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How Germans Celebrate Father’s Day

Father’s Day, or Vater’s Tag, in Northern Germany is an outrageous spectacle consisting of “bier,” brats, and manhood. The origins of this day are based on the public holiday Christi Himmelfahrt (Ascension Day), which marks Jesus’s ascension to the heavens. It is the 39th day after Easter Sunday and falls on […]

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6 Volcano Destinations to Cross off Your Bucket List

With Cost Rica’s Turrialba making recent headlines, there’s no better time to cross off ‘visit a volcano’ from your bucket list. From Hawaiian behemoths to Japanese giants, get ready to heat things up with our guide to the best volcanoes to visit. Mount Pelee, Martinique In 1902, the eruption of […]

Safety Tips for Traveling in Cities

Safety Tips for Traveling in Cities

Whether you’re touching down in Bangkok or Barcelona, Sydney or San Francisco, chances are you’ll be spending time in a major city for at least part of your trip. With their vibrance and culture, cities are incredibly fun for independent travel, but they also come with their own concerns. Here […]

6 Must See Sites in Myanmar

6 Must See Sites in Myanmar

Take in the smells of spicy foods cooking along the streets, men smoking cigarettes through giant homemade water pipes, and children and street dogs trotting alongside traffic on roads stained burgundy with splashes of betel nut spit. In a land where Buddhism reigns, the glittering tips of pagodas and temples […]

Father’s Day: A Quick History

Father’s Day: A Quick History

Father’s Day was established in the U.S. in the early 20th century but is now a worldwide event. Here is how some other parts of the world celebrate Dads. A Shaky Start The first observance of our day had a shaky start on July 5, 1908 in Fairmont, West Virginia. […]

Bushwhacking in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park

Bushwhacking in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park

The idea of a bushwhack is to get off the trail and blaze a new trail. This is easy to do in many parts of Alaska as there are no trails in the first place. Our guide told us that only 5-7% of the visitors to Glacier Bay National Park […]

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6 Things You Might Not Have Thought About for That Overseas Adventure

If you’re leaving the country—hooray! for you—there are a few things you might not have thought about for getting ready. Luckily for you, we did think of a few. Your Papers Please Sure everyone knows you need a passport to travel just about anywhere these days, but did you realize […]

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A Woman Backpacker’s Guide to Packing Light for Southeast Asia

Ladies, you’ve done it. You’ve booked your plane ticket to Southeast Asia…a most exciting and pivotal step in planning for your life-changing trip. Now, it’s time to buckle down and think about resources, gear and a backpack. Southeast Asia is filled with varying cultures, where conservative tradition is highly regarded […]

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Traveling

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Traveling

Sometimes failing at something is the best way of learning. And sometimes it helps to know that other people have made the same mistakes and that other people feel the same way about things. These are the six things I would love to tell my younger self before she’d set […]

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6 Funky Cruises

If you want to go on a cruise, you might prefer to find one that caters to your tastes or desires. There is a cruise out there for everyone—and we do mean everyone. Science Guys Next year you can hop a 14-day Total Solar Eclipse Cruise trip to Indonesia aboard […]