Becky Pokora

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Finding Paradise in the Remote Bruce Peninsula

As I loaded up the pickup truck for a road trip to Canada, I played my family’s words over and over in my head. “You’re brave,” my father-in-law …

Hiking

Blowing Things Up in Bogota

There are things that sound like a good idea and then there are things that sound like a bad idea when traveling.Take <i>tejo</i>, fondly referred to as …

South America

The No-Nonsense Guide to Cairo

Travel to Cairo is a mental exercise. The city is incredible, but it’s also a challenge. I won’t sugarcoat things in this Cairo travel guide: there’s …

Cairo

Na Zdrowie! A Krakow Vodka Tour

“Vodka is good medicine,” Kamila assured me. She was standing in front of Krakow’s Old Synagogue with a plate of bread and a tea cup of salt in her …

Alcohol

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

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Things To Do in Yellowknife | Best of Canada

If a sparkling diamond is still a girl’s best friend, then a visit to <b>North America’s diamond capital</b> is definitely in the stars.<p>Yellowknife, the …

Not All of the Middle East is Unsafe: Visiting Iraqi Kurdistan

<i>With all the talk around the Muslim Ban this winter, I think it’s important to remember that travel and exposure to other cultures is inherently a</i> …

Middle East

Rushed But Worth It: Miami Layover in Wynwood

No joke: I had 3 hours and 57 minutes for a Miami layover yet I was fumbling over my belt buckle in a public restroom because I was in a rush. I had …

Travel

Scenes from Semana Santa Antigua – sightDOING

I specifically timed my stay in Antigua to coincide with <i>Semana Santa</i>, the holy week directly preceding Easter. The country as a whole celebrates the …

Holy Week

Personally Experiencing Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala – sightDOING

Imagine being woken up at 5:30 in the morning because a marching band is outside your window, the sound of cymbals and sousaphones clanging in your …

Central America

Things No One Tells You About Vietnamese Cupping Therapy

“Sorry this didn’t turn out exactly how I expected,” I told Mike. “I thought we’d be fishing in the morning after tai chi class and biking or …

National Parks

Ballestas Islands vs Islas Palomino: Which is Better?

Is there such a thing as too many penguins? I couldn’t decide between Peru’s Ballestas Islands or Islas Palomino, so I went to both for double the …

South America

How to Hike in the Rain

I wasn’t exactly excited when my sister told me the only time of year she could go to Peru was smack dab in the middle of rainy season. Almost …

Backpacking

Last-Minute Spring Break Ideas

March officially welcomes in spring break season, but don’t lose help if you’ve procrastinated on making plans. Here’s a few spring break ideas using …

Panama City

The Most Magical Map in Richmond

I don’t like to talk smack about my city, but Richmond can be superficial sometimes. Not everyone — far from it — and not all the time…but …

Richmond

Do You Really Need It? A Carry-On Only Packing List

I wasn’t always good at packing. Yes, I travel mostly carry-on only but it seemed like I forgot something<b> every. single. time.</b> I’d save $25 (and the …

Backpacking

The Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables Month-by-Month

Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables Month-by-Month<p>Buy Produce in Season for the Best Price and Taste<p>Updated July 02, 2017<p>An easy way to save on fruits and …

Jet-lag: is eating on a plane a good idea?

On my flight home from Australia last month I was offered a meal one and a half hours in, the part of a flight I like the best. But it was 4am, not a …

Jet Lag

The 5 best exercises to do if you're stuck in a workout rut

Feeling demotivated? Re-vamp your training with these top moves<p>When it comes to getting fit (and staying that way), one of the biggest obstacles to …

Workouts

A Guide to Virginia: The Best of My Home State

I’m not a native Virginian, but that’s precisely why I know the best things to do in Virginia. I made a huge effort to travel and explore the state …

Hiking

Photo Essay: What I Did Instead of Hiking the Inca Trail

I’ve never had any ambition to hike the Inca Trail. There’s little solitude throughout the journey and too much downtime at camp each night, so even …

South America

I Acclimated to the Sacred Valley the Wrong Way (But You Don’t Have To)

Admitting this kills me because I know I’m prone to altitude sickness and I took a lot of precautions to lessen the impact. But even though I did a …

South America

If You Like to Eat, Do NOT Miss these Culinary Tours in Paris

I tasted my way through Paris on accident. My original four-day itinerary was foiled by heavy rains and flooding, the Seine bursting into the city. …

France

Warm Places to Visit in Europe During Winter – sightDOING

Winter is a great time to visit Europe: prices dip while the temperatures do, with airfares at rock-bottom prices and promotional rates at hotels …

European Travel

Hike Through 7 European Countries on this Epic Trail

The Via Dinarica is poised to become one of the world’s top trekking destinations.<p>Twenty years ago, the Balkans seemed an unlikely spot to go trekking. Torn apart by bitter conflict, Yugoslavia painfully splintered, and borders between the new republics were better known for acrimonious rifts than …

European Travel

Oh, the Places I Want to Go (in 2017)

You know your year is going to be epic when you ring in the new year in Cusco.Cusco’s Plaza de ArmasI think 2017 will be a great year for travel for …

Hong Kong

Getting to Machu Picchu is a Pain in the Butt

<i>Hurry up and wait.</i>That should be the new tagline for Machu Picchu. I didn’t think much of it when I was standing in the world’s longest airport line …

South America

Where to Stay on the Eastern Shore

You’ve heard me share my love for Virginia’s Eastern Shore, but unless you’re from the area. What exactly does “Eastern Shore” even mean?The Eastern …

Virginia Beach

Camino de Santiago, Day 8 - Backpacking Detours

Logroño to Nájera 17 Miles<p><i>This article is the seventh in my series of walking 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago with my husband Scott. Some</i> …

What to Wear in Morocco

Out of all the trips I’ve taken, the one I get the most questions on is Morocco. I get it — it’s an exotic destination that’s a little more …

Clothing