Category: Travel

Nepal Journeys ~ Beyond The Clouds

Nepal Journeys ~ Beyond The Clouds

~ Home to the highest mountain in the world, the allure of Nepal has been known to call travellers back again and again!  And for good reason…breathtaking snowy peaks, rich culture, friendly and welcoming local people…it’s a feast for the senses. Nepal is back on the tourist map after the devastating earthquake of April 2015. […]

17 Signs You’re a Traveler Who Blazes Your Own Trail

17 Signs You’re a Traveler Who Blazes Your Own Trail

~ 1. Routine makes you wildly uncomfortable. Photo: Jordi Bernabeu Farrús Yes, “cabin fever” is most definitely a thing, but you rarely have the opportunity to experience it. Even when you can’t get away, you find novelty wherever you are — you couldn’t extinguish that trail-blazing flame if you tried. A new hike. A different […]

10 Incredible Hiking Trails!

10 Incredible Hiking Trails!

~ Sometimes you just gotta get outdoors, find a good trail, and hike away the stress of daily life. I get it, which is why I’m bringing you 10 hiking trails that will provide a challenging trek, and some great views to boot! Let’s get started! 1. The Inca Trail – Peru Photo via Pixabay […]

It Looks Like An Old Rotten Tree Trunk… But Looking Closer Reveals Something Mind Blowing!

It Looks Like An Old Rotten Tree Trunk… But Looking Closer Reveals Something Mind Blowing!

~ Hey buddy, that’s one gigantic tree trunk… but why is it behind red tape? It looks like it’s all old and rotting with all that funny texture going on. What’s the big deal? Huh? Come closer, you say? Sure… wait… HOLY COW. How can this even be possible!? So apparently this isn’t just a gigantic […]

The Valley of Love ~ Memorial to Joy

The Valley of Love ~ Memorial to Joy

Little Known Wonders of the World # 1 ~ Somehow, hidden from world knowledge by a greater coalition of world religions for century upon century …the “Valley of Love” was built by a mystery race that inhabited what is now a remote part of Ireland. Resting at the top of the valley and 3000 years […]

Top 10 Spiritual Places with The Strongest Energy Field

Top 10 Spiritual Places with The Strongest Energy Field

~ by GOSTICA There are places in the world, where you can feel the connection with the divine – one of them Rila’s Lakes, known for strong energy field. Where sensitive people dream strange things, after spending the night there. Such type of places could give you answers to a long asked questions and make you […]

Where To See Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo in a Day

Where To See Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo in a Day

~ By  Arisa Mameda Cherry blossoms are beginning to fall its petals on the ground, and painting roads to pink; its almost the end of the cherry blossom season. It is a bit late to post this, if you are expecting to see full bloom (go south of Japan in that case!), but I decided to […]

A Romantic Getaway to Puerto Rico for Couples

A Romantic Getaway to Puerto Rico for Couples

~ by Katherine and Romeo Belarmino A Travel Blog for the Everyday Working Stiff. There’s something romantic about Puerto Rico.  The cobblestone streets bordered by brightly colored buildings.  The architecture that makes you feel like you might be in Europe.  The prickly heat that can quickly turn into buckets of water falling from the sky, […]

10 Ideas for Unique California Weekend Getaways

10 Ideas for Unique California Weekend Getaways

~   by Katherine and Romeo Belarmino We recently attended the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show for some travel inspiration.  Since we work full-time, we’re always looking for fun new California weekend getaways to provide us with a little bit of vacation without having to take time off.  The travel show had an aisle-and-a-half […]

The New Homeless ~ Mortgage-phobia is changing the way young couples co-exist

The New Homeless ~ Mortgage-phobia is changing the way young couples co-exist

~ by The Plaid Zebra Ice covers the winding Snoqualmie Pass in the early winter months, granting only the riskiest of travellers access over the 3,022 foot elevated summit and through to Seattle’s downtown core. The area is part of the Cascade Range of the State of Washington where snow-capped mountains tower over the surrounding […]

