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  • Emma Styles
    Published about 5 hours ago
    Once Upon a Time, We Stood Side by Side...

    Once Upon a Time, We Stood Side by Side...

    I was already planning to leave Paris when lockdown began and so, with Macron's announcement, I felt that I had little choice but to return to my home country; tiny old England. With a one way ticket to Athens, and a sailing course waiting for me in Corfu, I was packing up my life by March, and just starting to get anxious that Coronavirus would derail my plans. And, of course, that's exactly what did happen. Having just quit my job, and due to soon hand in the keys to my apartment, my flight was cancelled, and so instead I found myself taking a last minute Eurostar to good old London, quite unsure as to what I would do next.
  • Claire Raymond
    Published a day ago
    One Van No Plan: Please Leave Us Alone
  • Alexis Rose Junge
    Published a day ago
    Travel the world as a broke 20 year old
  • Natalia Baranova
    Published a day ago
    Tropical storm.

    Tropical storm.

    During that time, I didn't have much planned. I was sleeping late until I became bored with hitting snooze on my alarm. I spent all my time alone without a purpose or a place to be at.
  • Kt Anderton
    Published a day ago
    Flashback to my travels before lockdown

    Flashback to my travels before lockdown

    While I'm not alone, by "before COVID-19" story is a little bit different. Just one day before England (my home country) went into lockdown, I was in Indonesia.
  • Rashmi Lakshika Lankeshwarage
    Published 2 days ago
    A Beach Vacation in Sri Lanka

    A Beach Vacation in Sri Lanka

    Beaches have always been my favourite holiday getaway. Beaches never let you down. No matter the hour of the day or the people who you are with, you always find new and exciting things to experience like build sand castles with your little ones, watch the sunset filled with astonishing colours with your partner, dance at a beach party with your friends or enjoy a relaxing walk on the sandy beach by yourself. So, I am always on the search for new beach destinations and experiences and I came across this small tropical island in the Indian Ocean named Sri Lanka. It seemed like a beautiful place to visit, so I did.
Staff Picks
  • Emma Styles
    Published 5 days ago
    Lockdown, On My Terms

    Lockdown, On My Terms

    Lockdown began as I packed my bag for a summer at sea. Plane ticket ready. Boat waiting. Life neatly packed away. It was a trip I'd been planning for months, a summer of adventure like I'd dreamed of for over a decade. All on hold, for now.
  • Nicole Renard
    Published 11 days ago
    10 Can't Miss Coffee Shops in Los Angeles, CA

    10 Can't Miss Coffee Shops in Los Angeles, CA

    Before I moved to LA I knew nothing about coffee. My knowledge didn’t even go beyond the walls of the nearest Starbucks where I used to order a tall – whatever the most basic white girl drink is. (with almond milk – oooo, feisty I know)
  • Fatima Elmusbahi
    Published 14 days ago
    What I learnt from my first solo trip abroad

    What I learnt from my first solo trip abroad

    Travelling solo, lost in the wanderlust is something we all contemplate at some point. Be it before we commit to those years of college, or just before we see ourselves settling down and starting a family-we all want to be out there, putting the contentment of our adventures in the hands of the maps that navigate us.
  • Cohlab-NyC
    Published 20 days ago
    48 Hours In New York City – A Complete Itinerary From A Local

    48 Hours In New York City – A Complete Itinerary From A Local

    New York is a city like no other! The only city that can be exhausting and exhilarating, all at the same time. If this isn’t #1 on your bucket list, well, go on.. add it now!
  • Heather Lee
    Published 24 days ago
    She Left Her Heart In Colorado

    She Left Her Heart In Colorado

    She's ready. She's so unbelievably ready... So ready, in fact, that she's not even phased by the ungodly time of a 4am departure.
  • Abby Beth
    Published 25 days ago
    I'm Leaving Today

    I'm Leaving Today

    New York, what a beautiful city. Why would I know that? Well, that's easy. The city has been in countless movies and TV series available globally - yet it's popularity reaches deep into every person's heart. All of us would somehow has an image in mind of what New York looks like, whether it's the Statue of Liberty, Central Park or the yellow cabs.
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Activities
  • Cooper
    Published 3 days ago
    Preparing For A Fishing Trip

    Preparing For A Fishing Trip

    Fishing is probably not the most interesting to do. The good thing is that there are a good number of people that love fishing. They even set out a plan where they can charter a ship and head out to sea to do some fishing. When you want to go fishing or something along the lines of fishing out in the open sea, you need to plan for this trip ahead.
  • Elizabeth Krupka
    Published 3 days ago
    11 Guys, 1 Girl, & Free Refills.

