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5 Ways to Get Great Deals on Travel Gear

Do you hate paying retail for luggage, travel gear, or outdoor adventure clothing? Well it’s easy to avoid that if you get your timing right and follow a few simple strategies. Long-time readers know that I founded and ran a site
Bohemian Switzerland National Park in the Czech Republic

From Prague to Narnia: Exploring Bohemian Switzerland in the Czech Republic

Imagine riding a couple hours from tourist-packed Prague and hiking in a landscape that looks like it came right out of The Chronicles of Narnia. It’s not a dream: you can easily do it by heading north to Bohemian Switzerland in
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Short-term Travel Bargain Opportunity in Turkey

With the bottom falling out of the Turkish currency market, is it time to jump on an opportunity and travel there? I once lived in Turkey as a young English teacher, at a time when hardly any Americans seemed to visit
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My Favorite Travel Gear Brands: Adidas Outdoor

When you hear the brand Adidas you may think of cleats worn by injury-faking soccer players or perhaps the shoes on the feet of tennis stars, but the Adidas Outdoor division puts out plenty of great gear for travel and the
Gretchen Parlato at the Montreal International Jazz Festival

A Great Live Music Value: The Montreal Jazz Festival

Officially known as the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal in French-speaking Quebec, the largest jazz music festival in the world is one of the best-organized and best-sounding ones I’ve ever been to. Plus most of the events are free. I