Traveling Japan with Kids: My Detailed Guide & Tips

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This post contains affiliate links. I will earn a small commission when you use my links to make a purchase, at NO extra cost for you. Rest assured I only recommend products I believe in. With vibrant pop culture, neon streetscapes and kid-friendly amenities, Japan is a great family travel destination. This is my comprehensive guide to traveling Japan with kids. There’s nowhere else like Japan. It is ultra modern yet traditional, highly urbanized yet filled with nature, and its people are respectful and polite, yet creative and open-minded. The multi-faceted... (c) Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Camping with Your Guitar: Things to Consider

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Going on a camping trip with an acoustic guitar is always a fun and exciting idea that’s definitely possible with proper planning. Going anywhere with an instrument can be a complicated affair, with factors to consider such as the weather, handling, storage and even if your guitar can survive the trip to and from your destination unscathed. If you don’t want to... (c) Four Jandals Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

I’m Off to Red Bull Rampage!

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My busy travel schedule continues this week as I'm once again heading out of town. This time I'm off to Utah to attend the Red Bull Rampage mountain bike event. If you're not familiar with this crazy downhill race, check out the video below. It is quite an experience. I'll be gone through the rest of the week, so updates are likely to be scarce, particularly since we're in (c) The Adventure Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Island Hopping On Oahu & Kauai With Hawaiian Airlines

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Exploring Waikiki Beach in Hawaii Hawaii, United States The aloha spirit is alive and well on the tropical islands of Hawai’i. With delicious food, cultural experiences, beautiful beaches, and outdoor adventures — there’s something for everyone in the rainbow state. This post is sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines & Barclays. Last... (c) Expert Vagabond - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How to Enjoy Local Travel Experiences – The 5-Minute Rule

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You want local travel experiences. You start researching destinations. You discover that so many cities are considered overrun with tourists. You hear about countries that appear to be so touristy, others say they’re not worth visiting. It’s true. There’s a lot of destinations in the world that have a lot of tourists/travelers in them. So, if you prefer to stay away from mass tourism, it can seem like a real challenge to find an ideal destination to visit. But…think about... (c) Wandering Earl - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Notes on Da Nang, 2018 edition – Maybe I will retire here

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My latest trip to Da Nang marked a flippening of sorts in my Da Nang / Hoi An travels. Usually I have come to Da Nang on the way to Hoi An (Da Nang being the airport city for Hoi An). I noted in my 2017 trip report how Da Nang is becoming a destination in itself, and escaping from the shadow of Hoi An. This was the first time I went to Da Nang ... (c) Nomadic Notes - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Rendezvous in Jacksonville – Tides & Currents and a Rescue!

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We could have easily stayed in St. Augustine on our mooring ball a few more days.. perhaps even weeks. But we had an exciting rendezvous planned up in Jacksonville with dear friends. So.. we untied from the ball and continued our northward cruise. First, our video recap of this segment: First Stop: Pine Island Anchorage Our rendezvous point was about 35 nautical miles up ahead – a lengthy cruising day. Especially as we’re entering areas where we have to ... (c) Technomadia - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

An Unfortunate Spinal Tap Update: Leaking Again

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After nine months of working so hard to stay sealed, and marking incredible progress with you along the way, I have releaked. When working on getting sealed, I explained here and on social media that the stakes were quite high, as a wrong move could re open the CSF leak that took so many patches to seal. For many, the body can withstand the uncertainties of daily movement as the dura slowly heals. For others, the connective tissue is weaker ... (c) Legal Nomads - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Yom Kippur Spiritual Meaning and Rituals

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Yom Kippur In our search for the understanding of non-attachment and change, we will turn to Judaism’s holiest day, Yom Kippur (Hebrew ??? ?????), also known as the Sabbath of Sabbaths. It appears that the mindset and rituals performed in Yom Kippur are highly beneficial and can be practical for everyone. So, what is Yom Kippur all about? In Hebrew, Yom Kippur means Day of Atonement. It lasts for twenty-five hours, and during this time you can’t eat, drink, work, or ... (c) BecomeNomad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Mozart Dee Smashes The Patriarchy in Girl Power Song "Push You Harder"

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Mozart Smashes the Patriarchy in Girl Power Song "Push You Harder"Globe-trotting, trilingual teen pop prodigy Mozart has debuted her new songand video for "Push You Harder" a passionate Globe-trotting, trilingual teen pop phenom Mozart has debuted her song and official video for "Push You Harder," a passionate girl-power anthem about smashing the patriarchy, healing that pain & taking the power back.This mesmerizing single off her upcoming debut EP ... (c) Soul Travelers 3 - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Ultra-Portable Microphone For Traveling Vloggers Who Want Better Audio Is Just OK

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? People walking through airports with a phone in their face recording or live-streaming about how great airports are with a eerily exaggerated enthusiasm isn’t an uncommon sight, but no matter your particular vlogging style, audio on a phone is tricky to manage. Mobile phone mics tend to pick up much of the ambient noise so if you’re planning to upload travel videos you’re recording live, the MiracleSound Lavalier Mic might be a ... (c) foXnoMad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Pros and Cons of Cuba Travel (+ Concerns and Logistics)

