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  • Grant Patterson
    Published about a minute ago
    Don't Embarrass Yourself Over There

    Don't Embarrass Yourself Over There

    I can’t pretend to be a travel expert, but, by looking at the Facebook profiles of a lot of my friends, I’ve concluded that I’m at least “intermediate” compared to the herd.
  • Dennis McKonkie
    Published 2 days ago
    Tips for Camping

    Tips for Camping

    Tips for Camping
  • Marko Bozic
    Published 2 days ago
    Falling Through Morocco

    Falling Through Morocco

    Just for the record I never intended on hitching through Morocco.
  • Mary Charli
    Published 2 days ago
    The Best Sailing Destinations in Europe

    The Best Sailing Destinations in Europe

    Europe is an exciting place for worldwide sailing holidays that offers you a lifetime of experience. Full of many sandy beaches, deserted landscapes, historic towns, luxurious resorts, and countless attractions in deep blue water sports, you can find thousands of cheap sailing destinations here to spend your summer vacations peacefully.
  • Brittnay Sharman
    Published 2 days ago
    Exploring Rome for a Month

    Exploring Rome for a Month

    If you’re ever visited Rome you know that fitting in ALL the sights (not to mention food) can almost be described as a marathon. Not only is the city jammed packed full of tourists almost year-round the city absolutely sweltered in summer. However, all the queuing, sweating and running about town is worth it. It's one of the most interesting cities in the world where might dream of leisurely exploring the sites without an Airbnb bill bankrupting them! Well, find out how to spend a month the eternal city for next to nothing.
  • Vacay Rocks
    Published 3 days ago
    Top 10 Places to Visit in Australia

    Top 10 Places to Visit in Australia

    G'day mate heard you are off to Australia and I am very jealous, I wish I was still there.
Staff Picks
  • Marvin Marcano
    Published 13 days ago
    What Netflix Won't Tell You About Medellín, Colombia
  • Daisy Louise Carter
    Published 24 days ago
    Who’s Talking About Sex... and Travel?

    Who’s Talking About Sex... and Travel?

    Definitely not something I was thinking about in much depth when preparing for my first solo trip, but it was bound to happen at some point. Excitement, adrenaline, endorphins. All the best feelings that boil over in that restless long-haul flight into the unknown. On a completely unrelated note—Dad, please don't read this one.
  • Daisy Louise Carter
    Published about a month ago
    Solo Travel for Women Is Not 'Brave'

    Solo Travel for Women Is Not 'Brave'

    Since being back in home, I have been working with temp agencies. I don't want the commitment of a full-time job because I've been hooked on travel. I take any job that comes up; bar work, waitressing at weddings, teaching, activity camps. Anything to help me purchase that next flight out of here...
  • Nicole "ChaseThePen" Sanchez
    Published about a month ago
    Natural Gems

    Natural Gems

    From my earliest days, I have enjoyed spending time outdoors. Growing up in the Poconos allowed me to easily expose myself to the sunshine and greenery. In my youth, I played with the neighborhood kids, running through the woods and concocting interesting scenarios to act out. As a family we explored the various state and national parks in the area. I was lucky to grow up in an area full of gorgeous vistas and abundant wildlife and that love of nature transferred into adulthood.
  • Joe Dorish
    Published about a month ago
    12 Amazing Natural Wonders in Michigan

    12 Amazing Natural Wonders in Michigan

    Tourism is big business in Michigan as some $18 billion are spent by tourists every year in the state and much of that money is spent by visitors going to the beautiful natural wonders in Michigan.
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 2 months ago
    The Vikings, Not Columbus, Were the First Europeans in the Americas

    The Vikings, Not Columbus, Were the First Europeans in the Americas

    Think back to your elementary and high school days, and ask yourself: "Who discovered America?" You're probably hearing nursery rhymes about the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria already. You're thinking about how brave the explorers were to cross the vast expanse in their little ships in the 1400s, and about how funny it was they didn't know they weren't in India when they got to America. Well, add these up to all the other lies about Christopher Columbus, because they're wrong. Columbus was quite sure he wasn't in India, and he was also half a millennium late to the North America party. In case the discarded battle axes and rotting longboats weren't a clue, the Vikings had beaten him there by quite a stretch, as Cracked points out.
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Activities
  • Chelsea Swift
    Published 17 days ago
    15 Fun Winter Activities

