You’ll never talk alone

Now, this is good news! With a large touchscreen, noise-cancelling microphones and a text-to-translate camera, Pocketalk is able to create connections across 74 different languages. The sleek design is equipped with high-quality, noise-cancelling microphones and two powerful speakers so it’s easy to have full conversations, even in noisy environments. The camera instantly recognizes and translates text, the written word, and…

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Unencumbered Umbria

The gentler, less gilded neighbour of Tuscany, Umbria enjoys a lower profile and seems less troubled by tourism. The “green heart of Italy” doesn’t have an endless stream of visitors plying between their checklist of big-drawer Tuscan Renaissance cities, just miles of undulating hills carpeted in sunflowers, tobacco or untamed bosco (woodland). Read more courtesy of APlaceInTheSun.com  

Parking in Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia, is a slice of paradise with snow-capped coastal mountains, old-growth rainforest, and sandy beaches along its shore. It is no surprise that this city, with all its natural beauty, has plenty of parks for all to enjoy. Read more courtesy of TravelAwaits.com  

Five passports for you

When you’re traveling, if you like what you see and want to remain abroad for a little longer than a couple of weeks, you typically only have a few months. Failure to leave when you’re supposed to could result in deportation or an indefinite ban from the country. However, there are a few ways around the limit — you could…

Flights – 50% off

An island in Italy is offering to pay for half of your plane ticket, as well as a night at a hotel and your attraction entry fees in a bid to encourage tourists to return. Sicily, located off the south of Italy, is attempting to lure foreign visitors back to the island after the lockdown ends on May 4. Read…

Le Petite Venice de Colmar

Do you know about the Little Venice of Colmar? It’s the name of a district located in the pretty city of Colmar in Alsace.  I know, I know… you are gonna say that it is just one more “Little Venice”: each time there is a canal somewhere, the place is given the name of the Italian city. You are not wrong, but trust me: the Little Venice of…

Journeywomen

In 1984 when I first started traveling solo I had no one to mentor me. If there were other women around my age doing what I was doing I had no way of finding them. After all, we hadn’t yet gotten to a point in cyber history where most people had computers in their homes. The terms ‘blog’ and ‘bloggers’…

Not the straight and narrow

Mapping the Gay Guides visualizes local queer spaces’ evolution between 1965 and 1980 At first glance, Bob Damron’s Address Book reads like any other travel guide. Bars, restaurants, hotels and businesses are grouped by city and state, their names and addresses listed in alphabetical order. An introductory note reassures readers that the information contained within the volume is up-to-date, while classifications written in…

No fixed address

Morton Jablin lives a simple life. He wakes early, showers, dresses, has breakfast and begins his day. He enjoys tea in the afternoon and fish for his evening meal. He’s not much different than you and me, with one exception: Morton Jablin lives on a cruise ship. Read more courtesy of GoNomad.com  

Rain forest jazz

Lush, unspoiled St. Lucia has a growing fan base. Some of its vacationers are music lovers, letting loose at the springtime St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival, or adrenaline junkies, testing their limits climbing The Pitons or zip lining through the Chassin region’s rain forest. Others are honeymooners, unwinding on one of the island’s chalky beaches or holing up in one of…

Vancouver maneuvers

Vancouver – a city regularly voted “the World’s most livable”. With breezes that carry the scents of nature and aromas of all the urban delights you’d expect from a city, it’s easy to understand why visitors flock to this Canadian city. When ready, browse vacation packages to Vancouver: https://www.expedia.com/Vancouver.d17…  

Mujer-BnB

(Say it out loud) If you’ve ever felt unsafe while traveling, you’re not alone. According to a recent SAP Concur survey, over 50% of women polled said they’ve changed their travel arrangements because they felt unsafe. But now there’s a rental platform aiming to change the status quo for women seeking to travel without fear of risky accommodations. Read more courtesy of refinery29.com

Happy trails, city slicker

If you’re one of the roughly 80% of Americans who lives in an urban area, you know how important it is to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Thankfully, the 25 most populous U.S. cities are each home to beautiful, well-maintained trails that can easily connect city-dwellers to the great outdoors. Check out these well-loved walking routes, which…

What’s new, New Brunswick?

Saint John is the biggest city in the province of New Brunswick. It’s a quaint, lively town with an interesting history as one of the first places those loyal to the British fled during the American Revolution. It sits on the picturesque Bay of Fundy, full of sailing boats bobbing around on the highest tides in the world. Read more…

De la Seoul

Seoul’s 25 districts, each with its own distinct personality, make up this booming 24-hour megacity that is at once a vision of the past and the future. From world-class (Seoul food) to mountain-hiking trails on your doorstep, South Korea’s capital has something for everyone. Read more courtesy of LonelyPlanet.com  

The notorious Spring Break

Parents, look away now. Spring break is one of America’s most notorious travel periods. It’s the prize you win for surviving a long, dark, cold winter. It’s a time that encourages running off to somewhere warm to let loose after spending a season chapped, bundled up and longing for the sun’s healing rays. To make the most out of your…

“Dear, ocean. I think about you all the time.”

The website Wavecation has existed in one form or another since the early 2000s. Originally a passion project of Matt Thomson, it long functioned as a lo-fi repository of beachfront rental properties near good surf breaks. In 2018, longtime users Juan Dulanto and Ren Fuller-Wasserman reached out to Thompson to inquire about his future plans for the site. With a…

Poleis – Greek for influential cities. Here’s a new find.

When talking about influential cities, or poleis, in Ancient Greece, the ones that usually come to mind are Athens and Sparta. But the regions controlled by those cities may have been just as relevant, too. An example is ancient Thouria – located on the outskirts of what is now the southern city of Kalamata – often referenced as one of the…

Rock the cashbar

The Belgian capital swings to jazz, dance and the avant garde, as well as pleasing rock fans, at multi-stage venues and intimate clubs Ancienne Belgique More than a century old, AB, as the locals call it, is a medium-size venue for rock, electronic, jazz, global, experimental and pop acts and is in the city centre, close to the Bourse (stock…

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