Above the tree line on Mt. Washington

Hiking Mount Washington!

Here in the Northeast we only have a small number of snow-free months. So we try to take advantage of them! Fortunately, we’re near the beautiful White Mountains. One of those is Mount Washington, the tallest in the eastern half of the U.S. – although it’s only 6,300 ft! Not much compared to the Rockies out west. But, it’s known for its nightmarish weather, so that’s something! Really – the world’s strongest winds were measured[…]

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The Best Airbnb in the World: Plantagenet, Ontario

We’ve stayed in a lot of Airbnbs over the years. In fact, when we travel, we almost exclusively stay in Airbnbs. Usually, they’re more spacious and more convenient than hostels, and they’re almost always way more affordable than hotels. But, to be honest, most Airbnbs aren’t particularly special or memorable. Out of the many, many Airbnbs we’ve stayed at over the years (which span dozens of countries and four continents), this one stands out. That’s[…]

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Best Ethiopian Food: NYC

Ethiopian food is without a doubt one of the world’s tastiest cuisines. After all, you get to try a huge number of dishes in a single meal, all the while scooping happily with pieces of delicious injera (Ethiopian bread) and sipping on honey wine or Ethiopian beer. I always leave feeling stuffed to the gills and very, very pleased with my decision to get Ethiopian. Luckily for us, New York City has some great Ethiopian[…]

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Best Packable Backpack: Our Review

You need a lightweight packable daypack, there’s no question. This one small item will make all of your trips SO much easier. But there are many on the market, and they all advertise similar features. How to choose between all of these packs? Here is our guide to choosing the best packable backpack for travel. What is a packable backpack and why do I need one? Most travel days, I carry my purse. It’s convenient,[…]

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bagan temples in myanmar!

Perfect One-Week Myanmar Itinerary

If you haven’t already thought about a trip to Myanmar, you should – now. It’s an amazing country that is still much less popular than its southeast Asian neighbors, but I doubt it’ll stay that way. While you could explore the country for weeks, if you’ve only got one, here’s a Myanmar itinerary that’ll take you to the main spots! I flew in to Yangon from Bangkok, a short 1 hour trip on Airasia that[…]

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