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Coronavirus Pandemic Travel: Escaping Lockdowns in Europe

By Alex Kallimanis: The world just changed dramatically for all of us. A few weeks ago I was excited to leave for Paris and Italy, despite ominous warnings of the coronavirus. The TBEX blogger conference in Catania, Sicily was on the agenda for me. Bell had a flight to join me post-conference to spend our…

Temperature screening for COVID-19 at the airport in Italy

Seven Springs Mountain Resort Review

Seven Springs Mountain Resort is an all-season resort located in Champion, Pennsylvania. It’s just over an hour southeast of Pittsburgh and about a 3.5 drive from Washington, DC. The resort offers a variety of on-site activities like skiing, golf, bowling, rock climbing, zip-lining, an alpine slide, Trillium Spa and a variety of dining options. Located…

Alex and Bell skiing under blue skies

Capsule and Cabin Hotels: Unique Stays in Japan

By Alex Kallimanis: A comfortable stay in Japan will not cost a fortune if you stay at quality capsule and cabin hotels. Capsule hotels are a little like hostel dorms except the small pod-like rooms offer complete privacy instead of a room filled with bunk beds. That makes them much better than typical western style…

spacious capsule room at Hotel Cargo Shinsaibashi

Melbourne: Great Things to Do From Sports to Arts

Melbourne is the sports, arts and coffee capital of Australia. While Sydney’s harbor is more dramatically beautiful, Melbourne is the place to go for the nation’s biggest sporting events, fantastic museums, a great culinary scene, and Australia’s finest coffee culture. Bell went to university in Melbourne and we lived there together for a year. We…

Street art of tram