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5 Tips for an Affordable Summer Vacation

5 Tips for an Affordable Summer Vacation

It’s summer! A time for running through sprinklers, juice pops in the warm sun, and family trips to remember for a lifetime—all of which, unfortunately, cost money. Luckily, it’s not too hard to have your fun in the sun and save on the price of said fun at the same […]

Get to Know Your Wurst: A German Guide to Regional Wieners

Get to Know Your Wurst: A German Guide to Regional Wieners

Germans are serious about tube-steaks, or wursts. Wieners, or sausages, in a bun are a staple food and an essential part of a Germanic meal. Every region specializes in wursts combined with an array of spices and flavors. Germany contains many regional specialties, but the popular wursts below are endemic […]

6 of the World’s Strangest Hotels

6 of the World’s Strangest Hotels

Tired of the same old turn down service? Bored with big chains? Add some excitement to your next vacation by booking a room at one of these incredibly cool and totally unique hotels. Bed down in a Beagle, fall asleep under water, or see what it’s like to snooze in […]

6 Underrated Cities Worth Visiting

6 Underrated Cities Worth Visiting

While cities like Paris, New York, and Tokyo get all of the attention, there’s something to be said about taking the road less traveled. Or in this case, visiting the city less popular. Coastal gems, historical treasures and awe-inspiring cultural hotspots are all featured in this guide to some of […]

The Medina of Essaouira

The Medina of Essaouira

Many of the cities in Morocco have a medina (old town) that are worth getting lost in, but there is something special about the coastal town of Essaouira. Not only was it named a UNESCO World Heritage site for its beauty and rich history, but the town is literally named […]

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6 Tips for Making Friends Abroad

Think about your favorite travel memory from a past vacation. Got it? Perfect. Now think about what made it memorable. Chances are that it was at least as much about the person or people you were with as it was about the physical place itself. The best sites in the […]

7 of the Best Travel-Related TEDTalks

7 of the Best Travel-Related TEDTalks

Got a bad case of the travel bug? You’re not alone. The remedy just might be included in the list below. Set aside an afternoon to take in these seven incredibly inspiring TEDTalks, all centered around the magic of travel. Warning: side effects may include an even larger urge to […]

One Size Travel Does Not Fit All

One Size Travel Does Not Fit All

There are many misunderstandings in the travel community. “Hard-core” backpackers are often “cruise-haters.” They raise their nose and discredit their travel experience as nothing more than superficial. Cruisers sometimes hear about taking buses, packing up their stuff every couple days, staying in hostels, and sharing bathrooms and think that’s a […]

The 10 Most Dangerous Destinations on Earth

The 10 Most Dangerous Destinations on Earth

Adventurous travelers pride themselves on visiting destinations that are often the beaten path. Places so remote and challenge that few others travelers are willing to venture there. They spend their vacation time wandering the Mongol Steppe, backpacking deep into the Himalaya, or exploring Chile’s Atacama Desert for instance. They love places […]

Istanbul 101

Istanbul 101

One of the world’s largest cities by population and the cultural and financial centre of Turkey, Istanbul is one of the most exciting places to be, and for good reason. Views of the water, breathtaking architecture, incredible food—we’ve got all the reasons you should make Istanbul your next holiday destination. […]