Articles written by: Brad Nehring

Nasty Parasitic Infections to Avoid During Your Worldly Travels

Nasty Parasitic Infections to Avoid During Your Worldly Travels

Parasites, small organisms that feed off the blood and tissue of larger organisms (known as hosts), are living proof that the world is a creepy place.

8 Fascinating, Lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites

8 Fascinating, Lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites

Regardless of where you’ve traveled, chances are you’ve visited at least one UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Site.

Locating the Restroom in 50 Languages

Locating the Restroom in 50 Languages

It’s a common travel problem: you’re visiting a foreign country when nature calls, but you’re not sure where to find the nearest toilet. The locals don’t understand you, the signs aren’t helping — and your situation grows more dire by the minute.

The World’s Finest Casino Hotels

The World’s Finest Casino Hotels

Though they are most often associated with the gambling crowd, casinos offer so much more than table games and discounted cocktails. These idyllic establishments offer fine dining, luxurious amenities and attractions for guests of all ages.

New Year’s Celebrations Around the World

New Year’s Celebrations Around the World

For whatever reason — be it the universal recogniton of the passage of time, or the fundamental human urge to party — virtually every culture on Earth observes the arrival of the New Year in some capacity.

The Country’s Best Speakeasies

The Country’s Best Speakeasies

During the Prohibition era, speakeasies weren’t simply the hottest clubs in town — they were the only clubs in town, and illegal at that. When the 21st Amendment was passed in 1933 and Americans were free,

Everything You Need to Know About Ice Hotels

Everything You Need to Know About Ice Hotels

Where are they? Not Jamaica, for starters. Since ice hotels require constant subzero temperatures — and their proprietors like a steady stream of clientele — there are few places in the world where they can be built. In addition to the aptly-named ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

A Beginner’s Guide to the Pacific Island Nations

A Beginner’s Guide to the Pacific Island Nations

With tens of thousands of islands, islets and atolls scattered throughout the South Pacific, it’s easy to confuse the independent countries that govern them. Here’s a little background info to help you tell them apart.

The World’s Best Hostels by Continent

The World’s Best Hostels by Continent

Every year, Hostelworld.com presents ‘Hoscar’ awards to the finest communal lodging establishments in the world. This year’s winners (by continent) are:

Incredible World Records Set by Real-Life Travelers

Incredible World Records Set by Real-Life Travelers

Records are made to be broken, right? Well, if so, best of luck to you if you attempt to overtake these current record-holders – what they’ve accomplished is nothing short of superhuman.