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Amazon rolls out music and podcast features for Alexa's smart home 'Routines'

Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant has become pretty popular over the years. It's gained advanced smart home control features and a host of …

How much does it cost to sail around the world? The real costs of liveaboard cruising

<b>Terysa Vanderloo looks at the real cost of liveaboard cruising, and shares some tips on how to budget</b>Two years ago my partner Nick and I set off from …

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Destination Cocos Islands

Occasionally my lives as a sea gypsy and an entrepreneur collide because I have to wear so many hats: captain, husband, writer, lover, sailor and …

Small Group Tours & Travel, Big Adventures

Jun 10, 2018<p>Mountains and momos make Nepal the perfect destination for solo travel. But there...<p>Jun 08, 2018<p>From island hopping in the Caribbean’s …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

Must-Do Road Trips to Make Summer 2016 Unforgettable

There’s a palpable excitement that fills the air as summer approaches. The season promises long sunny days, get-togethers fueled by barbecue and …

Sailboat Shopping – Searching For A Cruising Catamaran

Well, our search for a sailboat is in full swing and I think we’re in for a long grueling, process. We have...The post Sailboat Shopping – Searching …

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How To Use Twitter To Be A Better Traveler

We love nothing more than a travel deal, especially during the holidays. And Twitter just might be the most instantaneous way to find them.<p>We talked with Brent Herd, Twitter's Director of Sales, about how to tweet our way to cheap trips during this season and beyond.<p><b>1. Follow the handles that give</b> …

Coastal hideaway: The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia

Photograph by Patrick Heagney<p>The rinky-dink ferry from St. Simons Island to its undeveloped sister travels about fifteen minutes up the Hampton River …

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Best of Montana Year-Round: Scenic Drives and Trails

Get ready for a breathtaking experience on scenic routes across Big Sky Country.<p><b>Amtrak Empire Builder</b><p>“The Empire Builder provides the best way to see the big sky of Montana with actual purple mountain majesty,” says Marc Magliari of Amtrak. The legendary passenger train, which travels more than …

How to explore the world by cruise ship

For many people the mere mention of the word 'cruise' can evoke cringeworthy images of forced fun and chintzy cabins, but boat trips can be a thrilling way to see the world – it just depends on the cruise you choose.<p>Feel the local rhythm on a freshwater cruise<p>With smaller boats and fewer people, …

Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets that Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.<p>It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the <i>Mars</i> for the Roman god of war: But it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, …