You’ll be happy to know you don’t have to completely ditch the Florida beaches on your visit to Natural North Florida. One thing we love about this region in Florida is the diversity and outdoor … Amazing Things To Do In Cedar Key (it’s a throwback to Old Florida) Read More »
If you’re a fan of the movie Forrest Gump, then you’ve already traveled to Beaufort, South Carolina. You just thought you were in Alabama with Bubba’s and Lieutenant Dan’s shrimp boats, running over the bridge … Essential Things to Do in Beaufort SC (on a relaxing short break) Read More »
Looking for things to do in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina? Look no further. We enjoyed a lovely three-night stay in March, and below we share our tips on what to do, places to eat and … 2 Day Itinerary: Things to Do in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina Read More »
Thinking about where to travel next? Or a beach vacation anytime of the year and looking for the best beach towns in North Carolina? Below we share why we love Wrightsville Beach, why it’s one … Why You Should Visit Wrightsville Beach, one of the Best Beach Towns in North Carolina (and our fave!) Read More »
I sat down to write a travel manifesto and struggled. Not struggled for something to say, but struggled with too many things to say. Sometimes too much sage advice can overwhelm and paralyze. I decided … 10 Principles to Create Awesome Travel Experiences (Every Time!) Read More »
Santorini is an island paradise. Not only is it the most beautiful setting in Europe, but there are so many things to do in Santorini, you’ll need at least a week to explore it! Forget taking a cruise and spending just one short day in Santorini. Instead, book a luxury cave hotel suite with a beautiful […]
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Posted: 8/13/2020 | August 13th, 2020 Today, we have a guest post from Senitra Horbrook. She’s a frequent solo traveler who uses miles and points to experience champagne travel on a budget. She has been to six continents and is working on her next goal of visiting 100 countries. In this post, she’s going to […]
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Updated: 8/10/20 | August 10th, 2020 Most budget travelers skip Norway because it’s an expensive country to visit. The capital, Oslo, is consistently ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world owing to its high taxes, strong currency, and high percentage of imported goods. Understandably, traveling here on a budget here is […]
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Posted: 8/3/20 | August 3rd, 2020 I didn’t know much about Oahu before I visited. Everyone told me it was worth it for Pearl Harbor but to spend the rest of my time elsewhere in Hawaii. Maui and Kauai were where the action was, they said. But Oahu was home to Honolulu’s international airport from […]
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Posted: 7/27/20 | July 27th, 2020 Costa Rica was the very first place I ever visited, kick-staring a journey that would eventually take me around the world and launch my career as a travel writer. Since that first trip, I’ve returned a few times, lured in by the friendly people, cloud forests, wildlife, and excellent […]
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Posted: 7/23/20 | July 23rd, 2020 Since the Coronavirus has halted travel for over four months, I thought I would start to share more posts about destinations here in the United States. True, we shouldn’t be doing a lot of travel at the moment but you can always use these tips for later! Today, my […]
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Posted: 7/20/20 | July 20th, 2020 Last year, we launched The Nomadic Network, a global travel initiative designed to connect travelers with like-minded people in their area in order to inspire, educate, and provide them with the tools they needed to travel cheaper, better, and longer. We wanted it to be a global travel club […]
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Posted: 7/13/2020 | July 13th, 2020 Hey everybody, Just a quick update today to let you know we just updated our amazing travel hacking guide! Travel hacking is the art of collecting frequent-flier points and miles to get free flights, hotels, tours, and more. It allows you to have those once-in-a-lifetime experiences: an over-water bungalow […]
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When I left to travel the world, I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t well traveled and was as green as they come. No one I knew had ever done this before. To compensate for my lack of preparedness, I followed my guidebooks and wet my feet with tours. I was young and inexperienced, and I made a lot of rookie travel mistakes. But you don't have to.
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Posted: 7/6/20 | July 6th, 2020 Dalene and Pete Heck, the duo behind Hecktic Travels is also the team at Road Trip Alberta! Dalene and Pete are Alberta raised and currently living in the province’s third-biggest city, Lethbridge. Alberta is one of the most scenic provinces in Canada and, today, Dalene shares a driving itinerary […]
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Posted: 7/5/20 | July 5th, 2020 Panama City is known as the shipping and financial hub of Central America — but there’s much more to it than that. Panama City is a bustling, lively city with a vibrant nightlife, tons of history, and delicious food. It’s a good hub to base yourself in for a […]
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The Centennial State is one of the best year-round travel and outdoor leisure destinations in the USA. No matter when you visit, there will always be plenty of fun things to do in Colorado. From … 10 Fun Things To Do in Colorado (outdoors in summer and winter) Read More »
Every now and then you find a place like Monticello, Florida that pulls you in and welcomes you like a long-lost friend. A place where the focus is on community connection and the appreciation of … 14 Fantastic Things To Do In Monticello, Florida (including adventure & history) Read More »
Posted: 8/17/20 | August 17th, 2020 Bangkok. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world. It’s a vibrant, chaotic, international, funhouse. A city 600 square miles and with a population of over 8 million, you could spend months here and you’d still only scratch the surface. I’ve visited the city more times than I […]
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For spectacular scenery of rugged coastlines, jagged mountain ranges, lush rainforests, crystal clear luminous lakes and rivers, and vast stretches of volcanic wilderness, it’s hard to beat a Pacific Northwest road trip. We spent most … 7 Great Pacific Northwest Road Trip Ideas (For Fall 2020 or anytime) Read More »
Should you visit Las Vegas with kids? Once again on our US travels, we were faced with many people telling us Vegas just wasn’t a kid-friendly destination. Much like they told us about Mardi Gras … 14 Fun Things to Do in Las Vegas for Kids (adult’s like these too) Read More »
I didn’t have any kind of expectations or hope for our Washington State road trip, which was a good thing, because it ended up being one of my favorite states on our US RV trip. … 6 Best Places to Visit in Washington State on a Road Trip Read More »
Discovering all the incredible things to do on Fraser Island was a highlight of our road trip around Australia. Here are our top 12 highlights on this stunning Queensland island including beach driving and dingo watching!
