Travelers typically beseech the weather gods for blue skies and sunshine, but some people live for a little drama every now and again -- it often makes for a better story -- and for those types there's storm watching.
Three Utah trail running veterans recently invited me on a life-changing adventure: a 20-mile run/hike through Utah's Buckskin Gulch, the longest and most narrow slot canyon in the world, followed by a 15-mile hike through the lesser known Bull Valley Canyon.
If you remember, I found myself in a peculiar predicament following a road accident during a severe rainstorm in southern Spain. While physically intact, circumstances necessitated securing the repairs on my van that would allow me to continue my indefinite journey.
You can't miss going to Sintra. It's about a half hour train ride from Lisbon and the perfect destination for a day trip. Literally step into a fairytale land as you explore castles and gardens fit for kings and queens.
It struck me that we Americans have lost something. Ironically the market has limited some of our freedom. But it is more than being able to dive off a springboard. Over exposure to the message that things are dangerous and we need to be stopped from doing them because they are uninsurable has had a more pernicious effect
The cruise experts at Cruise Critic have named the best cruise lines of the year in the annual Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards -- naming the best of the best in 25 categories.
When it comes to packing to go anywhere the struggle is real. Packing for a Muslim country is no easy task, and this is especially true for Morocco.
That thing called progress is finally coming to an island that has barely changed in the last fifty years, and there are some things you want to do in Cuba while you still can.
Originally published on Unwritten by Allie Braun. I never understood my friend's desires to live in one place the rest of their lives. They would say...
You need to hit the trail and get into the wild to really capture all that the parks have to offer. Take a look at this list, lace up your hiking boots, and start planning your next hiking trip.
I thought I would use this week to share my experience as the recipient of an extraordinary effort to assist a traveler in need. Although we often think of travel assistance from a designated person, assistance can be from the most unexpected "Traveler's Aides."
It's a question that plagues amateur science geeks everywhere: where to go on vacation? The water park is too crowded, and furthermore, teeming with the kind of aggressive microbial subcultures that make relaxation difficult.
I want to see the mess and the tears and the bags under the eyes. I want to see the piles of homework and the stack of books that will never actually get read. I want to see people laughing because life is so hectic that sometimes that's the only option. Because that's where I'm at right now, and I really wouldn't mind some company.
Aside from full-fledged itinerary freedom, traveling "alone" allows you to meet new people, immerse yourself in local culture, and push your own boundaries. Your experience just might be life-changing.
When I finally landed in South Africa (after two days and three flights), I now had physical exhaustion to add to an already-wearied mind. Prior to the trip, an unexpected setback left me teetering. The optimistic joviality that had sustained me all summer was waning. And I found myself anxiously awaiting a second wind.
Being immersed in such an environment for a semester was exhilarating. I seized the chance to learn a new language, meet people from different corners of the globe, and pick from the great minds of business.