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Best Travel Books of All Time

Best Travel Books of All Time

Searching for an American classic? Or maybe some inspirational writing that makes you live vicariously through the tales? Throughout the many years of reading, thousands of travel books have hit the market. However, there are a handful of classics that may take you on a journey through the Sahara Desert [...]

Accessories to Make Your Holiday Travels More Bearable

Accessories to Make Your Holiday Travels More Bearable

Between long security lines and crowded airports to weather-related flight delays, holiday travel can be a major hassle. Thankfully, you can mitigate some of the stress by packing the following items in your carry-on bag. Sleep for Success! Travel Pillow When unfolded, this down pillow designed by Dr. James B. [...]

Self-Reliant Pets for Frequent Travelers

Self-Reliant Pets for Frequent Travelers

Just because you love to capitalize on your vacation time and visit distant lands on a regular basis doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to own a pet. However, not all animals are suited for solitude. Here are a few self-sufficient critters that will fare just fine while you’re away [...]

Thanukkah: When Two Holidays Collide

Thanukkah: When Two Holidays Collide

Why is this happening? Who is pissed off about it? Who is happy? What kinds of foods will we eat? Can I buy a Turkey-shaped Menorah online? These two holidays combined create a lot of questions, but the fact is, it’s the first time since the year 1888 that Thanukkah has occurred. [...]

FAA Issues New Rules for In-Flight Electronic Devices

FAA Issues New Rules for In-Flight Electronic Devices

On Oct. 31, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced major amendments to the agency’s long-standing rule against the use of portable electronic devices during takeoffs and landings. For anyone who enjoys rocking out to their ‘Air Travel Playlist’ or watching an episode of their favorite TV show during arguably the [...]

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Worlds Wackiest Hotels

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No – it’s a hotel? If you’ve ever thought about a unique vacation experience, now is your chance. Get ready to explore some of the world’s wackiest hotels and vacation rentals. From sleeping in a jet plane to a windmill, the mind-blowing hotels are [...]

6 Tips for Writing for In-Flight Magazines

6 Tips for Writing for In-Flight Magazines

In-flight magazines are one of the most underrated publication sectors in the industry. While most people cast them as inane, repetitive drivel, some in-flights do great work and surprise passengers who give them a chance. If you’re looking for a new place to focus your budding writing career, in-flights might [...]

The Top 6 Treks in Peru Beyond the Inca Trail

The Top 6 Treks in Peru Beyond the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is undoubtably on many traveler and trekkers life list trips, if not at the top. But Peru, which is roughly twice the size of Texas, has enough awe-inspiring trips to fill it’s own bucket list from the deepest canyons in the world, to towering [...]

7 Travel Tips for Visiting Nepal

7 Travel Tips for Visiting Nepal

Nepal should top any outdoor traveler’s list of places to visit: its whitewater is unparalleled, there are hundreds of miles of singletrack, it’s home to the most famous mountains in the world, and the people are super friendly. If Kathmandu is the next place on your itinerary, check out these [...]

Road Trip Ready – A Comprehensive List of Everything You Need in Your Car

Road Trip Ready – A Comprehensive List of Everything You Need in Your Car

Packing for a true cross-country road trip requires a lot of personal style. Some are expert Tetris players and super organizers and can pack a car so tight that you no longer require seat-belts; other’s play the “open up the hatchback and catch everything you can that spills out” game; [...]