The Educated Traveler: Empower Yourself to Save Your Vacation
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For many of us, opportunities to travel are few and far between. In the USA, the average worker earns only ten vacation days a year, which means every moment spent away from work has to count. Adam and … Read More

1 Day in Panama City, Panama
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True to form, Adam and I didn’t have a lot of time to explore Panama City. Our trip to Panama was a true weekend trip; we left in the late afternoon on a Friday and were back home … Read More

Transiting the Panama Canal: One Day, Two Oceans, Three Locks
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When the alarm went off at 5:15 AM—only five hours since I laid my head on a pillow, weary after a night of bad weather and delayed flights—I jumped up as if it were hours later, as if … Read More

A Day in Pennsylvania’s Amish Country
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It took Adam and I about three hours to make the drive from our home in the Washington, DC area to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A three-hour drive is just short enough that we don’t usually break up the … Read More

A Visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau: Why We Can Never Forget
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One of the best benefits to traveling is when history makes the leap from the pages of history books to real life. There is often something magical about the moment you set your eyes on something you have … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Kentucky Bourbon and the Bourbon Trail
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When you think of Kentucky, chances are you’ll first think of its famous derby, affectionately known as the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. Once the lightning fast horses gallop through your mind—and you have perhaps then thought about … Read More

15 Must-Try Foods in Krakow, Poland
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Our trip to Krakow, Poland was motivated by pierogies. I want to say it was motivated by history, culture, or medieval architecture— all of the things we loved discovering when we did our walking tour of Krakow— but … Read More

A Day in Krakow, Poland: 8 Things to See
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Our visit to Morocco ended on a Thursday, and as Adam and I looked at return flights t occurred to us that extending our vacation wasn’t out of the question; with a long weekend’s worth of time, we … Read More

Movie Studios to Monkey Fingers: 10 Off the Beaten Path Stops in Morocco
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In Morocco, it’s a good idea to expect the unexpected. That rule of thumb kept us from being too surprised when a motorbike passed within inches of us on the streets or when our dinner was interrupted by … Read More

Camel Trekking and Desert Camping in the Sahara
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Riding a camel across the desert is an item on plenty of people’s bucket lists, and for years it sat toward the top of mine. When we decided to visit Morocco I was thrilled that my dream was … Read More

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