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Creative Business as Art: A Conversation with Wendy Downs

This is an excerpt from Designed to Sell: The Unconventional Guide to Creative Freedom. Wendy Downs is the owner and designer of Moop, a Pittsburg bag company. She sat down with Jen Adrio...


PacSafe AT21 Wheeled Carry-on ~ WanderGear Wednesday

PacSafe is truly one of my favorite travel gear companies. I’ve been using and recommending their products for probably 10 years or more. Why? Because safety is their number one pri...


New feature: receive a “new update online” email!

New feature! You can now subscribe to receive an email when there’s an update on the city guide you follow. This is a great way to keep find out about the newest spots in your city,...


Iftar at 3in1, Vida Downtown Dubai

* This is part of the series of reviews for Iftars I have been to this Ramadan. * ** SCROLL DOWN FOR A CHANCE TO WIN IFTAR FOR 2 AT 3in1** Usually, almost everything in Dubai can be descr...



A Tiny Story in Afar

I’ve got a teeny, tiny story in the August/September issue of Afar — the section is about peak travel experiences. As a haole from the mainland (yeah, I used the “HR...



Palenque

The archaeological site of Palenque has been on our must-see list for over a decade. When we visited Tikal in Guatemala in 2001, we were very close to crossing the border into Mexico, but...


Country Hopping, Tri-Annually: On the Road with Colin Wright

Travel always seemed like the ultimate expression of my innate desire to learn and experience something new. I always knew we got biased information about global cultures, and I dreamed o...


The Road to Halabja Part X – Kurdish Farewell

This is Part Ten of an 11-part series on traveling in Iraq by Kevin Post. Read Part Nine here, or Part One to start from the beginning. ahmed’s intuition served us well and we finally fou...


Rum Punch

The rum punch flowed freely at two events I attended last week. And as I sipped my third glass at the most recent – a birthday party for a long time family friend – I got to wonderi...



Pessimism Is an Indulgence

Interviewer: “When it comes to human nature and human behavior, would you describe yourself as a pessimist?” “Pessimism has no function. It’s an indulgence of people who...


Switzerland Mountain Wedding | Renata y Roman

Renata and Roman, in the mountains of Switzerland. Appenzell, to be precise, where Roman grew up in a quaint, quiet little town, so picturesque it seems straight out of a fairytale. This ...


Hiking Colca Canyon: A Test of Endurance in Peru

In Ryan Hiraki's first post for Go Backpacking, he goes hiking in Colca Canyon, Peru's 13,650-foot deep canyon outside of Arequipa. --------- Join Travel Blog Success and learn how to bu...


Why People Visit the Florida Keys, and Never Leave

I met many people in the Florida Keys who were born elsewhere, but now call them home. Here's why, and the magnetic appeal of the Florida Keys & Key West. The post Why People Visit t...


If You Want to Write A Book, Go to a Boring Place

A friend is writing a book and asked me what I thought about taking a writing trip. "I’m going to Bali to write for a month." she said. Big mistake! I thought. The goal of writing a boo...


Iftar at Ewaan Restaurant, The Palace Downtown Dubai

* This is part of the series of reviews for Iftars I have been to this Ramadan. * ** SCROLL DOWN FOR A CHANCE TO WIN IFTAR FOR 2 AT EWAAN ** Ewaan is an all-day dining restaurant at The P...


This week only: free #Madrid iPhone app!

Are you a Madrid local, or planning to go there some time soon? Madrid is our City of the week – the iPhone app is free from July 7th to July 13th (regular price: €3.59)! The Madrid...



Attention: It’s Your Last Chance to Become a World Record Holder!

Have you ever wanted to add “Guinness World Record Holder” to your CV or Twitter bio? Now you can! Since we announced this year’s World Record Attempt, more than 600 peo...


We’re off to The Maldives!

Same time NEXT WEEK, I will be dipping my toes in one of the world’s most beautiful waters. We will be at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi (formerly a Hilton property) in The Maldi...


Iftar at Liwan Restaurant, Al Ghurair Rotana

* This is part of the series of reviews for Iftars I have been to this Ramadan. * Ramadan started on the 29th of June 2014 and along with it, invitations to try the Iftar offerings at var...