As much fun as it is to "Lose the Map" and wander around a city with no itinerary, there are times when I've realized way after a trip ended that I missed some niche attractions I really would have wanted to see. To avoid that ever happening again, t... Discover More..
If you're planning a trip to the Arctic Circle in wintertime, knowing what to pack can make the difference between having a great experience or a miserable time freezing in the snow while having your camera repeatedly die on you. To get the best Arct... Discover More..
Far above the Arctic Circle, considered by many to be the northernmost city in the world (being the northernmost city with a population of over 50,000), Tromsø, Norway, may be one of the most surreal and awe-inspiring places I have ever visited. ... Discover More..
Ever wonder what life is like in the northernmost settlement in the world? If you ever decide to visit Svalbard, you may be in for a few surprises. I went to the main town of Longyearbyen on Svalbard to learn more about this remote place. It turns... Discover More..
Looking for an exciting destination to visit in 2018, but tired of browsing the same old places you've seen and heard about a million times? Destinations like France, Thailand, and Iceland are, of course, incredible - but what about travelers who ... Discover More..
At 78.2° N latitude, high above the Arctic Circle, on the island cluster of Svalbard and Jan Mayen - home to 2,600 people, 3,000 polar bears, and 4,000 snowmobiles - lies the northernmost town in the world: Longyearbyen. Note: My visit to ... Discover More..
Earlier this year, I had the amazing experience of embarking on train travel through northwestern Europe, pulling out of London early one Monday morning to explore some cities for the second time (Paris), new cities in countries I had visited before ... Discover More..
Travel has a lot of unexpected side effects: it triggers your imagination, it expands your worldview, it encourages you to connect with others and makes you a more confident, self-aware person. Also, it tends to put 10 to 15 pounds on you. The ... Discover More..
When most people think of Cologne (Köln in German), they think of the first thing a visitor sees in Cologne: the imposing edifice of the city's famous Gothic cathedral. Look at the height of the people; then look up. Note: My visit to Colo... Discover More..
In the last few months, a barrage of articles has been released pointing to a general ongoing backlash against tourism. Protests in Barcelona, anger in Venice over rising rents and locals being pushed out of the city, Thailand choosing to ban so-call... Discover More..