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

7 American Civil War Battlefields Near Washington, DC
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Stephanie and I have always had an interest in history. Although we both grew up in different parts of the United States, one of the things we love most about living in the Washington, DC area is that … Read More

New Mexico’s Singing Road on Route 66
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Everyone knows the famous Route 66; it’s an iconic piece of Americana that attracts tourists from around the globe. However, did you know there is a stretch of Route 66 in New Mexico that plays the song “America … Read More

Dubrovnik Wine Tour: Plavac Mali on the Pelješac Peninsula
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After a week and a half of early mornings, late nights, train rides, plane rides, border crossings, and averaging walks of more than ten miles each day throughout five countries in Europe, Adam and I had earned a … Read More

Pisa and Cinque Terre in Just One Day
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Florence is a beautiful city. There’s no denying it; stand anywhere, look to the right or left, and you’re very likely to find a centuries-old statue looking back at you. It seemed that every street ended at a … Read More

What’s Beyond the Horizon? [Infographic]
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Have you ever gone to the beach, looked out at the ocean extending toward the horizon, and wondered what’s directly across from you? Imagine if you could just start walking in a straight line until you reached the … Read More