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8 Essentials to Carry in Your Travel Handbag

8 Essentials to Carry in Your Travel Handbag

You know what to pack in your luggage. You know what to pack in your carry-on. Now, it’s time to decide what to pack in your travel handbag—you know, the carry-all that you take with you when you step out of your hotel or when you’re off on a day [...]

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6 Ways To Avoid Expensive Travel Mistakes

No one likes unexpected travel expenses. Replacing luggage, getting walloped by roaming fees, and finding out you overpaid for a hotel room are just some of the unfortunate things that can ruin your budget, not to mention vacation experience. While there are no guarantees in life (or in travel), there [...]

7 Best Bookstores In The World

7 Best Bookstores In The World

Stumbling upon a gem of a bookstore is a bibliophile’s dream come true. Stumbling upon a gem of a bookstore in a brand new city is downright euphoric. From legendary destinations to tucked away treasures, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best book shops in the world. [...]

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6 Things To Do In Tokyo

Fish markets, sumo wrestling matches, hole in the wall restaurants you’d have otherwise missed… Tokyo is a treasure trove of amazing things to do but it’s hard to know where to start. From must-see tourist spots to tucked away gems, we’ve got the whole spectrum covered with this guide to [...]

Safety Tips for Hostel Stays Abroad

Safety Tips for Hostel Stays Abroad

First things first: staying in a hostel abroad is nothing like the horror movie of the same name. That doesn’t mean that when staying in hostels you shouldn’t keep your personal safety in mind. Even the nicest hostels can still offer exposure to illness, damage, and theft if you don’t [...]

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How to Carry On for a Cruise

If you’ve ever packed for a cruise vacation you know the luggage pile can get out of control fast. Cruise vacations involve formal nights, on-board restaurants of varying casualness, poolside afternoons, and active excursions. Sure, you can take a giant suitcase or two, but it’s an enormous risk for cruising. [...]

6 Great Jobs for Travel Lovers

6 Great Jobs for Travel Lovers

Ever dreamed of earning a living traveling the world? Fancy exploring every corner of this magnificent planet of ours, all while putting in a solid day’s work? Whether you have a passion for music, would love to guide tours, or are considering consulting,  we’ve covered the spectrum of jobs guaranteed [...]

Craft Beer Movement Reaches Ecuador

Craft Beer Movement Reaches Ecuador

Craft and homebrew beer has grown exponentially over the last few years. Ecuador is usually considered 10-20 years behind the US in regards to fads, technology, and trends, but beer is a different story. Ecuadorian residents don’t want to wait for quality beer. They have stepped it up in the [...]

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Chompin’ at the Bit for the Chinese New Year

One of Oahu’s largest and liveliest celebrations of the year, Chinatown’s Chinese New Year festivities are ones for the books. Each annual celebration typically includes the crowning of a Narcissus Queen, a lion dance procession with firecrackers, a parade, and a two day street festival. Aligning itself with the beginning [...]

7 Emerging Adventure Travel Destinations for 2015

7 Emerging Adventure Travel Destinations for 2015

The New Year always arrives with a rush of excitement, bringing plenty of hope and promise along with it. That is especially true for adventure travelers, who are always on the lookout for exciting new destinations and experiences for their next journey. While the tried and true classics like Paris [...]