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One Man’s Inspiration is Another Woman’s Nightmare

One Man’s Inspiration is Another Woman’s Nightmare

I headed for my Big Sur getaway with romantic notions of Henry Miller in my mind. The famous and provocative author had been part of a long-running art colony there. I hoped that just breathing in the fabled air would help me finally get serious about writing my memoir. The [...]

10 Essentials to Know for Panama

10 Essentials to Know for Panama

The Central America gem, Panama, is calling your name. Tickets are booked, you’re brushing up on that Spanish and you can already taste that savory arroz con pollo upon your tongue. But then it hits you, “what the hell do I pack?” Pack light This is a #1 no matter [...]

Why the ‘Cheapest U.S. Cities’ Ranking is Misleading

Why the ‘Cheapest U.S. Cities’ Ranking is Misleading

Geographical rankings are a little problematic because they often attempt to grade cities, states, or countries on one factor without considering other variables. While technically there might be some merit to the order, the list may not tell the whole story. That’s certainly the case with a new list published [...]

6 Awesome Sports From Around the World

6 Awesome Sports From Around the World

Society makes it almost impossible to be unaware of the most common and popular sports like the great American pastime that is baseball and the bone-crushing sport they call football (which is a silly name for it).  However, there is a plethora of interesting and daring sports from around the [...]

6 Shipwrecks that are a Diving Must

6 Shipwrecks that are a Diving Must

Grab your scuba gear and get wrecked with these 6 breathtaking underwater shipwrecks just begging to be explored. Pelinaion, St. David’s Head, Bermuda A miscalculation and a reef took out this massive Greek steamer in 1939.  Located a few hundred feet from shore, this wreck has created a haven for [...]

Science on the Trail – 3 Apps for Making the World a Better Place

Science on the Trail – 3 Apps for Making the World a Better Place

Do your outdoor activities sometimes feel like a form of selfish indulgence? Well fear not, a line of mobile applications is offering you a way to help the natural world while you marvel at its beauty. Here are three smart phone apps that help organizations learn more about natural history [...]

World’s Coolest Tree-house Hotels

World’s Coolest Tree-house Hotels

If you are looking for a unique hotel opportunity now is your chance to go out on a limb and trying something bold and daring. Branch out to explore an ancient concept in modern luxury. Forget chain motels and nearby airport hotels, its time you nestle and sleep high in [...]

Find yourself outside: five outdoor activities you may not have heard of

Find yourself outside: five outdoor activities you may not have heard of

Geocaching This is the single most awesome thing you can do with a gps. Geocaching is a game where you use a gps to hunt ‘caches’ that other people have hidden. You may also hide your own cache and list its gps coordinates for others to find. To start go [...]

The ‘OECD Better Life Index’ Goes Beyond Typical Global Rankings

The ‘OECD Better Life Index’ Goes Beyond Typical Global Rankings

Every few months (or so it seems), some organization releases a list of the world’s happiest countries. This notion might seem problematic at first — surely there are miserable people living in the most contented nations, and vice versa — but these rankings are usually the product of complex methodology [...]

The 8 Sights You Don’t Want to Miss in Rome

The 8 Sights You Don’t Want to Miss in Rome

There’s so much to see and so much to do it can be overwhelming. If you only have a day or two, which is a shame, these are your don’t miss sights. The Colosseum Easily Rome’s most recognizable monument, the Colosseum is a must see for sports fans. Started in [...]