    15 Fun Winter Activities

    I know. You thought I was going to tell you to make a snow angel.
  • Danny McCaslin
    Published 26 days ago
    Climbing Seneca Rocks

    Climbing Seneca Rocks

    We met in the parking lot around 8:00 in the morning before heading out toward the fin of rock that dominated the horizon. This trip had been postponed twice and almost didn’t happen, but today was finally the day of my first multi-pitch climb. Today, one way or another, I would summit Seneca Rocks.
  • Sif Jacobsen
    Published 27 days ago
    From Surfing to Vanlife

    From Surfing to Vanlife

    On a cold yet sunny Californian day in January 2017, I was out for a surf. I had only just started surfing that summer but was completely hooked. The waves were tiny that day, and I had yet to learn which waves to paddle for and which to let pass me by, so out there next to seals and not much else, really, I would paddle for my life at any small opportunity.
America
  • Rob H
    Published 18 days ago
    5 Things to Do in Miami This Winter

    5 Things to Do in Miami This Winter

    The freezing Winter season is only just beginning in Europe. Cold, depressing, dark nights…
  • Dennis McKonkie
    Published 19 days ago
    Vacationing Guide to St. George, Utah

    Vacationing Guide to St. George, Utah

    If you are looking for somewhere unconventional to travel, you may want to consider St. George, Utah. St. George has so much to offer, and at a lower price tag than similar destinations, you will be able to do much more with your money. Here are some tips for taking a trip to St. George.
  • Nicole "ChaseThePen" Sanchez
    Published 26 days ago
    A Day in Asheville:

    A Day in Asheville:

    I had heard wonderful things about Asheville, North Carolina, but figured the hype couldn’t match the reality. A trio of us took a day trip to the Land of the Sky and I could not have been more thrilled. Of course, we chose what was possibly one of the worst days, but that did not dampen our enjoyment. Last week, they got their first sprinkling of snow and we happily drove past plenty of snow crusted vehicles on our trip up. Nestled among the Blue Ridge mountains with two rivers, Asheville is vibrantly picturesque.
Asia
  • Rose bella
    Published 4 days ago
    Top 5 Destinations from the Srinagar That Are Must Visit in Your Trip to Srinagar

    Top 5 Destinations from the Srinagar That Are Must Visit in Your Trip to Srinagar

    The king of the north India Srinagar has some of the most beautiful tall mountains, lush pastures, dancing rivers, and fresh air. It is the home of more than 12 million people. There’re several heavenly destinations in Srinagar, concealed and idyllic in the quietness of a beautiful valley, waiting to hear your footsteps after the snow covers its lands and nature blooms under the shining sun once more.
  • Andrea Dix
    Published 10 days ago
    The Time I Went to North Korea

    The Time I Went to North Korea

    I celebrated the millennium New Year three times. In chronological order, I celebrated the traditional ‘Western’ New Year on 31 December, I celebrated the Lunar New Year in North Korea, and then I celebrated Thai Songran in Bangkok. Each place was very different but the three together made for a great start to the 2000s. Perhaps my North Korean holiday was the most memorable, for many reasons.
  • Chloe Gilholy
    Published 11 days ago
    A Week In the Philippines

    A Week In the Philippines

    I had the privilege to spend a week in the Philippines. I was so busy, but I was buzzing and it was amazing. The only downside to the holiday was coming home, feeling depressed and catching a nasty virus. That doesn’t take away the good times I had though. I was very tired, and now I’m writing this I can understand why: a 13 hour flight and severe jet lag. Because I was only there for a week, I wanted to cram as much in as possible.
Budget Travel
  • Himi
    Published 8 days ago
    Vanlife NZ

