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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 […]

9 Ways to Get a Free Hotel Upgrade

9 Ways to Get a Free Hotel Upgrade

Free room upgrades aren’t just for the rich and famous. There are a few tricks you can pull to increase your chances of getting bumped up to a fancier room at no extra cost—and you don’t have to be a VIP to make it happen. Here are 9 tips for […]

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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 […]

Unusual Activities To Do On Your Next Vacation

Unusual Activities To Do On Your Next Vacation

Bored of the same old when it comes to travel? Feel as if though you’ve seen and done it all? Consider it time to shake up your holiday itinerary with some truly atypical vacation activities. From cage diving with crocs in South Africa to enjoying dinner at a table hovering […]

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7 Things to Know About Montpellier, France

The problem with France is that there are too many glorious places to visit. Marvels like Paris and Provence take the spotlight, but there are so many other extraordinary regions and cities to see. Or maybe that’s one of France’s advantages—those who wander are rewarded with lively, historical, and culturally […]

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Checking in by Phone: The Card Key May be History

Though it hasn’t become the norm yet, hotel companies have either started or are making plans to let you use your smartphone to not just check in, avoiding the front desk but unlock your hotel room as well. No Waiting in Line Again Several chains already allow you to check […]

7 Times It’s Better to Check Your Luggage

7 Times It’s Better to Check Your Luggage

You’ve surely read the words of wise travelers advising you that it is always better to carry on your luggage rather than check it. Often times, this is true—but sometimes, that’s simply not the case. Paying the extra fees to check your baggage can seem like a pain, but on […]