When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.
— William Least Heat-Moon

Travel & Adventure

Here's Why You Should Travel Through Europe By Train This Summer (and what's new with the Eurail Pass)

I love the traveling part of traveling, and — if you have the time — there is nothing better than travel by train. Europe has an incredible network of trains criss-crossing countries, passing through incredible scenery, and giving you access to off-the-beaten-path towns and villages.


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Travel Trends: Book a Layover Instead of Avoiding One

Avoiding long layovers and stopovers when travelling long distances by air used to be the goal when it came to booking tickets.But, thanks to some outstanding recent campaigns by airlines like Icelandair, a layover is not only something not to avoid, but a travel trend that is now being sought out — it's two vacations in one!  


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13 Travel Quotes That Will Inspire You to Pack Your Bags

Need a little inspiration to kick-start the new year? Look no further than these 13 fantastic travel quotes! (Make sure you scroll to the bottom of the post for even more inspiring travel quotes.)


History & Discovery

The Most Interesting Discoveries Made in 2016 Using Ground Penetrating Radar

New technology is completely changing the fields of history and archaeology, as the use of innovations like Ground Penetrating Radar are resulting in new discoveries all over the world. This tech is even changing the way we look at old discoveries, as new chambers, burials, buildings, and more are being discovered in previously excavated areas.


Travel & Adventure

The Ultimate Guide to The Best in Travel 2017

Everyone seems to put out a "Best Spots to Travel" list every year, so to make things easy for you, I've put together a master list with the Top 3 spots from the following lists: National Geographic's "Best Trips 2017", Travel and Leisure's "Best Places to Travel in 2017", Fodor's "No List 2017", Lonely Planet's "Best In Travel 2017", and Conde Nast's "Best Places to Travel in 2017."



Travel & Adventure

12 Top Tips For Solo Travellers

I'll be the first to admit that travelling alone for the first time can be scary (in fact, I wrote a blog about it). What happens if you get lost? What if you look like a fool? What if you can't communicate with anyone? Will people think you're a loser if you eat alone? And what do you do if you get lonely? 


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The One App You Need to Make Your Travels in 2017 Easier

On a recent trip to Sweden, I found myself in the city of Gothenburg with no map, no access to wifi, and no data plan that allowed me to use my phone to figure out where I was.  I had the Lonely Planet Sweden in my bag, but the only map large enough to be of any use was of Stockholm. It was unbelievably frustrating to think that in this age of technology, I could still find myself completely lost with nothing to help me navigate the city I was in. 


People & Culture

Everything You Need To Know To Make Bespoke Chocolate at Home

Are you a fan of small batch, bespoke, or specialty chocolate? Have I found a website for you. I discovered the site while reading a story about/exposing the Mast Brothers in the New York Times, and I haven't been able to stop reading ever since. 


Travel & Adventure

Canada's 40+ National Parks Are Free to Visit In 2017

To celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary in 2017, Parks Canada is making entry into the country's 40+ National Parks, Historic Sites, and Marine Conservation Areas free for the entire year! It normally costs around $10/adult for 24 hours, which means that heading to the rockies for a few days of skiing, to the coast for a kayaking adventure, or a week of backcountry camping is suddenly a lot more affordable! 


History & Discovery

A Tale of Two Pantheons: One In Paris and One In Rome

Yes, there are two famous Pantheons that you can visit in Europe, but they were both constructed for very different reasons, and were built hundreds of years apart. The Pantheon in Rome, one of the city’s most well preserved ancient buildings. 

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