are?  The southern coast of Portugal is called the Algarve coast. Algarve attracts thousands of visitors with its stunning, sandy beaches, its…

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Living in Prague – 25 Weird & Wonderful Things

We’ve called this city home for years and have noticed a few unusual things about living in Prague. Some are weird, some are wonderful, and some are downright confusing. Why…

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21 Heavenly Things to Do in Helen, Georgia

Looking for things to do in Helen? We’re here to help! Helen, Georgia is a quaint, Bavarian-themed mountain village offering a wealth of things to do in nearly any season….

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19 Lovely Things to Do in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Looking for things to do in Baton Rouge? We’ve got you! So, you’re headed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sweet! You’re in for a treat. As the capital of Louisiana, New…

Why I Got Laser Eye Surgery in South Korea

Many people have asked me why I decided to get laser eye surgery in South Korea. When I answer the question, I always start right back at the beginning. One…

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5 Reasons to Visit Sarajevo – Things to Do in Sarajevo

Wedged between a horrifying past and a hopeful future, Sarajevo is a unique gem of a city. As such, there are a ton of reasons to visit Sarajevo. They say…

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What Are the Best Thermal Baths in Budapest Hungary?

Thermal baths in Budapest are one of the city’s most alluring draws. There is no other capital in the world as rich in thermal water as Budapest! There are many…

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10 Cheap or Free Things to Do in Taipei, Taiwan

Wondering if there are free things to do in Taipei, Taiwan? Good news! The short answer is yes, there are a bunch of cool and free things to do in…

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Essential Things to Do in Bratislava, Slovakia

Looking for things to do in Bratislava?  One of Europe’s smallest and newest capitals, Bratislava Slovakia retains an authentic provincial charm harmoniously blended with a dynamic, modern outlook. There are…

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Ten Terrific Things to Do in Bocas del Toro Panama

There are literally too many awesome things to do in Bocas del Toro to list. But we tried anyway. Looking for beaches and affordable Caribbean beauty? Looking for a winter destination…

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Guide to Public Transport in Budapest – Navigate Like a Local!

Visiting Hungary and wondering how the public transport in Budapest works?  If you’re an American and this is your first time in Europe there’s something you may have noticed. Europe…

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…

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12 Ideal Things to Do in Idaho Falls

Looking for things to do in Idaho Falls?  The state of Idaho is super underrated when it comes to planning a vacation. We won’t judge if potatoes are the first…

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Six Free Things to Do in Montreal – A Mini Guide

Are you guys looking for things to do in Montreal? Montreal is a city with potential to appeal to a wide range of visitors. There is something in Montreal to…

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Getting Off the Beaten Path in Prague – Massive 2023 Guide

There is SO much value in getting off the beaten path in Prague.  We have lived in Prague for almost three years now. It has become our “home base” in…

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Taking a Slovenia Road Trip – 10 Day Itinerary

Fancy a road trip in gorgeous Slovenia? So did I! Slovenia has been on my bucket list for years. I’ve heard many tales of its beauty from other travelers, but…

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21 Photos That Will Make You Want to Move to Prague

You’ll want to move to Prague after you see these photos. You’ve been warned! There are many cities in the world, but only one of them is Prague. When we…

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13 Glorious Things to Do in Galveston Texas!

Anyone visiting will find a whole mess of cool things to do in Galveston, Texas.  Don’t let its small size fool you. This funky city is overflowing with stunning Victorian…

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Off the Beaten Path in Vienna – A Local’s List of Things to Do

After exploring the most obvious places and attractions in the Imperial city it really pays to get off the beaten path in Vienna. Vienna was recently declared the world’s most…

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15 of the Best Cities to Live in Europe for Expats

What are the best cities to live in Europe for expats? As expats living in Europe, we asked ourselves that same question a few years ago.  Are you considering moving…

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The Best Walking Tours in Amsterdam

Are you guys thinking of ditching the bicycle for a few hours and taking a walking tour while in Amsterdam? When most people think of this canal-crossed city, they imagine…

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Top Tips for Flying Ryanair from Paris, France

Are you flying Ryanair from Paris soon? Buget airlines rules. They make traveling around Europe so much cheaper than it used to be. For backpackers not using trains to get…

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The Best Cheap and Free Walking Tours in Prague

There are many “free” walking tours in Prague. But which one is the best fit for you?  Prague has an unorthodox layout, which makes navigating even with a GPS on…

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Fairy Tale Autumn in Cesky Krumlov – Day Trips From Prague

