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How I Cured My Wanderlust

Three years ago, I put all of my belongings in storage and bought a one-way ticket to Rarotonga, an island in the Pacific Ocean that my mother was sure I had pulled out of my imagination. At an early age, I diagnosed myself with the condition of <i>wanderlust</i>, and had dreamed of doing something this …

5 Surefire Ways to Fit in With the Locals When Traveling Abroad — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>No matter whether you’re traveling long-term or living abroad, fitting in with your …

Language Learning

Quiet Festival Attempts to Fight Festival Fatigue — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Lou Colombo applied to hold a festival in Traverse City, Michigan. This unusual festival …

Film Festivals

Where to Go Next in Europe

Everyone knows the great capitals of Europe – London, Rome, Paris, Berlin: steeped in history, rich in architecture, cuisine, and so much more. …

10 Terrifying Bridges You Need to See to Believe

If you suffer from gephyrophobia (fear of bridges), click away now. From bridges so frightening that people will pay someone else to drive their car across to bridges that are just plain dangerous, these 10 bridges are the world's scariest. Are you brave enough to make it to the end of this</b> …

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

Dessert

10 Abandoned Cities You Wouldn’t Want to Visit Alone (Photos)

Spooky<p>There are some towns around the world where life suddenly stopped in its tracks. See the places preserved in the exact moment that they were …

A Perfect Day In Amsterdam

After living for six years in Amsterdam--arguably the greatest small city in the world--I've amassed enough experiences to fill several perfect days. But since "Several Perfect Days in Amsterdam" doesn't have the same punch, I'll restrict myself to just one.--<i>Russell Shorto</i><p><b>8 AM</b><p>Amsterdam is not a …

Traveling teaches you to suffer well

Travelers returning from a journey always face one last challenge: being forced to tell others about it. People come to expect stories of wonder, …

How to Save Money to Travel the World

What if you could quit your job and travel the world? If it sounds crazy, that's because it kind of is. But it is also something that more and more Americans are doing as they grow tired of the daily grind and decide to ditch everything to travel instead. That is exactly what I did two years ago, …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

Trains

5 Ways Technology Is Ruining Travel — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Although technology is so integrated with how I travel, I realize that that is not always …

South Korea

Where to Eat in Honolulu Now

Ten years ago Honolulu had two kinds of restaurants: high-end fine dining aimed at tourists and a select few residents, and affordable mom-and-pop …

Why You Shouldn't Let A Little Boy Polish Your Shoes Near The Taj Mahal

I had taken the travel-sized shampoos from our hotels, so I dig through my purse to give them to him. My friend Sholeh takes a photograph of the two children in the slant of morning light, the juxtaposition of the beautiful making the scene seem all the more tragic. I hand over the shampoo, and the …

Why I Travel to 'Dangerous Places'

<b>Whenever I tell people where I’m traveling next, the immediate question is often “why do you travel to dangerous places”? Here’s why.</b><p>In the past …

6 Solid Ways to Ward off Creepers While Traveling

Traveling solo is a fantastic way to get to know the world, yourself, and the people around you.<p>But sometimes, you just want to be able to go on one bus ride without being hit on by a creeper.<p>The ironic thing about traveling solo is that you're rarely ever actually alone. There's always an open …

Sleeping in the Stacks?: Gladstone's Library in Wales

Memorial libraries have been in the news of late. The admirers of the late Margaret Thatcher have begun raising money for a library and research center in her memory, and last week the George W. Bush Presidential Library opened in Dallas, joining the libraries honoring the first President Bush and …