Biking the Everglades

Text and photos by Emily Benson (Note: None of these photos are photoshopped or instagrammed) When my husband and I were deliberating how we would spend just one day in the Everglades, the inevitable question arose, to airboat or not to airboat. An airboat promised speed and thrill and strange…

Summer is Sublime in Chamonix [Video]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlahN_Na4vA&feature=youtube_gdata_player The site of the first Winter Olympics in1924, Chamonix, France, is renowned for its challenging Alpine skiing and the longest ski run in Europe-- Vallee Blanche, a challenging 12 mile trail. But Chamonix has just as much to offer nature lovers in the summer and is particularly appealing to…

Slowing Down in Savannah

-by Emily Benson There's something about road trips that make you want to get to your destination as fast and furiously as possible, ensure you don't spend any longer than necessary in a cramped, claustrophobic car, shoved in between luggage, old coffee cups, and a bag of stale 3-day-old muffins.…

The Romance of Travel

-By Emily Benson Everybody knows romantic love can't last forever. Numerous studies attest to the inevitable attrition of the chemistry between lovers over time, or especially during the course of a marriage. But there is something you can do to keep the spark alive. According to Tara Parker-Pope, novelty is…

Learning to Travel Light

-By Emily Benson "Happiness is not a station you arrive at but a manner of traveling."--Margaret Lee Runbeck Ideally, digital nomads limit their worldly belongings to laptops, Swiss army knives, telephoto lenses, and a few practical Gore-Tex or Neoprene items. My husband, Robin, who admittedly had years of training for…

Packing for the Way Home

By Emily Benson http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/geishaboy500/2580661428/ One challenging aspect of traveling light is resisting the urge to buy souvenirs to bring home to friends and family, or even a few keepsakes for yourself. Say you're at Neuschwanstein Castle and you find the perfect 3D jigsaw replica you just have to bring back…