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Cheap Solo Travel Tricks

Solo travel expenses may carry a slightly higher price tag; after all, the costs aren’t shared with anyone else. But saving money on a lone voyage is far from impossible, and traveling on a budget doesn’t have to be restrictive. With knowledge of available resources,...

America’s Hidden Travel Spots

There is no shortage of beautiful places across the US, but the majority of them aren’t found on the average vacationer’s itinerary. If you’re willing to venture off the tourist-trodden path, you may end up in one of this country’s breathtaking, bizarre, or otherwise...
Here Be Dragons: The History and Evolution of Maps, Part 2

Here Be Dragons: The History and Evolution of Maps, Part 2

Most of our history lessons have come from textbooks, our teachers, and professors, and for some people, their education ended there. If, as I do, you have a real interest in the tales of days gone by, then you probably welcome any chance you get to learn something...
The Best Countries in which to Experience Biodiversity

The Best Countries in which to Experience Biodiversity

The Earth is teeming with a broad variety of life, often referred to as its biodiversity. Think about the variety of life you encounter on a daily basis when you aren’t even actively searching for it – you may awake to birds chirping in the morning, pass grass...
Here Be Dragons: The History and Evolution of Maps, Part 1

Here Be Dragons: The History and Evolution of Maps, Part 1

Unless you’re a cartographer or geographer, there probably is not a whole lot you know about maps. If you’re a millennial, with apps like Google Maps and Waze at your fingertips, you may have never even used a physical map. Maps may not occupy the same form they did...
The Growing Appeal of Ecotourism

The Growing Appeal of Ecotourism

When you visit a new place, do you set out to make a difference or, like most people, do you go on vacation to have a fun and relaxing time? If you answered the latter, you would not be alone. The travel industry as a whole is undergoing an enormous growth spurt; it...
Itinerary for a Deeper Understanding of the Holocaust

Itinerary for a Deeper Understanding of the Holocaust

I firmly believe that any travel experience that leads to deeper knowledge and a greater sense of self is more than just a vacation- it’s a journey of exploration. While it is sometimes nice to take a thought-free vacation where I can kick back and relax, these...
5 National Parks You Might Not Think To Visit

5 National Parks You Might Not Think To Visit

Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, Shenandoah … there are many National Parks that spring to mind when thinking of vacationing in natural beauty. Many get millions of visitors each year, filling with tourists, campers, and vacationers from all over the world. While...
Voluntourism: Does It Work?

Voluntourism: Does It Work?

Spending a week or two building a new school or helping local artisans with their crafts in an impoverished country and then relaxing for a week in typical tourist fashion seems like a fantastic, yet also admirable way to vacation. This is voluntourism, and it has...