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Mediterranean Packing Guide

Jan 15th, 2014 Greg Garcia, Packing Tips

Afraid of looking like a tacky American? Here are some tips to add some style and stay packable. Fashion designers in the U.S. always look to countries in Mediterranean Europe for inspiration. There is a reason for this. They are very snazzy dressers, both men and women. From a European’s point of view they dress… Read More

Destination: Guatemala

Jan 9th, 2014 Central America, Destination Guides, South America

The most colorful country in Central America, Guatemala basks in traditional Mayan culture and Spanish colonial influence. This land of friendly people and lush geography boasts working cocoa farms, ancient ruins, fascinating churches, thriving festivals, rumbling volcanoes, resplendent cloud forests and busy markets, as well as a rich culture of great coffee and chocolate. Antigua… Read More

Destination: New York City

Oct 10th, 2013 Destination Guides, North America

When New York City lights up during the winter months with twinkling trees, skating rinks, festive events and holiday cheer, the glitter of the Big Apple practically bursts at the seams. Come along as we introduce you to some of our favorite sights and delights that showcase this great city in the best season of… Read More

Destination: Provence

Sep 19th, 2013 Destination Guides, Europe

Stretching languidly from the Alps down to the azure Mediterranean, this region in southeastern France boasts mountains, thermal waters, the Riviera and fields of lavender. Home to potters, painters, merchants and movie stars, it’s the perfect fall travel destination. Join us as we explore this sunny corner of the world to idle in country manors,… Read More

Cities We Love

Sep 8th, 2013 Destination Guides, Special Interest/Seasonal Travel

More than half the world’s population now lives in cities, but only a few cities have earned the moniker “great.” Some are “Eternal” (Rome), some inspire eternal love (Paris), while others seem to be eternally on the verge of slipping beneath the waves (Venice). This month we revisit some old favorites and discover even more… Read More

Thar Be Dragons Here- The Komodo Story

Sep 5th, 2013 Asia, Greg Garcia

It’s 7am and already 90+ degrees. As I survey my surroundings of rolling hills swathed in a mantle of dry, golden grasses, I could easily be in the coastal hinterlands of my Northern California home. The occasional lontar palm tells me that I am not. A rustle in the low grass to my left, followed… Read More