Giveaway: Discovery Channel’s “North America” Series on DVD or Blu-Ray


On October 1st, Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment is releasing the two-disc set of Discovery Channel’s exciting natural history series, North America…

…and I’m giving it away (on Blu-ray or DVD) to one lucky winner!

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Swanning Around a Villa in Provence

Le Petit Hôpital, a countryside villa in Provence

Ever stayed in an 8-bedroom, 9-bath Provençal villa set along a quiet village backroad, beside an apple orchard in the South of France?

No, neither had I…until this past May.

Now I get why a villa stay is a truly wonderful vacation idea. And not just for the bragging rights, either.

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Andrew McCarthy’s “The Longest Way Home”

As a longtime subscriber to several travel magazines, I’ve been inspired by Andrew McCarthy‘s travel writing for years; his journeys to Maui, Ireland, Ethiopia and more have helped to put whole swaths of geography on my “go there” list.

But until reading his memoir, The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down (set for release on Sept. 18), I’d never imagined that he and I had much in common. McCarthy’s tale has hit a poignant chord with me, and reminds me why it’s rewarding to be fully present, no matter where you happen to be.

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Book Giveaway: 1,000 Places To See Before You Die


Hello, dear readers!

I’m freshly back from a month abroad, and am happy to report that the world is still out there for you to see.

To inspire your wanderlust: I’m giving away 3 copies of the hugely popular travel book, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die!

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Our Favorite iPhone Travel Apps: Part Three

It’s possible that between us, we have 50+ iPhone apps that relate to travel. 

Here are another five of the ones we find most useful — and hope you will, too.

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