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Travel Contests: October 17, 2018 – Portugal, Mexico, Australia, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; New York City; a Caribbean cruise; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; St. Lucia; Lake Tahoe, California; Park City, Utah; Sydney, Australia; Patagonia; Hawaii; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; France; Peru; Maui, Hawaii; Palm Springs, California; Lisbon, Portugal; and more. Good luck […]

Exploring the mining history of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Ostrava was the heart of the Czech Republic’s coal mining industry. As with many mining towns around the world, the mines have been closed in recent decades. This evolution is not easy. What does a city do when their heart no longer exists, when jobs are gone, and along with them, money? In the case […]

Travel Contests: October 10, 2018 – Spain, Jordan, Florida, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Northern Spain; the 2018 World Series; Jordan; a cycling tour of Italy; a NASCAR race in Miami, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Vermont; North Carolina; a tour of the Balkans, Peru, or Botswana & Namibia; New York City; a European river cruise; and more. […]

The best craft beer in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona is a college town, the home of Arizona State University. It’s also a suburb of Phoenix. I grew up in Tempe. I lived there from when I was five or six, then went to ASU, then eventually moved away. I still go back and visit every year, usually in March for Spring Training […]

Travel Contests: October 3, 2018 – NYC, Paris, Mexico, & more

I actually won a travel contest! Read all about my experience at the U.S. Open! Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to New York City; Boston; Washington DC; a NASCAR race in Fort Worth, Texas; Acapulco, Mexico; Paris, France; Puerto Escondido, Mexico; Savannah, Georgia; Napa Valley, California; and more. […]

I won a travel contest & attended the U.S. Open Final

Each week, I write a roundup of travel contests. There are always a ton of great prizes that can be won. When I’m writing the list of contests, I also enter them. I figure, “Why not?” It doesn’t take long, and perhaps I’ll be a winner. Well, that actually happened. Back in July, I entered […]

Travel Contests: September 26, 2018 – New Zealand, Argentina, Belize, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Prague, Czech Republic; New Zealand; Iceland; London, England; St. Croix; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Cape Town, South Africa; Argentina; a European river cruise; Belize; Napa, California; Santa Rosa, California; Sedona, Arizona; Peru; Rome, Italy; Jamaica; Nashville, Tennessee; France; and more. Good luck & be […]

An introduction to Portugal

An introduction to Portugal In Spring 2017, I spent a few weeks in Portugal. It was my first time in the country, aside from having taken a brief day trip to Faro when I was visiting Sevilla a few years prior. I used Porto & Lisbon as my bases, taking day trips from each. I […]

Aspire Lounge Transborder Departures Calgary Airport YYC review

Passengers departing Calgary International Airport (YYC) and heading to the United States will clear U.S. immigration before departing Canada. Thankfully, passengers who end up in this special Transborder Departures part of the Calgary airport still have a lounge that they can visit for the flight, and it’s a pretty good one at that. The Aspire […]

Travel Contests: September 5, 2018 – Norway, Miami, India, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Miami, Florida; Norway; Las Vegas, Nevada; Chiapas, Mexico; Maui, Hawaii; New York City; Bali, Indonesia; Goa, India; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests and please share this post with friends who […]

A day trip from Prague to Tabor, Czech Republic

Most travelers to the Czech Republic visit Prague, and then they don’t end up going anywhere else. That’s a shame because the rest of the country has some beautiful places that are worth seeing. South Bohemia is a lovely area of the country, and it’s easily accessed from Prague. Tábor in particular is a gem […]