Looking for the perfect day trip from Prague? Look no further than Cesky Krumlov.  Historic, pristine, and wonderfully picturesque, Cesky Krumlov is a must-visit destination in the Czech Republic. Cesky…

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Hiking the Annapurna Circuit – 11 Days on the Trail in 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 a thousand times, and answered in…

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The Best Food and Farmers Markets in Prague

Prague is home to many awesome food and farmer’s markets.  Are you a foodie visiting Prague? If so, you’re in luck! Once predominantly known for its meat and cream-heavy dishes,…

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26 Best Bars in Prague – Local’s Guide to Drinking in Prague

Where are the best bars in Prague? We’re glad you asked.  The capital city of the Czech Republic is a red hot tourist destination, and for good reason. We have…

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The Best Spas in Prague – Luxury and Wellness in Prague

Looking to pamper yourself at one of the best spas in Prague? We’re here to help! From medieval castles and astronomical clocks to pub crawls and beer gardens, there’s no…

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17 of the Best London Food Markets – Eating Out London

Are you looking for the best London food markets in the city? You’ve come to the right place. We’re all about that London street market scene, and we can’t wait…

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How Much Does a Trip to Japan Cost?

Japan is one of the world’s favorite tourist destinations. It has rich culture, fantastic food, and beautiful landscapes. It’s top of the travel list for many people. Despite all it…

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16 Quiet Places in London to Just Chill – Relax in London

London has it all. The hustle and bustle of this famous city is legendary. However, London also has some great places to chill and relax that you might not know…

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Complete Guide to Visiting Karlstejn Castle Near Prague

Beautiful Karlstejn Castle happens to be located very close to Prague. If you are looking for a great day trip from Prague it’s hard to beat Karlstejn Castle. The awe-inspiring…

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Gay Berlin Guide – LGBT Bars, Clubs, and Parties in Berlin!

Out of all the cities in Europe, Germany’s capital is a queer haven. With a very alternative, liberal population and a world-famous underground scene, being LGBT in Berlin is accepted…

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Prague River Cruises – Guide to the Best Prague Boat Tours

If you are looking for a slightly different way of exploring the city taking a river cruise in Prague might be the way to go.  During your visit to Prague,…

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The Most Beautiful Parks in Prague – Prague Parks Guide

As long-time residents, we have spent many hours exploring Prague parks. We’re so inspired by the beauty found within them that we decided to write a guide to our favorite…

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29 of the Best Cafes in Prague – 2023 Neighborhood Guide

Looking for the best cafes in Prague? As caffeine addicts, we feel very qualified to help! When it comes to Prague cafes the city is full of them but choose…

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Visiting Prague Castle – Everything To Know Before You Go

For its fascinating history and centuries-old architecture visiting Prague Castle should be at the top of every tourist’s list of things to do in Prague! On a hill high above…

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6 Unmissable Beer Spas in Prague and the Czech Republic!

Looking for the best beer spas in Prague? As the birthplace of Pilsner, it’s not surprising that beer is a major part of Czech culture. The Czech Republic consumes more…

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Best of Prague Nightlife – How to Party in Prague at Night

Whether you’re a backpacker, a short-term tourist, or on a romantic honeymoon there is no shortage of things to do in Prague at night. Prague’s nightlife is diverse enough to…

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19 of the Absolute Best Breweries in Cincinnati

Looking for the best breweries in Cincinnati? Thirsty as we are, we sure were. What we found was far more than we expected.  When you think of Ohio, your mind…

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Over 20 Essential Cheap (or Free) Things To Do In London!

If you are visiting London on a small budget we have some great news, travelers! There are some cheap or free things you can do in London! As one of…

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13 Scrumptious Things to Do in Sandusky Ohio

Looking for things to do in Sandusky? We got you covered!  Ohio tends to fly under the radar when people think of planning vacations. After all, what is there to…

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Gettting From Prague to Budapest – Planes, Trains, Bikes and More

Are you guys looking to travel from Prague to Budapest? Or the other way around? We’ve made the trip a bunch of times ourselves and we’re here to help!  Be…

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19 of the Best Road Trips From Dallas Texas

What are the best road trips you can take from Dallas?  Dallas is a lively city with tons to do. Sometimes, however, it’s good to escape for the day or…

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Awesome Things to Do in Guatape, Colombia – A Hidden Gem

Lovers of small-town flavor, spectacular views, and water-related activities will find plenty of things to do in Guatape, Colombia. Guatape is, in our humble opinion, one of the coolest small…

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5 of the Best Ski Resorts in Spain

Looking for the best ski resorts in Spain?  If you ask the millions of tourists who go to Spain each year skiing may not be among the top reasons they…

