Photos Around the World

12 of the World’s Weirdest Christmas Traditions

12 of the World’s Weirdest Christmas Traditions

Christmas in America radiates joy with traditions such as unwrapping presents on Christmas morning and eating turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. Bizarre, strange and eclectic Christmas celebrations occur around the world, making Kris Kringle question his worthiness. In celebration of the traditional, “12-Days of Christmas” song, below are 12 of [...]

It’s December! Where did the time go?

It’s December! Where did the time go?

I toyed with the idea of doing a year end recap with some of my favorite moments,  but then I thought, that’s boring, everyone does that! So instead, I am here to talk to you about my favourite ways to ‘take the edge off’. Yes, boys and girls, these are [...]

6 Must-Visit European Fall Destinations

6 Must-Visit European Fall Destinations

Looking to book a much-needed vacation but aren’t sure where to go? Why not head to one of these incredible European countries that promise to be at their all-time best this time of year. From historic road races in Greece to  folk celebrations in Ireland, read on for a guide [...]

Walking the Inca Trail

Walking the Inca Trail

In September, my wife and I fulfilled a long-standing bucket list entry of ours and hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Our trip came after more than a year of progressive hiking, and we carefully researched different trekking organizations in order to get the most out of our Andean [...]

6 Destinations That Are Incredibly Dangerous (And Why You Should Visit Them Anyway)

6 Destinations That Are Incredibly Dangerous (And Why You Should Visit Them Anyway)

There are many reasons to scratch a destination off your bucket list (lack of culture, butt ugly locale, boring natives), but a perceived—and sometimes real—threat doesn’t have to be one of them. Here are some tourist destinations that might not currently be the safest places to be, but are still [...]

October Celebrations Around The World

October Celebrations Around The World

Teng Chieh festival, El Dia de los Muertos, Alla Helgons Dag, Halloween… who knew there were so many celebrations taking place on or around the end of October? From days to honor the deceased to celebrations that span several months, read on for a look at these spooky celebrations around [...]

6 Must-Visit Haunted Hotels

6 Must-Visit Haunted Hotels

Fancy yourself fearless? You might be singing a different tune after spending a night in one of these allegedly haunted hotels. From the ghost-infested Hotel Burchianti in Florence to Tokyo’s decidedly creepy Akasaka Weekly Mansion, read on for a guide to some of the world’s creepiest haunted hotels. Sleep tight… [...]

6 Cemeteries Worth Visiting

6 Cemeteries Worth Visiting

Halloween may still be a month away but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to get in touch with the eerier side of things. Cemeteries often invoke macabre sentiments when in reality, they’re treasure troves of historical information, stunning works of art, and breathtakingly beautiful scenery. From famous burial sites [...]

7 Amazing Street Foods (And Where to Find Them)

7 Amazing Street Foods (And Where to Find Them)

There’s something about street food that can’t be beat. We’re not talking tepid hot dogs here but real, tasty, irresistible meals that just can’t be replicated anywhere else. Pad Thai, ceviche, Banh Mi, and poutine… read on for a guide to some of the best street food this world of [...]

World’s Cheapest Hostels

World’s Cheapest Hostels

Are you looking to save a buck? Or maybe a hundred? If so, get ready to rest your jetlagged body for pennies on the dollar. Luckily, your bed head won’t come from a cardboard box, but rather a cool, quaint and affordable hostel. When in Rome, be sure to save [...]