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5 Top St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Worldwide

5 Top St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Worldwide

For such a little island, Ireland has truly had a big impact on the world. With an estimated diaspora of ten million emigrants and their almost eighty-million descendants, an average of 1 in 88 people on Earth can claim to have Irish blood in them. More than just an excuse [...]

8 Irish Castles You Need to Explore

8 Irish Castles You Need to Explore

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner we thought it time to pay tribute to one of the luckiest lands on Earth—Ireland. There are numerous things to do in the land of the leprechauns, but to get a true sense of the storied history we recommend a castle tour [...]

Yes I’ve Been to Hell and Back: Funny-Named Places You Really Should Visit

Yes I’ve Been to Hell and Back: Funny-Named Places You Really Should Visit

There are quite a few places that, while they may not be on most travel brochures, just their name makes a stop worthwhile. Yes There is a Hell Hell, Oregon; Hell, Michigan; Hell, Grand Cayman There’s three Hells I can find: one in Oregon, one in Michigan, and the other [...]

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8 Tips for Sleeping at the Airport

Nobody likes sleeping at the airport—but sometimes, it’s inevitable. Long layovers, unexpected delays, or—the worst—surprise flight cancellations where your rescheduled flight isn’t until the next day. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Catching some sleep at the airport can make all the difference in your travels—it’s the difference between arriving [...]

The Squeaky Clean Beach

The Squeaky Clean Beach

‘ “Squeaky Beach” in Australia is named after the sound the sand makes when you run across it. The white sand is made up of quartz that are very clean, fine, and spherical. So yes the beach literally is squeaky clean!

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Planning the Your Big Adventure

The Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James is a (depending on your route) 800km walk that begins in the French Pyreness and ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostella in Galicia, Spain. Although its origins predate Christianity, the Camino, as it is often called, was popularized [...]

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How To Make the Most of a Short Trip

Most people would agree that going on a short trip is better than going on no trip at all. Whether you have a limited number of vacation days or your travel budget is on the low side of things, shorter trips can still be a ton of fun—you just need [...]

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7 Beach Side Bed & Breakfasts Around the World

Whether you go for the long walks along the coast, the special amenities, or perhaps just a comfortable bed, there are a lot of romantic bed & breakfast options to choose from. And to help you book the perfect weekend for you and your special someone, here for you today [...]

How to Take Great Travel Photos (Even If You Travel Solo)

How to Take Great Travel Photos (Even If You Travel Solo)

If you’re like me, you do most of your traveling by yourself and that means you have a lot of beautiful photographs, but are mysteriously missing from the bulk of them. I used to think that I didn’t like myself in photos, but in time, I came to wish I [...]

Packing for 7 Days in 1 Bag in 5 Minutes

Packing for 7 Days in 1 Bag in 5 Minutes

I have watched in wonder as families wheel large luggage carts around in the airport. They seemed to have packed as if their cross country trip were by wagon train instead of by airplane. Similarly, I have watched as people board cruise ships with suitcases and trunks large enough to [...]