Category: Travel Tips

10 essentials to pack when going abroad

I just returned from a five-week trip around the world, where I logged nearly 27,000 miles. I have been traveling for more than twenty years, the past five as a professional travel blogger. Needless to say, I have a bit of experience with international travel. In no particular order, I...

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Top-10 Backpacking essentials

I attended the 2014 Outdoor Retailer show this year and was introduced to a number of really cool products. As an avid outdoors person, I really enjoy camping and backpacking—since the show, I've been testing out a variety of products. Here are some of the best, and, essential backpacking products...

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Riding the Washington State Ferries

Washington State Ferries is an integral part of the transportation system; most of the routes are to destinations within the Puget Sound area of Seattle. While the ferry system is used as daily transportation for many commuting to work in Seattle, the ferries are also a great way for tourists...

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Five things NOT to do while staying at a B&B

Top Five Innkeeper Pet Peeves... I absolutely love the B&B/Inn experience, some might argue that I've become quite the authority after reviewing so many of them. Because I'm keenly aware that staying at a bed and breakfast is different than a hotel, I felt compelled to try and educate newbies...

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Winter Driving tips and suggestions

It's always a good idea to be prepared before winter driving season arrives.  Doing a road trip during the winter months, especially through areas with inclement weather can be a hazardous prospect—I know this all to well after hitting black ice and spinning out of control in sub-zero temperatures while...

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