Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Leave Dogs in Cars

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This makes me so mad. When i got back to my car in the parking lot of the grocery store, I saw this dog panting in the car next to me. It's 90 degrees today. Even with the windows down, that car will turn into a sauna quickly. So, I marched back into the store […]

Goodbye Air Pacific, Bula Fiji Airways!

Air Pacific will officially become Fiji Airways on June 27, 2013

Air Travel. Some love it and know how to work the system to get the best fares, the best seats, and make their miles work for them. The industry makes headlines with business woos and woes, from increasing baggage fees and brand new aircraft (Inside Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner), to airline mergers and rebranding campaigns (American […]

A Bourbon Blast in Louisville, Kentucky


Maker’s Mark Cocktail Party 2012 With all the petty political squabbling in America today, Maker’s Mark decided to mix things up. This year, they chose to support the one party we could all feel good about – The Cocktail Party! The campaign trail stopped in San Francisco, Austin, New York City and culminated on November […]

Book Review: The Longest Way Home and Interview with Andrew McCarthy


It’s been called the male version of “Eat, Pray, Love.” And while we don’t find actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy dumping his skinny jeans for “fat pants” while devouring carbs in Italy, we do find him in a similar quandary to Elizabeth Gilbert in her now-cult favorite memoir. The parallel? Going as far […]

Murphys: Hidden Gem in California

Sunset at Villa Vallecito Vineyards

Nothing excites me more when traveling than finding an off-the-beaten path gem. When I can say a destination and get a response from others like, “where is that?!” I’m in… Murphys, California proved to be that and more. The picturesque village in Calaveras County, 2.5 hours drive from San Francisco off Highway 4 East, offers […]

Celebrating Namibia on World Rhino Day

The group in Yellowstone National Park (Photo: Kasey Austin | Austin-Lehman Adventures)

Say the words “conservation,” “wildlife protection,” or “sustainability” and you’re going to lose a lot of people. Not necessarily because they don’t care, but because let’s face it – it’s not a sexy topic. It can’t compete with something funny or entertaining because it quite simply is not. It takes time to process and understand, […]

Travel Product Review: Buff Headwear

Lindsay Taub and travel pal Lanee Neil wearing Buff Headbands in the Serengeti

When packing for a safari in Africa, one of the most important tips is to be practical. Pack as little as possible and include items that are versatile and can be worn multiple times in different ways. One of the best I found and used basically every day while on safari was a simple headband […]

Travel Product of the Week: RailRiders

Lindsay Taub wearing Rail Riders shirt in the Serengeti, Tanzania

RailRiders clothing is marketed as “the toughest clothes on the planet.” So when a safari in East Africa was on my calendar, it was time to research the best safari clothes on the planet! RailRiders came up in my search for one main reason — it came already equipped with “insect shield” meaning no time […]