Top-down view of the waterfalls dropping down into Sekumpul Valley. Photo: Thomas Später

The Journey to Bali’s Sekumpul Waterfall

By Thomas Später

Deep inside the jungle of Bali’s northern Sawan district of the Buleleng regency lies one of the most picturesque waterfalls in the world–Sekumpul waterfall. What makes this specific waterfall so special is its overall impressions and the layout of its surroundings.   Read more

Asia Nature & Outdoors
Aerial-picture-of-the-author-walking-alongside-the-turquoise-river. Photo: Thomas Später

Hiking the “Bridge to Nowhere” after rainfall feels like paradise

By Thomas Später

Southern California has many hiking trails, but only a few are as famous as the trail heading towards the “Bridge to Nowhere.” This arch bridge is 120 feet high and 180 feet long, a majestic throne over the San Gabriel River.   Read more

United States Nature & Outdoors Off the Beaten Path
Ireland's iconic Cliffs of Moher

Why is Ireland Known as the “Emerald Isle?”

By Derek Cullen

Ireland is often referred to as the “Emerald Isle,” due to the vast greenery throughout the island. Most of the Irish countryside is dotted with farms and national parks, while the landscape in almost every county is dominated by some of the greenest hills anywhere in the world. But is … Read more   Read more

Ireland Landscape History
Laura Plantation House. Photo: Kathleen Walls

Ladies of Laura: A Southern Plantation Run by Women

By Kathleen Walls

We think of southern ladies of yore as deferring to their gentlemen about anything concerning business. Not so with the ladies of Laura Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana.   Read more

New Orleans History
A single building in the desert ghost town of Kolmanskop Namibia

An early visit to Namibia’s most famous ghost town: Kolmanskop

By Thomas Später

During the early years of the 20th century, the small town of Kolmanskop, which originally was just a train station, became the richest town in Namibia during a diamond boom. However, after mining over 1 ton of diamonds during World War I alone, the resources soon became depleted, and the … Read more   Read more

Africa Off the Beaten Path History
Women in Tourism - Women on the World

The Women Making Tourism Powerful

By Lola Méndez

Celebrate International Women’s Day by supporting women around the globe through unique tourism experiences that benefit women’s empowerment and travel with female-led groups. International Women’s Day is honored annually on March 8th to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and serves as a call to action … Read more   Read more

The World Events & Festivals Social Responsibility
Axum Coffee in Winter Garden donates profits for local and global outreach. Photo: Kirsten Harrington

How Your Next Central Florida Burger or Latte Can Change the World

By Kirsten Harrington

If you’re heading to the Orlando area, I’m sure you’ve given a lot of thought to your itinerary. You’ve probably booked a hotel, made theme park reservations, and maybe even though about which restaurants to visits. But did you know there are coffee shops and bistros in Central Florida where … Read more   Read more

United States Food & Drink Social Responsibility
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Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Visit to These English Museums

By Ali Jennings

March is Women’s History Month. Celebrated in the UK, the USA, and Australia to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th, this month highlights the contributions women have made to events in history and contemporary society.   Read more

United Kingdom Family Travel Events & Festivals History The Arts
View of seaside arch in Ayia Napa, Cyprus

The amazing sea caves of Ayia Napa

By Thomas Später

The island republic of Cyprus, located in the Mediterranean Sea, offers everything that anyone could ask for: amazing forests, ancient archeological sites, breathtaking waterfalls, diverse nightlife, and beautiful beaches. Amongst all those things, Ayia Napa must be considered one of the most special places on the island. Although a lot … Read more   Read more

Europe Adventure Nature & Outdoors
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Five Bahamian Experiences Off-the-Beaten-Path

By Gregory Hogan (GB)

For many people around the world, the Bahamas are emblematic of the Caribbean’s charms. When we think of these islands we generally picture pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush green forests.   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Off the Beaten Path
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The Food that Keeps Kashmir Warm

By Sugato Mukherjee

Mehman nawazi (hospitality) is etched in the ethos of Kashmir and her people, a centuries-old legacy of this Northwestern Indian state. Every time I land myself in Srinagar, my friend Mushtaq would pick me up late in the evening, and a half-an-hour bumpy ride through the Srinagar-Ganderbal highway would take … Read more   Read more

India Food & Drink
Close-up of Staubbach falls, taken from Leithorn view point. Photo: Thomas Später,

Lauterbrunnen Valley – Traveling to the world of “The Lord of the Rings”

By Thomas Später

Switzerland is known for its beautiful and dramatic landscapes. But there is more than just the natural aspect to it. Some of its most famous places have served as great inspirations for authors and movie directors. One such place is the incredibly picturesque valley surrounding Lauterbrunnen, a small village deeply … Read more   Read more

Europe Landscape
Gondola-ride-in-the-New-Orleans-Museum-of-Art-Sculpture-Garden. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

Top 8 Free Things to do in New Orleans

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Let’s face it; travel can be expensive. But, when you know where to go, you can explore new destinations at a fraction of the cost. One of our favorite places, New Orleans (aka The Big Easy), can be pricey to visit but is filled with rich culture, historic buildings and … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Budget Travel Family Travel
Roots 101 Protest to Progress. Photo: Terri Marshall

Roots 101 African American Museum: Where Legacies Matter

By Terri Marshall

As you enter Roots 101 museum in Louisville, Kentucky, portraits of royalty catch your eye. Tucked away on a side street just steps from the Ohio River, this unassuming location delivers the true African American story with more punches than you could ever imagine. Founded by Lamont Collins who moved … Read more   Read more

United States History
Author standing in front of Shengjergj waterfall

A hike to the underrated Shengjergj waterfall of Albania

By Thomas Später

Shengjergj waterfall, which is locally called “Ujëvara e Shën Gjergjit”,offers an amazing 30-meters drop with breathtaking stratified rock formations surrounding the scenery. The water comes straight from the “Mali me Gropa Mountain” and is especially impressive during the fall-to-spring season, when rain increases and snow melts from the mountain tops.   Read more

Europe Adventure Landscape Nature & Outdoors