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, men and women have been fascinated with distant lands, and those that have even the slightest hint of wanderlust will understand this insatiable need to travel.

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6 European Seashore Lunches

What could be better than sitting alongside crystal blue water and eating fish that was caught early that morning while you sip on a glass of Chardonnay and laugh quietly with your travel partner?

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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 live up to our expectations, whether our hopes are too high or the surroundings dim the amazement.

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Photo Essay: Dogs on Vacation

Since dogs have become family members and pawed their way into our hearts, it may be hard to think about leaving them at home when you head out on vacation. It certainly can be challenging to bring your dog along if you plan to fly across the world.

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Where Should You Stay? 5 Accommodation Options Compared

Picking out a place to stay can be a daunting task. While you might appreciate a boutique hotel for its unique design, someone else might be looking for somewhere cheaper with a more social environment.

You might think of the place where you stay as just another place to rest your head, but sometimes finding a place that fits what you’re looking for can make all the difference to your experience of a place.

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6 Awesome Kids Books about Planet Earth

Children are always learning and inquisitive. Along with trying to teach a child patience in a travel environment, other questions may arise for a parent when a young child looks out an airplane window at 30,000 feet.

Airplane travel may be routine for an adult, but for a child traveling for the first time, it can be a life-altering experience. That may be the first time a child fully understands the concept of planets and our relationship with planet Earth.

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14 Lost Travel Traditions I Wish They’d Bring Back

A number of travel traditions have been forgotten or discarded over the years, and while we won’t be wishing for a return to the days of covered wagons or smoking sections on airplanes, there are a handful of lost travel traditions I’d love to see rescued from obscurity.

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6 Things that Surprised Me About Lima

Lima, Peru, is the coastal capital of a country famous for its mountains. The first time I traveled to Lima the city was a tough sell for me because, like most tourists, I was eager to travel onward to Cusco and the marvelous architectural ruins of Machu Picchu.

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Don’t Make These 7 Mistakes Traveling in Dangerous Areas

“You’re going where?! Wow, that’s brave.”

How many times have you gotten this response after mentioning an upcoming trip? For some people, any trip abroad sounds scary, but certain places might be labeled “extreme travel,” even by the people who choose to go there.

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6 Things I Learned about Myself through 100 Hours of Meditation

Sometimes when people hear the term “meditation retreat,” they think of a dreamy escape to an exotic place where meals are taken care of and you get to sit crossed-legged on a cliff in front of a crystal blue ocean full of crashing waves.

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7 Bizarre Bars around the World

With most bars serving up the same dull fare, dance music thumping, televisions playing sports and the usual suspects of wine lists and draft beers being poured, there has to be more out there for a night of drinks. Well, there is…

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Hippies, Hashish and Banana Pancakes: The History of Backpacking

Over the years, backpacking has become a popular rite of passage for many young adults. But some claim that backpacking has fallen the way of other heavily marketed travel niches and become too packaged and formulized.

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15 Things I Learned from 10 Years of Living and Traveling Abroad

Writer and life-long expat James Baldwin once wrote, “I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.”

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