For more than 40 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has been compiling a list of the world’s most historically significant landmarks, settlements, and natural features. By the most recent count, UNESCO has officially recognized nearly 1,000 ‘Heritage Sites’ around the world; the newest batch includes [...]
When setting off on your globe trotting adventures, just remember that some of the richest stuff on earth is also the oldest. Ancient ruins remind us not to forget early civilization, a time without modern technology where incredible creativity was used to show passion for culture. These fading monuments tell tales [...]
Beaches respresent something different to everyone. Some see precious ecosystems, others valuable real estate, while a few of us just love playing in the sand. And as it turns out, beaches are universally photogenic — but we already knew that, didn’t we? Isla de la Juventud, Cuba [...]
The international tourism industry controls billions and billions of dollars of the world’s economy. Many cities, even countries, are made or broken based on the success of their tourism industry. In an ideal world, tourism
There’s a certain draw to Kenya’s safaris that make it a popular tourist destination. For one, Kenya’s Masai Mara Ecosystem holds the highest lion densities in the world. There are over two million wildebeest, zebra and Thomsons Gazelle that migrate through Kenya, and the country is home to over 95 species [...]
Every year, Hostelworld.com presents ‘Hoscar’ awards to the finest communal lodging establishments in the world. This year’s winners (by continent) are:
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.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are more than 21,000 threatened animal species on the planet (the organization’s ‘Red List’ is available online). While the majority of these species are
From the plains of the midwestern United States to the jungles of Southeast Asia, coffee is a popular beverage that many people love and need. In fact, in some countries people will literally tell you that they could not physically survive without this heavily caffeinated and delicious drink.
If your wandering the globe in random countries where you cannot speak the language, there is one essential word that you must learn in order to make local friends. This secret code word is not