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  • Trek Debuts the E-Caliber 9.9, a $13,000 E-Mtb That Costs $13,000

    Trek Debuts the E-Caliber 9.9, a $13,000 E-Mtb That Costs $13,000

    Okay, okay, the top of the line build for Trek’s new e-Caliber is technically $12,499, so we rounded up a little, but with tax and possibly shipping, you’re cozying up next to $13 grand. There’s an “entry”-level version that runs about $6,500 too, for those out there on a “budget.” So what is it? It’s […] More

  • What It’s Like to Have a Career As a Fire Spotter

    What It's Like to Have a Career As a Fire Spotter

    In the West, we’re turning the corner from winter to spring, which means a building excitement for alpine adventures, but also a growing wariness of the wildfires summer heat bring. That wariness inspired the construction of fire lookouts across the West, little time capsules erected at the peaks of mountains, that once housed hermitic lookouts […] More

  • How to Travel Again in 2021 — by Tablet Hotels

    How to Travel Again in 2021 — by Tablet Hotels

    With vaccines rolling out around the world, travelers are hoping to become travelers again, and they’re planning trips further ahead than ever before. But after a year of uncertainty and constant changes to the rules, many don’t know where to begin. This is a simple guide to help answer a complicated question: “I think I […] More

  • Spoor62 Welcomes You to a Restored Railway — by Tablet Hotels

    Spoor62 Welcomes You to a Restored Railway — by Tablet Hotels

    In the shadow of a former train station that peaked in the Roaring Twenties, in a region made famous by Marvin Gaye, hotel Spoor 62 gives guests a loving look into a historic railway line that connected Paris to the Belgian coast. A remote rumble. A cloud of smoke. A whistle. The imposing Pullman locomotive […] More

  • A History of the Zeppelin

    A History of the Zeppelin

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript Airplanes were not the first type of aircraft. Lighter than air airships were flying decades before the Wright Brothers flew their first airplane. Of all the airships, there was one company that became so successful […] More

  • Things to do in Okanagan Falls British Columbia

    Things to do in Okanagan Falls British Columbia

    Looking for the best things to do in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, Canada? We’ve got you covered. We’ve made our home base in Kelowna, BC, for over six years now. It’s amazing how time flies. In that time, we’ve been fortunate enough to spend plenty of time exploring the sunny Okanagan Valley, with its deep, clear […] More

  • The War of Jenkins’ Ear

    The War of Jenkins

    Transcript Throughout history, there have been many causes for wars. Surprise attacks, broken marriages, unpaid debts, and even, of course, good old greed.  However, an 18th-century war between Great Britain and Spain had perhaps the oddest genesis of all: a severed ear.  Learn more about the War of Jenkins’ Ear on this episode of Everything […] More

  • Four Seasons Puglia – Destinations – News – Luxury Travel Diary

    Four Seasons Puglia – Destinations – News – Luxury Travel Diary

    It was only months ago when I announced the San Domenico Palace, Taormina, as the newest Four Seasons hotel in Europe. Now I can share an even newer property launch; Four Seasons Puglia. Auctions Sort By Why would you care? Let me explain. This Four Seasons resort is located on a pristine beachfront in Italy. […] More

  • Top 10 Best Shangri-La Hotels In The World – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Top 10 Best Shangri-La Hotels In The World – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    The best Shangri-La hotels & resorts in the world are located across North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, and Europe. There are no Shangri-La hotels in the USA but you will find the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, and the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver in Canada. Equally across Europe, you will find Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, Shangri-La […] More

  • 10 Best Places To Buy Cheap Ray Bans – Style – News – Luxury Travel Diary

    10 Best Places To Buy Cheap Ray Bans – Style – News – Luxury Travel Diary

    Where are the 10 best places to buy cheap Ray-Ban sunglasses? Online, at the airport, or perhaps it is even worth flying to a destination to buy cheap brand name sunglasses? Auctions Sort By Yess, it’s the time of year when you start thinking about your sunglasses for the summer. Perhaps you are hoping that […] More

