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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 Spontaneous Road Trip

Seeing the Aurora Borealis has been on my bucket list for years, but jumped higher on the priority list after my husband saw them in Alaska and I missed it.  I always assumed my first viewing would either be during a weekend in Fairbanks or a winter trip to … [Read More]

Photo Courtesy of Auberge Saint Antoine

How Do You Choose a Hotel?

If you looked at the hotel stays I've made and/or reserved, you'd swear I'm scatterbrained.  There's no rhyme or rule to the types of places I choose and it's unlikely you'll guess what place I'll stay at next.  Other people have obvious patterns in their … [Read More]

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Photo of the Week: Scenic Switzerland

I've always wanted to go to Switzerland, but frankly, a trip there seemed out of financial reach.  Mike and I treasured the two days we had there while traveling with Competitours, partially because it meant we went there without breaking the bank and … [Read More]

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Exploring the Sumidero Canyon

Without a doubt, Chiapas isn't given credit for being the incredible destination it is, but it gained a bit more awareness in 2009 when Sumidero Canyon National Park was a candidate for the Seven New Natural Wonders of the World.  The canyon didn't move very … [Read More]