6 Countries on the US State Dept. Alert and Warning Lists That You Should Visit Anyway

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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.

Iceland’s Natural Wonders in Photos

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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.

California Wine Country: Planning a Cheap Trip Yourself

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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.

Cheap Safari Tips: DIY at South Africa’s Kruger National Park

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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.

10 of the World’s Best Observation Decks

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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.

7 Unexpected Dive Spots Around the World

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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.

8 Traditional Dishes to Learn to Cook While Traveling

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Eating local dishes is a big part of traveling for many people, but in many cases you can easily learn to make these same dishes yourself. Katie Hammel suggests 8 of the better ones, including simple recipes to get you started.

CouchSurfing: Tips for a Smooth Experience

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CouchSurfing is a non-profit organization to help connect travelers and hosts and it’s getting more popular every day. Katie Hammel is a pro and she shares her expert advice on how to make it a successful experience for everyone.

How to Stay Fit on the Road

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Some of us have trouble staying fit while we travel, but it doesn’t have to be too hard or painful. Katie Hammel gives us some expert tips and advice on how to return in better shape than when we left.

How to Control a Fear of Flying

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A general fear of flying is more common than you might realize. Katie Hammel has experienced it and she offers her expert tips on keeping it under control.