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1 week in Italy itinerary: Planning your trip [maps and photos]

Italy is a large country full of thousands of years of history. If you are planning a visit, it would be hard to see everything in less than a week, but I would recommend a few weeks at least. On my first trip, we spent 8 days in Italy, and while it was a whirlwind, […]


Southwest Airlines receives FAA approval to fly to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines has officially received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly between the mainland United States and the Hawaiian Islands. Tinder of the skies? Southwest Airlines introduces in-flight dating app While the airline said specific routes are not yet available for purchase, they plan to begin Hawaii nonstop service from Oakland (OAK), San Diego […]


Residents in some states will need a passport for all flights [2019 update]

Starting Jan. 22, 2019, residents in 11 U.S. states will need a passport to board a plane. According to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules, state-issued IDs in those 11 states do not meet minimum security requirements for domestic or international air travel. UPDATE: As of Jan. 22, 2019, residents of these 11 states were granted […]


The best day trip from Prague: 4 things to do in Pilsen, Czech Republic

Pilsen, Czech Republic is a historic city for so many reasons, and is one of the best day trips from Prague. The city has been around for hundreds of years, and has so much history from all different eras. Here are our top things to see when visiting Pilsen, Czech Republic. Click the links below […]



Use your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan points on Aer Lingus

Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus are teaming up to offer mileage points across their brands. Alaska Mileage Plan members will now be able to earn and redeem miles on Aer Lingus flights and Aer Lingus AerClub members will also be able to earn and redeem miles on Alaska Airlines. Alaska Mileage Plan members can earn […]



7 Best camera bags for travel

Traveling can be fun, and traveling with a camera can make it an amazing adventure. Whether you are a pro or a novice, finding the best camera bags for travel can actually be stressful. But if you do it the right way, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether your camera and lenses are protected […]


Climb Il Duomo Florence, Italy: Reserve your tickets in advance

The best advice I received before heading to Italy was from Rick Steves: he suggested reserving your time to climb the Cathedral (Duomo) in Florence months in advance. And he was right: the Il Duomo di Firenze (the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore) was requiring reservations months in advance. Here are our tips for […]


8 Central Oregon waterfalls you can easily hike (or drive) to

Central Oregon is full of plenty of beautiful hikes, and a surprising amount of those hikes have a waterfall at the end. If you are in the area, here are our tips for our favorite waterfalls near Bend, Oregon. Click the links below to skip to any of the following sections: Chush Falls Whychus Falls […]


Visiting Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, Italy

Castel Sant’Angelo is a must-see destination when visiting Rome, Italy — but it’s not just about the history or beautiful architecture. The castle showcases one of the most amazing views in Rome. Here are the reasons you should include the Castel St. Angelo on your Rome, Italy vacation. Click the links below to skip to […]



5 Things to do in Vienna in 1 day

Vienna, Austria has been considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and historically, one of the most significant (especially in the world of music). You could spend weeks there and still not see everything you want, but if you are limited on time, here are our favorite things to do in Vienna in 1 […]


Competing in the Pole Pedal Paddle in Bend, Oregon [2019]

The Pole Pedal Paddle in Bend, Oregon is an annual event, which includes plenty of locals, as well as people who travel to Central Oregon just to take part. Depending on your team, it can either be an easy jog or a strenuous workout! (that is mostly because you can do it by yourself or […]


MAP: This website is collecting all website Wifi passwords

If you’re traveling any time soon, you know how difficult it can be to find good WiFi — or at least WiFi — at an airport. But luckily, this website has a list of crowdsourced passwords from around the world. The list includes a variety of different passwords, including airport and airport lounge wifi sites. […]


Camping at Lake Paulina and hiking the Newberry Caldera

Central Oregon is full of volcanoes — in fact, much of the Bend, Oregon area is built on top of lava flows from an eruption hundreds of thousands of years ago. While it makes it tough to build down, it does give the area a very unique look and environment. One of the results from […]


Visiting the Titletown District in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay can be a fun city for both Packers fans and non-Packers fans alike. The history of the city, as well as the history of the team in a town of barely 100,000, can make a fun weekend to visit. However, in the last few years, the Green Bay Packers have gone above and […]


How to spend one day in Venice, Italy: Everything you need to know

Venice, Italy can be a trip of a lifetime. But you don’t need a lot of time there to really experience everything the city has to offer. Here are some tips and tricks on how to spend one day in Venice, Italy: Click the links below to skip to any of the following sections: Get […]


Visiting the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is a fun place to go to party, for work, or if you’re a fan of country music. But the city has so much more than just drinking and music, and the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennesse is one of our favorite things to visit. The building is actually a full-size replica of the original […]