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Water bottles that fold up flat? I'll drink to that.

Water bottles that fold up flat? I’ll drink to that.

One thing I pretty much always have on me when I travel is a water bottle. I mean, I know I’m always going to be thirsty and I’ve discovered water fountains/ bubblers aren’t as ubiquitous in the rest of the world as they are in the US. Unfortunately, carrying bottles can be a bit of... read more
Where To Find The Most Helpful Travel Warnings

Where To Find The Most Helpful Travel Warnings

When I saw this awful news story about foreign tourists being abducted and killed in Ethiopia recently, it reminded me of when I was planning my own trip to the African nation and had to figure out which places were safe and which weren’t. That can actually be a tricky thing if you’re relying on... read more
Chicago city guide: top things to do on a visit to the windy city

Chicago city guide: top things to do on a visit to the windy city

In my opinion, big cities are simultaneously some of the coolest but hardest destinations to visit because there’s just so much you could do. You know you can’t possibly see everything – especially on a short trip – but choosing which museums, attractions, bars, restaurants and shops to visit out of the hundreds on offer... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

 {The Church of the Nativity of Our Lady from Peredki in Novgorod, Russia. The building is now a museum dedicated to wooden architecture.} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 01/20/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 01/20/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Holographic airport staff, phones that make travel arrangements for you, and driverless cars? It sounds like somthing out of the movies but these things may actually be on their way to becoming reality. Click here to read about these and other sci-fi innovations... read more
Where in the world have you been?

Where in the world have you been?

You know that feeling of satisfaction you get from crossing an item off your “to do” list? Well this Scratch-off World Map is a great way of getting the same buzz as you go through your travel bucket list and check off the various places you’ve been. Yes, you could get a regular map and... read more
Chinese foot massage

Chinese foot massage

Regular foot massages might seem like a bit of an extravagance in our normal lives (especially since we’re all mostly sitting all day anyway) but when traveling, they can be a great way to indulge tired and achy feet. I recently got to experience the pleasure (and pain – but we’ll get to that in... read more
When To Break Your Travel Budget

When To Break Your Travel Budget

Travel, particularly long-term travel, can force you to become a lot more frugal than you would normally be in your day-to-day life. Without a paycheck being deposited into your account on a regular basis but having all sorts of additional expenses (the time you would have spent sitting in a cubicle earning money is now... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{A stone face with crystal eyes at Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens, Austria} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 01/13/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 01/13/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Ever wanted to pick and crush grapes and bottle your very own wine (from your very own vineyard)? It sounds like the realm of the rich, but many [ordinary] people are snapping up acres of vineyard at co-ops in Argentina and making vino during... read more
Baby wipes for showers on the go

Baby wipes for showers on the go

No matter what kind of traveler you are, there are those moments during your trip that you just feel dirty. Perhaps you’ve just landed after a long haul flight, have stumbled off an overnight bus, are attending a multi-day concert or are out camping in the wilderness and there’s just no way to shower. Maybe... read more
Abbey Road

Abbey Road

If you think you’re one of those unlucky commuters that seems to get hit with all the red lights on the way to work, just be grateful you don’t live near Abbey Road in London. Ever since the Beatles were snapped crossing Abbey Road in 1969 for what’s become one of the most iconic album... read more