Cathedral in Coventry

Why You Should Visit Coventry at Least Once in Your Life

By Ali Jennings

Coventry doesn’t feature much on most people’s travel bucket lists. It’s a city that is known predominantly for being razed to the ground during the Second World War and then rebuilt in questionable design.   Read more

United Kingdom Architecture History The Arts
St. Louis arch

Pin-Up Bowl: St. Louis Trendy District Knocks Pins For a “Loop”

By Bijan C. Bayne

Smack in the middle of the booming, luminescent night life of St. Louis’ trendy Loop district is a place where you can knock down pins near where President Obama knocks down pies (pizza, that is).   Read more

United States Experiences Sports
Shiloh, Mississippi monument. Photo: Kathleen Walls

Civil War History at a Crossroads

By Kathleen Walls

Located within the Shiloh National Military Park, the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center tells the story of the railroads that crossed in Corinth and led to two Civil War battles for control that were some of the bloodiest ever fought.   Read more

United States Family Travel History
London - Bristol Harbor, Bristol, England is outside of London, England.

Escape from London: 6 Cities in the UK to Visit

By Ali Jennings

London is the major port of call for most travelers coming to the United Kingdom, and there’s certainly lots in the capital to keep you entertained for weeks on end.   Read more

United Kingdom Off the Beaten Path
An indigenous Oma woman in Laos.

Max Mara: A Fashion House Under Fire for Stealing Indigenous Designs

By Tara Tadlock

Max Mara, a multi-billion dollar Italian fashion label, has been blasted on social media for stealing the traditional clothing designs of the Oma, a tiny ethnic minority in Southeast Asia.   Read more

Asia Fashion & Style Indigenous Social Responsibility
Licin woman

Locals of Licin, East Java

By Ziba Redif

The sleepy village of Licin is situated in the Banyuwangi regency of East Java, Indonesia. It’s a 30-minute drive from the town of Banyuwangi – Java’s easternmost tip – and an hour from the slopes of Kawah Ijen, the legendary volcano famous for its electric blue flames.   Read more

Asia Agritourism Indigenous Sustainability
Fermacide photo by Eliza Amon.

Rats and Astronauts: Street Art in Oaxaca

By Eliza Amon

Famed for its artistic traditions in weaving, pottery and painted wooden animal carvings known as alebrijes, the Mexican city of Oaxaca is also brimming with contemporary art.   Read more

Mexico Off the Beaten Path The Arts
George Washington statute located in Boston, Mass.

East Coast History Road Trip

By Breana Johnson

Benjamin Franklin gestured dramatically toward the moldering gravestone of the Revolutionary War soldier. “And then,” he proclaimed, pausing for effect, “He killed ‘im dead!”.   Read more

United States History
Inside the Stairway to Heaven in the Phillippines. Photo: Len Cristobal

Climbing A Stairway to Heaven in The Philippines

By Len Cristobal

Growing up in the Philippines, an intensely Catholic country, I have seen the extremes that people sometimes go to in the name of religion. “Stairway to Heaven,” a giant, outdoor stairway leading to a breathtaking replica of heaven, or how heaven looks according to traditional beliefs.   Read more

Asia Experiences Religious Travel
Tourists in Cambodia

5 Ways to have a more cultural experience in Cambodia

By Derek Cullen

When you think of Cambodia, first impressions can come with some very negative connotations.   Read more

Asia Experiences
Exterior of the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond. Photo: Kathleen Walls

The Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond

By Kathleen Walls

The Holocaust Museum in Richmond, Virginia is a dramatic retelling of the events that occurred, focusing heavily on the experiences of the city’s Holocaust survivors.   Read more

United States History
Umbria

Perugia from the Outside In: Following the Locals to the Suburbs

By Anthony Paonita

Perugia’s lively historic center, filled with ancient stately buildings, can take your breath away. The Piazza IV Novembre is larger than most Italian hill towns’ main squares, with a large central fountain surrounded by Perugia’s foremost cathedral and medieval city hall.   Read more

Europe Experiences
Entrance to the Citadel in Aleppo, Syria.

Responsible Tourism: Why It’s Not Okay To Visit Syria

By Scarlett Mansfield

Picture this: You are in Aleppo, standing in front of what is left of your house. You are reeling with the loss of your mother, your father, your brother, or if the world is particularly cruel, more than one family member. An edgily dressed 19-year-old British boy on his gap … Read more   Read more

Middle East Volunteer Travel Social Responsibility
east-coast trail

The East Coast Trail: How far are you willing to go?

By Derek Cullen

Lesser known and far less populated than the long distance trail in British Columbia, the East Coast Trail stretches for more than 300 kilometers from Cappahayden in the south to Cape   Read more

North America Backpacking & Camping Off the Beaten Path
Exterior of the Royal Bathouse in Tbilsi. Photo: Sarah May Grunwald

Visiting Tbilisi’s Natural Baths

By Sarah May Grunwald

The Georgian capital Tbilisi’s name derives from a word that means warm place. The word applies to both the glorious sulfur baths on which the city was founded, as well as the generosity and warmth of the Georgian people.  A trip to the baths allows visitors a chance to luxuriate … Read more   Read more

Europe Experiences