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So Bored7 hours ago
Lotus
The “Lotus” by Michael Allison incorporates old thrown away bicycle frames to create a uniquely designed lotus flower shaped bike rack. The bottom of the bike rack is green representing the base and r...
Jennifer York8 hours ago
Walking in the Footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe
Master of horror, inspiration to many, Edgar Allan Poe left his indelible mark on the literary world. Born 1809 to Eliza and David Poe, Poe's parents were actors. David Poe was an unstable alcoholic w...
Rana Ali9 hours ago
Bliss
I'm living in Abbotsford, British Columbia with my older brother in a cheap rent, two bedroom apartment in a bit of a problematic neighbourhood. It's probably the one thing that makes me feel grateful that up till this point, I've lived a pretty sheltered life. Moving here from Saudi Arabia as an adult hasn't been the same as moving to Edmonton, Alberta with my family when I was four years old. For starters, when I was a kid, I didn't recognise the differences in the cultures and lifestyles. I a...
Oliver Rind11 hours ago
Of Hobos and Bears
This episode in my life was one of the more peculiar ones that I’ve ever experienced in my short existence on God’s good earth. It was the twentieth day of my travels across the Great White North, and...
5 Reasons Why Travel Matters
As an outdoors and travel blogger I’ve been to some incredible places and done some amazing things, but one thing I’ve learned is that the benefits I get from traveling aren’t just confined to exotic ...
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Yat Yu12 hours ago
Travel Safe: How to Dress in Iran
After spending ten months traveling around the world, I must say that Iran was one of my favorite countries to travel. It is a lovely country with rich, cultured background and extremely friendly peop...
best_of _Taraa day ago
Have You Ever Had Your Fortune Told on Your Travels?
The queue was long and disorderly which made me more anxious. The monk on the other side of the counter, dressed in his traditional orange robe, was solemnly taking the thin, pink pieces of paper give...
Ari Gold7 days ago
My Summer Vacation at the Yugoslav Cheapo Film Festival
"The problem with Serbia," my friend Danilo told me, smiling over his beer, "is that here you know everything, but you can do nothing." I couldn't argue with him — six weeks before the fall of Milosev...
Jose Gabriel16 days ago
What It Means to be Canadian
What do you think makes you a Canadian? Is it about just living in the country? Owning a passport that declares so? Root for the Maple Leaf’s next game? Even being a fan of hockey for that matter? Doe...
Kaitlin McKenzie25 days ago
The Perfect Bali Travel Read
The Tale of Bali, or Love and Death in Bali as it is also titled, came to me wonderfully and randomly. I was staying in Ubud for the second time on my trip, having returned early from the beautiful bl...
Tomás Brandãoa month ago
Rotterdam, A Home Away from Home
This past weekend I did some travelling once more, this time to Rotterdam, and let me tell you, it was fantastic. Right now I’m at a crossroad in my life, perhaps another post soon will explain it, bu...
Madeline Basirico2 months ago
Top Vacation Spots for History Nerds
Everyone has different preferences when they travel. Some people need to be able to relax on the beach and get some sun. Others love to camp in the woods and be one with nature. And some people live f...
Travel Do's and Dont's
Walk a mile, or a thousand, in someone else's shoes. Travel Do's and Dont's from those who have been there, done that.
Guides
Wander smarter, and talk shop with those who've been down that road before.
Beginner Backpacker
The world is yours for the taking. Where will you backpack to next?
5 Reasons Why Travel Matters
As an outdoors and travel blogger I’ve been to some incredible places and done some amazing things, but one thing I’ve learned is that the benefits I get from traveling aren’t just confined to exotic ...
Cato Conroy5 days ago
Things You Should Know Before Traveling To Saudi Arabia
The Middle East is one of the few places where travelers often feel intimidated about going to. It's common knowledge that going to the wrong country, or even the wrong region, without knowing customs...
Travel Warnings and My Haiti Experience
Every time you turn on the television or get on the internet there seems to be nothing but negativity anymore in the media; from terrorism, shootings, to kidnappings, it’s getting out of hand in this ...
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David Archer4 days ago
While in Boston
Boston: birthplace of the American Revolution. If you ever visit this beloved city, you will be in awe within a matter of hours! I recently visited Boston and fell in love immediately. Being my first ...