Travel + Leisure ~ Panama Archipelago Top Destination for 2016

Travel + Leisure ~ Panama Archipelago Top Destination for 2016

~   © Getty Images Bocas del Toro, Panama If you’re a nature-loving explorer looking for your next travel adventure, consider zeroing in on Panama, where Bocas del Toro – a collection nine tropical islands – was named the top destination of 2016 by editors of Travel + Leisure magazine. Their description of the region […]

10 Kauai Roadside Stops

10 Kauai Roadside Stops

Wailua River Lookout ~ Visiting Kauai is all about enjoying nature on the garden island.  While your days will most likely be filled with hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and other outdoor adventures that can take up the majority of a day, it is also enjoyable to take little road trips around the island making lots of […]

A California Coastal Drive Through Big Sur

A California Coastal Drive Through Big Sur

~   By Katherine Belarmino I had heard people wax nostalgic about driving the California coast many times, saying it was the most beautiful road trip they had ever taken.  I always wondered what part they meant because my California coastal drive experiences hadn’t blown me away.  Many of the routes along the California coast […]

Confirmed: People Who Spend Money On Experiences Instead Of Things Are Much Happier

Confirmed: People Who Spend Money On Experiences Instead Of Things Are Much Happier

~ The pursuit and purchase of physical possessions will never fully satisfy our desire for happiness. It may result in temporary fulfillment, but the happiness found in buying a new item rarely lasts. We all feel richer on payday than we did the day before, but that instant gratification (that comes with out-of-this-world price tags, designer […]

How To Make Your Travels More Meaningful ~

How To Make Your Travels More Meaningful ~

~ By Christopher Elliott “Travel offers so much opportunity to enrich your life,” she says, “if you are open to it.” How do you open yourself to it? Think native, she says. Stay away from the tourist traps, speak with as many people as possible, “gain insight firsthand about the destination and lifestyle.” Too many […]

7 Interesting Spiritual Destinations ~

7 Interesting Spiritual Destinations ~

~ 300 Million People Can’t All Be Hippies! By Peter Frick-Wright One of the fastest growing niche travel markets, spiritual travel has grabbed the world by the hemp necklace and isn’t letting go. 300 million people, (that’s roughly the population of the United States) made some sort of spiritual trek in 2007 and the numbers […]

Your Guide to Feasting and Drinking Through Portland

Your Guide to Feasting and Drinking Through Portland

  ~ by Hannah Petertil   Happen to be in town for Feast too? Thinking about planning a trip anyway? Here’s how to eat (and drink) your way through Portland’s best. Portland and I had a good run: I turned 21 at a now-thriving cider bar where my roommates and I tried to start an under-handed darts league, […]

Microadventures: Get Away and Have Fun Without Traveling Far

Microadventures: Get Away and Have Fun Without Traveling Far

~ “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” ~William Feather By Sebastian Solberg I live for exploring the world, trying new things, and meeting passionate people. As a filmmaker I’m very fortunate to be able to do all these things from time to time, and […]

9 Signs That You Were Born to Travel

9 Signs That You Were Born to Travel

~ Most of us love to visit new places and try new things from time to time, but some of us were born to travel. Are you one of them? Here, nine signs you were born a traveler. 1. You like planning as much as going. Traveling to a new destination isn’t enough; you take planning […]

Bodhi Tree Yoga  Retreat ~ Costa Rica

Bodhi Tree Yoga Retreat ~ Costa Rica

~ Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort opened its doors in 2014 for travellers that want to enjoy the magic of Costa Rica in a very unique and healthy way. Enjoy our high-end accommodations, superb dining experience, world class yoga and pilates studios, gym, spa, juice bar and boutique. Come visit us and discover Costa Rica’s finest […]

How to Travel The World for (almost) Free

How to Travel The World for (almost) Free

by Heart of a Vagabond I work while I travel As you might know from previous posts, I’ve been an au-pair and this is how I started traveling long term. I was 18, just finished senior high and had absolutely no money. I didn’t even have a bank account. So I worked my way around […]

