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Steven tried out for The Amazing Race one time and was denied. We're not saying this is why he started this site, but it may have been a contributing factor in his decision to explore the world online and share his travel inspiration with others.
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How Hostels Work: Remedy a Bad Hostel Experience

Staying in a hostel is almost a right of passage for young travelers, and nothing says "I backpacked around Europe when I was 20"...
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Lychee: A Taste of China

We at Travel Freak love finding other bloggers who use food as a method for experiencing world culture, and we love it even more...
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Nostalgic Photos of Porto, Portugal

Earlier this week, our guest blogger Mark wrote about his eye-opening experience visiting Lisbon alone and with no preconceptions. Being the nostalgic, gentle soul...
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Clock Tower Beach in Montreal: No Shore, No Problem

Anyone who has lived in a big city between the months of June and September knows how torturous it feels when the sun reflects...

5 Weird Hangover Cures from Around the World

People everywhere understand a simple, universal truth: drinking alcohol is fun until it's not. Everyone has felt the crushing blow of an epic hangover...
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Giraffe Manor: Please, Feed the Animals

I have a soft spot for giraffes, probably because I too am freakishly tall and look awkward when I transition from sitting to standing....
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Stately Sandwiches: 50 States, 2 Slices of Bread

FOODIE FRIDAY Like that episode of Friends where Joey leaps to protect a meatball sub instead of Chandler after he thinks he hears a gunshot,...
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Pick Your Poison at the Alnwick Garden

I like summer as much as the next sunburn-prone lad with a phobia of being shirtless in public and a tendency to overheat, which...
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Sip on Summer with Tinto de Verano

As we mentioned earlier, this weekend marks the unofficial start of summer in the United States, and if our unseasonably warm spring acts as an omen...
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Enjoy Memorial Day with NYC Fleet Week

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer in the United States, jumping the gun on the summer solstice by almost a month with...
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Must-See: the Temple of Debod in Madrid

I usually have so much fun while traveling that I forget to become homesick, which is nice because I have little patience for people...
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“SayHi” to iPhone’s Best Translation App

It's funny how quickly knowledge of a second language can fall out of your head after not using it for a while, isn't it?...
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Travel Book Review: “Atlas of Remote Islands”

Feelings of wanderlust are perhaps at their strongest when life strikes those polar walls of being too mundane or too laborious: when we're bored...
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“Eat Your World” Blog Defines Food Travel

FOODIE FRIDAY For us, food is as much a part of the travel experience as visiting cultural points of interest or debating with an airline...
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Labor Day Staycation: Electric Zoo in New York

As you may know, Travel Freak is a big fan of music festivals, especially if they take you to a destination you've never been...
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Traveler Tip: Adopt a Museum

MUSEUM MONDAY People travel for many reasons, but paramount among them is the desire to become better acquainted with another culture. This is evidenced by...
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#FriFotos: Floral Photos of Ibiza

Every Friday on Twitter is an event in the travel community called #FriFotos, where travelers share their favorite photos based on a predetermined theme. I...

Drink a Michelada for Cinco de Mayo

THIRSTY THURSDAY It's been a while since we've featured an alcoholic drink from somewhere around the world, and for good reason -- we were worried...
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5 Best Burgers in NYC for National Burger Month

The month of May is jam packed with American holidays: we've got the festive fetishization of Mexican culture known as Cinco de Mayo, the...

10 Best Travel Games to Take on the Road

Whether by plane, train, or automobile, being in transit on your way out of town can be mind-numbingly boring depending on the length of...
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