Morocco dessert

The 5 Most Breathtaking Attractions in Morocco

By Ivanka Yurchenko

It’s hard to imagine a more versatile and exuberant land that is filled with all kinds of experiences than Northern Africa. With piles of treasures, dozens of snake charmers, and endless glasses of flavorful mint tea, there’s no better place to immerse yourself into the vibrant mix of African and … Read more   Read more

Africa Architecture History The Arts

To ski or not to ski–where should you go?

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

For those that love the snow or even those that enjoy limited time with the white stuff, skiing is a common denominator.  Whether it is downhill skiing or cross-country, snapping on the boots and winter gear is the popular winter activity across the planet. Of course, there are some countries … Read more   Read more

The World Adventure Insights
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The Hills have Eyes in South Dakota

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

While most first time visitors to the United States generally gravitate towards the iconic cities on the East or West Coast, there are many places in the interior of the country where “America the Beautiful” can be experienced.    Located in the north-central region of the United States, the Great Plains … Read more   Read more

United States Landscape History
Swimming with Dolphins.

Swimming with dolphins in New Zealand

By Jackie Jones

Swimming with the dolphins is a magical activity that may seem like a dream, but it is within your reach and you can do this is a socially responsible manner–enjoying these animals in their natural habitat, not captivity. Travel to New Zealand’s Kaikoura, where you can do this and more … Read more   Read more

Oceania Adventure Social Responsibility
River cruise in Venice, Italy

Holidays Afloat on a European River Cruise

By Jackie Jones

Cruising holidays are becoming increasingly popular year on year. Travelers who long for a romantic and intimate setting praise river cruises. It is comfortable and exciting, and perfect for families as well as couples and groups.   Read more

Europe Family Travel Luxury Travel
Helping hands in Haiti

Volunteer travel opportunities in Haiti

By Breana Johnson

As Haiti once again sizes up the massive post-disaster cleanup ahead of them, many of us who missed Hurricane Matthew are anxious to learn how we can help. The best way to get in there and make a difference is to go to the Caribbean and volunteer. Here are several … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Volunteer Travel Social Responsibility
Zana, Peru.

ZAÑA – the Peruvian ghost town that still lives

By Jackie Jones

The Peruvian city of Zaña has undergone a dramatic fall since its founding in the 16th century. It is not exactly a ghost town per say, yet its history is fascinating.   Read more

Central and South America Off the Beaten Path History
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What It’s Like to be an Expat Wife

By Breana Johnson

I like to call myself a “third culture wife,” which is my short way of saying that I married into an expat family. Unlike the rest of the Johnsons, I was born and raised in the same state. I never moved international borders, and I certainly never had to speak … Read more   Read more

United States Insights
Wine cellar

Discovering Bulgaria’s wines in Melnik

By Jackie Jones

Hundred-year-old wine cellars, strong red wine, historical buildings and impressive landscape – all of this is on offer in the smallest Bulgarian town, Melnik.   Read more

Europe Architecture Food & Drink History
Backpack travelers

10 Tricks all Backpackers Should Know

By Ivanka Yurchenko

Backpacking is one of the most adventurous and, we must admit, dangerous ways to travel. But if you’ve decided you want to venture into the ‘wild’ and explore exotic cultures and ancient ruins on your own, then there are a few rules you should follow and a few tricks that … Read more   Read more

The World Backpacking & Camping
Vieux Lille, France

Beautiful Vieux Lille & the French Flanders

By Jackie Jones

Lille was often associated with industry and trade, yet centuries of history have formed a charming city which lures to the French Flanders region and those who visit soon realize that a day-trip is just not enough.   Read more

France Experiences The Arts
Cuttyhunk Harbor

Cuttyhunk: History and small-town tranquility near Cape Cod

By Jackie Jones

Cape Cod off the coast of Massachusetts has long held a special place in the heart of visitors. Many people visit this area cut off from the modern world. It is a mystical and gorgeous place for a summer vacation. Even more remote than the area of the Cape are … Read more   Read more

United States History

5 Exotic Girlfriend Getaways That Will Take Your Breath Away

By Ivanka Yurchenko

While some girls prefer to spend their vacations relaxing in the sun with a cold drink and an interesting book, others choose to go on a real adventure to some exotic country and spend days exploring new cultures and tasting new cuisines. And then there are those who like to … Read more   Read more

The World Experiences
Fort Charlotte overlooking Kingstown, St. Vincent.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

Exploring St. Vincent’s Historical Attractions

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The small island of Saint Vincent can be easily overlooked from the grand scene of world travel, surrounded by the endless ocean and other more glittering destinations. Nevertheless, some places deserve to be left alone, unknown to the effects of mass tourism, veritable oasis of authenticity and exoticism. Part of … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic History
Inside Jose Cuervo.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

Following Mexico’s Tequilla Trail

By Jackie Jones

There is a beverage that has been able to pull the Mexican tourism sector out of its slump. Tequila is Mexico’s national drink, and a symbol of citizens’ pride and culture. As admiration for the spirit grows, tourism prospects are looking up. American tourists are especially enamored by the alcoholic … Read more   Read more

Mexico Food & Drink