Homepage

group_travel

How to Travel with Friends – and Stay Friends

Going on a trip with friends has much higher stakes than grabbing a bite, seeing a movie, or playing Catan on game night. Everyone has different travel styles, and on the road, tensions run high. Anything from snoring on the train to picking the right coffee spot can start a bestie brawl. So before you plan your next group trip, do everything you can to ensure the whole squad has an awesome trip.   Create a Private Facebook Group Communication ...

Read more
wu-icon-like-hover wu-icon-ms0
solar_panels_eco_friendly_city

8 Eco-Friendly Cities Making a Difference

With nearly 97% of climate experts agreeing that “climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities,” it’s no surprise that cities around the world are taking action with environmental regulations and initiatives to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Here are a few of the top eco-friendly cities and their commitments to going green.   1. Amsterdam, Netherlands Home to more bikes than people, Amsterdam is known for having one of the most bicycle-friendly infrastructures in ...

Read more
wu-icon-like-active1 wu-icon-ms0

8 Towns So Significant They’re Protected by UNESCO

To protect mankind’s most prized creations, UNESCO designates culturally significant places around the world with heritage status. Stonehenge, the Great Wall of China, and the Statue of Liberty immediately come to mind, but some locations are so important that their value can’t be narrowed to one building, monument, or fort. In those instances, the entire town or city can be granted World Heritage status.   1. Lijiang, China Originally a commercial center in the 1300s, Lijang Old Town’s ...

Read more
wu-icon-like-hover wu-icon-ms0

Scuba Lover’s Pilgrimage: 10 Best Diving Destinations

Marine biologists have found we’ve only explored less than five percent of the world’s oceans. But with what we have explored, we’ve learned that the deep, blue sea has loads to offer. Besides beneficial natural resources, like minerals and marine life, the ocean is also an immaculate escape from life on the land. Below we dive through some of the best scuba spots in the world.   1. S.S. Yongala, Queensland, Australia Dive depth: 25-30 meters Difficulty ...

Read more
wu-icon-like-hover wu-icon-ms0
gift_cards_pile

The Death of Checks? Millennials Think So

Many of us look forward to it each year: birthday and holiday money from friends and family. But a lot more goes into gifting money than stuffing cash in a greeting card for some people. It’s not just how much people gift, but how people gift.   According to our February 2017 Gifting Survey†, checks could be on the decline. Only 7% of millennials prefer gifting checks over cash, branded gift cards, and money transfers, compared to 20% of people over 55. And ...

Read more
wu-icon-like-active1 wu-icon-ms0
san_sebastian_aerial

10 of the Best Places to Visit in July

Summer is peak traveling season in some of the most coveted destinations, so you may have to venture off the beaten path to avoid the crowds. That means looking beyond European capitals and wanderlust mainstays to find an adventure that’s all your own. We’ve gathered some of the best under-the-radar spots for an unforgettable July trip.   Europe Puglia, Italy One of the least-explored regions of Italy awaits in the heel of its boot. Nestled between the Adriatic ...

Read more
wu-icon-like-active1 wu-icon-ms0
young_female_traveler_in_warsaw

10 of the Best Places to Visit in June

June marks the arrival of summer in the northern hemisphere. With longer days and warmer temperatures, there’s hardly a better time to travel the world. Our list of June travel destinations is your ticket to an awesome start to summer.   Sunny summer days in Europe and North Africa Porto, Portugal Porto’s played a key role in shaping Portugal’s national character—starting with the country’s very name. This soulful city continues to inspire, and June is ...

Read more
wu-icon-like-hover wu-icon-ms0
girl_shopping_in_music_store

8 Things You Probably Forgot You Did Before the Internet

Technology has come so far in the last 20 years that it’s hard to remember what life was like before the internet and smartphones became ubiquitous. Here are some everyday things we used to do that should make anyone with slow internet speeds feel grateful.   1. Looking up movie times in the paper Remember looking in the newspaper or sitting on an infuriating phone call with Moviefone to get show times? And forget Rotten Tomatoes and YouTube trailers, the newspaper ...

Read more
wu-icon-like-hover wu-icon-ms0
elephant_at_holi_spring_festival

7 Spring Festivals Around the World

Even if you love snow, cold weather, and all things winter, there’s no denying that euphoric sensation you feel when the flowers start blooming and the weather starts warming up. Cultures have celebrated the transition from winter to spring since early civilization. From water fights to massive bonfires, discover what people around the world do to celebrate the vernal equinox.   1. Canadian Tulip Festival The origins of this festival date back to 1945, when Princess Juliana of the Netherlands presented 100,000 ...

Read more
wu-icon-like-hover wu-icon-ms0
galapagos_island_beaches

7 Destinations to Visit Before It’s Too Late

Some of the world’s most treasured destinations are in danger. Make sure these disappearing destinations are on your itinerary before it’s too late.   1. The Dead Sea The Dead Sea, which is actually a lake, is one of the most saline bodies of water in the world. It’s also the lowest point on Earth at 1,400 feet below sea level. Travelers have long visited this geographical marvel because of its therapeutic properties. But the Dead Sea at risk. ...

Read more
wu-icon-like-active1 wu-icon-ms0