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Join us, a National Geographic author and freelance writers for tips and inspiration to journey around the world.
Conductor Caitlin Bailie, who also does a highly entertaining interpretive dance for explaining safety regulations, leads passengers in a toast with the signature Rocky Mountaineer beverage: orange juice and peach bubbly from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. All...read more
Australia and New Zealand kept calling our names, but let’s face it, they are a long way from home. I was a little overwhelmed by the complicated planning aspects of trying to fly around the huge continent of Australia and how to navigate both islands in New...read more
Walking in the Maritime Alps leads to the Mediterranean Coast Rocky, snowcapped Alps tumble down to the dazzling waters of the Mediterranean coast along the French and Italian border. My love of France and its sleepy villages fueled my choice to hike through this...read more
By Marybeth Bond/GutsyTraveler The tourist season, when we have lots of out-of-town visitors is almost here and we're gearing up for it. Here are our suggestions of where to go beyond “must see” tourist places: Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Ghirardelli, and The Golden...read more
From ski slopes with stunning vistas to fine food at the top of the world, the Austrian Alps roll out the welcome mat. Not far from the violin harmonies of Mozart in the gilded halls of Salzburg, I discovered a quieter perfection - the sound of a gurgling mountain...read more
Roof top bars with live jazz at sunset, romantic restaurants, elegant inns and a pervading ambiance of old glamour entice those with romance on their minds to visit charming, historic Charleston. Cobblestone streets and stately squares make for enchanting ambles and...read more
Imagine a glimmering, youthful city like San Francisco or Cape Town, built around water, with hundreds of bays and 37 beaches – that’s Sydney. And add a cosmopolitan vibe, sophisticated, athletic, loveable Aussies, safe bike paths and a world class culture to the...read more
Is it possible to travel in Norway on a tight budget? Yes. We found a way. Last summer my partner and I hiked hut to hut above deep fjords, drove scenic remote roads, soaked in panoramic views of sheer mountain faces and camped, under the never setting midnight sun....read more
Hut-to-hut hiking and Freedom Camping is the way to go in Norway if you love the outdoors and want stay on a budget. Last summer my partner and I hiked above deep fjords, slept in comfy huts, drove scenic remote roads, soaked in panoramic views of sheer mountain faces...read more
Berlin is top of the list for cities that are “in” right now and here's how to do it on a budget. Twenty-six friends from California, New York, and London joined my partner and me last summer to share the cost of a modern, industrial loft for a week. We cooked many...read more
As avid travelers, we want to share the best travel apps we have found useful before and during our journeys worldwide. Walking tours anytime by local experts Detour, is a cool new app for people who hate conventional walking tours (meeting with large groups at an...read more
Then nightlife in Berlin is world famous with clubs that feature gardens, a swimming pools with a swing, a fake beach, beach, even a large tree house offering fluffy pillows and couches. Be prepared to dance all night and 'til 10 am and to listen to top quality...read more