Boundary Waters Canoe Area: Paddling Into The Wild

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Boundary Waters Canoe Area: Paddling Into The Wild By Matthew Karsten0 Canoeing the Boundary Waters in Minnesota Ely, Minnesota If you’re looking to get away, unwind, and reconnect with nature, you really can’t beat a backcountry canoe trip into...

Merry Christmas! Here’s $30 Off Your Next Hotel On Booking.com

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Merry Christmas! Here’s $30 Off Your Next Hotel On Booking.com Matthew Karsten0 $30 Booking.com Coupon Travel Tips Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! As 2017 winds down, I wanted to give everyone a gift this holiday season. Enjoy $30...

How To Choose The Best Travel Camera (Plus Win A Free GoPro!)

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How To Choose The Best Travel Camera (Plus Win A Free GoPro!) Matthew Karsten0 How to Choose a Travel Camera Travel Photography After 7 years as a professional travel photographer & blogger, I keep getting asked what’s the best...

Travel Vaccination Guide: Which Shots Do You Need?

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Travel Vaccination Guide: Which Shots Do You Need? Matthew Karsten0 What Travel Vaccinations Do You Need? Travel Tips Planning to travel overseas in the next few months? You may want to think about travel vaccinations. Learn which shots you...

10 Fun Things to Do in Puerto Peñasco Mexico

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10 Fun Things to Do in Puerto Peñasco Mexico Puerto Peñasco was a Mexican seaside destination of which we were completely unaware, which is a shame since it’s a relatively short 5.5-hour drive from our home in San Diego. ...

15 Awesome Things To Do In Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

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15 Awesome Things To Do In Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Matthew Karsten0 Mexico’s Amazing Yucatan Peninsula Mexico Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a vast coastal region brimming with tropical beaches, spectacular wildlife, ancient Mayan ruins, small colonial towns, and plenty of...

Maine’s Hiking Challenge: Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit

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Maine’s Hiking Challenge: Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Maine for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Nowadays we thrive on taking challenges and getting rewarded for our accomplishments.  Isn’t...

17 Best Travel Books To Fuel Your Wanderlust (Plus A Kindle Giveaway!)

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17 Best Travel Books To Fuel Your Wanderlust (Plus A Kindle Giveaway!) Matthew Karsten0 What are the Best Travel Books? Travel Inspiration These are some of the best travel books ever (in my opinion). If you’re looking for travel...

2018 Tour Announcement: Travel With Me To Kamchatka, Russia!

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2018 Tour Announcement: Travel With Me To Kamchatka, Russia! Matthew Karsten0 Kamchatka Adventure Travel & Photography Tour Adventure Travel Tours You guys have been asking to travel with me for years, now I’m finally going to make it happen!...

Why I Quit Being A Digital Nomad (And Moved Back To The US)

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Why I Quit Being A Digital Nomad (And Moved Back To The US) Matthew Karsten0 I’m No Longer A Digital Nomad Personal Stories Last week I spent all day packing up a small U-haul trailer with my belongings, preparing...

Flying Over The Grand Canyon In A Helicopter From Vegas

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Flying Over The Grand Canyon In A Helicopter From Vegas Matthew Karsten0 Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon Las Vegas, Nevada The helicopter’s rotor fired up, whirring above our heads. Our pilot took the controls and we suddenly began...

Fairy-Tale Living with Two Days in Lucerne

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Fairy-Tale Living with Two Days in Lucerne The fairy tale view from our hotel room balcony. Lucerne is a town straight out of a fairy tale.  If we hadn’t known better, we could have believed we were in Fantasy...

Cuba Travel Guide: Things To Do, Costs, & Travel Tips

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Cuba Travel Guide: Things To Do, Costs, & Travel Tips Matthew Karsten0 Cuba Travel Guide & Budget Travel Tips Cuba Travel Tips Is it possible to travel Cuba on a budget? Learn how much it cost me to backpack...

Why Is Asheville North Carolina So Cool?

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Why Is Asheville North Carolina So Cool? Anna Lysakowska0 Fun Things To Do In Asheville Asheville, North Carolina Asheville has to be one of the coolest small cities on the East Coast, with a relaxed bohemian vibe and adventurous...

Exploring Tofino On Vancouver Island: Surfing, Hot-Springs, and Bears [PART 2]

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Exploring Tofino On Vancouver Island: Surfing, Hot-Springs, and Bears Matthew Karsten0 Exploring Vancouver Island’s West Coast Vancouver Island, Canada The second half of my Vancouver Island road trip took me to the island’s West coast, and the...

Surfing & Hot Springs In Tofino On Vancouver Island [PART 2]

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Surfing & Hot Springs In Tofino On Vancouver Island Matthew Karsten7 Exploring Vancouver Island’s West Coast Vancouver Island, Canada The second half of my Vancouver Island road trip took me to the island’s West coast, and the...

Vancouver Island Road Trip: Whales, Waterfalls, & First Nations Culture [PART 1]

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Vancouver Island Road Trip: Whales, Waterfalls, & First Nations Culture Matthew Karsten0 My Vancouver Island Road Trip Vancouver Island, Canada Just when we’re about to give up searching, a group of humpback whales pop their heads above...

Iceland’s Amazing Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

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Iceland’s Amazing Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Matthew Karsten0 How to Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon, Iceland The landscape is full of broken icebergs, streaked blue and black, floating with the tide, occasionally breaking apart in a mighty crash. This is...

A Tale of an Arab Village, ER Visit, and Israeli Kindness

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A Tale of an Arab Village, ER Visit, and Israeli Kindness I may look like I’m posing, but I’m really trying to get into the fetal position and not faint. It was only our second day in Israel.  We...

How I Saved Money For Travel (You Don’t Need To Be Rich)

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How I Saved Money For Travel (You Don’t Need To Be Rich) Matthew Karsten1 How to Save Money for Travel Travel Tips Want to travel the world for a while? Or just take an epic vacation? You don’t need...