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THE BEST GIFTS FOR TRAVELERS: 2017 GIFT GUIDE FOR TRAVELERS AND EXPLORERS

Gifts For Travelers

Every year around this time, it’s my goal to make holiday shopping for the travel enthusiasts in your life as easy as possible (and these gifts are great to give all year round — from birthdays, to graduations to anniversaries and beyond — so bookmark this page for your future gift giving ne ). This effort takes the form of my annual gift guide for travelers, where I curate the

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HOW TO SURVIVE THE 4-DAY INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

How To Hike The Inca Trail

This is guest post. I have not personally hiked the Inca Trail — but it’s certainly on my adventure list!  —- The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the planet’s most iconic treks. The 26-mile (42-kilometer), 4-day long journey, which starts in Cusco (near the heart of the former Incan Empire), traverses a cloud forest, stunning mountain landscapes, ancient Incan ruins, and a subtropical jungle before finally arriving

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MY FAVORITE SoCAL FALL ESCAPE: HIGHLIGHTS FROM MY WEEKEND IN THE SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS

I love finding places that make me want to visit over and over again. I’ve visited plenty of destinations around the world that I’ve felt this way about, but it’s especially nice to find these special places closer to home (so visiting over and over again is actully possible). For me, the San Bernardino Mountains are one of these easy-to-visit-again-and-again places. At about 2.5 hours from LA (give or take

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WHERE TO STAY, EAT & DRINK IN CALIFORNIA’S SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

Never heard of the Santa Ynez Valley? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. As far as California wine regions go, most people only know Napa and Sonoma. Heck, lots of Californians still say “What? “Where?” at the mention of the Santa Ynez Valley (making you all the cooler when you get to be the first person to tell your friends about it). From Santa Barbara, the Santa Ynez Valley is an easy 45-minute

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ASPEN, COLORADO SUMMER GUIDE (WHAT TO DO + WHERE TO EAT, DRINK & STAY)

Whether you live in Kansas or Kyrgyzstan, you’ve probably heard of Aspen, Colorado. It is, after all, America’s most famous ski town — a place where hardcore ski bums coexist with billionaires; where one can both spend thousands of dollars shopping for designer clothes and $3 on happy hour beers. It is a place of coexisting extremes in many respects — but especially when it comes to the weather. While

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10 HOTELS THAT’LL HELP YOU BECOME A BETTER SURFER (MY NEW ARTICLE FOR MEN’S HEALTH)

Vacations don’t have to mean sitting by a pool and drinking frozen cocktails until the sun goes down (although they can). Vacations can be the perfect time to be active, to learn something new, or to improve a skill — like surfing. Surfing is a great travel activity as you can do it in many places around the world — so gaining some basic skills is a good idea. To

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THE BEST PLACE TO STAY NEAR OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK: DOMAINE MADELEINE BED & BREAKFAST

Olympic National Park Hotels Domaine Madeleine

With its waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, towering mountains, moss-covered forests and dramatic shorelines, Washington’s Olympic National Park and the Olympic Peninsula are bursting at the seams with natural beauty and photo-worthy moments. Where you choose to stay while visiting the area should be no different. There are a handful of hotels near Olympic National Park and the various attractions of the Olympic Peninsula to choose from. During my stay, I

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5 THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

Things to do Olympic National Park

At 922,651 acres, Olympic National Park is larger than the entire state of Rhode Island by about 150,000 acres. In other words, it’s big — very big — and the list of things to do in Olympic National Park is almost endless. Truly, to scratch the surface of this rugged wonderland you’d need at least a week, plus some time to explore the surrounding Olympic Peninsula — home to beautiful

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