10 Days in Europe; 10 New Things to Try

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There’s a first time for everything. I just didn’t expect to have so many new experiences during one European vacation. Competitours intrigued me from the moment I heard about it. The tour company takes several teams of two across the pond to compete in quirky point-earning challenges over 10 days for the chance to winRead more

Travel Quote of the Week

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“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected for the rest of my life.” —Michael Palin Dubbed as the ”Nicest Nomad” by National Geographic, Michael Palin has gone from Monty Python to world explorer, documenting voyages from the North to South poles, across theRead more

8 Reasons to Visit San Marino

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Blink and you might miss the tiny nation-state of San Marino, which clings to its independence on the side of a mountain surrounded on all sides by Italy. If you happen to find yourself near Venice, Bologna or along the Adriatic coast, here are a few things you can do there that are worthy ofRead more

How to get to San Marino

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Have you ever heard of San Marino? Most people haven’t, but it got on my radar thanks to a slight obsession with geographically unique places. San Marino stands out for several reasons. Not only is it the third-smallest country in Europe, but it’s also completely landlocked by Italy and boasts of being the oldest republicRead more

Via Ferrata Diavolo: An Iron Road Trip in the Swiss Alps

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Two carabiners are the only things separating me from a fall that would result in instant death, but I’m assured I’m perfectly safe. I can still hear the words of Steve Belkin, the fearless CEO of Competitours, ringing in my ear: “If my 14-year-old daughter can do it, you can do it.” That was justRead more

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