Entries by joakim

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What to Do in Berlin?

Berlin is the capital of Germany as well as the central city of one of Germany’s 16 states.  It is a cosmopolitan city with more than 3.5 million inhabitants and definitely a place that has a lot to offer. This metropolis has a long history that combines the new and old.  Best of all, Berlin […]

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What to Do in Barcelona?

Barcelona is one of the world’s major cities, a busy metropolis and a commercial, economic and cultural center as well as a center for modern and classic arts.  It has a history dating back to the 3rd century BC and offers cozy streets and the opportunity to explore fantastic Spanish cuisine all while becoming familiar with the extraordinary lifestyle of […]

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What to Do in Bangkok?

Bangkok is the Capital of Thailand and one of the true shining stars of the orient. Known for its vibrant nightlife, ornate shrines, outstanding luxury restaurants and beautiful Royal Grand Palace, the city will astound and impress you in more ways than one. It provides a unique and luxurious experience to all of its visitors, […]

The Best Backpacks of 2016

If you have already started planning your trips and adventures for 2016, your plans certainly include acquiring one of the best backpacks out there. Of course, choosing the best is no easy task, as the choice should depend both on what you need the backpack for and on how much you are willing to spend […]

Down to a Daypack: Tips for Packing Light

“Wow, that’s impressive,” the other traveler said, admiring my daypack as I boarded the bus to Orange Walk.  “Of course, a lot of my stuff is diving gear.” “I’ve got a mask and snorkel in there,” I replied.  Admittedly, I was pleased by the complement. Packing light was a skill I’d been cultivating for years.  […]

Failing their Feet – The Traveler’s Big Mistake

I’ve seen so many travelers like her she’s almost an archetype.  She is youth in all its glory, long blonde hair, radiant tan. Her face beams with life, excitement, curiosity. Looking at her I feel a mix of emotions:  happiness to see a young person out traveling the world, nostalgia because I was young once […]

Contests and giveaways – Win Free Sunglasses

Win Free Native Eyewear Sunglasses – Get Polarized The Prize:  One Free Pair of Native Eyewear Sahara Snow Polarized Brown / Sportflex Sunglasses.  Native Sunglasses are some of the best sunglasses I’ve ever wore in terms of everything.  Comfort, fogging, style, durability, vision…Native Eyewear does it right.  The lenses are even interchangeable and come with […]

Feliz Navidad! Christmas in Mexico

The night may or may not be holy, depending on your belief system, but it will definitely not be silent. I’ve learned from my time in Mexico to expect Christmas Eve, Noche Buena, to be the noisiest night of the year. In that peculiarly Latino mix, religion is zealously celebrated in a militant manner. Groups […]

Traveling Roots

According to Hodding Carder, “There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” Is it a Really a Bequest? One of the more intelligent assessments I’ve heard about parenting, but it gave me pause. Is wanderlust a hereditary trait? Will scientists soon report that they’ve discovered the […]