Crossing the Panamanian Border - Part 3

Suki Tranqille
in Culture

So the journey continues...by now you know from reading Journey to San Vito Part 1 and Part 2, that very little went according to plan. At this point we are on a bus from Rio Sereno to Paso Canoas, an...

The Thrills of Skydiving

Benjamin Weinberg
in Culture

The airplane starts to whirl its engines and ascend slowly up into the atmosphere. I’m as calm as a Hindu cow trying to remain unaware of what I’m about to do. My instructor who is tied at the hip str...

Crossing the Panamanian Border - Part 2

Suki Tranqille
in Culture

If you've read Crossing the Panamanian Border - Part 1, you know what the plan was. If you haven't read it yet, you can find it here. Below, I am going to share with you how much of our plan we were able to execute. The day we traveled started well enough. The taxi driver arrived to pick us up 7:30 AM as requested. I was a little put off by the cost of $25 to the bus station given that it was only a 20 minute trip for us, however, since I don’t take cabs usually, I can’t say it was expensive, ju...

Day-cationing in the Finger Lakes

Marina Caitlin Watts
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I went to school in upstate New York (Cornell University, to be exact--GO RED). Even though a good portion of it involved slaving away for hours on papers and walking up icy slopes just to get to clas...

Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

Skunk Uzeki
in Culture

Everyone has heard of the tale of old Ebenezer Scrooge—a man who had all the money he could count, but never actually left his office long enough to enjoy it. Though Scrooge himself never existed, his...

Crossing the Panamanian Border - Part 1

Suki Tranqille
in Culture

In all of my posts, my goal is to leave you with a lot of information you can use for as a reference later—some of that information does involve costs. I do want to point out, however, that prices see...

The Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

Benjamin Weinberg
in Culture

Learning a foreign language often gets overlooked by those people who like to travel to different countries and have fun adventures, unique experiences but refuse to learn the local tongue while they ...

Why I Only Travel Solo And You Should Too

Natasha Sydor
in Culture

"A stranger sees us the way we are, not as he wishes to think we are." —Shadow of the Wind Exposed inquisitive exploration—that is what it means to travel the world, and in my case, solo; where experi...

Places You Can Visit for Under $25 a Day

Larry Romulus
in Culture

Vacations can be incredibly expensive; it may seem impossible to find a place to visit where you won't need to spend any more than $25. The image one conjures when you think of cheap vacations is usua...

Hong Kong: An Exercise In Controlled Chaos

Scott Snowden
in Culture

Despite the fact that Hong Kong is a modern metropolis and one of the financial epicentres of the world, strong local traditions are still not lost among the infinite cultural crossovers. Aromatic sce...

How to Stay in Shape While Traveling

Mackenzie Lu
in How To

Staying in shape while traveling became my jam on two epic road trips I took recently. When my kids became teenagers life got a little, well, complicated. We’d been through the normal ups and downs as...

Celebrating King's Day in Amsterdam

Scott Snowden
in Culture

The King's Day national holiday commemorates the birthday of the King of the Netherlands on 30th April and serves as a symbol for patriotism and national unity. The night before King's Day is also cel...

Beginners' Guide to Airbnb

George Gott
in How To

The grass is always greener... until now. A missed opportunity never feels good, especially when you could have avoided getting the shorter end of the deal. If you're looking for respite from the easi...

The Sky's the Limit at Skyspace LA

Yvette Cordova
in Entertainment

The Sky’s the limit in Los Angeles and thanks to OUE Skyspace LA, they’re giving Angelinos a bird’s eye view of the City of Dreams. This is OUE’s first attraction in Los Angeles and opened its doors o...

Abu Dhabi: Desert Rose or Just Dust and Rocks?

Scott Snowden
in Culture

Fifty years ago, Abu Dhabi was not much more than empty desert punctuated only by the occasional palm tree. Bedouin tribes still roamed, sustaining themselves by harvesting dates, pearls and fish. The...

From Skidoo to Aguereberry

Michele James
in Entertainment

So after visiting Cerro Gordo we headed into Death Valley. Our first stop was at Father Crowley Point. The attraction here is the beautiful geological formations, their colors and the fact that the mi...