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What is a VPN? (Plus Why TunnelBear is the Best VPN for Travelers)

I never used to bother with using a VPN while traveling, but now that I've taken a few longer-term trips, I've found it essential.  As much as I hate to admit this, bringing my laptop around the world and pulling it out on a regular basis is what lets me leave home for more than a week at a time.  My phone's data connection is great for looking up a few things and I … [Read More]

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Stopovers: Take ‘Em or Leave ‘Em?

I've never really taken advantage of stopovers before, since I usually have the problem of not having enough time at my destination rather than having extra time to include a second location!  However, this time I actually booked two stopovers, one being a … [Read More]


How to Get from Granada to Leon

Travelers visiting Nicaragua are likely to include both Granada and León on their itinerary, which I think is a great plan, but it can be confusing to decide how to get from Granada to León.  Traveling from one city to the other takes about 2.5 hours by … [Read More]


A Pre-Vacation Checklist

I tend to spend most of my time planning for a vacation and not actually getting organized, but with a little thought ahead of time, you can take care of all your loose ends so you don't stress out when you return home! One Month Before Your … [Read More]

Mountain View at Bellavista

Bellavista and Back to Quito

This morning, I woke up to the sound of birds sweetly singing in the Bellavista cloud forest.  I had overslept and missed the guided birdwatching in the morning.  Though I was a little disappointed, I knew I needed the sleep before our hike today.  Last night, … [Read More]


Iceland’s Best Known Attraction: The Blue Lagoon

No matter how much research you do ahead of time or how many recommendations you've received, there's no way to guarantee what your experience will be like.  I've been disappointed at bed and breakfasts that had amazing reviews and I've been pleasantly … [Read More]