Awesome Travel Planning Resources

Close-up of Rome Coliseum

In our myriad of travels, the #AdventurePartnerForLife and I have yet to do a fully escorted trip. We tend to move at a pretty intense traveling pace and, well, we basically hate regimented schedules that aren’t ours. Because of this, and some of the unusual destinations on our résumés, we’re often asked how we manage […]

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5 Tips on How to Survive Long Flights

Flight over New Zealand's South Island

Despite our yearning to visit new places in all corners of the world, one thing in particular can turn an otherwise open and willing traveller away from their dreams—long flights. Pilots aside, I’ve yet to meet a single person who actually enjoys airports and flying, let alone six plus hours on a single flight. And, if […]

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Discover Microadventures… In The Meantime

Great Falls Billy Goat Trail

We’ve got some new, wild and wonderful things to do and some bizarre sites to see, but what about finding adventure in one’s mundane, everyday surroundings? Our boy Alastair Humhreys has the perfect solution. This is a guy who’s trekked the globe 500 ways and has made a living speaking and writing about his travels. He even won National […]

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Skeiðarársandur In Southeast Iceland

Skeidararsandur, Iceland

Welcome to the largest volcanic desert in the world, Skeiðarársandur in southeast Iceland. This vast wasteland was created by a combination of geothermal and glacial activity and covers some 500 square miles. Criss-crossed by drainage channels, the area’s most recent volcanic eruption was in 1996. Destroying the region’s only access to the rest of the island, […]

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The Vietnamese/Asian Squat, A Tribute

Homes on a Vietnamese river

Fitness experts all over the world rave about the benefits of squats. From strengthening your knees to improving your digestion, squats are one of the most revered exercises around. After some recent travel to Vietnam, I came home in awe, not just of Vietnam—one of the best places to visit in Asia in my book—but […]

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Troll the Best Travel Sites, Discount Diva Tip #3

Close-up of the Berlin Wall

We’ve talked about maximizing your savings through flexibility and up-and-coming destinations in prior posts, but what’s the next best discount tip I can offer up? Troll those travel sites, folks. Do your homework. Sign up for a couple travel newsletters, and get ready for great discounts. NOTE: THIS POST HAS BEEN SPONSORED AND/OR CONTAINS AFFILIATE […]

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Go Off The Beaten Path, Discount Diva Tip #2

Rasnov Fortress, Romania

Your Discount Diva is at it again with more helpful tips on how to stretch that baht, lira, ruble, krona, what have you. Last post recap: Flexibility reigns supreme, and timing is everything. And timing really is everything. Which leads me to my next savings suggestion: Go off-the-beaten-path… before everyone else (and their dog) considers it. […]

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