  • Longleaf Trace Trail Weekend Getaway Guide

    Longleaf Trace Trail Weekend Getaway Guide

    Introduction to Hattiesburg They call Hattiesburg the Hub City because it’s centrally located between New Orleans, Natchez, Jackson, Meridian, Mobile, and Gulfport. You’re just a short drive away from all of these cities if you’re looking to plan a weekend getaway to Hattiesburg or add it to a bike trip through the South. What makes […] More

  • Nishimuraya Honkan Ryokan Renews the Past — by Tablet Hotels

    Nishimuraya Honkan Ryokan Renews the Past — by Tablet Hotels

    The oldest hotel in the world is a ryokan. These traditional Japanese inns date back to medieval times and weary samurai travelers. Some ryokans have turned an eye toward the future. Others, like Nishimuraya Honkan, have not. The last we wrote about the ryokan, we wrote about their reinvention, noting how the classic experience of the […] More

  • 20+ Things to do in Dallas Texas – Plus Tips for your Visit!

    20+ Things to do in Dallas Texas – Plus Tips for your Visit!

    Are you looking for the best things to do in Dallas Texas? You’re in the right place! We’ve thoroughly explored the city to find all the best attractions, and we’re going to share them with you in this post. As you’ll discover, there’s a lot to do in Dallas. You can learn about fine art, […] More

  • A History of Cathedrals

    A History of Cathedrals

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript If you have ever traveled in Europe, odds are you have visited at least one major cathedral. These massive religious buildings were and still are, the architectural centerpieces in most cities.  Yet, most visitors to […] More

  • Two Dudes Skied Half Dome to Valley Floor

    Two Dudes Skied Half Dome to Valley Floor

    On Sunday, while you were doing anything else, two guys who live near Yosemite Valley, Jason Torlano and Zach Milligan skied the iconic shoulder of Half Dome, continuing all the way to the valley floor below, descending thousands of feet until they reached the frozen shores of Mirror Lake. This is the first time that’s […] More

  • A History of Mars Exploration

    A History of Mars Exploration

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript Ever since humans looked up at the stars they noticed that a few of them were different from the others. They moved.  These moving points of light were planets. One of those points of light […] More

  • Wanna Follow Along With Percy? Here’s Your Mars Topo Map

    Wanna Follow Along With Percy? Here's Your Mars Topo Map

    February 23, 2021 Wanna Follow Along With Percy? Here’s Your Mars Topo Map We’ve written before about how the USGS put together topo maps of some truly out there places, like, for instance, Mars. Which while not entirely practical, unless you’re a Mars rover, are extremely cool and fun to look at. Speaking of, we […] More

  • The Best Hikes in Kelowna British Columbia

    The Best Hikes in Kelowna British Columbia

    Looking for a great hiking trail near Kelowna, British Columbia? Kelowna’s reputation as one of Canada’s most scenic and beautiful places is well deserved. The city lies along the deep, clear 135 km (84 mi) long Okanagan Lake, and is bordered by mountains and forest. In our seven years of living in Kelowna, we’ve had the pleasure […] More

  • Base Units of Measurement

    Base Units of Measurement

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript Every day we are constantly using measurements. We have ways of measuring distance, temperature, time, light, pressure, energy….everything. Yet, why do we measure everything the way we do? Why is a second, a second, and […] More

  • Savoia Cortina d’Ampezzo, A Radisson Collection Hotel – Accommodation – Reviews – Luxury Travel Diary

    Savoia Cortina d’Ampezzo, A Radisson Collection Hotel – Accommodation – Reviews – Luxury Travel Diary

    The Grand Hotel Savoia, Cortina d’Ampezzo was constructed in 1912 and sits within walking distance from the stylish and upmarket mountain village and ski resort, Cortina d’Ampezzo. Auctions Sort By Boasting a long and distinguished history, the hotel has welcomed many world leaders and the silver screen stars as its guests, including Charlton Heston, Sophia […] More

