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  • An Awesome South Dakota Road Trip Itinerary

    Badlands National Park Overlook

    South Dakota is a vast state with many natural wonders and a small population – making it a great destination for outdoor lovers looking to escape the crowds! This three-day itinerary is designed to be driven east to west, but can easily be completed in reverse order. It is ideal for a long weekend, or […] More

  • The Remnants of the British Empire

    Everything Everywhere Travel Blog

    Last Updated on August 4, 2020 Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Transcript At its peak, the British Empire covered 23% of the world’s population and 24% of the Earth’s landmass. By either measure, it was the largest empire in the history of the world. Since then…..well, let’s just say the […] More

  • Title Is It Safe to Travel Right Now? COVID-19 Travel Tips and Guidelines

    Title Is It Safe to Travel Right Now? COVID-19 Travel Tips and Guidelines

    03 Aug Title Is It Safe to Travel Right Now? COVID-19 Travel Tips and Guidelines Posted at 20:12h in Blog by Victoria Brewood According to the Center For Disease Control (CDC), the United States has had close to 4.5 million COVID-19 cases as of July 31. The country has also seen just over 150,000 deaths due to […] More

  • The Ultimate One-Week Pacific Northwest Road Trip Itinerary • The Blonde Abroad

    The Ultimate One-Week Pacific Northwest Road Trip Itinerary • The Blonde Abroad

    Jenna of Tales of the Vineyards recently traveled to Napa Valley, California for a 5-month wine harvest job. After wrapping up long hours working in the cellar and scrubbing her wine-stained hands, another epic adventure was all she had on her mind. Jumping in a campervan with her harvest best friend Sarah, she journeyed out […] More

  • 15 Best Day Trips from Austin TX » Local Adventurer

    15 Best Day Trips from Austin TX » Local Adventurer

    Distance: 79.7 mi / 1hr 25 min (map)Things You Can’t Miss: River Walk, The Alamo, San Antonio Missions, Market Square What to Eat: Gino’s Deli Stop n Buy, Pollos Asados Los Norteños, Leon Valley Cafe There’s so much to do and experience in San Antonio, but with its laid-back vibe, you won’t ever feel rushed. The famed Riverwalk […] More

  • Van Halen and Brown M&Ms

    Everything Everywhere Travel Blog

    Last Updated on August 3, 2020 Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Transcript For years a story had circulated that the rock and roll group Van Halen had a contract that required that a bowl of M&Ms be left backstage wherever they performed, with all the brown M&Ms removed. If there […] More

  • Chakras 101: The Root Chakra

    Chakras 101: The Root Chakra

    The moment I began traveling in Asia, I knew there was a different vibe there than what I’d grown up with. There was a peace, a sense of community, and tranquility that I wanted to understand better. For nearly a decade, I’ve been a humble student of Buddhism and Tantra, learning all I can about […] More

  • Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Rugged Costa Rica is a stunning mix of pristine beaches, vast protected jungle with unbelievable wildlife, including spider monkeys and quetzal birds, waterfalls, and volcanos which are all waiting to be discovered. The best luxury hotels in Costa Rica include Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas, Andaz Papagayo, El Alma, El Mangroove, Florblanca, Four Seasons Resort […] More

  • Best Serviced Apartments In Singapore – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Serviced Apartments In Singapore – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    While most of our readers initially consider staying in hotels when they visit Singapore, it might be wise to consider staying in a serviced apartment as an alternative. Serviced apartments or suites can offer much more space and similarly luxurious surroundings. Staying in an apartment gives you the freedom to explore the city on your […] More

  • Top 10 Best Kempinski Hotels In the World – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Top 10 Best Kempinski Hotels In the World – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    The best Kempinski hotels & resorts in the world include Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski St Moritz as well as Kempinski hotels in Vilnius, Berlin, Moscow, Berchtesgaden, Barbaros Bay Bodrum, Portoroz, Vienna and the San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice. Auctions Sort By To be honest, there are several other properties that […] More

