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  • Birthday In The Time Of Coronavirus, 39 Years Old

    Birthday In The Time Of Coronavirus, 39 Years Old

    Support Wade Shepard’s writing on this blog: ASTORIA, NYC- I was betting on the pandemic panic being over by May 23rd, my birthday. Evidence was coming out that told us that Covid-19 isn’t nearly as dangerous as initially thought and the mounting adverse health ramifications of lockdown — not to mention economic — were becoming […] More

  • How I Healed from My Sister's Death through Traveling

    How I Healed from My Sister’s Death through Traveling

    Pin me! The following is a guest post by Sarah Weaver “We should order pizza.” We were in Montana on the side of I-90. Waiting for a tow truck. In the snow.  “I don’t think they deliver pizza to the side of interstate,” I said. “We won’t know until we call,” my sister said.  To my […] More

  • The 13 Best Things to See and Do in Taipei in 2020

    The 13 Best Things to See and Do in Taipei in 2020

    The 13 Best Things to See and Do in Taipei in 2020 Get my best stuff sent straight to you! [id^=”_form”] [id^=”_form”] [id$=”_submit”] [id$=”_submit”] [‘on’ + event] [‘on’ + event] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] [id^=”_form”] [id^=”_form”] [id$=”_submit”] [id$=”_submit”] [‘on’ + event] [‘on’ + event] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] Original Source link More

  • Packing for Your Family Sailing Vacation?

    Packing for Your Family Sailing Vacation?

    Sailing is one of the best things that you can do to recharge and reboot your life. It not only helps you to be independent but gives you the time to spend quality time with your loved ones outside of routine life. A chance to get away from it all and lose yourself in a […] More

  • Cute Australian Kangaroos

    20 Weird & Cute Australian Animals

    Kangaroo Koala Potoroo Quokka Rainbow Lorikeet Spotted Quoll Sugar Glider Tree Kangaroo Wallaby Wombat   Western Gray Kangaroo by Donald Hobern from Copenhagen, Denmark / CC BY 2.0 KANGAROO Scientific Name: Macropus Habitat: Forests, plains, savannahs, and woodlands of Australia and surrounding islands Size: 85-150 pounds Diet: Grasses, flowers, leaves, ferns, moss, and insects Conservation […] More

  • How to stay healthy during coronavirus (and not lose your mind)

    How to stay healthy during coronavirus (and not lose your mind)

    We’ve all read those posts about how to stay healthy when traveling, or how best to avoid germs on planes. But in these confusing and uncertain times, we now need to know how best to stay healthy when not traveling for the foreseeable future. Excuse us while we cry into our travel books for a […] More

  • Land of the Purple Sand: Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, CA

    Land of the Purple Sand: Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, CA

    Pin me! Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, California is a hidden gem along the coastline. Between the place where the mountains frame the beauty of the beach and the shore meets the surf, you will find “purple” sand sprinkled beneath your toes. The purple sand deposits are the product of erosion from the manganese garnet […] More

  • What Happens When You Turn Your Hobby Into a Job?

    What Happens When You Turn Your Hobby Into a Job?

    Posted: 5/28/2020 | May 28th, 2020 There’s a big industry on the web that will show you how you can turn your passion into something that pays your bills. I’m sure you’ve seen the Facebook ads: “Follow your passion! Make money doing what you love!” In just a few easy steps, you’ll be able to […] More

  • Your weekly Adventure Agenda: Explore Thailand from home

    Your weekly Adventure Agenda: Explore Thailand from home

    Fake it ‘til you make it there. Homeboys and girls, sawasdee! This week we’re cyber couch surfing all the way over to Southeast Asia and the heart-stopping smiles of Thailand. Explore with live beach streams, Pad Thai cook alongs and beachside cocktail making classes. (There’s a quarantini joke in there somewhere, but someone got stuck […] More

  • Six places in Thailand that are seriously zen

    Six places in Thailand that are seriously zen

    There’s more to Thailand than buzzing cities, crazy-beautiful beaches and even crazier parties. Like sunrise Shavasanas with fellow yogis, broadening your mind whilst learning all about Buddhism, and finding your own slice of pristine sand with nobody else for miles. So if you’re wanting to emerge from the other side of your Thailand escape feeling […] More

  • The Best Day Trips from Split Croatia

    Zlatni rat Brac Island If spending an entire week island hopping in Croatia on a private sailing tour from Split is just too long, then a day trip or two from Split may be a perfect option. Luckily, Croatia’s a relatively compact country, so it’s definitely manageable to check out some amazing attractions like the […] More

  • The Best West Coast Road Trips

    The Best West Coast Road Trips

    Pin me! Recent times are forcing us to reevaluate the way we travel. Is it better near home? Could there be amazing adventures in our own backyards? While I’ve had time to think about how travel will look in the future, memories of the open road remind me of the power in a good road […] More

