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What Are People REALLY Saying About WDS 2014?

After spending hundreds of hours in preparation and then hosting a week-long adventure for thousands of awesome people, I don’t actually say much about it afterward, at least not on...


Giveaway: Free Website Hosting for a Year

For the past few months, I've recommended the hosting company InMotion to anyone who asks for help setting up a new website. This week, they're giving away a free account!


Going to Seattle? Here’s Where to Eat

Visiting Seattle? Having just had our culinary tour in my wonderful city, I thought I’d share some of the best dining spots in the city so you can live vicariously through our taste...


The Scarred & the Beautiful, Jammu & Kashmir

The Scarred & the Beautiful, Jammu& Kashmir. from Harshit Vishwakarma “‘The Scarred & the Beautiful’ is a reflection of the state Jammu & Kashmir away fr...


Trends in cities: Bring your own Food!

Most people have heard about spots that have a “Bring your own Booze” (BYOB) policy, which mean visitors of spots are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages. Usually b...


North American National Park #30: Elk Island, Alberta

Elk Island is a very different type of national park. Located only 30 minutes outside of Edmonton, Elk Island is the only national park in Canada which is entirely fenced in. If this were...


The Cure for Writer’s Block: Start With the Last Thing You Learned

Wondering what to write about? Someone once told me, “Start with the last thing you learned—then share that.” They actually gave me this advice in reference to a talk I was terrified to g...


DrinkAdvisor: A Mobile App Showcasing the World’s Best Bars

DrinkAdvisor is a free and comprehensive mobile app available for both iPhone and Android that delivers bar listings for over 200 cities worldwide. --------- Join Travel Blog Success and...


This Week in Travel – Episode 170

This episode was recorded live at the DMAI conference in Las Vegas. I was joined by my regular co-hosts Jen Leo and Chris Christensen and this week’s guests Johnny Jet, Lee Abbamont...


Financial Travel Tip #118: How to File Taxes From Abroad

If you travel long-term, you'll need to file taxes from abroad. Here is a five-step process to file taxes from abroad easily. The post Financial Travel Tip #118: How to File Taxes From A...


Nearness, Public Art in Times Square

Normally when I’m rushing through Times Square, it’s the viewers – mostly from out-of-town – I have to watch out for. They gather in groups outside the ABC televis...



Holding Pattern: Airport Runway Art

It’s no secret that I love airports and airplanes. I get to the airport several hours before any given flight… and I fly a lot. That’s why it was easy for me to also lov...


The North Face Verbera Lite Mid GTX Boots ~ WanderGear Wednesday

To call these “Lite” is an understatement. The North Face Verbera Lite Mid GTX Boots are about a pound per shoe (size 8.5). You may never have thought of weighing your shoes b...


Meeting our Spotters in Manchester

So nice being in Manchester again, to meet our Spotters Gareth, Ioana and Roisin! Unfortunately Paul and Kirsty were unable to meet us, but fortunately we have met them both before! Garet...


Boy, did I take a wrong turn getting to Switzerland

Travel can be tough.   Just ask that 80-year old guy going down the ramp at the Montreux train station in Switzerland, last week. But, more on that in a moment.   The cliché goe...


Iftar at Radisson Blu Deira Creek Hotel

Another week and the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end. Have you tried the best Iftars in the city? We were guests at the grand Iftar at Radisson Blu Deira Creek Hotel – one of ...



The Feeling of Being Unsettled Won’t Just Go Away

From my inbox: “I have a sneaking suspicion this feeling of being unsettled won’t go away until I control my freedom.” A common theme in the emails I receive is one of r...


Thoughts on Working from the Drugstore

The drugstore in my neighborhood has a deliberate policy of wasting every customer’s time. If you arrive to pick up a prescription, you’ll wait a minimum of 20 minutes, guaranteed. It doe...


Should Travelers Give to Kids Who Beg?

By Audrey ScottWe paused along the side of the road in what seemed like the middle of nowhere for a view over the hills outside of the Ethiopian town of Lalibela. Moments later, a boy of ...


A Free-Range Life: On the Road with Pam Mandel

I met Pam Mandel at an event in Seattle. I was interested in how she’d made travel not just part of her life, but also part of her lifestyle. "I'm a free-range human," she said.


Coconut Drops

At the end of a birthday dinner a few weeks ago, the servers distributed small parcels containing coconut drops. Since we’d already had dessert, I decided to take mine home but having it ...