    Vanlife NZ

    When I started looking for a van to travel in I came across thousands of blogs by travellers who have chosen our country for their ultimate road trip. And they look like they have (or have had) an amazing time. Camping and road-tripping are my favourite things to do so there is no problem to solve here. I've always been an outdoors person, camped right throughout my life and I've travelled all over New Zealand. I've camped on beaches, by rivers in the mountains and bush. This is why New Zealand is such a popular country to travel. You can do all of these things without moving your campsite or van.
  • Nancy Ahuja
    Published 18 days ago
    A Backpacker's Guide for Jaco Costa Rica Rentals

    A Backpacker's Guide for Jaco Costa Rica Rentals

    Jaco is the closest beach town to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. Its central location, ideal waves to surf, proximity to many natural attractions, and lively nightlife add to its growing popularity. Tourists and locals flock to Jaco to unwind and soak up the sun. Since Costa Rica experiences dry weather with plenty of sunshine from mid-December to April, tourism is at its peak during this spell.
  • Afifa Ansari
    Published 25 days ago
    Why Book Pawna Lake Camping from Thrillophilia?

    Why Book Pawna Lake Camping from Thrillophilia?

    With the advancing technology, travelling has become an eased out affair. All sorts of bookings can be done anytime anywhere by merely a few clicks. Thrillophilia is one such convenient platform where you can book not just trips and tours but also adventure activities like camping.
Culture
  • Made in DNA
    Published 18 days ago
    Japanese Language Abbreviations and Contractions

    Japanese Language Abbreviations and Contractions

    All languages have abbreviations and contractions (sometimes much to the consternation of translators and interpreters) and Japanese is no exception. The Japanese love shortening their language in new, catchy ways. These shortenings can range from common everyday items, to situations, and even people's names!
  • Darren Ledger
    Published 23 days ago
    Where the Dead Birds Sing

    Where the Dead Birds Sing

    There can be few things in this wonderful world as sweet as birdsong. Be it the chorus of shrill excited chatter that pre-empts a storm or the dawn and dusk expressions of joy as they anticipate the feeding frenzy known as the crepuscular zone. Many of us have woken to the harmonic beauty of birds calling throughout our lives. It's something that I have been fortunate enough to enjoy across the world from Yorkshire to Africa via Asia and even parts of the Middle East. Until that is, I moved to Malta.
  • Rachael A.
    Published 28 days ago
    Reclaiming and Revitalizing Indigenous Languages

    Reclaiming and Revitalizing Indigenous Languages

    Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone, but American Thanksgiving looms on the horizon. This is a time of stories about the relationship between the pilgrims and the indigenous peoples, and those tales are often far from accurate. Their interactions were not as positive and mutually beneficial as we tend to pretend they were, and the arrival of pilgrims to the Americas marked the beginning of a long, painful history for the people who lived here first.
Europe
  • Brittnay Sharman
    Published 2 days ago
    Exploring Rome for a Month

    Exploring Rome for a Month

    If you’re ever visited Rome you know that fitting in ALL the sights (not to mention food) can almost be described as a marathon. Not only is the city jammed packed full of tourists almost year-round the city absolutely sweltered in summer. However, all the queuing, sweating and running about town is worth it. It's one of the most interesting cities in the world where might dream of leisurely exploring the sites without an Airbnb bill bankrupting them! Well, find out how to spend a month the eternal city for next to nothing.
  • Brenden Howell
    Published 14 days ago
    Greece: Culture in Every Cup of Coffee

    Greece: Culture in Every Cup of Coffee

    Culture is something that I think is truly underappreciated. It seeps through every moment of our lives even when we probably don’t realize it. I’m from the Midwestern United States, more specifically the great land of corn: Kansas. The culture and world I grew up in was really polite with incredibly minute and intricate details that one would probably easily miss. We have a very entangled way of interacting, changing from person to person. I didn’t even realize this until I went to California a few years ago. While we have a very labyrinthine system for dealing with really anything, theirs is much more straight-forward. I noticed this especially in conflict. In the Midwest, we’re more naturally passive aggressive, intricately talking about a subject where every word is treated like a live grenade. In California, not so much.
  • Lawrence Edward Hinchee
    Published 18 days ago
    Travel Tips

    Travel Tips

    My love affair with this country started in my early teens. I had the pleasure of living in Germany for almost three years when I was in the military. I was stationed in both Garlstatdt and Mainz. Garlstatdt is located in the northern area of Germany between Bremen and Bremerhaven, close to Osterholz Scharmbeck. Mainz is centrally located about twenty five minutes north of Frankfurt by train.
Female Travel
  • Daisy Louise Carter
    Published 24 days ago
    Who’s Talking About Sex... and Travel?

