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The Gastronome’s Guide To Florence

What do you think about when you think about Florence? Red terracotta roofs spread across the Renaissance city, under the rolling green Tuscan hills. The Ponte Vecchio gracefully arched across the Arno, gleaming with the artisan jewelry of their expert craftsmen. Michelangelo’s David, forever immortalized in his triumphant pose; Botticelli’s […]

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Spain’s Must-Eat Guide for Foodies

Most historians know Spain’s traditional nickname, “Land of the setting sun.” However, foodies know Spain as the “Land of Tapas and Sangria.” Sun, food and street side cafes go hand-in-mouth when exploring cities and beach towns. Foodies experience an array of native food and beverages, which stimulates taste buds to […]

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Travel Souvenirs

Some people collect snow globes, some folks bring back refrigerator magnets and some collect “Do not disturb,” signs. Wait, am I the only one who collects “Do not disturb” signs? We All Collect Something When we travel we like to bring home more than just good memories. We want something […]

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Landing At Lukla: The World’s Scariest Airport

The tiny Twin Otter danced around the mountains, and my palms clung to the armrests. Through the porthole window, I could make out terraced patties, tin-roofed farmhouses, and numerous mountain villages in the Himalayan foothills. Between the thin fog of this deep-green valley, jagged snowcapped peaks teasingly surfaced under a […]

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7 Ways to Save Money at the Airport

For many of us, it’s hard not to go a little overboard spending money at the airport. You’re held captive, there’s not much to do, you’re desperate for distraction—and that key chain/bag of chips/paperback is looking very tempting right about now. Stop! Before you hit the airport, check out these […]

5 Top St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Worldwide

5 Top St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Worldwide

For such a little island, Ireland has truly had a big impact on the world. With an estimated diaspora of ten million emigrants and their almost eighty-million descendants, an average of 1 in 88 people on Earth can claim to have Irish blood in them. More than just an excuse […]

8 Irish Castles You Need to Explore

8 Irish Castles You Need to Explore

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner we thought it time to pay tribute to one of the luckiest lands on Earth—Ireland. There are numerous things to do in the land of the leprechauns, but to get a true sense of the storied history we recommend a castle tour […]

Yes I’ve Been to Hell and Back: Funny-Named Places You Really Should Visit

Yes I’ve Been to Hell and Back: Funny-Named Places You Really Should Visit

There are quite a few places that, while they may not be on most travel brochures, just their name makes a stop worthwhile. Yes There is a Hell Hell, Oregon; Hell, Michigan; Hell, Grand Cayman There’s three Hells I can find: one in Oregon, one in Michigan, and the other […]

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8 Tips for Sleeping at the Airport

Nobody likes sleeping at the airport—but sometimes, it’s inevitable. Long layovers, unexpected delays, or—the worst—surprise flight cancellations where your rescheduled flight isn’t until the next day. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Catching some sleep at the airport can make all the difference in your travels—it’s the difference between arriving […]

The Squeaky Clean Beach

The Squeaky Clean Beach

‘ “Squeaky Beach” in Australia is named after the sound the sand makes when you run across it. The white sand is made up of quartz that are very clean, fine, and spherical. So yes the beach literally is squeaky clean!