The Best Things to Do in Hanoi (After Dark)

Hitting Hanoi’s dimly lit streets is easily one of the best things to do in Vietnam. The city’s chaotic vibrancy continues well into the evening, especially if you know the right places to look. Whether it’s dancing late into the night with a bunch of strangers or meandering through alleyway-sized markets, the capital of Vietnam […]

27 of the Best Things to Do in Dubai

In Dubai —the most cosmopolitan city in the Middle East—cultures meet and mingle, with the lines between them often blurred. The result is a cultural experience that is unique, awe-inspiring, and delightfully whimsical. Filled with some of the coolest things to do in the UAE, Dubai is a cityscape where you can experience surreal skyscrapers, […]

7 Adventurous Things to Do in the UAE

It’s no secret that the UAE is famous for its glittering skyscrapers, shopping malls the size of small towns, urban beaches, world-class art and culture. If city life is your jam, there are endless things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. But you might wonder: where does one go for a bit of adventure? […]

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 one of the best islands in Indonesia, the fabled Isle of the Gods. And topping all that off are legendary surf swells, powered by the pumping undercurrents of the Indian Ocean […]

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 […]

Koh Lanta Is the Island Paradise You’ve Been Dreaming Of

Whether you’re looking to get away from your daily grind with a vacation to a tropical island paradise or need someplace to recover after a full moon rager on Koh Phangan, Koh Lanta is the destination you’ve been dreaming of. Located in the South of Thailand in the Andaman Sea, it’s the perfect place to […]

Backpacking Southeast Asia: 41 Destinations That Won’t Blow Your Budget

Like a bar mitzvah or a grad party, backpacking the well-worn trails of Southeast Asia is nothing short of a rite of passage. For the budding traveler, the trodden route that links electrifying Bangkok to the temples of Angkor and the rolling surf of Bali is a chance to discover what street food and tuk […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Singapore Street Eats: A Guide to the City’s Best Hawker Food

If you call yourself a foodie and Singapore isn’t on your list of places to eat before you die, you’re definitely doing life wrong. Because it’s such a cultural melting pot — a beautiful blend of Malay, Chinese, Thai, Indian, and Turkish influence— street food in Singapore is the best around. Like Korean street food, […]