The Consummate Traveler – Keeping Your Home Safe While on the Road

Passenger traveler woman in airport via Shutterstock*
Passenger traveler woman in airport via Shutterstock*

I am currently in Europe on a business trip and received a call this weekend that would rattle any homeowner. The property manager of my...

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    Dive Right in! The Water’s Always Warm in the Virgin Islands

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    Taking a Trip Around Historic Britain

    For any visitor to Great Britain interested in exploring the rich historic past of the island the problem they will face is an embarrassment of... Read more

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    Mazatlán’s Split Personality

    On an unusually brisk November morning before first light, I found myself barreling down the New Jersey Turnpike heading south to Newark Airport for my... Read more

  • Burj Al Arab, the world’s only 7-star hotel, stands on an artificial island off Jumeirah Beach and is connected to the mainland by a private bridge. Its shape is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. The building on the right is the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. These are just two unique buildings in a city renowned for its unique buildings. (Joi Ito/Wikipedia)

    Dubai: Civility Amidst Surging Growth

    Before I visited Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, I asked Arabic-speaking friends to give me a lesson or two in their language. They assured... Read more

  • Gobekli Tepe carvings on a monolith (Wade Shepard, Vagabond Journey)

    Göbekli Tepe: the Rise of Agriculture, the Fall of the Nomad

    Original article on The human was born a traveling animal. For over 100,000 years we walked across the great Savannas, made way through the... Read more

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    4 of the Best Islands to Visit in Hawaii

    If there ever was an Eden on Earth it would be Hawaii with her cluster of pristine islands offering the richest hues of blue, the... Read more

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    Inside Yosemite National Park

    Unlike Illinois, which is pretty flat and boring, California is filled with diverse landscapes and national parks. As soon as we decided we’d be heading... Read more

  • Megan Eileen McDonough (Bohemian Trails)

    How to Tour New Orleans in Style

    New Orleans was every bit as magnificent as I hoped. While I’m sure it would be pretty memorable to explore NOLA during Mardi Gras, I’m... Read more

  • Painted Ladies of San Francisco, California via Shutterstock*

    Exploring San Francisco’s History in Just One Day

    San Francisco is a superb destination for those who love to explore a city’s culture and history via fascinating attractions and iconic landmarks. The City... Read more

  • Mogul Queen Mumtaz Mahal's first resting place after death in Burhanpur, India. Mahal's husband, Emperor Shah Jahan, had originally planned to build the Taj Mahal in Burhanpur, but abandoned the plan after six months. The once opulent and richly decorated pavilion is now a crumbling ruin thanks to neglect and apathy by authorities and Burhanpur’s own 200,000 residents. (AP/Vijay Joshi)

    Taj Mahal Endures, but Its Birthplace Slowly Crumbles

    BURHANPUR, India—It is no secret that the Taj Mahal is a monument of love, built by a Mogul emperor as the final resting place for... Read more

  • Church of the beautiful portuguese colonial typical town of Parati in Rio de Janeiro via Shutterstock*

    Touring Rio State on 4 Wheels

    There are many sites well worth seeing in Rio de Janeiro, as it is one of the world’s alpha cities, with the World Cup and... Read more

  • A man dressed as "St. Patrick" dances along the parade route of the St. Patrick's Day festival in Dublin. Thousands of people attend the parade to honor the fifth century preacher who converted the Irish people to Christianity and is the country's patron saint. (AP/Helen O'Neill)

    In Ireland, Pilgrims and Tourists on St. Patrick’s Mountain

    WESTPORT, Ireland—Shrouded in mist, the sacred mountain rises above the countryside, majestic, mysterious and a little foreboding. Here, on this rocky west coast promontory overlooking... Read more

  • Hummingbird of the Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru via Shutterstock*

    4 Adventurous Getaways in Peru

    One country in the western portion of South America that has attracted a lot of attention is Peru. Ancient civilization from one of the oldest... Read more

  • Vernazza, Cinque Terre Italy via Shutterstock*

    4 Cool Walking Trails That Proves the Beauty of Nature

    Walking happens to be one of the best forms of exercise and it would surely be fascinating to spend some vacation time exploring sights on... Read more

  • Annapurna South in the morning, Himalayas, Nepal via Shutterstock*

    The World’s Best Overland Journeys

    Trekking Through the Himalayas The Himalayas in Asia comprises of a series of mountain ranges and the highest peaks in the world. This gigantic range... Read more

  • Motorbikes on the road in mountains with Alps in background.Salzkammergut,Austria via Shutterstock*

    How to Traverse Europe on a Motorbike

    Going on a trip in a motorbike across Europe may sound like a dangerous expedition, but it can also be a fun and unforgettable travel... Read more

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