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Seeking the (Northern) light: a pilgrimage

The colorful nothern lights in Alaska.

[google1] Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Polly Vaughan. Ever read a gripping book and decided, there and then, you have to go and see where it was set, or go on a pilgrimage to find out more? After a two-month journey through South America this winter, I needed a contrast: so I curled up by the fire with Northern Lights by Lucy Jago which tells the tale of the work of Kristian…

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Oasis Backpackers’ Palace Sevilla | Hangin’ With @Hostelbookers

Seville Hostel

Editors Note: This is the fifth review in an ongoing series that will highlight each property–hostel and hotel–we stayed at during The Hazy Shade of Autumn Tour as part of our partnership with the good folks at HostelBookers.com. Story by Randy | Photography by Beth We loved Morocco, but after nearly two weeks we were excited for Spain, especially Seville, our first stop. The exterior and entrance of the hostel: Due to transportation schedules we…

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Drive Italy

Lacedonia-Italy-2--For-WEB-BNB

[google1] Amy Baker is making me want to hop right back over to Italy to check out some of these spots! This isn’t the first time I’ve heard that Lake Garda is a can’t miss location. Ever hired a car on your travels before? If so, you are likely to have hired one for a day trip, perhaps to traverse the hills or see the lakes by your hotel. But why not compare car hire…

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3 Tips for Finding A Reputable Travel Insurance Company

Rattlesnake sign in Sonoma, California.

Pay attention to the signs. Else you could get bitten by an unsavory travel insurance company. Photo by Bethany Salvon A Google search for “Travel Insurance Companies” comes back with nearly 12 million listings. So how do you find the right one to protect you and your trip? Insurance by its very nature is a gamble–you may need it or you may not–but choosing the right company does not have to be. Like any business,…

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How To Avoid Stomach Bugs Whilst Traveling

Elephants in the streets of India.

Editor’s note: Josh Aggars’ past stomach pains are now your gain. In this guest post, Josh of flipflopscity.com shares his travel tips for keeping stomach bugs at bay. Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah some call me the gangster of love, some people call me Maurice and some people think I’ve got a stomach bug. Life with a fever is a lot like the above garbled lyric. One minute you have the classic…

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5 Essential Pack Items From the Dollar Store

A wine opener.

As a thriftster one of my favorite places to shop is the Dollar Store (aka 99¢ only store). Growing up I didn’t think much of these stores and for good reason, they generally, at least in my mall, had crap. But then I walked into a 99¢ only store in Los Angeles 10 years back, and as Snoop said, “I had to back up off it and sit my cup down.” It was a heady…

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Flying and The Mistakes We Made

Welcome to iceland

I have a love and hate relationship with booking flights for our international travels. On one hand, it’s really exciting to sit down and plan it out, while on the other, it can be a little overwhelming. Especially, when you add in multiple stops like we did when we flew to Reykjavik and then London in an attempt to try to squeeze in Iceland at a discounted rate. Now that we are actively searching again,…

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