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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 [...]

Water Photography Tips from Ben Hicks

Water Photography Tips from Ben Hicks

Shooting in and around the water is my all time favorite thing to do! I have been very fortunate to travel the world and do it for a living. Water gives off so many moods, from interesting reflections to beautiful nature scenes. Gear From $100 to $10,000. That’s pretty much [...]

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Most Photogenic Destinations in the World

Traveling abroad is exciting, but what really knocks the socks off photographer’s feet are the endless opportunities to capture one-of-a-kind images. Stellar photographers can make even the dreariest of places look thrilling and exciting. However, destinations that are already pre-photogenic not only make the job easier, but set the stage [...]

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What to Know Before you Work Abroad

Do you desire to work abroad? If so, there are some pertinent details to make sure they are intact before applying and sailing away to your new lifestyle. Every country and destination has different rules and regulations as well as desired skillsets. Before you pack your bags and put in [...]

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Why You Get Such Screaming Deals This Time of Year in Mexico and the Caribbean

Summertime is the best time of year, price-wise for trips to the beach. This is their slow season and prices drop accordingly. There are many reasons for the drop in visitors this time of year and here are just a few of them. The Season This is the season for [...]

Most Extreme Ziplines in the World

Most Extreme Ziplines in the World

Are you ready to plunge and soar into a whole new adventure? Ziplines have evolved to become one of the most sought after outdoor adventures. If looking for the best, longest, and wildest ziplines, look no further than these most extreme zipline adventures. Ziprider Cable. Alaska This six-person zipline plunges [...]

It Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy: The Best Tourist Traps Feature the Biggest Something or Other

It Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy: The Best Tourist Traps Feature the Biggest Something or Other

We always want to see the biggest and the best. It may be as mundane as the world’s biggest office chair or the world’s biggest hammer, but if it’s the biggest, we want to see it. Here are just a few of the hundreds of stops in the U.S. you [...]