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Drinking Festivals: How to Stay Safe and Stress-Free

Drinking Festivals: How to Stay Safe and Stress-Free

It’s that time of year again. The time of year where we travel to places and then get completely trashed while enjoying the local spirits. Actually, that pretty much happens all year round.

The History of Skymall

The History of Skymall

Need a floating poker table? How about a bug vacuum? Maybe you’re in the market for a laser hair growth helmet or a cure for the common shingles? It’s hard finding basic products like these and nearly impossible to find them all in one place. Luckily, there’s Skymall

Hunting With Mongolian Eagles

Hunting With Mongolian Eagles

You know what some badasses around the world do to stay alive? They hunt for animals using other animals. When you travel halfway around the

How to Dodge Dodgy Train Mates

How to Dodge Dodgy Train Mates

Trains provide an alternative mode of transport that bypasses long security lines, turbulence, and flight attendants annoyingly fixated on a) the length of your skirt

Careers for People Who Love to Travel

Careers for People Who Love to Travel

Unless you’re independently wealthy, traveling the world requires juggling free time and work. That is, unless you combine the two. If you spend most of

Airport Amenity Awards

Airport Amenity Awards

Any frequent air traveler understands the value of airport amenities – and many pride themselves on knowing where to find the best of the best. Here

Why Fall is the Best Time to Visit the Dolomites

Why Fall is the Best Time to Visit the Dolomites

In northeastern Italy, in a mountain range slid neatly between Austria and Switzerland, there is an overlooked corner of Italian wine country. It does nothave the lush, easy feeling of Tuscany’s gentle hills.

5 Necessary Skills for International Travel

5 Necessary Skills for International Travel

You’ve done it! You’ve planned your exciting European/South American/North African backpacking trip and the world is your oyster. I’m sure you’ve thought of

The Joys of Living Out of Your Backpack

The Joys of Living Out of Your Backpack

As much as I wish it were the case, I’m not currently traveling. I’m sitting in my apartment that has two bedrooms and a whole

Alternatives to Oktoberfest

Alternatives to Oktoberfest

The Munich Oktoberfest, Germany’s most infamous beer festival, has a place of prominence on many a traveler’s bucket list. And while it has earned the