Movies like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Holiday, and Notting Hill had built an image in our minds that whenever we travel to a different country, there’s a possibility that we could meet a very attractive/romantic guy who could sweep us off our feet. A man who will hold our hand while strolling through their country’s finest tourist spotsread more
For the last few months, many of my friends and family at home have been worried about me. I live in South Korea, and Kim Jung-un’s threats even worried my most stoic family members. I keep telling them I’m not worried about North Korea; I’m worried about other thingsread more
You want to do something worthwhile. You want to travel for an extended time, and you want to immerse yourself in a culture so very different from your own.read more
For many people the idea of going backpacking is all about the freedom that it brings. The ability to just get up and go wherever you like, staying in different places for as long as you wish and having as much variety as you can handle is at the very heart of the appeal.read more
While on my flight to New Zealand, I created a to-do list that stretched from my hometown of Decatur, Georgia all the way to Palmy, my newly acquired residence for five months. I was determined to experience adventure, and foolishly assumed that I was prepared.
I wake up in a castle. Outside my rock-lined windowsill runs a path worn raw over hundreds of years of suitors and surreptitious runners alike. Their winding road leads them into a sheltering canopy of rustic oak.
On August 23, 2008, I was on the way to JFK airport – all packed and ready to embark on my first adventure to South America. Destination? Brazil
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“Do you want to drive, or should I?” My boyfriend Jarl and I were renting (or “hiring” as the English say) a car to move from the temporary flat we had been living in for the last couple of months since arriving in London, across the city to a new flat
This past week has been my spring break and for most of it, I have spent it traveling alone with the occasional few nights and days with people that I met at youth hostels, from my university in Istanbul and with friends living in Tel Aviv. I thought that traveling alone could be lonely, and it can be, but I discovered that there are so many ways to make it less so and to meet new people
Upon commencing this article I originally planned to entitle it “101 top tips for travel in India.” Then I realised that not only was that title about as catchy as a psychotic eel drenched in butter (the title I eventually decided to run with being clearly far superior), but if I dedicated the next year of my life to dreaming up useful advice I’d probably only make it to about twenty three.
I had the unbelievable experience of being present during a historic moment today. I was at Jerusalem’s Western Wall during the Women of the Wall prayer service when, for the first time, police actively protected women donning prayer shawls. Since 1988, the Women of the Wall have met at the Old City’s Western Wall
You’ve all heard the worst of cruises: you might get stuck in the company of someone you take an instant disliking to, the on board entertainment might be fairly limited and yes, there is often A LOT of food (which can be a blessing or a curse)…