Lauren Allain

Washington, USA

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 […]

21 Boozy Travel Destinations For Wine Lovers

When Jesus turned water into wine, he was really onto something. If the Nobel Prize was around back then, he would have won for chemistry, economics, peace, and medicine. Since Jesus’ time, a few others have turned water into wine (with the helpful addition of a few other ingredients), and all over the world, people […]

The Best Unconventional Beaches For Your Non-Tropical Vacation

Pina Colada in hand, toes in the sand, serenity increasing with each wave as it quietly laps onto the shore and then disappears. There’s no denying a vacation on the beach is often just what we need to hit the reset button. More often than not, this idyllic beach destination belongs in the tropical family […]

Your Complete List of 40 Free Things to Do in Tokyo

Tokyo! The city you’ve always wanted to visit, and now you’re finally going. But your mom read on the internet (Facebook) that Tokyo is “expensive,” and she’s concerned about you. She suggested packing some granola bars to offset the cost of food. She’s not entirely wrong. The overwhelming sentiment is that Tokyo, and Japan on […]

8 of the Best Travel Destinations For the Casual Coffee Addict

Something magical happens when hot water pours over ground up coffee beans. It’s led us coffee-lovers to form a special cult of people traveling the world in search of the very best cup. If you love coffee, you loooove coffee. Every place has their own speciality, and often they’re unique enough to leave us saying, […]

3 of the Best Beaches in Hawaii For Off The Beaten Path Travelers

Some of the world’s most beautiful beaches lie on a chain of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It’s not a secret destination by any means. Babies are born with a desire to go there. It seems to be on everyone’s bucket list. It’s where nearly half the people from your high school […]

Your Guide to 2am Shopping in Seoul

The jetlag got you good. You passed out at 6pm after eating dinner with the old folks, which was actually breakfast time back home. Fast-forward to now: 1am. You’re beyond wide awake and ready to explore the city you wandered through with a hazy brain yesterday. In most cities, this would be a recipe for […]

Things to Do in Tokyo Beyond Shibuya Crossing

Neon lights everywhere, drunk salarymen stumbling in the streets, squishing yourself on the trains overflowing with hurried commuters, robots, steaming bowls of ramen, robots serving ramen — this is how everyone in the world views Tokyo — except those who’ve been there and found things to do in Tokyo outside of the electric city. Yep, […]

Iceland in Winter: Fall In Love With Reykjavik In Total Darkness

On December 22, Reykjavik will see just four hours of daylight from when the sun rises at 11:23am and sets at 3:30pm. During the daylight hours, the sun will rise to a max high of 3-degrees on the horizon, barely peeking out. If you think that visiting Iceland in winter sounds totally crazy, think again! […]

The Best Asian Festivals You’ve Never Heard Of

To fully experience a culture is to experience a festival — one where locals congregate to celebrate their home, traditions, and seasons. Attending one of these lesser-known Asian festivals is a sure fire strategy of gaining insight into what life truly looks like in Asia. February 19, 2019 Standing on the beach in the February […]