  • The Ritz-Carlton Saint Thomas – Accommodation – Reviews – Luxury Travel Diary

    The Ritz-Carlton Saint Thomas – Accommodation – Reviews – Luxury Travel Diary

    After restoration from hurricanes Irma and Maria, The Ritz-Carlton, Saint Thomas on the US Virgin Islands is thriving. Two Category 5 hurricanes lashed the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2017, reducing much of the infrastructure to rubble. Tourism experts predicted it would take four years for the area to make a full comeback. Auctions Sort By […] More

  • Epic Hotels of the Greek Islands — by Tablet Hotels

    Epic Hotels of the Greek Islands — by Tablet Hotels

    Just as the sirens of Greek mythology lured sailors toward their rocky shores, the hotels of the Greek islands attract travelers to their luxurious cliffside accommodations. The latter scenario is far more hospitable, but no less epic. If there’s a common word that describes the hotels of the Greek islands it’s epic. The stereotype of […] More

  • Top 20 Indian Destinations Safe for Solo Women Travelers

    Top 20 Indian Destinations Safe for Solo Women Travelers

    19 Feb Top 20 Indian Destinations Safe for Solo Women Travelers Posted at 11:39h in Blog by Victoria Brewood India has everything from tiger reserves to the Taj Mahal. However, it also has overcrowded cities and a moderately high crime rate. This can be a problem if you’re traveling alone. Here are the top 20 […] More

  • Best Things to do in Detroit, Michigan

    Best Things to do in Detroit, Michigan

    Detroit – the Motor City- is the largest and most populous city in Michigan. The other nickname ‘Motown’ attributed to live music, piques your interest to explore the rich musical heritage of this city. Your visit to this historic city must indulge in appreciating all that goes to make up this place unique. The first […] More

  • 10 Places to Visit in Mexico (That Aren’t Tulum) • The Blonde Abroad

    10 Places to Visit in Mexico (That Aren’t Tulum) • The Blonde Abroad

    Don’t get me wrong. Tulum is one of the best spots on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. I’ve talked before about gorgeous Tulum destinations (including some amazing wellness retreat spots). Along with Cabo and Puerto Vallarta, it’s a much-loved hotspot… and sometimes that’s exactly what you don’t want. Sometimes you just want to get away from it […] More

  • Land Rovers Get Electrified in 2024

    Land Rovers Get Electrified in 2024

    February 17, 2021 Land Rovers Get Electrified in 2024 On Monday, Jaguar announced it will go fully electric for all new car sales beginning in 2025. Its sister brand, Land Rover (both brands are owned by Tata), announced it will debut six electric vehicles by 2026. The first all-electric Land Rover will come in 2024. […] More

  • 11+ Unforgettable Things to Do in Jackson Hole Wyoming in the Winter

    11+ Unforgettable Things to Do in Jackson Hole in Winter

    Since our time was limited and we weren’t familiar with the terrain in snow, we decided to take a tour with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris (JHWS) to increase our chances to see wildlife. We’ve done a fair share of wildlife viewing over the years, which can always be hit or miss. On this trip, we […] More

  • The Coolest Airbnbs in Napa • The Blonde Abroad

    The Coolest Airbnbs in Napa • The Blonde Abroad

    From South Africa’s Cape Winelands to Prosecco vending machines in Italy, I always jump at the chance to sip my way through the world’s most beautiful vineyards. Luckily for me as a California girl, some of the top vintages come from my very own home state. You’ve probably heard that Napa Valley and Sonoma County […] More

  • Roman Decimation

    Roman Decimation

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript You are probably familiar with the term decimation. The word is usually used in English to mean “to cause great destruction or harm”.  However, to ancient Rome, the word had a very different and very […] More