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Exploring South Moravia – A Czech Wine and Culture Tour

If you think the Czech Republic is all about the beer, think again. There IS such a thing as Czech wine…and it’s quite good! One visit to South Moravia will…

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18 of the Best Beaches in Europe – 2023 Beach Lover’s Guide

Are you searching for the best beaches Europe has to offer? With a wide variety of landscapes and climates, Europe is home to many unique beaches.  We’ll introduce you to…

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21 Delightful Things to Do in Dresden, Germany

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The Best Hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark Save money while visiting the capital of Denmark by staying in one of the best hostels in Copenhagen! There are many Copenhagen hostels to…

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The Best Hostels in Florence – Italy on a Budget

The Best Hostels in Florence, Italy Are you looking for the best hostels in Florence? While the city has a lot of them not every Florence hostel is created equal….

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The BEST HOSTELS in Barcelona – Spain on a Budget

Looking for the best hostels in Barcelona? While there are many, not every Barcelona hostel is created equal. Out of all the Barcelona hostels around we’ve picked out what we…

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BEST Hostels in Miami & Miami Beach – Florida on a Budget

The Best Hostels in Miami – A Guide to Miami Hostels Are you looking for the best hostels Miami has to offer?  There are plenty of hostels in Miami, but…

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The BEST Hostels in Brno Czech Republic – An Expert Guide

The Best Hostels in Brno, Czech Republic If you’re looking for the best hostels in Brno, then you’ve come to the right place! While there are a more than a…

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The Best Hostels in Poznan, Poland – Explore Poland on a Budget

Looking for the best hostels in Poznan?  Situated in the north-western part of Poland, the picturesque city of Poznan should definitely be on your list of places to visit in…

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The Best Hostels in Frankfurt – Germany on a Budget

The Best Hostels in Frankfurt Looking for the best hostels in Frankfurt? You’ve come to the right place! While there are a bunch of mediocre options to choose from we…

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The Best Hostels in Santiago, Chile – Backpacking South America

The Best Hostels in Santiago, Chile Not sure where to begin looking for the best hostels in Santiago? While there are many Santiago hostels to pick from not all of…

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The Best Hostels in Playa del Carmen Mexico

The Best Hostels in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Looking for the best hostels in Playa del Carmen? While the number of Playa del Carmen hostels is quite high, a lot…

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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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Where to Stay in Brno – A Brno Accommodations Guide

Trying to decide where to stay in Brno? We’re here to help by compiling and listing some of the best Brno accommodations, sorted by budget! First of all, there are…

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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…

Exploring Iceland – A Majestic Photo Tour

Join us in exploring Iceland with this beautiful photo tour by Matt Parry. Welcome to Iceland! I consider myself a seasoned traveler but I have to admit that Iceland was…

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10 of the Best Boutique Hotels in Madrid – Explore Spain in Style

If you’re on the lookout for some fantastic Madrid hotels then you’re in the right place. We’ve compiled a list of the best boutique hotels in Madrid to give you…

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Where to Stay in Vienna – The BEST Hotels in Vienna

Where to Stay in Vienna – Best Hotels in Vienna There are a lot of great hotels in Vienna…and a lot of stinkers as well. The Austrian capital city charms…

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Is Traveling With Kids Hard? – Ten Tips

How hard is traveling with kids? There is a common misconception that travel ends the moment you have kids. This could not be further from the truth! Traveling with kids…

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Gifts for People Who Travel – A Travel Gift Guide

Great Gifts for People Who Travel Looking for a great gift for the traveler in your life? Trying to find the perfect birthday, anniversary, or holiday gift for someone is…

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Things to Do in Nicaragua – Backpacking Pacific Central America

There are a lot more things to do in Nicaragua than might first meet the eye! The Pacific coast of Nicaragua offers budget travelers a host of sights, activities, and…

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How to Avoid Spending Money in Airports – Budget Travel 101

Budget Travel 101- Spending Less Money at Airports Airports are expensive. Like, literally everywhere. Show us an airport with affordable food and drink and it will be the first one…

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Things to Do in Queenstown New Zealand on a Budget

Things to Do in Queenstown New Zealand on a Budget While it can be a bit tricky it IS possible to find a good assortment of things to do in…

Tips for Riding the New York City Subway System

Need a bit of help getting around the New York City Subway system? Well we’re here to help! Home to one of the largest subway system in the world, New…

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….

