Category: Adventure

The Top Ten Places For Fall Leaves

The Top Ten Places For Fall Leaves

~ It’s that time of year again. Many of us are excited about the arrival of autumn and all that comes with it…the crisp air, cool temperatures, bluebird days, and perhaps most important of all – mountainsides turning gold. The fall colors in Colorado are very different than many of the places to the east. […]

This Week’s  Global Travel Destinations ~ June 4 -11, 2017

This Week’s Global Travel Destinations ~ June 4 -11, 2017

~ Every week we search more than 1,000 companies worldwide for their very best deals. Central and South America The only country in South America with coasts on two oceans, Colombia is a country of magical landscapes with more than 440,000 square miles of extreme biodiversity and geographic variety. The city of Cartagena lies on […]

This Week’s Top 20  Global Travel Destinations ~ May 21 - 28, 2017

This Week’s Top 20 Global Travel Destinations ~ May 21 – 28, 2017

~ The stars head to Cannes this week, but you can visit in Sept.-Nov. without the celebrity price tag. Every week we search more than 1,000 companies worldwide for their very best deals and compile this Top 20 list. $999 Alaska Land + Sea Vacation in Summer, Save $1530 Alaska This trip lets guests explore […]

This Week’s Top 20  Global Travel Destinations ~ May 6 - 13, 2017

This Week’s Top 20 Global Travel Destinations ~ May 6 – 13, 2017

~ Explore: Quito, Amazon, Banos, Guyaquil & Galapagos Islands, Every week we search more than 1,000 companies worldwide for their very best deals and compile this Top 20 list.   $449 Caribbean Weeklong Summer Cruise incl. $50 Credit Caribbean Plan a cruise to the Caribbean this summer and take advantage of warm waters that are […]

World Travel ~ Top 20 Best Deal Destinations

World Travel ~ Top 20 Best Deal Destinations

~ Big Casa Sur Costa Rica Every week we search more than 1,000 companies worldwide for their very best deals and compile this Top 20 list*.  The Top 20® $899 — Roam Old-World Italy: 5 Nights w/Cooking Class & Air Source: Great Value Vacations $159 — Pismo Beach Oceanfront Hotel w/Upgrade, 35% Off Source: The […]

Teotihuacan Ancient City of Pyramids ~ Mexico

Teotihuacan Ancient City of Pyramids ~ Mexico

The Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan. ~ By Owen Jarus Located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of modern-day Mexico City, Teotihuacan was one of the largest urban centers in the ancient world. No one knows who built it. The city flourished between 2,100 years ago, when construction began, and about 1,400 years ago, […]

Festival Fever  Bhutanese Festival ~ Beyond The Clouds

Festival Fever Bhutanese Festival ~ Beyond The Clouds

 ~ One of the most unique travel experiences you could ask for is attending a Bhutanese festival or tshechu as they are known as in Bhutan. There really is nothing that compares and I was over the moon to spend a day at a festival last year in central Bhutan. So what makes a Bhutanese Tshechu […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bodhi Surf  & Yoga Camp ~  Costa Rica - Uvita

Bodhi Surf & Yoga Camp ~ Costa Rica – Uvita

Whales Tail Uvita, Costa-Rica ~ Welcome to Bodhi Surf School, a full service yoga and surf camp that specializes in providing one-of-a-kind vacation experiences. We are located in Bahia Ballena – Uvita in the south Pacific of Costa Rica, a gorgeous and still pristine region where you are likely to see animals in their natural habitat […]

Cinque Terre Coastal Walking Adventure ~ Italy

Cinque Terre Coastal Walking Adventure ~ Italy

Cinque Terre is quite possibly the most beautiful coastal walk in Europe, on the most magnificent part of the Italian Riviera. The Cinque Terreare five coastal, medieval villages in the province of La Spezia: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of a […]

Girls Get Away Hawaii ~ Surf ~ Spa ~ Yoga

Girls Get Away Hawaii ~ Surf ~ Spa ~ Yoga

Got a Blue Crush? Catch a wave at surf camp this year by Ann Abel Want to add a little excitement to your next beach vacation? Why not trade the lounge chair and best-seller for a surfboard? All-women surf-spa-yoga packages have cropped up in wave-riding destinations all over the globe in the past decade, but […]

Where To Find Shangri La?

Where To Find Shangri La?

Blog: Around The World On The Toilet By: Nick It might be one of the most overused cliches in the travel universe but the idea of a kingdom deep in the Himalaya’s inspired by James Hilton’s classic Lost Horizon has thousands of backpackers and jet setters alike grabbing their warm coats and hiking boots in […]