  • Fed Tax Credit for E-Bikes Proposed

    Fed Tax Credit for E-Bikes Proposed

    Tax credits for buying electric and hybrid vehicles have been around for years now, are a proven motivator to encourage drivers to purchase cleaner cars, and have saved many millions of tons of carbon dioxide from belching into the atmosphere. They’re great, the tax credits. But for a long time now, right about when I […] More

  • A History of the Theremin

    A History of the Theremin

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript You are probably familiar with the four basic types of musical instruments: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion.  However, is it possible to have an instrument that doesn’t fit into one of these families?   In the […] More

  • The History of Valentine’s Day

    The History of Valentine

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript Every February 14, people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day. It is a day for everything heart-shaped, flowers, jewelry, candy, and romance.  Why is this day the day dedicated to romance? What’s with the hearts? […] More

  • Why I Moved to Reno

    Why I Moved to Reno

    It was November of 2018 when I was sitting next to a handsome stranger around a campfire outside of Etosha National Park in Namibia. I’d noticed him earlier in the lobby but assumed he was part of a couple. Not many people solo travel through this desert country. But G is not your typical traveler. […] More

  • 10 Best Jungle Resorts In Bali – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    10 Best Jungle Resorts In Bali – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    We review the best jungle villas and resorts in Bali. These include Sungai Jungle Villas Bali, Alila Ubud, Amandari, Capella Ubud, COMO Shambhala Estate, Four Seasons Resort Bali At Sayan, Mandapa A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah, The Purist Villas, and Viceroy Bali. Auctions Sort By The interior of Bali, away from […] More

  • Dexamenes Seaside Hotel – Accommodation – Reviews – Luxury Travel Diary

    Dexamenes Seaside Hotel – Accommodation – Reviews – Luxury Travel Diary

    Dexamenes Seaside Hotel is a modern beach hotel with rooms placed in and around a cluster of 1920s wine tanks. The look mixes natural finishes with modern designs, and all rooms are just steps away from the golden beach and blue Mediterranean sea surrounding Greece’s Western Peloponnese peninsula. Auctions Sort By Why We Love This […] More

  • 10 Best Ritz Carlton Cruise Deals – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    10 Best Ritz Carlton Cruise Deals – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers one of the world’s most luxury cruise experiences. With sailings currently focusing on Europe and the Caribbean, there is no better way to explore idyllic small ports. Add in that you can actually swim and water sport off the back of the yacht, you can literally dive […] More

  • The Best Travel Vloggers on YouTube in 2021

    The Best Travel Vloggers on YouTube in 2021

    If you’re anything like me, your YouTube home feed includes a lot of travel stories, with food and travel vloggers, around the world explorers, van life channels, and outdoor adventurers. Watching travel videos helps me decide where to travel next in the world, and what exactly to do once I get there. In person travel […] More

  • Travel Bucket List for 2021 • The Blonde Abroad

    Travel Bucket List for 2021 • The Blonde Abroad

    It seems like a lifetime ago that I was creating my 2020 travel bucket list! While things have certainly changed since way back then, one thing remains the same: wanderlust is incurable. No matter how many places you explore, there are always countless experiences waiting for you. The good news is that you don’t have […] More

  • How to Practice Travel Photography From Home

    How to Practice Travel Photography From Home

    As a full time professional travel photographer and travel blogger, I think it’s fair to say that I love both travel and photography. However, obviously we can’t travel all the time. With this in mind, today I wanted to share some tips on how to practice travel photography without traveling. It’s very easy to fall into […] More

  • 5 Things You Can’t Miss at Area 15 Las Vegas

    Local Adventurer » Travel Adventures in Las Vegas + World Wide

    Area 15 is one of the hottest new attractions in Las Vegas. It opened on September 17, 2020, and for a while, we heard rumors of how it was a new type of experience that mashes up art, food, and shopping. Since we’ve been quarantining, it took us some time to visit, but last week […] More

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