How to Stay Connected While Traveling with Project Fi

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Stay connected while traveling with Google's Project Fi!

Smartphones have made so many aspects of travel easier. In our pockets we hold a device with maps, transportation schedules, a way to call a taxi, order food, book a hotel room, pay for things — the list is seemingly endless. But as we depend more on our smartphones, we depend on having access to the internet. That could mean researching and buying a SIM card, a personal wifi device, or you could simply use Google’s wireless service: Project Fi.

I’ve been a Project Fi subscriber for several years and taken my Fi phone with me. While you can always seem to find free wifi when out and about at restaurants and hotels, I’ve depended solely on Project Fi on the rest of my adventures in Germany and Austria.

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Keokee Tote Bag Keeps Travel Organized

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Travel just got a little easier with Keokee Travel Gear. Review of the Keokee Tote Bag.

When is a tote bag more than just a tote bag? Until the folks at Keokee Travel Gear sent me their tote bag to try out, I thought all tote bags were the same. Wrong! While high tech travel luggage has lots of bells and whistles (that, after you spent all that money to buy them, may or may not be allowed on airplanes), Keokee Travel Gear are making an old stand-by a little more modern, a little more fun and a little easier to use.

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Post by . Originally published January 5, 2018. Last updated January 5, 2018.

Ring in 2018: New Year’s Eve in Philadelphia (& Nearby)

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New Year's Eve in Philadelphia with fireworks along the Delaware Waterfront.

Don’t have plans yet for saying goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018? If you plan to spend New Year’s Eve in Philadelphia and the surrounding area then I’ve got some ideas for you! Seemingly every restaurant or nightspot has something special going on for the last night of 2017. I’m highlighting eleven events that I think are some of the most traditional, unique or fun. But no matter where you go or what you do, have a good time and here’s to a happy, healthy and safe 2018!

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Support Independent Hotels By Using This Hotel Price Comparison Site

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DirectHotels.com is a hotel price comparison website that lets you support independent hotels.

It seems like every third commercial on television is for a hotel price comparison website. There’s a lot of competition! And it’s understandable. Travel seems to be more popular than ever but it can be stressful. When you’re planning a trip, the last thing you want to deal with is comparing hotel prices. If you’re flying to your destination, it can be difficult enough trying to coordinate the ticket price you want with the dates you have available. And then you still have to book a hotel. But things are getting a little easier. With the help of DirectHotels.com you can book a hotel and support local businesses by booking directly.

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Post by . Originally published December 22, 2017. Last updated December 22, 2017.

Everything You Should Know About Matcha Green Tea

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All the basics you need to know about matcha green tea as well as a simple recipe for a refreshing matcha latte to get you hooked!

Over the past few years, matcha has become a popular trend and buzzword with tea enthusiasts, those who swear by healthy and clean living, and indie coffee shop customers. But I still frequently get a look of confusion when I say I’m having matcha. Who knew a type of tea could cause such problems?

Here are all the basics you need to know about matcha green tea — as well as a simple recipe for a refreshing matcha latte to get you hooked!

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Review: CabinZero Classic Ultra-Lightweight Backpack

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Traveling, hiking or dog walking, the CabinZero backpack is super light-weight.

While everything seems to be high tech and digital these days, CabinZero backpacks prove that nothing can beat simple ideas and high-quality products. A few months ago my well-loved backpack decided it had had enough of our journeys. As I unpacked in Munich, everything I removed was covered in a sawdust-like material. The lining had dry rot. It was time for a new backpack. That’s where CabinZero’s classic ultra-lightweight 36L backpack comes in. I gave the bag a spin!

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