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October 2018 Travel and Blogging Recap

October is always going to be a pretty exciting month for me – both my birthday and wedding anniversary fall within the first 10 days of the month! It’s also usually my favorite month of the year because...

50 Best Gifts for Travelers: Ideas for Every Budget

It’s that time of year again when we update our popular list of the best gifts for travelers to help you find the ideal travel presents for the globetrotters in your life. We’re already getting excited...

Top 5 Luxury Holiday Villas in Puglia

Among the most popular destinations in recent years, there is a region of southern Italy climbing the world rankings: Puglia. Hailed by travellers from all around the world for its breathtaking beauty, Puglia boasts...

5 Fun Off-the-Beaten-Path Things to Do in New York City

Written by: Ray Chin There are so many fun things to do in New York City. You have Central Park, the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, etc. But here are a few fun off the beaten path things to do...

In the Land of the Ice Bears

I’ll never forget the first time I locked eyes with a polar bear. It’s a fairly common occurrence if you go to watch these silent giants in the wild – they aren’t really afraid of much...

Why You’ll Want to do the Hike to Havasu Falls

If you’ve ever seen the photos of world-famous Havasu Falls, the images of the turquoise-blue water contrasted with the earthy tones of the Grand Canyon will forever be etched in your mind. A hike to Havasu Falls...

Dales Way Packing List for Men and Women

The Dales Way was our first experience of a long distance walk in the UK, and we were unsure what we’d need over the six days and 83 miles, especially as the northern England weather is notoriously unpredictable. In the...

Iceland Travel Tips: 7 Things Before Your First Trip

(PHOTO) 7 Iceland Travel Tips To Remember (INTRO PARAGRAPH) Here are 7 things to keep in mind before your first trip to Iceland… 1. Don’t be afraid to go for a long weekend My first trip to Iceland was in April of...

The Ultimate Dales Way Itinerary and Planning Tips

The Dales Way is an 80-mile long distance walking path in northern England. It starts in Ilkley, just south of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and finishes in Bowness-on-Windermere, a tourist town in the Lake District...

7 of the Best Places to go Kayaking in BC

British Columbia, Canada is one of the most popular kayaking destinations in the world. With 25,725 kilometres of coastline to be explored it can be a bit confusing as to where you may want to go. Luckily I have some...

The Ultimate Guide to Italy’s Best Yoga Destinations

Written by: Miriam Cihodariu One of the best things about Italy as a vacation destination is that it’s not something you simply scratch off your bucket list. You can return to Italy again and again and still not...

How Much Does an Iceland Trip Cost? Our Road Trip Budget

Are you wondering how much does an Iceland trip cost? The simple answer is that it’s not going to be cheap. Our Iceland road trip is the most expensive trip we’ve ever taken, but it was 100% worth it. Iceland is like...

Do You Really Need To Plan Your Travel?

I’ve been telling a bit of a lie, well kind of… when I tell people we’re leaving London the first question people want to know is “Where are you going?”. To tell you the truth, we only have...

Planning a Trip to Iceland: DOs and DON’Ts

Planning a trip to Iceland is more complicated than to many countries. With its stunning volcanoes, lava fields, fjords, beaches, and waterfalls, it’s no wonder that visitor numbers to Iceland have surged in recent...

The Lake Agnes – Big Beehive Hike

The Lake Agnes – Big Beehive hike delivers world-class mountain scenery. Normally the hike to Lake Agnes Teahouse is a ridiculously busy one, especially in the summer. But we elected to do the Big Beehive hike in...

A Perfect 10-Day Itinerary for Norway in Winter

Norway is one of my favorite countries in the world in which to travel. It’s organized, it’s safe, it’s clean, and it’s jaw-droppingly beautiful no matter which way you look. And this applies no...

Ferguson: Movie: BlackkKlansman

OK, no, BlacKkKlansman isn’t about Ferguson. But, of course, it is, too. So I’m putting it into my Ferguson group. Many members of the Ferguson Readings on Race Book Club went to see the movie together or...

Ferguson: Winding Down

Stuff of times past, Jefferson City, Missouri. 2009. It’s mid-September and my year in Ferguson will end on October 31. Time to wind down. In my annual winding-down times, these are my thoughts: What have I...

Where to See the Northern Lights in Canada

Canada ranks high as one of the top places in the world to see the Northern Lights. That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering our northern geography. And yet I suspect only a small percentage of Canadians have...

Stuff: That bucket

Although a minimalist, I am not immune to shiny things. Years ago, a folding bucket – or its pretty sister, that folding sink – called to me. I wanted one. It took effort to walk away. But recently, I walked...

The Saudi Arabia Paradox

The Saudi Arabia paradox started for me 17 years ago on September 11, 2001 when 15 of the 19 terrorists were Saudi and/or Saudi funded. This really hit home for me because dozens of my friends and colleagues were...

Travel Security: Digital Prey

My brick phone in Caucasus Georgia, June 2012. After leaving Ferguson at the end of October, I’ve got an international trip planned. Ooo, yeah. Since my last sojourn out of the country (well, other than walking...

An Unfortunate Spinal Tap Update: Leaking Again

After nine months of working so hard to stay sealed, and marking incredible progress with you along the way, I have releaked. When working on getting sealed, I explained here and on social media that the stakes were...

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