Tune in Tokyo

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You WILL have to adjust the dial when you travel to Japan. It takes a little time getting used to the culture, food and language, but it’s worth it. I just landed in Tokyo in the last 24 hours and I’m just settling in to the apartment I booked with AirBnB.com. When I first walkedRead more

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

5 Thrills for Adventure Junkies
on the New River Gorge

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Who needs Disneyland when West Virginia has plenty of nature-made thrills along the New River Gorge National River. Now considered the adventure-sports capital of the eastern United States, folks come from all over to enjoy everything from white-water rafting within its deep canyons to rock climbing from its highest cliffs. Here are just a few ofRead more

Far-Flung Travels Wins 8 Awards for Travel Writing and Photography

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Far-Flung Travels has won eight awards in the 2014 Society of American Travel Writers’ Central States Writing and Photography Contest, including Best Travel Blog or Website for the second year in a row. “I love my job, so I am grateful when my work resonates with others,” says Laura Watilo Blake, the CEO (Chief ExplorationRead more

Roaming Remote Easter Island

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13 things you should know about the most isolated island on earth There are few places in the world that are more magical than Easter Island, which is well known for its massive stone statues with large angular faces, known as moai. They have captured the imagination of early explorers and school-aged children worldwide forRead more

Rap jumping in the urban jungle

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This adrenaline rush will get your Spidey senses tingling [flagallery gid=6] My heart is pounding and my palms are sweating as I step to the open window on the 17th floor window of Hotel Presidente in the center of La Paz, Bolivia. Under any other circumstances, I would be enjoying the incredible views over theRead more

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