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7 Classic British Comfort Foods

If the Brits know anything about food, it’s how to serve up winter warmers. As a place that sees more than its fair share of wind, rain and gray skies, [...]

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7 Things NOT to Do in a Natural Disaster

Tsunamis, earthquakes, exploding volcanoes, hurricanes, it can sometimes feel like Mother Nature is throwing us one natural disaster after another. I was recently in Hawaii when we received a warning [...]

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10 Essential Tips for Israel Travel

Israel has been a coveted land for millennia and the recent fighting with Gaza is the latest chapter in this enduring conflict. Yet, tourists seem undeterred. In 2012, Israel’s visitor [...]

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My Barefoot Volcano Hike (and Why I’m Glad My Shoes Broke)

I couldn’t tell whether the dark matter oozing from my feet was mud or blood, but I took in a deep breath of crisp air and let out a laugh [...]

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“I threw away years of hard work in search of travel…”

I’d made it. Seven years of training and I was officially qualified as a lawyer. I should have been ecstatic but all I felt was disappointment. Client meetings, conferences and [...]

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Why Living in a Troglodyte Cave Might Be Good for You

“I’m going to France to live in a cave,” I declared to my friends and family. It was the heart of winter and my loved ones rolled their eyes, passing [...]

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5 Hawaiian Dishes (that Only the Locals Eat)

Think of the United States and food, and it doesn’t take long to conjure up images of cheeseburgers and fries, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and chili dogs. However, while [...]

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6 Lessons from Kung Fu School (And How I Learned I’m No Bruce Lee)

My childhood TV choices were dominated by my older brother, which meant that by the end of my teenage years I’d seen more kung fu movies than most. Jet Li, [...]

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Improve Your Travel Writing with these 10 Lessons

Who wouldn’t want to swing in a hammock while writing about their day’s activities and get paid for it? Travel writing is a dream job, and it’s no longer preserved [...]

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10 Travel Quotes that Inspire Me

Travel can be expensive, time consuming and exhausting, yet each year millions of people pack their belongings into a bag and set out in search of new sights. For millennia, [...]

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5 Disappointing Historical Sites around the World

You’ve traveled miles to stand before a historical site but now that it’s before you, all you can muster is a sinking feeling of disappointment. Sadly, some sites do not [...]

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101 Ways to Learn a Language

Sitting in a classroom conjugating verbs is one way to learn a language, but perhaps not the most interesting. Here are 101 ideas of how to learn a new language [...]

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6 Little-Known Facts that Could Affect Your Air Miles

Air miles are a wonderful concept that can equal cheap or free flights, but to maximize your points it’s important to understand the system and play it to your advantage. [...]

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6 Ways to Get Fit and Travel

Lounging on a beach can be fun, but it doesn’t do much to improve your waistline. If you’re looking to get fit and travel, here are 6 ideas to get [...]

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How to Open Your Own Hostel: The Ultimate Guide

Budget travel accommodations can be a lucrative market. If you’ve ever stayed at a guesthouse or hostel and thought you could run it better, here are 50 tips on how [...]

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The 10 Laws of Airport Delays

Murphy’s law dictates that flights only leave on time when you’re running late, and when the departure board flashes “delayed,” this seems to set off an avalanche of bad travel [...]

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The Shocking Truth about Hotel Hygiene

Norovirus isn’t listed under in-room extras, but it’s a risk we face when we check into hotels with poor cleaning standards. Most of us aren’t clean freaks and the majority [...]

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5 Watery Paintings You Can Step into in Real-life

Rivers are the lifeblood of many cities and make the perfect spot for sightseeing, picnicking, taking a stroll or even a cruise. However, it’s not just tourists that have been [...]

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Don’t Make These 6 Mistakes in Rome

Rome is one of the most remarkable cities in the world. From the ancient Colosseum to the Vatican, Rome deserves the millions of visitors that flock to her decadently marbled [...]

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10 Beautiful Travel Journals to Inspire Your Writing

Sometimes you just need to jot a trip detail down. Here are 10 travel journals to inspire you to swap your mouse for a pen and capture your trip in all its glory.

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