5 Things You Should Bring On A Long-Distance Train Trip

Long-distance train rides can be a relaxing cross-country adventure — watching the landscape pass, meeting fellow travelers, playing cards, or reading in the observation car — or a long and uncomfortable ride. Your experience will depend on your mindset and how prepared you are before departing. A few important items can make all the difference…

The Best Things To Do In Door County, Wisconsin In The Winter

Life slows down in Door County, Wisconsin, in the wintertime. The area is a popular summer destination, but the winter is Door County’s quiet season. Still, you’ll find an abundance of winter outdoor activities like hiking and ice fishing. If you prefer to stay warm, Door County’s got something for you, too: You can shop,…

10 Tips for Traveling Gluten-Free

Traveling gluten-free and with food allergies is possible, you need to know how to navigate the barriers which surround eating out when you visit. Guest post by: Elikqitie, creator of the Travel Gluten Free Podcast It’s hard enough to live with celiacs and gluten intolerance, or a gluten allergy. Trying to navigate supermarkets, restaurants, or…

Twenty Things To Do In Reno-Tahoe in 2020

A New Year’s Bucket List For Adventurous Activities, Curious Finds, and Cultural Discoveries 1. Walk or Bike along Lake TahoeEnjoy the vistas of Lake Tahoe from the new East Shore Trail, running from Incline Village to Sand Harbor. The three-mile trail offers direct access to beaches, hidden coves and pristine views of the lake. Walk,…

7 Great Day Trips From Reno, Nevada

When Nevada Tourism offered me the chance to visit several cities near Reno, I jumped at the opportunity. Other than Las Vegas, I was unfamiliar with the state and looked forward to visiting Western Nevada for several days. Each of these cities is in close proximity to Reno yet has diverse topography and cultures —…

Damiana Liqueur: Herbal Aphrodisiac or Urban Legend?

Before departing on a recent trip to La Paz, Mexico, I heard about a mythical spirit called damiana liqueur.Always interested in herbal remedies and tinctures, I was eager to taste and learn more about this liqueur made from the damiana plant that grows well in Baja California Sur’s desert climate. It’s said that the damiana…

How to Throw Out Your Phone on a Summer Road Trip

When you go on your summer vacation, can you also take a vacation from your smartphone? Can you give Facebook and Instagram a rest and enjoy conversing with the people around you rather than constantly scrolling, posting, and checking for comments from your legion of followers? Critics of chronic users of smartphones and social media…

La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico – Itinerary

Tucked away on the eastern side of the Baja California Sur, an approximately two-hour drive north of Cabo San Lucas, travelers will find La Paz. This charming destination is ideally situated along the peaceful waters of the Sea of Cortez. Named “the world’s aquarium” by renowned French marine biologist Jacques Cousteau, it is considered one…

Discover Virginia by Train on the Northeast Regional

From Prince William County to Hampton, explore a variety of history and food in these five Virginia cities. Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train runs daily from Boston to Washington D.C., and south of D.C. through Virginia. With multiple departures daily, it’s an ideal mode of transportation to visit several Virginia cities along the route. Begin your…