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The Fabled Colonial Key West

The Fabled Colonial Key West

Key West Aerial View by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key West is described as the southernmost city giving visitors a taste of the Caribbean without even leaving the US. The tourist board even states Key West is a “unique …

Camping 101

Camping 101

Camping can be a great way to get closer to your family in every sense of the word.  You’ll be able to roast marshmallows over a roaring fire, huddle together for some stargazing and finally snuggle up in your tent …

4 Skywalks to Scream About

4 Skywalks to Scream About

CLIFFWALK Image courtesy of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

When you think of somewhere stunning that you want to visit or a unique place you want to see, what comes to mind? How often have you thought about standing on a …

Going green (really green) on the Emerald Isle for St. Patty’s Day

Going green (really green) on the Emerald Isle for St. Patty’s Day

As Ireland’s national holiday approaches, visions of all things green will sweep over the island, as well as fill the minds of Irish descendents spread across the globe, many of whom make pilgrimages back to their motherland on the ever-popular …

Kraków Beyond Old Town – Eight Great Excursions

Kraków Beyond Old Town – Eight Great Excursions

Kraków, Poland is quickly becoming known as a must-see European city all around the world, in part thanks to its grand Old Town neighborhood that survived numerous wars and occupations and is a nearly flawless depiction of its glorious past. …

Unique Adventures in Iceland That Will Make Your Friends Jealous

Unique Adventures in Iceland That Will Make Your Friends Jealous

It’s always fun to come back from a trip with incredible stories — not only for the fond memories, but also (of course) to be able to leave your friends and family in awe of all the exciting details. Exaggeration …

Voluntourism: Giving Back without Breaking the Bank

Voluntourism: Giving Back without Breaking the Bank

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Volunteers at a historic renovation project in Germany

Sure, we’d all love to quit our jobs, run off to some unpronounceable locale and join the Peace Corps. But what if you can’t quit your job or commit to a 27-month …

Hopping Through Europe’s Easter Markets

Hopping Through Europe’s Easter Markets

Europe is known for having an extensive and impressive array of Christmas markets, but the seasonal merriment doesn’t have to stop there. In springtime, when flowers, trees and hibernating critters begin to come out of winter hiding, new markets also …

DOs and DONTs: New Year in Valparaiso

DOs and DONTs: New Year in Valparaiso

Chilean Revelers

Valparaiso, for want of a better word, is a shanty town on the coast of Chile. Starting from its docks, sitting in that all too commonly found water, colored grayish brown by the offal of container ships, it …

Transport in Bolivia

Transport in Bolivia

La Paz Transport

I’m not a man designed for transport really, be that public or otherwise. My limbs are longer than they should be, my posture is terrible, and I have trouble sleeping in anything other than a bed. So …

Europe’s hippest hostels: chic on the cheap!

Europe’s hippest hostels: chic on the cheap!

Hostels sometimes used to be thought of as dingy, crowded, last-resort lodging that was only for hippies, students, random backpackers and possibly criminals — and perhaps that is the impression that some people still have of them. That old stereotype …

Shanghai on Next To Nothing, Part I – Tips

Shanghai on Next To Nothing, Part I – Tips

Photo by Albert LawShanghai. It sounds so exotic and glamorous. And let’s be frank, when you put those two adjectives together, you are often talking about expensive, as well. But the fact is that China has traditionally been and remains a budget traveler’s …

Have Your Cake and Eat it too: Work and Travel Abroad

Have Your Cake and Eat it too: Work and Travel Abroad

Dear Travel IQ: I’ve decided I would like to live abroad for a year. I’m not flush with cash, just nerve. What are my pennyless options?

Signed: Expat to be in Charleston, SC


Dear Expat:

We’ve all felt …

Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking Ireland

Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking Ireland

Backpacking Ireland - Tourism Ireland courtesy imageIreland is one of the best backpacker destinations in Europe. First of all, it is small and compact, yet extremely varied. There are also great transport links around the country and, best of all, the people are super friendly. The …

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