  • The Pitch Drop Experiment

    Everything Everywhere Travel Blog

    Last Updated on August 2, 2020 Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Transcript In 1927, Professor Thomas Parnell of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia created an experiment to demonstrate to his students the concept of viscosity and how some substances which appear to be solids are actually liquids.  That […] More

  • The Most Exciting New Hotels of 2020 — The Agenda by Tablet Hotels

    The Most Exciting New Hotels of 2020 — The Agenda by Tablet Hotels

    When COVID-19 grounded travel earlier this year, it sent a shockwave through the hotel industry. Shockwave might even be putting it lightly. It was more like an earthquake that leveled businesses and forced us all to take a step back, asses the damage, and plan the safest way out from underneath the rubble. We’re rebuilding […] More

  • Nepal Will Reopen Everest to Climbers in Midst of Rising COVID-19 Cases

    Nepal Will Reopen Everest to Climbers in Midst of Rising COVID-19 Cases

    Officials in Nepal announced this week they will reopen Everest—and the rest of the Himalayan mountains they issue permits for—to climbers for the autumn season. Shutting down the Everest climbing season this spring likely cost the nation millions of dollars in revenue and put hundreds of thousands people whose income is based on climbers and […] More

  • An Unintentional Review of the Land Rover Defender 110

    An Unintentional Review of the Land Rover Defender 110

    There are over 4,000 stories in the Adventure Journal archives and occasionally we like to pull one from the shelves, a nice bright pine, if you’re wondering, dust it off, and put it back on the homepage for new readers to enjoy. Like this one, from online editor Justin Housman, from his 2018 trip to […] More

  • New Book Describes a Hopeful Vision of the Planet’s Future

    New Book Describes a Hopeful Vision of the Planet's Future

    In a remote pocket of the Pacific Ocean lie the Marshall Islands, which nearly 60,000 people call home. But the islanders are facing the grim and very real prospect of losing their entire country in their lifetimes. One resident, Selina Leem, spoke at the Paris climate summit in 2015, passionately arguing that she refuses to […] More

  • The French Scrabble Champion

    Everything Everywhere Travel Blog

    Last Updated on July 30, 2020 Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Transcript Nigel Richards is unquestionably the greatest Scrabble player in history. The 52-year-old Kiwi is a five-time world champion, and the only player ever to win more than once.  He is a five-time United States Champion and has won […] More

  • Travel Tips For New Travelers

    Travel Tips For New Travelers

    30 Jul Travel Tips For New Travelers Posted at 22:06h in Blog by Victoria Brewood Traveling somewhere far from home can be as frightening an endeavor as it is exhilarating. There are a lot of things you need to do beforehand, depending on how long you plan to be gone. There’s making sure you have […] More

  • How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

    How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

    30 Jul How to Prepare for Hurricane Season Posted at 21:59h in Blog by Victoria Brewood As the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season fast approaches, if you live in susceptible areas, now is the time to step up your preparations if you have not already done so. Here are some essential steps to take […] More

  • Big Sur Land Will Be Returned to Esselen Tribe After Two Centuries

    Big Sur Land Will Be Returned to Esselen Tribe After Two Centuries

    The Little Sur River runs through it. A parcel of 1,200 acres of classic Big Sur scenery: Redwoods, oak, chaparral, sage, and the sharp edges of the Coastal Range. It’s called Adler Ranch, and, after 250 years, it’s being returned to the Indigenous Esselen Tribe that once called it home, before the missions came. With […] More

  • The Fun and Ultimate-Ish Guide to Off-Trail Hiking and Bushwhacking

    The Fun and Ultimate-Ish Guide to Off-Trail Hiking and Bushwhacking

    Dr. Suess titled one of his books Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Such a great title, isn’t it? Totally worthy of the exclamation mark. It captures the feeling I get when my boots tire of the linear trail and invite me into the adventure of yet another dirty, nasty, miserable, arduous, omnidirectional bushwhack. Another enlivening, […] More

