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7 Best Shoes for Long-Term Backpacking

7 Best Shoes for Long-Term Backpacking

Whether you are planning on gallivanting through European cities or scaling mountains in the Himalayas, the right footwear is an absolutely essential part of any journey. With the copious amounts of time you will be

Real-Life Places That Stood in for Movie Fantasy Lands

Real-Life Places That Stood in for Movie Fantasy Lands

Thanks to the ever-expanding capabilities of computer-generated imagery, today’s moviemakers are able to create fantastic settings for the characters in their films. But CGI only goes do far

5 Sexiest (Fictional) Adventurers

5 Sexiest (Fictional) Adventurers

Nothing seems more romantic than packing all of your belongings into a bag, buying a one-way plane ticket to some remote destination and picking up with some hot local adventurer with a deep but sexy

How to Tell Your Mom You’re Traveling Somewhere Dangerous

How to Tell Your Mom You’re Traveling Somewhere Dangerous

“Don’t tell my mom.” The default response any time you know you’re about to do something stupid and/or life threatening. It also seems to be something travelers frequently utter….right after they finish telling

The 2012 International Subway Awards

The 2012 International Subway Awards

Subway trains are integral to metropolitan areas across the globe. The question is: which countries are doing it right? The following subway lines best exemplify the qualities that define high-quality public transportation, from cleanliness and organization to expediency and safety.

6 Free Things to Do in San Francisco

6 Free Things to Do in San Francisco

It’s easy to spend a weekend in San Francisco without spending too much money. Between the free museum days and the free concerts in Golden Gate Park, the city has a lot to offer visitors who are looking to experience the city without paying a fortune.

Eat, Feast, and Be Merry

Eat, Feast, and Be Merry

It’s the day after Halloween which means all hell will break loose in the holiday isles of your favorite grocery stores. But it’s for good reason; as the temperature drops and the days grow shorter, mammals of all shapes and sizes start fattening up to prepare for hibernation. This time [...]

5 Reasons to Travel by Train in the U.S.

5 Reasons to Travel by Train in the U.S.

In many regions of this world, train travel is the norm for getting around. From Europe to Asia, locals regularly commute to work, explore their countries, and take in the scenery from the seat of a train. The Unites States has never been considered a popular place for train travel, [...]

Fascinating Halloween-esque Traditions Throughout the World

Fascinating Halloween-esque Traditions Throughout the World

Though Halloween is widely considered an American holiday, many of the festivities that culminate around the last day of October have been ‘borrowed’ from other cultures over the years. Jack-o’-lanterns, for instance, originated in Ireland

Around the World: The Tea Edition

Around the World: The Tea Edition

Whether on a floor cushion, in an elaborate dining hall, or over the side of an 18th century cargo ship, the way you handle your tea can be a method of expression as well as a distinct cultural activity. If you are sipping for pleasure or for your health, drinking [...]