Articles written by: Brad Nehring

The ‘-stans’: A Comprehensive Guide to Central Asia

The ‘-stans’: A Comprehensive Guide to Central Asia

The geography of Central Asia has always proven to be a conundrum to the majority of U.S. citizens. The five former Soviet republics that lie between the Middle East, Russia and the Caspian Sea have

5 Countries with Travel Advisory Warnings (You Should Totally Visit Anyway)

5 Countries with Travel Advisory Warnings (You Should Totally Visit Anyway)

For the record, we are not encouraging you to visit places where your health and safety are at risk. But ‘travel advisory warnings’ can be misleading. While some apply to an entire country (i.e. Syria

The World’s Top 9 Rooftop Bars

The World’s Top 9 Rooftop Bars

While sipping a cocktail under the stars is arguably enjoyable at any establishment, some rooftop bars go beyond typical ‘outdoor boozing’ to deliver a first-class experience. Here is our list of the best alfresco watering holes across the globe.

Want to Teach English Overseas? Here’s How

Want to Teach English Overseas? Here’s How

In response to the crippling recession that has severely punked the American job market, thousands of men and women are exploring overseas teaching opportunities – some who wish bide their time while the market recovers, and

5 Cities Ideal for Solo Explorers

5 Cities Ideal for Solo Explorers

The fact is, some of us would just rather travel alone. Nothing against organized tours, beach house rentals or cruise lines (per se), but the most fulfilling trips often involve complete immersion in an exotic culture

The World in 30 Breathtaking Skylines

The World in 30 Breathtaking Skylines

If anything, these stunning images prove you don’t have to travel far for a spectacular view, no matter where you are in the world. And for the record, even at 30, this list was tough to pare down.

9 Things They Don’t Tell You about Joining the Peace Corps

9 Things They Don’t Tell You about Joining the Peace Corps

I had the great fortune to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer from 2006 to 2008 in the Republic of Zambia. The experience was highly gratifying, but to say I went into my service fully prepared for the challenges that lay ahead is complete and utter nonsense.

5 Countries With Shockingly Severe Drug Laws

5 Countries With Shockingly Severe Drug Laws

For the record, using illegal drugs in any foreign country poses potential risks. However, narcotics offenders in certain countries face steep fines, lengthy prison stays

Airport Amenity Awards

Airport Amenity Awards

Any frequent air traveler understands the value of airport amenities – and many pride themselves on knowing where to find the best of the best. Here