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5 Great Places to Hang Glide That Aren’t in California

August 23rd is Ride The Wind Day -- that being the anniversary of Paul MacCready setting a record for human-powered flight back in 1977....
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Infographic: How to Check Hotel Rooms for Bed Bugs

Normally when the words "fecal spots" and "hotel sheets" appear in the same sentence, they're part of an evening news voiceover and there's footage...
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Olympics Travel: Looking Ahead to Rio 2016

Guest Post by Hadley It seems like it was just yesterday that the Queen of England was parachuting into the Olympic Stadium for the opening...
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Olympics Travel: Best Day Trips Out of London

Guest Post by Hadley I have been in love with the weather we’ve been blessed with on the East Coast: cloudy and lightly raining, or...
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Olympics Travel: Tour London while Helping the Homeless

Can you believe the 2012 Olympics officially start tomorrow? It seems like just yesterday that people were speculating whether the London 2012 logo depicted...
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Olympics Travel: Weekend in Edinburgh, Part 2

Guest Post by Hadley Yesterday we took you through the first day of our weekend in Edinburgh away from the stifling crowds of the London...
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Olympics Travel: Weekend in Edinburgh, Part 1

Guest Post by Hadley The isle of Great Britain is in the spotlight this month with people from all over the world flocking to London...
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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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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...
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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?...

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...

Help Travel Freak Plan a Trip to Madrid in August

I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of summer for several reasons: the weather will (hopefully) be more consistently pleasant, the longer days will counteract the...

Reap Inspiration from Travel Chats on Twitter

TUESDAY TRAVEL TIP One of the first things I did when I started Travel Freak was sign up for a Twitter account, knowing that it...

6 French Phrases for Travelers in Paris

There are many Americans who are too intimidated to visit Paris because they think they need to be fluent in French to be treated...
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Solo in Berlin: Travel Alone to Gain Fresh Perspective

Guest Post by Mark Michael Stephens Berlin is beautiful. The ample gardens, endless restaurants, modern museums, and the ever so user friendly U- and S-Bahn...

Use Rule 240 when Dealing with Flight Delays

TUESDAY TRAVEL TIP There's nothing quite as heartbreaking to an excited traveler as showing up to the airport full of gleeful wanderlust, only to discover...

Don’t Let Bed Bugs Ruin your Vacation

TUESDAY TRAVEL TIP Despite many peoples' antiquated idea that New York City is a hotbed for dangerous activity, I have never felt unsafe at any...

Stop Being a Snob and Take the Bus

TUESDAY TRAVEL TIP The world economy has been a testy little so-and-so over the past few years, leaving many of us with nothing but dust...

Utilize Deal-of-the-Day Sites for Travel Discounts

TUESDAY TRAVEL TIP By now, most savvy bargain shoppers have subscribed to sites like Groupon and LivingSocial for daily deals in their hometowns (I'm personally very...

New Year, New You: Learn a Language for 2012 Travel

TUESDAY TRAVEL TIP: Travel inspiration is important, but we all know the logistical side of a voyage comes to the forefront when it actually comes...
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