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Six Hidden Secrets of Florence, Italy

Six Hidden Secrets of Florence, Italy

Florence is a city of many secrets. Tucked away between the alleys of the Renaissance City, under the thatched red roofs are alcoves of hidden treasure, linked to this Tuscan town’s rich heritage. History is everywhere, set in the most unsuspecting places, and in the most unassuming buildings. These are [...]

How to Turn Your SUV into a Road-trip King

How to Turn Your SUV into a Road-trip King

After traveling around in New Zealand in an adapted surfer van, I realized I could make some adaptions to my “plain Jane” SUV and save some serious coin. The most expensive aspects of travel are housing, food, and gas in that order. The following adaptations will make your wheels more [...]

Most Unique Spiritual Trips for Enlightenment

Most Unique Spiritual Trips for Enlightenment

As human existence has entered the Age of Enlightenment, travelers head around the world in search of a spiritual awakening. If seeking to find your inner-light and spread your wings, awaken your soul’s purpose through these spiritual trips for finding enlightenment. Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Walk, Spain This famous pilgrimage [...]

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The Top 10 Things to Do in and Around, Costa Rica

Jaco is a town packed with social, adrenaline-filled, and nature-based activities. A walk down main street will lend you to countless tourist operators selling a variety of excursions. Let me help you whittle down your options by sharing the top ten things to do in and around Jaco. Extreme Adventurer [...]

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The Six Best Fire Lookout Hikes in Washington State

Washington Fire Lookouts are renown for their historical significance. These huts, manned by volunteers, serve as the first defense against forest fires. Some are still in use while others are derelict and open to visitors. The unobstructed panoramas from these fire lookouts are spectacular and worth the trek. These are [...]

High Seas Magical Mystery Tour: Island Hopping in Scotland

High Seas Magical Mystery Tour: Island Hopping in Scotland

Adventurous travelers looking for a different view of Scotland will want to take in the dramatic coastlines and wild beauty of Scotland’s intriguing west coast islands.  From Islay, where some of Scotland’s top whiskies are produced, to the dramatic and historical Skye, to the rich archeological riches of Harris—the intriguing beauty [...]

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Is It Worth Traveling First Class?

The early boarding in the VIP line. The clinking sounds of real stemware and silverware. And what, exactly, goes on behind that mystical curtain separating first class from the rest of us? Some people insist that first class is the way to go, and is absolutely worth every extra penny [...]

My Best and Worst Couchsurfing Experiences

My Best and Worst Couchsurfing Experiences

By now, most people have heard of Couch Surfing. Even though there are over 9 million people across 120,000 cities worldwide involved with www.couchsurfing.org, not everyone knows exactly what couch surfing is. Read Couch Surfing 101 to learn how couchsurfing.org is transforming the way we look at travel. Worst Experience I [...]

Couchsurfing 101

Couchsurfing 101

Couchsurfing is no longer a term to describe sleeping on your cousin’s couch until you find a job. Today, it’s a travel genre. Move over cruise-goers, tent-campers, and all-inclusive resorters, because the 9 million Couchsurfers (CSers) need some room. You will find them in over 120,000 cities across the globe. [...]

Mexico: Is It Safe?

Mexico: Is It Safe?

The U.S. State Department has issued travel warnings that warn U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling in Mexico due to threats posed by Transnational Criminal Organizations, (TCOs). These warnings apply only in specific regions and while they should not be ignored, they shouldn’t keep you from taking that vacation [...]