    11 Guys, 1 Girl, & Free Refills.

    Frequently I say yes to trips, and assume I'll be able to use my skills in marketing to pitch my friends to come along for the ride. A ski trip to Japan was no exception.
  • Wendy
    Published 6 days ago
    Summer Camping Trip
America
  • Daniel Goldman
    Published 4 days ago
    Looking out my Window, and Creating What I Want to See

    Looking out my Window, and Creating What I Want to See

    I live in Goshen, a semi-rural town, in Orange County New York. Technically the town is a suburb of New York City. But it's a lot more peaceful than NYC generally is. Maybe peaceful isn't the right word for it. There's been a name for this town, that's stuck around for many decades: "slow motion Goshen." Even the village itself is slow. But I live outside the village, so there aren't too many buildings in the area.
  • QUEENIE•BLACK
    Published 4 days ago
    NYC Landscape

    NYC Landscape

    The New York City summer breeze gently swarms into my room tickling the bottom of my left foot. Rainbow sparkling lights begin to dance around on my orange wall migrating into the “Good Times” painting by Ernie Barnes.
  • Angela Lutton
    Published 5 days ago
    Another Trip to Gloucester

    Another Trip to Gloucester

    As the holiday weekend approaches, my husband and I are looking forward to our journey to the summer home in Gloucester. We recently renovated the house, and between the new cabinets of dark midnight blue and slate grey, the new faux wood floors, open floor space, new yellow and egg shell paint; the house is almost brand new again. Gone is the drabness of the seventies chic. The old dark wooden cabinets, the drabness of the foam green and, baby blue paint all but a memory preserved in old photographs of the past. Luckily the orange shag rug had disappeared before I got there but there is evidence of that in the old photographs as well.
Asia
  • Rashmi Lakshika Lankeshwarage
    Published 2 days ago
    A Beach Vacation in Sri Lanka

    A Beach Vacation in Sri Lanka

    Beaches have always been my favourite holiday getaway. Beaches never let you down. No matter the hour of the day or the people who you are with, you always find new and exciting things to experience like build sand castles with your little ones, watch the sunset filled with astonishing colours with your partner, dance at a beach party with your friends or enjoy a relaxing walk on the sandy beach by yourself. So, I am always on the search for new beach destinations and experiences and I came across this small tropical island in the Indian Ocean named Sri Lanka. It seemed like a beautiful place to visit, so I did.
  • CmanTang
    Published 3 days ago
    Everything you should know about Thailand

    Everything you should know about Thailand

    The Kingdom of Thailand is abbreviated to Siam, which was the name of Thailand until May 11, 1949. Known as the "Land of Smiles", this place has become one of the most popular travel destinations for tourists worldwide. Thailand's popular tourist cities include Chiang Mai and Phuket in the north, the sunny islands of Koh Samui and Phuket in the south, the fashionable and modern capital of Bangkok in the center, the historical capital of Ayutthaya and Pattaya, known as the "Hawaii of the East".
  • Anna Merabishvili
    Published 3 days ago
    Indonesia beyond Bali

    Indonesia beyond Bali

    If you ask an average person if they have ever visited Indonesia, they will say yes and tell you all about their holiday to Bali, where they stayed in a luxury and cheap villa in Ubud with an infinity pool.
Budget Travel
Culture
  • Vijay Chakravarty
    Published 5 days ago
    What learning the English language meant for me as a non native English speaker

    What learning the English language meant for me as a non native English speaker

    There are things I overhear which push my brain into contemplation. During my last visit to the grocery store, there was a couple along with their 4 year old choosing biscuits for themselves. The mother was showing different brands to her kid, opening up Robert Frost's two roads diverging into a wood for her child! The activity doesn't invite much attention, really, for it's quite normal. But what struck me was the language that the mother used with her child. English!
  • Kirsten
    Published 9 days ago
    Why I left NYC (& I'm not going back)

