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Here are the best spots to watch the first solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979

The buzz term in summer travel this year is all about path of totality. The destination is a tiny little town in extreme southern Illinois, not far …

A Guide For First-Time Solo Travelers

Don’t wait on anyone else ― just book the trip.<p>It was 2011 when I embarked on my first solo traveling adventure. I was in my late 20s, working as a middle manager in a secondary school, a mortgage, nice car, serious boyfriend - all of the things that you fantasise about when you are younger that …

5 Incredible Shipwrecks You Can Dive

After learning how to scuba dive, you might be most excited to see all the reefs, with their brightly colored coral and fish. But the entire ocean is …

5 Irish Attractions that are Actually Worth Seeing

Everyone has heard that Ireland is the place to go for a bit of ‘craic’ — aka fun, defined by hitting up a few pubs, drinking some Guinness, chatting …

6 awesome places in Michigan you’ve probably never heard of

IT’S EASY TO THINK of Michigan as just another “Midwestern” state, but dig a little deeper and it’s clearly anything but. For starters, it has the …

National Parks

March Was Hot

In the past 137 years, there’s only been one March hotter than March 2017, and it was March 2016. That’s according to the latest iteration of NASA’s …

How to Build the Ultimate Trail Mix

Trail mix is perhaps the ideal outdoor snack. But the packaged stuff tends to be loaded with unhealthy added ingredients like sugar, salt, and oil.<p>To keep the fuel nutrient-dense, skip the stuff wrapped in plastic and make your own instead. It’s an easy way to avoid junk calories and unnecessary …

Nutrition

Must-Have Travel Accessories For 2017, From Travel Pillows To Cocktail Kits

From inflatable solar lights to carry-on cocktail kits, here are five must-have travel accessories for your next trip.<i> By Carly Petrone.</i>The Sprinkle …

Watching Sunset on Railay Beach, Thailand

The beach had come alive with visitors – all congregating with cameras in hand. The sunset here always draws a big crowd… The clouds began to change …

‘In Bhutan, humans are not dominant, but a small part of the whole’ says Emma Slade on the Himalayan kingdom she regards as her spiritual paradise<p><b>Bhutan is one of the few places in the world where you can experience unbroken Buddhist culture.</b> Spirituality is embedded in daily life here. I came …

Bhutan

5 Great International Destinations for Budget Travelers

The vacation spots you dreamed about are now affordable.<p>One of the most important determinants of an international travel budget is the destination …

Finding the best of Jerusalem

With only a few days to spare, I made it my goal to find the best of Jerusalem. And I did.

A peaceful morning in Glenorchy

From our New Zealand Workshop<p>Be sure to come check out our Workshops page here on the site if you want to come to New Zealand with me some time! …

Beautiful Places in Canada to Visit

Canada’s immense and magnificent natural landscapes provide a cornucopia of unequaled photo opportunities, outdoor adventure, and historic landmarks. …

The One Thing You Must Do In Each Country, According To Tourists

You'll either love this map or hate it.<p>If you could only do one thing in each country you visited, what would it be?<p>U.K. travel site Vouchercloud compiled a map that shows the top-rated “Thing to Do” on TripAdvisor in nations around the world. And while some picks seem on-point, others may sound …