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My 2019 Goals in Life and Travel

This post is probably a couple of weeks overdue, but I wasn’t mentally ready yet to tackle it. Posts like this one require a great deal of emotional energy and, frankly, I haven’t been up to it lately. But it’s something I need to do for myself, if no one else as it really does help me organize my thoughts and get ready for a new year. It’s far too easy to fall into familiar and comfortable routines, at least it is for me, but by starting out the year with a clear roadmap – or at least a solid ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Australia, Africa, Uganda, South Africa, Portugal, Arctic, Antarctica, Switzerland, Tasmania, Rwanda, Galapagos, Western Europe, Top Travel Tips

Yurts So Good

A busy 2018 is done and its time for the holiday I began booking before I left on the last one. When my father mentioned the only place overseas he is interested in visiting was Antarctica I began investigating how to make it happen. As it turns out t
Tags: Travel, Antarctica

Best places to travel this February

Though for much of the world February is the cold, barren home stretch of winter, it’s also one of the cheapest times of the year to travel since everyone is still feeling the burn in their wallets left by the holiday season. Well, what are a few extra hundred bucks on the Amex if it means killer flight deals and almost no crowds? While Carnival and Mardi Gras fall in early March this year, plenty of Carribean destinations will be kicking off their celebrations early in February, giving you a...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Hollywood, Travel Planning, Kentucky, Oregon, La, Los Angeles, Taiwan, Antarctica, Finland, Willamette, Nye, Vancouver, Lapland, Vietnam

Tips on travel to Antarctica

A mere hundred years ago, going to Antarctica was exclusively the realm of hardened, grizzled explorers who didn’t mind being away from home for years and losing a toe or three. Flash forward to 2019, and you’ve got ships with wine pairing dinners and butler service making dozens of trips there a year. Though getting there’s not cheap, the White Continent is now fully accessible to anyone who can afford it. But it’s still not as simple as taking a 10-day tour around the Caribbean. Because Ant...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Travel Planning, Chicago, Netflix, Chile, North Dakota, Falkland Islands, Antarctica, Argentina, Siberia, South America, Drake, Francis, Kia, Key West

The Ultimate Bucket List: The 8 Best Travel Tours in the World

Do you want to take a trip to a foreign country? If you never have, you should! Traveling abroad helps enhance your views and knowledge of the world. You’ll see amazing sights, meet amazing people, and overall have an unforgettable experience. But here’s the issue when traveling abroad – you’re a long way from home. Things are done differently in foreign countries. From social customs to attire to paying for goods and services, you’ll experience some bumps along the traveling road. That’s why a ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Mountains, China, Africa, Nepal, Morocco, Antarctica, Burma, Peru, Myanmar, South America, Vietnam, Madagascar, Machu Picchu, Hanoi

The Tao of Not Traveling

At seventeen years old, I set out from home on my own for the first time. I was gone for ten months on a trip which took me around the globe in a northwestward fashion, at once both slowly closing and widening the gap that separated me from my parent’s farm in Manitoba, Canada. There was no great mystery in the trip – it was of a determinate length and I knew beforehand, more or less, the countries I would be passing through. What made it something notable to me was that the furthest I had gone...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Featured, Greece, Mexico, India, Africa, Spain, Rome, Canada, Mexico City, Portugal, Antarctica, Vatican, Jesus

Crystal Cruises: What The Luxury Cruise Experience is Really Like

In 2003, I boarded a large cruise ship on a sailing of the Western Caribbean. I call this itinerary a training wheel cruise for would-be travelers because they offer a good first insight into what the experience is all about. Since then I’ve been on many other cruises in nearly every corner of the world, averaging at least one or two a year. It’s not how I always decide to travel, but it is a style I enjoy and over the years I have fine-tuned what it is I like and don’t like about certain compa...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Los Angeles, Antarctica, San Diego, Michelin, Cruising, Pacific, Caribbean, Crystal, Crystal Cruises, La Paz, Baja California, Puerto Vallarta, Planes Trains Ships, Cabo San Lucas

How I Research My Solo Travel Destinations

Posted: 1/2/2019 | January 2nd, 2019 Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers to help cover the topics important and specific to them! In this month’s article, she shows you how she researches and plans her trips! What’s the best way to go about researching your next trip when all of the decisions will fall to you as a solo travel...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Europe, Japan, Pinterest, Instagram, Bali, Indonesia, California, China, India, SIM, Thailand, South Africa, Antarctica

