Passports with Purpose

Passports with Purpose, the travel blogging fundraiser, is raising money now through December 17, 2014 to help farmers in Honduras with Sustainable Harvest International (SHI). For $10 a try you can ...


Puri, India: Rickshaw Tour Photo Essay

Puri, India is one of the four most important holy cities in India (the other three being Badrinath, Dwarka and Rameswaram). Dating to the 3rd century BC, it is said to have been ...


My Favorite Markets Around the Globe

One of my favorite things to do anywhere in the world is go to the local markets. It’s always such a slice of everyday life and culture, fun and interesting. ...


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Adventures of a Carry-On Bag

Some trips need the big bag, and some just a carry-on. I’m ...

A Haunting Underwater Sculpture Garden in Grenada

They lay silent underneath the surface of the sea, holding hands with ...
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My Year in Travel, 2013: Recap and Photo Slideshow

It’s here – my annual “Year in Travel” video. I had many ...

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Are We There Yet?

Travel – it’s what moves, motivates, inspires and fulfills many of us, myself included. And because I am who I am – both a travel writer AND a personal global nomad – a big percentage of my friends and colleagues are big-time travelers too. Such as Jeff Jung. A fellow Texan, hailing from the quaint […]

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My Best and Worst Travel Experiences of 2013

I saw and did some amazing things this year, to be sure! And let’s face it – travel isn’t always fun and games. Sometimes you just don’t dig a place, or have a travel experience that sort of sucks. The good definitely outweighed the bad, but I decided to be honest about both sides of […]

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Finding Home: Our Soul Cultures

Originally posted on Trading Places:
Have you ever had that moment when traveling to a new and unfamiliar place—maybe you’ve already journeyed all over the world, maybe it’s one of your first experiences—but suddenly, you are somewhere you know you were just meant to be. A place that resonates deep inside you; a place where…

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San Diego for Families

The land of sunshine — otherwise known as Southern California — is a huge vacation draw for travelers from around the world. For families in particular, San Diego offers the nearly perfect family trip: near-perfect weather, beaches, culture, sports and plenty of entertainment for kids of all ages. And the winter holidays are a great time […]

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How To Travel For Free – Cyber Monday!

Originally posted on How To Travel For Free (or pretty damn near it!):
Just in time for Cyber Monday! The brand new, updated 2nd edition of How To Travel For Free (or pretty damn near it!) is now also available as a softcover printed book and for Kindle which can likewise be transferred to an…

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Our new, Updated 2nd Edition coming available!

Originally posted on How To Travel For Free (or pretty damn near it!):
This morning we are excited to announce big news for How to Travel for Free (or pretty damn near it!): We have a new, expanded and updated version of our book coming out! The Updated 2nd Edition of How to Travel for…

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Eco-Adventures through San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

At 500 years old, San Miguel de Allende looks really good for its age. The entire town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and succeeds very well in both keeping its colonial charm and authenticity while staying fresh, modern and very vibrant. San Miguel enjoys a deserved reputation as an artistic community, with its winding […]

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Montréal 3 Ways: Nature Lovers, Foodies and Art Scenesters

Montréal is often said to be a little piece of Europe in North America. And it’s true, to an extent; much of the architecture and culture feels like France or Austria. But the Québec city is more North American than you might think. Its cosmopolitan energy, bold innovation and a vibe full of originality and […]

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Facing our Fears when Traveling

Aren’t you afraid? It’s a question many of us regular world vagabonds get asked, in one way or another, on a pretty regular basis. A couple of weeks ago this hit home to me again, this fear or fascination (or both) that people have about other places in the world, when I came upon a […]

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NatureAir: Based in Costa Rica, the world’s first carbon neutral airline!

The really bad news for those of us who love to travel is what a big, bad thing that air travel does to our environment. Like cars, we aren’t going to be getting rid of it — so we have to do our best to make it more efficient, less polluting, and offset the environmental […]

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