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Amazing Islands and Beaches to Visit in Thailand

Imagine yourself out on a beach anchored in the sand, enjoying a sip of coffee or fresh coconut with an occasional breeze that brings a tang of the ocean water…

Hiking the Annapurna Circuit – 11 Days on the Trail in Nepal

Hiking the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal Namaste (pronounced nuhm-uh-stey) is a conventional, and respectful, Hindu expression on meeting or parting. While hiking the Annapurna circuit I was greeted this way half a…

On Urban Decay – The Crumbling Beauty of Bucharest

Urban Decay – The Crumbling Beauty of Bucharest Imagine a city that tells a story without saying a word, a city that lets its structures narrate a history fraught with…

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Berlin Hotels 2019 – Best Boutique Hotels in Berlin

Berlin Hotels – The Best Boutique Hotels in Berlin, Germany Treat yourself by staying at one of the best boutique hotels in Berlin! Berlin hotels are abundant, but this guide…

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5 Reasons to Visit Sarajevo – Things to Do in Sarajevo

Things to Do and Reasons to Visit Sarajevo Wedged between a horrifying past and a hopeful future, Sarajevo is a unique gem of a city. As such, there are a…

Kuala Lumpur on a Budget

Spend Less in Kuala Lumpur – A Budget Travel Guide

Are you looking to spend less on your next visit to Kuala Lumpur? Is Kuala Lumpur an expensive city to visit? We get this question a lot, and the answer…varies….

How Donating My Eggs Helped Me Travel the World

I was about 24 years old when I first heard of egg donation. I was in a darkened movie theater in Manhattan, where I was living at the time, and…

Visiting Barcelona – Why You Should Come and Why You Should Leave

Barcelona. The City of Gaudi. A city where you can cross a street and be transported from the present into a distant past. You can roam the historic Gothic Quarter at…

Montserrat Barcelona, Spain

Day Trips From Barcelona: Power and Peace in Montserrat

Day Trips Barcelona – Exploring Montserrat When in Barcelona you MUST take a day trip to Montserrat! She grabbed my arm, a signal to stop. In a low, excited whisper…

It’s a Match! Our Online Date Led to a Round-the-World Adventure

“How long have you two been together?” We’ve been asked that question hundreds of times in the last four years. You see, everyone we meet assumes we are a couple. When…

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic on a Budget

Can Prague still be explored on a shoestring budget? Traveling around Europe on a budget can be a difficult undertaking. You might find yourself burning through your funds faster than…

The Exclusions of All-Inclusive Resorts

From Cancun to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico’s Northern Yucatan Coast is rapidly turning into one huge resort. Some of these expansive decadent getaways for (mostly) Americans and Europeans are what…

A Day in the Life of a Cambodian Rice Farmer

I grab ten golden stalks of rice in my left hand and bunch them together. The serrated sickle in my right hand saws through the stems clumsily; it takes multiple…

How Travel Can Trump Hate

(Editors note – The political climate in the USA has changed since we published this article in March of 2016. Donald Trump has become the 45th President of the United…

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

There are moments in life that I feel like my mind is open and I understand with absolute clarity that I am connected to the universe and everything in it….

Ko Phi Phi, Thailand: A Small Island in Need of Big Help

In 2004 Ko Phi Phi was ravaged by a catastrophic tsunami that hit the small island in Thailand, killing upwards of 2,000 people, and causing massive structural damage. 75% of…

A Vegan Diamond in the Rough – Namaste Cafe in Guatape

One of the ironic pleasures of being a vegan traveler is that you often don’t expect to run into amazing cafes or restaurants that cater to your needs when you…

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On Coming Home

I board a flight in Hanoi on a grey Northern Vietnamese day and arrive some two layovers and 40 sleepless hours later to a grey New York day. I have…

The Best of 2014

2014 was the best year of our lives. We left New York on February 1st and have been on the road ever since, visiting one incredible country after another, and…

How to Handle Wanderbust: AKA Travel Letdown

I am sitting in a price fix vegetarian restaurant waiting for my lunch on a sunny day in Innsbruck, Austria. I wasn’t supposed to be here today sipping on this…

Superman Sprains His Wrist: A Tale of the Innocent and Irresponsible

A few weeks ago, after a particularly interesting night in Thailand, I received the following e-mail. Dear Michael, This is Sue* the girl you helped a lot last night in…

Travel Fitness Part One: An Ongoing Blog Series

  A funny thing happened in the bathroom a few days ago. I exited the shower and took a look in the mirror. This, in itself, is not unusual of…

Kathmandu and Thoughts on India

We arrived into Kathmandu in whirlwind fashion and the transition between countries was slightly jarring. A brief 8 hours between the two nations which encompassed two flights and a three…

Movement

One of the many things I learned during the months I spent backpacking in South America was how to turn off my brain during long bus journeys. This is essential…

McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj is home to the Dalai Lama, who settled here temporarily in 1960. Five decades later he still lives here, and his modest residence within a small temple complex…