My Four-Day Trip To Peru To Try Ayahuasca

Sunday, July 10, 2016

The sun was setting over the horizon, which meant the mosquitoes were getting ready for dinner. It was time to get inside. I was way out in the sticks, in a small jungle compound sitting next to a tributary of the river Amazon about a two hour’s boat ride from Iquitos, the nearest town and […]

This Is The Next Bag You Are Going To Want To Buy

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

I have to admit that it’s rare that I get excited about a piece of luggage. Actually, I think it’s rare that anyone gets excited about a piece of luggage. That being said, I’ve been lugging around my admittedly pretty ordinary, very workmanlike Revo brand carry-on for the last few years, and it’s been very […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (2nd Quarter: 2016)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 2nd quarter (April — June) of 2016 ranked by visitor traffic. There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa […]

Zanzibar On The Mind

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The men sit and they wait, casually oblivious to my watchful gaze. I am standing on a small stretch of beach that straddles Zanzibar’s main Town, Stone Town, and the narrow ribbon of Indian Ocean, which separates the island from the African mainland. Fifteen traditional dhow boats wait expectantly at the water’s edge, tiny waves […]

Here’s How To Win A Surf Trip To The Maldives

Saturday, June 25, 2016

If an all-expense paid surf trip to the Maldives with two pros sounds like your ideal next foray into the world, then you will definitely want to check out surfers Shane Dorian and Jamie O’Brien’s new Omaze campaign, which is offering one lucky winner and their guest the trip of a lifetime for as little […]

Learning To Lime In Anguilla

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Of the few stores situated on Anguilla, I saw two that were named “Limin’,” and they were wildly different. One was a boutique that sold high-end, brightly covered beach apparel and jewelry. The other was a large, run-down grocery store that sold the likes of Spam, sweetened bread rolls and coconuts. It took me longer […]

Watch Mumford & Sons Get Their South Africa On

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Something tells me Mumford & Sons recently tried to get away from it all by taking a trip to South Africa, but as anyone who has gone to the country knows, it’s hard not to become completely immersed in the music of the nation. The result was a subsequent six-show South African tour and a […]

Five New Travel Books To Take On Your Next Vacation

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Salt & Silver: Travel, Surf, Cook In January of 2014, two German Surfers quit their jobs and headed out into the world with nothing but two surfboards, a sharp knife, board shorts, and a backpack full of photo equipment with the goal of finding the best waves and local cuisine in Latin America. They spent […]

Why I Brought My Baby to Egypt

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Shortly after 3 a.m., I was asleep on an overnight train from Cairo — until I wasn’t. Until my 10-month-old son started thrashing in my arms and convulsing. Until my husband stumbled down from the top bunk to help, until he flipped on the light in the tiny compartment, until he crashed against the bottom […]

This Is What It Was Like To Visit Syria Before The War

Sunday, April 10, 2016

We had our visas but we were nervous. We had not yet been okayed to enter Syria and our Turkish van and driver had returned to Turkey. The minutes dragged as we tried to glimpse Meli, our Turkish guide, through gaps in the shaded windows of the Syrian border station. Would they be more responsive […]

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