Beth Wright

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8 National Parks You've Never Heard of But Should Add to Your Bucket List

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10 Oktoberfests to Visit If You Can't Make it To Munich

As throngs of thirsty folk head to the halls for Oktoberfest 2015, we round up our favorite Oktoberfests around the country.<p><i>This post originally appeared in 2014 and has been updated.</i><p>Oktoberfest, Fredericksburg, Texas<p>Texas has strong ties to Germany—Texas German, a dialect, is still used amongst …

9 Ways to Think Like a Leader

Leaders think differently.<p>Many years ago, I had the opportunity to shadow the CEO of a major technology company for one day. That one day changed my life forever. Walking through the hallways of his company, hearing him interact on phone calls and watching him tackle projects and challenges was …

The do's and don'ts of Yellowstone National Park

Do's and don'ts in Yellowstone National Park:<p><b>Don't get within 100 yards of a wolf or bear</b>, or within 25 yards of bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and coyotes. Rangers say more people are hurt by bison than by bears. (Bison can run about 35 mph — three times faster than most people.)<p><b>Don't</b> …

Orange-Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing

• For the cake:<br>• 4 eggs<br>• 1- 15 oz can pumpkin puree<br>• 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate<br>• 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar<br>• 1/2 cup vegetable oil<br>• 1/2 cup …

These Are the 21 Best Pumpkin Beers, in Order

There are so many pumpkin beers on the shelves these days that it's difficult to figure out what's a trick and what's a treat. To help you on your …

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America’s 5 Best Overland Routes

“Overlanding” almost universally conjures images of a dusty Land Rover rolling across Sub-Saharan Africa, lions in its wake. And “North American road …

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7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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Choosing Your Perfect RV Camping Destination

A key factor in planning any vacation or road trip is the RV parks and campgrounds.<p>A top rated RV resort, A+ Motel & RV Resort is located in Cajun …

The Best Shows On Netflix You’ve Never Heard Of

Netflix original programming has grown from one series in 2012 to 36-plus series in the years to come, which means that Netflix is as full-fledged a network as FX or AMC (in fact, they’ll provide even more programming by 2016). As they ramp up their original programming, expect to see fewer series …

A Cut By Any Other Name: Secrets of the Butcher

Butchery is a skill as old as hunting itself, but now, butchers are undergoing a PR renaissance. And it virtually removes animals from the picture.<p>TV shows and articles about butchery are usually pretty devoid of actual meat cutting, focusing rather on charcuterie aging, butchery restaurants, or …

12 Things You Should Never Do in Hawaii

Just as there isn't one single best way to vacation in Hawaii, there are many ways to do it wrong. To have a great trip in the Aloha State, avoid these 12 pitfalls.<p>Then again, if nothing says vacation like speeding tickets, painful stings, and bland food, by all means ignore this advice.<p><i>(Photo:</i> …

Microsoft Windows 10 Bombshell: It's Free For Everyone

<b>Edit:</b> Since publishing this article, Microsoft has since altered its original blog post and has more recently added a statement from Microsoft’s Gabe Aul, who has apologized for the confusion caused by the original post in relation to the supposed ‘free’ Insider copies of Windows 10 referred to in …

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10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

Photograph: Allen Ginsberg/Corbis<p>From left to right: Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Robert LaVinge, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti stand in front of the City Lights bookshop in 1956, owned by the latter …

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8 Luxury Camping Trips That Are Worth It

Camping is great...except for the bug bites, sleeping on the ground and the constant fear of wild animals. The alternative? Glamping. These luxurious vacations allow you to experience nature and gorgeous scenery but without the tent-pitching and fire building. Here, eight amazing glamping trips …

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

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Best Tours in the Pacific Islands and Oceania 2015

Travel<p>From Traveler Magazine's 2015 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Australia: Oz, Round Two</b><p>Been to Sydney, Uluru, and the Great Barrier Reef? This alternate down-under itinerary highlights the vast Kimberley region and Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, where you’ll fly over the Bungle Bungle Range and swim …

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Europe’s 8 Most Picturesque Towns

From the islands of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Alps, Europe’s postcard-perfect towns continue to inspire travelers with distinct …

7 Reasons Cruising Is a Great Way to See the World

Once upon a time, taking a cruise was simply a means of island-hopping around the Caribbean. Today, however, cruising offers so much more than that …

How to Choose the Right Cruise for You

Cruising has become so much more than a means of island hopping around the Caribbean. These days, you can enjoy world-class dining, spas, zip lines, …

Spring 2015 Guide to Paris

There's more than love in the air this spring in Paris, as the city's top museums and cultural spaces unveil a scintillating roster of new events and …

The best GPS devices: Action Packed

Until about a decade ago, many of us went trekking with a map in a freezer bag and a compass on a string. Today we have replaced those with a handheld GPS (Global Positioning System) device. Using satellites, these mini-computers with an antenna can calculate your exact position on Earth, marked by …

Hiking in the Nordic countries

The Atnsjøen lake and the Rondane massif.<p>In the Nordic countries of Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden there are large sparsely populated areas …

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Focaccia di Recco

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: The thinnest focaccia you'll ever see has a surprise hidden inside: oozy melted cheese.</i><p>The people of Liguria -- a region along Italy's western …

Top 20 Free Things to Do in Chicago

While it may not be known for having the same sky-high costs as London, New York City, or Tokyo, Chicago is still a big city, and spending time there …

9 Ideas for Your Next Volunteer Travel Experience

A few years back, my wife and I took a six-month trip with our two teenage children where we volunteered our way around the world. Not only was this …

Top 20 Free Things to Do in Paris

With travel prices escalating regularly, it's good to know that some of the best things in Paris actually <i>are</i> free. Inquisitive visitors willing to …