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hot springs

With the weather turning colder, picture yourself on vacation soaking in the rich mineral waters of a hot spring surrounded by tropical volcanic forests or the Northern Lights overhead. Sound relaxing? While there are plenty of options for hot springs around the world, the following are some of the best highlights.  The best hot springs around the world include:  La…

flying with an ear infection

Flying can be uncomfortable on the ears under the best circumstances. As the plane changes altitude and air pressure fluctuates, your ears may feel blocked or pop. Normally, this is just a regular part of flying. However, if you or a child you’re traveling with has an ear infection, it could lead to a ruptured eardrum. If you have an…

dublin library

Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience. These immersive educational and cultural experiences are most commonly thought of as semester-long programs during college. But you don’t need to be in your late teens and early twenties to have your life transformed by a study abroad experience.  Travel specifically focused on education is a rapidly growing segment of the travel industry,…

river cruise

What comes to mind when you think of a cruise? Probably days on end at sea, a few tropical excursions and an endless buffet. River cruises, however, provide a completely different experience for those on board. A river cruise is a leisurely way to travel, but still allows you to visit many destinations along the way—sometimes you’ll even stop at…

It’s nearly 5 p.m. by the time I arrive at the access point. I’m so concerned I won’t get to my site before dark, I forget to ask all of my questions when I check in at the park office. Where’s a good place to go swimming near my site?  Are there any boil water advisories?  Have any bears been…

sprinkling salt on a bed of greens

Staying healthy while traveling abroad isn’t always easy. There’s the temptation to eat fast food in the airport, overindulge at some of the best restaurants around the globe and have late-night snacks from local street vendors. But, if you’re trying to stick to a healthy diet (and a budget), it’s always a good idea to try and cook some of…

When planning a trip abroad, is the quality of drinking water in your destination a consideration that crosses your mind?  Maybe you’re new to international travel and the safety of drinking water abroad is an unfamiliar concern that you’ve heard is something you should be aware of. Or perhaps you’ve circled the globe so many times you know what’s what…

As I pass by on the gravelly path, sulfuric steam wafts off the top of Mount Ngauruhoe, an active volcano.  This particular volcano, which is most famously known as the stand-in for Mount Doom in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, is just saying a friendly hello.  But another active volcano on the trail has closed down some of the…

man climbing up the side of a mountain

Climbing has become quite the sensation over the past few years. Although it’s been a popular sport for many decades, you may have noticed more and more rock climbing gyms popping up in your neighborhood recently. And while climbing in a gym can give you a great workout, there’s nothing quite like enjoying the payoff of a beautiful view at…

Statues and monuments are pretty standard sightseeing locations—but what about statues underwater? Most of us don’t think about the sights that lie on the ocean floor. From mysterious shipwrecks to underwater museums, here are the five underwater statues worth taking the plunge for.  1. Museum of Underwater Art  The Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) is located in the Great Barrier…

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