Margaret Rehfeld

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Can I Use My iPhone Abroad?

<i>A:</i><p>The answer is yes, you can use your other half—your iPhone—abroad. But here are a few tips for making sure you have money for something other than international roaming.<p>First, call your carrier and inquire about their particular packages for out-of-country travel. For instance, AT&T will charge …

These Destinations Are Straight Out Of A Disney Movie

Ever wished your life was a Disney movie?<p>Unfortunately we don't have a magic wand and can't turn you into a beautiful princess but we can help you virtually travel to any of the real-life magical places that are the actual spot or more likely the inspiration behind the most iconic spots from our …

Travel Quote: Hans Christian Andersen on the Meaning of Travel — Vagabondish

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The World's Best Destinations For Solo Travel

Traveling alone is no longer taboo. In fact, it's trendy to go alone out of choice. Celebrated as a way to learn about oneself, more people are discovering the freedom of exploring a new place on their own terms. From the frozen heartlands of Iceland to the sultry beaches of Belize, many …

How to Return to "Normal" Life Gracefully After Long-Term Travel — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>You’ve been the envy of your circle of friends for months. They’ve followed you on social …

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How to Fall in Love With the World

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>It’s a sultry summer night in Paris.</b> You’ve had a dinner of <i>biftek-frites</i> and Burgundy with friends in the Quartier Latin and while they’ve opted for the Métro, you impetuously decide to wander on foot instead to the apartment you’ve rented for the month. You amble through …

The BBC thinks you’ve only read 6 of these books…have you?

WE STARTED passing this around Matador Editorial today: 100 books of which the BBC believes most people have only read 6.<p>Feels a bit simplistic, to …

How to Blog Like an Expert: Tips from the 10 Best Travel Blogs (Pt. 1)

I'm going to pull a Slim Shady here, and point out my weaknesses. Having lived in Sydney, Barcelona and Rio, I might have an understanding of expat life and travel, but I'm still new to the travel blogging community.<p>I'm a rookie, and I want to pitch with the All-Stars. How better to learn the …

Transform your travel writing, pt. 2: You’re not in a vacuum

SO OFTEN IN TRAVEL WRITING — particularly in travel blogs — there’s a total absence of character interaction, as if the narrator operated inside a …

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100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

The Coolest Places On Earth To Read A Book

Between museum visits and sightseeing, traveling can be a tiring sport. What better way to take a break than settle down somewhere beautiful and historic with a book?<p>Whether it's your vacation book, a travel guide or your handy map, take a time out with your reading material and enjoy your …

Rick Steves Drinking Game

Yes, I know I have favorite words, verbal tics, and trademark clichés that those who read or watch lots of my work find popping up over and over. These quirks give my travels maximum fun per mile, minute, and dollar while carbonating my ability to create experiences that are vivid and …

7 ways to become a spontaneous explorer of the world

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally …

Famous Movie Locations in Rome

Most of us gain our first impression of the world's great cities in cinema -- and our ideas of what these cities are like (and what to expect when we actually visit them) are forever influenced by what we see on that silver screen.<p>Some cities are rather blasé about their movie star status -- none …

Travel Writing That Matters: Part II

Last summer, in the middle of an epic five-week Grand Tour which took me the equivalent of 1.7 times around the globe, I had the great pleasure of speaking at the TBEX blogger gathering in Dublin, Ireland.<p>Dublin was just as charming as the hype would have it be–every taxi driver seemed to have a …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

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Traveling in Sin : A Travel Memoir Book Review

I love reading travel books; memoirs are enjoyable and well-written accounts make me feel like I'm truly present in another part of the world. For this reason I was looking forward to reading Traveling In Sin, a memoir about an adventurous couple from the United States who spent a year traveling …

The courage to stay in one place

He took me to a brewery, to a place I will never go again. The memory of his hand brushing against my knee is connected to a piece of me that still …

20 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Spain

<b>1.) The Mediterranean coast is paradise</b><p>Spain's long, sandy Atlantic beaches and cozy Mediterranean coves are rightly famous throughout Europe. That most get over 300 days of sun a year doesn't hurt either. (Photo by Naxos).<p>See more photos of beaches in Spain<p><b>2.) ...and the mountains are just around</b> …

Why (and How) Travel Writing Moves Us

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I sat down with <b>Don George</b>, editor at large at <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> and author of <i>Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing</i>, and asked him to wax philosophical about how and why travel writing gets under our skin, who inspired him to become a travel writer in the first …

Literary City: Sjón’s Reykjavik

Welcome to the most literary country in the world: Iceland. Its current international star Sjón shares his favourite haunts, why he doesn’t believe …

A traveler’s New Year’s resolutions for 2014

POP THE BUBBLY, denizens of Planet Earth. You’ve made it through another year on this crazy little space rock. It wasn’t the easiest one we’ve ever …

8 Travel Resolutions for 2014

Want to travel better (and more) in 2014? Set some goals. Maybe your goal is to check off three new countries for passport stamps, or to visit more states. Maybe you want to catch up with your former best friends at their homes across the country. But when setting those quantity goals, also be …

7 reasons why, exactly, you should travel

Let’s face it: Traveling takes planning, is expensive, and, depending on where you’re going and who you’re going with, can be a little …

If You're Looking For Something Crazy To Do In Europe, Here's Your Ultimate Plan

Not to sound ungrateful to the gods of culture, but once you've seen one museum, you sometimes feel like you've seen them all.<p>Looking for something extra crazy to do on your EuroTrip? Allow us to highlight the wacko-ist spots in each city on your map.<p><b>LONDON</b><p><b>You could</b> sip tea with the queen.<p><b>You …

Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Bookworms

Forgo the generic gift card this holiday season and instead wrap up these five new travel-inspiring books:<p>In Sebastião Salgado’s <b>Genesis</b>, more than 500 monochrome photos–of Central African volcanoes, Brazilian jaguars, and the Stone Age Korowai people of West Papua–compose what the acclaimed …

The Most Famous Author of All Time from Washington State?

Something amazing just happened. In Business Insider's "The Most Famous Author from Every State" article, I was their pick for Washington State.<p>Our state has produced some great and serious authors (most notably Sherman Alexie and Richard Brautigan), and some very popular, mass-market writers …

Blue Highways

• <b>Author:</b> William Least Heat-Moon<p><b>Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads.</b><br>William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get …