  • Sit Back and Enjoy This Beautiful Ode to Desolation

    Sit Back and Enjoy This Beautiful Ode to Desolation

    What a film. What a life. Jim Henterly is an illustrator and naturalist who spends summers as a lookout at Desolation Peak, in Washington. If that name and place sound familiar and you’ve never been, could be because of Jack Kerouac’s book Desolation Angels, part of which was based on Kerouac’s time in 1956 operating […] More

  • 30 Things to Do in South Korea: The Ultimate Bucket List

    30 Things to Do in South Korea: The Ultimate Bucket List

    Pin me! If you’re the type of traveler who enjoys good food, beautiful architecture, festivals and unique culture (and who doesn’t?) South Korea is incredible to explore. Rich with cultural history and merged perfectly with modern design, events and technology, the list of things to do in South Korea is practically endless. Since you have […] More

  • 10-Day New Mexico Road Trip Itinerary • The Blonde Abroad

    10-Day New Mexico Road Trip Itinerary • The Blonde Abroad

    Hey there! I’m Laurel Tincher, founder of the blog By Laurel Christine. I write about sustainable living and reconnecting with nature, including stories about travel, fashion, design, and more. My adventures in sustainability have taken me all over the world, from my home state of California to my current home base in beautiful Hawaii. Recently […] More

  • 7 Tips on How to Be the Best Tentmate Ever

    7 Tips on How to Be the Best Tentmate Ever

    Hey, do you like camping and backpacking with your friends? Of course you do. So obviously you’d like to be invited on lots of trips. How do you get invited on lots of trips? You learn how to be a good tentmate, and make your tentmate’s experience a good one. Here are a few tips […] More

  • 15 Seconds of Summer Rain Falling on Tulum, Mexico

    15 Seconds of Summer Rain Falling on Tulum, Mexico

    A few years ago, we launched a video series called 15 Seconds*, which featured found moments in the outdoors. We put it on pause while launching our printed quarterly, but given everything going on in the world we thought this might a good time to bring it back. After all, we could all use 15 […] More

  • 10 Healthy Habits to Adopt Moving Forward • The Blonde Abroad

    COVID-19 and its impacts have hit us all differently and though this year has thrown us for a whirlwind, I do believe some good can come out of it. It’s all about how we press on. This time has been a great reflection—to examine habits, daily life, and what we want for the future. While […] More

  • The Interstate Highway System

    Everything Everywhere Travel Blog

    Last Updated on July 30, 2020 Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Transcript After the end of WWII in Europe, General Dwight Eisenhower was appointed the military governor of the American Zone in Germany. During his travels around Germany, he noticed that the German autobahn was really good. His respect for […] More

  • That All-In-One Bike, Boat, and Camper You Wanted Is Here

    That All-In-One Bike, Boat, and Camper You Wanted Is Here

    Meet the Z-Triton. No, it’s not a joke. No, it’s not a Wes Anderson prop. It’s a real amphibious e-bike/camper/boat setup from a Latvian company called Zeltini. And you can buy one starting in 2021. It’s powered by two, 250w electric motors, which can provide a fair amount of grunt, especially if attached to the […] More

  • Is a Big Win for Conservation a Blow to Climate Action?

    Is a Big Win for Conservation a Blow to Climate Action?

