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The Most Useful Travel Tool Ever

Courtney and H.J. Derr | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
Courtney and H.J. Derr

In our last eight and a half months on the road, we've had the opportunity to put all the items in our bag to the test -- some proved useful and worthy investments, others not so much.

13 Reasons to Travel for a Festival

Adam Groffman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Adam Groffman

Tell me: Do you love festivals? From multi-day music festivals to gay pride events, film festivals, cultural events and art shows -- festivals are a p...

A Family Road Trip To Twin Falls, Idaho

Michele Bigley | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
Michele Bigley

I've heard people wax poetic about Idaho's kind people and ample outdoor adventures, even about Boise's art and food scene. But I honestly had zero expectations about this state. Until recently.

8 On-The-Go Eating Tips For Your Next Vacation

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

The secret to eating while traveling is to identify the difference between eating and over-eating. Eating is enjoying food. Overeating is when you no longer taste the food. You are stuffed yet continue to eat.

Family Road Trip: Eating Responsibly on the Road

Michele Bigley | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
Michele Bigley

The blue jays and chipmunks tried to steal our peaches on our last morning in Lake Tahoe as I was serving banana French toast to my boys. Kai was wrecked after a night of being sick, and Nikko didn't look much better.

Life in a Campervan -- Lake Tahoe

Michele Bigley | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Michele Bigley

As a grown up, I've probably slept in a tent a dozen, maybe two-dozen times in my life, all of those times with avid camping enthusiasts. I have put up a tent myself once, maybe twice. I've never owned a stove and have never actually said out loud, "Let's go camping."

Getting Ready for a Family Camping Adventure

Michele Bigley | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Michele Bigley

Let me start by saying that we are not campers. My husband and I have lived in cities for the majority of our lives. My kids (who are six and two) have been camping once. For a night.

Nice-Land

Michele Bigley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Michele Bigley

"If you don't look, you'll never see. And what you don't see can be very hard to find." -- Ms. Frizzle, Magic School Bus Everyone thinks we're crazy....

LA: A Lesson in the Haves and the Have Nots

Michele Bigley | Posted 06.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Michele Bigley

The other day an actress friend in LA told me she was a Lyft driver to make extra cash. She used to travel the world as a musical performer and dancer...

Planting Roots in the Homes of Others: Couch-Surfing in LA

Michele Bigley | Posted 06.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Michele Bigley

As a traveler, I am calling this an adventure -- a truth because being without a home with two young children is nothing short of an adventure.

Paris Breakfasts: Carol Gillott Pens a Blog in Paris

Susan Fogwell | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

Photo Credit: Carol Gillott There is only one blog I subscribe to and it's Paris Breakfasts by watercolor artist Carol Gillott. Gillott, a Francoph...

Curing Your Fear of Flying

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 04.29.2014 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

What can you do, other than stay home, or at least use only much slower modes of transport to get to your chosen destination?

Feeding My Voracious Passport With A Jellyfish-Munching Turtle

Joanna Zelman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Travel
Joanna Zelman

My passport is like the blood-sucking, voracious plant from Little Shop Of Horrors -- the more I feed it, the hungrier it gets.

The Final Day: Completing Captain Scott's Terra Nova Route and the Longest Polar Jouney on Foot in History.

Ben Saunders | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Ben Saunders

Antarctica seemed livid at the fact we were lying happily in our tent yesterday morning, eating well and contemplating our final few kilometres, and it went furiously about trying to bury us and our few belongings with spindrift, and occasionally as far as trying to shake our tent down and blow it away completely.

Expat Recovery Room: Estonia's Winter of Content

Mike Dunphy | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Mike Dunphy

Without a stitch of clothing, I stepped out into the snowy Estonian landscape. Days of sub-zero temperatures had transformed the white coating underfoot into sharp crystals. Scooping a handful, I ground it in a circular motion into my bare chest.

Passing Captain Scott's Last Camp -- Under One Week to Go in Antarctica

Ben Saunders | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

I feel a sense of privilege at our modest connection with his incredible story, and gratitude for having the chance to share the tale of our own journey over this vast continent with a new generation.

102 Years Ago Today Captain Scott and His Men Reached the South Pole

Ben Saunders | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Ben Saunders

I suspect our bodies have so little fat or superfluous muscle they can turn into fuel that we're almost totally reliant on what we eat to keep us going now.

Treading a Path Taken by Only Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton (Scott Expedition, Antarctica -- Day 81)

Ben Saunders | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

Today had a bit of magic in it, and we haven't had a day like that for a while down here. The weather was grim when we set out; nearly a complete w...

Two Months in Antarctica

Ben Saunders | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

Christmas Day marked two months on the ice. Here's a snapshot into the first 62 days of the Scott Expedition.

Reaching the South Pole (Our Half-Way Mark)

Ben Saunders | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

In short, I'm afraid to say -- though it's probably quite apt -- that I concur with Captain Scott himself when he said of the South Pole, "Great God this is an awful place".

On to the Antarctic Plateau (Day 52)

Ben Saunders | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

We woke up at six this morning to a suspiciously dimly-lit tent. Usually the bright glare and heat of the sun is plainly obvious on one side of the tent in the morning, but if it's not then it probably means there's a lot of cloud outside.

Walking More Than 1000km in Antarctica (Video -- Day 50)

Ben Saunders | Posted 02.16.2014 | Technology
Ben Saunders

In 50 days in Antarctica Tarka and I have covered more than 1000km on foot and climbed more than 9,000 feet -- mainly up the Beardmore Glacier. It feels like rather a long way and a bit of a milestone.

First Night on the Beardmore Glacier, Antarctica (Day 39)

Ben Saunders | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

Getting to the top, and seeing what lay on the other side, is a moment I'll remember and treasure for the rest of my life.

Life on Ice: A Snapshot into Our First Month in Antarctica

Ben Saunders | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

Here's a short compilation of video clips giving an insight into our time in Antarctica so far.

Hawaii Guidebook Writer on Responsible Tourism

Michele Bigley | Posted 12.25.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

When I told the innkeeper that I was writing a guidebook to Hawaii, she sighed, "Why on earth do we need another one?"