    Who’s Talking About Sex... and Travel?

    Definitely not something I was thinking about in much depth when preparing for my first solo trip, but it was bound to happen at some point. Excitement, adrenaline, endorphins. All the best feelings that boil over in that restless long-haul flight into the unknown. On a completely unrelated note—Dad, please don't read this one.
  • Marie Nieves
    Published 5 months ago
    Have a Fun and Safe Girls' Road Trip

    Have a Fun and Safe Girls' Road Trip

    Road trips are a perfect adventure you can plan with your girlfriends to have fun and see amazing places. You should start preparing for the trip at least a few days in advance so you make sure you have everything you need. It is important to have fun and enjoy the process, however, staying safe is a must. So, before you go, make sure everything is in order, and if you need help, read our little guide to figure out what you should keep an eye on.
  • Rebecca Siggers
    Published 5 months ago
    Female Solo Travel: Tips and Advice

    Female Solo Travel: Tips and Advice

    The global travel industry has witnessed significant expansion in the female solo traveling community.
How To
  • Thelma-Louise Pieters
    Published 2 months ago
    Hike More, Worry Less

    Hike More, Worry Less

    Virginia is not only for Lovers, it's for hikers too...
  • Matt Tubaj
    Published 3 months ago
    How to Find Cheap Flights Online

    How to Find Cheap Flights Online

    The answer to this question is very simple. There are certain rules and schemes that you need to follow if you want to find the cheapest flight to your next dream vacation destination. For the purpose of this article, I chose a sample route as an example:
  • Olivia Picton
    Published 4 months ago
    How to Take a Road Trip Across the United States

    How to Take a Road Trip Across the United States

    If you love traveling, then you have to plan a cross-country road trip across America. There are so many amazing sites to see, and you can travel far cheaper than you would believe. Read further to obtain tips that will help you see everything nature has to offer, while keeping your money in your wallet.
Humanity
  • Dav Stories
    Published 10 days ago
    Wanderlust

    Wanderlust

    Today I woke to a borderline strange feeling that I can only seem to relate to "homesickness". It's a funny thing, this feeling, especially because I have never truly felt as if I have had a home (spiritually and physically). In regard to this subject, most of my adult life has been a state of wandering to seek out place that may finally be THE place. The place I plant roots, the place I call home, the place I feel home. Last year proved to be the pinnacle of this wandering. Booking one way tickets, and taking in all of the textures and sounds around me. Is this home? Many different places that varied in people, weather, food, and culture. None of them felt like home. Now, this existential searching did not lie within the realm of the conscious, it very much operated from a primitive part of my core that was not yet explored or illuminated. Until today. The most revealing question I've really ever asked, "how can you be homesick for a place that you haven't found?"
  • Tucker Barsketis
    Published 11 days ago
    Becoming a Fishermen

    Becoming a Fishermen

    Let me begin by saying that I'm not going to preach my Christian values or ideas in this story. This is merely how I learned to fish out in the ocean, or rather not to fish; on a nearly deserted island in Thailand? Sound interesting? Did I get a hook?
  • Maria Paula Serrano
    Published 12 days ago
    Home (N.)

    Home (N.)

    Home is so much greater than the place you were born in. It’s both the place where you were taken care of and the place that taught you to take care of yourself. Yet, when we’re asked the classic “Where’s home for you?” we immediately spell out our hometowns. This is only natural, as these places are usually also home to our parents, our grandparents, our dogs (or cats, I’m not here to judge) and our childhood friends. But if you’re someone who’s built a life somewhere else, you know deep down that this answer is no longer entirely true.
Lgbt Travel
  • Rachael Robinson
    Published 21 days 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.
  • Brooke Collits
    Published 4 months ago
    The Queer Girl City Guide for Sydney

