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12 Surprising Things About Traveling to Europe

Your first trip to Europe (or anywhere abroad, for that matter) is a transformative experience, often defying and exceeding your expectations at the same time. Expectations such as the thoughts that as an American, you will stick out like a sore thumb (probably right) and that you are unwelcome (probably fake). “Contrary to standard belief, […]

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Traveling with Kids in Europe

Tips for Traveling with Kids in Europe

When parents tell me they’re going to Europe and question me where to take their kids, I’m tempted to answer, “to Grandma and Grandpa’s on your way to the airport.” It’s simple to make the case against taking the kids along. A European vacation with kids in tow is much more about playgrounds and petting […]

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Best Motorcycle Road Trips

​Some roads are better experienced on the back of a bike. Here are our picks for America’s 5 best motorcycle road trips. Tail of the Dragon (Deals Gap, NC) Route: 11 miles The Tail of the Dragon is largely considered the most standard motorcycle road trip, with 318 curves in a small stretch of US […]

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10 Things You Should Never Wear When Traveling Abroad

Safety should be a key implication no matter where you travel, and part of staying safe in an unfamiliar place is dressing to blend in — or, at least, not dressing to stand out. Beyond avoiding matching T-shirts, baseball hats and white sneakers, not to mention “I Like NY” sweatshirts, keep in mind local customs […]

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Traveling in a Developing Country: 11 Dos and Don’ts

Visiting a developing country can grant some of the most authentic cultural experiences and creature interactions on the planet. But it also can pose challenges, especially to those unaccustomed to the rigors of traipsing through countries with modest economies, or rife poverty, or few tourism conveniences. Or all of the above. More so than travel […]

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