Staff Picks

  • Daisy Louise Carter
    Published 4 days 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 12 days 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 16 days 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 18 days 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.
  • Aviv Lang
    Published about a month ago
    I Travel Balkans

    I Travel Balkans

    If you’re planning to visit the Balkans (and I highly recommend you do) check out I Travel Balkans. It's a network of hostels that you get a 10 percent discount at, if you book directly through the hostels and mention “I Travel Balkans."
  • molly !
    Published about a month ago
    20th Birthday in Korea: Goodbyes, Loneliness, and Getting Lost in Seoul

    20th Birthday in Korea: Goodbyes, Loneliness, and Getting Lost in Seoul

    I spent my 15th birthday in Italy, posing for pictures in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and eating tiramisu in Venice. I spent my 18th birthday in Hawaii, hiking to waterfalls and strolling on the beach under a full moon, just for me. And I spent my 20th birthday in Korea, saying goodbye to my closest friends, getting lost in Seoul with a dying phone, nearly getting stranded, and getting completely blackout drunk.
  • Kareemah Ashiru
    Published about a month ago
    9 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Visit Africa

    9 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Visit Africa

    Africa is one of the most misunderstood and underrated regions in the world. The continent that is often mistaken for a country. The number one place people think of when the word "poverty" is mentioned. The region of the world where people know more about its animals than the locals there. One might wonder "why on earth should I visit a country in Africa?" "I’ve watched the Lion King, I know what Africa is all about." "I don’t want to see poor people… I don’t think Africa is worth my money."
  • Jamie Krsul
    Published about a month ago
    Why Kuta Wasn't My Cup of Tea...

    Why Kuta Wasn't My Cup of Tea...

    Bali, the small Indonesian Island, is one of the most visited destinations in the world by Australians, due to its low cost and close proximity. Usually, it is the first country an Australian will travel to; either with their families or as part of the end of school celebration (Aussies call it Schoolies).
  • Britney Clayton
    Published 2 months ago
    Eight of the Coolest Airbnbs in the US

    Eight of the Coolest Airbnbs in the US

    The days of predictable hotels in boring locations are officially over. Thanks to Airbnb, finding the perfect accommodations is becoming almost as fun as traveling itself. From castles to caves, there’s no shortage of unique opportunities for tourists to take their vacations to the next level.