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You’ve heard all the stories about an exoctic island in the Caribbean called Cuba. One that is known for hot blooded salsa dancing, revolutionary heroes, and mojitos that can help you write prose like Hemingway. Is Cuba really a destination worth all the hype? I say Yes. And I say it loud with a fiery twist of my hips. I visited Cuba on a group tour with Intrepid tours, and spent a few days dancing it up on my own in Havana! Cuba was a vacation filled with memorable moments and deeper insights into happiness and how I ... (c) y Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is a fascinating city, one that you’ll likely want to revisit again and again, but what do you do and where do you go once you’ve already been back a second or third time and have covered most of the top attractions? One way to explore Hong Kong a little... (c) Nomadic Samuel | Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Travel News: October 25, 2018

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London’s Mandarin Oriental to reopen in December Hotel Management Just six months after a devastating fire undid what was meant to be “the most extensive restoration in its 115-year history,” the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London is scheduled to fully reopen on Dec. 4 from a partial closure with new public areas, restaurants and event spaces. It will also... (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Tools and Services I use to Operate my Travel Blog

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As I mentioned in my 12th-anniversary post last week, there have been a lot of changes to travel blogging in the last decade. In that article, I focused mainly on the cultural and business aspects of running a travel blog. As with the business side of things, there have been huge changes on the technical … Continue reading "The Tools and Services I use to Operate my Travel Blog" The post The Tools and Services I use to Operate my Travel Blog appeared first on Everything Everywhere Travel Blog. (c) Everything Everywhere Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How To Avoid Trouble On Your Gap Year.

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Taking a gap year is an amazing adventure and the majority of backpackers don’t have any problems at all on their big backpacking trip around the world, but there are times when things can get a bit out of hand, when problems arise or when you just find yourself in a situation you weren’t prepared for. Here are the top ways to make sure you steer clear of most types of ... (c) Bemused Backpacker - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The 10 Top Backpacking Tarps

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2Backpackers: Backpacking, Hiking & Adventure Travel Blog - The 10 Top Backpacking Tarps Subscribe Now -> When planning a backpacking trip, a backpacking tarp can be an effective way to lessen your pack weight without sacrificing comfort. As opposed to a basic tarp you might have protecting your ... (c) 2Backpackers: Backpacking, Hiking & Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Festival Recap: Bridge Day 2018

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Every year on the third Saturday of October in Fayetteville, West Virginia (or Fayettechill as some call it) – adventure sports meets county fair for one big hoedown. Bridge Day, if you have never been, is truly a sight to behold. Bridge Day must be a logistics nightmare to put on. Most events that we attend are held in parks, along rivers, and in the mountains. Bridge Day, however, is held on… a bridge. The longest steel arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere, in fact. High above the New... (c) Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The 15 Best Day Trips From Atlanta (For Nature Lovers)

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As a lifelong resident of metro Atlanta, I’ve always felt that the natural beauty of the state of Georgia is vastly underrated. Even local residents tend to forget the amazing amount of green space we’re blessed with, which offers endless excellent opportunities for recreation and ecotourism adventures. But taking day trips from Atlanta is a great way to explore all the beauty the Peach State has to offer, from cool caves, majestic mountains, and dazzling lakes to rushing rivers and wondrous waterfalls. With hundreds of city parks, more than 40 state parks, ... (c) Green Global Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Announcing TravelCon 2019 (And Our First Group of Speakers)

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TravelCon 2018 has been over for a month now. It was a huge success, with close to 600 attendees, over 30 sponsors, about 85 speakers, countless connections made, and endless fun. I loved every minute of it. The running comment I heard from attendees was: “I can’t believe how smoothly this is running for the first year.” This year’s conference was awesome — and the fun can best be seen in our video... (c) Nomadic Matt's Travel Site - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Top 5 Bulgaria Beaches You Must Visit

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Beaches Of Varna The Bulgarian coast offers more than 200kms of amazing, sandy Bulgaria beaches; thus, attracting millions of tourists from around the world. Some of the best beaches in Europe are located in Bulgaria. The popularity of Bulgarian beaches has grown considerably; travelers love visiting them year after year. There are several beautiful beach resorts along the Black Sea coastline in Bulgaria. Some ... (c) GoBackpacking - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

12 Dishes You Must Try in Malaysia

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Malaysian food is the evolution of cultures and influences mixing together and creating a melting pot of aromatic and distinct flavours. Malaysia is made up of three major ethnicities—Malay, Chinese, and Indian – and the fusion of these ethnicities come to the boil in many of these dishes highlighted in this list. There’s a lot to see and do on any trip to Malaysia. But one thing... (c) The Culture Map - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

PHOTO: Snoqualmie Falls, Generating Power for 100+ Years in Washington State

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In the late 1890’s, Charles Hinckley Baker was employed as a civil engineer for the Seattle, LakeShore & Eastern Railroad, which operated a rail line that passed Snoqualmie Falls in the State of Washington. From the moment he saw the waterfall, Baker realized its potential for power generation. He convinced his father to lend him money to purchase the land around the falls and ... (c) Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Exclusive Access to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in France

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For travelers wanting a unique and very special day trip from Paris, Artisans of Leisure can offer exclusive access to exquisite Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, the privately owned palace and gardens that were the inspiration for Versailles. Artisans of Leisure arranges private tours of the chateau with the owners, as well as elegant lunches, dinners or cocktails in the lavish interiors. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a 17th-century masterpiece of symmetrical Baroque buildings and ornate ... (c) Artisans of Leisure – Luxury Travel Blog – Artisans of Leisure - Read entire story here. … [Read more]