Events & Festivals

5 Destinations for a L’il Sauce & Fun!

5 Destinations for a L'il Sauce & Fun!

by Robert Schrader on Jun 29, 2016

When you think of special events, the event is typically the most “special” part. While it’s true that many cities and countries have invested in unique and high-quality venues, events just as often take place in soulless convention halls in central ...

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New York’s Upper West Side Food Festival

New York's Upper West Side Food Festival

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Jun 15, 2016

I find people generally fall into one of two camps when it comes to food festivals: you either love em’ or you hate em’.  And generally speaking, festivals in the city can be overcrowded, feel like a battle for tiny ...

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San Francisco International Arts Festival: Peter Whitehead’s Mini Music Marathon

San Francisco International Arts Festival: Peter Whitehead's Mini Music Marathon

by Deborah Crooks on Jun 14, 2016

One of my favorite SF artists, musician/composer/songwriter Peter Whitehead is doing something really cool as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival which wrapped up last weekend, a mini music marathon! For eight hours, Peter held down Gallery 308, ...

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A Few Insights From Author Annabel Gurwitch @ Watermark

A Few Insights From Author Annabel Gurwitch @ Watermark

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 08, 2016

This year was my first Watermark Conference, a conference by women for women in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area ever year (see my announcement of this year's event earlier this Spring and my Q&A with Mallika Chopra). Sadly, I was only able to ...

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Taiwan’s Annual Kaohsiung Tattoo Convention

Taiwan's Annual Kaohsiung Tattoo Convention

by Carrie Kellenberger on May 31, 2016

The 24-hour day of insanity began at 8 am when the Gs picked us up in Banciao and we drove four hours straight to Kaohsiung to attend the 7th Annual Kaohsiung Tattoo Convention, which was hosted this year by A-Tai ...

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North America

New York City’s Natsumi Tapas for Italian & Japanese Fusion!!

New York City's Natsumi Tapas for Italian & Japanese Fusion!!

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Jun 30, 2016

When I heard about a restaurant opening in Gramercy that fuses Italian flavors with ...

5 Fun Things To Do In Chicago

5 Fun Things To Do In Chicago

by Robert Schrader on Jun 30, 2016

Image via Flickr by ifmuth The hub of the Midwest and America’s third-largest city, Chicago ...

Europe

The Brits Really Voted Leave??

The Brits Really Voted Leave??

by Robert Schrader on Jun 28, 2016

June 23 didn’t exist for me. Only the engines of a 787 Dreamliner and a ...

The Pure Magic of Spain’s Ronda, Arcos de la Frontera & Grazalema

The Pure Magic of Spain's Ronda, Arcos de la Frontera & Grazalema

by Sambrita Basu on Jun 18, 2016

Driving the roads that interlock the central Andalucían cities, ones flanked by endless fields ...

Lodging

Oh So Quaint Antica Corte Milanese B&B, a Stone’s Throw From Milan

Oh So Quaint Antica Corte Milanese B&B, a Stone's Throw From Milan

by Jonny Scott Blair on Jun 15, 2016

Arrival back into Italy in June meant I would be based in and around Milan for my first few days. I flew into Bergamo airport, which is 45 kilometres from Milan city centre, so rather than be based in Bergamo or ...

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Discover Mediterranean Charm at Historical Hotel Los Gatos

Discover Mediterranean Charm at Historical Hotel Los Gatos

by Renee Blodgett on May 27, 2016

Given that I live and play in Northern California most of the time, I've been wanting to explore the hotel scene in the lower Peninsula for awhile now and I don't just mean well known Silicon Valley spots like Palo Alto and San Jose. ...

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Wellness Travel: Meditation & Spa Culture in Prague and Beyond

Wellness Travel: Meditation & Spa Culture in Prague and Beyond

by Renee Blodgett on May 25, 2016

You've probably noticed that we've been writing about wellness travel more and more, and even have covered a few yoga retreat opportunities and getaways (my latest one being Jamaica). I believe in the power of yoga, the power of meditation, ...

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You’ll Love Medellín’s Charlee Hotel for its EcoFriendly & Hip Design

You'll Love Medellín's Charlee Hotel for its EcoFriendly & Hip Design

by Megan McDonough on May 24, 2016

Medellín is one of Latin America’s most progressive and innovative cities so, of course, I wanted to be in the heart of the action. The Charlee Hotel definitely has an appealing location but just the icing on the cake. As a fairly low-key traveler, it ...

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Culturally Vibrant Brooklyn: Walk, Eat, Stay

Culturally Vibrant Brooklyn: Walk, Eat, Stay

by Renee Blodgett on May 17, 2016

It's ironic that so many things come full circle in our lives, including where we hang our hat, then don't for awhile and then do....again! When I was in my early twenties, I used to stay with a childhood friend ...

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Arts

5 Fun Things To Do In Chicago

5 Fun Things To Do In Chicago

by Robert Schrader on Jun 30, 2016

Image via Flickr by ifmuth The hub of the Midwest and America’s third-largest city, Chicago ...

New York’s Upper West Side Food Festival

New York's Upper West Side Food Festival

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Jun 15, 2016

I find people generally fall into one of two camps when it comes to ...

Food/Wine

New York City’s Natsumi Tapas for Italian & Japanese Fusion!!

New York City's Natsumi Tapas for Italian & Japanese Fusion!!

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Jun 30, 2016

When I heard about a restaurant opening in Gramercy that fuses Italian flavors with ...

