Surprise travel: 10 Unconventional ways to plan your next trip

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If you love to travel, you’re probably already a fan of novelty and the unexpected. So why not really shake things up: Send your inner control freak on a little solo vacay and try surprise travel! You can start out gently with a fare map and an open mind, or jump in with both feet and let someone else book your whole trip without telling you where you’re going. Sound fun? Here are some ways to get started.   – 1 –   Surprise Trips Departures from UK and Ireland to… Read More »

Escape from Disney: 8 Swimmable natural springs within 90 minutes of Orlando

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Florida is well known for its palm trees, sandy beaches and salt water, but most visitors have no idea the Sunshine States also sits atop a vast hidden ocean of fresh water. The peninsula named for its lush vegetation was once a limestone and dolomite seabed, formed from the calcium-rich exoskeletons of microscopic sea creatures. Eons of erosion have left the land riddled with a subterranean network of tunnels, caverns, rivers and lakes known as the Floridan Aquifer. The aquifer spans 100,000 square miles and underlies the entire state of Florida along with parts of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi… Read More »

Buying marijuana in the US: 13 Things to keep in mind

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As of the end of 2016, eight US states and the District of Columbia have legalized possession and use of recreational marijuana. This is despite the fact that the US Federal government still classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 controlled substance; ie, one with “no currently accepted medical use in the United States, a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and a high potential for abuse.” (Twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia disagree, having also legalized medical marijuana, but that’s another story.) Like the electoral college, states’… Read More »

Driving in the UK: 10 Tips to get you started

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When I began my solo UK road trip I had a certain advantage: I’d been in the UK for several months and had been a passenger enough times to know that the driver’s seat is on the right. Yes, there had been many an amusing, “Oh, are you driving?” moment when I attempted, as the passenger, to enter through the driver’s door, but I had gotten over that. I had other advantages, as well. As a rider I had marvelled at the speeds at which Brits zoomed along tiny country… Read More »