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A Budget-Friendly Wellness Retreat In Ecuador's 'Valley of Longevity'

A Budget-Friendly Wellness Retreat In Ecuador's 'Valley of Longevity' As soon as you step off the bus into Vilcabamba in Ecuador, you'll be amazed at how rural and small the town feels. Surrounded by the Andes Mountains and lush valleys, Vilcabamba is a tranquil place where you go to clear your mind and get away. Upon closer inspection,...

Unusual Tourist Attraction: Japanese City Unveils World's Largest Toilet

Unusual Tourist Attraction: Japanese City Unveils World's Largest Toilet While most travelers spend time visiting sites like churches, castles, parks and museums, Ichihara City in the Chiba Prefecture of Japan is hoping to bring in tourists with a new kind of attraction: the world's largest toilet. In fact, they're so hopeful that the unusual...

Nakation Nation: Nudist Resorts And Beaches Solve Airline Baggage Fee Woes

Nakation Nation: Nudist Resorts And Beaches Solve Airline Baggage Fee Woes And from the, "OMFG" department comes this information, via press release: The American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) "encourages wholesome family nude recreation ["Nakations"] in appropriate settings such as designated nude beaches and AANR-member resorts, or...

How To Stay Sane While Backpacking

How To Stay Sane While Backpacking While travel is often thought of as being a luxurious and fun break from reality, there are times when you'll probably feel like you're losing your mind. Moving around can be exhausting, and being away from home can make you feel scattered. To help you stay sane on the road,...

Relaxing At The World's Highest Beer Spa In La Paz, Bolivia

Relaxing At The World's Highest Beer Spa In La Paz, Bolivia At 11,975 feet above sea level, the city of La Paz in Bolivia is pretty high. In fact, it is the highest "de facto" capital city in the world. Because of this, it's not uncommon to experience some kind of reaction to the altitude. To help your body relax, backpackers can...

Travel Partners From Hell

Travel Partners From Hell For those debating whether to travel in a group or go solo, you'll want to read this. Just because you get along with someone at happy hour or Sunday morning spin class, doesn't mean it'll be smooth sailing on the road. After backpacking around the world for five years, both...

The Ultimate Wedding Season Packing List

The Ultimate Wedding Season Packing List There comes a time in every man's life when they realize that (1) all of their friends are getting married and (2) all of their vacation days are spent hopping from ceremony to ceremony. Welcome to wedding season, a period of time that can last anywhere from one...

Tips For Staying Fit On The Road

Tips For Staying Fit On The Road At home I'm a health and fitness nut working out six days a week and eating a diet high in nutritional value. While this can sometimes be hard to maintain on the road, it isn't impossible. To help you stay in shape while traveling, here are some tips. Stop Thinking You're...

For These Ladies, Paragliders Offered The Ultimate View Of Iceland. (Video)

Paragliding pilots have the ultimate perch to get out and see the world. For two Icelandic women, a planned camping trip to the highlands of their country turned into one of the most mesmerizing videos I've come across. In July 2011 two girls borrowed a 4x4, filled it...

Sleeping In Seattle: The Consequences Of SAD

Sleeping In Seattle: The Consequences Of SAD I recently mentioned my somewhat reluctant decision to relocate from Seattle when the right opportunity presents itself (A job and nice one bedroom in Berkeley, North Oakland or Boulder anyone? Anyone?). While my move was precipitated by a layoff in February, I've known...

Five Things You Can Do On Earth Day To Save Natural Resources

Five Things You Can Do On Earth Day To Save Natural Resources Earth Day is upon us, and even if you're not planning to celebrate our planet's making it through another year (what global warming?), there are still some simple measures you can take to show your gratitude. Love your Mother, you know? Whether you're on the road or at...

Budget Travel Zen: 10 Free/Donation-Based Yoga Studios In The US

Budget Travel Zen: 10 Free/Donation-Based Yoga Studios In The US Knotted shoulders... stiff necks... flight delay anxiety... pent-up aggression toward the armrest-hogger seated next to you on the plane. Travel certainly has its ways of winding you up, and there's nothing like a great yoga class to wind back down. But with trendy...

An off-season weekend getaway to Cape May, New Jersey

An off-season weekend getaway to Cape May, New Jersey A few weeks ago I felt the urgent, desperate need to flee New York City. There was something about the city's noise, its attitude, its frenetic pace that was driving me out of my mind. I felt caged in by the narrow tenement buildings of my Lower East Side...

A hot date at NYC's Russian & Turkish Baths

A hot date at NYC's Russian & Turkish Baths "So what are you doing tonight, Jimmy?" As I listen to the question, I gasp for air. Steam clouds my eyes as sweat drips down my face. The smell of eucalyptus hangs heavy in the air. "My wife, she thinks I'm gonna bring her flowers or take her out for...

Travel Smarter 2012: Travel tips for health and wellness

Travel Smarter 2012: Travel tips for health and wellness Films like "Contagion" (which I very much enjoyed, and not just because Gwyneth Paltrow bites it within the first 10 minutes) instill a paranoia in the public consciousness about the hazards of air travel. It's true, however, that most public transportation is the...

Outside magazine's inaugural 'Travel Awards' winners

Outside magazine's inaugural 'Travel Awards' winners With twenty-three categories and every continent up for consideration, the competition is fierce, but today Outside magazine released its picks for its new Outside Travel Awards. The winners include everything from travel companies and locales to cameras, suitcases,...

Galley Gossip: Even flight attendants deserve the right to choose pants

Galley Gossip: Even flight attendants deserve the right to choose pants In a magazine I read years ago, a bigwig working for an international Asian carrier was quoted stating, "Passengers wouldn't dare yell at a flight attendant wearing a dress." It felt like a snide remark directed toward flight attendants in the United States who prefer to...

Wellness when traveling now more than a trip to the gym

Wellness when traveling now more than a trip to the gym When we think of wellness when traveling, thoughts turn to the exercise facility at a hotel. Maybe a walk on a beach comes to mind or the extra exercise we might get naturally at a destination we visit. That's a good place to start but hotels are taking that idea a step or...

10 sexy sites from around the world

10 sexy sites from around the world Forget castles, churches, fine art galleries, and history museums; the sites on this list celebrate the thing almost everyone has in common, sex. From penis parks to fertility shrines to bondage demonstrations, these sexy sites from around the world will make your trip a bit...

Gadling gear review: Clever Travel Companion secret-pocket tank top and underwear

Gadling gear review: Clever Travel Companion secret-pocket tank top and underwear When going abroad, one of the biggest concerns for travelers is keeping their valuables safe from pick-pocketers. While fanny packs may be a decent option, they're also a dead giveaway that you're a tourist, making you an even easier target for getting ripped off. Then there...

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