Katie Hammel Travel Articles

 
Cruise Review: Star Clippers Costa Rica and Nicaragua Cruise
Cruise Review: Star Clippers Costa Rica and Nicaragua Cruise As an independent traveler, Katie Hammel never had much interest in cruising. But the idea of a more intimate ship that could get into smaller ports of call enticed her to give it a try. Here's her review of the Star Clippers cruise of Costa Rica.
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10 Reasons to Visit Iceland Now
10 Reasons to Visit Iceland Now Iceland may seem like just a dot on the map in the middle of the North Atlantic, but this remote island country packs a big punch, in the way of abundant natural wonders, delicious food, and delightful locals. Katie Hammel explains why now is the perfect time to visit Iceland.
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On Solid Ground: Conquering a Fear of Flying
On Solid Ground: Conquering a Fear of Flying A fearful flyer takes a flying lesson to conquer her fears, and realizes getting over the phobia won't be that easy.
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Seven Things to Do in Denver
Seven Things to Do in Denver Known for excellent beer, the Denver Broncos, and its close proximity to some of Colorado's best outdoor spots, Denver is a vibrant, liveable city with a lively nightlife, interesting history, beautiful parks and gardens, and burgeoning arts scene.
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6 Countries on the US State Dept. Alert and Warning Lists That You Should Visit Anyway
6 Countries on the US State Dept. Alert and Warning Lists That You Should Visit Anyway The US State Department is notoriously over-cautious when it releases travel alerts and travel warnings for countries. Katie Hammel reminds us that we shouldn't take those as gospel and lists 6 places that you should still visit anyway.
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Iceland’s Natural Wonders in Photos
Iceland’s Natural Wonders in Photos Iceland is one of those places where the city is best kept for a quick visit, and the highlights are spread around the country. Katie Hammel takes us on a tour if some of the amazing things you'll find there.
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California Wine Country: Planning a Cheap Trip Yourself
California Wine Country: Planning a Cheap Trip Yourself If you aren't careful then a trip to California's Wine Country can cost a fortune, but it doesn't have to. Katie Hammel has figured out helpful strategies to have a fantastic trip on a small budget.
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Cheap Safari Tips: DIY at South Africa’s Kruger National Park
Cheap Safari Tips: DIY at South Africa’s Kruger National Park If you've assumed safaris are only for the rich, think again. Katie Hammel pulled it off herself on a low budget, so she shares her expert tips for how to do it yourself.
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10 of the World’s Best Observation Decks
10 of the World’s Best Observation Decks Some of us go to great lengths to see whatever view an observation deck holds in store for us. Katie Hammel has saved us the trouble by collecting up 10 of the best from around the world.
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7 Unexpected Dive Spots Around the World
7 Unexpected Dive Spots Around the World Many of us automatically assume that serious divers all head to the common tropical locations to do their thing, but Katie Hammel points out that there are plenty of other choices in some places you might not expect.
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