How the Bucket List Family Travels the World

You’ve probably seen them before. The Bucket List Family has been profiled by People, Today, and most recently on the homepage of Yahoo. This family of four -- parents Garrett and Jessica Gee, and kids...
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Why I’m Proud to Call Myself a Tourist

"And this," my tour guide says with a sense of reserved passion, "Is where the Berlin Wall once stood." His tone is somber, but there is unmistakably a sort of electric zeal in his words that he cannot hold...
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Do I Even Want to Go Off the Beaten Path?

When I first stepped off of the ferry that took me from Athens to Tinos -- a smaller, cheaper alternative to Mykonos -- I didn't realize that I had gone off the beaten path. After all, I was on a route that...

Watch Your Manners in the Japanese Countryside

Though most of Japan follows a certain mannerism in the way they greet, dress, eat and live, the touristy areas are more forgiving of westerners “trying” to assimilate in the culture. Once you get to the...

Don’t Take My Word For It: Hikes, Hits and Highways

“Wherever yer goin’, I’ll take yeh there.” The grizzled man leans over two empty seats in his battered white Chevy truck so that we can hear him over the roar of the Oregon highway. It’s Memorial Day...