I moved to a small apartment in Fiji two years ago with my partner. We picked somewhere that was conveniently located, had a low chance of being broken into, and a spot we could leave unattended for a few weeks at a time. As a travel writer, I'm out of ...

 

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How to Make Your Housesitting Application Stand Out

I moved to a small apartment in Fiji two years ago with my partner. We picked somewhere that was conveniently located, had a low chance of being broken into, and a spot we could leave unattended for a few weeks at a time. As a travel writer, I’m out of the country regularly as is my partner, who works for an organization that sends him all throughout the South Pacific. One morning, a white...

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4 Ways to Explore Native American Heritage

In the month of November every year, the United States marks Native American Heritage month. Here are four ways to join in. Visit Visit a museum that focuses on Native Americans, such as Ah-Ta-Thi-Ki Museum in Florida and the Eiteljorg Museum in Indiana. Seek out Native American exhibits in museums which have broader areas of coverage. Find out if there are reservations near you which welcome...

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Head to Heidelberg for Winter Fun in Europe

Everyone knows that flight prices to Europe go down in winter, but in many places that’s for a good reason: in many towns there’s not a lot to see or do and most of the shops and restaurants are closed up for the off season. The cities are a different story, however, including the German ones like Heidelberg that look like something out of a fairy tale. That city gets especially...

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Eating Some Ears in the Czech Village of Štramberk

Štramberk is known as the Moravian Bethlehem, located in the Beskydy Mountains of the Czech Republic. Aside from just being gorgeous, this is a village where you can eat ears. Štramberk was formed in 1211 in the Moravian region which includes the eastern portion of the Czech Republic and a bit of the western part of Poland. Moravia is no longer an official region, but the locals consider it is....

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Can a Real Traveler Stay at an All-inclusive Resort?

A couple weeks ago I was on one of those trips that people think travel writers are on all the time. I was at a fancy boutique hotel in Playa del Carmen sipping cocktails by the roof deck pool and then staying at an all-inclusive Cancun luxury resort. Although I am editor of a publication that runs narrative travel stories about unique places and odd angles, there I was being part of a vacation...

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