Forgotten sculptures of Athens and their stories

Forgotten sculptures of Athens and their stories

Outdoor sculpture has been everywhere in cities since antiquity. Sculptures have been made and adorned public spaces, buildings and private houses. Their purpose is to remind us of important historical events or people, but they are also used for religious and decorative purposes. Some of...
Hoi An is a must when visiting Vietnam

Hoi An is a must when visiting Vietnam

Where is Hoi An? Hoi An is a small ancient town situated in the central part of Vietnam and facing Thu Bon River. Hoi An is about 25km in the south of Da Nang International Airport and 170km in the south of Hue, the old...
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, althouth they are inextricably linked to the history of the city.Temple of Artemis...
How Japan Made Me a Better Person and Designer.

How Japan Made Me a Better Person and Designer.

A personal journey through aesthetic growth. While I was in grad school, I pushed really hard to have an excuse to travel the world and see what was out there that wasn’t NY. I especially wanted to experience traveling and living in Japan. It was...
Imperfect is Perfect

Imperfect is Perfect

Imperfections are what make the world beautiful. Being perfect isn’t what makes something beautiful — it is the imperfections that make these “perfect” moments and “perfect” places more special and, yes, more beautiful. This gorgeous world we live in is absolutely “perfect” for us —...
Ubuntu

Ubuntu

 “I am because you are”. The term “ubuntu” is a term that originated in South Africa (some say it is Xhosa, others say it is a Nguni Bantu term) that is loosely translated to “I am because you are.” In other words, my humanity is...
Five Hacks to Survival - Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Five Hacks to Survival - Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport TN — John Dabbs The hemlock boughs hung low, as the shadowy trail snaked beneath their towering trunks. Yes, it was right out of a horror movie. Before long we could hear the loud, repetitive noise of the wild. Barking with...
10 Travel Hacks to Hollywood

10 Travel Hacks to Hollywood

My family and I made the trek to Hollywood, by way of Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Sedona Arizona a few years back. We learned quite a bit while we were there. The weather was as pristine as it appears in the movies and...
How to Travel Like a Travel Writer

How to Travel Like a Travel Writer

The Florida Keys are calling. No, I’m not a Hemingway wannabe, but I am an admirer of his works. Last year funds were dwindling and stressors were eating at me. I was in need of an inexpensive vacation. The time had come. I switched gears...
How To Discover Yourself in the World of Travel?

How To Discover Yourself in the World of Travel?

The story was originally published here When the world is broad and massive, I tried to focus on something small— the raw and local culture. No, I didn’t take that trip to Thailand to feel enlightened, neither did I backpack with no safety insurance in...
Looking for a cure to wanderlust amidst the pandemic?

Looking for a cure to wanderlust amidst the pandemic?

A young French aristocrat from the 18th Century might have a solution for you  International traveling has been put on halt since the beginning of the year, with countries imposing different levels of travel bans and closing its doors to international travel. Many people have...
How to Embrace the Concept of Slow Travel

How to Embrace the Concept of Slow Travel

The key to multicultural engagement, immersion, and adaptation.  Eurothon-noun. A trip to Europe that is part-vacation and part-marathon due to the demands of a jam-packed itinerary in an attempt to see everything within a relatively short period of time. Coined by me and my cousins,...
Travel Is Not About Where You Go — It’s a Celebration of Life Itself

Travel Is Not About Where You Go — It’s a Celebration of Life Itself

Maybe it’s a reaction to the slow continuing churn of lockdowns, travel restrictions and the imminent end of summer, but I’ve been on a Parts Unknown binge this week, the travel show hosted by the charismatic and tragically late Anthony Bourdain. Naturally I began my...
The Unconventional Way I Saved $15k In 6 Months to Travel the World

The Unconventional Way I Saved $15k In 6 Months to Travel the World

It included many sleepless nights and a lot of self-control. I was 22-years-old. I had just graduated from college and was beginning my “adult” life in Washington, D.C. I began bartending at one of D.C’s top nightlife spots, a calculated move I had been planning...
Taking it Slow

Taking it Slow

It’s time for us to slow down and ask ourselves ‘why am I in such a rush?’ Modern life has us ploughing through a multitude of tasks every day — with a to-do list that continuously grows, we put unfathomable amounts of pressure and stress...
4 Things You Discover When you Solo Travel for the First Time

4 Things You Discover When you Solo Travel for the First Time

In the Days Before the ‘Rona, we freely enjoyed activities such as going to the gym, dining in restaurants, and drinking at bars. Pondering on these seemingly distant experiences, I reflect on the travel plans that millions of others and I have placed on indefinite...
Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

The honest opinion of an immigrant in New Zealand. Let me welcome you to my life. I am a 40-year-old Irish woman who was born in Dublin, Ireland until I decided to leave in 2015. I remember having a dream when I was 17 where...
How The World of Travel Will Change After COVID-19

How The World of Travel Will Change After COVID-19

What the future holds as the world begins to hit the resume button. While I write this at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, I can spot only 7 bodies sitting and wearing their masks in the already empty airport. When typically the airport sees thousands...
Covid Traveling is Anything But Routine

Covid Traveling is Anything But Routine

We escaped New Orleans because it no longer had the things we loved about it. Instead of live music, bars, festivals, and a collection of quirky locals, it‘s left with hurricanes, crime, humidity, poor infrastructure, and unemployed service industry folks. But what bothered me most...
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