Posts made in 2011


Last updated: 06/28/17After the hurdle of deciding to stay in a hostel dorm has passed, the next biggest decision you will be faced with is choosing the size of room you wish to stay in.  Starting from two beds all the way up to more than two dozen, dorm sizes come in all shapes and sizes with an appropriate cost to match.  As it turns out, not all dorms are created equal and a lot of nuances come in to play when deciding your room...

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Last updated: 10/3/17The Tyrol region of Austria is known for its beautiful scenery high in the Alps.  Picturesque villages are plenty and each make you feel like you are a part of the Sound of Music.  As much as running over the hills singing at the top of my lungs was appealing, I was in this corner of Austria during my European sightseeing tours for another reason – adventure sports. When I am put in a beautiful mountain...

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Last updated: 04/15/17The hawker centers are famous for their wide variety of Singapore food, as these food courts can house as little as a dozen vendors to well over 200 as is the case of the Smith Street hawker center- making them one of the best Singapore attractions to visit in the entire country.  Sampling all of the foods available is impossible, but there were two that we went back and had multiple times during a week in...

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Last updated: 06/14/17The Do and Don’t listing is something that I have always enjoyed watching on travel specials and am throwing my hand into the style with this feature. While some of these features are often in the style of “you must do this” and “you might as well miss that,” this version will be formatted in a different way and in no way tell you not to do something major, as my misfortune might be...

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Last updated: 04/15/17Out of all of the places in the world that I have visited, the Dead Sea has to be one of the most unusual. The name for this body of water is especially fitting, as until recently it was thought that nothing could survive in its high salinity waters.  Nothing, except for the thousands of tourists that jump in every year to enjoy the other benefit the salt rich water provides – buoyancy. As the Dead Sea is...

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