Photos Around the World

6 Awesome U.S. Islands

6 Awesome U.S. Islands

The Mediterranean and South Pacific are great and all, but one needn’t leave the U.S. to enjoy island life. Here are some of the country’s coolest island destinations. The Hawai’ian Islands Obviously, it’s impossible to choose the best Hawaiian island ― they’re all pretty awesome. So in order to help [...]

23 Amazing Images of African Wildlife

23 Amazing Images of African Wildlife

Anyone who has taken an African safari can attest to the sheer majesty of that continent’s diverse wildlife. We’ve assembled some of the best portraits of African animals large and small, doing what they do best in the wild. See how many you can identify on sight, then hover your [...]

Whistler’s New Campaign, Behind the Lens: A Q&A With Photographer Mike Helfrich

Whistler’s New Campaign, Behind the Lens: A Q&A With Photographer Mike Helfrich

Aside from being one of the top ski resorts in the world, Whistler is known for its cutting edge marketing campaigns. Take the Whistler Sabbatical Project campaign of 2011/2012: the contest awarded its lucky winner with the trip of a lifetime to Whistler, chock-full of unique experiences like heli-skiing, action [...]

Best Fall Drives in America

Best Fall Drives in America

The cool air and colorful leaves are upon us. But not for long as November is soon to approach. Leaves will soon change another palette and become one with the earth. Are you ready for fall foliage to fill your eyes with bright colors from nature? Now is your chance [...]

Countries Taking Back their Culture: A look at Vang Vieng, Laos

Countries Taking Back their Culture: A look at Vang Vieng, Laos

Whiskey buckets, mushroom shakes, and free shot: all enjoyed while on tubes going down a river! Vang Vieng was a tourism saturated village in Laos, located in the Vientiane Province, about a sickening four hour mini-bus ride north of the capital. The town lies near the Nam Song River with [...]

The World’s Ugliest Animals (and Where to Find Them)

The World’s Ugliest Animals (and Where to Find Them)

Any nature lover will tell you the planet is home to a myriad of beautiful, elegant, truly majestic animal species. But hey, they can’t all be lookers. That’s the mantra of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, an organization that sheds a spotlight on “Mother Nature’s more aesthetically challenged children”. UAPS [...]

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Fascinating Wedding Traditions From Around the World

Throwing rice, stuffing cake in your spouse’s mouth, flinging garter belts into the air ― these are just some of the strange traditions associated with American weddings. But as we’ve discovered, the U.S. isn’t the only place where bizarre nuptial rituals are considered the norm. It’s important to note that [...]

Subways of Europe

Subways of Europe

No, we’re not talking about the great sandwich shops of the Continent. We’re talking transportation here, and Europe has mastered the art of mass transit for years. Here are just a few of the main subway systems to give you a taste of what efficient transportation (something alien to us [...]

8 Globetrotters You Should Be Following on Instagram

8 Globetrotters You Should Be Following on Instagram

With more than 100 million registered users, Instagram is one of the most popular social networking platforms around. Not surprisingly, the online image-sharing juggernaut has been fairly popular with world travelers. Here are some of our favorite Instagram globetrotters. annasig There are few places in the world more photogenic than [...]

Bizarre Overseas Versions of Popular American Foods

Bizarre Overseas Versions of Popular American Foods

Feasting on local cuisine is one of the great pleasures of world travel. But sometimes, when we’re three weeks into our overseas jaunt, nothing sounds better than a plate of American-style fixin’s. While ordering a burger or tearing open a bag of chips in a foreign country is usually enough, [...]