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Alchemy

Alchemy

The word change can mean a lot of things. The pennies in my pocket are change. When you put on a workout shirt in the middle of the day, that’s change. Kids change during their formative years into a terrifying creature known as the teenager. There used to be a [...]

Trail Ready Cocktails

Trail Ready Cocktails

Some people don’t understand that hammockers are not just lazy , work avoiding low lifes, swaying in the breeze with a cocktail, a sunset and a beach. The truth is that we’re a hardworking, active group of adventurers, climbing mountains, fording rivers, exploring new environments, with just our hammocks and [...]

Why My Wife Wants a Separate Seat When Flying

Why My Wife Wants a Separate Seat When Flying

Okay, I may not be the easiest guy to travel with but really, separate seats? I thought it was just bad luck or a lousy system that made the airlines seat us separately lately. That is until The Wife fessed up to her tricks. Here are a few reasons why. [...]

Top 10 Must-Do’s in Hawaii

Top 10 Must-Do’s in Hawaii

Hawaii, the island state, is a magnificent, lush group of islands that feature an array of outdoor pursuits. Staying active and getting in touch with nature is easy as visitors find themselves either on a beach, in a mountain or a rainforest. Each island is unique to it’s landscape and [...]

Traveling Off-Season

Traveling Off-Season

Ah, the off-season. Time to re-cooperate, repair and plan. Or is it? The height of tourist season has its advantages, but also its drawbacks.

Best Sites to see while Driving California Route 1

Best Sites to see while Driving California Route 1

California’s legendary Pacific Coast Highway Route 1 meanders along California’s coast from Northern Mendocino to Los Angeles. If car commercials get you excited, than get ready for one amazing road trip as Route 1 is the west coast’s gateway to nature and luxury. To better enjoy the Californian sun, rent [...]

Soak It Up at Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Soak It Up at Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Ethereal steam drifted through the cold winter air, shifting and swirling white against the black sky in the light of a nearly full moon. Hot water cascaded peacefully into the pool where dozens of people soaked in Strawberry Park Hot Springs. It was spring break, and while there were some [...]

Things to Consider When Choosing a Hostel

Things to Consider When Choosing a Hostel

Ah hostels, the hit-or-miss dormitory/prison/horror film setting enjoyed by countless youth every year in Europe and beyond. Hostels are defined as group accommodations, where strangers occupy the same multi-bed rooms and share community bathrooms and kitchens. Every backpacker has a good hostel memory and a bad hostel memory. It’s part [...]

Travel Insurance: Yay or Nay?

Travel Insurance: Yay or Nay?

Travel insurance is usually the first thing to get dropped by the budget conscious traveler. As someone who has spent the night in multiple train stations, airports, and once in the middle of a roundabout in Haifa (long story) in order to save money, I’m definitely wary of purchasing anything [...]

6 Most Stress-free Beach Destinations

6 Most Stress-free Beach Destinations

In general, beach destinations are calm, relaxing and serene. However, many main tourist beaches such as Waikiki or Long Beach are far from relaxing. Many beaches are flooded with people and activities, thus creating a more vibrant than relaxing atmosphere. If you are looking to kick back and relax, these [...]