35 Essential Things to Do in Beijing

Beijing is a city of contrasts and a metropolis in constant flux. The Chinese capital’s wide boulevards and modern skyscrapers have been rapidly eclipsing the charming hútòngs (alleyways) and sìhéyuàn (courtyard homes) for decades, but there is still plenty of history and culture in the ‘Jing. From exploring the Forbidden City and riding bicycles through […]

New River Gorge National Park: The Complete Guide for 2021

With 53 miles of free-flowing white water cutting through sandstone cliffs as high as 1000 feet tall, New River Gorge National Park is the adventure hub of West Virginia—but not everyone knows that yet. Recently added to the U.S’s prestigious list of national parks, this spot is bound to see a huge spike in popularity […]

10 of the Best Things to Do in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Perched on the edge of the continent, St. John’s is not only Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital, but its largest city. Founded in 1497, it is arguably the oldest European settlement in North America and its most easterly. Noted for its brightly painted rowhouses, foggy weather, and a culture best described as the-most-Irish-place-outside-of-Ireland, St. John’s is […]

From Surfing to Solitude: 8 of the Best Beaches in Southern Mozambique

If you like pristine, off-the-beaten-path beaches, Mozambique is the place for you. Get lost in more than 2300 km of nearly untouched coastline that holds everything a beach lover could ever want: from the perfect point break to a lonely walk on an empty shoreline. This list of the best beaches in Southern Mozambique is […]

33 of the Best Things to Do in India

India is a vibrant and cacophonous country with something new around every corner. The nation is home to some of the highest mountains in the world, vast expanses of picturesque beaches, cool hill stations, and famous backwaters. India is the birthplace of yoga and a home to the Dalai Lama. Its people are incredibly diverse, […]

Colorado National Parks: Ranked

“Nil Sine Numine” — Nothing Without Providence. It’s a fitting motto for a state that seems to be providentially blessed with beauty in every corner. Colorado is home to some of the most varied terrain in the continental United States, with its mountains, mesas, and deserts preserved in four national parks. If you’re feeling overwhelmed […]

9 of the Best Places to See the Sunset in San Francisco

Something about a West Coast sunset hits differently. Maybe it’s the knowledge that we’re some of the last people to see the sun go down in the U.S., or maybe it’s just the golden glimmer over the Pacific. Either way, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more magical experience than a San Francisco sunset. No […]

14 Green Travel Destinations For Your Bucket List

“Are they talking about sustainability or what?”  —Most people, before reading this introduction.  No folks, we’re talking about literally green places— although it makes sense that the two usually go hand-in-hand. From rainforests and misty pine tree-covered wonderlands to emerald-colored palaces and living, breathing skyscrapers, “green travel” brings an impressive amount of beauty. Buckle up […]

10 of the Best Towns to Visit in the Cotswolds, UK

Oozing old-world charm, the honey-hued sandstone villages of the Cotswolds are unapologetically quaint. Tucked away in the rolling hillsides two hours west of London, this postcard-perfect corner of Britain is quintessential English country living. Roadside stands selling honour system cake and jam, Sunday roasts by the fireside, and delightfully long country strolls are all part […]

10 Theme Park Celebrations For a Holly, Jolly Holiday

We know 2020 has been a real Scrooge, but even with modified offerings and health measures in place, theme parks around the world are bringing major Christmas cheer this holiday season. From festive decor to live entertainment and over-the-top holiday treats, even that mean old Scrooge might get a smile on his face. There’s snow […]

21 Travel Gifts for Socially Responsible Gift Giving in 2021

We made it; 2020 is in the rearview mirror. After a truly chaotic, hectic, Grinch-filled year, we decided to put together a list of companies and products that kept us feeling hopeful. We present to you: the socially responsible travel-lovers gift guide, highlighting women-owned, BIPOC-owned, LGBTQ-owned, eco-friendly, and purpose-driven brands that are making our 2020 […]

Great Sand Dunes National Park: The Complete Guide for 2021

Imagine taking a piece of the Sahara Desert and plopping it in the middle of Colorado. Now you have a pretty good idea of what to expect from this uber-unique US national park. Nestled between the snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east and the expansive San Luis Valley to the west, the park’s […]