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The 7 fundamentals of documenting your travels

One of the biggest mistakes in travel is assuming you’ll “never forget” a particular moment or feeling. From launching out of a plane for a skydive, …

Living Rooms

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

5 Travel Letdowns And How To Avoid Them

In every travel guide, you'll find a list of "must-see" attractions. And while you should definitely strive to accomplish as much as you can while traveling, it's important to have realistic expectations.<p>More often than not, we hear how disappointing a much-hyped attraction is. It's all subjective, …

Add Some Adventure To Your Travels With These Ideas

Need some adventure travel inspiration? In a world filled with extreme activities, here's a couple to get your ideas flowing, inexperienced or not.<p>For those who will go the extra mile for the photo-op, visit one of the many viewing platforms around the world. The views are reason enough to make an …

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

How to House-Sit Your Way Around the World

You've heard about pet-sitting, but what about house-sitting to save money while traveling? The basic idea is reciprocity: keep an eye on someone's home while they're away, and you get to stay in it for free. It's a win-win.<p>Photo Courtesy of Bart Speelman/Flickr. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget …

Budget Travel

10 Best National Parks For Fall Trips

Come autumn, many of America's National Parks are at their most visually stunning. It's not only the fall foliage that amplifies their beauty, but also the waning light casting the landscape in an almost magical iridescence.<p>Come autumn, many of America's National Parks are at their most visually …

National Parks

The 9 Best Places To Skinny Dip Around The World

Self-described as "the world's leading authority on swimming naked and doing it well," <i>The Skinny Dipping Report</i> compiles an annual list—in the form …

Explore Italy’s art masterpieces

Italy hosts such a rich variety of historical art pieces it is almost overwhelming to the novice art-appreciator.<p>You can see many of Italian art’s greatest hits in a single day if you want to shuffle along behind everyone else at the Vatican, but this is a recipe for Stendhal syndrome: an arguably …

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

The Beginner’s Guide to Glamping

Glamping is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A portmanteau of "glamorous" and "camping," glamping brings the comfort of a hotel into the …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

France's 10 Most Enchanting Towns

This summer, ditch the tourist trail in Paris and Marseilles and hit the countryside to experience the wealth of gorgeous historical villages France has to offer.<p>It's no surprise that France has long held the title as the world's most-visited country. From the artistic legacy of Paris and the …

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