15 Ridiculously Adventurous Things To Do on Your Travels

15 Ridiculously Adventurous Things To Do on Your Travels

~ And Where To Do Them by Matt Hershberger THE WORLD’S MOST EXTREME TRAVELERS don’t look out over an ocean or a mountain range and think to themselves, “Oh, that’s nice. Well, time to head back to my hotel and get some shuteye before another big day tomorrow.” No, they look out over the world’s […]

Arenal Volcano ~ Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano ~ Costa Rica

~ Positioned within Costa Rica’s fertile northern lowlands, the Arenal Volcano is an unavoidable presence while traveling within this part of the country. It is tall and imposing and has a reputation that precedes itself. Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place […]

20 Epic Tree Houses from Around The World

20 Epic Tree Houses from Around The World

~ by Matt Hershberger Humans have always felt at home in the trees. It is, after all, where we came from a long, long time ago. But even in the modern age, trees play a very important role in our lives. People who live near trees are known to have better physical and mental health, […]

Travelling Makes You Smarter ~

Travelling Makes You Smarter ~

~ By : Monique Abrams Travel is something most all of us want to do, but only a few of us actually do. Resources, time and responsibility keep us from it, but if you learned the multiple benefits of taking a vacation, you might acquire the motivation to find a way to take a trip! […]

20 Reasons New Zealand is the Ultimate Adventure Destination

20 Reasons New Zealand is the Ultimate Adventure Destination

~ by Liz Carlson FEW COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD pack more into as compact an area as New Zealand. From Jurassic Park rainforests to 12,000ft mountains, neon-blue lakes to white-sand beaches — all within a day’s drive of each other — it’s hard to find a place with more varied landscapes or easier spots to […]

8 of New Mexico’s Most Spectacular Hikes ~

8 of New Mexico’s Most Spectacular Hikes ~

Photo: Bureau of Land Management ~ by Jim O’Donnell 1. Yapashi Ruins Trail Distance: 6 miles one way Rating: Difficult More info: Bandelier National Monument 700 years ago, the Pajarito Plateau northwest of Santa Fe was a densely inhabited beehive of towns and villages. Today, the ancestral Puebloan peoples live in the nearby Rio Grande […]

America’s 20 Coolest Outdoor Towns ~

America’s 20 Coolest Outdoor Towns ~

Ingredients: water + terrain + culture = good times. Photo: Michael Dorausch by Matador Team THIS LIST COULD EASILY HAVE 100 PLACES. The US simply has so many canyons and rivers and slopes, so much coastline, all of it with rad little towns along the way. So putting together this list, we narrowed it down […]

5 Mind Blowing Underwater Cities ~

5 Mind Blowing Underwater Cities ~

~ There’s no doubt we’ve all heard of the legend of Atlantis, the ancient, once great city that was lost when the ocean submerged it. To this day the legendary city has yet to be found (or proven to have ever existed) yet over the years many other underwater cities have been found, each of them just […]

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rainforest

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rainforest

~ In search for legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.   Photograph by Dave Yoder, National Geographic By Douglas Preston Photographs by Dave Yoder An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never […]

Brazil ~ Rio de Janeiro

Brazil ~ Rio de Janeiro

~ Beaches In Rio de Janeiro The beaches in Rio de Janeiro are one of the major reasons that people love to visit here. The second largest city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro has over fifty miles of beach shoreline. These Brazil beaches are for those who are beach enthusiasts, this offers many activities as […]

Yosemite's 10 Best Easy Hikes ~ Maximizing Your Scenery Per Footstep

Yosemite’s 10 Best Easy Hikes ~ Maximizing Your Scenery Per Footstep

~ What’s the good of a breathtaking view if you’re already out of breath? It’s hard to enjoy yourself when you’re so worked that you’re setting off other people’s heart monitors. There’s something to be said for journeys that yield up their treasures easily, so for the pleasure of scenery cognoscenti everywhere, here are the […]