8 Fascinating Facts About Thailand

194 Shares Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world. Yet, there are many facts which people might not know about the “Land of Smiles”. Even though I’ve spent almost a half year here in total, there are still things I’m learning about the country. 1) It used to be called Siam […]

Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey

From the World Heritage inscription: The site is located along the Weser River on the outskirts of Höxter where the Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey were erected between AD 822 and 885 in a largely preserved rural setting. The Westwork is the only standing structure that dates back to the Carolingian era, while the original […]

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5 Breathtaking Natural Attractions in Slovenia

For some, Slovenia is just a tiny plot of land between Italy and Croatia. But for others who take the time to explore it fully, Slovenia is a vast country full of unique and beautiful attractions. Formed in 1991 as part of former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is the perfect adventure lover’s destination that many people don’t […]

11 Best Things to do in Iceland Outside of the Golden Circle

Iceland has exploded onto the travel scene in the past decade. It’s no wonder – thanks to its combination of nearly unbelievable landscapes, Northern Lights-spotting opportunities, and badly-behaved (but great-looking) volcanoes. Although it can feel like every traveler is planning or has just returned from a trip to Iceland, there are plenty of cool spots […]

8 Fascinating Facts About the Canary Islands

185 Shares After driving around the Pyrenees Mountains for a week I’ve changed scenery and have gone to the Canary Islands. I’ve been on the island of Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Graciosa, and Tenerife and will be on La Gomera and La Palma next week. So far it has been great with amazing weather. I […]

This Week in Travel – Episode 243

This week Jen Leo, Chris Christensen, and myself are joined are joined by our guest Seth Kugel, former New York Times Frugal Travel and author of the new book “Rediscovering Travel – A Guide for the Globally Curious” Subscribe on Apple Podcasts This Week’s News: Lonely Planet shuts down magazine Seattle Airport Will Soon Allow […]

Touring the Baltic States: 3 Countries, 1 Tour

150 Shares This summer I traveled to the Baltic States with G Adventures. (Disclosure: I have been an ambassador for G Adventures since 2010.) Route of my Baltics Tour with G Adventures The Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were some of the last places in Europe I had yet to visit. I had […]

15 Best Places to Visit in Northern Portugal

149 Shares Apart from Porto, Northern Portugal is often forgotten by international tourists. However, as Portuguese who traveled extensively in our country, we know that northern Portugal is probably the most authentic region, with a wide range of interesting destinations. If you are planning a trip to Portugal you should reserve at least a few […]

This Week in Travel – Episode 242

This week Jen Leo, Chris Christensen and myself are joined by this week’s guests Marc Bennett and Julie Bennett from rvlove.com authors of the book Living the RV Life: Your Ultimate Guide to Life on the Road as we talk about full-time RV living (interview starts at 28:53 after the news): How they kept a […]

5 Compelling Reasons to Visit Albania

Nearly three decades since Albania started to put their Communist history behind them, the country remains all but unknown known to tourists around the world. But there’s plenty for adventurous travelers to discover across the country, including photogenic mirror-like lakes, towering mountains and sprawling forests that are free of crowds. The cuisine has a heavy […]

The Tools and Services I use to Operate my Travel Blog

As I mentioned in my 12th-anniversary post last week, there have been a lot of changes to travel blogging in the last decade. In that article, I focused mainly on the cultural and business aspects of running a travel blog. As with the business side of things, there have been huge changes on the technical […]

What is a Visa Run?

This article is part of a series which attempts to answer basic questions people may have about travel. If you have a question you’d like to see answered, please send me an email with your question. A visa run is a short trip over an international border designed to reset the visa in the originating […]