  • Best Camera Bag for Travel: Organized by Travel Style

    Best Camera Bag for Travel: Organized by Travel Style

    I’ve been traveling with a camera for a long time now, my cameras have changed, my camera bags have changed, and my needs have changed. However, after a decade of doing travel photography, I have found a few camera bags for travel that I love and use over and over again. History of Camera Bags […] More

  • 12 Things to See and Do in Bergen, Norway (Updated 2020)

    12 Things to See and Do in Bergen, Norway (Updated 2020)

    Posted: 5/25/2020 | May 25th, 2020 Enveloped by steep mountains and sitting next to the country’s deepest and longest fjord, Bergen is a small city tucked away on the west coast of Norway. Though home to only 220,000 people, there’s a surprising amount of things to see and do in this tiny city. You can […] More

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    Top Odisha Souvenirs Shopping In Bhubaneshwar, Puri & Konark

    Odisha is a lesser-known cultural hub of India. It has so many handcrafted souvenirs that you can pick up that you are literally spoilt for choices. Be it the state capital Bhubaneshwar or the artisan villages like Raghurajpur or the pilgrim towns like Puri, you can find some or the other Odisha souvenirs to shop. […] More

  • Where to See the Northern Lights in Canada

    Where to See the Northern Lights in Canada

    Pin me! In the eyes of the aurora hunter, few places can compete with Canada. It’s the second largest country in the world in terms of area, yet it’s one of the least densely populated with only four people per square kilometer. Combined with the country’s location in the auroral oval, Canada is the perfect […] More

  • My 4 Favorite Hostels in Toronto

    My 4 Favorite Hostels in Toronto

    Posted: 5/23/2020 | May 23rd, 2020 Toronto is Canada’s version of New York City. It’s a diverse, multicultural city with a vibrant nightlife, amazing food scene, and tons of fun things to see and do — no matter what season you visit in. While it may lack the historic charm of Montreal or the natural […] More

  • My 7 Favorite Hostels in Miami

    My 7 Favorite Hostels in Miami

    Posted: 5/23/2020 | May 23rd, 2020 Miami is a party city. There are just no two ways about it. People come here to get wild, visit nightclubs, lounge on the beach, and drink the nights away. While it’s not a city I particularly love, even I’ll admit they know how to have fun here. I’ve […] More

  • My Favorite 6 Hostels in Chicago

    My Favorite 6 Hostels in Chicago

    Posted: 5/23/2020 | May 23rd, 2020 Boasting a robust food scene (don’t miss Chicago-style pizza), fun nightlife, and plenty of green space, Chicago is not only one of my favorite cities in the US — it’s one of my favorite cities in the world! While the winters here are harsh, it’s a beautiful, green city […] More

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    Celebrating 10 Years of Blogging!

    Wow! I’ve been running this blog for 10 years. That makes this the longest job I’ve ever had! I certainly had no idea when sitting in a hostel in Australia, searching for what to call it, that it would take me on such an incredible journey. Let’s rewind to that point, and see how I […] More

  • Covid-19 Antibody Test Results

    Covid-19 Antibody Test Results

    Support Wade Shepard’s writing on this blog: ASTORIA, NYC- I got the test results back from the Covid-19 antibody test that I took a few days ago: Looks negative; unfortunately. I was counting on that piece of paper coming back positive. It was to be my “health passport.” Recent research on Covid-19 — and conventional […] More

  • The Ultimate Road Trip Essentials Checklist

    The Ultimate Road Trip Essentials Checklist

    Pin me! I’ve been on a fair amount of road trips in my day. From a camper van in Chile’s Atacama desert to Northern Thailand, the American Southwest and even Tahiti, there’s nothing as freeing as taking your own vehicle and sticking to your own timeline. Given it’s one of my favorite ways to travel, […] More

  • Your weekly Adventure Agenda: Explore Japan from home

    Your weekly Adventure Agenda: Explore Japan from home

    Fake it ‘til you make it there. The 2020 Olympics may have been postponed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still run rings around Japan – virtually at least. Go full stream ahead with 360° tours, a live feed of Nagano’s famous snow monkeys, and your own Japanese ‘on-nomi’ drinking party. No passport required, just […] More

  • 5 Tips for an Amazing Private Sailing Vacation from Split Croatia

    With most countries emerging from quarantine, more and more people are starting to dream of their next vacation. Croatia’s coastline near Split is so idyllic that it’s a natural place to start planning your next trip. You’ll find Roman ruins, stunning aquamarine water, olive groves, sleek resorts and great restaurants. If quiet is more your […] More

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    New York City Coronavirus Antibody Test Experience

