8 cool places in London that happen to be instagram-worthy

1. Tower Bridge   The iconic bridge epitomizes London with its Gothic towers overlooking the River Thames. Named after the Tower of London which it mirrors in style, it was built in 1894. Even though it is an iconic tourist spot, many Londoners, some 40,000 of them, cross it everyday. The 800-foot long bridge was repainted…

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How to Travel as a Vegetarian – a Cheat Sheet

Are you vegetarian? Or thinking about it? Wondering if being vegetarian is truly compatible with traveling? As a vegetarian for 32 years and running, I have faced my share of challenges traveling and staying true to my dietary choice. Truth is, it is not easy but it is certainly not impossible. I have found that…

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experience the magic of kyoto in two days

Day 1 Take the high-speed Shinkasen first thing in the morning to Kyoto to arrive at the uber-modern Kyoto station, quite the juxtaposition to the city otherwise known for its 1000 temples and shrines. Check into your Airbnb to top off your luggage. I stayed at this cozy spot, perfect for solo or couple travelers, well-situated within walking…

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Visit New Orleans Like a Local

The moist air clings to me like snug spandex as I walk through the French Quarter in search of my hotel. It was eight in the morning and the streets were eerily empty; a welcome respite before the debauchery that would undoubtedly resume in about 12 hours. Walking around this area past the familiar landmarks with Creole architecture built on…

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get closer to nature at mount lassen volcanic park, ca

Lush forests, sparkling lakes, snow capped peaks, quiet camping respites, boiling geysers, active volcanoes, Mount Lassen National Park has it all! Fortunately, Mount Lassen is still relatively less popular than the far more popular Yosemite and Big Sur getaways, so we found it to be a perfect escape for July 4th weekend this year. Just…

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rainbows on hana highway

If you have ever looked into going to Maui, you will know that the Road to Hana is heralded as one of the most incredible experienced. Having done it twice now, I would have to agree! It’s like Maui’s version of Narnia; a magical land resplendent with waterfalls, lush green rainforests, unparalleled views and great…

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