Added by Nathan Hershley on December 2, 2011 at 10:39am — No Comments
I can be a real cheapskate sometimes.
So when my travel buddy and I were in Arequipa, Peru, and she asked if I wanted to check out the Santa Catalina Monastery, I initially took a look at the entrance fee and scoffed. 35 soles (12$) to get in? I had better things to spend the money on - like dinner!
Besides, just walking around a city is always free. And isn't that the most interesting kind of sightseeing?…
The start of the 2011 Christmas season is well under way and soon it will be the time to do that last minute shopping. Christmas markets are famous throughout Europe and you can usually pick up something different. Today I want to give you some of my favorite markets to visit throughout Europe this festive…Continue
Start: October 6 - University Place, Washington
Finish: October 10 - Crescent City, California
Miles Driven: 506
Number of Fish Caught and Eaten: 3
Days Camping: 6
Days of Rain: 6
It has begun. Six days down, 450ish to go. In that time we've traveled from our home state of Washington to northern California. It hasn't stopped raining since we arrived in Oregon, Jessica and Kobus spent last night sleeping in a pond now known as Lake LifeRemotely. Our gear…
Added by kobus mans on November 16, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments
Rambling through the streets of Bukit Bintang, our stomachs were now begging to be satiated. The smells emanating from the Spanish Tapas bar, German Pubs and Iranian restaurants were inviting, yet not enough to excite our desire for adventure and discovery. The thrill was in unraveling the mysteries of South-East Asian cuisine, and simply doing what the locals would do. That meant looking for street hawkers bent over their sizzling woks, stir frying local delicacies for the hungry onlookers.…Continue
Haggling is not for everyone and not everyone is good at it.
True hagglers know that it is not about undercutting the seller or over charging the buyer. Haggling is the ancient art of negotiating a mutually beneficial deal over fine and often blurry lines.
Added by Wilson on August 14, 2011 at 8:22am — No Comments
Added by No Vacation Required on August 15, 2011 at 1:31pm — No Comments
With a departure date looming the anticipation is intensifying at an unnerving rate.
No, it isn't the beginning of an impending adventure whose supply of exhilaration leave me wetting myself. The Grand Canadian Hitchhike is drawing to a close, and my flight bound for London is a mere week away. Much I've missed the homely comforts of my flat, the…
Added by Dylan Lowe on August 10, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Those of us who were here in the 1990’s remember Torstrasse as a dilapidated, run-down avenue dividing the historic district of Mitte from the then equally shabby residential district of Prenzlauer Berg. Back then the taxi drivers still liked to refer to…Continue
Added by Markus Menno Jong on August 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
After Telluride and Silverton we continued on our road trip to Colorado’s southwest resorts and low and behold, we ended up in Purgatory...at Durango Mountain Resort. Purgatory is perfect for intermediate skiers, families and…
Added by Jennifer Rudolph on August 15, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments
Every time I turn to my twitter feed there's somebody, or several somebodies, or one hyperactive somebody, tweeting relentlessly trying to outdo all the other somebodies, linking to an article or a blog post centered around a numbered list: Top Ten Mistakes New Tweeters Make.…Continue
I fly United frequently. I'm generally a fan; they have a decent mileage program, good partnerships, and reasonably good service on most of my flights. For the last few years they have been upgrading their international fleet with new seating in business. These seats are true parallel-to-the-floor, flat bed sleeper seats, and have been a welcome change from their previous recliner-style offering.
With the new seats came some changes to the upgrade system. United began collecting…
I have been drinking Yaqona (pronounced: Yon-gona) for the past 30 years. To say that it is an acquired taste is accurate, and I just cannot wait until I acquire it. Yaqona, as it is called in Fiji, or Kava as it is called in Hawaii and other Polynesian cultures is harvested from the plant, Piper methysticum. It…Continue
Added by gtrot on July 13, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I have been spoiled. While on a nearly one month exploration of Turkey I discovered the art of Grooming. No, not some mundane ritual of scraping my face each morning half asleep and caffeine deprived. But the time honored art practiced by Turkish barbers.
Recently I found myself in the small town of Kirazli, a farming community approximately 45 minutes from Ephesus. Known for their wonderful cherry and apricots, their slightly alkaline soils and abundance of water make their fruit…Continue
Added by joseph sylvester on July 18, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments
While planning a six-month trip around the world, i've been thrilled to find that my travel plans are also helping to organize my stay-at-home life.
It's no secret that planning a trip takes a lot of time and thought, even if it's just a weekend out of town. But a spin-off of that planning is the potential for putting many housekeeping duties in order before you depart.
These are some of the improvements i've made in my life in advance of my travels: