Posts Tagged ‘all about travel’

Who needs oceans when there are so many great lakes?

Nearly everyone enjoys a trip to the ocean. The sound of the surf, the smell of the salt air, the view stretching out to the horizon. But the ocean isn’t the only place one can enjoy a water vacation. There are lakes, as well. And the Brilliant Trips website ran an interesting feature a while back on some of […]

Riel World photo – Krakow, Poland

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Krakow, Poland Cobblestoned lane and outdoor cafe just off Market Square in the center of Krakow’s Old Town.

On the American road with Paul Theroux

Are you a fan of the American travel writer Paul Theroux? Do you like road trips? Then you may appreciate this article from Smithsonian Magazine, written by Theroux and titled “Taking the Great American Road Trip.” Theroux writes about taking a cross-country road trip recently for the first time in his life, which is somewhat surprising for […]

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, […]

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.

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