Welcome Smashbrothers Travelers!
Join us, a Smashbrothers and freelance writers for tips and inspiration to journey around the world.
When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the shoe leather has passed into the fiber of your body. --Emerson Utterly unlike camping and walking in the woods, your first backcountry hike and hut experience is an initiation into the soul of the high mountains....read more
Cosmopolitan called on Marybeth for advice on how its readers could avoid similar trouble. Here's what she had to say. 1. Ask to be assigned a room above the ground floor, especially if there are sliding glass doors — an entry point offering easier views of and access...read more
From our friends at Thomson Family Adventures: 1) Maybe you’ve been to all the usual places… but Turkey is NOT a usual place. It’s full of more surprises than we can even tell you about. 2) History. World history was practically invented in Turkey. From the Roman...read more
Mother's Day 2010 found me and my daughter JC on a grand adventure for a good cause: biking across America to raise funds and awareness to help fight osteoporosis, which runs in our family and affects millions of American women. Daughter Annalyse trained with us and...read more
1. Winterthur Garden, Wilmington, Delaware http://gardenblog.winterthur.org/ Before you go, check their garden blog, a resource for garden lovers who want the nitty-gritty details of what’s currently blooming. 2. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, on Biscayne Bay near Miami,...read more
As I learned at a summit on "Boomer Consumers" last week in San Francisco, 2011 is a year like no other: Beginning in January, 10,000 Americans will turn 65 every day. An emerging market is already out there, but the technology is unsophisticated, the vendors small....read more
I was surprised to discover how many Boomers were buying my travel books, communicating to me on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, but of course I've featured Smashbrothers Boomers traveling the world in A Woman’s World, Smashbrothers Women, and my Girlfriend Getaway books. It turns...read more
Check out this week's featured travel photos! Blaine Harrington is a travel/location photographer, based in Metro Denver (Colorado, USA). He is the 2005 and 2006 SATW Travel Photographer of the Year. He has worked on assignment for most major news, business and travel...read more
Our friends at Thomson Safaris interview Marcus Shapiro, the founder and CEO of Fit For Trips Q: What are some of the concerns your clients have before climbing Kilimanjaro? A: I commonly get asked about altitude. Although altitude issues can affect anyone, being...read more
From our friend Ali Riley at Thomson Safaris With its sturdy build, menacing horn and impenetrable hide, it is hard to imagine that the fate of the rhinoceros – one of the iconic Big Five – hangs in such a delicate balance. Over the past several decades, the rhino...read more
From our friends at Thomson Safaris Guest blogger Helga Ausman on climbing one of the world's great peaks--at 78. Five years ago when I was climbing Mt.Shasta (14,162 ft) I found myself surrounded by experienced mountaineers who had climbed just about every mountain...read more
From our friends at Thomson Safaris: Professional photographer Andy Biggs just returned from leading two back-to-back Africa Through the Lens trips in Tanzania. He searched out the large herds of the Great Migration in the southern plains of the Serengeti and was...read more