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Our Favorite Travel Apps

Our Favorite Travel Apps

While there is absolutely something to be said for just showing up in a place with no plans, no guides, and no idea what’s going on, there are also a lot of tools out there that make life as a traveler much easier. Enter the world of travel apps. Need [...]

Five Reasons to Study Abroad

Five Reasons to Study Abroad

In college I was required to study another language for at least one year. For some unknown reason, I chose to study German. After two semesters, I stayed after class to ask my German professor a question. She had one for me too. “Why don’t you study abroad in Germany?” [...]

Summer Travels: How to Beat the Heat

Summer Travels: How to Beat the Heat

  Oh, summer, that blissful time of year when both temperatures and flight prices skyrocket. Unless you’re planning on heading to the Southern Hemisphere for Winter: Round Two, you’re going to be dealing with heat, heat, and more heat. If your travel plans consist of lounging next to a body [...]

Dr. Bronner’s Magical Soap – Vagabonds’ Best Friend

Dr. Bronner’s Magical Soap – Vagabonds’ Best Friend

Over 150 years ago, Dr. Emanuel (Emil) Bronner strayed from his German–Jewish relatives and one of their fundamental family traditions. They were in the business of making soap the old fashioned way: from rendered animal blubber and flames. But this didn’t jive with “the Doctor” (a title he awarded himself [...]

War Tourism: Yeah, It’s a Thing.

War Tourism: Yeah, It’s a Thing.

Not to be confused with “battleground tourism” (where history buffs and older folks peruse WW2 battle sites and such), “war tourism” is when the danger of regular adventure just isn’t enough. Increasingly, those looking to head far away from the beaten path are going clear off the reservation. Destinations like [...]

Anthony P. Maclang in Korea

Anthony P. Maclang in Korea

This was taken just outside the National Folk Museum of Korea last Mar. 24, 2013. I’m with my mom and sister. I’m using the metrosafe 200 GII. It’s my first pacsafe bag. Thank you. Anthony P. Maclang

Willa Lavamaki in Italy

Willa Lavamaki in Italy

I traveled to Venice, Italy in October 2012, right after I left it flooded.  Whew!  Being my 1st trip for retirement…  I couldn’t felt safer than with my PacSafe purse!  Being my first International trip it made it a wonderful experience!!  Best Wishes…  Willa Lavamaki

Climbing In Thailand

Climbing In Thailand

  Thailand, that steamy jungle of riotous fun, with its bleeding sunsets, delicious beaches, provocative nightlife and aggressively delectable cuisine, is also a land of stellar rock climbing. People started heading to Thailand to climb in the eighties, and word got around quickly. But the real spike in interest came [...]

Five of the World’s Awesome Train Trips

Five of the World’s Awesome Train Trips

  Traveling by train. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. 1. Comfortable seats 2. I can get up and walk around. 3. They have alcohol. 4. Restaurant car. 5. Big windows. 6. I don’t have to drive. 7. Observation decks. 8. Plenty of room to stretch [...]

How to Travel With Your Outdoor Adventure Gear

How to Travel With Your Outdoor Adventure Gear

It was Hemingway who argued that the best way to get to know a country is to explore its contours on bike, however, he didn’t give any indication as to whether you should bring your own bike or rent one. Travel and the pursuit of outdoor adventure is a combination [...]