Nomadic horsemen in Central Asia pose in front of livestock and mountains.

Central Asia: “Stans,” Silk Roads, & Soviet Ghosts

Central Asia used to be the center of the world. The Silk Road — arguably the most important trade route in history — ran through the region and set the stage for the Islamic...

Best American Cities for Craft Beer Lovers

It’s a great time to be a beer lover — especially if you’re living in or plan on visiting the U.S. any time soon. Stretched across the land of the free, more and more...

A Love Letter to Ladakh, India

Far from the heat, noise, and chaos, atop India’s snow-capped mountains, I found peace. Before I even set foot in Ladakh, also known as Little Tibet, its very mention made me daydream. When I...

How Do You Know if Your Voluntourism Trip Is A Scam?

Voluntourism has grown more popular in recent years. It makes sense: with the news cycle covering a world that seems riddled with bad news, enacting positive change has become more important than ever —...

10 of the Best Places to Sleep Under the Stars

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that there are few things more humbling or awe-inspiring than gazing up into the vastness of a glittering night sky. Stepping outdoors to sleep beneath...
a road and mountains in snowdonia

6 Alternative Summer Destinations That Beat the Beach

Everyone travels in the summertime; when winter’s chill is a distant memory and some spring saving has the finances back in order, it seems so natural to hit the road and head straight...
Busy streets of Gdansk, Poland

Poland With Tight Pursestrings: A Budget Guide

With its diverse landscapes and grand outdoors, delicious cuisine and fascinating history, Poland is a country bursting with wonder for the modern traveler, and those who are budget-conscious will find their money going further...
a fountain in kudowa zdroj, a polish health resort

Polish Health & Wellness

I think I’m in good company when I say that my health and wellness often take a backseat in my typical Western life: I’m too busy to go to the gym and it’s too...
people dining at herve in krakow.

Pierogi & Beyond: Poland’s Culinary Past & Present

There is perhaps no better way to get to know and understand a place than through its cuisine. Meals are inexorably linked to the society and people from which they spring, and there is...

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