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5 Things Guidebooks Won’t Tell You About Ethiopia

The scars of European invasion and exploitation run deep in Africa. Centuries of fighting, pillaging, and colonization have taken their toll on the continent and most cultures are now smudged facsimiles of their original selves. But then there’s Ethiopia. Ethiopia is the only African country that hasn’t been colonized or overpowered by a European nation […]

23 of the Best Aerial Views in the World

From candy-colored mountains to palm leaf-shaped islands, the world as we know it looks completely different when viewed from the clouds. While hidden wonders exist all around the world, here’s our list of 23 places that totally transform when viewed from above: Built in the heart of Copenhagen’s Quarter of Mimersgade, Superkilen Park encourages physical activity […]

24 Hours in Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is both a bucket list item for ancient history buffs and a contender for one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Located in Northeastern Cambodia near the modern town of Siem Reap, Angkor Wat is just one part of one of the biggest temple sites in the world, blending a fascinating medley […]

14 of the Worst People on Airplanes (and How to Deal With Them)

“For the love of god, Linda, if you don’t sit your butt down until we taxi to the gate I’m going to lose my damn mind.” — me internally, on at least 12 separate occasions. Trade out Linda for any name you’d like; this type of passenger is notorious for standing when they shouldn’t and […]

The Top 10 Most Haunted Places to Visit in the UK

If you’re into all things haunted and mysterious, then you’ve landed in the right place. The UK is filled to the brim with abandoned and downright spooky spots that remain unexplainable…to this day. Mystery enthusiasts: just like you, we’re all about indulging our weird and unusual interests, so we’ve created this bucket list of haunted […]

Hidden Camargue: France’s Wild Wetlands

Wild horses and wetlands aren’t normally associated with the French Riviera. The Cote d’Azur typically elicits images of designer boutiques and impossibly stylish women in high heels rather than windswept horizons, wildflowers, and pink flamingos. But there it is, just 70 miles west of Marseille (the unofficial end point of arguably the most famous stretch […]

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Traveling By Campervan

Van life has transitioned from cult movement to mainstream travel mania. Travelers are converting vans to traverse the Outback while European families bump slowly along coastal roads during their summer holidays. The appeal is obvious: waking up in the middle of a pristine natural setting— but with a bed, a kitchen and a bathroom all […]

40 of the Best Things To Do in Spain

Charged with a permanent feeling of intense passion, emotion, and sophistication, Spain has a funny way of forcing you to slow down, live in the moment, and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. From Gaudí’s whimsical masterpieces to historical Mudéjar treasures, or the snow-capped Pyrenees mountains to the palm-fringed beaches of the Costa del Sol, Spain is […]

Foodie Paradise: Pintxos in San Sebastian, Spain

It’s no secret that Spaniards have long-perfected the subtle art of small, shareable snacks. From the sophisticated eateries of Madrid’s exclusive Salamanca district to the remote coastal towns of Andalusia and everywhere in between, socializing over tapas is a custom that goes back many centuries. Tucked away in the north, Spain’s Basque region has its […]

41 of the best things to do in Thailand

Thailand: the country appropriately named The Land of Smiles. The nation that has something for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s your first international trip or the 57th. The country evolves quickly, so there’s always something new to explore, a neighborhood that’s been redeveloped, or a new trendy food to try. Thailand is never boring and […]

A Backpacker’s Guide to Finding the Perfect Hostel

“What if we filled this 2-person hotel room with 16 more beds and charged people a little bit less to stay here?” – some genius. Hostels are many things to many people. To the backpacker set, they’re a godsend: a way to travel the world on limited funds and meet some like-minded folks along the […]

Off the Beaten Path Travel

From untapped waters to hidden villages, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of Mother Nature’s best kept secrets.

The Best of Carnival 2019 Around the World

Thinking of heading to a Carnival in 2019, but not sure which one to choose? Here’s a run down of the most popular and interesting carnivals around the world, as well as how to know which carnival is perfect of each type of traveler. Best for: Lovers of Indigenous Dance Carnival 2019 Dates: January  17 […]

Ouray, Colorado: A Taste of Switzerland in America

Looking to get a taste of Europe this winter but not sure you have the time (or the budget) to make it across the pond? Check out Ouray, Colorado, a small-town gem that’s affectionately known as the “Switzerland of America”. As a sought-after destination for over 100 years, Ouray, Colorado boasts a lot of charm […]

5 Off the Beaten Path Travel Destinations That Will Blow Your Mind

Contrary to popular belief, there are still plenty of truly kickass destinations all over the world that aren’t overrun with tourists; stunning countries filled to the brim with awe-inspiring highlights (not busloads of visitors) and glorious corners of prominent travel hubs that have yet to be discovered by the crowd. Dream of getting off the […]

Best National Parks in Canada for the Nature Enthusiast

For outdoor adventurers, it doesn’t get much better than the natural simplicity and untouched landscapes of the world-famous national parks in Canada. It’s famously known that the state of California has more people living within its borders than all of Canada does, so it’s sometimes easy to forget that the Great White North is still […]

Featured Destination: Japan

From climbing Mt Fuji to enjoying ramen served by robots, our expert travelers weigh in on the best things to do in Japan for every type of traveler.