Best Time to Travel to Europe

Taking that big trip abroad to the destination of your dreams is full of excitement, and not a small bit of anxiety. You want everything to be perfect. Perfect weather, the sites completely to yourself, and all for a bargain price. Setting healthy expectations is important, but there are a few things you can do to try to better your odds, and one of the most significant factors you can plan for is the time of year you visit. That's right, the time of year you decide to travel influences many things, from the size of the crowds you're competing with, expenses for all tourism related activities, and of course the weather.

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Forget Bucket Lists - Make This Your Top Travel Goal

What are those travel stories that you’ll be telling people for years to come? This question gave me pause. For me, was it hiking 60 miles and over 15,000 ft. elevation to Machu Picchu? Climbing from Yosemite’s valley floor to the top of Half Dome? Swimming with a couple dozen sharks in the waters of Tahiti? Without a doubt, these were all once in a lifetime experiences. But what if I told you there was something more, something deeper, that travel can give you, if you just know where to look?

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Greece: Finding Your Greek Isle

Geia sas, and welcome to Greece! This mythical land offers idyllic, laidback villages, a rich history, and some of the best sunsets in the world. Greece has earned its name as the cradle of Western civilization, as it is home to some of the world's greatest ancient monuments. After exploring some of your own ancient history, it’s a short journey out on the water to experience some of the most beautiful islands scattered across the Aegean Sea. The goal: finding your favorite Greek isle.

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Weekend in Athens? How to Still Find Your Greek Isle

What any traveler to Greece will tell you is to get out and explore its beautiful islands in the Aegean Sea. Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, the list of beautiful islands goes on and on, but what do you do if you only have a weekend to fly in and out of Athens? The Acropolis is a must, of course, but did you know that a quick 1 hour ferry away is an idyllic, postcard-perfect island village away from the tourist crowds?

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The Best Camera to Travel With

The debate around which camera is the best camera is a fierce one, and also one that most people don't actually need to entertain. A camera is simply a tool that removes the restrictions keeping you from capturing the image you want. The part that so many people fail to realize is that it is up to them to find that image, and that is more than half of the battle.

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Photography Has Nothing To Do With Cameras

An artist’s brush or a sculptor’s chisel are useless in the hands of most, but in Michelangelo’s they produced the finest art the world has ever seen. Similarly, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars of fancy equipment to capture amazing images. All it takes is a little planning, a little preparation, and a lot of luck.

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How to Watch the Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Sunrise can be one of the most majestic times to experience Angkor Wat. A kaleidoscope of purples, reds, oranges, and yellows fill the sky and reflecting pools, framing one of the most extraordinary wonders of our world. In order to experience this awe-inspiring moment, however, you need to plan. The sun rises early, after all, and Angkor Wat is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world.

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Journey to Machu Picchu

Take an Inca Trail less traveled for a 7 day trek over mountains, across rivers, and through jungles to discover the secrets of the Peruvian people. Our trek was not only an adventure in itself, but it gave us a glimpse into the history, culture, and life of the Incas in the Andes mountains. And it gave us memories that will last a lifetime.

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Review: Mountain Lodges of Peru - The Best Way to Experience Machu Picchu

Mountain Lodges of Peru has accomplished something truly spectacular by building luxurious lodges deep within the Andes, greeting you at the end of each day’s hike with drinks, a hot shower, gourmet meals, soft beds, massages, and even outdoor jacuzzis. Now you can have the amazing trekking experience you’ve dreamt of without the cold, wet nights in a tent surrounded by the noise and odor of other hikers.

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Where to Eat in Cusco

The food scene in Peru will surprise you. The fusion of quality, unique flavors, and artistic expression are leading edge. Each dish uses delicious local products to take your taste buds on their own journey that reaches the heights of the Andes. Visit for an adventure, stay for the food.

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