    Why I left NYC (& I'm not going back)

    I grew up in NYC and spent most of my life there, even attending college at NYU. I've seen my city at its best and worst. I remember 9/11 and years from now I will say I remember Gov. Cuomo's press conferences. Still, I've been itching to leave this city for a while. As rent prices and college costs grew, I realized that living in NYC as a young person is often unsustainable unless you have a very high paying job. When I traveled, I found many other cities that didn't have this problem to the extent of NYC, and that people were less stressed and happier. NYC is also often quite disgusting. There are smells of urine, trash, and homeless people who haven't showered. There are rats, cockroaches, and too many pigeons. Now that COVID-19 has driven out many of the commuters, tourists and workers that would create such a high density population in the city, I wonder if these problems will change. Recently my friend in Brooklyn sent me a news article about homeless people being found dead in the subway. This is horrifying. I hope that COVID-19 will wake us up to help these vulnerable populations. Even before the pandemic, I always found the inequality in NYC to be striking considering the extremes of lifestyles on display. I attended an elite private school in Manhattan, and would often see children of the uber-wealthy get driven to school in black SUVs. COVID-19 has only made these differences more noticeable as the poor face more difficulties in beating the disease. For me, living in NYC has lost its magic, perhaps because it no longer feels like a place where anyone with enough drive and a bit of luck can make it. Instead, it has become a place of the haves and have-nots, which is often decided by the lottery of birth. Living in NYC seems like an endless rat race to me, although perhaps this will change as many have fled the city to work from home in various states. I made the decision to move to Europe (a plan I had decided upon before COVID-19) and although it initially appeared to be the epicenter of the disease, I think the way many European countries have responded to the virus has been admirable, as well as reassuring that a universal health care system is the way to go. I have been living in Germany for the past two months and really enjoying the ability to get fresh air, sun and nature without much stress. I feel healthier here.
  • Amargeaux Rai
    Published 11 days ago
    Time to Learn Spanish!! Chap. 1

    Time to Learn Spanish!! Chap. 1

    Oh, hey!! You're back!!
Europe
  • Emma Styles
    Published about 5 hours ago
    Once Upon a Time, We Stood Side by Side...

    Once Upon a Time, We Stood Side by Side...

    I was already planning to leave Paris when lockdown began and so, with Macron's announcement, I felt that I had little choice but to return to my home country; tiny old England. With a one way ticket to Athens, and a sailing course waiting for me in Corfu, I was packing up my life by March, and just starting to get anxious that Coronavirus would derail my plans. And, of course, that's exactly what did happen. Having just quit my job, and due to soon hand in the keys to my apartment, my flight was cancelled, and so instead I found myself taking a last minute Eurostar to good old London, quite unsure as to what I would do next.
  • Sophia Carey
    Published 4 days ago
    Fly Me to the Moon

    Fly Me to the Moon

    If you had looked just to the right of the moon at 9:20pm on May 27th, you would have seen a rocket pass by. Or, you wouldn’t have, because it was postponed at the last minute, and what you would have actually seen at 9:20pm was me, sat by the water, looking just to the right of the moon.
  • Jack Johnson
    Published 5 days ago
    Top 5 scenic routes in the UK

    Top 5 scenic routes in the UK

    The carbon emissions produced by the automotive sector have came up against barrels of criticism in recent times, from environmental groups and European governments alike. These discussions have prompted manufacturers to revise traditional forms of motoring and consider new alternatives, one of which is the all-electric alternative to existing harmful fuels such as petrol and diesel. The perception of electric vehicles is set to evolve, with a steer towards conserving the earth’s finite resources and reducing harmful gaseous emissions.
Female Travel
  • Shane
    Published 9 days ago
    Live it up!! Bi*@H

