Keep Austin Weird

An underrated travel destination: Good old Austin, Texas. This hub for students, young professionals and families alike is a warm, fun and friendly city (with tons of food) that any traveler will enjoy. Not only is Austin the capital of the Lone Star State, but also it has so much to offer that it is one of the most popular destinations in the United States to visit or move to when starting (or continuing) your career. Austin has a thriving music scene (SXSW), a slew of hipsters and art festival

More Than Just “April Showers”

We’re getting ready for April. Travel season is about to rear its (not-so) ugly head and people all over the world will start taking the vacations of their dreams. Although it might not be super warm in many places around the world in April (think: Europe and North America), there are plenty of gorgeous places with beautiful weather to visit during the first full month of spring. In Kyoto, Japan, there is no better time to visit than in April. Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom and the landsca

See it all with the Eurail Pass

The Eurail Pass (formerly known as the Eurorail) aids travelers from all over the world in experiencing Europe while traveling economically. With a pass, tourists have been able to travel throughout 28 countries since 1959. Premier trains (if there is such a thing) like the Eurostar, AVE and TGV require an additional supplement, but overall, getting a Eurail Pass is significantly cheaper than flying from destination to destination. Since non-European residents only can use the Eurail pass, it’

“Do you come from the land down under?”

When you’re traveling in the land down under—the great country of Australia—there are many cities to consider visiting. But if you can only get one week off, don’t have a lot of time to travel or have a bit of a travel budget, there’s one city in particular that you will need to see. Sydney, Australia has all an Australian-newbie would want and more out of a trip. Just listen to some of the amazing things you can do while visiting Sydney. Sydney has a beautiful harbor that tourists fl

“At 13,000 feet, nothing else matters”

Jumping out of a plane might not be everyone’s idea of a fun afternoon, but there are some upsides to freefalling around 100 mph at about 12,500 feet in the air. Since almost 2 million people skydive each year, there has to be a reason why it's so popular. There are some pretty amazing places to go skydiving in the world. Here are some amazing skydiving locations and why you need to take the plunge (literally) and fall out of the sky. In Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates offers skydiving wi

Live Like Your Favorite TV Characters

We all have a favorite TV show or two. And there are iconic sets from every show where all the action takes place. For TVs biggest fans, you’ll obviously want to visit your favorite sets. Here is an inside look at your favorite television shows and where you can find the locations they’re filmed in. First off, "Breaking Bad" is a crowd pleaser. It’s one of the best shows ever filmed, with amazing plot twists and even more amazing acting. If you want to see where the action went down, your

A Journey of Self-Discovery

So we’ve all heard of “Eat, Pray, Love.” You know, that book about a woman finding herself through travel. It sounds like a marvelous idea for a woman stuck in a rut to go out and see the world through new eyes, new experiences and new food. If you’re considering a solo trip, look no further. There are trips designed for solo travellers that will make you eat, pray and love yourself and your surroundings. A trip by Intrepid, dubbed “The Ultimate Journey of Self-Discovery” takes you

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Why not spend your holiday in Toronto, eh?

For all you northeast-coasters, we have some news for you. You can travel to a foreign country and amazing city without crossing an ocean or hopping on a plane—that is, if you’re up for a little road trip. Were you thinking Canada? Because we were. Toronto, to be specific. There is so much history right beyond New York’s border. Toronto is also the fourth most populous city in North America (look out NYC). Over 25 million tourists visit Toronto each year, so it can’t be too shabby. Toro

“From sea to shining sea”

Sure, the 4th of July is 5 months away, but that doesn’t mean patriotism can’t happen in February. Americans have a lot of pride, and we love to celebrate our country. The term 'all-American' applies to a lot of experiences around the country. If you’re feeling the need to have an authentic, American experience, we have some ideas for you. Obviously, the first on the list would be the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. These two sights are easily the most American things to do on the eas

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The Coolest Bars on the Sea

We’ve all heard the term “booze cruise.” Not the classiest of cruises. But some cruise lines are able to work booze into their boats in a very classy way. Since the fees are often steep to travel the open seas, cruise lines like to lighten the mood by having cool and state-of-the-art bar areas for those who are over 21. While hanging out at these bars may cost you a little more than you bargained for, the atmosphere and crafty drinks are worth the price. At Silversea’s Connoisseur’s C