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How to Pack Wine Safely in Your Luggage

Five years ago (2012), while in Madrid, I bought a bottle of random wine as a gift for my grandmother, back in the U.S. She declared it was the best wine she'd ever had; although, of course, she didn't remember the name or any other details about said wine. Throughout the years I'd hop from one incredible country to the next, none of which she was overly excited about. Her only concern was when I would be going back to Spain so I could bring her back that particular wine. Even during my time in Korea...

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Best Kitesurfing in Mallorca, Spain

Best Kitesurfing in Mallorca, Spain

Until recently, I knew next to nothing about kitesurfing. I knew it looked amazingly fun, seeing people on their boards, catching waves and whirling and twirling in the air. However, I also knew, it scared the beejeebees out of me. I could just see myself crashing face forward, then being drug, and flipped and flopped all across the water. No thanks. However, when I got the chance to collaborate with Watersports Mallorca Surf School (via Activity Fan) for some epic watersport adventures in Mallorca, Spain, I gave it a second thought. I still wasn't completely sold on the...

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How I Paid Only $23 for a 7-Day Trip to Orlando

There is a wide assumption that traveling is expensive. I'm not going to lie, it can be; however, it doesn't have to be. For me, I've adopted the mindset of "travel smarter, not harder (on my purse strings); because here's the thing, I'm currently a teacher. Teaching in Spain. Which means, I'm not exactly rolling in dough or making it rain Euros. Far from it, my friends. So, I have to come up with ways that allows me to still live this life of travel that I love. It's an absolute priority for me. I mean,...

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Food, Fun, & Facts: Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour with Devour Madrid

Food, Fun, & Facts: Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour with Devour Madrid

There's a word to describe the love I have for food, but I'm not sure what it is. I don't quite consider myself a foodie, because I'm far too finicky, but I LOVE food! Every time I sit down to eat it is an experience. I actually have a "happy dance" that I do when a plate of delectableness is set before me. I'm like a little kid who can't contain their excitement. Also, getting to try new and different foods is probably my favorite part of traveling (besides meeting incredible people along the way)....

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5 Summer Bucket List Ideas for Charlotte, North Carolina

5 Summer Bucketlist Ideas for Charlotte, North Carolina

"Charlotte's Got a Lot" is the tagline for Charlotte, North Carolina, and it couldn't be more fitting. With food, fun, and adventures, Charlotte definitely has a lot. Thinking about planning a trip to Charlotte this summer? Here are five summer bucket list ideas: Get Adventurous at the Whitewater Center Satisfy the adventurer in you by heading to the outskirts of Charlotte. There you'll find the U.S. National Whitewater Center, where you can enjoy the best of nature's thrills. Ride the tides on the manmade river, which boasts Class II to Class IV rapids. Make it a team effort and take on...

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Carry-On Essentials for Long-Haul Flights (That You Probably Don’t Pack, but Should)

Carry-On Essentials for Long-Haul Flights (That You Probably Don't Pack, but Should)

We all know the typical things that most people carry-on a flight with them. Neck pillow, some form of entertainment (smartphone, tablet, etc.), eye mask, yadda yadda yadda. However, I'm going to share with you a few carry-on essentials that you may not have ever considered, especially for long-haul flights. They'll make your long flight just a little more comfortable and have you a little more prepared.  Water Bottle It is so important to stay hydrated during flights. It helps prevent dehydration and helps fight against jetlag. Instead of the tiny cups provided in flight, bring a...

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Why Phoenix Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

Why Phoenix, Arizona Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

If Phoenix isn't at the top of your list for your trip, it should be! Here are 5 reasons why Phoenix should be your next vacation destination. The Outdoor Adventures Looking for some outdoor adventure? Gear up with your water and sunscreen and hike Camelback Mountain, the highest peak in Phoenix. With its peak reaching 2,704 feet high, Camelback's incredible views will certainly not disappoint. Want to reach even higher? Drift across the Arizonan skies on a majestic hot-air balloon ride. Soar over the Sonoran Desert and catch glimpses of its inhabitants. Be sure to book a sunrise or...

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How To Snag an Airline Glitch Fare: Tips & Tidbits

Tips & Tidbits: How to Snag a Glitch Fare

Glitch fares. Error fares. Mistake fares. They go by many names, but what are they exactly? Well, it's exactly what it sounds like, glitches and errors due to human or technical error that ultimately benefits the heck out of travelers, who are able to book flights for a fraction of the cost of normal airfare (like that one time I caught a glitch fare to Abu Dhabi for $187, roundtrip).Some of you reading this may have actually snagged the most recent glitch fare from the U.S. to parts of Africa, the Middle East, and Thailand. Congrats my friends! Hope...

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A Guide to Ljubljana, Slovenia

A Guide to Ljubljana

Two years ago I'd never even heard of Ljubljana (pronounced Lyoo-blee-ahna). It was nowhere on my radar of places to go, but this past holiday season I decided to go off the beaten path of "typical" Europe, and explore some of the lesser frequented countries. The charming capital of Slovenia was the last stop on my 2-week Eurotrip, and I absolutely fell in love with with the small little city that looks like it's straight out of a postcard. Planning a trip to Slovenia? Here's a guide on things to See, Do, and Eat in Ljubljana. See [spacer...

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