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Ruined: Beauty in the Broken Places

Do you like ruins? They are major draws for tourists around the world, but they’re not for everyone. They serve as a warning against whatever was their downfall, they make epic backdrops, they are a window into the past. There is beauty in the broken, but sometimes it takes hundreds of years to find it.… Continue reading Ruined: Beauty in the Broken Places

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Why Travel? 5 Good Reasons

Why would anyone want to travel? And more than that, why would anyone think they need to travel? What is this burning desire to see what’s beyond your own front door or your hometown’s city limits? Why can’t everyone just be satisfied to “grow where they’re planted”? Well, because different people need to see and do different things!… Continue reading Why Travel? 5 Good Reasons

Fitness and Wellness · Wellness

Travel Well and Stay Well

It’s the Year of Active Travel! While sitting in a plane, train, or automobile may not exactly be active, I think the act of traveling–and how to stay well while on travel–deserves a mention alongside this week’s fitness-related posts. I’m reading more and more about people’s fears of illness or injury while traveling, and knowing… Continue reading Travel Well and Stay Well

Exercise · Fitness and Wellness

Travel Well: Gym-free Workout

It’s the Year of Active Travel! But let’s be real: you’re on vacation, and maybe you don’t want to work out. And that’s totally fine! My husband and I both like to work out when we travel because it helps us beat jet lag and keeps us strong and alert when we do the active… Continue reading Travel Well: Gym-free Workout

Exercise · Fitness and Wellness

Travel Well: Preventing Injury

It’s the Year of Active Travel! My sweet husband and I love to try new things and stay active when we travel. There are too many beautiful things to see and places to go in the world, and you can’t see it all from the sitting position. Yesterday’s post was all about warming up and… Continue reading Travel Well: Preventing Injury

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Is Solo Travel Selfish?

This Travel Tip Tuesday, We’re taking on an issue that lots of travelers–and those who love us–face from people in our lives. Are travelers, especially solo travelers, just selfish? I believe solo travelers are wise, confident, organized, responsible, and believe it or not, they tend to be less selfish and more thoughtful than your regular person.… Continue reading Is Solo Travel Selfish?

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Dogwood Manor B&B

Do you love B&Bs? Me, too! There is something so homey about being in a unique room, in a house with character, in a place that has a story. Those are things a sterile hotel with beige wall paint and impersonal service cannot give you. I was headed to Huntsville for a few days and needed a great… Continue reading Dogwood Manor B&B

Shop · Travel Tips · Wellness

Travel Revolution: Changing the Way You Travel

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! This week, I’m letting you in on my secret weapons: products that have revolutionized the way I travel. Travel harder, not smarter, my friends. Many of the photos below contain affiliate links via Amazon. This means if you purchase a product from one of these links, you will be helping me… Continue reading Travel Revolution: Changing the Way You Travel


Top 10: Romantic Montreal

Happy Valentine’s Day! This Travel Tip Tuesday is all about romance and love. My sweet husband whisked me away for a romantic weekend in snowy Montreal, Canada! Here are our recommendations for the top 10 romantic sites and activities in romantic Montreal! 10. Breakfast at a Cafe Nothing kicks off a romantic weekend like a beautiful… Continue reading Top 10: Romantic Montreal

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Tales from Tokyo

Originally published on 7 June 2006. This post is part of a longer series of “e-mails to home” from my first ever trip abroad to Japan! Ohayo-gozaimasu! (Good morning!) Time for more of Quick Whit’s World Travels. I forgot a couple of things about Sunday in Tokyo, so here are a couple more stories! Before we went to… Continue reading Tales from Tokyo