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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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When do Package Vacations Make Sense?

One Mile at a Time shared a link the other day to a post about a package deal that went horribly wrong.  To me, it's a good reminder to make sure I have package details printed out and saved for reference so that I can confirm what I received is what I … [Read More]

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My First (and Last?) Overnight Train Ride

I absolutely love traveling by train, especially in regions where they have their act together with easy boarding and punctual schedules.  Compared to flying, rail travel is incredibly low-stress, spacious, comfortable, and often cheaper.  The obvious downside … [Read More]

When I missed my connection to Colorado Springs, I ended up with this sweet ride in Denver.  Not a bad trade-off!

Car Rentals

I'll let you in on a little secret: I hate booking rental cars.  I've always been the type of person who wants to make sure she's getting the best possible deal, and the amount of discounts and promotions available with rental cars makes the analysis of the … [Read More]


The Black Forest

Unfortunately, we woke up to rainy weather (a first on this trip) in Lindau and as such decided to skip our planned visits in Meersburg and Insel Mainau along the Bodensee. Instead, we drove directly to the southern Black Forest and incredibly enough, the … [Read More]