Category: Travel

How to Travel the World While Working Full-Time

Every time I pull up my friend Stacie’s Instagram, she’s in a different part of the world-it’s safe to say she travels more than anyone else I know. In the past year, she flew from Los Angeles to India, New York ( more than a few times, including upstate, twice), Paris and Provence ( more…

Top 10 vacation destinations for solo travelers

Whether you’re a backpacking college student or an empty nester out to explore the world, solo travel is on the rise and, according to Lonely Planet, only getting more popular. Now the travel media company has pooled its best expert travel tips for globetrotters going it alone. The new “Solo Travel Handbook” (Lonely Planet, 168…

Top 10 Great Places to Visit in the Balkans

The Balkan isn’t a major tourist destination as other European countries, but there are more and more people visiting this region and there’s a good reason for that – the countries that are situated in the Balkan peninsula are amazing tourist spots filled with great architecture, delicious food, rich culture and the best part of…

Top 10 Autumn Breaks in Small UK Towns and Cities

autumn breaks in small UK towns and cities

We asked nature writers to choose their favourite market town or small city for a late-season break. Plus 10 more autumn breaks in the UK countryside Knaresborough, North Yorkshire School holidays saw my mother and me visiting my grandmother in Starbeck, a suburb of posh Harrogate, on the way to the pretty town of Knaresborough.…

How to Actually Travel the World on a Motorcycle

Illustration by Andrea Chronopoulos Advice on surviving rain, heat, and starvation while riding around the world. When Hagai Yardeny’s childhood friends from Israel asked if he wanted to take a motorcycle trip through Bulgaria in 2009, a simple “yeah” was his reply. The soft-spoken but physically imposing Yardeny couldn’t have known that it would kick-start…

Southern Europe Swelters as Heatwave Sparks Wildfires and Closes Tourist Sites

A heatwave is rolling across southern Europe, fueling wildfires, exacerbating droughts in Italy and Spain and leading the Greek authorities to close some of the most popular tourist sites. Blazes have broken out across southern Italy and Sicily, where the temperatures have climbed above 40C this week. Wildfires near the Calampiso seaside resort west of Palermo, the Sicilian…

7 Common Myths About Traveling Africa – And Why They Are Wrong

Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers to help cover the topics important and specific to them! She’s also amazingly knowledgeable about traveling around Africa.…