Dressing for cold weather travel on a budget

Snowy Day at Liberty Park, Salt Lake City

Last week I boarded a direct flight from 80-degree days into a winter storm warning. I didn’t have the funding to purchase a new winter wardrobe so I had to improvise. I pulled clothing layers and boots from my backpacking gear and bought a warm coat at a discount shop before leaving Florida. I’m staying […]






Want to travel more? Let remote office tools set you free

A man is working with a nootebook outdoors

If you could work remotely, would you spend more time traveling? If the answer is “yes” then you are where I was just over a year ago. I knew I wanted to travel, but I still had to keep a business running, so I set out to find the remote office tools I needed to […]






Six reasons to stay in a hostel on your next trip

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Hostels are a popular choice for budget travelers across the world. Contrary to popular belief, they are not just for youth; you will find all ages and even families. While saving is a big advantage, it isn’t the only reason to choose a hostel; there are many other benefits to choosing a hostel instead of […]






All-inclusive ski vacations in Italy… a simple getaway

Half-pipe Snowboard Word Championship 2009 Bardonecchia - Photo by Tonic Tonic on Flickr

I’ve had fun adding more international guest-posts to the blog recently. This one explores Italy’s all-inclusive ski resorts. Enjoy…   Italy is a beautiful nation rich in culture and an ideal choice for an all-inclusive break. The country is a popular winter sports destination and boasts some excellent resorts if you’re after a truly luxurious […]






Exploring the Greek Island of Rhodes

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Today’s guest post has me adding a new destination to my travel wish-list…. Enjoy! Greece is an eternally popular holiday destination that enthralls and delights visitors year after year, and it’s certainly not hard to see why. From its ancient architecture and mythical tales of gods and beasts, to its golden sands and soaring rugged […]






Out on a ledge in Zion National Park

Another good photo op along our hike to Observation Point. This one didn't bother me as much....

“Nope, no way, I’m not climbing out on that rock so you can take a picture,” was the last thing I said before climbing out on that rock just off the Observation Point Trail in Zion National Park. Confession time, “The Active Explorer” is afraid of heights, not all heights, just natural ledges when I’m […]