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60 Second Geography: Tenerife, Canary Islands – Spain’s Tropical Getaway

With almost perfect temperatures the whole year, the Canary Islands are a popular getaway for travelers. Particularly Tenerife, the most populous island in the chain. Picturesque sand beaches stretch along the coasts surrounding cloud-covered mountains, and small villages once lost to volcanic explosions have been born anew. A flourishing culture with art, delectable food, and…

As enforcement deadline approaches, percentage of travelers with REAL ID remains low

More than 15 years after it was enacted, the number of Americans with driver’s licenses or identification cards that are REAL ID-compliant remains low. The enforcement deadline for the REAL ID Act is drawing near. Starting May 3, 2023, the Transportation Security Admission (TSA) will require travelers ages 18 years old and above to present…

10 Great Romantic Places

Let’s face it, love is something you have to pack with you. No matter where you might be, it’s the person you are with that makes the time and place really special. However, it does seem some destinations have a certain quality about them that seems to spark the flame. Perhaps it’s the light, the…

Tips and Tricks for your Smart Phone when Traveling Internationally

Your smart phone makes a pretty good travel companion. You can stay in touch with friends and family, read travel reviews, navigate your way around town, and check up on currency conversions. Here are a few suggestions, tips and tricks for traveling with your cell phone, and a small collection of good apps to load…

10 Skills Every Real Traveler Should Master

“People don’t take trips, trips take people”John SteinbeckTravel opens us up to both the joys and the discomfort associated with the unfamiliar. Far too many travelers stay on tried and true paths, never venturing far enough away from their comfort zone to experience the essence of a new destination or culture. Here are a few…

Incredible Waterfalls of the United States

Everyone has their own opinion about which waterfalls are the “greatest,” and we agree with them all. There is something extraordinary and moving about waterfalls, from the great Niagara to the smallest set of tiers on a stream. So, we are not calling these the “Greatest Waterfalls of the United States” but honoring our respect…

Discovering Mexico’s Most Enchanting Magic Towns

Most visitors to Mexico head straight to the country’s stunning beaches, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. However, there is an abundance of delights in store for those who venture beyond the beaches to Mexico’s beguiling magic towns. The Mexican tourist board has selected 132 pueblos to be included on a list of so-called…

Your Gut said What?! Using Intuition as a Travel Tool

These days, if you’re looking for a spiritual retreat, the possibilities are endless. You can meditate in an ashram in India, explore the wilds of Iceland searching for sacred herbs, do yoga in Cartagena, or embark on a gastronomic tour of Tuscany. In Sedona, Arizona, you can sign up for a Vision Quest, a Soul…

The Witches of Navarra, Spain

Hidden in the Baztan Valley near the southwestern French border and a few miles away from the pristine shores of the Bay of Biscay, sits a little village with a big secret. Removed from the bustle of the Basque Country’s San Sebastian and the glitz of Biarritz, Zugarramurdi is a tranquil town where not too…

Halloween Around the World

Americans mark autumn with two major holidays: Thanksgiving in late November, and Halloween on Oct. 31. The latter is a personal favorite: Ever since I watched It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! as a  child, Halloween has been one of my anchor points for the fall season. Halloween as we know it, with the trick-or-treating and funny…