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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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Glacier Trekking on Mendenhall Glacier (Juneau)

It looked like it was going to pour when I woke up in Juneau.  Suddenly, I was really regretting for signing up for an all-day glacier trek instead of staying snuggled up in cruise cabin.  But they say there's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable … [Read More]

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Gearing Up for Florida

My husband's out west right now for work.  Meanwhile, I'm getting jealous of some his fun stories of Vegas adventures and so when my sister suggested a trip to Florida in December, I was ready to treat myself!  Plans came together really quickly, and I now … [Read More]

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

What does the Big Island of Hawaii have that no other Hawaiian island can claim?  The world's youngest volcano, a record that seems fitting for the most recently added state in a young country.  Of course, the geological history of Kīlauea isn't the reason … [Read More]