Wendy Krafthefer

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Get To Know The Soon-To-Be Record Holder For Traveling To Every Country On Earth

Cassie De Pecol doesn’t do things the easy way. When she decided to travel to the world, she didn’t just hit the same countries every other traveler visits. She decided to see all of them.<p>Every single sovereign nation in the on earth. And she’s going to be the fastest person ever and first woman to …

Why The Cook Islands Are The Best South Pacific Bargain

"So how's your day going?" asked the post office lady as I bought some colorful Cook Islands postage stamps (I'm very analog and love sending post cards on my travels rather than posting to Facebook).<p>Funny thing was, the way she asked I had a feeling that she would have lent an ear were I …

My 'buy nothing year': How one woman saved £22,000

Buying a round of drinks in a pub isn’t usually a spectator sport but when I punched my PIN number into the card terminal in my local, a cheer went up. As the clock struck midnight on 26 November this year, my friends and family gathered round to watch me make my first purchase in a year.<p>Twelve …

Minimalism

12 Apps That’ll Help You Organize *Everything*

With the new year already underway, now is a great time to start getting organized. Even though we love planning out our lives in our paper planner, we also need some organization hacks on-the-go… both for our digital lives and our real lives. That’s why we’re super excited to share our top apps …

Apps

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

10 Downright Dreamy Trains to Take Before You Die

The most romantic — and civilized — way to travel.<p>If you've had enough of the indignities of air travel (and there are so very many) and long car …

Trains

Could this meta-meta-flight search help you find the cheapest airfare?

There are a number of search engines out there designed to help travellers find the cheapest airfares available, but a new “meta-meta-flight search” says it scans a number of flight comparison engines to find the best of the best.<p>CheapFlightsFinder has created a new online dashboard that compares …

My Favourite Flying Hacks

• Always take advantage of an airline’s online or mobile check-in service. It’s a great way to ensure you are ready to fly and select your seat free of …

A 7-Night, $250 Cruise? Yes, and You Might Also Do Some Good

I had been on only one cruise in my life: a hulking 4,252-person Royal Caribbean vessel that featured an ice-skating rink, a mini-golf course, a casino and a Johnny Rockets. It felt as if a small city had been ripped from its foundation, airlifted and placed on the water. David Foster Wallace’s …

This Is What a $21,000 First Class Airplane Seat Looks Like

Flying first class is a delicacy some of us will never experience. But flying first class like this — well — it’s pretty much the stuff of kings.<p>On a …

Five Days in Havana

Cuba is huge—it spans more than 600 miles from east to west. We saw abundant signs of civilization as we sailed along the coast and closed in on …

Cuba

One Week Fall Foliage Driving Itinerary

New England’s fall foliage is legendary. Across the region, leaves turn from green to gold and scarlet, purple and orange. The show is magnificent – …

Upstanders Season 2 | The Starbucks® Channel

This 17-year-old’s amazing drone videos will put your holiday snaps to shame

Mathias Haughom, a 17-year-old student from Norway, got into drone photography “just for fun” – shooting scenes of the mountains and countryside around his home. But these are no home movies – these are epic films featuring some of Europe’s most incredible landscapes. Haughom is one seriously …

17 undeniably awesome truths about traveling in Thailand

1. A night in Bangkok is way cheaper than just about anywhere.<p>Travel doesn’t have to be pricey — even in nice places — and Thailand proves it. …

This Alternative London Underground Map Shows You What To See At Every Tube Stop In Central London

London is a pretty epic place, though its probably expected that I’d say that seeing as it’s my home but its the actual truth. 🙂 Our wonderful city …

England

The world's first island resort giveaway | Adventure Sports Network

How much would you pay for a debt-free and profitable resort business located on an idyllic island in the Pacific? How does $49 sound? That’s the …

How to Spend Your Life Circling the Globe

Jason Lewis once did a big trip that defined his life-defined it because at the time he finished it had taken almost a third of his entire existence. …

5 Ways to Travel Coach but Feel Like You're in First Class

How to feel special without spending all the extra money.<p>The best way to travel is always in the first-class cabin. You'll get enough leg room to satisfy a giraffe, cordon bleu cooking, and the chance to swap business stories and build connections with other high fliers. But it's expensive. Etihad …

The World's Longest Honeymoon Reaches 7 Continents

Most world records sound terrifying, painful, or just plain ridiculous. Until this.<p>Mike and Anne Howard have been on the "World's Longest Honeymoon," traveling over four years to 40+ countries. And they aren't done yet. They just explored their seventh continent, which not only makes their …

How One Savvy Traveler Got a $24,000 (First Class) Flight for $104

Sam Huang is at it again. The last time we chatted with the globetrotter, he had just gotten back from a first-class trip around the world on …

11 Reasons Why Virgin Coconut Oil Should be on Your Travel Packing Essentials List

Since discovering the natural miracle (repeat, <i>miracle</i>) that is raw organic virgin coconut oil, my life has changed for the better. I've thrown away more than half of the health and beauty products that once sat on my bathroom shelves, and my hair and skin have never felt or looked better.<p>As well as …

Luxury Travel Tips: How to Plan the Ultimate Luxury Travel Adventure

Welcome to a new series on SilverSpoon London on luxury travel tips and planning for amazing adventures. Regular readers will know that meticulous …

Are you taking the Leap? Forget the fly and flop, the ultimate new honeymoon destinations for once-in-a-lifetime adventures revealed

• <b>New activities such as gorilla trekking in Rwanda and volcano surfing in Nicaragua are on the rise for newly-weds</b>• <b><br>Experts say honeymooners now look to</b> …

31 Practical Ways to Love Grieving Families in the First Few Days

When my son died, I didn't get a manual on what to do. I didn't get an orientation into how to be a grieving parent. So when some people asked how they could help me and my family, I really didn't know.<p>A comment repeated often by bereaved parents is, "Please don't use the phrase, 'let me know if …

You can actually rent these surprisingly affordable private islands

Sipping rum and lounging in the sun while enjoying a beachfront vacation on your own personal private island sounds like something straight out of a billionaire's summer guidebook. In real life, it's just another workday fantasy for the 99 percent.<p>Or maybe it's not.<p>Airbnb has compiled a list of ten …