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7 Castles You MUST See in France

Did you really click on that clickbaity title? Come on! Really? I guess these cheesy headlines do work! Maybe I should title all my posts like Buzzfeed? Ha ha, no, I’m just kidding. I would never do that. That’s just terrible. I just wanted to see what...
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What’s the Matter With Lonely Planet?

When I decided to quit my job and travel the world, I walked into a bookstore and bought Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on a Shoestring. I was in Thailand and was eager to get started. Buying that guidebook made my impulsive decision seem real. Thumbing through...
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Reader Story: How Angela Travels the World as an Au Pair

One of the biggest challenges for people is saving up for a world trip. It can be daunting trying to save thousands of dollars for your next big trip. Yet I always say “If you can’t save, go work.” The world has an abundance of jobs that travelers...
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How to Pick the Best Camera for Travel

Photographs are an important part of the travel experience and, with so many budding photographers in this community, I wanted to create a semi-ongoing series about travel photography. Since I’m not a photographer, I’ve invited professional photographer...
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How to Find a Cheap Hotel Room: Sites to Use and Sites to Avoid

As much as I love hostels and other forms of cheap accommodation, there is something nice about the luxuriousness of a hotel: the clean room, comfy bed, desk, iron, strong shower, and bottled soap for the taking (errr…I mean borrowing). They are quiet,...
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Is it Safe to Visit the United States?

Last month, I wrote an article about why, despite what you see in the news, Europe is safe to visit. Someone asked (with a degree of snark) if I would I write a similar article about the U.S. too? Well, it’s a valid question. As an American writing for a mostly...
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A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: Carnaval

Carnaval in Puerto Vallarta is always a great event since they started "officially" celebrating it properly with a parade and events. Here are some pictures of 2017's parade. Sorry the quality of the photos is not so great... you know how it is sometimes. You can find...
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ATILA Puerto Vallarta: Street Performers

The Puerto Vallarta Malecón (waterfront boardwalk) is home to all sorts of free entertainment, from the clowns at Los Arcos amphitheater to the spinning pole acrobats to this sampling of ingenious street performers.
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A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: Footbridges

A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta... Wooden Footbridges Up and down the Rio Cuale in Puerto Vallarta are wooden footbridges used to cross the river. Yeah, they swing and they sway and there's an art to getting across them without falling, but it's all part of the...
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A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: Whatever you want, baby, whatever you want

A Thing I Love About... Puerto Vallarta... Whatever you want, baby, whatever you want  
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A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: this ALIEN

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A Thing I Love About… Puerto Vallarta… WINTER

THIS IS WINTER IN PUERTO VALLARTA
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7 Amazing Stops on a Road Trip from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye

One of the most beautiful road trips in Scotland you can do is driving from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye. From the hilly and historical capital, through the scenic Glencoe area and all the way to one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Skye. Discover seven of...
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How to go from Zero to thriving business in 12 months

Is that even possible? Can you go from zero knowledge to a thriving startup and business in 12 months or am I just marketing speak? I can tell you it is possible and many people do it. The truth is that if someone else can do it anyone else can. Does it mean you will?...
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3 Resources to Improve Your Travel Photography (and make money)

Learning Travel Photography: Kakadu National Park We’ve been sharing some cool free photography resources this month. From a photography strengths assessment to free training on how to use your camera, how to take better photos, editing secrets, and how to make money...
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Experiential Travel: Just Another Way for People to Take Your Money

For about the last year or so, the term “experiential travel” has been batted around the industry like a ping-pong ball. The term has actually been around longer but it’s only recently that it’s become, like Hansel in Zoolander, “so hot...
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10 Amazing Places You Have To Visit In The South Of France

Doesn’t matter if you’ve been before or if you’re a first-timer – the South of France is one place that’s guaranteed to be an easy yes when it comes to deciding where to holiday. The beautiful beaches, amazing food and plethora of cute little French villages to pop...
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How to Plan Your Trip – 15 Step Guide

Need tips on how to plan your trip? Read on. My niece is planning a trip to New York City. It will be her first overseas trip so I told her I would write this step-by-step travel planning guide for her, and YOU, on how to plan your trip! Travel planning can be...
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A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: no shoes

