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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Travelers

Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll have been on the road for quite a while now. It’s been well over two years since they left their jobs to travel the world, take photographs and write about their experiences, which they do very well on their blog Uncornered Market. It stands to reason that they would have […]

Fall foliage trip through quintessential New England

It’s prime season for leaf-peeping and, while there are wonderful foliage drives in nearly every region of North America, the destination that is almost always associated with the spectacle of autumn is New England. A fall foliage drive can mean a lot more than just beautiful fall views, however. If you plan it correctly, you […]

Best North American cities for music lovers

Recently, I showed you a road trip that delved into the roots of American music, with destinations connected to the birth of jazz, blues, soul, bluegrass, country and rock ‘n roll. But what about contemporary music? What are the best cities in North America today for music lovers? The Society of American Travel Writers recently […]

A road trip into the roots of American music

A lot of great music has been made in the United States, and much of it has roots in the South. In fact, if you journey through just a few southern states, you can have a fascinating time exploring the roots of jazz, blues, soul, bluegrass, country, and rock and roll. You can experience even more of the […]

Riel World photo – Independence Hall, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania In this photo are two of the most famous sites related to American independence. In the foreground is the Liberty Bell, silhouetted against a background that includes Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed.

‘Stop consuming things and start experiencing life’

That’s a philosophy that John Bardos tries to take to heart and live by. There are a lot of people out there who have taken the risk to travel, to make a career break, or to live a so-called unconventional life. John is one of them. He runs a blog called Jet Set Citizen, about […]

Riel World photo – Salzburg, Austria

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Salzburg, Austria Do you like The Sound of Music? Then you may recognize the Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria, where a famous musical scene was filmed for the movie.

Drives of a lifetime

What are the most spectacular drives in the world? National Geographic Traveler seems to enjoy taking a spin around this topic and they just came out with another feature that covers some of “the world’s greatest scenic routes.” Here are just a few of their choices: Amalfi Coast, Italy– The Costiera Amalfitana, or Amalfi Coast, […]

Running cultures

There are so many interesting cultures around the world, with their own traditions and ways of life, but never before have I come across an article on running cultures. Yes, a culture in which long distance running is a way of life, as much a part of the people’s heritage as their food and their […]

Riel World photo – Mesa Verde, Colorado

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Mesa Verde, Colorado Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park. The largest known cliff dwelling in North America, with 150 rooms, it was occupied during the 12th and 13th centuries by the Ancient Pueblo Indians.

The benefits of traveling with children

Most of us don’t need to be reminded of the challenges of traveling with children, but how often do we stop to consider the benefits that we also get from taking a trip with our sons and daughters? Karen Banes has an interesting take on this topic in an article she recently published for BootsnAll. It’s a […]

Road trip through literary California

In May, I introduced you to the possibilities of a road trip through literary New England. It seems an ideal combination of activities for lovers of both travel and literature. Well, I figured it was time to explore a similar journey, only this time on the West Coast. So now I present to you a […]

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