If there's any region in the world that's quickly moving up in the ranks for me, it's Central America. Although Europe (and then Asia) were my true first travel loves, the sunny skies, warm weather, interesting cultures, and—perhaps most importantly for me—close proximity of Central America to my . . .
Why You Need to Visit Barcelona (And Why You Might Not)
There's hardly a traveler on the planet who hasn't dreamed of visiting Barcelona. As much as this crazy ol' Catalonian city has got its fair share of fans, Barcelona isn't love at first sight for everyone. Still on the fence about whether to add Barcelona to your Spain itinerary? Check out these . . .
Morocco: A Stunningly Beautiful (Yet Annoying) Introduction to North Africa
Few places on earth conjure up images of the exotic more than Morocco. It's become a dream of many to make this North African country their first foray into the continent. And with plenty good reason. After hearing stories of my grandmothers travelling together to Morocco in the sixties (and not . . .
3 Eastern European Cities That’ll Make You Rethink Your Backpacking Itinerary
As much as I hate the term "off-the-beaten-path," in Europe there's, without a doubt, a dividing line between the usual destinations and the unusual. Every year, that line seems to move further east. Starting with the stunning success of Prague and Krakow following the collapse of communism in . . .
6 Must-Have Experiences in Japan For Your Next Trip
We all know that Japan's a bucket-list destination par excellence. Beyond the usual suspects in every Japanese itinerary though, are experience even more worthy of your time & energy than first meets the eye. From scouring the back alleys of Japan's biggest cities among cherry blossoms to . . .