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City guides, travel tips, and destination inspiration

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Scenic Sydney Helicopter Tour
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How to Eat Healthy while Traveling
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Gift Guide: Traveler’s Edition
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Climbing Mt. Fuji at Night
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Interview with Award Travel Expert
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A Letter from India

Scenic Sydney Helicopter Tour

With only a few days to explore all of Sydney, I was in search of a unique experience that would allow me to see the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and countless beautiful beaches. As usual, I turned to the trusty #hashtag to find ideas from fellow travelers and Aussie locals. After posting #Sydney #Scenic #Tour #HELP, someone suggested the idea of a helicopter tour over the city.

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How to Eat Healthy while Traveling

Staying healthy while on the road can be challenging, to say the least. Not only do you find yourself in unfamiliar surroundings, but time constraints and the constant temptation to eat out can lead to some less-than-ideal dietary choices.

The good news is that with a little bit of planning, it’s often easy to eat healthy while traveling! Here are a few simple guidelines that will help you stay happy, healthy, and fit while on the road.

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Gift Guide: Traveler’s Edition

GoPro HERO | Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones | Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens | Speakeasy Hidden Pocket Travel Scarf | Maptote Baby Onesie | World Map Necklace | Customized Luggage Tags | Passport Cover | HoodiePillow | Osprey Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack

It’s that time of year again! We’ve put together a list of our favorite travel items, from tech gear down to the essentials. These are the top 10 holiday gift ideas for the travel lovers in your life.

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Climbing Mt. Fuji at Night

There were 10 of us in the beginning.

I reach out to high-five the passing Dutchman as I cling to a divot in the cold, looming rock above and gasp for breath. “Great job! You got this!” he called out, as he swung himself up to the path above.

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Interview with Award Travel Expert

Last week I sat down with Masha and Rob Glanville of the soon-to-be Dancing Pandas [travel blog].  Masha and Rob have an interesting travel history, from touring through Central America in an old ’79 Volkswagen Westfalia to extreme adventure racing across the remote wilderness of Patagonia!  Recently they learned to master the miles and points game–and haven’t paid for a flight since.

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A Letter from India

It was my second full day in India. Eyes-wide, everything was new and strange to me. I was so overcome with emotion that I returned home and wrote the below letter to a friend of mine.

This letter is an honest, candid representation of my true feelings during those first few days. I decided to publish this on the blog because I think it can help other travelers prepare for the culture shock that you might experience. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – here we go!

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