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How to get through airport security faster this winter

Sports Equipment at security

How to get through airport security faster this winter Travelling for Christmas? During the holidays, thousands take to the skies to celebrate with friends and family. It’s the time of year to give gifts to our loved ones. That being said, there are some restrictions on what can be brought on board a plane. The […]

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How to do Barcelona on a Budget

Barcelona, Gaudi, Casa Batlló - Flickr CC melissadelzio

Traveling on a shoestring? Down to your last cents? Worried you’re going to miss out on the best of what Barcelona has to offer? Fear not! There are endless possibilities in the Catalan capital for all budgets, and plenty to do for free! So drop down your backpack and get your exploration mode switched on […]

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Top 5 Places to Visit in Hong Kong by Night

Hong Kong by night

Hong Kong is a very dynamic city and it boasts one of the best skylines in the world. Its rich history is reflected in the architecture and its cityscape. Hong Kong has numerous impressive sites that are accessible even by night to make your holiday a memorable one. If you are planning to take a […]

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Distinct Faces of Israel

An elderly man flashes a smile as he

Several months ago I received an email that I typically tend to delete.  Often, my email inbox is bombarded with requests to help promote travel products, events and/or books.  Typically these emails are impersonal and not directed specifically at me.  I’ve learned to hit the delete button with zest in order to dwindle down my […]

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My Greek Holiday

Scenic views from Zakynthos, Greece

I swore he’d be lunch. What else can be said about the brightly colored miscreant who insisted on being the first awake each morning, well before dawn? There really wasn’t a reason he had to do it, or why he had to position himself directly outside my bedroom window, but he did, and I quickly […]

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Smiles of China Part II

This cute little boy - wearing a poorboy cap - was smiling at me while taking a break from eating his section of corn on the cob in Lijiang, China.

Welcome to another round of my smiling faces series from around the world. Most people are aware that a smile is contagious but did you realize that it can boost your immune system? Apparently, when grinning from ear to ear, your body is in a more natural and relaxed state contributing to a stronger immune […]

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Guide to eating Dim Sum

Nomadic Samuel Jeffery eating dim sum

One of the true joys of travel is sampling food for the first time and instantly falling in love. Unlike other exotic foods which are more of an acquired taste, dim sum was love at first bite. I can still remember trying it for the first time one morning in Malacca, Malaysia at a popular […]

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Chiang Mai is the perfect base for digital nomads

Audrey Bergner posing nearby our Thai apartment

As I peered outside of the balcony of our Thai apartment – far off in the distance – I spotted a plane ascending. As the plane suddenly disappeared into the clouds it hit me I’d soon be leaving Chiang Mai, Thailand in a couple of days. Pensive, I wondered where the time had gone? For […]

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The time my train derailed en route to Chiang Mai

A Thai rescue team finally evacuates us after our train derailed en route from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Lugging my backpack in near pitch black conditions, I moved one foot after another traipsing along decaying tracks that reeked of feces and urine as I emerged from a desolate tunnel. This probably sounds awful. 99.9% of the time I don’t think I’d enjoy this situation; however, I felt relieved to have finally escaped from […]

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TurboJET Hydrofoil from Macau to Hong Kong

Scenic views from a Macau bridge

Today’s feature adventure travel video is of a ferry boat boat ride we took from Macau to Hong Kong, China via HydroFoil TurboJet. (These are some photos I took in 2011 when the weather was nicer!) I was excited to take Audrey on this particular HyrdroFoil ferry – a journey that I had completed several […]

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