There comes a time in your business where using the free tools and services won’t give you the leverage you need to grow your business. Investing in your online business. It’s what allows you to … 24 Tools and Services We Use To Run Our Online Business Read More »
Okay, so this post has been a long time coming – like 14 years coming! Not sure why it’s taken us awhile to write a post on our favorite things to do in Raleigh, NC, … 25 Favorite Things to Do in Raleigh, NC (Our Locals Guide) Read More »
After experiencing many of the fun things to do in Outer Banks and its natural beauty, we can report that this destination is just heaven. There’s over 100-miles of some of the best beaches in … 16 of the Most Fun Things to Do in Outer Banks, North Carolina (don’t miss #12) Read More »
Looking for things to do in Maldives? You’ve come to the right place. Visiting the Maldives will transport you to paradise. With luxury bungalows extending over turquoise waters reaching out from the white sandy beach, Maldives is a dream destination. I must admit, we expected to do nothing more than bask in the sun, sip cocktails, […]
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The Ulitmate Travel Song Play List is growing and you still have time to add your favorite song that inspires travel, a song that is about a destination or just makes you want to hop in your car and hit the road.On August 9th, we are holding a draw for all the people that entered our Ultimate Travel Song Contest and giving away a $25 Itunes Gift Certificate. We have had such an awesome response that we have decided to add a second part to the contest after our August 9th Draw. We are giving away an ipod nano for to the person that submits the number 1 travel song. Once all submissions are in, We will put up a poll for you to vote on your favorite Travel Song.
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Bermuda is open for business! Upon hearing that the Government of Bermuda introduced the Work from Bermuda Certificate for businesses and students to work and live in Bermuda for a year, we realized that we never wrote much about our time in Bermuda except for our experience at America’s Cup. But there are so many things to do in […]
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Posted: 9/10/20 | September 10th, 2020 What do you take on your trip? What do you need? As long time readers know, I’m a fan of packing light. I don’t think you really need much when you travel. As a backpacker, I want to make sure everything I own fits into one bag. I often […]
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Posted: 9/8/2020 | September 8th, 2020 Tucked away up in the northeast corner of the United States, Maine evokes images of endless shorelines, wild forests, Stephen King, iconic lighthouses, and lots and lots of lobster dinners. Despite growing up only 90 minutes from the state, I only visited once in my life. I was in […]
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Posted: 8/27/20 | August 27th, 2020 Since international travel on pause, people have turned to exploring their own backyards. From the U.S. to Canada to England, Europe, and New Zealand, people are getting in cars, campervans, and RVs and heading out on road trips. After all, it allows you to social distance while still getting […]
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Updated: 8/24/20 | August 24th, 2020 When I started in the travel industry, one writer came up often in conversation: David Farley. He was a rock-star writer who taught at NYU and Columbia, wrote for AFAR, National Geographic, the New York Times, and many other publications. I always wondered who this guy was. He was […]
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Believe it or not Las Vegas with kids can be a fun vacation! If kids live there, kids can visit too. Our girls have been to Vegas three times and loved it for its big … 5 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas (+ how to save money) Read More »
Should you visit Las Vegas with kids? Once again on our US travels, we were faced with many people telling us Vegas just wasn’t a kid-friendly destination. Much like they told us about Mardi Gras … 14 Fun Things To Do In Las Vegas with Kids (adult’s enjoy these too) Read More »
Udaipur, which is situated on Lake Pichola in Rajasthan, India is filled with buildings fit for a Maharana. They rise from the water with architecture dating back to the 1500’s. Domed rooftops and arched windows make for a storybook setting. Days can be spent lounging on a bed with big cushions over looking the ghats (steps leading to the water) and daily life. Tourists dine on balconies and roof top patios as they overlook the cityscape of pastel yellows and creams.