    Support Wade Shepard’s writing on this blog: ASTORIA, NYC- The mayor of New York City proudly declared that a widespread Covid-19 antibody survey was about to begin and any New Yorker looking to find out if they had the virus could get tested for free. Cool — free stuff. I called up a nearby testing […] More

  • The Hands-Down Best Hiking Clothes for Women

    The Hands-Down Best Hiking Clothes for Women

    Pin me! When it comes to spending time in the great outdoors, I’m always looking to strike a balance between function, fashion, and comfort. When an item has all three aspects covered, I know I’ve found a winner. I’ve spent most of my life hiking outdoors and have finally found a recipe I can rely […] More

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    How to Calibrate A Monitor for Accurate Colors

    Monitor calibration is an important task for photographers. A properly calibrated monitor will accurately show you the colors in your images, so when you share or print them, you have done everything you can to ensure the final photo is seen as you intended. However it is a task that many people don’t do, or […] More

  • 7 Common Travel Myths That are Completely WRONG

    7 Common Travel Myths That are Completely WRONG

    Updated: 05/18/20 | May 18th, 2020 (Original post 3/9/15) Years ago, the website Earth Porm reposted my article “The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You’re Broke.” Not long after, social media maven and actor George Takei shared the post with his millions of Facebook fans (as a huge Star Trek geek and sci-fi nerd, I […] More

  • Travel films to watch | STA Travel Blog

    Travel films to watch | STA Travel Blog

    One of the perks of being in lockdown, is all the extra time we have to do all the things we say we never had time to do before. (Say that one quickly). Yoga, baking, binge watching the latest season of Money Heist in 48 hours. We’re not ignoring those classic films like The Beach, […] More

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    Kazakhstan – A Visual Introduction To The Beautiful Country

    Kazakhstan is the world’s ninth largest country in the world. As you would expect from such a large landmass, the geography of the country differs greatly from area to area. Northern parts of the country are predominantly steppe, the central desert, and the southern mountains. The country shares its borders with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, […] More

  • 14 Beautiful Quotes about Healing

    14 Beautiful Quotes about Healing

    Pin me! Seven years ago I was going through a particularly crushing breakup when a friend offered advice that I hadn’t considered before. She told me I needed to work on my self love. I didn’t understand what she meant back then, but it opened a door. We aren’t taught about emotional healing in traditional […] More

  • Day 61 Stuck In Kenya With No End On The Horizon

    Day 61 Stuck In Kenya With No End On The Horizon

    Just to recap on the situation here: Arrived in Kenya from Abidjan on March 12. Stayed in Nairobi for three days. Travelled to Naivasha to self-quarantine and have been here ever since. A few days after my arrival in Kenya, they imposed a self-quarantine rule. I did mine voluntarily. On March 25th Kenyan airspace for […] More

  • How to Plan a Road Trip

    How to Plan a Road Trip

    Pin me! There may be no better way to travel than a road trip. I’ve taken (too) many flights over the years, and each time I opt for a road trip instead of flying, I’m delighted with the experience. I’ve road tripped in Chile, Thailand, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania, Rwanda, New Zealand, Mexico, Tahiti, […] More

  • The 18 Best Things to See and Do in Helsinki in 2020

    The 18 Best Things to See and Do in Helsinki in 2020

    Posted: 05/14/20 | May 14th, 2020 As I landed in Helsinki, I didn’t really know what to expect. Out of all the capital cities in the area, Helsinki gets the least “buzz.” And, while small and not as “cool” as Stockholm or Copenhagen, Helsinki is a hip, modern capital home to a vibrant art and […] More

  • World Endangered Species Day: 7 ways to help from home

    World Endangered Species Day: 7 ways to help from home

    Icon, legend and knight (and all-around global treasure) Sir David Attenborough once said “It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for – the whole thing – rather than just one or two stars”. With this nugget of wisdom, we’re celebrating World Endangered Species Day on May 15 by looking at the world […] More

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    Alien Landscapes in Australia – Finding the Universe

    If you’re hankering to get off-planet and explore alien landscapes, your options for getting into space as a tourist are kind of limited and expensive right now. Plus, you can’t really go anywhere cool in space just yet, all you can do is float around a bit. Whilst floating around in space still sounds pretty […] More

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    Where to stay in Koh Tao: best hotels, resorts and hostels

    Home » Destinations » Where to stay in Koh Tao: best hotels, resorts and hostels Some of our links are affiliated, we will earn a commission when you buy a service or product. This will have no extra cost for you. For further info please refer to our Privacy Policy Koh Tao 💙 it gets […] More

