Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Solo Travel in Cartagena in Five Vignettes

Caution and Payoff My guard is up as I land in Cartagena. Not only is this my first time in Colombia, it’s my first time in South America since 2008. And that trip was just to Buenos Aires, which one could argue is Europe’s most southwesternmost point. This trip is different, even for a seasoned […]

Traveling in Colombia: The Best Moments

When I decided to take a 2.5-week solo trip to Colombia, I wanted to pack in as much variety as possible. Cities and rural areas, destinations for both locals and international travelers. And I wanted to do it on a budget — not a shoestring, but enough of a budget to save money while still staying in […]

The “I Could Totally Live Here” List

Throughout the world, I’ve found places that I’ve fallen in love with — perfect beaches, isolated islands, wild and interesting cities of all sizes.  New places are constantly being added to my list of favorite places in the world. But could I live there?  That requires a whole different set of criteria.  In an ideal […]

How To Couchsurf Without Couchsurfing

Have you thought about Couchsurfing?  It’s much more than just a way to get free lodging all over the world. The Couchsurfing Project was originally founded as a community of individuals who open their homes to travelers.  It’s a place to learn, teach, and exchange with people from all over the world.  With a free […]

Travelers’ Night In — The Bucket List!

On this week’s round of Travelers’ Night In, the interactive Twitter discussion for avid travelers and travel lovers, the theme was the Bucket List: all the things in travel we want to do before we die!  As always, ten questions were asked, people responded while tagging their tweets #TNI, and learned quite a bit about […]

Travelers’ Night In — Spicy Travel!

On this week’s round of Travelers’ Night In, the interactive Twitter discussion for avid travelers and travel lovers, the theme was Spicy Travel!   Turns out that means anything Latin American, hot and/or exotic!  As always, ten questions were asked, people responded while tagging their tweets #TNI, and learned quite a bit about some new […]

Guest Post: Machu Picchu: A 3:30 AM Wakeup Call To Remember

Today’s guest post was written by Colm Hanratty, editor of Hostelworld.com. The evening before the climb to Machu Picchu, one of South America’s most iconic attractions, travelers can get themselves into a bit of a panic. Word begins to travel around Aguas Calientes, the base point for the historic site, that you need to be […]

Five Unusual Cruise Destinations

Some people think the only way to cruise is to hop a boat at Fort Lauderdale and head straight for the Bahamas. I beg to differ. There is far more to cruises than just relaxing on a deck as you’re transfered from one indistinguishable Caribbean beach to the next.  Whether you choose to visit a […]

Travelers’ Night In — Solo Travel!

On this week’s round of Travelers’ Night In, the interactive Twitter discussion for avid travelers and travel lovers, we focused on solo travel!  As always, ten questions were asked, people responded while tagging their tweets #TNI, and learned quite a bit about some new destinations! Q1. Why do (or don’t) you travel solo? camdenluxford Because […]

Photo Essay: Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

Recoleta Cemetery is the most popular tourist attraction in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and it’s not hard to see why. Recoleta’s gorgeous tombs make it a photographer’s dream.  And if you’re not a photographer, you will become one instantly!  This place is inspirational. Recoleta is the most exclusive cemetery in Argentina.  Anybody who’s anybody is buried […]