Marisa Megan

Portugal and Brazil

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 […]

Your Alternative Guide to Lisbon

Lisbon is definitely the cool new kid on the block, but you’ll have to be in the know if you want be where all the cool kids are hanging out. Discover some of the coolest offbeat, artistic, and hipster hangouts, along with some of the best kept secrets in our alternative guide to Lisbon: Lisbon’s […]

Our Top Weed-Friendly Travel Destinations for 2019

Travel doesn’t have to put a wrench in your favorite hobby Recently, Canada made headlines by legalizing the recreational use of cannabis, full stop. But they’re not the first country to do so — nor are they the only weed-friendly destination in the world. If your next vacation requires a spliff (and some warmer weather […]

4 Must-Visit Portugal Cities Just Outside of Lisbon

After a few days in Lisbon, you might be ready for a weekend away. Sintra, Cascais, and Ericeira are great, but during high summer, the crowds in these popular spots can be unbearable. If you’re looking to escape the masses, head out to some of the coolest under-the-radar destinations for a quick getaway: On the […]

Warm-Water Coasteering: Our Guide to Taking the Plunge

Exploring the growing popularity of Coasteering, a shore to sea adventure sport. “There is nothing but you, the birds, the rocks behind you, and the water below you,” explains my guide, looking down a ten meter cliff into the ocean along the wild coastline of the Western Algarve. “Then you jump.” 
 The Welsh are […]

How to Spring Break in Baja Without the Crowds

Los Cabos is a prime getaway spot, but at Spring Break, the crowds that flock to the tip of the Baja Peninsula can be overwhelming. Just outside of the popular party town of Cabo San Lucas, however, true seekers can find hidden gems on the Baja Peninsula. If you’re looking for a chilled out, authentic Baja […]

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 […]

Costa Rica’s Volcanos: Visit These 5 Active Volcanic Spots

Costa Rica is an ecotourism hotspot teeming with biodiversity, breathtaking landscapes and plenty of friendly locals to show you around. This tiny country, like most of Central America, has volcanic origins, and these hot-lava cones have become some of the country’s favorite attractions. Of the more than 209 volcanoes are littered throughout this tiny tropical […]

How to See the World Without Destroying It

Traveling is a beautiful thing. You get to see the world, interact with new cultures, broaden your horizons and hopefully, learn about yourself and the world you live in. According to Statista, “the travel and tourism industry is one of the world’s largest industries with a global economic contribution (direct, indirect and induced) of over […]

5 Best Glamping Spots For You and Your Honey

Glamping, or luxury camping, has made a resurgence as a favorite travel trend. It’s a way of getting out into the world without sacrificing all of the comforts of home. And there is quite possibly nothing more romantic. The best camps are like the set of a film scene, allowing you to weave your own […]