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Hanukkah (Chanukah) 2019: Where to Celebrate Around The World

We all know that the best thing to do during Hanukkah (Chanukah) is to celebrate with family and friends. It’s a time to appreciate your loved ones and honor an amazing, deep-seated tradition. But if you suddenly feel the urge to travel around the world (who doesn’t every once and awhile?), then we’ve got the […]

9 Reasons to Visit Québec City Before Montréal

When it comes to tourism, Montréal often hogs all the glory. Canada’s second-largest city is exciting, cosmopolitan, and cultural with a long list of fabulous restaurants, boutique shops, and epic festivals. While there’s no doubt that Montréal is totally worth exploring over and over again (see: our favorite things to do in Montréal), Québec City […]

Costa Rica Ecotourism: the Ultimate Eco Travel Guide

¡Pura Vida! Costa Rica is the perfect destination for ecotourism: ethical tourism designed to respect and protect threatened natural areas and wildlife. Twenty-five percent of the country is a protected with over 32 beautiful national parks within just 19,730 sq. miles. Four percent of all species on Earth live within Costa Rica’s lush, verdant landscape. Ecotourism […]

Best Winter Festivals Around the World 2020

Can’t afford a steamy tropical vacation this winter? No worries. Bundle up embrace the cold with these super cozy (and family-friendly) winter festivals found around the world. Some of the best winter vacation spots are hiding right in plain sight: explore majestic ice sculptures in China, watch twinkling lights in the Netherlands, compete in winter […]

10 Rooftop Bars for the Best Views of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon, as many still call it) is beautiful chaos at its finest: Vegas-like saturated neon lights, bánh mì sandwich carts on every block, and a mind-boggling amount of motorbikes actively forcing you to really look both ways before crossing the street. At street level, it’s occasionally dizzying. Take it to […]

13 of Our Favorite Off-the-Beaten-Path Greek Islands

Forget the body-packed beaches of Corfu. Dodge the snorkeler-filled lagoons of Crete. Ditch the pulsing party towns of Mykonos. There are plenty of other Greek islands: you just might not have heard of them yet. Cue this list. We’ll guide you from the rustic Dodecanese chain on the cusp of Turkey all the way to […]

10 Cheap Eats in Thailand for the Budget Foodie

We’ve all eaten a mountain of pad thai from our favorite Thai restaurant down the street. We’re familiar with a dozen different curries, and we always order some fresh rolls. But sometimes, the Thai restaurant menus we’re accustomed to at home are vastly different from the menus in Thailand. We’re here to bridge that gap. […]

13 Cool and Unconventional Hostels in Europe

Back in the day, a hostel was little more than a place to get a decent night’s sleep in return for a bit of cooking or cleaning and earning your keep. And sure, there’s a high chance that your family still pictures you scrubbing the floor before curling up under a flea-bitten blanket with a […]

One City Two Ways: Bangkok

With a myriad of cultural gems and a famously dynamic and diverse nightlife, Bangkok is a city where you can choose your own adventure. Travel experts Caroline and Phil are united in agreeing that Bangkok is one of the world’s great tourist cities, but their reasons for loving it are very different. Here are their […]

The 7 Best Travel Communities For Black Travelers

Exploring a destination with a group may help you navigate a new city better than you might have if you were traveling solo. But have you tried traveling with a group of people who inherently understands your existence? As humans, we are likely to group ourselves with people similar to us, so it isn’t a […]

A Guide to Barcelona Through the Eyes of Picasso

Pablo Picasso: one of the defining artists of the 20th century and a primary figure behind the Cubism movement. Although he spent the bulk of his adult life in Paris, Barcelona is where the legendary painter called his true home in times of nostalgia and sadness. Picasso was born in Málaga and later moved to […]

The Top Travel Trends and Destinations for 2020

At the beginning of my first big trip just a decade ago, I bought a hideously overpriced phone card, made my way to one of those famous London phone booths, and called my parents back in Australia to let them know I’d arrived safely. I used the same phone to call around to hostels to […]

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