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The Best Travel Accessories for Your iPad

The Best Travel Accessories for Your iPad

I love my iPad. As a travel blogger with a lovely, but very heavy computer, this little tablet has made my life easier and my shoulder much happier.

Must Have Items for the Hostel Traveler

Must Have Items for the Hostel Traveler

While I definitely wouldn’t turn down a night in a five star hotel, I love staying in hostels…which is good because I’m still at that point in my traveling career where my budget necessitates either hostelling or couchsurfing.

The Last 10 World Cup Finals Stadiums

The Last 10 World Cup Finals Stadiums

Soccer/football (depending on where you’re reading this from) is the most popular sport on the planet. What makes it so popular is that all you need is a ball to play, so every country

How Not to Spend Christmas Alone While Traveling

How Not to Spend Christmas Alone While Traveling

If you grew up celebrating Christmas, it can be a bit of a downer to find yourself alone in a hotel room on Christmas Day, reminiscing over past Christmas celebrations, and missing your friends and

Favorite Holiday Drinks from Around the World

Favorite Holiday Drinks from Around the World

It’s the holiday season, our favorite time of year to mix alcohol with…just about everything. One of the best parts of traveling during this time of year is getting to sample the local holiday

Six Meats to Try While Traveling Abroad

Six Meats to Try While Traveling Abroad

One pleasure that comes from travel is the opportunity to try all sorts of new things. Whether you’re interested in skydiving, shopping in a bizarre, or trying new foods, traveling often encourages us to test our limits.

The 7 Most Expensive Hotels in the World

The 7 Most Expensive Hotels in the World

Spending the night in an exotic location with all the comforts of home is an experience that almost everyone on this planet can appreciate and enjoy.

Dispatch From Seat B, Aisle 19

Dispatch From Seat B, Aisle 19

I’m writing this from seat B, aisle 19. I’m wedged between a middle-aged Dutch woman and an older American man. This is all I know about them and all I am likely to glean.

Countries with the Most Vacation Days

Countries with the Most Vacation Days

For the working person there is one word that brings more pleasure to the ears than any other, and that is the word VACATION! All over the world people are counting down the days and

Tips on Irresponsibility: Sell All Your Belongings and Go On an Insane Adventure

Tips on Irresponsibility: Sell All Your Belongings and Go On an Insane Adventure

Soon the holidays will be over and the post festival hangover will begin. So if you’re like me, you’ve already begun planning the amazing, life-altering, fantastical adventure of a lifetime. Anything to get you through, right?