802, 2016
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Slaying Stereotypes: Southeast Asia Edition

By |February 8th, 2016|Beach, Culture, Indonesia, Outdoors, Tips|

There comes a time in every wanderer's travels when they have no bed for the next night and no idea where to go, only the desire to go somewhere new. This was me last week (and, now that I think about it, me right now...but that's ok). I was lounging in Kuala Lumpur with the AC pumping, being unproductive, when I realized I was supposed to check-out the next [...]

802, 2016
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Bartering

By |February 8th, 2016|Culture, Israel, Shopping, Tips, Uncategorized|

In the Middle East, bartering in the markets is the norm. You don't technically have to do it, but avoiding it won’t help that tourist label you've been trying to downplay. Though a world without price tags sounds liberating, for many, the art of price negotiation can seem intimidating (or, for me, unapproachably daunting.) Nevertheless, I arrived at the flea market in Jaffa, the ancient port city [...]

402, 2016
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Thai Islands: “The Beach” in 2016

By |February 4th, 2016|Beach, Culture, Drinks, Food, Nightlife, Outdoors, Thailand, Tips, Uncategorized|

Amazingly, the first time I heard of and watched Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The Beach” was last month on Koh Lanta, a low-key island off the west coast of Thailand. Filmed on the neighboring island of Koh Phi Phi, “The Beach” is a favorite among Thailand’s backpackers. Needless to say, today’s Thailand isn’t the uncivilized wilderness depicted in the film. The tribes in huts have been replaced by clusters of [...]

2401, 2016
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More Than Just a Thirst-Quencher: A Look into German Beer Culture

By |January 24th, 2016|Drinks, Germany, Tips|

Drinking beer isn’t just tradition in Munich. It’s so integrated into the soul of the city that it is an everyday activity. Whether it’s dinner, lunch, or brunch, beer is likely to be featured at the table. And it’s not equal parts water, either; beers are served large and water is served in shot glasses. Go figure. But beer is much more than a pastime. It has [...]

1901, 2016
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How to Wander Through Tel Aviv

By |January 19th, 2016|Culture, Tips|

While some cities have a concrete list of “must-sees,” Tel Aviv is a place where the traveler can just, well, be. There is plenty to see in Israel’s busiest city, of course, but a day spent just living in Tel Aviv—café hopping, going to the beach, shopping away your beer money—reveals its cool confidence more than a tour. Forget the itinerary: armed with a 5 shekel iced coffee [...]

1901, 2016
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4 Great Adventure Tours for Seniors

By |January 19th, 2016|Sponsored|

Many seniors enjoy traveling, especially after they have retired and no longer have many responsibilities to worry about. For many, it's also the time to enjoy the fruits of their hard work for many years. There are many different places that seniors can visit, and it can be difficult to make a decision with all the choices. It can also be difficult to pick tours that are geared [...]

1801, 2016
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Foodie Must-Tries in Padua

By |January 18th, 2016|Culture, Food, Italy, Tips|

You left cannoli and Sicilian granita down in the south of Italy. Never forget. But now it's time to get into some northern Italian cuisine. Panzerotto: Think calzones but smaller. For €2 you can score some of these classic warm bread pockets stuffed with tomatoes, cheese, prosciutto, and everything else wonderful and Italian. What Plato would've seen as the ideal for lunch. Tramezzini: Tiny little triangular sandwiches with [...]

1601, 2016
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When in Cannes

By |January 16th, 2016|Beach, France, Tips|

The beaches in Cannes are some of the best along the French Riviera due to the presence of sand as opposed to the more commonly found pebbles of the Cȏte d'Azur. No, this sand is not a miracle of nature found only in Cannes, it is a product of the wealthy residents of the city paying to import sand from more fortunate beaches to avoid having to [...]

1201, 2016
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Top 5 Things to Know Before Heading to Palio

By |January 12th, 2016|Italy, Outdoors, Tips|

If you're in Siena on the day of the Palio, you should absolutely make every effort to attend the race and see the proceedings up close. Here are a few tips for what to bring, when to go, and what to expect. 1. Get there early (and bring plenty of water). Attending the Palio means you'll be spending quite a bit of time in the center of [...]

1101, 2016
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Top 6 Reasons to Plan a Spring Break in Florence

By |January 11th, 2016|Sponsored|

Florence is one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations—and with good reason. The Renaissance town tucked into the heart of the Tuscany region is the home of many of the world’s most stunning cathedrals, churches, and museums. In such a densely-packed city, it can be a challenge to know where to start, but with the help of advice about Florence tourist attractions from tripindicator.com, you’ll be well on [...]