    On July 22, Congress passed the biggest public-lands spending bill in half a century. The bipartisan bill, called the Great American Outdoors Act, puts nearly $10 billion toward repairing public-lands infrastructure, such as outdated buildings and dysfunctional water systems in national parks. It also guarantees that Congress will spend the $900 million it collects each […] More

  • 10 top things to do in Samoa

    10 top things to do in Samoa

    Pin me! Samoa is one of the most underrated destinations of the South Pacific, but one we bet will make its way to the top of your bucket list by the end of this article.  Samoa’s coast is lined with gorgeous sandy beaches, followed by volcanic cliffs. The crystal clear sea is teeming with colourful […] More

  • The Ultimate Southwest USA Road Trip Itinerary • The Blonde Abroad

    The Ultimate Southwest USA Road Trip Itinerary • The Blonde Abroad

    Jen Tenzer is sharing her road trip itinerary for the Southwestern region of the USA! The American Southwest is an absolutely stunning setting for a road trip and offers an unparalleled mix of gorgeous red rock views, national park hiking, mysticism, delicious (sometimes spicy!) food, and a rich culture steeped in Mexican and Native American […] More

  • How Many Planets Are There?

    Everything Everywhere Travel Blog

    Last Updated on July 29, 2020 Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Transcript Poor Pluto. It was totally unknown, then it was a planet, and now it’s not a planet anymore.  This change in the status of planets isn’t the first time such a thing has happened. Since the dawn of […] More

  • The Prime Minister Who Disappeared

    Everything Everywhere Travel Blog

    Last Updated on July 27, 2020 Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Transcript What would happen if a world leader were to totally disappear? As in, the leader of a major country was to just vanish into thin air, without a trace? Such a thing actually happened 50 years ago when […] More

  • The NEMO Stargaze Is the Perfect Chair to Gaze at Comet NEOWISE

    The NEMO Stargaze Is the Perfect Chair to Gaze at Comet NEOWISE

    Have you seen NEOWISE yet? Streaking through the sky, well, through space, actually, it looks pretty stationary up there in the stars, but you get the idea. You don’t need anything but dark skies and eyeballs to see the comet, but binoculars and a good place to sit are nice. For the past few months, […] More

  • In Praise of Adult Beginners

    In Praise of Adult Beginners

    Being a beginner sucks. There’s nothing worse. If you’ve managed to survive to adulthood while preserving even the tiniest, most minuscule shred of pride, it’s gone the instant you step out on a limb and become—God forbid—new at something. Kids, on the other hand, can learn anything in five minutes and be smug little jerks […] More

  • ‘My Last Day of Summer’ Will Feel Very Familiar

    'My Last Day of Summer' Will Feel Very Familiar

    Artist Kristina Wayte brings us this sweet, nostalgic piece of art/filmmaking featuring a young rider, Julia, daydreaming in comic book form while her bike is repaired at her local shop. There’s still plenty of summer left, but that feeling of capturing each moment of a warm afternoon before the leaves begin to turn lives in […] More

  • These Are the Best Places to Visit in August in USA » Local Adventurer

    Providence RI + Best Holiday Destinations in August

    Things You Can’t Miss: Boiling River, Artist’s Point, Grand PrismaticWhat to Eat: Old Faithful Inn Dining Room, Mammoth Hot Springs Dining Room, Lake House RestaurantWhere to Stay: Canyon Lodge, Grant Village Lodge, Old Faithful Inn If you love to hike, August is the best time to visit Yellowstone. The weather is pleasant, as it is one […] More

  • The Julian and Gregorian Calendars

    Everything Everywhere Travel Blog

    Last Updated on July 26, 2020 Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Transcript What is today’s date?  If you answer that question, most likely you are giving an answer based on a calendar that goes all the way back to one put in place by Julius Caesar.  Caesar’s calendar, aka the […] More

  • 48 Hours in Great Basin National Park

    great basin national park

    Pin me! I admit it, I didn’t have the best impression of Nevada up until recent years. Sure, it was my playground for Burning Man and in my 20s, Las Vegas, but otherwise I viewed it as a desolate desert state. I’ve since made Nevada my home and learned that I was wrong. It turns […] More

  • The Most Ridiculous Idea Ever

    Everything Everywhere Travel Blog

    Last Updated on July 26, 2020 Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Transcript In the aftermath of the horrors of WWI, many people in Europe wanted to find a better future going forward. A future of peace and prosperity, where energy, food, and jobs would be available for everyone. One man […] More

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