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Lisbon Through the Eyes of Locals

This Is My City | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

Lisbon is a beautiful city and the vibe is bright and airy. Yellow trams, espressos, ornate Azulejo tiles, sunshine, seafood and drinking on the streets at night. It's a hilly city and this makes for spectacular viewpoints everywher

This Is My City -- A New Travel Show About Locals

This Is My City | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

When Tim and I traveled together we realized that the quickest and most exciting way into the heart and soul of a place was through the people who lived there. Tapping into the knowledge and of locals let us find the hidden gems that define a city's soul.

Backpacking With Kids

Michele Bigley | Posted 08.27.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

Resorts aren't all bad, but you also don't have to travel that way. Kids are more like backpackers than most adults, because they are present, and without plans. So, while you may not be strapping your backpack on your back anymore, you can, and you should, strap your kids on your back.

The President Has Left the Building

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 10.25.2013 | College
Cynthia Huggins

Last fall I actually took a vacation -- my first real vacation in eight years, I'm embarrassed to admit. Everyone was doing their jobs and doing them very well, but without the president around, the absolutely critical, fully integrated progress toward a long-term, sustainable vision for the future doesn't necessarily happen.

Tracing the Steps of History Through Hollywood

Andy Steves | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Andy Steves

Just as traveling opens your eyes to things unknown, movies help you visualize them that much better. Of course, be sure to look past the Hollywood filter, but enjoy tracing the steps of the filmmakers and protagonists alike. What are your favorite historic movies?

Colorado's Forgotten Wilderness: How Gas Leases in the Thompson Divide Gave Locals a New Backyard

Zachary Podmore | Posted 08.12.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

With the vast majority of gas-rich public lands in Colorado leased and already slated for development, it's more urgent than ever that these assessments are made and community voices are heard before more of our forgotten wilderness areas disappear.

Summer Concert Guide for the European Backpacker: Spain

Party Earth | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Leaving home with only a backpack on your shoulders and a map, you have decided to dedicate your summer to the spirit of adventure. As you backpack yo...

10 Things You Didn't Think You Needed While Backpacking

Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel

Getting ready for a backpacking trip is an art. You have to fit everything you need to survive into a bag that looked a whole lot bigger in the store....

4 Principles To Packing Smart

Minh Chau | Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel
Minh Chau

When I started consulting I found having to pack my suitcase every week to be a chore. It was a boring process that required packing my shirts and tie...

Guide to Hitchhiking in Burma

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Responsible tourism can mean a lot of things, but in Burma it means getting down and dirty with locals. Hitchhiking through the country isn't the easiest way to get around, but it's definitely a backpacker badge of honor.

How Ireland Started Celebrating Irish Pride

Andy Steves | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Andy Steves

Historically, the first St. Paddy's Day parades started popping up about 250 years ago in NYC and Boston.

The Modern Backpacker

Andy Steves | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Andy Steves

Technology has transformed the backpacking culture such that friends are kept updated to the minute of what their traveling buddies are doing half way around the world.

Should Women Travel Solo?

Leyla Giray | Posted 04.20.2013 | Travel
Leyla Giray

The fact that violence against women is endemic, not only in Turkey but in all parts of the world, demonstrates yet again that we haven't come as far as we'd like to think.

Can A Jew Find Truth In India?

Elad Nehorai | Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion
Elad Nehorai

We live in this world that tells us: If you have problems, the answer is outside of you. If you're looking for truth, it exists somewhere else. If you want to grow, you need to leave your hometown, your community, your world. And that was the compulsion I had throughout college.

Luggage Maker Builds Socially Responsible Bags

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel
Mehdy Ghannad

Many companies and start-ups are re-evaluating their business models in hopes to make a more lasting impact on the global economy by focusing their efforts to become more sustainable. Shifting to a supply chain sustainable strategy must come from the top down.

WATCH: How To Get To Machu Picchu

Mike Sternoff | Posted 11.10.2012 | Travel
Mike Sternoff

It looks like something out of a dream, but Machu Picchu is a product of hard labor -- an ancient city built into the clouds by hand.

A Step-By-Step Plan To Realize Your Travel Dreams

Matt Kepnes | Posted 11.09.2012 | Travel
Matt Kepnes

I have created this step-by-step process on how to turn your travel dream into reality.

Amazing Photo Of Dad Backpacking With Baby

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.24.2012 | Parents

Just about everything changes once a family welcomes a baby, but one dad has a solution for making sure that his favorite pastime doesn't become somet...

Learning To Live With Less

Leora Novick | Posted 10.10.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

When you think about picking up your life and moving across the world for six months, things in your life tend to fall into two different categories. Can I live without it or do I need this for my everyday happiness?

How To Stay Safe While Traveling Abroad

Norm Schriever | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Norm Schriever

I've been fortunate enough to travel all around the world but also witnessed an unbelievable array of street scams and hustles. But please don't let that discourage you from grabbing your passport and exploring the beautiful world we live in; you'll find most places to be as safe as your front porch if you exercise some basic rules of caution.

Track Records: The Sound Of La Fête De La Musique Fills Paris

Benedict Cooper | Posted 08.26.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

You turn around a corner and find 200 people descending onto a little junction, drinking mojitos, smoking joints and dancing to hip hop booming out of makeshift DJ booths.

20 Ways To Save For Travel

Matt Kepnes | Posted 08.20.2012 | Travel
Matt Kepnes

I want to highlight the ways I cut expenses before I left on my trip in order to save money for travel. There are some added ones in here too that didn't apply to me but might apply to you!

Backpacking Through Europe For 50+ From Travel Expert Seth Kugel (WATCH)

Posted 08.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Seth Kugel, author of the New York Times Frugal Traveler blog, sat down with me and shared some inspiring travel news with me! According to Seth, back...

5 Reasons To Go Traveling Now

Kip Patrick | Posted 08.01.2012 | Travel
Kip Patrick

Perhaps now is the time to start listening to those well-meaning folks who say such frivolous things like, "There's no time like the present."

How To Be Prepared For Anything When You Travel

Matt Kepnes | Posted 06.27.2012 | Travel
Matt Kepnes

One of the most important things you learn as a Boy Scout is their motto to always "be prepared," and as I've grown up and traveled the world, I've found this to also be a travel truism.