Exploring Emmental: A Cheese Route in Bern’s Backyard

After three fun-filled days in Bern, it was time to stretch my legs and venture beyond city limits. Luckily, Switzerland is so well connected and Bern so central, that I had many options. Ultimately, though, my growling stomach made the decision for me and before it was lunch time, I was in the heart of the

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The Beautiful People of Panama

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a month since my very first trip to Panama and yet, here I am, still thinking about all the amazing people I met while I was there. In some cities, it’s the architecture that really blows me away and for others, it’s the food. In Panama, I

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How to Have A Budget but Baller Trip

I recently attended a panel here in New York all about how to travel like a baller. I sort of hate that word because it sounds ridiculous but it does get the message across. As a travel writer, I’ve never had a huge income and not all of my travels are for business, which means

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Highlights from Finland

My time in Finland was short but sweet and I’m already plotting my return. During my week here, I was able to feel as much like a local as possible. From kickbiking around Helsinki to meeting Santa Claus, here are my top five highlights from the land of the Midnight Sun. Kickbiking Through the City While

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Berlin Bike Personalities

It’s no secret that Berlin is one of the best places to explore by bike. However, biking is more than transportation for true Berliners – it’s a lifestyle. Here are some of my favorite Berlin bike personalities. The Multi-Purpose Bike Here we have a comfortable fur seat and a large basket to hold just about

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Day Dreaming in Dresden

We all have cities where we find ourselves day dreaming more than usual and while I rarely need any motivation in that department, I’ve found my mind carelessly wandering more than usual as I explore the hidden gems of Dresden. The small but musical German city doesn’t get the same tourist traffic as Berlin or

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Israel Local Food Guide

While in Israel, I tasted a good number of local dishes. The majority of these lunch plates are easily found at the local markets in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem and other main cities. They are all affordable and a delicious way to experience Israel’s colorful culture. Shakshuka – quickly becoming one of my favorite local

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Sultry Siesta in Madrid

Spanish culture has always intrigued me, particularly the importance residents place on siesta. Everyday, shops close down from about 2-5 and bars and restaurants roughly from  4-9. This coveted nap time can definitely feel strange for first time travelers to Spain, which is why it’s best to make the most of your day before and

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How to Keep the Feeling of Travel Lust

(article from Megan’s Column, Weekly Wanders on Life2PointOh) Whether we want to admit it or not, romance is often on our minds when we travel, especially during your carefree 20-something years. Even wandering along a dirt road or a crowded street seems more exciting because it is “foreign” and unknown. But let’s face it, we

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Soundwalk Walking Tours

This post is by Jessica Tiare Bowen, one of our contributors. One of my favorite things to do in New York City is explore it via Soundwalk. For those of you who haven’t heard of Soundwalk, get your walking shoes on and your iPods charged. It is perhaps one of the most innovative ways to explore

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