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Sebastian Morgan

I’m a blogger, history buff, and serious over packer, currently based in Taiwan. Eats, drinks, and destinations are my thing. When I’m not writing about those, I’m either hitting up the local hot springs or slurping down a bowl of sesame noodles. I hope to one day do both at the same time.
Posts by Sebastian Morgan
Group of female friends on motorcycle road trip

Full Throttle: 7 Extraordinary Motorcycle Rides across the US

There's something about motorcycle rides that just isn’t quite the same in a car — the unobscured views, the closeness to nature, the exhilaration of a ribbony mountain highway. A ride can take you to places you’d never reach without your own two wheels.
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High Angle View Of Houses Against Blue Sky

Visit Sicily: 6 Great Escapes You’ve Never Even Heard Of

Everyone wants to visit Sicily, and it’s not hard to see why. Just off the toe of Italy’s boot, this...
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Misty Autumn Foliage in Rural Vermont

Best Budget Hotels in Vermont for Fall Foliage

For nature lovers, few sights are quite so eagerly anticipated as New England’s breathtaking fall foliage. This impressive natural display begins in late September when changing leaves fill the countryside with rusty reds, burnt oranges, and golden yellows.
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Church of Saint John the Theologian at Kaneo, overlooking Ohrid lake, Macedonia.

Here are 15 of Europe’s Most Soul-Soothing Lake Getaways

It’s one of those unwritten rules that everyone agrees on — life is just better next to a body of water. Of all the hidden gems and seasonal city escapes that Europe has to offer the intrepid traveler, few compare to its idyllic lake getaways. From Italy’s big-name bodies to Croatia’s forest-shrouded pools, Europe’s lakes have for centuries inspired, healed, and astounded those who visit them.
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Hiking Mt. Rainier

Get Inspired by These 7 Nature Travel Destinations in The U.S.

For many in the US, what it means to live your best life has changed markedly with COVID-19. With large gatherings canceled and international flights grounded, we’re all doing our utmost to lead a safe yet somewhat normal existence.
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Old French village houses and cobblestone street

Your Perfect French Riviera Road Trip on the Cheap

With its turquoise inlets, Medieval hilltop towns, and winding coastal roads, there’re thousands of reasons why a French Riviera road trip should be on your bucket list. Also known as the Côte d’Azur, this renowned Meditteranean region is famous for its pastel-colored resort towns, the Cannes Film Festival, and year-round good weather. Seriously, if 300 days of sun isn’t enough for you, we don’t know what is!
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A woman watching sunrise from a tent.

These Scenic Scrambles are the Best Hikes in the US

From its craggy Southwestern rises to its rolling New England countryside, the US is a nature lover’s paradise. This diverse swath of land delights and challenges with its forest parks, challenging mountain ascents, and coastal walking paths.
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Valdorcia, Siena, Tuscany. Road of cypresses in a farmhouse at sunset

You’ve Got to Try This Incredible Italian Road Trip

Whether you’re in it to feast on food or art, tour the rolling Tuscan countryside or the rugged Mediterranean coast, there’s a reason why Italy is everyone’s bucket trip of a lifetime. Each of the Bel Paese’s 20 regions offers its own alluring attractions, from Puglia’s enchanting fairytale villages to Florence’s fabulous Rennaissance architecture.
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hiker looking at Mt Cook from lake with iceberg, New Zealand

Discover New Zealand by Car – South Island Road Trip

Striking mountain scenery, dramatic icy fjords, sacred Maori heartlands — you’ll find them all on New Zealand’s South Island. Also known by its native name, Te Waipounamu, this southern frontier is a jagged landscape of rocky extremities and plunging cerulean lakes. You could spend years exploring this thrilling natural playground. But if you’re short on a time, don’t worry. The very best of this beguiling region can be condensed into a well-planned South Island road trip.
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