Fine Hellenic Dining at Dio Deka in Los Gatos California

Fine Hellenic Dining at Dio Deka in Los Gatos California

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 19, 2016

I love Greek food but it's not as prevalent as Italian or even other ...

Asia

A Nature Guide to Wildlife in Sri Lanka

A Nature Guide to Wildlife in Sri Lanka

by Rich Laburn on Jul 01, 2016

It is nearing a month since I returned home from Sri Lanka and I ...

5 Destinations for a L’il Sauce & Fun!

5 Destinations for a L'il Sauce & Fun!

by Robert Schrader on Jun 29, 2016

When you think of special events, the event is typically the most “special” part. ...

Pacific

5 Destinations for a L’il Sauce & Fun!

5 Destinations for a L'il Sauce & Fun!

by Robert Schrader on Jun 29, 2016

When you think of special events, the event is typically the most “special” part. ...

5 Reasons to Love Fiji’s Turtle Island

5 Reasons to Love Fiji's Turtle Island

by Megan McDonough on Jun 23, 2016

If you read my first post on Turtle Island on how I transformed a ...

Products

6 Off-the-Wall Technology Products for the Avid Traveler

6 Off-the-Wall Technology Products for the Avid Traveler

by Robert Schrader on Jun 27, 2016

Technology is weird by definition and travel, as you can observe by clicking through the articles on this channel, can be pretty darn weird, too. It should come as no surprise, then, that travel tech is a decidedly weird sphere. Then ...

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5 Ways To Give Your Smartphone a Luxe & Elegant Look!

5 Ways To Give Your Smartphone a Luxe & Elegant Look!

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 24, 2016

You carry a cell phone around everywhere, right? It goes with you to work, to the gym and when you travel. While we're huge advocates of keeping them at bay when you talk and in another room when you sleep ...

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Phantom Glass Screen Protectors Make Shattered Screens a Thing of the Past

Phantom Glass Screen Protectors Make Shattered Screens a Thing of the Past

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 16, 2016

We discovered a useful product find for avid travelers with smart phones. Meet Phantom Glass, a tempered glass screen protector designed for smartphones, tablets, and cameras. Phantom Glass is made using the most durable tempered glass, which ensures that Phantom ...

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Let Grillbot Clean Your Grill While You Relax!

Let Grillbot Clean Your Grill While You Relax!

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 15, 2016

Meet one of my favorite products for the home since my "falling in love"moment with the iRobot, which I now can't imagine living without. We even called him Rocky - yes, really -- we wrote about it back in February. Meet ...

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HButler’s Travel Totes Boast Built-in Phone Charger

HButler's Travel Totes Boast Built-in Phone Charger

by Renee Blodgett on May 28, 2016

I love my new Reversible Navy and Cream Tote by HButler!  While it is not made of leather, it gives the illusion that it is with its sleek and chic style that is both elegant and functional. As avid travelers know, ...

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South America

5 Destinations for a L’il Sauce & Fun!

5 Destinations for a L'il Sauce & Fun!

by Robert Schrader on Jun 29, 2016

When you think of special events, the event is typically the most “special” part. ...

You’ll Love Medellín’s Charlee Hotel for its EcoFriendly & Hip Design

You'll Love Medellín's Charlee Hotel for its EcoFriendly & Hip Design

by Megan McDonough on May 24, 2016

Medellín is one of Latin America’s most progressive and innovative cities so, of course, I wanted ...

Central America

A Visual Wonder of Costa Rica’s Natural Beauty

A Visual Wonder of Costa Rica's Natural Beauty

by Robert Schrader on Jun 05, 2016

I came to the Costa Rica party late. Costa Rica, as I saw it, ...

Women Adventure Seekers: Head to Nicaragua to Surf & Rejuvenate

Women Adventure Seekers: Head to Nicaragua to Surf & Rejuvenate

by Jessica Festa on Apr 28, 2016

The women of Chicabrava Photo credit: Chicabrava You are built not to shrink down to ...

Africa

5 Destinations for a L’il Sauce & Fun!

5 Destinations for a L'il Sauce & Fun!

by Robert Schrader on Jun 29, 2016

When you think of special events, the event is typically the most “special” part. ...

Connecting With Animals & Nature Can Transform Who We Are!

Connecting With Animals & Nature Can Transform Who We Are!

by Rich Laburn on Jun 10, 2016

Spending as much time as I do in the bush, makes me realize my ...

Green

Book Your Flights the Green Way Through This Useful App

Book Your Flights the Green Way Through This Useful App

by Jessica Festa on Mar 04, 2016

Photo: Bill Williams/Unsplash; Edited: Epicure & Culture Though Simon Smedberg may have saved 50 dollars ...

Tips on How to Travel Sustainably Around the Globe

Tips on How to Travel Sustainably Around the Globe

by Jessica Festa on Oct 01, 2015

  I was born with the travel bug. As often as I could, I was ...

 

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Culturally Vibrant Brooklyn: Walk, Eat, Stay

Culturally Vibrant Brooklyn: Walk, Eat, Stay

by Renee Blodgett on May 17, 2016

It's ironic that so many things come full circle in ...

An Applause for Mother’s Around the World

An Applause for Mother's Around the World

by Renee Blodgett on May 08, 2016

The truth is, I used to reflect about Mother's Day ...

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An Applause for Mother’s Around the World

An Applause for Mother's Around the World

by Renee Blodgett on May 08, 2016

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