The Expat Experiment

By Rob Tullis | The best of travel photographs and stories from across the internet

Photo Essay: A two-week journey through Chiapas, Mexico

CHIAPAS IS ONE of Mexico’s most rewarding treasures. The southernmost state bordering Guatemala, it’s home to a rich diversity of fiercely …

5 best surf honeymoon destinations

For many, packing the surfboard for a honeymoon might be the quickest possible way to divorce. Yet here are five honeymoon destinations so perfect …

15 Stunning Destinations to Take your Travel Photography to the Next level

Looking to take your travel photography to the next level? A photographer is only as good as the subject matter they photograph, and we’ve got the 15 …

Here’s how women of different cultures react to a compliment

Photographer Mehmet Genç takes photos of women around the world before and after they receive a compliment. What happens next is priceless.<p>Two years ago, Turkish photographer Mehmet Genç embarked on his latest project visiting indigenous communities in Latin America. As his Instagram alias, …

Petra

The "Lost City" still has secrets to reveal: Thousands of years ago, the now-abandoned city of Petra was thriving.<p>Carved directly into vibrant red, white, pink, and sandstone cliff faces, the prehistoric Jordanian city of Petra was "lost" to the Western world for hundreds of years.<p>Located amid …

Archaeology

A city with too much history to handle

A group of vigilantes has stepped in to restore forgotten historical sites in Naples’ Vergini neighbourhood.<p>Naples has a history problem: there’s just too much of it.<p>Greek cemeteries, Roman ruins, medieval castles, Renaissance churches… it’s more than one city can maintain, and some sites will …

Watch Floating Lanterns Light Up the Sky in Thailand Festival

Travel

How to Create an Unforgettable Family Staycation in Calgary

Opting for a staycation vs a vacation doesn’t always need to be about saving money. It can be a chance to reallocate funds like airfare to do things …

4 Ways Our Kid Made Travel Better Than Ever for Us

Everyone told us having a kid would change us. They said once we brought a little one into the world, travel (and everything else in life) would be …

Travel

The Best Travel Gadgets for 2017

<i>In this month’s travel tech column, Dave Dean, our resident travel tech guru, all around cool dude, and found of the tech website Too Many Adapters,</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

This Travel Duffel Is Designed For Sketchy Border Crossings

If you want to cross a border without getting searched and stopped, this is the bag for you.<p><b>At first glance, this bag is nothing special</b>…and that’s …

Border Crossings

Fly Out of These Airports and Save Big on Airfare

Go off the beaten track and explore while cutting travel costs.<p>Some long-haul flights can be unnecessarily expensive. However, the good news for …

Air Travel

A 27-year-old who saves 65% of his income shares his 7 best tips for traveling on a budget

By the time he was 16, the blogger behind the Money Wizard — who goes by the pen name Sean online — had already started saving for retirement.<p>More than 10 years later and the 27-year-old's net worth is $170,500 and counting. It's all part of a plan to retire by age 37, but he's not depriving …

Money

11 Trips You Need to Take As Soon As You Retire

No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end until you drag yourself back to work needing another week off. You are …

Travel

Qatar Airways Giving Away Free Hotel Stays

At a time when terrorism has heightened concerns about travel to the Middle East, Qatar Airways is begging travelers to give its capital city, Doha, …

Tiny New 'Forest Goblins' Discovered, Look Like Yoda

The two new species live on Sulawesi, where forests are rapidly declining, experts say.<p>As the moon rises on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, saucer-eyed primates with a face like Yoda emerge in search of food. Males and females sing to each other in a cacophonous duet, strengthening their bonds …

Biological Species

See One of the World's Rarest Big Cats

Big Cats

12 best state parks in Nevada

Cathedral Gorge State Park<p>Cathedral Gorge State ParkPioche, United StatesOne of the best places to visit in Lincoln County! #nevada #nevadastateparks …

The deadly dish people love to eat

Despite warnings, Egyptians love to eat feseekh, a smelly fermented fish that, if not prepared properly, can lead to botulism poisoning and, in rare cases, death.<p>Every year, the Egyptian Ministry of Health issues a warning: stay away from <i>feseekh</i>, the country’s traditionally salty – and smelly – …

Travel - Where a coconut can save your life

Sri Lankans call the coconut tree the 'Tree of Life' (Credit: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty<p>Sri Lanka produces 2.7 billion coconuts each year (Credit: Palani Mohan/Getty)<p>The average family of five in Sri Lanka uses one coconut per day (Credit: imageBROKER/Alamy)<p>The coconut is the main ingredient for …

FARE WAR: Australia/New Zealand From Just $619 Roundtrip!

There’s a huge fare war going on between the US and Australia and New Zealand. These aren’t mistake fares, they’re fares available on a variety of …

New Zealand

Women Are Becoming More Adventurous Travelers—and Doing It Alone

Women are choosing mountaineering over pampering, and they don't mind going solo.<p>In the travel game, we hear words like staycation, glamping, and the latest, <i>bleisure</i> (a combo of business and leisure travel that sounds a bit like a wound) a lot. But there’s one far more interesting trend that’s been …

Travel

9 Great American Train Journeys too Epic to miss

There’s no need to get on an anti-septic flight or a tiring driving trip to get an amazing travel experience. Why not make the most of the best kept …

Japan is getting a floating capsule hotel that brings guests to a desert island overnight

A spherical floating capsule hotel is coming to Japan that will bring guests on an overnight trip to a tropical island.<p>The unique experience is being planned by Huis Ten Bosch, a Dutch village theme park in Sasebo city, Nagasaki Prefecture. The service will allow guests to sleep in the capsule …

17+ family friendly things to do in Costa Rica

Photo: sasint<p>Travel boosts, restores, and expands not just the mind, but also our bodies. This is particularly important for people with young …

Afghanistan’s enigmatic food secret

At the centre of one of the Earth’s harshest environments, on the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, two cookbook authors have found “a profoundly human place”.<p>In May 2016, a cookbook on one of the most remote and enigmatic cultures in the world won the title of Best Cookbook Of The Year at the …

7 times a travel ban changed the world for good | Intrepid Travel Blog - The Journal

Travel ban. The phrase has brought no shortage of negative connotations in recent months. Now that it’s back in the news after the U.S. government’s …

How Living Like an Expat Will Grow Your Career

When you expand your horizons you begin to expand your career.<p>Think about Fortune 500 executives. GE. Coca-Cola. General Motors. Caterpillar. Executives from these global companies move all over the world in the pursuit of their career objectives.<p>They want to be challenged. They want to grow. They …

General Motors