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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 […]


Atari to launch video game-themed hotels in 2020

Atari® has announced a series of video game-themed Atari Hotels all across the United States. The first hotel is expected to break ground in Phoenix, Arizona later in 2020. 7 Reasons why offseason travel is the best way to travel The hotels will be equipped with the latest in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality […]


Delta Air Lines launches pet carriers to track your pets on your flight

Delta Air Lines is launching a new way for pets to travel, with the introduction of CarePod. Delta CarePod is a travel carrier being offered to Delta passengers. The carrier includes real-time updates of your pet’s journey, and is initially being launched at eight U.S. locations: Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York (JFK and […]


Hopper announces plans to plant trees for every booking

Hopper, a travel app that helps travelers find inexpensive flights, has announced an initiative to plant two trees for every hotel room booking on their platform, and they will plant four trees for every flight sold on their platform. 7 Reasons why offseason travel is the best way to travel “Today, we are excited to […]


7 Reasons why offseason travel is the best way to travel

Offseason travel can be fun for many reasons — you can save money and avoid the crowds. While you may have to make some sacrifices, there are plenty of reasons to travel in the offseason. Click the links below to skip to any of the following sections: Prices Plummet in the Offseason Upgrades Long-Term Stays […]


Viking Cruises announces expeditions to Antarctica, Arctic, Great Lakes

Viking Cruises is expanding its brand to expeditions. Its newest ships, Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris, will be embarking on itineraries off the beaten path starting in 2022. Viking Octantis will be heading to locations like Antarctica and the Great Lakes of North America, and Viking Polaris will be sailing to both Antarctica and the […]



Hiking Smith Rock State Park in Oregon [Video]

Smith Rock State Park is unlike anything you have ever seen. Created out of thousands of years of volcanic eruptions, Smith Rock has numerous rock structures, which make it perfect for climbing, hiking, or horseback riding. Here are the things you need to know to spend a day at Smith Rock in Central Oregon. Click […]


9 Things to do in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wisconsin is known mostly for the Green Bay Packers, but the city holds so much more. The history of the team resonates throughout the town, but there is also nature, food, and plenty of activities. It makes a great day trip from Milwaukee, Chicago, or even Minneapolis. So whether you are visiting for […]


2-week China itinerary: Day-by-day plans for your trip to China

If you are planning a trip to China, the options can be overwhelming. The country is thousands of years old, and there are so many amazing things to see and places to visit. Unless you have a year to visit China, you will need to narrow down your visit to a few cities. Here is […]


Booking my first trip as a travel agent: Things I learned

I have been a travel writer and marketer for years, but recently took the leap and joined a travel agency. The learning process has been interesting, and intense, but I have learned so much more about the travel industry than I ever expected. Here are some things I learned after booking my first trip as […]


3 days in Beijing itinerary: Visiting Beijing, China

If you are planning on visiting China, Beijing is a must-see city, for so many reasons. Beijing, China is full of history, culture, and of course, the Great Wall of China. But even if you only have a few days to visit Beijing, you can still see a lot of it. Here is our 3 […]


Visiting the best breweries in Bend, Oregon

Visiting Bend, Oregon is any nature lover’s dream. With hundreds of hiking trails only miles from town (and some actually in town), it might be easy to overlook some of the other great things the town has to offer. However, in recent years, Bend’s beer scene has been booming with dozens of new breweries springing […]



How to avoid being pickpocketed, according to Rick Steves

Pickpocketing can be a real issue when traveling anywhere (even within your own country), and no one is immune. Even experienced travelers like Rick Steves, who have been traveling to Europe for decades, has been the target of a pickpocket scheme. Below are Rick Steves’ tips for avoid pickpocketing. Steves wrote a blog post about […]


7 Things to do in Hong Kong (in only 3 days)

Hong Kong is an amazing destination to visit, and there are so many things to do in such a small area. I had never considered visiting, but we decided to end our China trip in Hong Kong and then my family joined us for that section. We only had three days in the city, but […]


8 Bend, 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 (or at the beginning!) If you are in the area and wonder “what are the best waterfalls near me?” – here are our tips for our favorite Bend, Oregon waterfalls that you can […]



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, […]