An Adventure Traveler’s Epic 48 Hours In Hawaii

“I promise I’m not homeless, I just got back from a hike. I need one room for the night.” This is what I said to the clerk who then smiled and checked me in. Barefoot and caked in mud from the thigh down, I tiptoed to my hotel room.  I peeled off my second pair of […]

Maurica R

How One Day In Bahrain Made This Traveler View the Middle East Differently

I once held the ignorant belief that Middle Eastern countries were all similar. I thought that they were all countries with desert locales, all holding on to archaic and outdated interpretations of Islam much like Saudia Arabia. I was wrong. Each individual country holds a wealth and art, history and tradition that has withstood the test […]

Alicia Fort Anir

Why Setting Travel Goals Is Essential To Seeing More Of The World

I don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions. Well…scratch that: I don’t call them resolutions. I prefer to call them goals and I often keep them to myself. I wish I was into vision boards or writing things down, but at this point in my life, that doesn’t work for me. I think of goals […]

Brittany Walters

Want To Travel More In 2018? Here Are 5 Tips To Get Started

“I want to travel more!” Sound familiar? With a new year just weeks away, you’ll find yourself in good company if a desire to travel is on your agenda for 2018. The reality is that sometimes these resolutions are easier said than done. There are kids, bills, work, family obligations and a ton of other […]

Tausha Cowan

A Backpacking Adventure Through Barcelona

One backpack and limited cash was all I had when I arrived in Barcelona with my best friend. We were in the midst of a four-city tour in Europe and we wanted to make the most out of our three nights in Barcelona. After arriving in the city and observing the beautiful architecture, I had […]

Kimberley Richards

A “New” Type Of Tourism Is Expected To Take Over In Africa

Anyone who has spent time in Africa knows that the continent has an endless amount of experiences to offer every type of traveler, but despite the stunning beaches, cosmopolitan cities, unmatched dining and thriving arts scene, conversations around travel to Africa in the mainstream is still wildly focused on safaris and group trips. Immersive, experience-driven travel to […]

Travel Noire

The Joy of Being an Expat: What I Learned Living Abroad

On the evening of Saturday, October 17th, I found myself at New York City’s JFK airport with four overweight suitcases, negotiating baggage fees and trying to make sure I would arrive in Geneva with everything I thought I would need. I was scheduled to begin a new job in Switzerland, a country I had only […]

Wanderlust Simply

24 Hours in Konya

“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?” ― Rumi If you’ve ever been touched by the words of Rumi, you owe it to yourself to visit his home. Though not his birthplace, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad […]

Chantal Blake

5 Ways to Travel More Without Quitting Your Job

It seems every week there’s another story of someone who quit their job and flew off to some far corner of the globe to spend the next decade, or the rest of their life, “on vacation.” As tempting as those stories may be, they can also be unrealistic, overly idealistic and sometimes dishonest. Many of […]

Wanderlust Simply

Zambia: An Adventure-Seeker’s Playground

Most adventure seekers and safari enthusiasts would probably draw a blank when you mention visiting Zambia. Only those ‘in the know’ have an inkling to the natural secrets that this land-locked destination holds. One of the best-kept secrets is that the country hosts the world’s largest falling sheet of water. In case there is any […]

Bianca Malata

How to Eat Like a Local in Montreal

“There are three things you need to eat when visiting Montreal: poutine, bagels and smoked meat.” Ann Marie, my food tour guide and a lifelong resident of Montreal, ticked off the three items with her hand before leading the way to the first stop. Over the next several hours, we sampled our way across six local establishments in […]

Tausha Cowan

The Kentucky Bucket List

‘What exactly is there to do besides bourbon and barbeque in Kentucky?’ is the question that I continuously received prior to my visit, and quite honestly, I wasn’t so sure. Kentucky was never a place I had on my short list to visit, but once I got there, I was just as eager to make the […]

Erin Douglas

5 Reasons to Skip Paris and Head to Montreal

Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea.” While I love Paris and agree with this quote, I also think that Montreal is always a good idea. Maybe even a better idea than Paris. Why would I compare the two? Well, when one thinks of Paris, they often think of the romance of […]

Tausha Cowan

The Road Less Traveled: A Day in Luxembourg City

“Where are you headed next?” “Luxembourg!” “Oh cool…silly question, where is that again? Switzerland?” “No, but close, there’s a “Little Switzerland” in Luxembourg!” “Wait, I thought Luxembourg was a capital city in another country?” “Yeah, Luxembourg City IS the capital of Luxembourg!” “Oh jeez, get out of here before you drive me nuts!” “Haha, love […]

Khadijat Oseni

How To Plan The Perfect Roadtrip

Planes, trains and buses may get you where you need to go, but there is something alluring about hitting the open road to begin a new journey. Taking a road trip can be a terrific way to travel and see more of the city/country/state you are visiting. However, roadtrips can also be exhausting. Before you […]