Category Archive: travel

Moorea: French Polynesia’s Most Underrated Island

When people think about French Polynesia, they envision expensive over water bungalows in Bora Bora. Bora Bora is the place dreams are made of, thought to be the most beautiful island in the world, the most romantic place to exist. Bora Bora is on almost everyone’s bucket list. But what if I told you there’s …

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Keeping Your Money Safe While Traveling

I’m a little ashamed to admit this: in the 13 years I’ve been regularly traveling abroad, I’ve never used a money belt of any kind. Never. Once, I flew home from Korea with $5,000 US in cash, just laying in my carry-on bag. I was so afraid of something happening to it that I never …

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Two Days of Gluttony in Philadelphia

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. An analyst and a blogger walk into a bar…. This bar just so happens to be the bar from the hit TV show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Husband and I took a seat towards the back of the bar at Paddy’s, passing the grizzled regulars seated near the …

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How to Find Cheap Flights Like a Pro

Without a doubt, the most common question I’m asked is “How do I find cheap flights?”. The sad answer is that there’s no secret website that has all of the cheap flights for sale, but if you’re willing to put in some work you can usually find some great deals. Since I’m asked this so much, …

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Flying Above Victoria Falls

What do you get when you mix an aerophobe in with a helicopter, a camera and Victoria Falls? A terrified photographer who gets some amazing shots.   Husband and I had a free afternoon in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We originally booked spots on Lion Encounter where you can walk with lion cubs and take photos …

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Finding the Big Five in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

When on safari in Africa, all travelers hope to see the Big Five. The term “Big Five” was created by the big-game hunting industry, and it refers to the five most difficult African animals to hunt on foot. These days the safari industry has adopted the “Big Five” as a marketing phrase, and it definitely …

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