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chand Baori
Chand Baori Staircase in India (photo credit: Doran)

The worlds coolest staircases Is it just me, or does the Chand Baori in Abhaneri, India make you feel all M.C. Escher-y?

Did you know that Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex? Learn many more amazing animal facts over at green global travel.

Win a trip to space – really. You get flown off of the Caribbean island of Curacao after two training missions in Holland.

Ghosts of a Totalitarian Past — Beautiful statues against a dark and spooky sky. Atmosphere everywhere! Read More

Around the Web Travel Roundup

Great interactive map that let’s you learn about different places from fellow travelers or share your insights into locations. We made an entry about Sarlat, France.

A lot of love to National Geographic this week. The travel essentials of a National Geographic Traveler. You know you are a true world traveler when you can recommend the best anti-malarial out there.

Wish Tree in Thailand

Don’t be scared! Book that trip. Common Travel Fears and Solutions Read More

Be prepared: What to do if you lose your passport while traveling overseas

One of my biggest fears when traveling abroad is losing my passport. You could say that I am passport-losing-aphobic. With that in mind I decided it was about time that I did something about these worries and research what to do if you lose your passport while traveling overseas.

What I found out helped to calm my fears and hopefully will help you in case of an emergency*. The good news is that you can get a temporary replacement passport while abroad, often within 24 hours of applying for it. The bad news, well, it will take a little time and money, but if you are prepared you can make the process a lot easier on yourself. Here is what you need to know: Read More

Seven questions to ask yourself when creating a travel budget

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Whether you are planning for your “one day” dream trip or you have a vacation coming up in the near future, you are probably going to have to face the fact that you do not have unlimited moolah to spend. Planning a travel budget isn’t hard and it lets you forget about money matters and enjoy your vacation once you are on it. You don’t want to be that person who can’t eat at the awesome seaside restaurant (with those amazing Piña Coladas) because you spent all your money days before, do you? Trust us, a well planned budget = a happy trip. Read More