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How To Travel the World

You know that well-meaning relative who’s constantly sharing “interesting” articles in the newspaper? “In fact,” your relative proclaims, “I brought the article for you!” Upon which you are handed a carefully folded square of newsprint that...

How to Save Money at Whole Foods…Unconventionally

Before we start, a disclaimer: We LOVE Whole Foods. We’ve shopped there a LOT over the years. And more than once we’ve mentioned Whole Foods to someone and gotten this (ok, ok, well-deserved) reply: “You mean...

How I Make Friends

It’s a lonely world out there and it’s hard to get noticed: people dart their eyes the other way as you pass by, store tellers obviously wish you were dead, little old ladies give you the...

Gimme Shelter: Finding Short Term Housing

Update: We originally write this in late 2011 and nearly two years later, the short-term rental market has expanded dramatically. If you’re curious to see what’s beyond the typical hotel experience, this is an excellent time...

The Best Travel Blogs

These travel sites are funny, informative, interesting, and just plain ol’ awesome. We’d recommend them anytime, not because we want these folks to love us (which of course we do) but because you’ll be glad you...

Budding Wedding Photographer Tips

I have been trying to create opportunities to become a better photographer. Quite brilliantly, I put an ad on Craigslist to take free event photos. The ad sat there unanswered for a good month. The other...