Rocky Mountaineer Train on bridge

October 3, 2014

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Rocky Mountaineer train tips: Gold, Silver, Red Leaf?

The Rocky Mountaineer train across Canada through the Rockies is a great, fantastic adventure of a lifetime, remaining for many a bit of a luxury indulgence, even if you do take advantage of early-booking sales and if you choose the lowest class. So choices are important in making the most of what for many is […]

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Cocoon's Lumbar Support Pillow is perfect for added support

September 24, 2014

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Cocoon Lumbar Pillow: Many uses all say travel comfort

Packing along a few comforts, such as a travel pillow, when you are traveling is mandatory these days. But loading yourself down with a lot of weight or or bulk or taking an item you may only use once on a trip (an airline neck or back pillow as examples!) just won’t cut it. For […]

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September 19, 2014

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Steam and witches mean narrow gauge rail magic to the Harz Brocken summit

The Brockenbahn Train

No visit to the Harz Mountains in Germany should be considered complete without riding the historic and thoroughly magical “Brockenbahn.” The Brocken narrow gauge Harz Mountain train is powered by steam engines and winds its way to the peak of the Brocken, the highest point in the Harz. The train, in former East Germany, traces […]

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September 13, 2014

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Clothing Arts brings touch of style, function to the travel shirt

Finding a great long-sleeved travel shirt that combines lightweight, compact, sun protection, wrinkle resistance and functional pockets with security features isn’t really all that hard. However, finding that same shirt in a style that doesn’t scream “tourist” and make you look and feel as if you’re headed out on a safari is much more challenging. […]

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September 5, 2014

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Soto Helix Coffee Maker a Traveler’s Dream

Soto Helix Coffee Cone in the hand ... compact and wonderful.

We at HI Travel Tales are coffee addicts. Yes, we admit it. But we are also coffee snobs. Just any old cuppa won’t cut it. We want a good, full-bodied one from quality beans. When packing in the backcountry, car camping, or bouncing between hotels and rental abodes, you never know what kinda brew you’re […]

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August 31, 2014

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Jazzin’ it up in D.C.’s Sculpture Garden

Washington DC Sculpture Garden National Mall

Discovering inexpensive after-hours entertainment in Washington, D.C. can prove challenging. You can spend weeks, or even months, knocking off the museums, yes, but do you want to spend all your hours inside? Sure, you can walk to all the outdoor memorials, but at some point your feet need a break – and your tired brain […]

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August 18, 2014

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Give thanks for Thanksgiving Point Gardens near Salt Lake City

Koi Swarm and Boil At Koi Pier in Thanksgiving Point Gardens.

Salt Lake City — home of murky salt lakes, vast salt flats and towering mountain peaks – isn’t the first place you think of when conjuring up images of lush gardens. But Thanksgiving Point Gardens, just 30 minutes south in Lehi, is a beautiful respite that leaves you gaping in awe as you stroll the […]

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August 12, 2014

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Euroschirm makes travel with an umbrella light and easy

Some people believe you never pack a bag and leave home without bringing along an umbrella, ever. He is one of those. She isn’t. He likes the convenience of quick cover. She would rather have a hood on a jacket because umbrellas are (usually) one more bulky item to deal with. Then we discovered Euroschirm […]

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