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...
Literary guide to Edinburgh, home to Edinburgh Castle

A Literary Guide to Edinburgh

Designated in 2004 as the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh touts its illustrious literary past just as much as it celebrates its modern authors. From “Waverley” to “Trainspotting,” a love of good...

What the New EU Travel Requirements Mean for You

Grab a pen — your next European adventure might require a bit of paperwork. Beginning in 2021, citizens of the 61 countries (including the U.S. and Canada) currently allowed to enter the EU without...
Flowers in the Azores, one of our budget spring break destinations for every traveler

How (And Where) to Spring Break on a Budget

As winter finally draws to a close, travelers are making plans and packing their bags for spring break. If your funds are tight, you might (mistakenly) believe that a weeklong getaway is unaffordable and...
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Meet Toledo’s Last Master Sword-Maker

Documentarian Ben Derico recently ventured from his home city of Chicago to a tiny, ancient corner of Spain. There, he met a fourth-generation master sword-maker named Mariano and shadowed the craftsman at his workshop...

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