Staff Picks

Parisian Vacation Fails
1. Pick one or two things you really want to explore. The only thing my family actually did was visit Versailles because we all love the history of it. However, be prepared for overcrowding and not re...
Nicola P. Young6 days ago
10 Backpacking Tips from Experts
Backpacking can be exciting, meditative, beautiful, great exercise... a lot of wonderful things. If you're not properly prepared though, it can quickly turn into a disaster. Out in the wilderness, lac...
Alexandra Mezeul16 days ago
Reverse Culture Shock
If you are unfamiliar with the term "culture shock," in brief it means the mental (and sometimes physical) reaction you feel against a new place unknown to you. For instance, you have never traveled t...
Crysta Coburn25 days ago
How to Celebrate Michigan in the Fall
Michigan is possibly at her most beautiful in the Fall. Leaves change colors, the air cools, food is preserved for the winter. Time for sweaters, thick blankets, hot cider, and bonfires lighting up th...
Letitia Paynea month ago
The First Backpacking Trip: What I Should Have Done
In May this year I embarked on my first ever backpacking adventure. In fact it was my first time leaving Europe at all. The destination was Vietnam, a journey beginning in the south with the sprawling...
Nicola P. Younga month ago
Soulstice's Kickstarter Campaign Gives You a New Way to Save the Rainforest, One Bracelet at a Time
Deforestation is destroying rainforests at a rate of more than 1.5 acres per second. If that rate remains steady, that means that 47.3 million acres of rainforest will disappear each year. The impact ...
Meghan Ta month ago
Traveler's Guide to Kauai
So you made it! You're here at the Lihue airport. You've been waiting for this day for a long time and it's finally here. You land and grab your luggage, what next? The island of Kauai is a magical pl...
Camille Halea month ago
International Travel Planning for Beginners
Everyone travels differently. There are some people who take months and months to plan a trip and then there are some who just pack a bag, go to the airport, and buy a ticket to anywhere. I prefer pla...
Marguerita Tana month ago
15 ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Locations You Need Not Be Crazy, Rich, or Asian to Visit
Crazy Rich Asians, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Singapore-born Kevin Kwan, officially became the most successful Hollywood studio rom-com in nine years after grossing $117.3 mil...