the savvy backpackers in berlin

Why This Couple Isn’t Looking to Romanticize Travel

Susan and James, the married couple behind the travel blog The Savvy Backpacker, have been traveling around Europe together for six years. Both from the state of Missouri, the two packed their bags when Susan...
jay from jay on life

Meet the Blogger Who “Travels While Crip”

She’s ziplined in Panama, spent a night in a New York City bus station, Couchsurfed across the world, and has been traveling for ten years now. Oh, and she has polio. “Being a disabled black woman with...
Green city of the future. City of the future. Harmony of city and nature. Sunny day in the big city.

6 Greenest Cities to Visit in 2017

Move over, Kermit! It's the 21st century and people are increasingly finding that it is, in fact, easy to be green. And while some folks may balk in front of the myriad of bins that now crowd every major...

Meet Your New Travel BFFs: Damon and Jo

At first, Damon Dominique and Jo Franco seem like typical Millennials: they’re bubbly, goofy, obsessed with travel, and love a good Azealia Banks song. But once you start learning more about them, you’ll...
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QUIZ: Which Music Festival Should You Attend?

Are you ready for festival season? That's right, it's almost upon us. If you still haven't gotten one of those hard-to-get tickets, no worries, we have a foolproof, totally scientific quiz to help you decide...

12 Odd Extreme Sports and Where to Try Them

I lord over the canyon: sweeping views greet me as I hang from a twist of rope and metal. My hands are white with chalk and red with blood. The rush is incomparable. I’ve snorkeled with sharks, ziplined over...
Asian woman backpacker solo travels outdoor lifestyle at ancient in Thailand

Why I’ll Never Travel in a Group Again

It was 2013 and I was on a train surrounded by a handful of people who, just hours before, had been complete strangers. We were passing around those tiny bottles of vodka that you get on airplanes and swapping...