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Can Tourists Still Party in San Pedro: Bolivia’s Most Famous Prison?

Go to prison of your own free will. Have a massive party. Leave the next morning. Or stay. No one really cares. A couple of years back, I spent 12 months wandering around South America, and from the day I landed, I quickly learned about the South American backpacker’s bible, and that it was basically […]

3 Days in Ancient Turkey: Selçuk, Ephesus & Şirince

Today, Turkey may be known for its dreamy cave cities in Göreme and insta-touristy hot balloon rides in Cappadocia, but Turkey’s ancient landscape has seen its fair share of history. From Ephesus, the best preserved ancient Greek cities in the world, and The Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to […]

41 of the Best Things to Do in Bali

Peppered with mystical Hindu temples, writhed in volcano smoke, scented with incense and Javanese coffee beans, and blanketed in emerald rice paddies: Bali is the fabled Isle of the Gods. And topping all that off are legendary surf swells, powered by the pumping undercurrents of the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean, the shore waters […]

Flyin’ High: 2020 Cannabis Travel Guide

Weed, marijuana, cannabis, pot, grass, ganja, dope, mary jane, hash, 420: whatever you call it, we’re talking about that good good stuff. It’s been used medicinally for thousands of years, likely dating back to China around 2700 BC. Politics in the 20th century led to the criminalization of weed around the world, but lucky for […]

Strong Beer Festival: Munich’s Other (Better) Beer Fest

Think of Oktoberfest in Munich. The scent of fresh pretzels and currywurst linger in the air. Everyone is dressed in lederhosen and dirndls. Helga (yes, your server’s name was indeed Helga) is delivering beers the size of your head to you and your new best friends. Only pictures and headaches as memories tomorrow. Wrap all […]

Our Secret Eco Oasis: Nosara, Costa Rica

While driving down the pothole-ridden dirt road that connects Nosara, Costa Rica, with the outside world, you’d be right to wonder if there really will be civilization when you get to the end of it. But if you can weather the bumpy dirt treks, you’ll be treated to a hidden paradise. Unlike some of the […]

You Can Explore These 6 Massive Ice Castles In January

Ice Castles is an enchanting winter phenomenon that brings fairytales to life. The frozen, tactile art exhibit pops up in six cities across North America this January. The Ice Castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, and fountains. According to the Ice Castles site, each castle is built by hand and takes […]

46 Unique and Affordable Airbnb Stays In Montreal

Known for its cobblestone streets, outdoor shopping centers, museums, antiques, world-class restaurants, epic festivals and vibrant art scene, Montreal is a city that guarantees to tick every box on your travel bucket list. But what about when you sleep? From Insta-worthy apartments to NYC-style lofts and OTT penthouse suites, Montreal’s Airbnb scene offers unique — […]

Riding Hai Van Pass: Ocean, Mountains, & Adrenaline

The dichotomous intersection of sea and mountains is where Hai Van Pass lies: a gloriously serpentine road famed for motorbike travel. The pass feels far away from civilization and is all too thrilling to zip across while riding (literally) an adrenaline high. Between the northern loop and Ho Chi Minh Trail, Vietnam is known for […]

The Ultimate Interrail Itinerary: 41 Pit Stops Across Europe

For more than 45 years, the Interrail pass has been whisking travelers around Europe. From Paris to Porto, Lisbon to Latvia, Berlin to Bulgaria, it now covers a vast network of rail lines and connections between the Black Sea, the Baltic, and the Atlantic Ocean. Some links are nifty high-speed whizzers out of the future. […]

7 Tips To Surviving Your First Solo Trip

When I was 20, I hopped on a plane to London for a semester abroad — alone. What started as nervous trip filled with ‘what ifs’ quickly blossomed into weeks of gallivanting around the city, crossing all of the tourist must-dos from my travel bucket list. I quickly realized that it was the first time […]

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