HI Travel Tales

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Traveling the world, one smile at a time

Ask us where our favorite place in the world is and we can’t really say. Because we find joy and wonder everywhere. So can you. After two lifetimes of traveling the world, we want to inspire you to travel better, discover authentic experiences, and immerse yourself in transformative travel. Join our Subscriber Club and get ready to realize your own travel dreams now.

Recent Adventures

Down the road or around the globe, join us on our latest adventures to inspire your next travels.

Discover San Francisco secret gardens, rooftop parks and open spaces

Discover San Francisco secret gardens, rooftop parks and open spaces

POPOS may sound like a funny name for something you’d munch on during happy hour, but that is so wrong. POPOS stands for “Privately Owned Public Open Spaces,” a.k.a. San Francisco secret gardens, urban parks, and city open spaces. Whether you as a traveler call them POPOS, secret gardens, or rooftop parks, they are ideal respites and secluded open spaces when wandering and touring cities for anyone who just needs to rest weary feet or simply take in the surroundings or do a little people-watching – for free, and often in a really pleasant venue.

Why I hate ticks and how to prevent tick bites

Why I hate ticks and how to prevent tick bites

It’s not all that hard to realize why I hate ticks. The very thought of walking through woods and fields infested with ticks makes my skin crawl. Perhaps it is because of a tick’s predilection to attaching itself firmly to its host, in this case me, and then draining a seemingly prodigious quantity of blood from those dark and moist places where I would rather not have something alien nibbling. Even with my skin dipped in insect repellent and clothes soaked in permethrin, I am on edge.

Travel medical kit: packing a first aid kit for travel

Travel medical kit: packing a first aid kit for travel

When you are packing for your next international trip, there are a few items that are essential – passport, ID, money, smartphone and a compact travel medical kit. No matter what destination you are heading to in the world, a first aid kit for travel should go with you everywhere.

Where will your dreams take you?

Planning is half the fun, right? Start here and come back with great stories to tell and memories to last a lifetime.

Argentina The Puna
Maine Lighthouse
California Bay Bridge San Francisco Sunset
Norway Honningsvåg
New York City The Vessel
Louisiana Houmas House Plantation
Morocco
Austria Kitzbuhel
Germany Bamberg
Canada Lake Louise