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Debra Schroeder

Debra Schroeder is a freelance writer who is always on the go. With a penchant for adventure, she loves active travel, discovering off the beaten path destinations, and finding the hidden gems in every city. Read about her travel adventures in getting the most from your travel dollar at travelingwellforless.com. Debra has been contributing to the Reader since 2009.

Articles by Debra Schroeder

(Speed)hiking Alaska's Matanuska Glacier

I had less than eight hours before my flight and I wanted to hike Matanuska Glacier, a two-and-a-half-hour drive each way from the Anchorage airport. It had been a fun weekend visiting friends, seeing the ...

June 10, 2013
Stairway to Heaven – Koko Crater Trail, Oahu

Everyone hikes Diamond Head, but for those in the know, Koko Crater is the place to hike. The little-known Koko Crater Trail hike surpasses Diamond Head not only for the level of hiking but also ...

Shanghai's Hidden Garden

Tucked away in Old Shanghai City lies Yuyuan Garden, a five-acre oasis in the midst of an otherwise sprawling metropolis. It's only a short walk from Line 10 of the Shanghai Metro, and you’ll be ...

Hofbräuhaus, Munich

No visit to Munich, Germany would be complete without a visit to Hofbräuhaus, the most famous beer hall in the world. Dissatisfied with the quality of beer being brewed in Munich, Duke Wilhelm V established ...

July 21, 2009
Ein Gedi National Park, Israel

West of the Dead Sea lies Ein Gedi National Park, an area with terrain similar to that of San Diego. A beautiful, arid mountainous region, Ein Gedi is how I pictured all of Israel. With ...

Iao Valley, Maui, Hawaii

Iao Valley is a must-see when visiting Maui. Located in central Maui, it's only a 45-minute drive from Kaanapali. It was there that King Kamehameha I defeated the Maui Army in 1790 and united the ...

July 7, 2009
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