5 Apps That Can Enrich Your Travel Experience

When you’re on the road, things can get lonely. Sure, you must have had high expectations of meeting awesome people on your travels, but maybe you’re just a bit shy and sometimes find yourself behind a...

Don’t Take My Word For It: A Travel Series

I am twenty years old and on a nine-hour train ride from Munich to Amsterdam. I'm uncomfortably trying to settle in for the night in my second class economy seat that refuses to recline. "Want a...

Keep Calm And Tourist On

The Eiffel Tower! The Colosseum! Big Ben! The Statue of Liberty! By now, I bet all you "off-the-beaten-path" enthusiasts are rolling your eyes and about to click the small red X at the top of your screens and...

Welcome Home: My First Trip To Israel

“Welcome home.” I’m caught off guard. It’s my second day in Israel and here I am, amid a gaggle of cargo shorts wearing Americans and having been told by an interested local: “Welcome...

A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Smart Solo Travel

Let’s get street smart. The first time that I traveled solo, I was a fresh-faced twenty-year old who couldn’t wait to hop on trains, scrounge about in hostels, meet new people and see the world (or...

Five of My Favorite Outdoor Adventures in Costa Rica

When I first considered booking a trip to Costa Rica, I imagined a beach vacation with an excursion to a rainforest. Like many first-timers, I didn’t grasp the complexity of Costa Rica’s rich geographical...
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7 European Cities You Must Visit in Your 20s

Hey you twenty-something you! You’re young and full of energy with your whole life ahead of you. So what are you doing just sitting there? It’s time to hit the road. Traveling abroad in your 20's is a...

My Drive Along Ireland’s Scenic Southwest

When it comes to inspiring drives, Ireland definitely delivers. In particular, Ireland’s southwest, made up of Counties Cork and Kerry, features scenic drive after scenic drive. Since I touched down just one...

How to Survive Iceland, As Told By #ElinatheExplorer

Folks, our favorite solo traveler just came back from another trip. Where'd she go this time? To Iceland, of course! This island nation is all the rage when it comes to backpackers in 2016, and Elina the...