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This week only: free #Porto iPhone app!

Are you a Porto local, or planning to go there some time soon? Porto is our City of the week – the iPhone app is free from September 22nd to September 28th (regular price: €3.59)! T...


The Ultimate Amazon Adventure (Part 2)

It’s not often that you can lie in bed and watch wildlife at the same time. Like the other Rainforest Expeditions Lodges, the rooms at the Posada Amazonas are open-walled. As I shif...


A journey through the Berlin art scene

There are many big cities which are worth a visit for art lovers, and no doubt Berlin is one of them. The city is famous for its alternative culture and for attracting a lot of artists fr...


Mini City Guide: Toubacouta, Fatick Region, Senegal, West Africa

I love big cities, and always enjoy returning to Hong Kong, New York, and Sydney—among many others. But what about those unknown gems that are off the beaten tourist path… those obs...


To Express Gratitude, Put the Do-Not-Disturb Sign Back Where It Belongs

When I check into a hotel room (something I do 100+ times a year), I immediately put the do-not-disturb sign on the door. I don’t want to be bothered while working or napping, and unless ...


To Express Gratitude, Put the Do-Not-Disturb Sign Back Where It Belongs

When I check into a hotel room (something I do 100+ times a year), I immediately put the do-not-disturb sign on the door. I don’t want to be bothered while working or napping, and unless ...


Getting ready for my 12-week fitness challenge

My last fitness post was about How to Survive Your First Round of Insanity in mid-June 2014 when I finished the Insanity program. So it’s naturally that I got asked, what happened a...


An interview with Ginger Kern

We’re happy to do a short interview with our former Frankfurt Spotter Ginger Kern. Since she moved back to the US she could no longer be a Spotter for us unfortunately, but we’...



Giveaway: Win 25,000 American Airlines Miles!

Every Friday is giveaway day. Comment to win! We wanted to do something extra special for this week’s giveaway… by offering 25,000 miles that can be used for a round-trip tick...


San Pedro, Ayahuasca, and Plant Medicines in Peru

Here is a personal tale and journey of plant medicines in Peru, including San Pedro and Ayahuasca. This stuff is real: not just hippy-woo-woo crap! The post San Pedro, Ayahuasca, and Plan...


Costa Rica, Pura Vida

The one thing everyone says about Costa Rica is how lush it is. And despite having near drought conditions (it was the rainy season but there was little rain and we heard of water lock-of...


Why You Should Write

“That’s the promise: you will live more curiously if you write. You will become a scientist, if not of the natural world than of whatever world you care about. More of that world wi...


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Image by Éole Ever book a hotel at Booking.com? You can do it on our website via this link (or the “Book” link in the top menu on every page). Booking via us does not cost you...


Snowman Trek Time

It’s been a long time in the making (more than a year), but it’s finally time for the Snowman Trek. If you’re just now dropping in, the Snowman Trek is a 25-day, 220-mil...


Travelogues Series: Courage

Courage. To travel to cities alone with just a bag and without a map. To speak unfamiliar phrases with someone who may understand them. To choose feet over trains, and ditch trains for t...


The Curtis Hotel in Denver

On our recent visit to Denver, we stayed at The Curtis hotel in downtown Denver (as I mentioned in my post about us hiking). It was my first stay at The Curtis and I loved it because of h...


Brazil, The World Cup, and Traveling With Your Bros

About a year ago, four of my friends and I had the idea of going to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. It was one of those things that seemed doomed from the very beginning: coordinating vaca...


Turning Fear Into Curiosity : On the Road with Audrey Scott and Dan Noll

This is a traveler case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll have sold everything to travel the world—twice. After five years exploring Europe and being...


Seafood Dishes From the Road

Like a lot of people, I look forward to the foods of the cities I travel to as much as the sights and activities. I am passionate about food and because of that, there are places I’d retu...


6 Discoveries From Near and Far, Volume X

Things I found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter.


Brooklyn Bridge Engagement Session | Renata y Camilo

So incredibly excited to post these photos!!! Renata is Brazilian. Camilo is Colombian. They live in Canada. I am from Michigan. I live in Chile. We all came together for this incredible ...


Dinner at Madeleine Cafe with Chef Sebastian Torres

We went to Madeleine Cafe and Boulangerie as it was the week where their guest chef, Chef Sebastian Torres, visited Dubai to showcase his special French dishes. This was our second time i...


Travelogues Series: Where I talk about things I learned from my passion for travel

Diversity. Since it broadens your perspective. Since it makes you reconsider and think. Since it shows you the other side, another angle, and takes you on a different vantage point. Sinc...


Barratio: More than a Flea Market in Cusco, Peru

Barratio market in Cusco is much more than a flea market...it's an experience. Check it out in living colour with these pictures and stories. The post Barratio: More than a Flea Market in...