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Free Stuff to Do in Sydney

Besides being Australia’s largest city, Sydney is also the most visited (though, contrary to popular belief, it‘s not the country‘s capital). Sydney has an incredible variety of attractions and sights to see, and, while it can be pricey, its great outdoors, stunning scenery, and a few attractions are free. So when you find yourself in this great city on a tight budget, here are some Sydney travel tips that involve free things you can do: The Rocks The Rocks is […]

Four Cities, One Great Thing

Here’s a challenge. Think of your favorite city and pick your very favorite thing about it. Think of it as a “you are stuck on a desert island and you can only bring 1 thing” type of question. Except this time it’s “think of your four favorite cities and pick just one thing to share about them.” That’s the challenge Matt and I made for each other – pick four cities we both love, and share just one thing about […]

Exploring Lanzarote

Lanzarote is one of the seven small specks of Spain that comprise the Canary Islands and is a popular holiday destination located close to the Tropic of Cancer. The archipelago is often referred to as the Hawaii of Europe thanks to its volcanic origin, great beaches, and temperate climate. Lanzarote is the fourth largest and most easterly of the Canary Islands. It attracts around 1.5 million tourists annually, the majority of them from sun-starved northern European nations. But despite the […]

Sightseeing Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. It’s a modern city, but it has a lot of history and many different architectural styles. While the city can be quite expensive, it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re coming from another country or live in China, you can take a trip to this beautiful city without breaking the bank. The Huangpu River splits Shanghai in half. Puxi is west of the river and also where the Old […]

Traveling with Children

I’ve spoken with many who would love to travel as a family but worry that it’s just too difficult, perhaps even unfair to their children. Traveling with children certainly does have its challenges but after two years of travel with my husband Noah and four-year-old daughter Lila, I’ve found the rewards far outweigh any potential disadvantages. Parent Comes Before Tourist People love kids, and if you’re lucky enough to be traveling with one, you’ll find whatever magic dust they have […]

How to Choose the Right Destination

Most of us want to travel, but we’re not always 100% sure of where to go. You have this urge to leave the comfort of your home, discover unfamiliar places, meet new people, and experience other cultures. The question is always where to go. Here’s some advice on how to choose the right destination for you: Duration Regardless of whether you live in Europe, America, or Asia, the duration of your trip often depends on work and what you can […]

Travel First Starts At Home

If you think travel is something that only happens when you take overseas plane flights, long bus rides, or cross-country train trips, you’re missing out on a world of opportunity much closer to home. Of course, you’re forgiven for associating travel exclusively with foreign lands, exotic food, and curious dress habits. That is, after all, the image handed down to us from the days of Marco Polo, David Livingston, and other great explorers and perpetuated by the Travel Channel and […]

How to Spend Your Time in Taiwan

There’s no place quite like Taiwan. The Taiwanese are a warm, hospitable group of people who never fail to be courteous and helpful. The national pastime in Taiwan seems to be eating. The Taiwanese, both adults and children, are very work and study-oriented. Their lifestyles demand healthy food that is available on the go. As a result, eating in Taiwan has become an epicurean’s playground. The food is an international smorgasbord of culinary delights, with a budget in mind for […]

Get Paid to Travel

If you’re a long-term traveler, I’m willing to bet that one of your recurring fantasies involves some variation of the following scenario: You wake up one day after years of penny-pinching to the amazing news that your travels will now be fully funded by (a) a surprise inheritance; (b) a wealthy significant other; (c) a coveted book contract; or (d) an agent or magazine editor who has read your travel blogs and thinks you’re the best thing since Paul Theroux. […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Travel Photos

Some of us can remember sitting through travel photo slideshows as kids: carousel after carousel of Uncle Herb’s bad photographs from his Mexico vacation. Don’t turn into Uncle Herb. You’re an avid and knowledgeable traveler, so don’t let yourself become that dreaded relative. The flip-flops you bought at the Chiang Mai night market will eventually break, the tee shirts you bought in Ibiza will fade, but your digital images and photographs, properly persevered, will stand the test of time. Slide […]