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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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A camel ride in the Sahara Desert of Morocco (near Erg Chebbi)

Revisiting December 2012 Blog Posts

I have more posts about Nicaragua to share with you this month, but as always, I like to share a few posts from this time last year that are still relevant to readers today.  If you're new to the blog, or have a new reason to re-read my former posts, here's … [Read More]


Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

6:10 PM. When I left home, the flight had been scheduled to depart at 5:53, already a delay from the original flight time, but there was an update by the time I made it to the airport. I sighed, not particularly happy to be sitting at the RIchmond airport … [Read More]

Honokau Marina on a Beautiful Afternoon (Kona, Big Island, Hawaii)

In Search of Manta Rays in Hawaii

Near Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, are two very famous dive sites, known for being the world's most reliable place to see manta rays.  As the story goes, a hotel discovered that the spotlights it beamed into the ocean at night attracted a gathering of … [Read More]


Munich & Oktoberfest

Munich airport is incredibly easy to navigate, making it the perfect place to arrive in Germany.  Clearing immigrations was a non-event and catching the S-bahn to our hotel was equally easy.  After quickly dropping our bags off, we decided to make the most of … [Read More]


How to Get Ready for Vacation

There's a lot of work that goes into planning a vacation, but what about all those extra things you need to do to make sure your trip starts (and ends) on the right foot?  Take some time before you leave to through these small tasks to ensure that your trip … [Read More]