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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Traveling

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Traveling

Sometimes failing at something is the best way of learning. And sometimes it helps to know that other people have made the same mistakes and that other people feel the same way about things. These are the six things I would love to tell my younger self before she’d set […]

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6 Funky Cruises

If you want to go on a cruise, you might prefer to find one that caters to your tastes or desires. There is a cruise out there for everyone—and we do mean everyone. Science Guys Next year you can hop a 14-day Total Solar Eclipse Cruise trip to Indonesia aboard […]


6 Savory Vietnamese Dishes for Every Traveling Foodie

Vietnam is a mecca for foodies; a Southeast Asia gem with a rich cuisine that accompanies a culture just as rich in history, beauty, and tradition. If you and your palate are gearing up to take this scrumptious, exotic smorgasbord head on, there are a handful of delectable dishes you […]


Marriage Symbols Across the Globe

Meeting locals, and the opposite sex, is part of one’s journey overseas. Before leaving home, get acquainted with the culture’s wedding traditions, customs and symbols. These are some weird, strange, yet traditional symbols of marriage across the globe. Good Ol’ English Cultures To Americans, rings are worn on the left […]

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6 Tips for Surviving Thailand’s Songkran Festival

The Thai people know how to throw a killer New Year’s celebration. Forget the sequins, ball drops and champagne—why not just shut down businesses and have a nationwide water fight for three days instead? That’s what I’m talking about. The Thai New Year, Songkran, is held every April 13-15 and […]

It’s in the Bones: Kutna Hora’s Ossuary near Prague

It’s in the Bones: Kutna Hora’s Ossuary near Prague

Nothing can prepare you for the sight you’ll encounter as you enter the Sedlec Ossuary (better known as “the bone church”) in the small city of Kutna Hora. Located 1.5 hours east of Prague, Kutna Hora is an unassuming town with a mining background and an astounding secret hiding inside […]


6 Tips for Health-Wise Travel

Up until recently, I perpetually made poor health choices while on vacation, starting with a McDonalds breakfast at the airport. Once travel became a huge part of my life I realized I needed to retrain my brain and fix this splurge. I consulted with ER nurse, fitness competitor, and fellow […]

7 Most Beautiful Castles in Portugal

Portugal is home to countless castles and fortresses, which are dispersed across the country. Today, the ruins and original structures of these castles welcome travelers to explore the non-seaside areas of Portugal. These top seven castles are the most beautiful and prominent structures in the country. Pena National Palace Located […]


Who to Tip, When to Tip and How to Tip

Some say it stands for, “To insure promptness” but the internet says that’s incorrect and if the internet says its wrong well, who knows? It has become an expected expense when traveling or stepping out on the town so you may as well figure out who, when and how to […]

5 Tips for an Affordable Summer Vacation

5 Tips for an Affordable Summer Vacation

It’s summer! A time for running through sprinklers, juice pops in the warm sun, and family trips to remember for a lifetime—all of which, unfortunately, cost money. Luckily, it’s not too hard to have your fun in the sun and save on the price of said fun at the same […]