The Saturday City: León

Located in northwest Nicaragua, León is a college town often overlooked by tourists who stay south, near Granada, Ometepe, and the beaches. However, given that the area has so much to do, I expected a lot of tourists but instead found mostly empty hostels and few gringos wandering the streets during my visit. I’ll tell you: all those absent travelers are missing out. León, a city filled with history, delicious food, outdoor activities, volcanoes, and nearby beaches, was one of the highligh...
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The Saturday City: Natchez, Mississippi

As the Southern cotton economy expanded on the back of slave labor in the early 1800s, towns designed to transport the cotton emerged on the Mississippi River: New Orleans, Memphis, Vicksburg, and Natchez. Located high on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, Natchez, Mississippi, was established by French colonists in 1716. The defensible strategic location ensured that it would become a pivotal center for trade. In the middle of the 19th century, the city attracted Southern planters, who ...
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10 Awesome Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

Every month (most of the time), Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice for solo female travelers as I obviously can’t talk expertly on the subject! She’s back this month with an awesome list of destinations for female travelers! Traveling solo is a unique opportunity to find out exactly who you are in completely new surroundings and without anyone around from your past to influence you. That can be a scary prospect, but the good news is there are ...
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8 Myths About Solo Female Travel Debunked

Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers to help cover the topics important and specific to them! She’s amazing and knowledgable. This month, we are starting the year off with some of the common myths people have about solo female travel! I had a lot of misconceptions about traveling alone before I went overseas. I thought it mi...
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Why It’s Never the Right Time to Travel

Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers to help cover the topics important and specific to them! She’s amazing and knowledgeable. This post covers why there will always be reasons not to travel and how there will never be the perfect time to go! Life is short — we have limited time to do the things that we really want to do. It...
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Why Road Trips are a Good Idea for Family Travel

On the third fourth Friday of every month, Cameron Wears from Traveling Canucks is here to give us tips and advice on how to travel better with your kids. This is an often-requested topic, so I’m excited to have him on the team!  As a newbie parent, the thought of traveling with your infant or toddler can feel like an overwhelming proposition. You don’t want to put your life on hold while you raise your little one, but, at the same time, you don’t want to take a trip that will be more of a he...
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7 Common Excuses People Use to Avoid Family Travel

On the third Friday Saturday of every month, Cameron Wears from Traveling Canucks is here to give us tips and advice on how to travel better with your kids (multiple articles). This is an often-requested topic so I’m excited to have him on the team! Here is this month’s article. Before having kids, we didn’t spend much time thinking about what travel would be like with little ones. We knew having kids would be a big part of our future and, like many newlyweds, we mistakenly assumed our days ...
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How this Family of 4 Traveled the World for $130 a Day

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a blog post on family travel on this website so today, I’m excited to introduce to you Cliff from Live Family Travel. His San Francisco based family spent ten months traveling the world on a career break. They homeschooled and enrolled their kids in schools overseas, spent time with family, saw the world, and bonded as a family. And, they did so, on a budget this nomad is impressed with. Today, Cliff is going to share how his family did it – and advice for o...
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