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Best Rainy Fall Beach Getaways

Best Rainy Fall Beach Getaways

Sure the beach is the most enjoyable during the hot, summer days when choosing what bathing suit to wear is the biggest concern of the day. Fall is in season, but that does not mean beach season is over. It’s time to appreciate the calm, peaceful atmosphere of the rain [...]

Road Trip Ready – A Comprehensive List of Everything You Need in Your Car

Road Trip Ready – A Comprehensive List of Everything You Need in Your Car

Packing for a true cross-country road trip requires a lot of personal style. Some are expert Tetris players and super organizers and can pack a car so tight that you no longer require seat-belts; other’s play the “open up the hatchback and catch everything you can that spills out” game; [...]

Why I Travel With a Coffee Pot (And 5 other things to bring while travelling)

Why I Travel With a Coffee Pot (And 5 other things to bring while travelling)

Why I Travel With a Coffee Pot (and 5 Other Things to Bring While Traveling) Sure I bring a camera, alarm clock, charger, phone and power converters but they are nothing of importance compared to that tiny little portable coffee pot I have learned to carry. The kicker is: I [...]

The World’s 7 Least Honest Cities

The World’s 7 Least Honest Cities

Traveling fills hearts and heads with lavish visions of food, frolics and fun. As humans, we make mistakes and accidently leave behind our possessions, in hopes that an honest individual will return our wallet, keys or passport. The dark side of tourism, theft, happens and instills fear and anguish. These [...]

11 Tips to Avoid Jetlag

11 Tips to Avoid Jetlag

Yuck, jet lag.  We all know the name, but do we know what it actually is?  Well the technical name is desynchronosis and it is a temporary sleeping disorder commonly associated with being generally very miserable.  Your sleep is off, you feel like crap, and it can really put a [...]

America’s Best Pancakes

America’s Best Pancakes

Pancakes. There’s something fluffy and magical about pancakes that makes Americans go “craving” on Saturday mornings. From buttermilk to blueberry, these hot cakes are convincing palates from Seattle to Hawaii. Get ready to dive into a tall stack of America’s best pancakes. 5 Spot | Seattle, WA Traditional are delicious, [...]

The World’s Ugliest Animals (and Where to Find Them)

The World’s Ugliest Animals (and Where to Find Them)

Any nature lover will tell you the planet is home to a myriad of beautiful, elegant, truly majestic animal species. But hey, they can’t all be lookers. That’s the mantra of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, an organization that sheds a spotlight on “Mother Nature’s more aesthetically challenged children”. UAPS [...]

107-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Found in Tofino, Canada

107-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Found in Tofino, Canada

Most beachcombers don’t anticipate finding anything remarkable on a stroll along the ocean’s edge. If you’re lucky maybe some well-worn sea glass or an unusual seashell. Steve Thurber of Courtenay, British Columbia, says he walks the beaches of Vancouver Island nearly every day, in hopes of finding something special. His [...]

6 Most Luxurious Hostels

6 Most Luxurious Hostels

Those who have stayed in hostels know that for the most part, they are not as luxurious as their hotel equivalents. Until now that is. Hostels around the world are stepping up their design and sheets to appeal to classy bargain hunters. Stained sheets, hair in shower drains and vomit [...]

8 Underrated Museums of the Pacific Northwest

8 Underrated Museums of the Pacific Northwest

The three states that comprise the Pacific Northwest Region ― Idaho, Oregon, and Washington ― each boast a wide selection of galleries, science centers, and other museums designed to educate and entertain visitors in equal measure. Here are some of our picks for PNW museums that tend to fly under [...]