Emma Frantz

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Breathtaking Winter Camping in Washington

<i>Photo: Scott Kranz</i><p><b>By Scott Kranz, an Explorer for The Outbound Collective</b><p>This eight-mile roundtrip trek through old-growth forests to the snowy mountaintop of Mount Dickerman rewards you with breathtaking views of the of the Cascade region. I highly recommend waking up early to see the sunrise over …

6 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Earning And Redeeming Miles

<i>Daz /No longer Swan man / Flickr</i><p>In my early days of collecting points and miles, there were many things I was clueless about. Since wising up, I've talked to countless travelers who made some of the same mistakes. Without knowing the basics of earning and redeeming travel rewards, you may end up …

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

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Why You Should Skip School to Travel the World

With the cost of higher education rising dramatically each year, should you forgo college* and instead use that money to travel the world? It’s one …

Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys

Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Hawaii or the Caribbean: how do you choose?

Turquoise seas, white-sand beaches, palm trees and fruity drinks – both Hawaii and the Caribbean Islands have all the ingredients for a dreamy, tropical getaway. For travelers in North America looking for island escapes, this is a common travel conundrum – but even if you're coming from further …

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Why You Should Visit Valencia Instead of Barcelona

When you think of Spain, you likely envision Barcelona. Maybe your mind leaps instead to the beaches of Mallorca or Ibiza.<p>Here's another option that combines the best of those two options: Valencia.<p>We spent 3 days in this coastal city just a short train ride south from Barcelona or north from …