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  • The Ultimate New Zealand Road Trip Itinerary • The Blonde Abroad

    The Ultimate New Zealand Road Trip Itinerary • The Blonde Abroad

    Rhea of Rhea’s Travels traveled around the North and South Islands of New Zealand for 9 weeks—hitting all of the best spots, while traveling via camper van. She’s here today to share the ultimate New Zealand road trip itinerary! New Zealand is a beautiful country located in the South Pacific famous for its varied landscape […] More

  • #Blackbirdersweek Gives the Mic to the Outdoor Community’s Unheard Voices

    #Blackbirdersweek Gives the Mic to the Outdoor Community's Unheard Voices

    Sheridan Alford’s love of bird-watching stems from a simple fact: “Anybody can do it.” Old or young, through expensive binoculars or with the naked eye (or ear), in a bucolic park or from a city window, anyone can connect to the avian world around them. Alford, a graduate student in natural resources at the University […] More

  • 10 Ways to Stay Dry When Camping and Hiking

    10 Ways to Stay Dry When Camping and Hiking

    Spending days or weeks outside in a place that gets a lot of rain, you quickly learn that there’s nothing more important than staying dry. It can also feel like there’s nothing more impossible. When you spend all day paddling or hiking in the rain, then set up camp in the rain and start a […] More

  • Check Out This Archival Footage of Hilary and Norgay’s Return From Everest

    Check Out This Archival Footage of Hilary and Norgay's Return From Everest

    Last week marked the 67th anniversary of Hilary and Norgay reaching Everest’s summit. This archival footage of the two men addressing the world after returning is a window into a much different time, though the look of exhaustion and satisfaction on both their faces is timeless. When Norgay was asked how he felt after the […] More

  • Where to Go & What to Know

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    Pin me! I can’t say enough words of adoration about the American Southwest. It’s one of the most breathtaking places on earth, where the sky somehow manages to be bigger and the land brighter. Arizona contributes in a big way to the region’s allure. The canyons, arches, mountains, and land formations are at times, out […] More

  • Meet Akuna, the Vet Who Hiked the Pacific Crest Trail to Treat PTSD

    Meet Akuna, the Vet Who Hiked the Pacific Crest Trail to Treat PTSD

    We’ve reported quite a bit recently on studies that show, more of them all the time it seems, that being in wilderness, especially being active in nature, can act as a healing salve for mental and physical ailments. For some people, thru-hikes over incredibly long distances become life-changing experiences, a kind of resetting and refreshing […] More

  • This Is the Awesome Story of How Plants Conquered the Planet

    This Is the Awesome Story of How Plants Conquered the Planet

    In typical elementary school plays, if you don’t land the lead or a supporting role you may instead be cast as a flower or tree — costumed and face-painted but mute, immobile, part of the scenery. In Italian botanist Stefano Mancuso’s “The Incredible Journey of Plants,” however, it is the shrubbery that takes center stage […] More

  • Yosemite’s Re-Opening Plan Will Mean a Much Less Crowded Park

    Yosemite's Re-Opening Plan Will Mean a Much Less Crowded Park

    Summer visits to Yosemite are not a thing one just does on a whim. Traffic entering the park backs up quickly, each day, sometimes requiring hours inching along in a car to get in. Lodging books well in advance, backpacking permits too. Once you’re in the valley, it’s a bustling town, loud with talking and […] More

  • We Should All Travel With the Eyes of a Child

    We Should All Travel With the Eyes of a Child

    Travel will come back. How soon? Who can say. But it will come. This short film, which is meant to show the beauty and joy of travel through the eyes of a child, is also a celebration of the raw experience of traveling to new, distant places. Soon. /* —————————————– */ /* View slug: category-archive-view […] More

  • 5 Myths About Booking a Flight that You Need to Ignore

    5 Myths About Booking a Flight that You Need to Ignore

    5 Myths About Booking a Flight that You Need to Ignore Get my best stuff sent straight to you! [id^=”_form”] [id^=”_form”] [id$=”_submit”] [id$=”_submit”] [‘on’ + event] [‘on’ + event] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] [id^=”_form”] [id^=”_form”] [id$=”_submit”] [id$=”_submit”] [‘on’ + event] [‘on’ + event] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] Source link More