  • Compression Socks for Travel: What, Why, and How

    Compression Socks for Travel: What, Why, and How

    2018 was the year travel nearly killed me. No, it wasn’t a close call driving in a foreign country which is how I always assumed I would get hurt traveling. Instead it was my long-distance flight from the US to India that nearly killed me. No, it wasn’t turbulence, terrorism, or mechanical failure. It was […] More

  • 18 Lockdown ways to help fight climate change

    18 Lockdown ways to help fight climate change

    Clearer skies, less pollution, more wildlife… if lockdown has taught us anything (other than the art of virtual pub quizzing and that Netflix needs to do another series of Cheer… immediately) it’s that small lifestyle changes, collectively, can have a real and noticeable impact on the environment. Fast becoming a nation of cupboard bakers, window […] More

  • The Perfect Car Camping Checklist

    The Perfect Car Camping Checklist

    Pin me! Before I ever picked up a backpack and climbed up mountains with it, I dipped my toe in with glamping and car camping. Even now, I love the flexibility of having an entire car – rather than just a backpack – to fit everything into. It feels, dare I say, luxurious? It may […] More

  • How to (Virtually) Travel the World

    How to (Virtually) Travel the World

    Posted: 5/11/2020 | May 11th, 2020 With the world on hold for the foreseeable, it’s going to be a long time before we get back on the road. Even as we begin to look to the summer, it’s likely that many destinations keep their doors shut to international travelers until the fall. But that doesn’t […] More

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    Guruvayur Temple – Lord Krishna’s Abode In God’s Own Country

    Guruvayur Temple is one of the popular temples in town by the same name, dedicated to Guruvayurappan – a form of Shri Vishnu. It is situated in the southern state of Kerala. Often referred to as Bhuloka Vaikuntha or Abode of Vishnu on Earth. The temple is maintained by Guruvayur Dewaswom which manages the activities. […] More

  • Best of the Be My Travel Muse: At-Home Reading Edition

    Best of the Be My Travel Muse: At-Home Reading Edition

    Itineraries and packing lists have their place. They’re helpful and an essential part of a travel blog. But let’s be honest, it’s hard to get immersed in reading a packing list. I love writing stories and long reads as well. Writing has been a long-time love of mine. I used to write long stories as […] More

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    Get A Signed Copy Of Ghost Cities Of China

    Published on May 10, 2020 by Wade Shepard Follow me on Twitter here. Support Wade Shepard’s writing on this blog: ASTORIA, NYC- A new batch of books have arrived. I now have 50 copies of Ghost Cities of China to sell at my speaking engagements (whenever they begin again) as well as to anyone who’d […] More

  • Vanguard VEO 2 Go 265HCBM tripod review

    Vanguard VEO 2 Go 265HCBM Tripod Review

    I believe that for a photographer, a tripod is an essential bit of kit. If you’re wondering why, you can read my guide to why you need a tripod here. As a travel photographer, there are many tripods to choose from, but there always appears to be some kind of trade-off. If you want stability, […] More

  • Zoom Conferences Suck

    Zoom Conferences Suck

    Support Wade Shepard’s writing on this blog: ASTORIA, NYC- I really hope that teleconferences are not something that sticks post-pandemic. I’ve been getting invitations to speak at remote conferences regularly since the world’s event ecosystem evaporated in March and I’ve regularly been turning these digital events down in rapid succession. This is partly out of […] More

  • Grow Mushrooms

    How to Grow Mushrooms at Home (A Step by Step DIY Guide)

    As many of us begin to look into producing food at home, it’s easy to become enamored with small vegetable plots and food forests. So much so that we may overlook mushrooms as a wonderful addition to the self-sufficient person’s pantry. But we can easily grow mushrooms at home for about the same amount of […] More

  • The Best Snorkeling on the Big Island of Hawaii

    The Best Snorkeling on the Big Island of Hawaii

    Ah, Hawaii. The Big Island is such an incredible place, and not just because of everything above water: the world below the surface of the ocean is equally breathtaking. Needless to say, snorkeling is one of those must-do activities when in Hawaii. With so much coastline to choose from, it might be difficult to know […] More

  • I went to Madison Wisconsin to Find Out

    I went to Madison Wisconsin to Find Out

    Madison is home of progressive ideas, cheese curds, and the brandy old fashioned. But what was it that made me get on a plane from Denver and travel to Madison in November, a brown, chilly part of the year for Madison? I wanted a travel experience. Madison calls them Essential Experiences, and they make up […] More

  • How to get to Koh Tao: travel guide with prices and timetables

    How to get to Koh Tao: travel guide with prices and timetables

    Home » Destinations » How to get to Koh Tao: travel guide with prices and timetables Some of our links are affiliated, we will earn a commission when you buy a service or product. This will have no extra cost for you. For further info please refer to our Privacy Policy Are you ready to […] More

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