Explore Pisa In One Day

Many dream of packing a small suitcase and jetting off on a tour of all that is Italian. Marveling at the beautiful attractions that ancient Rome left behind or taking romantic gondola rides on the canals of Venice or perhaps trying to figure how the building of the leaning tower of Pisa went horribly wrong. […]

Bianca Malata

Discover Grenada

Picture this: days spent exploring fertile rainforests, visiting waterfalls and luxuriating on beautiful white sand beaches, and then nights spent dancing under the stars, club hopping and drinking Carib beer. That was my experience of Grenada. I’m pretty sure I fell in love before I even arrived. From the first glimpse of land as the […]

Travel Noire

The Legendary Colombia

Many of us are skeptics when it comes to venturing off to Colombia. From frequent chatter of drug cartels to exaggerated stereotypes, the country’s history has been plagued and labeled with violence. Rest assured, Colombia has come a long way since then. There’s a reason the Huffington Post coined it as the “happiest country” in 2013. […]

Nate Chambers

Eat, Drink and Travel…Gluten Free!

For people living with gluten allergies something as simple as choosing a meal can be stressful and in extreme cases mean the difference between life and death.  It also means that when traveling people with gluten allergies have to be uber aware of everything they put in their mouths, which can suck the fun out […]

Danielle Pointdujour

Health and Travel

We all love to travel and if you’re like me you also hate for anything to interfere with you fully enjoying your trip. Here are just a few, not so fun but necessary, health tips you may want to consider on your next adventure. Hydration Staying hydrated is the number one most important habit you […]

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The Luxe Life: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

In less than 30 years the United Arab Emirates has gone from desert oasis to a bustling futuristic metropolis synonymous with luxury.  If your mind can dream it, the U.A.E. can make it a reality.  The city of Dubai alone is home to record breaking and breathtaking sights such as the World’s Tallest Building, the […]

Danielle Pointdujour

Queen of the Jungle

My friends and I made the trek from our digs in the Isla Verde section of San Juan, Puerto Rico to experience a place rich in history.  The only rainforest system in the U.S., El Yunque is filled with thousands of acres of lush greenery, worn nature trails and stunning waterfalls.  Situated on a mountain, […]

Aja Williams

How to Visit a Balinese Temple

A trip to Bali isn’t complete without a visiting one of the island’s 22,000 temples.  There is a mode of conduct and dress that Balinese temple-goers must adhere to.  Tourism has steadily increased to the ‘Isle of Gods’ annually, this increase of visitors to the island has led to a surge of travelers seeking irreverent […]

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A Taste of the Best: Puerto Vallarta’s Café des Artistes

Almost immediately after stepping into the warm, tropical air that greeted me in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I began to hear word-of-mouth praise about the delicious wonder that is Café des Artistes. Beyond the praise, there was an insistence from locals to fellow foodies back home that this was the restaurant that I simply could not miss […]

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Where to next?

A few years back, I went on a study abroad trip to China for a month and came back with small souvenirs and stories for my friends and family. A year after that, I went to visit family friends and the oldest daughter, who was around 8 at the time, upon seeing me, asked in […]

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The Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Hotel

Between the extremely cold temperatures and the abundance of snow storms New York City has faced this winter, I’m over it all. The cold. The snow. The wind chill. With spring being a few weeks away, I’ve already been thinking about my travel plans for the upcoming season and have had my eye on Amsterdam […]

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The Art of the Staycation

If you’ve traveled for an extended period, moving back to your “home” city can feel a little…lackluster.  It’s tricky to maintain the fun and spontaneity of travel when you’re consumed with living your everyday life.  In light of this struggle, I’ve decided to embark on a few staycations.  Now I know the term may not […]

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5 Stunning Sights in Arizona

Arizona, the 6th largest state in the US is home to some of the most breathtaking views in the world. While the state is best known for its desert landscape, incredibly picturesque mountains and plateaus are found in more than half of the state. These photos below capture some of the unbelievable beauty found here: 1. Sonoran Desert The […]

Nicole Grimes

Three Days in Berlin

On my recent long weekend trip to Berlin I wanted to discover what the city had to offer. I only had three days so this meant good walking shoes, U and S Bahn (station) maps and a street map. My itinerary included the highlights of the city, recommendations from insiders and hidden gems. Upon dropping […]

Joke Karibo

The Career Break

Several months ago, I attended a meet up held by Meet, Plan, Go in conjunction with AFAR. The topic of discussion: taking a “career break” to travel the world. The concept is interesting—leaving your job and life behind to experience different countries and cultures for an extended period of time. While I’m not at the […]

Tausha Cowan