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The Swankiest Slaughterhouse in Patagonia

The Swankiest Slaughterhouse in Patagonia

Three days of airplanes, buses and hostels brought me from Colorado to the banks of Last Hope Sound in Patagonia, Chile, where I blinked sleepily into the icy wind and wondered why my hosts had sent me on a tour of an old meat packing plant on the way to the iconic [...]

6 Reasons to Travel With Your Honey

6 Reasons to Travel With Your Honey

Traveling abroad with the one you like/tolerate/booty call regularly/love can be very revealing. Nothing tests new relationships like a week long backpacking trip, or a month-long trek through some exotic land. While the prospect of traveling with a potential mate can be intimidating and may end in disaster, it can [...]

Hitchhiking Is the Only Reasonable Form of Transportation. Period.

Hitchhiking Is the Only Reasonable Form of Transportation. Period.

It’s true. You might get picked up by a dude in a van with a knife. Can’t argue the possibility. Odds, however, are another thing. Unfortunately there are no statistics available regarding the number of hitchhikers who’ve had weapons pulled on them, though I’m here to guess that it’s a [...]

5 Ways to Travel by Boat

5 Ways to Travel by Boat

When the temperatures rise, humans do three things. First, we complain about it. Then we get ice cream (go here for tips on ice cream treats around the world). Once we have those two obligations out of the way, we head to the water. And rightly so. Sitting on the [...]

6 Reasons to Brave the Rain

6 Reasons to Brave the Rain

The Pacific Northwest often gets a bad rep: home to several of America’s most infamous serial killers, hipsters around every corner, and let’s not forget the incessant drizzle. However, the PNW is also home to

The 5 Best Places to See Mayan Ruins

The 5 Best Places to See Mayan Ruins

The Mayans were a fascinating civilization known for their amazing architecture, unique written language and advanced knowledge of the stars. They inhabited a large region of what is now Mexico and the northern countries of Central America. The decline of their civilization is still something of a mystery, but their [...]

Rental Car Considerations in Argentina

Rental Car Considerations in Argentina

This is not the best way to learn how to rent a car in Argentina. It may be the second best, or maybe the third. The best way is to go to Argentina and rent a car, but do it in all the wrong ways. By bumbling every aspect of [...]

5 Unconventional Romantic Date Spots

5 Unconventional Romantic Date Spots

Valentines Day: the one day of the year where men frantically rack their brains for original and impressive date spots. But when the local restaurants have become redundant, you’ve watched all the DVD’s on the shelf, and exhausted all the other “go-to” ideas in your arsenal, what’s a guy to do? [...]

Finding Fun Anywhere You Go

Finding Fun Anywhere You Go

Certain cities are natural hotspots for all things fun. You’ll never be more than a few minutes from something to do in Los Angeles or New York, for instance. Chicago, too, has a lot of enjoyable recreational activities if people who live there are to be believed. In places like [...]

Six Novels to Read Before Traveling Abroad

Six Novels to Read Before Traveling Abroad

Books can transport us to other worlds–I mean look at all those celebrity “Read” posters at your public library. There is almost nothing better than pairing the perfect book with the perfect vacation.