Skunk Uzeki17 days ago
Best Party Cities For Backpackers
Backpacking is often called one of the best ways to see the world, primarily because it allows people to enjoy the full spectrum of the local color. Backpacking allows you to meet new people, try new ...
Evelien DMa month ago
What To Do Before You Go On Vacation
We all know some people who just go on vacation without a real plan. They sit at the beach for 3 days and then do something fun that was mentioned in a brochure at the hotel. They do have a great stor...
Jennifer York8 hours ago
Walking in the Footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe
Master of horror, inspiration to many, Edgar Allan Poe left his indelible mark on the literary world. Born 1809 to Eliza and David Poe, Poe's parents were actors. David Poe was an unstable alcoholic w...
Rachel Lesch2 days ago
Day at Old Sturbridge Village
I have not been to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA since I was six or seven, which is going on 15 or 16 years ago. Today, it was open for free as part of the state’s “Free Fridays” program, s...
Nathan Sturm6 days ago
Quest of the Phoenix 2017 (6)
Up at 6 AM again (after an eight-hour rest; hard to believe this is a “vacation” with me going to bed and getting up so early) and spent three hours preparing myself. First, I went and got a nice nutr...
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David Archer4 days ago
While in Boston
Boston: birthplace of the American Revolution. If you ever visit this beloved city, you will be in awe within a matter of hours! I recently visited Boston and fell in love immediately. Being my first ...
Laure 5 days ago
Meeting the Bats in Austin
I recently moved to Austin, Texas and I am really looking forward to discovering everything my new hometown has to offer. Watching the bats flying out at night has become a very popular thing to do in...
Gareth Johnson13 days ago
Travels with My Parents: Burgundy, France
My parents have always been great travellers, it's one of the gifts that they've given us as a family is a love of travel and the confidence to go out and experience the world. Although they're now ne...
Trycia Lino3 days ago
Mystery Spot
Just outside Santa Cruz, California amongst the massive redwoods there is a little known place called The Mystery Spot. The place sets itself apart from time, urbanization, and gravity. Yes, gravity. ...
Laure 5 days ago
Meeting the Bats in Austin
I recently moved to Austin, Texas and I am really looking forward to discovering everything my new hometown has to offer. Watching the bats flying out at night has become a very popular thing to do in...
Jordan Murphy14 days ago
Worth the Gamble
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. I zigzag my way through the airport crowd, in between the hundreds of walks of life who came from all over the country and probably even the world to be here. So...
Gina Mallonee15 hours ago
To Yorkshire with Love
Yorkshire offers a variety of attractions to the pedestrian historian. The county's lineage is full of Vikings and Romans, Normans and Tudors. Whatever era strikes your fancy there is something for ev...
Kristopher Cook5 days ago
Cold Jitters – Inside Rome’s Unique Ice Bar
Rome is home to some of Europe’s top nightlife. From the Gilda in downtown Rome to the Akab in the more rural area of the city, the after hours scene in Italy’s capital is as diverse as they come. How...
Ari Gold7 days ago
My Summer Vacation at the Yugoslav Cheapo Film Festival
"The problem with Serbia," my friend Danilo told me, smiling over his beer, "is that here you know everything, but you can do nothing." I couldn't argue with him — six weeks before the fall of Milosev...
Rachel Lesch2 days ago
Day at Old Sturbridge Village
I have not been to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA since I was six or seven, which is going on 15 or 16 years ago. Today, it was open for free as part of the state’s “Free Fridays” program, s...
Eli Sooker10 days ago
Why Travel is For Everyone: Anyone Can Travel
Now, I don’t know what it’s like where you come from. This might vary around the world. But in my country, especially the lower socioeconomic region I come from, travel is too often viewed as a privil...
Drew Lewis14 days ago
Luxury Within Reach
I get asked all the time how I am able to travel as much as I do. By the end of 2017, it will have seen me in Thailand, Washington DC, Atlanta, and Curacao, and possibly one other destination with all...
Phin A10 days ago
In Cahoots with Mahouts
It’s so hot, I can feel my face is reddening in the worst way. I was way too ambitious in taking on this path. Riding my bike everyday was no preparation for this. Removing the roots of a tree from th...