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I have to clarify a giant misconception about Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is not easy! We were climbing in a group of 7 strong individuals who had just finished cycling 4500 km in tough conditions from deserts in Sudan, to altitude in Ethiopia and we all agree, it was one of the most physically challenging experiences of our lives. However, also one of the most exhilarating. I am happy to say that we all made it to the summit.
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We had read that the backwater tour was a must when visiting Kerala. According to The Lonely Planet It may be one of the most expensive things that you do in India, but it is well worth it. So naturally, we booked a houseboat and splurged on a cruise the backwater canals and tributaries of Alleppey. The boat was exactly what you would want for an exotic Asian Cruise adventure.
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Having lived in Edinburgh all my life, it is no wonder that I think the city is incredible. With its massive amount of history, great nightlife, and epic places to see, you can easily get overwhelmed with all the things to do in Edinburgh. It is not only a great place to visit but to […]
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Posted: 9/28/20 | September 28th, 2020 The coronavirus has given us all a wake-up call about what travel insurance does — and does not — cover. A lot of people assumed that travel insurance covered everything and, at the drop of a hat, would fly you home in an emergency. That incorrect assumption came as […]
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Posted: 9/24/20 | September 24th, 2020 As a history nerd, I love taking a deep dive into a destination’s past. I’m a firm believer that if you don’t understand where people have come from, you’ll never understand where they are now. It’s a big reason why I love museums so much. As one of the […]
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Posted: 9/21/2020 | September 21st, 2020 Today’s guest post is from Alicia Erickson. She’s a travel writer who splits her time primarily between East and Southern Africa, India, and Seattle. She’s writing about how to save money in Uganda, a country I have longed to visit but still haven’t gotten around to doing. Enter Alicia, […]
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After traveling to 115 countries and living out of a suitcase for nearly 10 years we have learned that the key to smart packing lies in being organized. Using the right travel organizers can mean the difference between a great trip and just a mediocre one. If you are not using travel organizer bags in […]
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In today’s world of cyber technology and highly trained criminals, it’s easy to have your valuables compromised. You need more than a money belt to keep safe, and these anti theft travel bags will help you do that while looking good! In this article, we explain what to look for in an anti-theft travel bag, […]
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Posted: 10/8/20 | October 8th, 2020 Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning journalist who has been living in the Caribbean since 2008. In this guest post, she shares her tips and advice for exploring the Caribbean in an ethical and sustainable way while benefitting the local communities that call the islands home. In 2005, I […]
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Posted: 10/5/20 | October 5th, 2020 In June, full of COVID antibodies that would disappear before the month’s end, I drove to Boston to see my family. My original plan was to stay a week and then slowly make my way back to Austin, stopping at as many national parks as I could. But when […]
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Posted: 10/1/2020 | October 1st, 2020 I had no idea what to expect when I first visited Quito. The capital of Ecuador and home to two million people, the city had a grittiness to it that reminded me a lot of Naples that was juxtaposed by beautiful and historic architecture. While the region around Quito […]
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It is hard to think that there will ever be a time when we will be able to travel “normally” again. At the present moment, we are in the thick of a pandemic. The majority … 8 Helpful Tips – How to Plan Your Next Vacation After the Pandemic! Read More »
As countries begin extra safety measures to welcome visitors again and people begin to think of traveling again, there are many things to consider. Not everyone is ready to start traveling, but there are some essential trips that people need to take. The Canadian government still has a travel advisory of non-essential travel outside of […]
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Not everyone is ready to get back in the air, but as winter approaches, there are people itching to head to warmer weather and sunny destinations. And a lot of those travelers are confused about purchasing travel insurance during COVID. I know my parent’s Snowbird friends are planning on heading south whether it’s safe to […]
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Posted: 10/22/2020 | October 22, 2020 Today’s guest post is from Kristin Henning. She and her husband Tom Bartel are perpetual travelers and publishers of the blog TravelPast50.com, where they discuss travel for older travelers looking to make the most out of retirement. Kristin is here to give her best tips on retirement travel (since […]
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Posted: 10/19/2020 | October 19th, 2020 When you look back at 2020, what do you think you’ll remember most about it? For me, it will be the lost momentum. When the year began, it looked like it would be the Year of Matt (take that, “Summer of George”!). TravelCon was gaining a reputation as a […]
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Posted: 10/17/2020 | October 17th, 2020 As the Southern cotton economy expanded on the back of slave labor in the early 1800s, towns emerged to transport the cotton on the Mississippi River. New Orleans, Memphis, Vicksburg, and Natchez are the four most famous of these towns. Located high on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, […]
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Posted: 10/17/2020 | October 17th, 2020 Portland, Oregon, is one of America’s most unique cities. While it often gets overshadowed by Seattle to the north, Portland is one of the US’s best and most interesting metropolises. With a world-class food scene, plentiful local breweries, and postcard-perfect scenery, it’s surprising that more people don’t visit this […]
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To be a successful travel writer or blogger, you have to keep learning. In this post, David Farley, an award-winning travel writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, shares 11 tips on how to keep getting better so that you can reach wider audiences.
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