Create-Your-Own Offbeat Ohio State Park Vacation

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Editor’s Note: If you’ve arrived at this page via an internet search, you’re in the middle of a choose-your-own adventure game. If you’d like to play along, please start with “Create-Your-Own Ohio State Park Vacation.” Now that we know you like quirky and offbeat adventures, we have a better idea of what Ohio state parkRead more

Create-Your-Own Relaxing Ohio State Park Vacation at Deer Creek

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Editor’s Note: If you’ve arrived at this page via an internet search, you’re in the middle of a choose-your-own adventure game. If you’d like to play along, please start with “Create-Your-Own Ohio State Park Vacation.” And the winner is: Deer Creek State Park Wrapped around a lake enjoyed by boaters and fishermen alike, Deer CreekRead more

5 Celebrities Who Would Be Great Travel Companions

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These famous folks have a serious case of wanderlust One would think Googling celebrities and travel journalism would yield a page full of names, since E! Online has celebrities popping up at exotic locales all the time. But not so; there are only a few that have made a name for themselves through their adventures.Read more

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

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Get a cocktail at the Volstead Bar, Sandusky, Ohio When a good friend of mine found out I’d be visiting Sandusky, Ohio, she said, “You have to check out the speakeasy.” Then added, “It’s kinda hard to find.” She was referring to the Volstead Bar, a tiny watering hole housed in a brick building onRead more

Go Geisha for a Day in Kyoto

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Kyoto’s geisha district provides the perfect backdrop for playing dress-up for the day. There’s only about 300 bonafide geishas or apprentices in Kyoto, but you wouldn’t know it judging by the number of women in beautiful floral kimonos walking around the city’s historic Gion District on any given day. When two decked-out girls boarded theRead more

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

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

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

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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