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How to Take Awesome Travel Photos (a “Getting Out of Auto” Review)

Do you ever look at your travel photos and then look at someone else’s and think, “Wow, I am really behind in this photography thing!” I still very much feel this way, but you should have seen my shots years ago – centered subjects, poor lighting, no framing and definitely no rule of thirds considered. I would say I’ve come… Read more
August 3, 2011 · Continue Reading · 11
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Day 155: Checking Out of the Chicago Getaway Hostel, A Review

Day 155: Home again
In both Los Angeles and Chicago when Pat and I met up with local travelers and bloggers, we were asked often where we were staying. When we told them we were at a local hostel, just about everyone commented that they never even realized there were hostels in their city. It’s true. I never really thought… Read more
June 11, 2011 · Continue Reading · 5

Day 81: Travel Blog Success Review: New & Improved to Help Your Travel Blog Take You Further

Day 81: Travel Blogging Success, Finally
Want to have a super cool travel blog that makes you Internet famous, gets you free stuff and also contributes to your income, or perhaps all of it? Don’t we all… When I first started in this blogging game, I did it to share my passion with the world. It had a purpose of… Read more
March 22, 2011 · Continue Reading · 11

My Favorite Hostels RTW

Hostels make travel life interesting – not always in a good way – but with a stay in one, you never really know what you’ll get. It could be the best adventure of your life, or it could be no sleep and bed bugs that take over your memories of a place. Luckily, I’ve never had to deal with that… Read more
June 7, 2010 · Continue Reading · 9
For Your Viewing Pleasure... A Funny Video Review of My Travel Undies

For Your Viewing Pleasure… A Funny Video Review of My Travel Undies

A couple of months ago, I released the first Female Travel Underground newsletter on the topic of Travel Undies. In it, I did a brief write-up on the ever-so-famous Ex-Officio underwear since I am the proud owner of several pairs. Since then, I have decided to make my blog more lively with *hopefully* weekly video posts running on Wednesdays.… Read more
April 21, 2010 · Continue Reading · 42
The Lunatic Express

Reviewing Carl Hoffman's 'The Lunatic Express'

Wow. Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. Carl Hoffman, you must have outdone yourself on this one. Seeking out the world’s most dangerous forms of transportation while traveling to some of the craziest places? Please sir, give me more; this is by far the most outrageous RTW trip anyone has ever attempted. Rightfully named The Lunatic Express, Carl basically went on… Read more
March 22, 2010 · Continue Reading · 8

Reviewing 'Imagine: A Vagabond Story'

Grant Lingel’s ‘Imagine: A Vagabond Story’ Instead of dealing with the uncertainty of life that comes after university graduation like most other young Americans, Grant decides to head out on the journey of a lifetime. Just 7 credits shy of his own degree and only $300 to his name, he travels south to Mexico, Belize and Guatemala on a scandalous… Read more
September 16, 2009 · Continue Reading · 4

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