Sam Salerno

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Violent clashes in Kiev - in pictures

Chaotic scenes in Kiev’s Independence Square as anti-government protesters and riot police battle for control

How Dungeons & Dragons Taught Me To Love Travel

As a teenager growing up in Florida, I had never seen snow. But there I was, getting pelted in the face by a driving snowstorm as I scaled an …

Top 10 classic car rides

Classic cars don’t just look cool, they can put the soul into a journey. Put your favourite music on and fasten your seatbelts – it’s roadrunner time.<p>Volkswagen Camper, UK<p>Campervan driving down a road in Hampshire, England. Image by Ian Cumming / Axiom Photographic Agency / Getty Images.<p>The …

Classic Cars

Too Connected When You Travel?

Admitingly, I am a lucky guy; I get paid to travel the world. As an author, (I am always researching!) but more so as the Event Director for the around the world travel adventure The Global Scavenger Hunt. I am seemingly always on the move, and I notice things.<p>One awful trend I have watched evolve …

Google Glass

Six weekend breaks in Europe

If you’ve ticked off Europe's big city hitters such as Paris, Rome and Madrid, then <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine has some suggestions for your next trip.<p>Jerez de la Frontera, Spain<p>Jerez distils Andalucian culture down to its most dramatic elements. It is a beguiling town of sherry bodegas, sleek …

European Travel

Resolve to Explore the Golden State in 2014

As a flight attendant, I've visited dozens upon dozens of places across the country and around the world. I might even be able to fill a map with all places I've been. I don't often count these trips in my official travel roster, however, because the word "travel" means much more to me than simply …

National Geographic Travel

The Best of Romantic Ireland

With castles and legends, Old World hospitality and indulgent experiences, epic scenery and fairy trees, Ireland is a world of romantic mystique.<p>Here are some of the key highlights from around the Emerald Isle:<p><b>> Ardmore and Environs</b> (County Waterford)<p>Quiet Ardmore offers jaw-dropping sea views, …

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 …

New Zealand Has A Cave Full Of Glow Worms, And You Should Go Inside It

Imagine you're floating on a small wooden boat through a damp cave. It's completely dark inside, save for dots of light from the bodies of a thousand teensy blue insects. Their electric-looking selves create a Milky Way of color above your head.<p>No, you're not dreaming. You're in Waitomo, New …

10 lessons you’ll learn as a first-time American traveler

When East German border guards tromped through the tight train corridor, stopped my study abroad program director, and pantomimed the click of a …

8 Lessons Learned While Traveling The World

I'm from Barranquilla, Colombia. I've lived in Buenos Aires, Auckland, Los Angeles and now currently, Vancouver. I like to travel and experience cultures and situations that are out of my comfort zone [but not too much]. I lived out of my luggage for seven months last year (2013). I've ticked 20 …

Buenos Aires