Don’t Be An Airbnb Horror Story

Don’t Be An Airbnb Horror Story

When choosing your Airbnb, use a critical eye. Not all Airbnbs are created equal. Airbnb at its best is an incredible tour for connecting travelers with a home away from home. In order to have your best experience, you need to do some work: Read...
5 Free Things To Do In Chicago

5 Free Things To Do In Chicago

We can all search for “free things to do in Chicago” and get the Lincoln Park Zoo, Garfield Park Conservatory, etc. Here I highlight some smaller gems, beloved by locals on a typical day! Chess Pavilion The Chess Pavilion is a hidden gem in Old...
What I Wish I Knew On My First Trip

What I Wish I Knew On My First Trip

As with anything, the more you do it the better you get. I’d love to go back and tell my 16-year-old self I only need a carry-on and not two checked suitcases for ten days in Ireland. Here I am 11 years later, with 50...
Reykjavik: Top 3 Places to Fill Your Belly

Reykjavik: Top 3 Places to Fill Your Belly

Kaffivagninn Iceland’s oldest restaurant! A true, authentic taste of Iceland. To this day, this is my favorite meal I’ve had overseas. While the food was a nice hardy breakfast before exploring Iceland, the atmosphere is what I’m still dreaming about. Wander into this local fisherman...
If You Don’t Want To Travel — We Won’t Be Friends

If You Don’t Want To Travel — We Won’t Be Friends

With every trip you take, you realize how much you don’t know. But if you never want to travel — you don’t realize how little you know. It’s a weird paradox. I am a firm believer that when you travel you become a better global...
3 Books To Read When You Miss Travel

3 Books To Read When You Miss Travel

Because We All Need An Escape The Alchemist | By Paulo Coelho “Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.” — The Alchemist When you feel uninspired, pick up Paulo Coelho’s greatest hit. Journey through...
3 Tips For Traveling As A Couple

3 Tips For Traveling As A Couple

Because no matter how much I love you, I still get sick of you. As the saying goes, traveling together is the ultimate test of a relationship. Sunsets and margaritas are all well and good, but it comes with delayed flights, rainy days, and lost...
3 Things To Do Downtown Chicago

3 Things To Do Downtown Chicago

Cindy’s Rooftop Views so good even locals like it. Overlook lush Millenium Park while sipping on a deliciously hand-crafted cocktail. While a bit pricey, the Instagram perfect Chicago views are what you’re there for. Lurie Garden Take a stroll through Lurie Garden, located directly across...
5 Western U.S. National Parks To See Before You Die

5 Western U.S. National Parks To See Before You Die

Grand Teton, WY Often overlooked by its Yellowstone cousin to the north, Grand Tetons should not be missed. Although smaller than Yellowstone, its lands are packed with wildlife and rugged western mountains. Grab your backpack (and plenty of water) and head up to Cascade Canyon,...
I Went To A Peep Show In Amsterdam

I Went To A Peep Show In Amsterdam

I had no intention of partaking in any of the guilty pleasures of Amsterdam. But after a few drinks and some persuasion from my travel companions, I thought: Well why the hell not? My pals and I gulped down our beer, and made our way...
Flying During Covid-19

Flying During Covid-19

Sitting at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, one of the world busiest airports, just 40 minutes before boarding, and the rows of empty chairs are an unusual sight. They seem to serve as grave markers of souls once continent-hopping. I love to sit in airports....
10 Beautiful Destinations Around The World

10 Beautiful Destinations Around The World

Cambodia Travel at glance

Cambodia Travel at glance

Brief of Cambodia Tourism Cambodia is an interesting country for any traveler to explore round about. Be alike its neighbors Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, Cambodia is depicted by many temples and peaceful countryside with cultures since 7th century. Nonetheless, after traveling through all these countries,...
We Can’t Travel — Survival Tips to Beat the Daily Grind

We Can’t Travel — Survival Tips to Beat the Daily Grind

 9 Ways you can overcome the tedium of being stuck in one place! I travel a lot. I am British; I live in Vietnam, so for my work, I have to travel to get to most places that are relevant to my research. My job...
If You Can Afford to Travel, Can You Afford Not to Travel?

If You Can Afford to Travel, Can You Afford Not to Travel?

Three years ago, I traveled with my husband and four-year-old son in Asia for six months. Despite being as careful as we could with our expenses, we came back with about six thousand dollars in debt in addition to using up all our small savings....
Learning To Lower My Mountain of Expectations

Learning To Lower My Mountain of Expectations

A pandemic journey on the Bhutanese way of happiness Although summer is gone, it will be months before rains come to California. About three weeks ago, over 10,000 lightning strikes ignited hundreds of wildfires across California. This unfortunate event is likely due to climate change....
Five Tips for Meaningful Family Vacations

Five Tips for Meaningful Family Vacations

Family getaways inspire and connect. During a three-and-a-half-year ex-pat assignment in Amsterdam, my husband and I, along with our two young children, traveled extensively throughout Europe and Africa. We approached our time abroad as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expose our children to different cultures and...
Revealing the secret sights of Athens

Revealing the secret sights of Athens

Athens is a popular tourist destination with many important sights of universal significance. In this article we are presenting 7 sights that are relatively unknown to the public and remain almost secret, although they are inextricably linked to the history of the city.Temple of Artemis...
The Japanese Alps: A Primer (Part 1)

The Japanese Alps: A Primer (Part 1)

Originally published here by Nils JohnsonThe Japanese Alps are a series of steep mountain ranges found in central Japan. I personally consider them the most beautiful part of Japan. It is a rather vast region with a large variety of cultures and landscapes. In fact,...
The Japanese Alps: The Kiso Mountains (Part 2)

The Japanese Alps: The Kiso Mountains (Part 2)

Originally published here by Nils Johnson Of the three major alpine ranges, the Kiso Mountains are my favorite. I lived at the base of them for two years. Every season brings a different experience. I explored the hot, monkey filled valleys in summer and the...
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