Luxury cruise to Antarctica

Colin O’Brady would’ve had a much better time if he’d ended each day eating popcorn in a hot tub. Not to say the man who recently completed the first unassisted trek of Antarctica didn’t enjoy himself. Just that his trip probably would have been better if he could have spent his downtime soaking in hot water and enjoying a hot buttery snack. Such is the life if you opt to see Antarctica aboard the most luxurious ship to ever hit the White Continent. The Silversea Silver Cloud erases all Shack...
Tags: Travel, Disney, Earth, Santiago, Chile, Antarctica, Argentina, Drake, Costco, Arctic Ocean, Mediterranean, Silversea, Antarctica Cruise, All, Ushuaia, Luxury Cruise

Man sets out to cross Atlantic

If Colin O’Brady’s epic traverse of Antarctica wasn’t enough action for you this week, 71-year-old Jean-Jacques Savin has just set out to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel. The Frenchman, a former military paratrooper, left Spain’s Canary Islands yesterday with the aim of traveling 2,800 miles to the Caribbean in just three months. The barrel is about 10 feet long and seven meters wide, with a 64-square-foot living space containing a bed, kitchen, storage, and a small porthole in the botto...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, Spain, Atlantic, Antarctica, Caribbean, Canary Islands, All, Atlantic Ocean, Colin O'brady, Savin, BBC News More, Jean Jacques Savin, Barrel Riding, Tonneau Facebook Savin

First person crosses Antarctica solo

After 921 miles across one of the most desolate, unforgiving landscapes in the world, the race across Antarctica finally has a winner. Colin O’Brady, a 33-year-old American, finished the two-month race across the world’s southernmost continent on Wednesday, becoming the first person to ever cross Antarctica from coast to coast solo, unsupported, and unaided by wind. Even more impressive, he completed the feat without taking a single day off. His only break came on November 29 when he lost a s...
Tags: Travel, England, News, New York Times, Antarctica, Norway, The New York Times, Rudd, Henry Worsley, Brady, Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, Colin O Brady, Louis Rudd, O'Brady, Antarctica record

My Worst Travel Moments of 2018

Well, you definitely can’t take the good without the bad. Every year I write about my worst travel moments to show you that you’re not immune from bad times on your travels. Travel will not solve all your problems. I’ve gone through quite a few issues on my travels: In 2012, I got my credit cards hacked while in Portugal and Spain. In 2013, I developed giant hives in Busan, South Korea, and it was nine months before they stopped popping up on a daily basis. In 2014, I got head lice in New Or...
Tags: Travel, Japan, London, Featured, US, America, Blog, Spain, Ukraine, Netflix, Vienna, Munich, House, New Jersey, Emirates, Portugal

9 deserts you've never heard of

Desert life is harsh and unforgiving, and extended stays are typically only for acclimatized locals or the most adaptable of plant and animal life. But with more and more destinations being overrun by tourists, inhospitable and crowd-free spots like the Atacama desert and Antarctica are on the rise. There are notable and unusual deserts on each of the world’s seven continents, so travelers in search of some serious peace and quiet won’t have trouble finding what they need. Here are nine less...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, Asia, Europe, Travel Planning, Spain, Atlantic, South Africa, Antarctica, New Zealand, Brazil, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Xinjiang, Atacama, Cairo

How To Visit Antarctica: 7 Top Tips

Thanks to a raising awareness surrounding fragile landscapes, wildlife and global warming, Antarctica is becoming quite a popular tourist destination in recent years. The eerie landscape and amazing wildlife is truly unforgettable, as is the cruise itself. Because visiting Antarctica doesn’t come cheap, it’s definitely worth making sure you have the best trip possible. This means choosing the perfect itinerary and preparing for your cruise properly. To help you do just that, I’ve written ...
Tags: Travel, Antarctica, Adventure Travel, Ushuaia, Antarctic, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Weddell Sea, Antarctic Circle, Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tourist impact on Antarctic birds

We often worry about animals spreading diseases to humans, but not the other way around. Now, the discovery of human-linked pathogens in bird feces have revealed that humans may be causing animals in Antarctica to get sick. The phenomenon is called reverse zoonosis, and for the first time ever, it’s spread to the world’s most isolated continent. According to scientists, consequences of this new human-to-animal disease route could prove dire to Antarctic bird colonies, even contributing to the...
Tags: Travel, Barcelona, Antarctica, Animal Rights, Antarctic, Elliot, Southern Ocean, Antarctic birds, Antarctica tourism, tourist impact in Antarcitca, Tourist Impact On Animals, tourists in Antarctica, Marta Cerdà Cuéllar, Research Center for Animal Health

