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Top Travel Apps For Your Smartphone

Top Travel Apps For Your Smartphone

Travelling around with a smartphone can sometimes seem a bit silly, especially when you are going to the bathroom in a hole in the ground.  But the reality is that there are many apps out there that make your travels significantly easier and worry free.

The Worst Places to Be Imprisoned Abroad

The Worst Places to Be Imprisoned Abroad

Due to a long winter in the Pacific Northwest and a lackadaisical work schedule, I have filled too much of my time watching “Locked Up Abroad”. While the rain dripped and the sun hid (for three straight weeks), “at least I’m not in Malaysian prison” I reassured myself.

5 Things You Should Do Before Traveling to Africa

5 Things You Should Do Before Traveling to Africa

We never want to discourage spontaneous travel plans, but there are a few preliminary steps you should take before your trip to Africa. A little forethought and careful consideration could save your trip from turning into an international catastrophe.

5 Adventurers to Make You Feel Pathetic

5 Adventurers to Make You Feel Pathetic

Nothing says adventure like sitting at your computer and reading about the awesome accomplishments of others. If you’re looking to revel in your lack of activity, consider a few champions. If nothing else, they may inspire you to go do something.

What to Do When a Police Officer Demands a Bribe in a Foreign Country

What to Do When a Police Officer Demands a Bribe in a Foreign Country

This article features worldwide corruption statistics and tips for travelers who encounter sticky situations with the law when they go abroad. But first, a true story:

6 Small Towns in Central America to Slow Down Your Life

6 Small Towns in Central America to Slow Down Your Life

Modern life seems to be moving in a direction of fast paced multitasking and constant activity. As smart phones and computers continue to consume more and more time in our lives,

Tips for Finding Real Buried Treasure

Tips for Finding Real Buried Treasure

Earlier this month, archaeologists unearthed a stockpile of gold coins, silver jewelry and other valuables that were buried more than 2,000 years ago in what is now Ukraine. Last year, two ‘amateur treasure hunters’ tracked down a stash of ancient coins worth more than $15 million in southern France.

6 Tips for Staying Warm While Backpacking

6 Tips for Staying Warm While Backpacking

The winter months can be intimidating when it comes to hiking and backpacking. While many of us head out to the slopes or trudge along on snowshoes, a few diehards take to the trails despite wind, rain, and snow.

Packable Wine

Packable Wine

Nothing is more luxurious than a glass of wine after a long day of traveling. It’s classy, it’s elegant, it’s something your mom would approve of, or maybe not.

7 Places you Need to Take a Road Trip

7 Places you Need to Take a Road Trip

Getting some friends together, jumping in the car and heading out into the unknown is one of the most adventurous and fun things to do.