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10 Essentials to Know for Panama

10 Essentials to Know for Panama

The Central America gem, Panama, is calling your name. Tickets are booked, you’re brushing up on that Spanish and you can already taste that savory arroz con pollo upon your tongue. But then it hits you, “what the hell do I pack?” Pack light This is a #1 no matter […]

Why the ‘Cheapest U.S. Cities’ Ranking is Misleading

Why the ‘Cheapest U.S. Cities’ Ranking is Misleading

Geographical rankings are a little problematic because they often attempt to grade cities, states, or countries on one factor without considering other variables. While technically there might be some merit to the order, the list may not tell the whole story. That’s certainly the case with a new list published […]

Science on the Trail – 3 Apps for Making the World a Better Place

Science on the Trail – 3 Apps for Making the World a Better Place

Do your outdoor activities sometimes feel like a form of selfish indulgence? Well fear not, a line of mobile applications is offering you a way to help the natural world while you marvel at its beauty. Here are three smart phone apps that help organizations learn more about natural history […]

7 Weirdest Drinks from Around the World

7 Weirdest Drinks from Around the World

Hey you, ever drink snake blood? Forget that crisp, tasty beer or sweet caramel apple martini. Why guzzle the same old sugary alcoholic beverages when you can just throw a few bugs, reptiles or rodents into your vodka? Check out 7 of the weirdest drinks from around the world. Placenta Jelly […]

10 Ancient ruins you need to visit

10 Ancient ruins you need to visit

When setting off on your globe trotting adventures, just remember that some of the richest stuff on earth is also the oldest. Ancient ruins remind us not to forget early civilization, a time without modern technology where incredible creativity was used to show passion for culture. These fading monuments tell tales […]

Most Vibrant Pants for the Active Female

Most Vibrant Pants for the Active Female

You see her walking down the street, decked in vibrant colors, which catches the eye. You may think she’s eccentric or quirky, that she maybe, but in reality she’s just keeping up with the fitness trends. The rebirth of hot colors and funky activewear pants smoking hot in the trend […]

Six Vacations Only a Father Could Love

Six Vacations Only a Father Could Love

Summer is upon us and so we break out the great summer travel flicks: Crossroads,Thelma and Louise, and of course, every “Vacation” movie ever made. If you don’t understand what I’m talking about then you are already missing out on the wonderful, family-friendly humor of Chevy Chase. In the “Vacation” […]

Hunting for the Nectar of Immortality

Hunting for the Nectar of Immortality

How far would you go for some of the sweetest sauce on earth? For thousands of years the Rai people of Nepal have taken the business of honey quite seriously and have the art down to a science. Twice a year, honey hunters scale treacherous cliffs with nothing more than […]

Why You Should Hike in Hawaii

Why You Should Hike in Hawaii

When you think about Hawaii, mini umbrellas in frozen tropical drinks come to mind, right?  Flips flops, snorkeling, maybe surfing…the beach in Hawaii is a luring idea.  That is the idea of a “vacation,” getting away and doing nothing for a few weeks, soaking up some sun, maybe flirting with […]

Best Hikes in Colorado National Monument

Best Hikes in Colorado National Monument

By Carolyn Dean Staff Writer Nestled away in the Western Slope of Colorado lays a natural hidden treasure.  The Colorado National Monument pioneered by John Otto in the early 20th century proves to be an adventurer’s goldmine. Thousands of years of erosion have created this area into skyscraping sentinels and sandstone […]