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A Week in Greece During the Financial Crisis

It’s mid-afternoon and I just woke up from a 90-minute nap underneath a cabana. I gazed at the ocean, contemplating the goodness of Grecian life. I opened my social media accounts from my phone and noticed comments on my pictures “to get out of Greece as soon as possible.” I […]

10 Less Popular European Countries You Should Definitely Visit

10 Less Popular European Countries You Should Definitely Visit

There are approximately 50 countries in Europe, but judging by the lack of travel marketing for most of them, we wouldn’t hold it against you if you didn’t know that. Forget about France and Italy—here are some little talked about European countries you need to visit. images ©istockphoto


Are You a Good Travel Buddy?

Not everyone is suited for travel. What is tougher is finding two people who can travel well together. What makes a good travel buddy? Here are a few things to look for. Where Are We Going Some folks like the beach, others the mountains. I have had several friends ask […]


Florence, Italy: 7 Reasons Why You Will Definitely Return

Located in the Tuscany region of Italy, Florence is one of the main, must-do stops on any tour of Italy. Florence is the home of the Renaissance; need I say more? Okay, Leonardo de Vinci, Michelangelo and Dante all called this home and could not stay away. Here are just […]

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7 Places to Stargaze Worldwide

Have you ever wondered what the stars look like outside of the US? We all have heard of the most profound stargazing spots such as Joshua Tree and Bryce Canyon National Park, but what about those dark skies abroad? From Australia to Africa, catch a glimpse of the most stunning […]

What To Look For When Choosing A Travel Pack

What To Look For When Choosing A Travel Pack

A travel backpack is the single most important piece of equipment for the traveler who spends a lot of time on the road or trail. It carries all your gear, makes you look stylish and can even serve as an impromptu pillow or cuddle buddy (hey, won’t judge). Not all […]

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How to Deal with Culture Shock after Traveling

Travel is medicine. It is indeed a high unlike any in the world. A single dose will spread throughout, detoxing your body and soul, making you dream, desire, appreciate and simply smile more. But, there’s always an end to every high. There’s the end of an incredible journey, the long […]

How to Take Better Travel Photographs: 7 Easy Tips

How to Take Better Travel Photographs: 7 Easy Tips

The perfect set of photos from the trip of a lifetime is the best souvenir. Sure, it can be a bit of a pain lugging around more than just a smart phone for photos, and planning around the perfect times to shoot does require some flexibility, but photos are one […]

How Germans Celebrate Father’s Day

Father’s Day, or Vater’s Tag, in Northern Germany is an outrageous spectacle consisting of “bier,” brats, and manhood. The origins of this day are based on the public holiday Christi Himmelfahrt (Ascension Day), which marks Jesus’s ascension to the heavens. It is the 39th day after Easter Sunday and falls on […]


6 Volcano Destinations to Cross off Your Bucket List

With Cost Rica’s Turrialba making recent headlines, there’s no better time to cross off ‘visit a volcano’ from your bucket list. From Hawaiian behemoths to Japanese giants, get ready to heat things up with our guide to the best volcanoes to visit. Mount Pelee, Martinique In 1902, the eruption of […]