    Live it up!! Bi*@H

    I need a vacation asap!!! My friend and I were talking about leaving and going on vacation for the past 6 months. We haven't seen each other in the last 8 months so it was long over due. She stayed in another city and I had just move back to North Carolina after staying in another state for about 4 years. A lot of things had changed since the last time we seen each other but at the end of the day that was still my girl so it was time to get turnt up for the summer. Our friend wanted us to come to Florida for her Birthday for a week. Can I say, Perfect Timing!! My friend and I scheduled the time off of work and got everything ready for the trip. We got the car rental, food, and drinks for the 10 hour drive. We was Geeked!! The traffic was not as bad as we thought and we only stopped a few times. It was my second time being in Florida so I already knew how the weather was going to be and that's what I was looking forward to.
  • Floating in My Head
    Published 17 days ago
    Disconnecting to Reconnect

    Disconnecting to Reconnect

    Dust in my eyes, a dense jungle landscape surrounding our path, the low rumbling of ATV engines in the background, and the voice of our guide saying “Please! Take as many pictures and videos as you want, but don’t talk and don’t yell. This is where the puma, snakes, and jaguars come to drink of water and we don’t want to be their lunch.” This was the scene about an hour into our “Mexico adventure”. Standing in the initial weight of that statement, I was reminded that, as a group, we decided to trade our unlimited Don Julio margaritas and poolside cabanas for this; for adventure, but this part of the adventure wasn’t advertised. Let’s go back to the beginning.
  • gray peters
    Published 18 days ago
    Developing the New Normal

    Developing the New Normal

    I dream of better days with warmer skies. The lack of human interaction causes my mental health to drain, creating a biome of thoughts I'm desperate to escape from.
How To
  • Brittney Maddox
    Published 25 days ago
    How To: Life on Wheels

    How To: Life on Wheels

    We see it more and more every day - people living and traveling in their mobile home on wheels. But how exactly did they get to that point, and how can I do something similar?
  • Marlene Affeld
    Published 4 months ago
    Wilderness Survival
  • Laura May
    Published 4 months ago
    Carbon Offsetting Guidelines For Petrol Heads + Jetsetters

    Carbon Offsetting Guidelines For Petrol Heads + Jetsetters

    A comprehensive climate change program isn’t exclusive to companies, it’s something we need to all apply to our individual lives. Carbon offsetting is one of the most popular methods of reducing your carbon footprint, but how do you make sure you’re doing it properly and in a way that has lasting benefits to the planet?
Humanity
  • Andrew Benson Greene
    Published 2 days ago
    A POPULAR SQUARE IN MANHATTAN OFFERS A CREATIVE SPACE.

    A POPULAR SQUARE IN MANHATTAN OFFERS A CREATIVE SPACE.

    A few years ago on September 21st 2015, I visited New York on the invitation of the U.N. to attend the International Day of peace.
  • Devin James
    Published 4 days ago
    The Bench and The Tree

    The Bench and The Tree

    Today was the first day since the middle of March that I drove out to another city just to pass through. I had gotten so used to looking at the world from the other side of my window, that I had forgotten what other places looked like.
  • Reese Marie
    Published 5 days ago
    When I Look at the Stars, I am a Traveler

    When I Look at the Stars, I am a Traveler

    Out of the window of an airplane. No one had ever told me that this was the perfect vantage point for viewing the stars. On my right, the man next to me was asleep, somehow, slumped over with the airplane-provided pillow under his head and airplane-provided blanket draped over him. I had spent the better part of two hours trying to get those airplane provisions situated in a comfortable– or comfortable enough– way to let me sleep... with no luck. Sleeping on the plane was a challenge too great for me. But I didn’t mind anymore. Because I had opened my window. About two hours before, I had closed it as part of the equation that was supposed to equal sleep. I followed every step of that equation but could not get it to yield the expected result. I should have known. I’ve never been any good at performing equations. Looking with wonder. That’s what I’m good at.
Lgbt Travel
  • Richard Douglas
    Published about a month ago
    San Francisco on my mind

    San Francisco on my mind

    Chris and I spent Saturday afternoon painting the walls at the back of our house. The old red brick now brightened up with the Alpine Blue masonry paint which took five weeks to travel from Darwen to Altrincham and finally to us. We're getting lots of jobs done during the lockdown, jobs which might have still been ideas if we weren't restricted to internet shopping and staying at home. I've never seen the cutlery drawers so neat before.
  • Sophia-Helene Mees de Tricht
    Published 3 months ago
    Milestones For Dipshits

