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Family Adventure Travel: Peru, Borneo and Costa Rica

Family Adventure Travel: Peru, Borneo and Costa Rica

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Gearing Up: 10 Must-Haves for a Trip to Iceland

Gearing Up: 10 Must-Haves for a Trip to Iceland

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  • Live Paris Like A Local

    September 07 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    Live Paris Like A Local

    Paris is a city that inspires near-spiritual devotion in even the most jaded international traveler. Your Paris stay can be a string of magical moments: discovering a tiny neighborhood park, people-watching from a sidewalk table with a café and croissant, or being mistaken for a local at a secret cocktail bar.    But you are just as likely to find...

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  • 5 Tips for Finding the Cheapest International Flights

    August 27 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    5 Tips for Finding the Cheapest International Flights

    Are you sick and tired of paying way too much for international airfare? Would you rather spend your hard earned cash on adventure gear? If that’s how you really feel, the Dollar Flight Club team is here to help... We’ll go into a few tips & tricks about how we found deals like these over the last few years: San...

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  • Long Trip, Small Pack

    August 01 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    Long Trip, Small Pack

    Whether it’s a weekend trip or a six-month sabbatical, minimalist packing is the holy grail of travel. When you add adventure, multiple seasons, and an uncertain itinerary to the mix, winnowing your essentials down to just a daypack is a daunting goal. Don’t despair! Once you master minimalist packing for a one week trip, you can bring the same gear...

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  • Getting Technical: Best Websites & Apps for Exploring New Zealand

    July 26 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    Getting Technical: Best Websites & Apps for Exploring New Zealand

    New Zealand is a country that rewards a slow travel style. Prepare to be guided by whim, discovery, and the recommendations of strangers. Read on for our favorite websites and apps, and then use your phone to spontaneously navigate around New Zealand. Backpacker Buses Before you go, check out these buses and purchase a package. The Kiwi Experience (a.k.a. The...

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  • 10 Tips for Taking Your Dog on a Flight (in cabin)

    July 20 2018 – jaime caso

    10 Tips for Taking Your Dog on a Flight (in cabin)

    There are lots of reasons to take your dog on a flight.  Long trips and moving being the most common.  We have compiled a list of tips for travelling with small pets in cabin based on our experience of flying with pets.  (We will cover bigger dogs in another post, don't worry!). 1. Make sure your dog meets the travel requirements. Check the...

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  • Packing List for your First Backpacking Trip

    July 18 2018 – jaime caso

    Packing List for your First Backpacking Trip

      Ready to get out in the wild and feel refreshed and inspired?  Backpacking, or overnight camping with just the gear in your backpack, is a great way to truly experience the outdoors.  Get ready to take in epic views that can only be earned. Read ahead for a packing list for your first trip off the grid. Our packing list...

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  • Road Trip Costa Rica, a one week itinerary

    July 16 2018 – jaime caso

    Road Trip Costa Rica, a one week itinerary

      Looking for warm weather, stunning beaches, and incredible waterfalls?  We have just the place- Costa Rica.  Read ahead for our one week road trip itinerary for the very best of Costa Rica. If the beaches aren't enough to reason to pay Costa Rica a visit, here is a list of reasons why you should forgo more crowded equator hugging destinations...

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  • An Insider's Guide to Northern Italy

    July 10 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    An Insider's Guide to Northern Italy

    Northern Italy is famous for the sophistication of Milan, the ancient and unique beauty of Venice, and the romance of Verona. We’re not saying you shouldn’t go to those places. But this summer, consider following the locals and going for a slow tour of the countryside of Northern Italy, lounging on the beach, and trekking up into the Dolomites. Agriturismo...

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  • LGBQT-Inclusive Vacation Destinations

    July 04 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    LGBQT-Inclusive Vacation Destinations

    If you’re an LGBTQ traveler, there are three occasions when your priority is creating a socially progressive, welcoming vacation itinerary. When you’re planning a romantic trip, whether it’s a getaway with your partner or a destination wedding Family travel, when you want your kids to feel relaxed because they fit in, and no one is asking awkward questions about their...

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  • 7 Tips for Packing Your Photo Gear on any Trip

    June 15 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    7 Tips for Packing Your Photo Gear on any Trip

    Traveling with a full camera kit is tricky business. You’ve got a lot of expensive, fragile gear that you’re lugging through airports and around cities. It’s no simple task. That being said, there are a handful of tricks you can employ to make sure your gear stays safe during your travels. My team and I just brainstormed many of these...

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  • DIY South African Safari

    June 05 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    DIY South African Safari

    A safari doesn’t have to be a credit card-scorching bucket-list trip. Your African safari hack? Visit South Africa, where you can explore like a local on a DIY safari. With 21 public reserves run by South African National Parks (SANParks), an English-speaking population and the wide popularity of safari vacations for residents, South Africa is the easiest and safest destination...

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  • The Gluten-Free Traveler

    May 29 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    The Gluten-Free Traveler

    Attention gluten-free travelers: don’t let gluten limit your adventures. There is a big world out there, and a lot of it is gluten free. First, choose your degree of difficulty. Most traditional ethnic cuisines are centered around every imaginable root and grain besides wheat, and who doesn’t love Thai food? Next, use online preparation to progress to more challenging cultures....

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  • Mountain Biking, Volcano Hiking & Snorkeling Adventures on the Big Island of Hawai'i

    May 08 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    Mountain Biking, Volcano Hiking & Snorkeling Adventures on the Big Island of Hawai'i

    Commit to Wild There is a different life you could be living: close to the earth and the stars, dunking your head in the blue of the Pacific. Try it for a week on the Big Island of Hawai’i, where mountain biking, cliff diving, volcano hikes, and swimming with rays are an everyday experience. And then take that feeling home...

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  • Along for the Ride: Traveling Central America with Your Dog

    April 30 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    Along for the Ride: Traveling Central America with Your Dog

    Slow down, get local, and get way, way off the beaten path A dog is the ideal road trip buddy. They don’t question your schedule, sightseeing priorities or new acquaintances – at least not in English. They make the loneliest hotel room feel like home. And a fearless canine companion is the back-up you need to stretch a little –...

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  • TUK Watches: Q&A with Founder Sasha Juliard

    April 26 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    TUK Watches: Q&A with Founder Sasha Juliard

    Sasha Juliard, Matador Brand Ambassador and Co-Founder of TUK Watches gave us the inside scoop on this new endeavor to create beautiful watches and provide clean water in Southeast Asia.  What is TUK Watches? TUK Watches is a conscious, minimal watch brand founded on the idea that every second counts in the fight to get clean drinking water to the 844...

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  • 7 Essentials For Your Next International Flight

    April 20 2018 – Chris Clearman

    7 Essentials For Your Next International Flight

    If you love to travel, then you know all about long flights. Navigating international airports, managing delays or cancelled connections, and plenty of long lines. Here are a few essentials to make those long international flights a little more comfortable. 1. Bring a pen in your carry on bag. You will have to fill out customs paperwork that is distributed on...

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