Getting a Bird’s Eye View

Seeing the world from a bird’s eye view in a hot air balloon is a once in a lifetime experience. There are whole festivals dedicated to hot air balloons and people pay a pretty penny to experience one themselves, ever since the first balloon took flight in 1783. There have been numerous attempts to fly around the world in a hot air balloon. Every October people flock to a hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico—and it’s the world’s most photographed event. So, hot air balloon

Treat Yourself

Treat yourself this holiday season. Sit back, unwind and get a massage (or two). What better place to do such than at Rancho La Puerta Spa in Mexico—only a short drive from San Diego. It all started out in 1940 as a “health camp” where interested clients could go hike, eat healthy food and unwind. But it has since transformed into something so much more. Check out some of its main draws: Spa: This is the main selling point (for anyone who loves to get pampered—which should be everyone)

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Six Ways to Save While Traveling

We get it, travelling is expensive. Sometimes, it’s so expensive that you might be thinking you can’t go home for the holidays or go on that vacation that you deserve—and need. There are some ways to lessen the pain, soften the blow and leave at least some of that hard-earned money in your pockets. Take a look at some carefully compiled tips from sources around the world that will help you stress less and travel more this winter. Look at peak times and days – Reminder: flying early in

Become One with Nature

Ah, the great outdoors. All across America there are a slew of National Parks, all of which are unique, beautiful and worth visiting.  There are a total of 58 national parks strewn across the country, the first official park being Yellowstone National Park in 1872. It may be the first national park, but not the most popular. The winner of that prize is Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located in North Carolina and Tennessee. But don’t forget about these other national parks, they are

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Avoiding ‘Mystery Meat’ at the Airport

Have some time to kill before your flight? Most people do. Want to avoid eating the mysterious airline food? Most people want to do that as well. Here’s a solution: eat at an airport restaurant—but not just any airport restaurant. Across the country, there are a slew of amazing, high-end, luxurious and delicious restaurants in airport terminals. Our first example, especially if you’re in the market for some high-end seafood before your flight, is one of the multiple Legal Seafood's in Bo

Mountains and Coffee

Looking to take a vacation without completely breaking the bank? Have a major love for coffee? There just might be a place for you. (Hint: It’s the home of Starbucks, hipsters and rainy days) Seattle. It’s a diverse and eclectic place filled with things to do and places to see.   It started out as a dense forest and over time has morphed into something so much more. The roots in nature still exist today—Seattle is as green and as beautiful as ever. But there’s now more to abso

Creativity and Travel

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson Having writers block, hitting a dead end and running fresh out of new ideas at work? How do you combat these problems? Creativity. But how can one be more creative? [caption id="attachment_5979" align="alignleft" width="300"] Antigua, Guatemala [/caption] There is an interesting link between travel and creativity, which, depending on your

South Korea’s Gem

There’s a city bursting with energy, lights, culture and people—it’s surprisingly neither New York, Tokyo nor Singapore. This city is in a country you wouldn’t expect, the world’s 2nd largest metropolitan area, 4th largest metropolitan economy, Asia’s most livable city and the city ranked first in technological readiness in the world. South Korea’s Seoul is one of tourism’s hidden gems. This megacity does not disappoint tourists from all over the world—maybe partly due to the

Bright lights, great uniforms?

EasyJet, a European low-cost airliner, is changing the aviation game yet again. Except this time, it’s not in the way you would expect. No, they didn’t create a new airplane, lower their prices or design new features for their low-cost planes. To mark their 20th anniversary, they revamped their flight attendant’s uniforms—and in a big, cool and bright way. EasyJet was created in 1995, aiming to be a low-cost, all-economy airline based in Britain’s London Luton Airport  Their air

Remarkable Rome

Rome is as magical as you might imagine it. It is one of the most historical cities in the world—home to the Roman Empire and the focal point of Christianity. Rome’s history is over two thousand years in the making and is one of the most visited cities in the world. Most people know about the Parthenon, the Coliseum, Roman Forum and the recently restored Trevi Fountain. But do you also know about some lesser-known gems in Rome? The Altare Della Patria is a beautiful monument in the heart of