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Matrimonio Hotel W, Santiago | Pepa y Juan

Mis washitos riiiiiiicoooooos!!! Maria Jose (or Pepa, as her friends and family call her) and Juan are this stunningly gorgeous and glam couple, who look like they’ve stepped straig...


Niseko, Japan: A Powder Paradise for Skiers and Snowboarders

Tucked inside the western edge of the Japanese island of Hokkaido, Niseko is a world-renowned powder paradise for skiers and snowboarders alike. --------- Join Travel Blog Success and le...


Worst Case Scenario: Losing It All in Europe

When you’re evaluating a big decision, sometimes it’s helpful to ask yourself, “What’s the worst thing that can happen?” Most of the time, the worst-case scenario doesn’t actually come to...


How Tourists Cripple Local Economies

It's done with the best intentions, but can have the most catastrophic outcomes. Here's how tourists cripple local economies, and how to avoid it happening. The post How Tourists Cripple ...


Smackdown: Paris vs. London

An article created by our partner Yahoo Travel! Each week, Yahoo Travel pits rival destinations against each other to determine once and for all which one is the best. Up this week are tw...


What Are People REALLY Saying About WDS 2014? (Part II)

Here’s round I. *** After spending hundreds of hours in preparation and then hosting a week-long adventure for thousands of awesome people, I don’t actually say much about it ...


Exploring Toronto’s PATH

My university had one – an extensive underground walkway that connected all the buildings on campus so there was little need to go outside on those bone-chilling cold days. We called ours...



On the Cost of Upgrading Your Fleet of Warships

I downloaded another iPad game that was a lot like the one I wrote about in The Tower. It was probably a mistake, given my tendencies for going all-in, but once in a while I download a ga...


Nite Ize Gear ~ WanderGear Wednesday

You’ve probably seen many of these items from Nite Ize at the checkout line at your local outdoor gear store. You might have even grabbed one or two as an impulse buy or bought them...



Back to Dubai!

Hello, we just got back from our short vacation from Maldives and Sri Lanka last night. It’s funny when vacations end and you find yourself neither here or there. Add jet lag (and p...


Our weekly article in De Volkskrant

In the last 23 Saturday editions of De Volkskrant – one of the Netherlands’ best dailies – has been publishing a 2 page “Spotted by Locals” article with beau...


UNESCO World Heritage Site #275: Wood Buffalo National Park

From the World Heritage inscription: Situated on the Northern Boreal Plains in the north-central region of Canada, Wood Buffalo comprises a vast wilderness area (44,807 km2 ) which is hom...


The Birds are Back

Birdcrap counter tally as of 2014: 13 birds, 1 bat. The post The Birds are Back appeared first on Legal Nomads.


Top 10 Things to Do in Budapest

The top 10 things to do in Budapest, including St. Stephen's Basilica, museums, a walk across Chain Bridge and a visit to Dracula's former prison. --------- Join Travel Blog Success and ...


Survival International Denounces Jimmy Nelson’s Before They Pass Away

When I first saw the book, Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson, I was so taken with all the images that I immediately wanted one. Luckily, it’s a very pricey book so I never took ...


Peace Corps, Gateway to the Travel Bug: On the Road with Michelle and Jedd Chang

I first heard about Jedd & Michelle through a blog submission... but then I got the chance to work with them at WDS this summer. They were two of our most reliable and hard-working am...


Witch Finger Grapes, An Unusual Find

The best thing about travel is discovering something new, different or unusual. This past weekend in  a small fruit and vegetable shop in Toronto, I stumbled on something both new (t...



Helpful Email Tip: Always Draw from the Top

I’m pretty good at keeping up with a lot of things, but inevitably I fall behind on some emails. The way it works for me is that I get stuck on a final batch


Bennigan’s “The Big Irish” Burger at The Dubai Mall

We went to Bennigan’s restaurant in The Dubai Mall one evening as we were scouting for places to eat before movie time. I first learned about this restaurant when I was browsing through o...


Fields and Fireflies and the Promise of Sugar Cream Pie

He was a little guy, five years old maybe, and I know his name was Carson because all around, people were calling out “Go Carson!” as he was shaking his butt on the concrete p...


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