How to Hike the John Muir Trail Without Falling Down…

John Muir Trail

The John Muir Trail (JMT) is a 211-mile backcountry trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. The trail boasts some of the world’s best scenery and runs from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney and barely touches civilization… no roads, no towns, just pure unadulterated nature.  The John Muir Trail crosses Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National […]

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Florence City Guide: How to Explore Florence Like a Local…

Florence City Guide

My name is Alex and I lived in Florence, Italy for six months. Florence can best be described in these five words: enchanting, bright, lively, historic, and unique. Women should consider visiting Florence because Florence is a magical place that has captured the imaginations of generations of travelers. Between it being the birthplace of true […]

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Out of My Comfort Zone and onto a New Zealand Road Trip…

New Zealand Road Trip

With our eighth backward lurch and frantic pull on the emergency parking break, I was beginning to worry. It was as if we were constantly riding to the top of the big hill of a roller coaster but never getting to enjoy the thrilling downward plunge! Somehow I had found myself sitting in a gigantic […]

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How to Find and Buy Guatemalan Textiles

Guatemalan Textiles

It was love at first sight. The talented women of Guatemala’s indigenous communities simply wove their way into my heart. The brightly colored huipil they wore in daring combinations– which somehow just worked for them– and the endless variety available for sale called to me like a moth to a flame. Surely in another universe […]

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A Motor-Flight Through France by Edith Wharton

This travel story is an excerpt from A Motor-Flight Through France by Edith Wharton. The motor-car has restored the romance of travel. Freeing us from all the compulsions and contacts of the railway, the bondage to fixed hours and the beaten track, the approach to each town through the area of ugliness and desolation created […]

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