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6 Questions to Ask Before Your First Wilderness Experience

If you’re considering a wilderness experience, you’re no doubt an adventurous sort—one willing to get outside your comfort zone.  But there are things you need to know before you embark on your trip—things to enable you to have a more enjoyable trip and things to keep... read more

The Inner Art of Skiing

Needed: A Hardy Mountain Spirit The conditions were near white-out, an avalanche was expected, and I was all alone, not sure if I could even continue. It would be such an unhappy end for my first cross-country ski trip deep in the mountains near Mammoth, CA. I was... read more

Searching for Culture and Community

Late to dinner at a recent travel writers’ conference, I grabbed the only seat left on the patio. I’ll admit I looked carefully for other seats as the middle aged man I sat down next to had on a khaki shirt with some kind of animal pelt sewn on his sleeve, a big tooth... read more

Travel Gifts for 2014

What to get your traveler this holiday season? It’s that time of year again. Black Friday is just around the corner and if you have a traveler on your list, you’ll be looking for some gifts to make their traveling days a little easier and more enjoyable.... read more

A Non-Tour of Venice

It you like to travel, then Venice is probably on your bucket list. It is a beautiful and picturesque city that can take weeks to explore. Most of us stop in for a few days, perhaps only a few hours. If you arrive by cruise ship, it’s likely your tour will be... read more

7 Things We Wish We Knew Before We Visited Venice

We just spent two and a half days in Venice.  It was a stopover location on our way to Croatia rather than a destination in itself. We treated it that way and weren’t as prepared as we would have liked to be.  Big mistake! Here are some things we wished we knew... read more

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