Scottish Landscape Photography – Reflections of a Scottish Photographer

Scottish landscape photographer Karen Thorburn joins us to share her musings about Scotland, and photography.  I really admire the backpacking lifestyle. I’m writing this on the train en route from…

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Thailand to Cambodia Border Crossing – How to Avoid These 8 Scams at the Border

The Thailand to Cambodia Border Crossing is filled with scams. Here’s how to avoid and the best way to cross the border pain free! Border crossings can sometimes be a…

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Spend Less in Kuala Lumpur – 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 answer…varies….

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Things to Do in Playa del Carmen – Exploring Mexico

Say hello to Playa del Carmen, Cancun’s trendy European step-sister. No longer a secret, this once tiny fishing town has exploded in popularity in recent years. Playa is so trendy, in…

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The Best Carry On Bag For Travel

Traveling soon? Need a small, high quality, and lightweight carry on bag? Then the Osprey Ozone is exactly what you’re looking for! This summer we’ve used Prague as a base…

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Best Hostels in Colombia – The Dreamer Hostels

What happens when two close friends leave Italy together to backpack around the world, fall in love with Colombia, and open a hostel there? They fulfill a dream and they…

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Affordable Travel – Traveling on a Budget, The Basics

One of the most common misconceptions about travel is that it has to be expensive. Many people, when told of our plans to leave New York City and travel the…

Overtourism in Barcelona – Why You Should Come and Why You Should Leave

Like many other amazing cities in Europe overtourism in Barcelona is a growing concern for locals. We visited Barcelona many times and have seen the effects of its popularity first…

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Why We Love Our Osprey Sojourn Backpack

Traveling soon? Can’t decide between a backpack and rolling luggage? The Osprey Sojourn Backpack might be exactly what you’re looking for! In the past two and a half years we…

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Where to Stay Bangkok: Budget to Luxury Accommodation Options

Where to Stay in Bangkok Looking for the best hotels in Bangkok? As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok hosts millions of tourists each and every year. As a result Bangkok…

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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…

6 Things You Might Not Know About Iran

  Things You Didn’t Know About Iran Iran is often mentioned on Western news outlets, but what do you REALLY know about this ancient country? “Iran; friendly faces, open arms,…

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5 Healthy Reasons to Go Scuba Diving on Your Next Trip

Scuba diving is both an adventure and a healthy sport. Scuba diving offers you an unforgettable experience as you explore the wonder of life underwater. Apart from the entertainment and fun…

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Mosaic House: Responsible Travel in Prague

Responsible Travel in Prague Before you even set foot inside Mosaic House you’ll notice all the cool art installations in front of the building. Enter the hostel and you will find modern…

Solo Female Travel in Asia: A Quick and Dirty Guide

Asia isn’t necessarily known for being a female-friendly travel destination. Stories of gang rape in India and sex tourism in Thailand might make the average solo female traveler think twice…

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Prague on a Budget – Exploring the Czech Republic

Is exploring Prague on a budget possible?  Traveling around Europe on a budget can be a difficult undertaking. You might find yourself burning through your funds faster than intended in…

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Lake Atitlan on a Budget – San Pedro la Laguna

How much goes it cost to travel to, and explore, Lake Atitlan in Guatamala? From Mayan ruins, green mountains, and towering volcanoes to colonial towns and bustling markets Guatemala begs…

The Exclusions of All-Inclusive Resorts

“Why are all-inclusive resorts bad?” people tend to ask me when I speak out against them. It’s a good question, and I’m glad it is being asked. Let’s look at…

Just a Pack Live Radio Interview on CJAD 800 Montreal

Traveling tends to push us out of our comfort zone. Sometimes running a travel site can do that too.Today Randi represented Just a Pack in her first ever live interview…

How Travel Can Trump Hate – How to Beat Donald Trump

(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…

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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….

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London – A Gallery by Dan Murray

I met Dan late one London evening while taking a stroll across the iconic Tower Bridge. I walked by him just as a time-lapsed photo appeared on the display of…

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…

An American Expat in Greece

David and his wife Maria. When traveling around the world sometimes you come across a place that makes you stop and think “Hey, I could live here!”. For that reason…

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What Are the Best Day Trips From Berlin?

When visiting Germany’s capital city don’t miss out on some of the best day trips from Berlin! Berlin is a fascinating city, full stop. To say that there is plenty…

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 this small island in Thailand, killing upwards of 2,000 people, and causing massive structural damage. 75% of…

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Blue Cave Split Guide – All You Need to Know

Visiting Croatia and looking for a Blue Cave Split Guide? We’re here to help! When you think of beach destinations in Europe, most people think of Spain, Portugal, or Greece….