A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta is that if I wear shoes instead of flip-flops (or "tenis" as they are called locally) people ask me why I'm all dressed up.
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A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: Whatever you want, baby, whatever you want

A Thing I Love About... Puerto Vallarta... Whatever you want, baby, whatever you want  
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ATILA Puerto Vallarta: Street Food

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A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: Carnaval

Carnaval in Puerto Vallarta is always a great event since they started "officially" celebrating it properly with a parade and events. Here are some pictures of 2017's parade. Sorry the quality of the photos is not so great... you know how it is sometimes. You can find...
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A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: El Sofá Café

El Sofá Café They dragged me in with their coffee and never let me go. The coffee is the best, the food is incredible, the prices are so good, and the place just feels like home for many travelers and snowbirds. A gem.
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A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: TACOS & STREET FOOD

PUERTO VALLARTA TACOS & STREET FOOD
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A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: Woolworth

A Thing I Love About... Puerto Vallarta... Woolworth Woolworth may have faded from just about everywhere else, but Woolworth lives on in downtown Puerto Vallarta. It's had its ups and downs, and it's not much to look at from the outside, but the Woolworth store is...
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A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: Art on the Malecón

A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta... Art on the Malecon Upon my first visit to Puerto Vallarta I was impressed with the beauty of the large bronze sculptures at the nightclub Hilo. A few others dotted the city, mostly of government officials and revolutionaries. A...
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A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: Footbridges

A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta... Wooden Footbridges Up and down the Rio Cuale in Puerto Vallarta are wooden footbridges used to cross the river. Yeah, they swing and they sway and there's an art to getting across them without falling, but it's all part of the...
Read More

ATILA Puerto Vallarta: Street Performers

The Puerto Vallarta Malecón (waterfront boardwalk) is home to all sorts of free entertainment, from the clowns at Los Arcos amphitheater to the spinning pole acrobats to this sampling of ingenious street performers.
Read More

ATILA Puerto Vallarta: Street Performers

The Puerto Vallarta Malecón (waterfront boardwalk) is home to all sorts of free entertainment, from the clowns at Los Arcos amphitheater to the spinning pole acrobats to this sampling of ingenious street performers.
Read More

A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: this ALIEN

THIS GUY
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A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: Art on the Malecón

A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta... Art on the Malecon Upon my first visit to Puerto Vallarta I was impressed with the beauty of the large bronze sculptures at the nightclub Hilo. A few others dotted the city, mostly of government officials and revolutionaries. A...
Read More

A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: Previous Carnaval Parades

Some photos of older Carnaval parades - from 2008 to 2010 we think -  were found, so we are posting them here for your enjoyment! Puerto Vallarta Carnaval 2017 is here There is a Flickr archive of lots of photos from the Club Mañana years...
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A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: Carnaval

Carnaval in Puerto Vallarta is always a great event since they started "officially" celebrating it properly with a parade and events. Here are some pictures of 2017's parade. Sorry the quality of the photos is not so great... you know how it is sometimes. You can find...
Read More

ATILA Puerto Vallarta: Street Food

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ATILA Puerto Vallarta: Street Performers

The Puerto Vallarta Malecón (waterfront boardwalk) is home to all sorts of free entertainment, from the clowns at Los Arcos amphitheater to the spinning pole acrobats to this sampling of ingenious street performers.
Read More

A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: El Sofá Café

El Sofá Café They dragged me in with their coffee and never let me go. The coffee is the best, the food is incredible, the prices are so good, and the place just feels like home for many travelers and snowbirds. A gem.
Read More

A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: TACOS & STREET FOOD

PUERTO VALLARTA TACOS & STREET FOOD
Read More

A Thing I Love About Puerto Vallarta: Previous Carnaval Parades

Some photos of older Carnaval parades - from 2008 to 2010 we think -  were found, so we are posting them here for your enjoyment! Puerto Vallarta Carnaval 2017 is here There is a Flickr archive of lots of photos from the Club Mañana years...
Read More