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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 [...]

Making Friends with Benefits While Traveling

Making Friends with Benefits While Traveling

Making friends with locals when traveling can create lifelong friendships that you will forever cherish. More importantly, friendships with natives can score you free lodging, food and the best tour guide money can’t buy. If your intentions are good, you can encourage these sorts of friendships everywhere you go, as [...]

Easter 2013: Relax to the Max

Easter 2013: Relax to the Max

Every year, Easter rolls around at a time when rest is needed most. Situated conveniently after a teeming spring “break”, Easter sits at the time of year when the preceding months have left you exhausted, yet summer is still teasing from a distance. But let’s be not kid ourselves; at times, a day [...]

Top 7 Greatest Scuba Diving Destinations in the World

Top 7 Greatest Scuba Diving Destinations in the World

From colorful coral to mysterious shipwrecks to fish and sea turtles, there’s a lot of scenery the underwater world has to offer. And with ocean covering over 70 percent of the earth’s surface, there’s a lot of underwater world to explore. So grab your air tank, strap on your mask [...]