Highlights from Norefjell

Our second stop in Norway was in Norefjell where we balanced outdoor adventure with quiet rejuvenation. We stayed at the Quality Resort & Spa which certainly proved to be ideal for both winter adventure and spa relaxation. Reconnecting with Nature The drive to Norefjell from Lillehammer was a scenic three hour bus ride and from the Oslo

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Highlights from Lillehammer

Lillehammer holds a special place in my childhood memories. Growing up, my older sister was a competitive figure skater and since my main goal in life was to be just like her, we spent hours in front of the television watching the 1994 Winter Olympics held in Lillehammer. As a result, Oksana Baiul quickly became my

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Bohemian Shopping in Shanghai

This is a guest post by Ali Dempsey of Global Basecamps. While living in Shanghai from 2002-2006, shopping was one of my favorite pastimes.  Even if you don’t buy anything, just wandering around the markets is a fun adventure and offers insight in the city’s culture. Since 2006, many markets have relocated and shops have shut

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Pros and Cons of Group Travel to Egypt

This is a Guest Post by Robert Schrader of Leave Your Daily Hell. When I approached the receptionist at Cairo’s Wake Up! Hostel to inquire about the best way to travel through southern Egypt, it was extremely easy for the young woman to talk me into an organized tour. Weary from having been taken advantage

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Five Best Food Trucks in NYC

This post is by Jessica Dante, one of our contributors. The summer of 2010 brought me to the city that never sleeps. After being offered a great internship at a small tech start-up, I packed up and moved into a teeny apartment in Gramercy with three friends. Once I deposited my first hefty paycheck, I

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Bike Ride Through the Cambodian Countryside

This post is by Karina Schroeder, one of our contributors.  Bright green fields stretched to my right and left, scattered with small wooden shacks with resting farm animals, drying clotheslines and barbed wire fences. A bright red dirt path stretched in front of me. The air was hot and extremely humid, a combined feeling of

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Guide to Australia

This is a Guest Post by Ali Dempsey of Global Basecamps. In Australia you can discover lush rainforests, beautiful deserts, rugged mountains, and of course white sand beaches.  It is an ideal location for everyone from outdoor enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies, to those looking to simply enjoy the scenery and relax on the beach.  No

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Guide to New Zealand

This is a Guest Post by Ali Dempsey of Global Basecamps.  New Zealand is known as the one of the best adventure travel destinations in the world. It is truly unique with a vast range of scenery, including snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, rainforests, rugged coastlines, picturesque beaches, and beautiful wine country. New Zealand is a

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Highlights from Valparaiso

Although I had never heard of Valparaiso until last week, it has quickly became one of my all-time favorite cities in South America. Visiting Chile in the dead of winter actually gave me a unique local experience that is hard to find during the summer flock of tourists. As I took in the view from

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