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Why Exploring Your Own Backyard Can Be Just as Rewarding as Going Abroad

Pick up your cell phone and you’re immediately transported to new places, exploring white-washed buildings in Greece, the stunning emerald waters of Indonesia, and an abundance of other exotic locations. It has the ability...
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Meteora, Greece: The Coolest Place You’ve Never Heard Of

My conception of Greece has never really been the same as the guide books’. This is probably because I’m Greek, myself. My dad’s family is from the island of Crete, and because of the...

The Nakasendo Trail: Walking Through History

Sitting cross-legged on the floor of a ryokan, my friend Celia and I stared down at the dish before us. We’d partaken in kaiseki, a traditional Japanese meal, many times previously, but had never...

Escape from Los Angeles: Catalina Island

If you asked me to hop on a plane and fly anywhere in the world, I’d say: “Take me to the Mediterranean!” Who doesn’t love indigo water, crystalline shorelines, charming villages, fresh food, and...

An Interview with Photographer Joshua Foo

Joshua Foo is a self-taught photographer based in Sydney, Australia. His warm-toned photos often feature tiny figures wandering through larger-than-life landscapes, as well as sky-high views of vast oceans, and thousands of Instagrammers are...

16 Countries in 16 Months: Helping 12 Communities and 1,000 Kids

The Dalai Lama was once asked, "What thing about humanity surprises you the most?"   He replied, "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money, and then he sacrifices money to recuperate...

What To Do and See in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is a city whose medieval charm is equally matched by its contemporary brilliance. From the Old and New Towns on the eastern banks of the Vltava River to the historic Mala Strana region...

Explore the American South

The American South is a place of hospitality, literary lore, and culture. Comprised of the nation’s southernmost states, this region is home to pristine coastlines, towering mountains, rolling plains, and thick forests. It’s the...

Explore the American Midwest

Ah, the Midwest. Home to the Rust Belt, swing states, and plenty of cornfields. While many travelers overlook this section of the United States, those who don’t find beautiful scenery, friendly people, and ample...

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