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11 U.S. National Parks That Are Ripe for Adventure

A surreal sunset at Delicate Arch inside Arches National Park, Utah

Though Americans are notorious for traveling internationally less than any other nationality, it’s kind of understandable why. With incredible National Parks all over the country, the United States is, geographically, one of the most diverse and remarkable places on the planet. This year, the National Park Service is celebrating its centennial. After 100 years of […]

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6 Classic Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Visit to Bangkok

Birds' eye view of Bangkok

Bangkok is a city like no other. Whether you love it or hate it, you’re bound to make a few mistakes when you first visit—I sure did. If you’re new to Bangkok, these are six mistakes you don’t want to make. Sputtering tuk-tuks, the chaotic bustle of the night markets, finger-licking street food, Buddhist temples of […]

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5 Elusive Travel Goals That Are High on My List

Travel Goals That Elude Me

To be honest, I’m not one for bucket lists. The notion that there are a certain number of things I need to do in order to be happy is ridiculous. It’s impossible to do everything that we want to in this life. My theoretical bucket list would be miles long—even if I completed half of it, there would […]

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Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Thailand has adventure at every bend. From rock climbing without ropes to scuba diving without a tank, there is no shortage of adventurous things to do in Thailand that will push you to your very limits. Ten years ago my mother offered to take me on a holiday to Australia. That’s a hell of an offer, […]

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30 Things to Do in 30 Countries Before You’re 30

30 Things to Do Before You're 30

I let my 30th birthday slip by pretty quietly. It’s been one hell of a journey thus far, and turning 30 seemed like the last thing I needed to be celebrating. After all, milestones aren’t measured in years—they’re measured by the journey. Coincidentally, my 30th year (which just passed on the 30th of last month!) took place […]

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17 of the Most Picturesque Places in Australia

17 of the Most Picturesque Places in Australia

Australia is one of the most beautiful places in the world, yet so much mystery remains to the rest of the world. The Land Down Under has no shortage of opulent beaches, sweeping deserts, dense forests, and endless valleys, but for travelers, these areas are just waiting to be uncovered. Australia gets more of a reputation for […]

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The 10 Best Backpacker Cities in Australia

The 10 Best Backpacker Cities in Australia

With trendy coffee shops, pristine ocean, outback desert, unique wildlife, delicious beer, and a plethora of adventure activities, there’s almost no place better to go backpacking than Australia. It was the first country I traveled solo, and I spent 15 months backpacking and working my way through the cities, beaches, small towns, and outback of what […]

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My 33 Favorite Spots to Eat and Drink in New York City

My 33 Favorite Spots to Eat and Drink in New York City

New York has recently become my unofficial home base, and after spending six months here before taking off to Colombia, I’m in town for a quick five-day layover to see friends and family before my trip to Israel. With only 120 hours in the city, I’ve got a lot of people to see and a lot of […]

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8 Adventures in Australia You Don’t Want to Miss

8 Adventures in Australia You Don't Want to Miss

There is no shortage of adventurous things to do in Australia. From skydiving to sailing, hot air ballooning to sandboarding, here’s a list of eight you don’t want to miss. It was Australia that instilled the love of travel into me. More than four years ago, I bought a one-way ticket from New York to […]

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Things to Do in Shanghai, China: An Expert’s City Guide

Things to Do in Shanghai, China: An Expert's City Guide

20 years ago Shanghai was nothing more than another fishing village in China. In a few short decades, Shanghai has undergone an incredible level of development, and has become a booming metropolis and a financial and commercial center for not only China, but all of Asia. Thankfully, despite its fast paced development, Shanghai has retained a […]

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