Gary Jacob17 days ago
Leaving
Summer is my favorite season. Even here, in Norfolk, when the humidity and heat become oppressive. Some days I walk down to the ocean in the early morning as the sun rises to watch the mist rise off t...
Emily Wong2 months ago
The Sweetness of Triviality
I love getting lost in the crowd. By getting lost I do not mean to lose the sense of directions, but the evaporation of self-consciousness and the inability to identify yourself as a separate entity f...
best_of _Taraa day ago
Have You Ever Had Your Fortune Told on Your Travels?
The queue was long and disorderly which made me more anxious. The monk on the other side of the counter, dressed in his traditional orange robe, was solemnly taking the thin, pink pieces of paper give...
Jocelyn White7 days ago
A Rose in Nara
I was breathless. Sitting next to Seini in the back seat of the Nakagawa family car, I saw Japan in a way my friends back home would never experience. We passed homes and businesses, bicyclists and wa...
SIR FRANCIS IV20 days ago
"Wanna Get Away?"
It's Thursday. It's 3 PM. You're about two comments away from telling your supervisor or employee where to shove that patronizing smile that they shine on you as they ask you another stupid question, ...
Cato Conroy24 days ago
How To Be Polite In the Middle East
When you're traveling abroad, it's absolutely vital to realize that you're representing your home country to the rest of the world. Whenever you're outside of your home country, you are a guest in som...
Emily Wong2 months ago
The Sweetness of Triviality
I love getting lost in the crowd. By getting lost I do not mean to lose the sense of directions, but the evaporation of self-consciousness and the inability to identify yourself as a separate entity f...
Nicole Mak12 days ago
The Best of Mykonos: Your Guide to the Island
The most beautiful thing about Mykonos is that from the moment that you first step foot on the island, you have complete control over how your adventure here plays out. Are you on #TeamNoSleep or are ...
Kate Korte17 days ago
5 Lessons Learned From 5 Months Studying Abroad
It’s hard to put the last five months living abroad into words. I’m keen for my next adventure and I’m still processing my exchange experience and the profound effect it had on my life. Moving or visi...
Beccandbeyond 17 days ago
Beach Essentials!
If there’s one thing I hate to do on holiday, it’s forgetting to bring something with me! What with the stress of last minute packing (which is often experienced by procrastinators like me), the rush ...
A Weekend in Puebla, Mexico
Things to do when spending a couple of days in Puebla and the sites you don't want to miss...
Jocelyn White7 days ago
A Rose in Nara
I was breathless. Sitting next to Seini in the back seat of the Nakagawa family car, I saw Japan in a way my friends back home would never experience. We passed homes and businesses, bicyclists and wa...
Ari Gold7 days ago
My Summer Vacation at the Yugoslav Cheapo Film Festival
"The problem with Serbia," my friend Danilo told me, smiling over his beer, "is that here you know everything, but you can do nothing." I couldn't argue with him — six weeks before the fall of Milosev...
Gareth Johnson2 months ago
Five Hot Destinations for Gay Travellers
Wherever you are in the world, it's never too early to start planning your next holiday, your next expedition, your next adventure. Of course, gay guys are a pretty diverse bunch of travellers, but as...
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J.C. Marie2 months ago
Me First
I have always loved travel, although I haven't done it nearly as much as I want to. In high school, I traveled to Italy and Greece and fell in love. The architecture was so beautiful, the culture so r...
Gareth Johnson2 months ago
Queenstown: A Travel Guide
Winter isn’t a lot of fun unless you are properly equipped with some skis and a hip flask. It was only a short flight to Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand but it felt like a world away fro...
Eslieann Lefler11 days ago
Two Wandering Souls
Little did we know, there, right in front of us, was change. For months I had been planning the trip of a lifetime. I had made spreadsheets and mapped out countless routes. Organizing each stop to cre...
Kate Adams11 days ago
California Dreaming
The first time I had gone on vacation to California was when I was 16 years old. My parents finally gave in due to my bugging the crap out of them to take me to Disneyland for my "Sweet 16" Birthday. ...
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Maryann Virack15 days ago
Senior Single Female Alone in Iceland
My solo travels have mostly taken me throughout North America; but this last trip stretched my independence and my endurance. I was originally intrigued when several months ago I saw an online mention...