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Nick Knowles is a traveler and experience aficionado specializing in enjoying life's adventures without breaking the bank.

http://www.onmywalkabout.com/blog/master-of-the-sword-my-intro-into-fencing-lessons/

After a little hiatus from writing I’m back! and excited about my latest adventure….Fencing Lessons! Now when I think of fencing two things come to mind. Stuffy rich people…and of course the Princess Bride’s Inigo Montoya and the Man in Black…which is one of my favorite movies. So of course when one day it so [...]

 
Posted By Nick K. on June 18th, 2013

http://www.onmywalkabout.com/blog/master-of-the-sword-my-intro-into-fencing-lessons/

After a little hiatus from writing I’m back! and excited about my latest adventure….Fencing Lessons! Now when I think of fencing two things come to mind. Stuffy rich people…and of course the Princess Bride’s Inigo Montoya and the Man in Black…which is one of my favorite movies. So of course when one day it so [...]

Posted By Nick K. on April 2nd, 2013

http://www.onmywalkabout.com/blog/the-art-of-haggling/

Everything is negotiable….and when trying to snag that amazing sarong in Bali, Mayan calendar in the Yucatan, or Venetian mask…no one wants to break the bank. At home or traveling you would be surprised how much money you can save if you master the art of haggling. I’ve saved money on everything from cell phone [...]

Posted By Nick K. on March 5th, 2013

http://www.onmywalkabout.com/blog/yapta-review/

Yapta is a flight search engine that is part of the larger Kayak airfare search system, but with one major difference….you can track specific airfare prices.  Searching for the lowest airfares is a hit or miss game.  Yapta makes your job a little bit easier by tracking specific routes/flights and their prices so you don’t [...]

Posted By Nick K. on February 13th, 2013

http://www.onmywalkabout.com/blog/food-exploration-101/

Whenever I’m in between adventures and I want to re-create some of those same feelings of exploration and inquisitiveness, but on a much cheaper scale, I turn to what I like to call “food exploration”. When your in an exotic country browsing local markets seeing…smelling…and tasting…the local delicacies is one of the highlights of the [...]

Posted By Nick K. on January 31st, 2013

http://www.onmywalkabout.com/blog/using-google-translate-to-decipher-foreign-websites/

At some point when traveling abroad most travelers want to do some site seeing at famous touristy sites or museums.  Some are absolutely amazing and being touristy doesn’t mean it’s bad or overrated.  It may just be popular.  On the flip side though, popularity creates problems for those in a time crunch to visit and [...]

Posted By Nick K. on January 12th, 2013

http://www.onmywalkabout.com/blog/trip-advisor-review/

Trip Advisor is a user review site of hotels, flights, vacations, restaurants, attractions and activities from cities around the globe. Millions of users worldwide create free accounts, log in, and review anything and everything.  Imagine your talking to your buddy about how he liked a certain restaurant/hotel…but your buddy is everyone on the internet…and the [...]

Posted By Nick K. on January 2nd, 2013

http://www.onmywalkabout.com/blog/dominating-tough-mudder/

Blood, sweat, and…well… you can save the tears for those poor souls that saw my backside as I passed them dominating the Tough Mudder obstacle challenge.  Considered to be “Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet” Tough Mudder is a 10+ mile obstacle course/mud run that give even the most fit a challenge.  It had [...]

Posted By Nick K. on December 23rd, 2012

http://www.onmywalkabout.com/blog/how-to-speed-through-airport-security/

Airport security… the bane of every traveler and what I like to call my usual travel feel up. I’ve been through airport security more times than I can count and I’ve learned a few tricks that make it easier and faster. The key to airport security is really about knowing the rules and preparation. Here [...]

Posted By Nick K. on December 6th, 2012

http://www.onmywalkabout.com/blog/ascending-the-pillars-of-sandrock-alabama/

Perched 60ft up on an overhanging cliff edge holding onto a chunk of rock no bigger than a golf ball and one big toe jammed in a hole…I’m only thinking one thing…yes.  If I slip that’s a 15-20 foot whipping fall that will “hopefully” be stopped by a piece of 10.2 mm nylon rope.  I’m [...]

Posted By Nick K. on November 29th, 2012

http://www.onmywalkabout.com/blog/whitewater-on-the-ocoee/

The brisk mountain air grazing your soaked wetsuit as you crest the swelling peaks of class 4 whitewater. Another day well spent. C’est la vie. Just before the bitter cold of winter set in this year I managed to tackle another adventure in Tennessee… rafting the Ocoee River. Fall was rolling in and the leaves [...]