  • How I Healed from My Sister’s Death through Traveling

    How I Healed from My Sister's Death through Traveling

    Pin me! The following is a guest post by Sarah Weaver “We should order pizza.” We were in Montana on the side of I-90. Waiting for a tow truck. In the snow.  “I don’t think they deliver pizza to the side of interstate,” I said. “We won’t know until we call,” my sister said.  To my […] More

  • Malpensa Vs Linate – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Malpensa Vs Linate – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    If you are flying out of Milan on British Airways which airport should you fly out of for the best BA lounge experience? Malpensa (MPX) Vs Linate (LIN). Auctions Sort By Once you arrive at either airport in Milan, we have reviewed the best hotel executive club lounges in Milan. Wherever you decide to stay, […] More

  • Best Club Lounge In Milan – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Club Lounge In Milan – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    We review hotels in Milan with the best club or executive lounges. The best hotels include Park Hyatt Milan, Four Seasons Milan, Mandarin Oriental Milan, Hilton Milan, Meliá Milano, Milan Marriott Hotel, Sheraton Milan San Siro, Sheraton San Siro. Auctions Sort By But not all of these hotels have club lounges. In fact, the Melia […] More

  • Smell Like An Italian Summer – Style – News – Luxury Travel Diary

    Smell Like An Italian Summer – Style – News – Luxury Travel Diary

    With the Covid-19 pandemic messing with everyone’s spring and summer holiday plans, there is one way to take your senses to Italy even if you aren’t able to get there over the next few months. Travel using the sense of smell and what better way to do this than using one of the finest luxury […] More

  • Best Hotel Club Lounge In Aspen – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Hotel Club Lounge In Aspen – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    We review hotels in Aspen with the best club or executive lounges. The best hotels include Hyatt Residence Club Grand Aspen, Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, Ritz-Carlton Denver, St. Regis Aspen Resort, W Aspen. Auctions Sort By By reviewing each of these club lounges, in turn, I conclude which hotel club lounge comes in at the top […] More

  • Best Airport Lounges At Hamburg Airport – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Airport Lounges At Hamburg Airport – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Hamburg Airport (HAM) has three main airport lounges; the aptly named “Airport Lounge” lounge which you can access for free using a Priority Pass, an Emirates, and a Lufthansa lounge. Auctions Sort By Once you arrive in Hamburg, we have reviewed the best hotel executive club lounges in Hamburg. Wherever you decide to stay, in […] More

  • Best Executive Club Lounges In Connecticut – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Executive Club Lounges In Connecticut – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    We review hotels in Connecticut with the best executive club lounges. The best hotels in Farmington, Groton, Hartford, Rocky Hill, Stamford, Trumbull, and Windsor including Airport Marriotts with club lounges. Auctions Sort By All these Marriott hotels have executive club lounges that offer complimentary breakfast, all-day soft drinks, and evening canapes. Alcoholic drinks are usually […] More

  • 10 Best Marriott Hotels In Europe – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    10 Best Marriott Hotels In Europe – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    What are the 10 best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Europe? The Marriott brand includes Luxury Collection, EDITION, St Regis, W Hotels, and JW Marriott as well as mid-range brands like Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Design Hotels, and Westin. Auctions Sort By With 6,900 hotels across 130 countries Marriot and it’s associated Bonvoy loyalty […] More

  • 10 Best Ski Hotels With Club Lounges – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    10 Best Ski Hotels With Club Lounges – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    We review the best ski hotels with the best club or executive lounges. The best hotels include Almhof Schneider, Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Tremblant, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, Schlosshotel Fiss, Spa, and Casino. Auctions Sort By By […] More

  • The 13 Best Things to See and Do in Taipei in 2020

    The 13 Best Things to See and Do in Taipei in 2020

    The 13 Best Things to See and Do in Taipei in 2020 Get my best stuff sent straight to you! [id^=”_form”] [id^=”_form”] [id$=”_submit”] [id$=”_submit”] [‘on’ + event] [‘on’ + event] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] [id^=”_form”] [id^=”_form”] [id$=”_submit”] [id$=”_submit”] [‘on’ + event] [‘on’ + event] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] Source link More

  • 10 Guamanian Desserts You Shouldn’t Miss When Visiting Guam

    10 Guamanian Desserts You Shouldn't Miss When Visiting Guam

    30 May 10 Guamanian Desserts You Shouldn’t Miss When Visiting Guam Posted at 00:37h in Blog by Victoria Brewood Guam’s desserts are especially unique. Layered with rich Chamorro tradition and an infusion of flavors from other places, the selection of sweets truly reflects the various cultural influences in the territory — from the Spanish Era […] More