Latin American Destinations Where Business Class Flights Are a Deal

Most frequent fliers try to rack up points in a loyalty program so they can upgrade to the front of the plane instead of enduring a cramped economy seat. What if you could actually just buy that business class flight instead though, and rack up more miles in the process? Maybe even get into the lounge before your flight takes off or on the layover? While it can easily cost you thousands of dollars to fly business class to Europe, the Middle East or Asia, getting to the front of the plane for L...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, New York, Mexico, New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Canada, Chile, Alaska, Middle East, Delta, Antarctica

Travel News: December 19, 2018

East Coast storm to strike during peak of Christmas travel; Northwest to stay stormy Yahoo Storms with the greatest potential to disrupt travel will focus on the East and the Northwest in the days leading up to Christmas. Some of the best weather-related travel conditions are likely over the Southwest and over portions of the Plains through Christmas. Delays and disruptions due to weather in these areas are likely to be brief when compared to other parts of the nation.     Tourists may be makin...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, America, Delta, Antarctica, Spirit, Rio De Janeiro, Venice, Club, East Coast, Northwest, Lvmh, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest, News And Deals

The three coolest places in the world are Setouchi, Antarctica, and Pittsburgh

National Geographic compiled its list of the twenty coolest places on planet Earth in 2019. The top three: the small Japanese town of Setouchi, the continent of Antarctica, and the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Setouchi has the world's greatest small-town art scene and the coast looks like something from a movie about colonizing another worlds. Antarctica is the last place on Earth, a vast and unspoiled testament to nature's extremes. Pittsburgh has a giant Heinz ketchup bottle made of regul...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Post, News, Indonesia, Earth, Uganda, Corsica, Antarctica, Zimbabwe, Cambodia, Eritrea, Heinz, National Geographic, Guyana, Bhutan

Travel Photography Essential Gear

Travel Photography Essentials   So you’ve booked the travel photography trip of your dreams, or maybe a client is sending you on your first assignment somewhere across the globe. It’s time to plan your excursion, buy any necessary gear, and pack for the trip. So what should you bring? Here’s a list of travel photography essentials that will elevate your travel photography to the next level. Camera, Lenses & Tripod There are dozens of cameras, lenses, and tripods on the market, each with var...
Tags: Travel, Google, Photography, Review, Equipment, Antarctica, Norway, Iceland, Travel Tips, Expedia, Don, Portable Chargers, Dwight D Eisenhower, Salomon, Ken Kaminesky, Smartwool

Why you should visit Chile

If you’ve long been curious about South America but haven’t known quite how to tackle the massive continent, the answer is pretty clear-cut. Start with Chile. This skinny country sandwiched between the Andean range and the Pacific Ocean has snowy mountains, beaches, deserts, and forests to wow any onlooker. You can pursue just about any outdoor activity — whether surfing, skiing, hiking, or stargazing — and its urban delights are nothing to sneeze at, either. Here are the many reasons your So...
Tags: Travel, Travel Planning, Americas, US, Earth, Santiago, Chile, Arctic, Antarctica, Dubai, Brazil, Argentina, Patagonia, Peru, South America, Pacific Ocean

Iceland, Greenland, Faroe Islands

These are the destination outliers, the remote and less-visited islands in the North Atlantic (aka West Nordic Region). In fact, up until 2010, few people had even considered them as a destination to travel to; who wants to go to cold, dismal climates for vacation? Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands are considered extreme travel destinations; a Nordic trifecta!  As adventure travel has grown, so has people’s interest in these North Atlantic islands – despite the cold. These are the outlyi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Barcelona, Antarctica, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Norway, Michelin, Anya, Greenland, Ellen, Iceland, North America, Copenhagen, North Atlantic, Reykjavik

5 Top Hikes in Patagonia, South America

Patagonia is a vast area between the oceans at the bottom of South America, spanning Argentina and Chile. Parts of it are flat and agricultural, but this is also where the Andes Mountains end, offering some dramatic scenery for hikers. There are great opportunities for hiking on both sides of the border. Here are five of the highlights for trekking in Patagonia, suggestions from Andrew Gilchrist of Lost World Adventures. Los Glaciares National Park and Perito Moreno Glacier One of the most ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hiking, Chile, Antarctica, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Adventure Travel, Trekking, Argentina Travel, Travel Life, Adventure Tours, Andes Mountains, Torres del Paine National Park, Los Glaciares National Park

How To Prepare For An Antarctic Cruise: 5 Crucial Tips

A trip to the Antarctic is a once in a lifetime adventure. Very few people have witnessed this cold landscape, a region where the weather and the wildlife rule supreme. Such is its reputation, that Antarctica often makes the top spot on experienced traveller’s bucket lists. The reason behind the White Continent’s popularity is the otherworldly feel that visitors experience. It’s an alien feeling of complete remoteness where the ice melts into the sea as far as the eye can distinguish. As a tour...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Antarctica, Ushuaia, Antarctic, Antarctic Peninsula

