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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; [...]

Why I Travel With a Coffee Pot (And 5 other things to bring while travelling)

Why I Travel With a Coffee Pot (And 5 other things to bring while travelling)

Why I Travel With a Coffee Pot (and 5 Other Things to Bring While Traveling) Sure I bring a camera, alarm clock, charger, phone and power converters but they are nothing of importance compared to that tiny little portable coffee pot I have learned to carry. The kicker is: I [...]

The World’s 7 Least Honest Cities

The World’s 7 Least Honest Cities

Traveling fills hearts and heads with lavish visions of food, frolics and fun. As humans, we make mistakes and accidently leave behind our possessions, in hopes that an honest individual will return our wallet, keys or passport. The dark side of tourism, theft, happens and instills fear and anguish. These [...]

11 Tips to Avoid Jetlag

11 Tips to Avoid Jetlag

Yuck, jet lag.  We all know the name, but do we know what it actually is?  Well the technical name is desynchronosis and it is a temporary sleeping disorder commonly associated with being generally very miserable.  Your sleep is off, you feel like crap, and it can really put a [...]

America’s Best Pancakes

America’s Best Pancakes

Pancakes. There’s something fluffy and magical about pancakes that makes Americans go “craving” on Saturday mornings. From buttermilk to blueberry, these hot cakes are convincing palates from Seattle to Hawaii. Get ready to dive into a tall stack of America’s best pancakes. 5 Spot | Seattle, WA Traditional are delicious, [...]

GET LOST in…Tasmania

GET LOST in…Tasmania

Welcome to this week’s edition of GET LOST.  Every week, I will analyze a new city that you might not have thought of visiting, and highlight the reasons you might travel and enjoy this new location! Where is Tasmania? Australia—it’s an island on the southernmost tip of the continent Best [...]

8 of the World’s Coolest Themed Bars

8 of the World’s Coolest Themed Bars

It’s hard to travel anyplace in the the world without encountering some sort of watering hole. But a themed bar? You won’t just find those anywhere. Here are some of our favorite themed drinking establishments across the globe. Baobab Bar (Limpopo, South Africa) The 72-foot-high, 6,000-year-old Sunland Baobab ― one [...]

How to Pack a Surfboard for Air Travel

How to Pack a Surfboard for Air Travel

Surf travel can be rough on your gear. Airline workers, cab drivers, and minibus operators have better things to do than worry about your pintail. If you think you can explain the proper method of attaching a board to a tuk-tuk in perfect Indonesian, then go for it, but a [...]