4 Magical Locations to Watch the Sunset in Barcelona

It’s universally understood that each city has its own unique sunset. As evening falls over, Barcelona is filled with a special kind of magic: the Catalan capital is one of the most photogenic cities on the planet, a statement that holds especially true when the sun begins the set and the sky is lit up […]

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 […]

Japan’s Best Cherry Blossom Festivals for 2019

Cherry blossom season, also known as the sakura or hanami flower-watching season, brings life and magic to Japan each spring. Admiring the flowers’ fleeting beauty is a practice that dates back over a thousand years. The small, delicate pink sakura and ume plum blossoms flower at different times throughout the season. The massive bloom starts […]

The 10 Best Cities in Ireland to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

This year, ditch your sloppy ‘Paddy’s Day’ party and head to Ireland, home of St. Patrick himself, where all of the tradition started and the fun never stops. There will be plenty of spots to drink green beer, party in the streets, wake up, and do it all again, but surprisingly, most cities in Ireland […]

Hidden Australian Beaches: 4 Best-Kept-Secret Destinations

Any backpacker who has been to Australia will be familiar with the east coast. A well-worn tourist trail carves its way along the coastline from far north Queensland, through New South Wales, and down to Victoria in the south. When people say they’re going to an Australian beach, they mean they’re going to one on […]

Travel Malawi: The Best Backpacking Destination You’ve Never Even Heard Of

Malawi is one of those countries that a perfectly educated and worldly person can get through their entire life having never thought about. It’s fair to say that this landlocked African nation hasn’t exactly got a lead role on the global stage. If anything, it’s the kid in class who has to play background tree […]

Mysterious Places: 10 of the Spookiest Spots to Visit on Earth

If you’re into all things mystical, spooky, and mysterious, then you’ve landed in the right place. The world is filled to the brim with landmarks that remain unexplainable…to this day. Mystery enthusiasts: just like you, we’re all about indulging our weird and unusual interests, so we’ve created this bucket list of mysterious places that you […]

Castles in America: Discover Your Own Fairytale

Europe isn’t the only place with amazing ancient castles — America has its own short list of stunning palaces and estates that will make you feel like absolute royalty. No, Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World didn’t make the list, but you won’t be disappointed by our top must-see castles right here in the U.S. From […]

Best Winter Vacations For People Who Love the Cold

The best winter vacations don’t have to be all about sunshine and beaches. There are plenty of ways to have an awesome winter getaway — even when the weather is below freezing! Grab your hat and gloves and enjoy the crisp winter cold in these five cities. All fjords are wonderful, but in Bergen, the […]

Sydney City Tour: The Best Tour for Cyclists

One of the best ways to explore Sydney is on a bike. On two wheels, you can peek into the hidden nooks and crannies of the city and find some of its best treasures. This cycling Sydney city tour took me bridge-hopping past playthings of the rich and famous, transported me to quirky one-of-a-kind stores, […]

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, […]

4 Amazing Cave City Destinations on the Edge of Europe

Scattered between Georgia and Turkey are a series of cave cities that have to be seen to be believed, ranging from monasteries to hand-carved underground super-structures. Once you spot Vardzia on the mountainside, you won’t be able to look away. I definitely couldn’t. A huge swathe of mountain is carved out and honeycombed with caves […]