    The Queer Girl City Guide for Sydney

    Marked as one of the most belligerent and happening events for queer men and women from across the globe, the Mardi Gras is unlike something you’ve ever seen before.
  • DM Lewis
    Published 6 months ago
    Cuba Libre, Yes Please

    Cuba Libre, Yes Please

    Havana, is a faster-paced city that is somewhat different than the stereotypical Caribbean islands. With the taxi speeding down the Malecon to take tourists around the city, it is a city that, thanks to some of the steps being taken, may open their doors to travelers from the United States and around the world. But there are a few things that you need to know as a potential tourist.
List
  • Mary Charli
    Published 2 days ago
    The Best Sailing Destinations in Europe

    The Best Sailing Destinations in Europe

    Europe is an exciting place for worldwide sailing holidays that offers you a lifetime of experience. Full of many sandy beaches, deserted landscapes, historic towns, luxurious resorts, and countless attractions in deep blue water sports, you can find thousands of cheap sailing destinations here to spend your summer vacations peacefully.
  • Mike Gardez
    Published about a month ago
    Cities to Travel This Year During the Black Friday Deals
  • Marie Nieves
    Published 2 months ago
    The Best Fireworks Displays to See Around the World

    The Best Fireworks Displays to See Around the World

    Fireworks can usually be found at important events and celebrations, from national holidays to weddings and birthdays. They are there to signify excitement and happiness, and sometimes they can be so big and shiny they seem to cover up the entire sky. So, if you enjoy these fun fire flowers, and you happen to love traveling as well, here are a few places you should visit if you’d like to see some of the best fireworks in the world.
Travel Advice
Travel Lists
  • Joe Dorish
    Published 26 days ago
    12 Beautiful Natural Wonders in Oregon

    12 Beautiful Natural Wonders in Oregon

    Tourism contributes some $12.5 billion dollars a year to Oregon's economy and the only wonder is that the total is not higher since some of the natural wonders in the state are as beautiful as any in the world. The Beaver State of Oregon is absolutely loaded with beautiful natural wonders that tourists love to visit.
  • Mariela Corella
    Published 26 days ago
    5 Questions We’ve All Had on an Airplane

    5 Questions We’ve All Had on an Airplane

    What happens if there’s an accident and I’m sitting on the emergency exit row?
  • Tammy Taylor
    Published 26 days ago
    World's Most Fun Destinations - Top 7

    World's Most Fun Destinations - Top 7

    Everyone has a bucket list full of destinations that he or she would wish to travel. That, however, doesn't mean that every city or spot that is in your bucket list is a fun destination. Coming up with such places can be quite hard, not unless you do more research. But there is no need for that. This article contains the top seven fun destinations that you should visit. The places are not only enjoyable but also full of fun activities, great restaurants and friendly people who are going to welcome you with open hands. They include:
Travel Tips
  • Grant Patterson
    Published about a minute ago
    Don't Embarrass Yourself Over There

    Don't Embarrass Yourself Over There

    I can’t pretend to be a travel expert, but, by looking at the Facebook profiles of a lot of my friends, I’ve concluded that I’m at least “intermediate” compared to the herd.
  • Rebecca Siggers
    Published 5 days ago
    7 Most Ideal Ways to Plan Your Honeymoon

    7 Most Ideal Ways to Plan Your Honeymoon

    There is no better way to spend quality time with your spouse than going on your honeymoon. It is also the only place where you get to reboot and refresh yourself after the stress you have had the past couple of days. You should, however, keep in mind that the only way you will have a great time on your honeymoon is if you plan it well. Here are the seven most ideal approaches to prepare for your honeymoon.
  • Alex Johnson
    Published 9 days ago
    Dodging Bed Bugs During Travel: 5 Vital Tips

    Dodging Bed Bugs During Travel: 5 Vital Tips

    The sheer thought of bed bugs may make you feel like you want to go insane. Bites from these little insects aren't exactly pleasant, after all. They can make people feel more than a little bit disturbed and unsettled. Some people feel apprehensive about travel due to the concept of bed bugs invading their spaces. There are so many horror stories that involve these pests taking over hotel rooms everywhere. If you're a traveler who wants to do everything you can to skirt these annoying nightmares, then there are a number of effective strategies that can help you sleep a lot more easily and soundly.