When the Foreign Faces Resembled Mine

When I was a child, I had the great fortune of traveling and living overseas. The cultures I’ve seen and people I’ve befriended have been amazing. But I must confess that it wasn’t until I was an adult that I had the chance to travel to a location where the majority of the faces looked […]

Shameka McDowell

Hamburg, Germany

Earlier this summer at a huge summer festival called Karneval der Kultern here in Berlin, a friend and I ran into some guys she knew from Hamburg. When I spoke to one of the guys about how it was living in Hamburg he proudly boasted, “Hamburg has more bridges than Venice!” Now, I’ve been to […]

Ebony Simon

Road Trip!

Selfies in front of the Taj Mahal. Sitting on Australian cliff sides. Lounging in a hammock in a serene lush green Bali forest. While jetsetting to exotic locations can beautiful, let’s not overlook our old friend, the road trip! Whether you’re taking a long weekend to reconnect with family and friends or planning a romantic getaway […]

Tammie McGee

Shine On: In Search of Cambodia’s Blessed Waist Beads

I’m from Brooklyn, and I know bling, so it didn’t take me long to spot the shimmer peeking out from around the waists of the Khmer people in my small, Cambodian village–my coffee lady, taxi driver, fruit vendor, phone card salesman, they all had a string of beautiful beads fastened to their waists. I wanted […]

Glynn Pogue

Serenity in New York State

At first, you don’t notice the subtle change in scenery; your senses are dulled by the whizzing of oncoming cars, stalled traffic, the fading in and out of radio stations and mental conversations about “what, if anything, will change while I’m here.”   It takes you a moment to notice the deep caverns of green […]

Mya Annan

7 Hidden Gems of New York City

From Times Square to the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City has a lot to offer a traveler. But the true beauty of the city is hidden in long forgotten alleyways and over looked neighborhoods. For those who seek to experience a New York that many have never heard of, check out a few of these […]

Yayne Hailu

Outlook Festival 2014

Outlook. Rocks. I don’t know how I formed the opinion that Outlook was solely a week-long Drum & Bass festival in Pula, Croatia, which wasn’t a big selling point for me; but I was ready to “go hard,” and try something new. My cousin decided that turning the big Three-O had to be celebrated in style, so as a […]

Natalie A.M

5 Tips for Traveling to the Greek Islands

Traveling to Santorini last September was most definitely one of the highlights of my backpacking adventure in Europe. From eating the most delicious seafood to swimming in the Aegean Sea, a trip to the Greek islands can feel blissful. However, I quickly realized that there is a lack of general information online regarding everything from […]

Danait Kidane

Namaste from Nicaragua

My recent trip to Nicaragua was meant to be about exploration.  I had it all planned out: hiking volcanoes, soaking up culture, chillin’ with indigenous people—the works.  I even packed a cool Tomb Raider ensemble, complete with a leg-strap sheath and knife for visual effect. Yup. I was ready. However, my plans derailed the moment […]

Nikiesha

24 Hours in Savannah, GA

The haunting beauty and charm of Savannah, Georgia is not meant to be reduced to a day. From its sweeping oaks adorned with garland-like Spanish moss to its immaculately squared off patches of history and legends scattered about as points of reflection throughout the city, the air of Savannah is one that thickly lingers long […]

Khadijat Oseni

The ABC’s of a Lovely Life in London

London is often left off the list when it comes to considering a long-term life abroad but, alas, leave London out no more! Affordability and Accessibility at ASDA – One of the most basic needs of all people is to feel sustained. Another basic need is more time. And yet another need in this day and age […]

Tammi LeShore

Seeing Madrid As a Local

While Madrid is full of plenty of tourist attractions, there are endless opportunities to have an authentic experience during your stay. Having lived there for six months, I found myself slowly emerging from the touristy areas to indulge in the many other activities and places the city had to offer. Here are five of my favorite places in the city worth visiting when you’re […]

Sienna Brown

Backpacking Through Southeast Asia

My friend Brianna is undoubtedly the most well-traveled 22 year-old I know. With a summer in Greece and study abroad experiences in Spain and Argentina under her belt, it came as no surprise to me when she announced she would be spending two months backpacking through Southeast Asia. Everything is low-priced, so traveling through Southeast Asia […]

Laura Hopkins

The Top 5 Botanical Gardens to Visit

Looking for a unique way to enjoy nature when you travel? Try taking a trip to one of the world’s most renowned botanical gardens. Botanical gardens are contained areas featuring a variety of beautiful and brightly colored flowers, skyscraping trees, and crystal blue waters in fascinating displays. They are as tranquil as they are gorgeous, […]

shightower

The Importance of Giving Back as a Traveler

Although eating at the local restaurants is daring, getting a cheap mani/pedi is relaxing and even buying trinkets to bring back to your boo at home is thoughtful, it’s only just scratching the surface as far as leaving a lasting impression on a community. It’s the American way to discard our worries when we step off the […]

Ruby Melton