It's never easy when a nation is divided by ethnic identity, something difficult to understand as an American. I can only empathize after a few weeks spent in Eastern Europe, having merely scratched the surface of identity conflicts in the region.
Below are my 27 golden rules for travel. If you follow them, you'll be a master traveler, able to travel the world with swashbuckling zeal and expert ninja-like knowledge... all without breaking the bank so you can keep cutting a path forward through the world for longer
Now that Obamacare is keeping an eye on your pulse, you're free to spike your heartbeat by any means you please. Start breathing hard; we've pinned down nine new places for you to plant your pervy seed in 2014.
Prague's party scene is more beer and jazz, less ecstasy and techno. Although not as cheap as it once was, Prague's beer-brewing skills are amongst the best on the planet and you can still party like a king on a peasant's budget.
Travel: we love it. Feelings: we have them. But there's an omnipotence to words, that's sometimes stripped by clichés. Here's a look at original mantra from the everyday person -- young travelers - on the phenomenon that re-defines life.
You're in a new city and new culture -- the sky is the limit in terms of how much you can take away from your trip! When you open yourself up to new experiences, you never know what situations you might find yourself in!
Italy's a country of aphrodisiacs; Casanova himself got juiced on dark chocolate before bedding his conquests. Whatever you're inhaling -- be it truffles, Calabrian chilies, Chianti, oysters or salami -- chances are, it'll prime you for lovin'.
The islands of Thailand are notorious for their hoards of tourists that think they're visiting something "exotic" along the beaten pancake trail. Ready to really get off the been-there-done-that, Full Moon Party track and claim you were there then?
All around the drabbest parts of Poland, most visibly in Lodz, imaginative street art is changing the landscape and attracting artists from around the world to come paint up the scene (and likely down a few dozen pierogies in the process).
I think a lot of people think too deeply about travel, as if every moment on the road has to have profound impact and meaning. I've always found travelers who shun anything "cheesy" to be some of my least favorite.
This year, New Year's Eve is on a Tuesday. Instead of figuring out how to trick your boss into thinking you're alive on Wednesday morning, pull the cork out and send 2013 off properly by getting as far away from the office as possible.