Is the Chinatown bus worth it?

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My friends will tell you that I’m a sucker for a good deal. This goes for pencil skirts as well as airfare. When it comes to traveling from Boston to New York city, there is no better deal than the Chinatown bus. Not only is it less than $50 round-trip, but the bus drops you […]

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The Algarve: Driving Southern Portugal

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Portugal’s southern coast is one of breathtaking beauty. The Algarve region is a popular summer destination, famous for its beaches, but there is plenty to see and do year around. Hiking: A three-hour drive from Lisbon, the mountain town of Monchique is a refreshing and off the beaten path destination. Beautiful vistas are everywhere and […]

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Top Things to do in Lisbon

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If you’re in love with Europe’s cobblestoned streets of the past, Lisbon is the place for you. Okay, so my first suggestion is not something you must do, but something you must eat. Pastéis de Belém (pash-TAYSH duh ba-LINE) refers to the popular pastry dating back to the Portuguese medieval period. It is egg-based and […]

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How to Pack for a Safari, in a Carry-on

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I like it when my luggage arrives at my final destination. Fortunately, it always has. This past summer was my first trip to Africa, and I had heard stories of bags going missing en route to Tanzania. There was no way I was going to risk losing my baggage. So I decided to pack everything […]

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The Day Travel Changed Me

Getting from here to there in Tanzania.

  I had traveled over 7,000 miles by plane to reach Kathmandu. After a hair-raising ride in a tiny taxi with holes in the floor, I arrived safely at the hotel. Perfect timing for a shower. Apparently, a cockroach thought so, too. The creepy critter was making his way across the bathroom floor, an unwelcome […]

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