Eight Days in the Yucatan: An Overview

Eight Days in the Yucatan: An Overview

Mexico as a tourist destination often gets a bad rap.  We've all heard the rumors of the poverty, the drug cartels, and corrupt federales.  Perhaps you saw the movie Get the Gringo and decided Mexico is not for you. While I can't tell you that those unsavory elements...

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Packing Cube Showdown

Packing Cube Showdown

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]When it comes to organizing your pack, it is tough to beat the efficiency of packing cubes.  Until you use them, it can be hard to understand how such a simple item can be so convenient for packing, unpacking, staying...

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The Legend of St Frideswide

The Legend of St Frideswide

Let me tell you a story about a woman who once lived named Frideswide. Other than a sexy name, you must be thinking, why should I care about a woman who has been long dead? Here are 5 reasons:She founded a priory in Oxford, which later was incorporated into Christ...

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Take Good Travel Photos In Bad Weather

Take Good Travel Photos In Bad Weather

There are few things worse than checking the forecast before heading out on a trip only to realize that the weather is going to be lousy the entire time. Instead of all those beautiful, sunny pictures you had been dreaming of capturing, you have to readjust your...

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Travel Expense Tracking with Trail Wallet

Travel Expense Tracking with Trail Wallet

It's easy to lose track of finances while traveling.  An expensive meal here, a souvenir there, and next thing you know you're wondering where all of your money went.  Budget conscious travelers have utilized various methods of tracking finances, from collecting loose...

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An Elephant’s Self Portrait

An Elephant’s Self Portrait

I rode an elephant in Thailand. Yes, it was a cool experience. And afterward, I took home a souvenir that remains to this day one of the best travel conversation pieces I own. Elephant camps in Northern Thailand are big business, with dozens of camps offering...

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Caye Caulker: A Bit of Paradise on Earth

Caye Caulker: A Bit of Paradise on Earth

Caye Caulker is known for crystal clear water and laid back atmosphere.  Backpackers flock here for the relaxed, Caribbean vibe, while adventure travelers are drawn to the popular dive and snorkel sites like the Blue Hole Natural Monument or the nearby Belize Barrier...

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Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Packing Cubes Review

Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Packing Cubes Review

Packing cubes are a great way to organize the contents of your bag.  There are a variety of manufacturers and sizes available, with most of them constructed from some sort of fabric/mesh combination for strength and visibility.  Eagle Creek has created quite a buzz...

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The Changing of the Guard

The Changing of the Guard

So you're in London and hitting all the must-see attractions, which obviously includes the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.  You walk excitedly through St. James Park, with the beautiful Palace coming into view in the distance.  But as you get closer, you...

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The Castles of Jordan

The Castles of Jordan

If I were to ask you to think of castles, what kind of locations appear in your mind. England? France? Germany? Probably not Jordan. But Jordan is one of those magical places filled with all kinds of (relatively unknown) wonders to be explored. And believe it or not,...

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Amman: The Ugly and The Beautiful

Amman: The Ugly and The Beautiful

I recently discovered a list on ucityguides.com of the 10 Ugliest Cities in the World.  Amman, Jordan, made the list.  As one might imagine, having Amman listed as one of the World's ugliest cities has generated quite a bit of controversy amongst my Jordanian friends...

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Outdoor Research Sensor Gloves Review

Outdoor Research Sensor Gloves Review

For you travelers who avoid cold climates like the plague, this review may seem unnecessary. However, if you ever find yourself in the Andes mountains in the wintertime, or perhaps decide to take a day trip to the top of the Zugspitze in Bavaria, you might need a...

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