  • The Bespoke Hotels of Palisociety — The Agenda by Tablet Hotels

    The Bespoke Hotels of Palisociety — The Agenda by Tablet Hotels

    The word “bespoke” conjures up images of intimacy and a high degree of detail. Can it also be used to define a hotel group that’s in the midst of a significant expansion? Palisociety is rising to that challenge. Webster’s defines “bespoke” as: dealing in or producing custom-made articles. Made for a particular customer or user. […] More

  • Here’s an A-Frame, Sorta, That You Can Tow

    Here's an A-Frame, Sorta, That You Can Tow

    Tiny homes on wheels have been a thing for quite some time now (don’t call them mobile homes), but this A-Frame on a trailer (don’t call it a trailer home, either) is a very cool aesthetically unique entry into the genre. Designed by Melbourne, Australia’s Studio Edwards, the cabin is 19-feet long, clad in a […] More

  • Do You Really Need Mountain Bike Liner Shorts? Yes, Yes You Do—These

    Do You Really Need Mountain Bike Liner Shorts? Yes, Yes You Do—These

    I know a piece of outdoor clothing works when I forget that I’m wearing it. I slide it on, go outside, and never once think about my clothing. That’s the dream, right there. This is especially true for mountain bike liner shorts, the invisible, skin-skimming, padded lycra numbers that separate your body from your bike. […] More

  • Sure, You know About Peak Bagging, Now Get to Know ‘Munro’ Bagging

    Sure, You know About Peak Bagging, Now Get to Know 'Munro' Bagging

    Start climbing a Scottish mountain and you’re bound to pass some “Munro-baggers” on your way to the top. These keen walkers have set themselves the formidable challenge of reaching the summit of each of the 282 Munros – Scottish mountains of 3,000 feet and above. Many hikers take a lifetime of weather windows and stolen […] More

  • A Diver and His 25-Year Friendship With a Fish Is 3 Minutes of Joy We All Need

    A Diver and His 25-Year Friendship With a Fish Is 3 Minutes of Joy We All Need

    Hiroyuki Arakawa is a scuba diver in Tateyama, Japan. Yoriko is a sheepshead wrasse, also of Tateyama. For 25 years Arakawa has visited Yoriko, who seems to remember him, allowing Hiroyuki and him along to pet and kiss her forehead. At least on Hiroyuki’s part, there’s real friendship here. And for the rest of us, […] More

  • 25 Things to Do in Melbourne Australia for First Timers

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    Tiny penguins, a beautiful library, and one too many cups of coffee. That’s what I remember most about Melbourne (or Mel-bin as the locals say). Today, we’re sharing the best things to do in Melbourne for first-timers. Our trip to Australia was the last trip we took before the world changed from the pandemic. We’ve […] More

  • These Clever Sunglasses Have No Arms, Are Ideal for Travel, and We Love ‘Em

    These Clever Sunglasses Have No Arms, Are Ideal for Travel, and We Love 'Em

    It’s a simple idea, really. Eliminate the arms on a pair of shades and you solve three problems. One, wearing sunglasses for a long time, especially beneath any sort of headwear, can hurt, as the arms end up pinching the sides of your head. Two, the things that break on sunglasses are, invariably, the arms […] More

  • Milner’—Meet the Bike Photographer Who’s Been Stoking You Out Since ’93

    Milner'—Meet the Bike Photographer Who's Been Stoking You Out Since '93

    Ben though he focuses on bike photography, Dan Milner’s name rings a bell to lots of people who don’t even ride. He’s also tackled big mountain skiing, travel photography, and general adventure imagery for decades. “Photo: Milner,” has been a regular credit on so many of our favorite images over the years, this short profile […] More

  • Nothing Will Keep Paraplegic Grandma Angela Madsen from Rowing to Hawaii

    Nothing Will Keep Paraplegic Grandma Angela Madsen from Rowing to Hawaii

    Ocean rower Angela Madsen is currently about a third of the way through a 3,500-mile crossing from Los Angeles to Hawaii, but that only begins to describe her remarkable journey. A single mom at 17, Madsen enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school, becoming a military police officer and a standout basketball player. An […] More

