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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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5 Places I Haven’t Been To…Yet

While reading Rapid Travel Chai's most recent two-week vacation itinerary through Ex-Soviet Europe, I realized I was a little embarassed that I haven't yet traveled to Poland.  I've been to a lot of places in the world and have more incredible adventures … [Read More]

Why did I go to San Francisco instead of spending longer in Yosemite?

Travel the Way You Want To

Five years ago, my mother and I walked into the Prado Museum in Madrid.  Forty-five minutes later, we walked out, having "seen" everything.  That was an ample visit for us, considering the only reason we visited in the first place was because it was in the … [Read More]

Yosemite National Park, California

America the Beautiful Pass

When traveling in the United States, my absolute favorite thing to do is visit national parks.  The amount of variety in natural settings within the USA is mind-blowing: in the past year alone I've seen the glow of a volcano, gone rock scrambling in the Blue … [Read More]


Why I Spend Time Planning My Vacations

I included a quote in one of my Twitter posts yesterday as I was simultaneously planning three of my upcoming trips: “A schedule defends from chaos and whim.” - Annie Dillard I love that quote because it reminds me that scheduling is necessary to keep me … [Read More]