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Trailblazers Q&A: Marina Qutab of Zero Waste Vegan Travel

Off the beaten path travel is increasingly difficult to find as time marches on. Mass tourism is impacting everything from our favorite cities to the …

Sustainability

Who Am I?: 23andMe DNA Testing Helps Me Answer That Question

There are a number of DNA testing services out there, but this article will focus on just one — <b>23andMe</b>. Despite the science that goes into genetic …

DNA

Things To Do In Verona Off The Beaten Path

Verona, Italy. Maybe you’ve heard of it? If you have, you’ve likely seen something about how it’s the city that inspired Shakespeare’s Rome and …

Europe

Drei Türme Weg: The Trail of Three Towers in Sauerland, Germany

I’m amazed when my wife and I walk out of the main station of Hagen. There’s the typical pedestrianized square surrounding the station adjacent to a …

Hiking the Neanderlandsteig in Germany's Neander Valley

I’m hiking through villages and parks, alongside roads and trails that most Germans have never heard of let alone travelers like myself. We’re …

Trailblazers Q&A: Margherita Ragg of The Crowded Planet

Off the beaten path travel is increasingly difficult to find as time marches on. Mass tourism is impacting everything from our favorite cities to the …

All Roads Lead To Rome: An Anti-Travel Guide to the Eternal City

All Roads Lead To Rome<p>Rome. Tourists are bouncing their suitcases over cobblestones. The Vespas are out in full force, buzzing down streets, living …

Talking Tico, a Humorous Costa Rica Travel Book by Joe Baur

A Costa Rica Travel Book<p>Costa Rica is one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the Americas with some of the world’s most attractive …

All Roads Lead To Rome: An Anti-Travel Guide to the Eternal City

Johnny Jet Turns a Fear of Flying into a Travel Career

If you’ve been involved in the travel world, chances are you know who Johnny Jet is. You probably didn’t know he used to have a fear of flying. …

Best Language Learning Apps From A Guy Who Used To Hate Languages

If there’s anything I can encourage someone traveling to do, it’s to start learning a new language. Studying abroad, moving abroad, traveling abroad …

Munich's Burrito Company is the Perfect Remedy for a Hungover Stomach

I decide to walk the extra 10 minutes past my hotel with my camera backpack and a duffel bag in tow to answer my stomach’s queasy call — …

An Italian Breakfast: Croissant and Espresso

<i>Annie Spratt, Unsplash</i><p><b>I walk in and see a handful of people at the bar</b> and a couple of older folks sitting down at simple, IKEA-looking tables. On …

Riding Austria's ÖBB Railjet Train From Munich to Verona, Italy

<b>The train is already waiting on the platform when I arrive at the Munich Hauptbahnhof</b> on chilly November Monday morning. Today I’m taking the …

Munich Sightseeing with a Chilean and a Brit

<i>Courtesy of Gustavo Vilches</i><p>I’m getting a tour of Munich from Gustavo, a Chilean with seven years of living in the Bavarian capital under his belt. …

Lonely Planet and Roads & Kingdom on How Travel Guides Have Evolved

Tom Hall,<br>Editorial Director at Lonely Planet<p>From riding on British Railway trains as child to exploring remote parts of the world as the Editorial …

How to Take Better Travel Photography with National Geographic and VSCO

Anne Farrar,<br>Director of Photography at National Geographic<p>Anne has been working in journalism since her days at Indiana’s Kokomo Tribune all the way …

Is There a Right Way to Travel Like a Local?

Bruce Poon Tip, founder + CEO of G Adventures<p>As the founder and CEO of G Adventures, the largest small-group adventure travel company in the world, …

Tourism

Episode 10: Refugees: A Source Of Untapped Talent?

Rolf Schrömgens, trivago<p>Rolf Schrömgens began his internet entrepreneurial career in 1999 as the founder of amiro.de. In 2005, he founded trivago and …

Episode 09: How Digital Nomads Are Killing The Office Cubicle

Greg Caplan, Remote Year<p>The world is Greg Caplan’s office. Greg co-founded Remote Year, a global program that consists of 75 people traveling …

Trailblazers Q&A: Megan Mullan of Half This World Away

<i>Off the beaten path travel is increasingly difficult to find as time marches on. Mass tourism is impacting everything from our favorite cities to the</i> …

Luz Verde: Tacos in Paris That Take You Back To Mexico

The heat is punishing. It’s unseasonably hot for early May and I’m finding it difficult not to connect this discomfort with climate change and the …

A Kurt Vonnegut-Inspired Tour of the Dresden Christmas Market

The following is about a trip to Dresden, more or less. It begins like this:<p><i>The chants were growing louder in Dresden.</i><p>It ends like this:<p><i>“We are</i> …

Kurt Vonnegut

All Aboard the Banana Train in Cuero y Salado, Honduras

<b>We pull up on a nondescript, dirt road</b> in our Lodge at Pico Bonito tourist van, leaving the comforts of catered travel and air conditioning for a <i>tren</i> …

Indigenous Peoples

Is Volunteer Tourism Good, Bar, Or...?

This week on the Without A Path travel podcast, Joe and Laura tackle the topic of volunteer tourism. Is it a force for good or just an excuse for …

Tourism

Pittsburgh Shines a Spotlight on the new American Dream

I learned to hate Pittsburgh at a young age. Growing up in exurban Cleveland, not quite far away enough from the city limits to avoid the flaccid …

Urban Design

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit Makes You Feel Important

An overwhelming sensation sweeps over me when I first step onto the sidewalk in front of the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. I look up and feel a sense …

Urban Design

What You need to Know About Riding the German Train System

Convenience and efficiency — that’s the German train system in a nutshell. You have the sleek, futuristic-looking high-speed trains that glide into …

Trains

Trailblazers Q&A: Chris Backe of One Weird Globe

Off the beaten path travel is increasingly difficult to find as time marches on. Mass tourism is impacting everything from our favorite cities to the …

Digital Nomads

Italian Craft Beer at Rome's Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà

A guy with a Chicago Bulls hat on sits on a stool in the entrance to the bar, brimming with Italian craft beer. A woman in a black, leather jacket …

Italy