Traveling is awesome – but there are some things about home that I always miss. Here are the 5 things I can’t wait to get back to.
If you’re planning to visit Chicago, summer is the best time. Check out these photos and you’ll see a city that comes alive in warm weather. It’s nowhere near my favorite American city. But I still had a decent time.
The Pima & Dynamite trails in Scottsdale, Ariz., are some of the best mountain biking around – and a great opportunity to see desert wildlife and scenery.
This city of Vancouver really is as cool as you’ve heard. Here are some of its highlights.
Volcanic fumaroles, explosion craters and endless plains of cooled magma make the landscape near ReykjahliÄ‘ one of the most incredible places you’ll ever see.
Reykjavik has some great cafes, but hard-core espresso fiends will recognize Kaffitar as the city’s best.
Check out the action from the 2011 Hedgehog Hustle at Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Garish uniforms, funny hair, out-of-control beards – this race had it all!
Planning to take a hike outside the U.S.? Well, beware – even English-speaking countries have some very different ways of saying “hiking.” Here are a few of my favorite examples.
Eating rotten shark meat, hiking Skaftafell National Park, a second hike in search of puffins in the cliffs near Vik – That’s all part of Day 6 in the Iceland Diary.
Sarah and Wandering Justin join Glacier Guides to check out FalljÃ¶kull glacier in southern Iceland.
There’s more than one way to celebrate Thanksgiving. If stuffing yourself with overcooked turkey no longer holds its appeal, here’s an idea for an “alternative” Thanksgiving getaway.
Sometimes, it’s easy to let everyday life get to me. But a good mountain bike ride can restore some perspective – and remind me that things ain’t so bad.
The west side of the Phoenix metro area have some solid new biking and hiking trails. But they come with some legal drama and controversy.
Snow is great when it first starts falling. But give it a month, and you’ll be ready to get away from it. So where should you go? New Zealand, no contest. Here’s why.
During the winter in Iceland, daylight is scarce and temperatures are low. Is it worth shelling out $379 for a flight from the U.S.? Absolutely – there’s still plenty to do without freezing to death.
During a recent flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, I had a reminder that the security screening processes are concocted by people who are disconnected from reality.
Despite its short history, the Phoenix metro area has amassed some unusual architecture. Here are three of the best-known odd buildings you’ll find in the Valley of the Sun.
Visitors to Phoenix probably don’t give enough credit to Tucson. That’s a mistake – the area has some great museums, and the outstanding Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is one you shouldn’t miss.
True love came between me and my tent. And forced me to shell out for a Rock 22 by The North Face. Here’s my review of this 2-person, 3-season tent.
Here’s the answer to an increasingly popular question among traveling backpackers: Can you take military MRE rations on an airplane.