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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Get to Know Your Wurst: A German Guide to Regional Wieners

Get to Know Your Wurst: A German Guide to Regional Wieners

Germans are serious about tube-steaks, or wursts. Wieners, or sausages, in a bun are a staple food and an essential part of a Germanic meal. Every region specializes in wursts combined with an array of spices and flavors. Germany contains many regional specialties, but the popular wursts below are endemic […]

6 of the World’s Strangest Hotels

6 of the World’s Strangest Hotels

Tired of the same old turn down service? Bored with big chains? Add some excitement to your next vacation by booking a room at one of these incredibly cool and totally unique hotels. Bed down in a Beagle, fall asleep under water, or see what it’s like to snooze in […]

6 Underrated Cities Worth Visiting

6 Underrated Cities Worth Visiting

While cities like Paris, New York, and Tokyo get all of the attention, there’s something to be said about taking the road less traveled. Or in this case, visiting the city less popular. Coastal gems, historical treasures and awe-inspiring cultural hotspots are all featured in this guide to some of […]

The Medina of Essaouira

The Medina of Essaouira

Many of the cities in Morocco have a medina (old town) that are worth getting lost in, but there is something special about the coastal town of Essaouira. Not only was it named a UNESCO World Heritage site for its beauty and rich history, but the town is literally named […]

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6 Tips for Making Friends Abroad

Think about your favorite travel memory from a past vacation. Got it? Perfect. Now think about what made it memorable. Chances are that it was at least as much about the person or people you were with as it was about the physical place itself. The best sites in the […]