I Spy . . . A Vending Machine?

I Spy . . . A Vending Machine?

Few expect vending machine hunting to be one of the more exciting aspects of tourism—those few who do have probably been to Japan. A few years ago, one of my friends returned home from a visit to Japan. I asked him what he remembered best . . . read more

Wandering with Wi-Fi

Wandering with Wi-Fi

Tips for using your US phone while traveling abroad, without ending up with a hefty phone bill.

Harnessing the Magic: Magic Kingdom Tips and Tricks

Harnessing the Magic: Magic Kingdom Tips and Tricks

Are you planning a trip to Disney’s Magic Kingdom but feeling overwhelmed, wondering how to make the most of it? Fear not! This article has all the tips and tricks you need to make your Magic Kingdom experience the best that it can be.

Splashing into the New Year at the Thailand Water Festival

Splashing into the New Year at the Thailand Water Festival

Imagine walking down the streets of Thailand when, all of a sudden, you are drenched in water, head to toe! This is Songkran, also known as Thailand’s Water Festival, and it is a splash that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Extreme Cammock King: Man Takes Hammocks and Camping to the Extreme

Extreme Cammock King: Man Takes Hammocks and Camping to the Extreme

There’s camping, there’s hammocking, and then there’s cammocking—that is, opting for a hammock while camping. Then, of course, there’s extreme cammocking: suspending a 2,000 square foot hammock of weaved rope over a 400-foot canyon. These woven hammock-like nets are also known as space nets. To . . . read more

Travel In the Moment

Travel In the Moment

“Life is about the journey; not the destination.” “If you didn’t post a picture, did it really happen?” These two sayings come into direct conflict with each other. One is a way we try to live our lives, and the other a way that we . . . read more

#Wanderlust

#Wanderlust

How to let go of your worries and fully experience the beauty of travel; all through the lens of a camera.

The Expanding World of Languages in Slovakia

The Expanding World of Languages in Slovakia

Since the fall of communism, Slovaks have had more opportunities to learn other languages. Once restricted from learning certain languages, Slovaks are now required to learn multiple languages in school. This ability to speak multiple languages benefits Slovaks in travel, business, and academics. It also brings an added ability to understand different cultures. Helen Doron English now has a growing branch in Zvolen, Slovakia. Children as young as 3 months old can begin learning English. The program teaches without translation, encouraging learning patterned after how an infant learns his/her mother tongue.

War No More: Peace Camp in Korea

War No More: Peace Camp in Korea

Hearts unite across cultures at the Peace Camp in South Korea as a future of friendship replaces the history of war.

Tales from the Trip: Winter 2015

Tales from the Trip: Winter 2015

“You don’t have to do it!” my mother yelled to me. I stared down at the blue water tugging my ankles toward the cliff, which at that point became a stunning thirty-foot waterfall. A chill vibrated through my entire body, but it wasn’t caused by the cold water.