  • How to stay healthy during coronavirus (and not lose your mind)

    How to stay healthy during coronavirus (and not lose your mind)

    We’ve all read those posts about how to stay healthy when traveling, or how best to avoid germs on planes. But in these confusing and uncertain times, we now need to know how best to stay healthy when not traveling for the foreseeable future. Excuse us while we cry into our travel books for a […] More

  • Land of the Purple Sand: Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, CA

    Land of the Purple Sand: Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, CA

    Pin me! Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, California is a hidden gem along the coastline. Between the place where the mountains frame the beauty of the beach and the shore meets the surf, you will find “purple” sand sprinkled beneath your toes. The purple sand deposits are the product of erosion from the manganese garnet […] More

  • What Happens When You Turn Your Hobby Into a Job?

    What Happens When You Turn Your Hobby Into a Job?

    Posted: 5/28/2020 | May 28th, 2020 There’s a big industry on the web that will show you how you can turn your passion into something that pays your bills. I’m sure you’ve seen the Facebook ads: “Follow your passion! Make money doing what you love!” In just a few easy steps, you’ll be able to […] More

  • Think Environmental Writing Isn’t Badass? Consider Rachel Carson

    Think Environmental Writing Isn't Badass? Consider Rachel Carson

    Badass is a slippery word. Originally, it was a slang word meaning something close to “bully.” A person was bad, and they were an ass about it, therefore, they were a badass. Like many nouns, however, especially slang, its meaning has evolved. What was once an insult leveled at truly unlikeable people, the term badass […] More

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Reading the Stars

    A Beginner's Guide to Reading the Stars

    After 15 years of exploring Vancouver Island I can stand on a peak and name most of the mountains lining the horizon. I learned them because it felt important to me to know my neighborhood, to place myself within my geography, to answer my own question “which peak is that?” I did it slowly, a […] More

  • A Grand Reminder of All That Is Grand in the Grand Canyon

    A Grand Reminder of All That Is Grand in the Grand Canyon

    “It can be approached only from the south, and after entering it there is nothing to do but leave. Ours has been the first, and will doubtless be the last, party of whites to visit this profitless locality. It seems intended by nature that the Colorado River, along the greater portion of its lonely and […] More

  • Your weekly Adventure Agenda: Explore Thailand from home

    Your weekly Adventure Agenda: Explore Thailand from home

    Fake it ‘til you make it there. Homeboys and girls, sawasdee! This week we’re cyber couch surfing all the way over to Southeast Asia and the heart-stopping smiles of Thailand. Explore with live beach streams, Pad Thai cook alongs and beachside cocktail making classes. (There’s a quarantini joke in there somewhere, but someone got stuck […] More

  • Indian Masala Chai • The Blonde Abroad

    Indian Masala Chai • The Blonde Abroad

    Jennifer Kanikula of The SoFull Traveler is here today bringing a tasty Indian drink to the ‘Recipes Around the World‘ series! After traveling in India for five weeks and drinking multiple cups of chai daily, it’s hard to imagine my life without a good cup of Indian Masala Chai. I had my first cup of […] More

  • Six places in Thailand that are seriously zen

    Six places in Thailand that are seriously zen

    There’s more to Thailand than buzzing cities, crazy-beautiful beaches and even crazier parties. Like sunrise Shavasanas with fellow yogis, broadening your mind whilst learning all about Buddhism, and finding your own slice of pristine sand with nobody else for miles. So if you’re wanting to emerge from the other side of your Thailand escape feeling […] More

  • A Visitor Was Injured by a Bison Two Days Into Yellowstone NP’s Opening

    A Visitor Was Injured by a Bison Two Days Into Yellowstone NP's Opening

    That didn’t take very long. Yellowstone began opening sections of the park to visitors, mostly road-based visitors, back on May 18. On May 20, the first incident involving a person getting far too close to wildlife and paying the price, was registered. It’s made very clear by park staff and signage, and, one would argue, […] More

  • Does Nature Have Value Beyond What it Provides Humans?

    Does Nature Have Value Beyond What it Provides Humans?

    You can drive a nail with a hammer, and you can pull one. With a pencil you can write a poem or a song. Hammers and pencils are clearly useful – instrumentally valuable, that is. But if the pencil snaps or the hammer cracks, then it’s off to the trash heap. Your daughter is different. […] More

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