St. Maarten Experiential Travel Guide: 20 Things to Do, See and Eat

Whether you’re visiting St. Maarten / St. Martin as a day trip from a Caribbean cruise or you’re spending a few days to explore the island, here’s all you need to know to plan your visit. Drawn from spending ten days traveling all around the island, our St. Maarten Experiential Guide provides the best things to do in St. Maarten, including our favorite beaches, non-touristy adventures, and day tours, as well as recommendations on restaurants and practical travel details to help you plan and book...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, France, China, Berlin, Jerusalem, America, Canada, United States, Amsterdam, Antarctica, Bob, KLM, Samantha, Caribbean

Where to go to reconnect with nature

Fresh air, wide-open landscapes, and the sound of, well, nothing. We’ve all been told how getting outdoors is good for us, but it’s not just our physical health that it benefits. Just five minutes of outdoor activity — even just walking — can help boost mood and self-esteem, and contact with nature has been linked to reductions in stress, depression, and anxiety. Yet these days, it seems we’re more reluctant than ever to switch off. Eighty-four percent of US citizens live in urban areas, the ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Australia, Scotland, Adventure, US, Earth, Chile, Alaska, Antarctica, Belgium, Argentina, Patagonia, Tokyo, Charles Darwin, South America

Ultimate Traveler Gift Guide: Best Travel Gifts for 2019

After over ten years of traveling around the world we've learned a few things about travel gear – what works well and what really doesn't and gets left behind. To help you choose the best travel gifts (you know, the ones that will actually get used), we've put together some of our favorite and most practical travel gear in this Ultimate Traveler Gift Guide. If you're looking to buy travel gifts for an outdoor, adventurous, green or curious traveler in your life (or perhaps you are gearing up ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Japan, London, Australia, Mexico, Berlin, Africa, Spain, Iran, Uganda, Travel Gear, Thailand, Santiago, Italy, Kyrgyzstan

5 Cruise Itineraries That Will Blow Your Mind

You might think that cruising around the Mediterranean, sipping champagne and visiting a new city each day is as good as it gets when it comes to cruise vacations. Think again. For people with an adventurous spirit, expedition-style cruises are the ultimate adventure. Have you ever wanted to visit somewhere truly remote? Or see a wild creature you never imagined you’d see outside a zoo? Well expedition cruises are aimed at doing just that. With purpose built ships, these adventure cruises visi...
Tags: Travel, Cruise, Unesco, Antarctica, Greenland, Kamchatka, Mediterranean, Travel Blog, Svalbard, Wrangel Island, South Georgia Island, Bering Strait, Thule, Wrangel, North Alaska, Southern Alaska

Why I Love Solo Female Travel More in My Thirties

Posted: 11/1/2018 | November 1st, 2018 Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers to help cover the topics important and specific to them! The first time I went overseas alone, I was 21 years old and terrified. Everything was an unknown. Would I meet people? Would I be safe? Did I have what it took? I had landed in Taiwan as a lang...
Tags: Travel, Japan, California, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, Antarctica, Hostelworld, Chiang Mai, Kristin, Kristin Addis, Be My Travel Muse, Don t Forget Travel Insurance Travel, Siargao Philippines, Kuta Indonesia

Why you should visit Chile's beaches

Chile is at the southern end of South America, so while northern hemisphere days are getting shorter and colder, Chilean summer is around the corner. By December, school’s out for the year, and the beaches are in full summer swing. Chile’s 2,600-mile shoreline is the longest Pacific stretch in South America. With so much coastline, the variety of beaches is endless. Add in incredible seafood, hopping surf towns, and sleepy fishing villages, and Chile’s beaches are the perfect escape from the...
Tags: Travel, Travel Planning, Santiago, Chile, Antarctica, South America, Pacific, Atacama, Caribbean, Northern California, Easter Island, Humboldt, Viña del Mar, Rapa Nui, NAVIDAD, Cachagua

Travel Vaccinations: How to Decide if You Should Get Vaccinated

This post Travel Vaccinations: How to Decide if You Should Get Vaccinated appeared first on The Professional Hobo. Over the years, the topic of vaccines, including travel vaccinations, has been rife with opinions, stories, and rumors. I originally published this post in 2015 and recently decided to do some research and update this to be a helpful resource as you decide what travel vaccinations to get (if any) before you hit the road. In this guide, I let you know my opinion and experiences...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Asia, Europe, UK, Cdc, Southeast Asia, Africa, Walgreens, Canada, South Africa, Pakistan, Antarctica, World Health Organization, Un, South America

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