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Travel & Drinking Etiquette

Date: August 30th, 2011 | 1 comment

Smells and tastes are powerful memory triggers, and you don’t have to be a lush to have fond memories of drinks from around the world. From drinking Champagne in the region of the same name in France to sipping Shiraz in Australia to sampling a Mai Tai in Hawaii, there are many quintessential experiences that [...]

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Saving Money in the Most Expensive Places

Date: August 3rd, 2011 | No Comments

Many travelers – particularly those among us who want to travel as much as possible on the smallest budget – know that by sticking to cheaper countries to visit so we can stretch our travel budgets further. We also know that, while there are money saving tips and tricks that can help lower the cost [...]

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Learning to Travel Greener

Date: June 21st, 2011 | No Comments

For most travel enthusiasts, the high of buying a plane ticket or getting a passport stamp overshadows all other feelings, so it’s not surprising that even the people who go out of their way to recycle at home momentarily forget about being green when they travel. In fact, depending on where you’re going, traveling green [...]

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Visting Rottnest Island in Australia

Date: May 11th, 2011 | 1 comment

One of the must-see attractions in Western Australia., the tiny island of Rottnest sites 19 kilometers off the coast near Fremantle. Attracting tourists and locals, Rottnest is know for its beautiful, clean and secluded beaches. Book your airfare to Australia into Perth, and you can easily visit  Rottnest as a great day trip. A 25 [...]

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Don’t Let Your Job Hold You Back from Traveling

Date: March 3rd, 2011 | No Comments

Career breaks are big news lately. It seems more and more people are acknowledging that there are valid reasons to take a career break.  Contrary to what some people assume, a career break does not equal career suicide, as many employers are now recognizing that a career break isn’t an excuse to party around the [...]

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What Are Your Best Tips for Packing Light?

Date: February 22nd, 2011 | 4 comments

Travelers – budget travelers, backpackers and luxury travelers alike – all know the importance of packing light. If there was any doubt, the airlines have drilled the idea into our heads with their exorbitant and punitive luggage fees. So we all know that we should be packing as light as possible, but there’s a big [...]

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Last Minute Holiday Shopping for Travelers

Date: December 22nd, 2010 | No Comments

I know we’ve mentioned holiday shopping a few times already around here, but we know that there are some real procrastinators out there – and despite the fact that there are only a few shopping days left until Christmas (and the date by which you had to get stuff to the post office is long [...]

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Holiday Shopping for the Travelers in Your Life

Date: November 26th, 2010 | 1 comment

Black Friday is upon us, and with it comes the full-on onslaught of pre-holiday madness. The racing from store to store in search of the perfect gift, the hours spent in the checkout line, the anxiety of hoping that you found just the right gift the recipient. Well this year, I’m not doing it. Nope, [...]

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Staying in Touch While Traveling

Date: November 24th, 2010 | 1 comment

Certainly there are lots of reasons people leave home with a few things packed in a suitcase or backpack and hit the road for awhile, but one of the things most of the travelers I know love about taking a trip is the people they’ll meet along the way. Many of my traveling friends prefer [...]

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Travelers Making a Difference

Date: September 8th, 2010 | No Comments

For many travelers, a desire to see the world also fosters a desire to change it, to help people in countries and cities both near and far away, to make a connection, to make a difference. For some that means going on voluntourism trips – organized trips specifically designed to incorporate volunteer projects in a [...]

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BootsnAll Travel Network is launching a Facebook application to connect travelers. Portland, Oregon June 21, 2010 -- BootsnAll Travel Network has created a Facebook application -- BootsnAll Traveler Connect -- that helps connect travelers. The app lets you find other travelers going to the same place you are, or connect with locals living there. Users can ask travel questions, arrange … [Read more]

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