Gerardo Leon

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Crossing the borders with Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Israel

<i>The borders between Israel and the two countries with which it has signed peace treaties, Egypt and Jordan, are open to both tourists and locals. The</i> …

Minimalist Travel: The World in One Backpack

Escape the oppression of the rolling luggage cart!<p>About two years ago, I spent a lot of time living out of a backpack. My original Minimalist One-Bag …

100 best places in the U.S. for brunch, including 16 in California

Just in time for Mother's Day, OpenTable has come out with its crowd-sourced list of what its users say are the 100 best brunch places in America.<p>New York topped the list of brunchable spots with 20 restaurants, and California came in second with these 16 (many of which have Mother's Day menus, in …

New York City

The 10 Best Travel Shows On Netflix Streaming Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: July 12th</b><p>Are you dreaming of that next adventure? Maybe with this exclusive travel club or even virtual reality? We all need to get away at some point. Luckily television (teacher, mother, secret lover) is here to help. As if you already didn’t have vacation envy enough from all the …

We Answer Every Question You Could Possibly Have About ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

<i>The Huntsman: Winter’s War</i> is a movie that exists. Not once have I ever heard, “Oh, I would love to see a sequel to <i>Snow White and the Huntsman</i>.” But here we are today, in 2016, with a sequel to 2012’s <i>Snow White and the Huntsman</i> that, for some reason, is being advertised as a prequel. What a world. …

4 books that feel like travel

WHEN I CAN’T AFFORD TO TRAVEL, I find myself casting about for cheaper ways to discover something new about myself and the world. The obvious choice …

How Much Does It Cost To Travel The World For 5 Months?

In September 2015 I wrote my first post on Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog, in which I announced to give a full budget breakdown for my 5 month trip. It …

5 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special. …

25 apps for digital nomads

IN THE PAST 3 YEARS, I have already run my business from Lebanon, Indonesia, Morocco, Iran, Kenya, and South Africa. Always on the hunt after a …

12 mountains everybody should climb

Whether you're a first-time climber or searching for your next high-altitude challenge, don't overlook these 'classic' peaks...<p>1. Toubkal,</b> …

Mountaineering

5 New Travel Startups Turning Expat Travelers Into Community Members

Expats fan out around the world in search of a new life, a fresh start doing work they love or to retire and begin the next chapter on their …

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This lightweight two-person dome tent comes with built-in LED lighting.<p>Shaving tent weight usually means jacking the price or shrinking the …

The 45 best books to read on the road

1. On the Road<p>Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel should be compulsory reading for all nomads, backpackers and folks who want to live off the grid. In ‘On …

The Newest Way To Find The Best Airfare Deals

<i>by Zach Everson, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Photo: AugustSnow / Alamy<p><b>ExitFares could revolutionize the hunt for airfare deals by mining social media updates, message board posts, e-newsletters, and more to compile the best values anywhere.</b><p>ExitFares, which launched last month, monitors numerous online …

Flying

59 fascinating things you didn't know about Russia

With the eyes of the world on Russia, here are 59 interesting things you might not have known about one of the world's most intriguing countries.<p>For more on the country, including its best hotels, see our guide.<p>1. The Hotel Astoria in St Petersburg is where Hitler planned to hold a huge celebratory …

Utah by Dirt: The Ultimate Adventure Road Trip

Adventure<p><b>Follow along as we chase dirt trails, ride the red-water rapids of the Colorado River, and explore hidden canyons in Escalante on our Utah by Dirt adventure. Follow along with the hashtag #UTbyDirt.</b><p>The looming sandstone towers obscured the entire northern skyline from where we had parked …