Travel Blog Author: Scott Shetler

Affordable Winter Getaways: 5 Places to Escape The Polar Vortex

Affordable Winter Getaways: 5 Places to Escape The Polar Vortex
If the frigid temps of winter have you itching to get away, consider visiting any of these affordable, exciting, culturally-rich destinations. When the chill of winter hits, there’s nothing frequent travelers love more than fleeing to a warmer place with flip-flops and sunglasses in their suitcase...

America's Top Snowboarding Destinations

America's Top Snowboarding Destinations
Whether you’re an experienced snowboarder or a newbie to the sport, these six spots across America always provide plenty of powder and groomed terrain. Long before the X Games and the Winter Olympics made it a mainstream sport, snowboarding had developed a community of enthusiasts that appreciate...

Creative Uses for Duffel Bags

Creative Uses for Duffel Bags
From storage to moving, the versatile duffel can be used for more than just travel. Duffels may not be as visually appealing as shiny, new-wheeled suitcases or as rugged as the ORV Trunk , but they’re super-reliable and versatile, too. Many travelers carry duffel bags as carry-on luggage because...

4 Free Things to Do in Austin, Texas

4 Free Things to Do in Austin, Texas
Put away your wallet, because Austin, Texas has a wealth of free activities for outdoors enthusiasts, political junkies, and lovers of art and culture. Austin, Texas has one of the widest ranges of free things to do in any U.S. city. Strap on some cowboy boots and explore historical sites,...

5 Free Things to do in Portland, Oregon

5 Free Things to do in Portland, Oregon
You can find a wealth of budget-saving activities in the City of Roses, including art walks, hiking trails, and outdoor music and theater. Books, bikes and coffee shops are some of the first things that come to mind when picturing Portland, Oregon, which has earned a reputation as one of the...

America’s 6 Best Walking Cities

America’s 6 Best Walking Cities
Forget the car—these pedestrian-friendly urban areas are worth exploring on foot. What makes an urban area one of the best walking cities in America? Some of the essential elements include vibrant neighborhoods, parks and green spaces, and local organizations or government entities working to...

Travel Rain Day: How Real Travelers Beat Bad Weather

Travel Rain Day: How Real Travelers Beat Bad Weather
Don’t let a downpour ruin your vacation! Make the most of inclement weather with advice from travel bloggers on finding the sunny side of rainstorms. Patrícia Cuní knows all about dealing with bad weather on vacation. During a trip to Ljubljana, Slovenia, the Madaboutravel.com blogger headed out to...

What to Pack for a South Africa Vacation

What to Pack for a South Africa Vacation
Whether you’re visiting to see big game on a safari or to explore the culture of Cape Town and Johannesburg, use this South Africa packing list for suggestions on what to take for your trip. As a vacation destination, South Africa seems to have it all, from natural beauty to history and culture,...

Where to Go for a Guys' Getaway

Where to Go for a Guys' Getaway
Whether you’re planning a bachelor party or just want a fun weekend getaway with the guys, these locales are ideal for your next dudes-only adventure. Ladies, we love you, but sometimes guys need to leave town for some quality time with our buddies. The coolest guys’ getaways include a few obvious...

The Best Scenic Drives in America

The Best Scenic Drives in America
Experience the beauty of America’s diverse landscapes from behind the wheel with these unforgettable scenic drives. Getting behind the wheel is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of America. The best scenic drives in the U.S. feature everything from ocean views to snow-capped mountains...

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