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Into the Volcano

Into the Volcano

*The action starts at 1:12 Talk about risky behavior, this footage is taken from one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world located in Vanuatu. For those of you who are behind on your Polynesian island studies, Vanuatu is an island country between the Solomon  islands and Fiji. Definitely amazing but there’s a [...]

7 Ideas for Creative Travel Photos

7 Ideas for Creative Travel Photos

Coming back from a trip can feel strange: it’s nice to be home, but you’ll surely miss the weird sort of routine you’d established in unfamiliar lands, where each day meant exploring new places, meeting new people, and creating new memories. Reliving your trip by scrolling through your travel photos can [...]

Pacsafe Turtle Fund in Action!

Pacsafe Turtle Fund in Action!

So far Pacsafe’s sponsored project LAST has been able to save 50 Leatherback nests from poachers and are nurturing 21 Green Turtle nests in the hatchery. The icing on the cake has been an unprecedented amount of rare Hawksbill turtle nests on Pacuare Beach this season, totalling 12! In between fending [...]

Six Tips for Better POV

Six Tips for Better POV

Awesome! You finally scored the latest (GoPro/Drift/Sony/Contour) POV camera to capture your globetrotting adventures in full envy-inducing glory. Now the question is: How do you avoid turning it into a slow motion torture device your friends and relatives secretly hate? Here are six rules to keep in mind. Take Control [...]

What Happens in the Fontana de Trevi Stays in the Fontana de Trevi?

What Happens in the Fontana de Trevi Stays in the Fontana de Trevi?

Most people just toss a coin in and make a wish…I guess somehow this guy didn’t get that memo.  Let this be a warning to all the clumsy people out there, be careful where you slip or you may end up getting scolded and showing everyone on the Internet the [...]

Mālama Honua: A Three Year Voyage to Save the World

Mālama Honua: A Three Year Voyage to Save the World

A pair of traditional Polynesian double-hulled canoes have launched an epic three-year voyage to circumnavigate the globe in order to share an important message about protecting the environment. Dubbed the Mālama Honua voyage after the Hawaiian concept of living in harmony with nature and the planet, the expedition hopes to [...]

Awesome Things to Do in ‘The World’s Most Overrated Tourist Destinations’

Awesome Things to Do in ‘The World’s Most Overrated Tourist Destinations’

Earlier this month, The Huffington Post published a list of the 10 most overrated tourist destinations in the world as voted on by the site’s readers. The list yielded some predictable results, as well as a few fairly baffling entries. But the fact is that real travelers give every destination [...]

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Eating on the Road

Eating healthy on the road is sensible, good for you and totally boring. Before a recent road trip, The Wife cut out an article for me about how a little chopped up Kale, with a drizzle of olive oil is a tasty and nutritious snack. I, of course, immediately threw [...]

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6 Tips for Keeping a Personal Travel Blog

If you’re about to embark on the trip of a lifetime, maybe the idea of a travel blog has popped into your mind—especially if you’ve come across a few in your own research. A travel blog can be a great idea: it’s like sending a post card to everyone you [...]

Fears and Solutions of Solitary Women Travelers

Fears and Solutions of Solitary Women Travelers

In my travels, I have come across single women around the world who say, “I’d like to travel, but I don’t have anyone to go with.” Having traveled alone, I asked what was stopping them. What I found was a mixture of fears and concerns: Blending in Amanda Heckart from [...]