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10 Things to do on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

10 Things to do on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, or U.P. as it is referred to by the locals, is one of the best kept secrets in travel across the entire United States. Not only is it an outstanding wilderness playground for the active, outdoor crowd, it can also offer a quiet, tranquil escape for those [...]

Great Treehouse Resorts of the Pacific Northwest

Great Treehouse Resorts of the Pacific Northwest

Not surprisingly, treehouse resorts are plentiful throughout the Pacific Northwest. Here are a few of our favorite aerial wilderness destinations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. TreeHouse Point, Issaquah, WA Located less than 30 minutes from Seattle proper near the scenic Snoqualmie Valley, TreeHouse Point offers idyllic accommodations within a [...]

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6 Climbing Pit Stops on Your Trip Down the East Coast

The eastern seaboard of the United States provides some of the most unique and beautiful scenery in North America, so it’s no surprise that it’s a popular choice for many road trippers. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need to get out of the car and get your body moving [...]

Awesome Things to Do in ‘The World’s Most Overrated Tourist Destinations’

Awesome Things to Do in ‘The World’s Most Overrated Tourist Destinations’

Earlier this month, The Huffington Post published a list of the 10 most overrated tourist destinations in the world as voted on by the site’s readers. The list yielded some predictable results, as well as a few fairly baffling entries. But the fact is that real travelers give every destination [...]

Six Famous Bars and Cafes In Italy

Six Famous Bars and Cafes In Italy

Italian bars are more than drinking establishments. They are rooms where writers, thinkers, playwrights, and philosophers would meet. Set in the biggest piazza’s they are lofty perches from which some of the greatest minds of our time would document, observe, and debate, in some cases forming some of our most [...]

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Dangerous Outdoor Trips that will Empty Your Wallet

Are you looking to blow your money on something risky? Instead of purchasing the stable life insurance policy, adventure enthusiasts start stacking up the Benjamin’s in hopes for an adrenaline rush. Whether its diving with sharks, or bungee jumping over volcanoes, these risk-taking trips cost a pretty penny.  But for [...]

Simon Yin’s Reasons to Travel to Japan

Simon Yin’s Reasons to Travel to Japan

People always ask me what my favorite destination is…and that is always a hard one for me to answer. Each country has so much to offer in so many different ways, but one of the most unique for me is always Japan. There’s always so much to explore in Tokyo, [...]

Climb Your Way Around Australia

Climb Your Way Around Australia

There’s no place better to reach for the skies than the land down under. Check out some of the best climbing spots in Australia. Mt Arapiles, Victoria It’s nearly impossible to mention rock climbing and Australia in the same sentence without someone bringing up Mt Arapiles. The—somewhat—small mountain hosts over [...]

Six Hidden Secrets of Florence, Italy

Six Hidden Secrets of Florence, Italy

Florence is a city of many secrets. Tucked away between the alleys of the Renaissance City, under the thatched red roofs are alcoves of hidden treasure, linked to this Tuscan town’s rich heritage. History is everywhere, set in the most unsuspecting places, and in the most unassuming buildings. These are [...]

Eat and Sleep Retreats in the Northwest

Eat and Sleep Retreats in the Northwest

Bed and Breakfast inns are fine lodging options, but sometimes what you really want is a bed and dinner that you don’t have to get in a car and drive around looking for. Fortunately, bed and dinner options are growing as small homes and cottages near popular restaurants are increasingly [...]