The skyline in Paris, where some people experience Paris Syndrome.

Paris Syndrome: Keeping Your Expectations in Check While Traveling

“There is but one Paris, and however hard living may be here, and if it became worse and harder even — the French air clears up the brain and does good — a world...

Dream of Venice in Black and White: A Q&A with Publisher JoAnn Locktov

How do you show your love for a city that’s already being loved to death? This was the problem JoAnn Locktov faced when she decided to launch a publishing imprint for books about Venice several...

How to Visit Italy on a Budget

Italy’s dynamic and one-of-a-kind offerings make it a must-visit destination for travelers around the globe. However, high-season flight prices, over-priced meals, and steep accommodation can be limiting factors for hopeful visitors. Since no one...
An unusual angle of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Unexpected Destinations for Every Month of the Year

We could probably guess at least a few of the items on your travel bucket list. There’s a good chance that it includes some of the world’s most popular cultural events and destinations, like...

Marching for Catalonia’s Independence

The breeze flowed easily through the open-air café in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. The light gray of the early October morning lent itself well to the café con leche placed in front of me. A...
A train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland.

How to Photograph the Glenfinnan Viaduct

The Glenfinnan Viaduct is the ultimate pit stop for photographers on a Scottish road trip. In part, the popularity of this railway viaduct in the West Highlands can be credited to a certain wizarding...

How Solo Travel is Different for Women

I had just arrived in Amsterdam — unofficially known as one of the safest cities in Europe — and immediately boarded the wrong tram. The sun had already set, and I found myself lost...
The Quiraing on the Isle of Skye.

An Instagrammer’s Guide to the Isle of Skye

Located in the northwest of Scotland, the Isle of Skye is a land steeped in story. Its rugged landscape, picturesque fishing villages, and medieval castles inspire awe in a way that is difficult to...
The Northern Lights in Norway, which always ranks high on the World Happiness Report.

What Happiness Means in Countries Around the World

All around the world, billions of people are just trying to live healthy and fulfilling lives — but it’s easier to be happy in some countries than in others. At least, that’s what the...

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