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The World’s 7 Least Honest Cities

The World’s 7 Least Honest Cities

Traveling fills hearts and heads with lavish visions of food, frolics and fun. As humans, we make mistakes and accidently leave behind our possessions, in hopes that an honest individual will return our wallet, keys or passport. The dark side of tourism, theft, happens and instills fear and anguish. These [...]

11 Tips to Avoid Jetlag

11 Tips to Avoid Jetlag

Yuck, jet lag.  We all know the name, but do we know what it actually is?  Well the technical name is desynchronosis and it is a temporary sleeping disorder commonly associated with being generally very miserable.  Your sleep is off, you feel like crap, and it can really put a [...]

America’s Best Pancakes

America’s Best Pancakes

Pancakes. There’s something fluffy and magical about pancakes that makes Americans go “craving” on Saturday mornings. From buttermilk to blueberry, these hot cakes are convincing palates from Seattle to Hawaii. Get ready to dive into a tall stack of America’s best pancakes. 5 Spot | Seattle, WA Traditional are delicious, [...]

GET LOST in…Tasmania

GET LOST in…Tasmania

Welcome to this week’s edition of GET LOST.  Every week, I will analyze a new city that you might not have thought of visiting, and highlight the reasons you might travel and enjoy this new location! Where is Tasmania? Australia—it’s an island on the southernmost tip of the continent Best [...]

8 of the World’s Coolest Themed Bars

8 of the World’s Coolest Themed Bars

It’s hard to travel anyplace in the the world without encountering some sort of watering hole. But a themed bar? You won’t just find those anywhere. Here are some of our favorite themed drinking establishments across the globe. Baobab Bar (Limpopo, South Africa) The 72-foot-high, 6,000-year-old Sunland Baobab ― one [...]

How to Pack a Surfboard for Air Travel

How to Pack a Surfboard for Air Travel

Surf travel can be rough on your gear. Airline workers, cab drivers, and minibus operators have better things to do than worry about your pintail. If you think you can explain the proper method of attaching a board to a tuk-tuk in perfect Indonesian, then go for it, but a [...]

7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations

7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations

The African safari is a bucket list item for millions of travelers. The following destinations allow visitors to view iconic wildlife and stunning natural features, but they also excel in creating a full-fledged safari experience for their guests. Chobe National Park, Botswana If elephants are your thing, then this game [...]

How to Pack for a Surf Trip to the Tropics

How to Pack for a Surf Trip to the Tropics

Packing for the tropics should be easy. You don’t need much. Still, many people tend to make some serious mistakes when packing for their first surf trips to the tropics. Packing too much can be cumbersome. Packing too little can be deadly. While it’s always tempting to utilize the ol’ [...]

GET LOST: Granada

GET LOST: Granada

Welcome to this week’s edition of GET LOST.  Every week, I will analyze a new city that you might not have thought of visiting, and highlight the reasons you might travel and enjoy this new location! Where is Granada? Spain—at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains Best Time to [...]

Essential Accessories for Sleeping on Planes

Essential Accessories for Sleeping on Planes

There are many reasons why people struggle to sleep during flights, such as the constant cacophony of mechanical noises, the discomfort of economy-class seats, or general stress brought on by the countless “what if?” scenarios of air travel. Thankfully, there are plenty of solutions, as well. These accessories will help [...]