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Best Virtual Mailbox Service For Travelers & Digital Nomads

Best Virtual Mailbox Service For Travelers & Digital Nomads

Virtual Mailbox Services ReviewVirtual Mailboxes: How to Receive Mail while Traveling
Digital Nomads

How do long-term travelers and digital nomads receive mail or packages while traveling? I use a virtual mailbox service that allows me to scan and forward my mail internationally.

I’ve been working as a digital nomad for the past 9 years, basing myself in multiple countries or simply living out of my backpack while traveling.

Currently, I’m living as an expat in Italy.

Yet I have a virtual mailbox with a physical address in San Antonio, Texas.

Using this service, any incoming mail or packages is photographed, which I can then view through an online dashboard.

From there, I can decide to scan the contents (letters), forward the mail/package… Read More

Review: Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Terminal 2

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• Introduction: A Week Above The Atlantic
• Review: Air France-KLM Lounge Toronto Airport
• Review: Plaza Premium Lounge Toronto Airport
• Review: Air France A350 Business Class
• Review: Air France Arrivals Lounge Paris CDG
• Review: Le Bus Direct (Paris Airport Bus)
• Review: Icare Lounge Paris Orly Airport
• Review: La Compagnie A321neo Business Class
• Review: United 767 Polaris Business Class
• Review: Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Terminal 2

I had a quick overnight at Heathrow Airport, as I arrived shortly before 9PM, while my flight the next morning was before 7AM. I was lucky in the sense that both my arriving and departing flights were out of Terminal 2, so this presented a great opportunity to review the (fairly) new Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Terminal 2.

Most Heathrow Airport hotels aren’t actually connected to terminals,… Read More

Best Virtual Mailbox Service For Travelers & Digital Nomads

Best Virtual Mailbox Service For Travelers & Digital Nomads

Virtual Mailbox Services ReviewVirtual Mailboxes: How to Receive Mail while Traveling
Digital Nomads

How do long-term travelers and digital nomads receive mail or packages while traveling? I use a virtual mailbox service that allows me to scan and forward my mail internationally.

I’ve been working as a digital nomad for the past 9 years, basing myself in multiple countries or simply living out of my backpack while traveling.

Currently, I’m living as an expat in Italy.

Yet I have a virtual mailbox with a physical address in San Antonio, Texas.

Using this service, any incoming mail or packages is photographed, which I can then view through an online dashboard.

From there, I can decide to scan the contents (letters), forward the mail/package… Read More

Traveling With A Baby: Meet Dylan Fitzgerald Karsten!

Traveling With A Baby: Meet Dylan Fitzgerald Karsten!

Baby Travel TipsTips For Traveling with a Baby
Family Travel Tips

As a first-time dad, and frequent traveler, I’ve had to learn how to travel with a baby through trial and error. Here are some of our best baby travel tips based on my experience!

Sooooo… I’m a dad! If you’ve been following me on social media for the past 7 months, you probably already knew that though.

But I haven’t properly introduced the little guy here on my blog, and thought it was time for you to meet him — especially since we’ve been traveling together.

Earlier this year, back in April, my wife Anna gave birth to our first child. A healthy baby boy we named Dylan Fitzgerald Karsten.

Just as most parents warned, having a baby is a life-changing experi… Read More

Where to go wine tasting in Idaho

Where to go wine tasting in Idaho

When I told a family friend that I was going to Idaho to tour the state’s wine regions, he responded with a snarky quip: “I didn’t know they make potato wine.” After a weekend filled with tastings at nine wineries, I never did find that potato wine. I did, however, get a taste of why local winemakers swear that one of the best burgeoning wine regions in America is adjacent to the country’s potato basket.

Like many wine regions, Idaho’s wineries are best seen firsthand. It’s closing in on 6:00 PM, and Telaya Wine Co. in Garden City, Idaho, is quickly filling up for Thirsty Thursday. Earl Sullivan, the owner and winemaker at Telaya, points me toward a map of the microclimates and soil types of the Snake River Valley, where he sources some of his grapes. If you squint, it’s not all that dissimilar to maps winemakers have shown me in Fr… Read More

Best Tour Companies in Israel

Best Tour Companies in Israel

people in front of the Western Wall in Israel
Posted: 11/12/19 | November 12th, 2019

From unexpectedly cosmopolitan Tel Aviv — including a rapidly expanding foodie scene with delicious organic offerings — and the holy city of Jerusalem to the natural wonders of the Negev Desert and the historic Masada National Park and other ancient archaeological sites, Israel has a lot to see.

Israel is home to thousands upon thousands of years of history, as well as key historical sites for the three major monotheistic religions, making this a destination for millions of tourists and pilgrims every year.

The country is pretty small and you can get around it very easily, especially if you rent a car. It’s just 290 miles from Haifa on the northern tip of Israel to Eliat in the south (about five hours of driving).

That said, some people don’t want to drive, and some places out in the d… Read More

Best things to see at the Acropolis

Best things to see at the Acropolis

The Acropolis is an extraordinary archaeological site comprised of several 2,500-year-old monuments, such as the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon. Being the greatest artistic complex coming out of Greek antiquity, visitors could do with some help to understand the Acropolis’ significance and appreciate its monuments’ beauty — especially if they are racing against the clock. To make your Acropolis visit as dazzling as the rest of your stay in Athens, we asked two professional tour guides, Jessica Van Der Does and Dr. Dimitria Papadopoulou, to provide some tips on how to make your one-day visit a cinch.

Jessica Van Der Does has a BA and an MA in archaeology. Van Der Does has been working in the tourism sector in Greece since 2014, and she is the co-founder of Little Owl Tours, which offers guided tours of Athens in Dutch and German. <… Read More

5 reasons you might not want to book a cruise on a brand-new ship

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of being on the maiden voyage of a new cruise ship. The crew is excited. Passengers are excited. It’s almost always a festive affair, often with lots of extra pizazz like fireworks over the ship and deck-top parties with free-flowing Champagne. Plus, you might spot a celebrity or two — or at least the top executives of the line.

Among hard-core cruise fans, it also can bring the ultimate in bragging rights, even years later.

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Still, booking a maiden voyage (or any of the first few sailings of a brand-new ship really), isn’t without risks. Cruise ships are just hotels that happen to float and, just like hotels, they’re not always ready for prime time when they first go into operation.

Sometimes, they’re not ready at all, as early bookers of the new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first vessel learned … Read More