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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 [...]

7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations

7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations

The African safari is a bucket list item for millions of travelers. The following destinations allow visitors to view iconic wildlife and stunning natural features, but they also excel in creating a full-fledged safari experience for their guests. Chobe National Park, Botswana If elephants are your thing, then this game [...]

How to Pack for a Surf Trip to the Tropics

How to Pack for a Surf Trip to the Tropics

Packing for the tropics should be easy. You don’t need much. Still, many people tend to make some serious mistakes when packing for their first surf trips to the tropics. Packing too much can be cumbersome. Packing too little can be deadly. While it’s always tempting to utilize the ol’ [...]

GET LOST: Granada

GET LOST: Granada

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 Granada? Spain—at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains Best Time to [...]

Essential Accessories for Sleeping on Planes

Essential Accessories for Sleeping on Planes

There are many reasons why people struggle to sleep during flights, such as the constant cacophony of mechanical noises, the discomfort of economy-class seats, or general stress brought on by the countless “what if?” scenarios of air travel. Thankfully, there are plenty of solutions, as well. These accessories will help [...]

Best Books About Adventuring on a Budget

Best Books About Adventuring on a Budget

For most of us, both traveling and experiencing adventure are a necessary requirement for a happy life. Also for many of us, finances — or lack thereof — play a significant role in how often we invest in this aspect of our lives. If a tight budget is in the [...]

10 Sexiest Cities

10 Sexiest Cities

Sex is a part of modern-day culture. Cities ‘round the world are known for their sex appeal but some places contain that “je na sais qua.” Eye-catching fashion, appealing architecture and dazzling nightlife crazes sex-filled thoughts day and night. Take a walk down catwalk lane as you strut your stuff [...]

8 Effective and Free Language Learning Programs

8 Effective and Free Language Learning Programs

Learning a new language can open up employment opportunities, reduce stress during international trips, and ― at the very least ― allow you to effectively communicate with a wider swath of the population. And thanks to the advent of interactive online technology, it’s never been easier to add to your [...]