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The Brightest Spot on the Mountain

The Brightest Spot on the Mountain: Injured Veterans Climb Grand Teton to Honor Those Who Died on 9/11


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Le Shuttle: Travel Across the English Channel - with Pets

Le Shuttle Offers A Great Way To Travel With Pets Across The English Channel.  Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is a service that transports passengers and their cars via train between Folkestone, England and Calais, France. Faster than traveling by Ferry, Le Shuttle takes only 35 minutes to make the trip.

Dine and Wine Among Vineyards Outside Madrid

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Sep 19, 2012 / 0 comments

Late September and early October are ideal months to visit Madrid.  But leave the world famous Prado Museum for later.  Instead, journey to picturesque hinterlands to wine and dine among the vines.


It is grape harvest time in Spain, a time when vineyards outside Madrid become a wine lover’s destination.  Unlike the iconic Rioja wine region in northern Spain, these vineyards are a “diamond in the rough” on Madrid’s outskirts. 


How To Survive Vacationing With Your Family

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Sep 14, 2012 / 0 comments

Much like how traveling with your family can be troublesome, vacationing with them can be just as bad.

Postcard from Redwood National Park

by Anders Bruihler / Sep 13, 2012 / 0 comments

I lie on the ground as the tree towers above me.  It stretches up forever and ever, joined by its brethren around it.  Far above me the limbs of the giant stretch out, lifting their green foliage up to the sun.  A few rays of light peer through the green cover, golden shafts penetrating to the ground.  The musty smell of the damp earth slips under my nose. 


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Foodie Finds: Best Food in Bangkok

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Sep 06, 2012 / 0 comments

Thailand is one of the best destinations in the world for foodies, known for its’ fragrant and spicy cuisine with flavours of sweet, sour, salty, and hot found perfectly balanced in every dish. You'll find curries, stir-fries, noodles, and yummy deep fried goodies with chili, tamarind, palm sugar, and fish sauce in almost everything.

My Summer: Highlights of Family Travel in Europe

by Lukas Bruihler / Sep 05, 2012 / 0 comments

This summer I did a lot of things, all of which I cannot tell you, because it would be too much. I will include as many highlights as possible, and will tell you a little about each of them.

First, a few days after school ended for us, we went to the part of Tara Canyon in Montenegro. Tara Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the world, only 500 meters shallower than the Grand Canyon. We spent two days there, the first one we went rafting, and the second day we went hiking to the highest point in the canyon.

Top Destinations in Southeast Asia

by Sarah Nelson / Sep 04, 2012 / 0 comments

Southeast Asia is a collection of colorful culture, spirit, and language. Before getting used to the different culture, it feels like someone replaced the things you know with another unknown phenomenon. Although the rich culture is a true marvel, the region is overflowing with hundreds of activities, adventures, and experiences - all waiting to be discovered. Southeast Asia is generally comprised of the following countries: Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Southeast China is inc

Take the High Road During Travels

by Heddi Cundle / Sep 01, 2012 / 0 comments

It’s always easy to take a road trip or book a flight to a destination - but maybe consider now mixing and matching your travels. I’ve done this many times, and it’s brilliant.

Sitting on a plane or in a car can be really boring sometimes. If I got $1 for every time I’ve perched myself on a seat for 12 hours on a long haul flight or flattened my rear cemented into a car seat, I’d be able to buy a lifetime’s supply of chocolate with the proceeds. I kid you not.

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Random Pet Travel Tips from a Wandering Mind

According to the Pet Products Association, one in four families now travel with their dog(s). Cats are also getting some road time. According to the Travel Industry Association of America, 15% of traveling pets are cats.

Most of the pet travel blogs I write are very subject-specific; a place, a product, a theme, etc. But not this one. Perhaps it's the heat. Or maybe it's my restless, wandering mind. In any case, below are a variety of tips to help you and your pet enjoy your next travel adventure.