Travel

April: On the Road from Alpha to Warsaw

Brianne Miers - April 28, 2017

I’m writing this post slightly before the end of the month, since I’m taking off for Poland tonight! This month I put my head down on pillows in six different cities: Somerville, MA; Alpha, NJ; Asheville, NC; Milwaukee, WI; Boston, MA; and Warsaw, Poland. Even for me, that’s a lot of running – and sleeping – around. On April 1 I walked away from the comfortable …

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Best Places to Volunteer with Animals around the World

Brianne Miers - January 30, 2017
La Senda Verde Bolivia

Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural settling, I wanted to spread the word about other tours, attractions and experiences that are encouraging positive interactions between humans and nature. So I asked some fellow travel bloggers to share their favorite responsible wildlife encounters from around the world.  This …

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Best Places to See Elephants in Southeast Asia

Brianne Miers - January 20, 2017
baby elephant at MandaLao in Luang Prabang, Laos

Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural settling, I wanted to spread the word about other tours, attractions and experiences that are encouraging positive interactions between humans and nature. So I asked some fellow travel bloggers to share their favorite responsible wildlife encounters from around the world.  This …

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More Responsible Wildlife Encounters from Around the World

Brianne Miers - January 16, 2017
Apo Island in the Philippines

Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural settling, I wanted to spread the word about other tours, attractions and experiences that are encouraging positive interactions between humans and nature. So I asked some fellow travel bloggers to share their favorite responsible wildlife encounters from around the world. This is …

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Responsible Wildlife Encounters from Around the World

Brianne Miers - January 14, 2017
snow monkey at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park in Japan

Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural settling, I wanted to spread the word about other tours, attractions and experiences that are encouraging positive interactions between humans and nature. So I asked some fellow travel bloggers to share their favorite responsible wildlife encounters from around the world. This is …

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2016: A Year in My Traveling Life

Brianne Miers - January 3, 2017
Brianne Miers driving through Acadia National Park

2016 was my first full year of travel blogging. However, due to some health issues that popped up last January and persisted throughout the year, I didn’t have the energy to travel as much as I had during the previous year, and due to a demanding day job, I wasn’t able to devote as much time to blogging and freelancing as I would’ve liked. Looking back, though, I …

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Five Practical Tech Tips for International Travelers

Brianne Miers - August 1, 2016
laptop on wooden desk

Whether you’re jetting off on a work trip or using your precious vacation days, technology is now an integral part of travel. Not too long ago, we would have been happy to spend time away from home unconnected, but it’s become essential that we can access the Internet wherever we are. However, there are many questions that crop up when thinking about using technology while traveling: How much will it cost? What …

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10 Things You Need to Do Before Takeoff

Brianne Miers - June 21, 2016
checklist

For most people, the days leading up to a vacation are a blur – doing laundry, packing, running errands, making arrangements for plants and pets, and wrapping up responsibilities at the office. Even though I travel frequently, it’s still a challenge to remember all of the details that I need to take care of before I leave on an international trip, so I created this handy checklist to help …

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16 Travel Tips for 2016

Brianne Miers - January 29, 2016
Paris building

Pauline Frommer and her famous father, Arthur, host a nationally syndicated radio show together, Travel Show, each Sunday. At the New York Times Travel Show earlier this month, they took the stage together to share their views on where the travel industry is headed in 2016. Following Arthur’s presentation on the top trends to watch in the coming year, Pauline provided some very helpful and insightful tips: For the best …

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Six Travel Trends to Watch in 2016

Brianne Miers - January 15, 2016
Boats on Lake Titicaca

Frommer’s is one of the most respected brands in travel, having been in the guidebook business since 1957. I have a very distinct memory of my mom reading a Frommer’s guide during our 1988 family trip to China, and I own a few as well. So last weekend at the New York Times Travel Show, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to hear Arthur Frommer himself …

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