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Best Countries to Booze

Best Countries to Booze

Some of the best travel stories are created from a mixture of boozing stirred with a long night and possibly poured until the next morning. Most of the world has lenient drinking laws as well as long hours with some bars and clubs closing at 5:00am. So if your looking [...]

Dos and Don’ts to a Successful Flight

Dos and Don’ts to a Successful Flight

To some, a successful flight means you arrived alive. To others though, it’s the little things, like getting an extra bag of mini-pretzels that matter. While you can probably forget about that extra bag of pretzels, these other tips may help. Pack it in Do: Pack light is the theme [...]

A Festival in the Clouds: Alma, Colorado

A Festival in the Clouds: Alma, Colorado

There is something in the water around little mountain towns; it just seems to make everyone super friendly. Last weekend I was in such a town called Alma, Colorado. I don’t think I was in the town and out of the car for more than 30 seconds before I felt [...]

Travel For Free (And Actually Have a Great Time)

Travel For Free (And Actually Have a Great Time)

Have you ever considered that there was a time when travelers could meander place to place in their adventuring, picking a farm to work at or a vineyard to pick at, and make a dollar or two to continue their journey?  A time when things were simpler, when someone who [...]

A Different Kind of “Cruise Ship” in British Columbia

A Different Kind of “Cruise Ship” in British Columbia

In most people’s minds, the mention of taking a “cruise” will unfortunately conjure up an image of a megalithic super ship with ice rinks, buffet lines, and shopping, shopping, shopping!  But the word cruise does not pertain to the type of ship, but rather the method of travel without destination. [...]

The Best/Worst Airports for Flight Delays and Cancellations

The Best/Worst Airports for Flight Delays and Cancellations

Whether you love air travel or rank it among the most detestable of human experiences, we can probably all agree that delayed or cancelled flights totally blow. Airline SNAFUs can affect anyone — but according to the FlightStats On-Time Performance Report (June 1-30, 2013), you’re far more (and less) likely [...]

6 Ways to be a Gracious Visitor

6 Ways to be a Gracious Visitor

I live in a world renowned ski resort town that draws two million visitors every year and that relies heavily on tourism as an economic driver. Every day, especially in the winter, I witness tourists interact with the local population, the environment and each other. I see everything from grouchy, [...]

6 Reasons to Consider Medical Tourism

6 Reasons to Consider Medical Tourism

Americans are starting to think outside the box in terms of medical treatment, or should I say, outside the country that is. With soaring costs, ridiculous wait lists, and dissatisfying service, many are traveling to countries where getting the affordable care and treatment needed is not complicated and a breathe [...]

Colorado’s Finest: The Beginner’s Guide to Fourteeners

Colorado’s Finest: The Beginner’s Guide to Fourteeners

Climbing a mountain is no small feat, especially when the mountain is over 14,000 feet tall. Colorado’s Rocky Mountain’s are home to 54 of the United State’s tallest mountains. Every year, hundreds of daring adventurists make their way to the the Centennial State  to climb these gigantic land masses. With [...]

Road Tripin’ in the U.S.A. – The Strangest Attractions to Stop Road Boredom

Road Tripin’ in the U.S.A. – The Strangest Attractions to Stop Road Boredom

Planning a good ol’ fashioned American road trip? That’s going to take a good chunk of time. If you’re like me, after about 5 hours in a car on an American interstate highway and you’re practically jumping out of your skin with boredom. But you have to do it at some point [...]