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Join us, a Smashbrothers and freelance writers for tips and inspiration to journey around the world.
Summer travel tips so your vacation will go more smoothly. Most of us plan our vacations months before we travel. The more preparation we do, the less stress we'll have when the time come to take off. In this short video, I share some tips that will minimize the...read more
In addition to birding or hiking, many nature enthusiasts look for the weird and wild such as a scorpion hunt to break out of the mold. Consider these wild and wooly events some national wildlife refuges have planned this spring. Earn bragging rights on a Scorpion...read more
Now is not the time to start a diet: ditch your guilt and follow the foodies along Napa Valley's Gourmet Mile! In the land of culinary riches that is Napa Valley, Yountville, a small town has big reputation for exceptional cuisine and extraordinary wine. Located in...read more
Hong Kong really has become foodie heaven with a truly dizzying array of restaurants in a relatively small area. I find the combination of street food, Asian influences and the vast wealth that brings some of the world's top chefs and restaurant brands works together...read more
Despite its reputation for dizzying hills, San Francisco is a town for walking. Every weekend for seven years when I lived in San Francisco, I laced up my comfiest walking shoes and headed for varied neighborhoods and parks. Try a few of these walks and you too will...read more
I've stood at the precipitous edge of the Grand Canyon and felt as tiny as a flea. I've climbed to the top of Mt. Nimbus in the Canadian Rockies with my daughter and walked across a precarious suspension bridge, feeling dwarfed by the natural wonders around me. I've...read more
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Mauna Kea Beach Hotel History with a twist of luxury is seductive. When I think of famous, elegant hotels - the Ritz in Paris, the Plaza in New York and the Pera Palas in Istanbul - come to mind. When I think of Hawaii two historic...read more
From Miami to Honolulu and every town in between, people are generally very proud of the place they are from. But what makes the citizens of a certain city passionate about it? For one, it has to have character; something that is unique to that city that one won’t...read more
Mother/Daughter Travel We thought we were prepared, but we really weren’t. Our first glimpse of the colossal pre-Columbian city, standing regally under a piercingly blue sky, moved us emotionally and physically. We were both surprised by our reaction to the...read more
Tango away the night in the cultured, elegant, eclectic and seductive metropolis nicknamed the Paris of South America. I lived in Paris for four years, and I disagree with the nickname. Although some building look like Parisian architecture, and there are sweeping...read more
A hotel maid has decided to spill the dirtiest secrets behind housekeeping. . How do you usually begin a typical day? My day begins with a staff meeting at 7am. Here we discuss the days plans, be told how many guests are there that day, how many new guests are coming,...read more
“Nothing quite prepared me for how genuinely tough, wild and desolate Patagonia is. The friendship and solidarity I’ve met on the road astounds me on a daily basis,” recounts Mike Howarth, an e-commerce expert from Yorkshire England, who I met in Antarctica. “A common...read more