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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 [...]

8 Epic Road Trip Movies

8 Epic Road Trip Movies

Summer is the perfect time for road tripping. Whether you’re out for the weekend or decide to take several months off to drive around the country, road trips are a great way to enjoy some things that are uniquely Americana – and with Independence Day around the corner, what could [...]

Eight Essentials for Traveling Abroad

Eight Essentials for Traveling Abroad

If you’re anything like me, you put a lot of planning into your packing.  In the weeks leading up to a big trip, especially an international one, the daydreaming is basically constant.  Inevitably though, regardless of the mental preparation, you put it off.  You could probably make a lot of [...]

6 Weird Worldy Superstitions

6 Weird Worldy Superstitions

Superstitions- we all got ‘em. They have been embedded deep in our culture for centuries and some will never die. But things like Friday the 13th, knocking on wood and toasting shot glasses at the bar have got nothin’ on these 6 superstitions from around the world. The curse of [...]

The World’s Worst Cities for Petty Theft

The World’s Worst Cities for Petty Theft

Let’s face it: any large municipality poses a risk to the wallets of naive tourists. Within every major city is a class of criminal adept at singling out vulnerable visitors from the resident population and then relieving the marks of their most valued belongings, but this demographic is considerably larger [...]

6 Offbeat Things To Do In The French Quarter

6 Offbeat Things To Do In The French Quarter

There is no introduction I could write that would prepare you for the splendor of the Big Easy. Whether dining on immaculately spice Cajun food, sipping on a hurricane, or purchasing your first voodoo doll (congratulations), NOLA is never boring, never apologetic, and always a good time. Bourbon Street and [...]

6 Ways to Keep You and Your Stuff Safe on the Road

6 Ways to Keep You and Your Stuff Safe on the Road

You’re on vacation, maybe partying, maybe just sightseeing but you do want to relax either way. Just because you’re on vacation though doesn’t mean you should act like an idiot. Okay, there was that one or two times in Mexico, but this isn’t about me. Be Aware There are always [...]