    Milestones For Dipshits

    CW: Sea Story. Expect Coarse Language, Sexual Objectification, Terrible Fashion Choices.
  • Rachael Robinson
    Published 6 months ago
    900,000 Women

    900,000 Women

    Kuala Lumpur – Where a trans woman can be in a public bathroom, fixing her lipstick in the mirror next to a Muslim woman adjusting her headscarf, without either woman feeling uncomfortable or threatened.
List
Travel Advice
  • Claire Raymond
    Published 3 days ago
    One Van No Plan: Safety Lessons

    One Van No Plan: Safety Lessons

    I’ve always been a bit obsessed with intruders. Even in the daytime, thoughts of home invasion are never far from my mind. So living in a van was the obvious choice. 
  • GoKerala Trip
    Published 4 days ago
    Stunning Places In Kerala!

    Stunning Places In Kerala!

    Kerala is one of the tremendous destinations in India. This stunning destination situated in the located on the Malabar Coast is blessed with a natural mother. From charming beaches to dazzling backwaters, there is an abundance of flora and fauna on Paradise-like shores. In addition, the state is popular for its timeless traditions and mouth-watering food.
  • Rebecca
    Published 4 days ago
    My American dream in real life

    My American dream in real life

    8 years ago, at 26, I had not even thought about living anywhere else other than London and now I'm sat writing this on a beautiful sunny day, on my balcony in Bushwick looking at the Manhattan skyline.
Travel Lists
  • Cesar Marquez
    Published 13 days ago
    Siem reap: Beyond Temples

    Siem reap: Beyond Temples

    Cambodia, specifically Siem Reap, is always synonymous with the magnificent Angkor Wat and the centuries- old temples. Siem Reap alone has over hundreds of temple ruins from the early centuries plus a few hundred more that are being used until the present. You won’t really run out of temples to visit should you want to stay here for a longer period of time.
  • Gabriella
    Published 29 days ago
    Welcome Aboard

    Welcome Aboard

    Close your eyes and imagine that you could travel anywhere you wanted to. Imagine the place. What do you see? What does it sound like? Are you alone or is anybody with you? What is the weather like?
  • Laura McCann
    Published about a month ago
    How the woman who always has a holiday booked is coping

    How the woman who always has a holiday booked is coping

    The effects of this current situation, what it actually is really settled on me this week. I say 'settled on me' because I haven't for a second felt surprised by any of it, I have an understanding of what's happening and why, but a few things happened this week that brought the sadness of it all to me a bit.
Travel Tips
  • Claire Raymond
    Published 3 days ago
    One Van No Plan. Lockdown Hygiene

    One Van No Plan. Lockdown Hygiene

    Living in a van raises questions that you wouldn’t even think about if you lived in a house. And the main one is definitely how to stay clean. Anyone’s who’s lived in a van for more than a week will know that campsites and gyms have showers you can use. But as we’re all painfully aware, those places are closed right now. So how is anyone living in a van supposed to stay clean when hygiene is more important than ever?
  • campenjoys
    Published 11 days ago
    How to sleep well in a tent?

    How to sleep well in a tent?

    Going camping always promises an exciting experience: we all imagine a holiday in the middle of nature, far from the noise of the city and immersed in the quiet of the woods, where silence is interrupted only by the sound of the flowing stream and the verses of the ' small inhabitants' of the forest. But we must not forget that sleeping in a tent also means giving up some of the comforts we are used to a warm environment, a comfortable bed, 'mountains' of pillows, and absolute silence. Sleeping in a tent requires a great spirit of adaptation and one of the biggest concerns of those who are at the first camping experience is that of not being able to rest well.
  • Metropolis Mai
    Published 13 days ago
    7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before a RoadTrip

    7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before a RoadTrip

    Nothing like the freedom of the open road, right? Wide eyed and bushy tailed I embarked on a road trip across the U.S with little knowledge of the functionality of my car or the terrain we were both about to endure. These are the questions I hadn’t considered before hand that I should have: