Posts By Danielle Owen

person standing in front of a German bar

Americans abroad don’t always have the nicest reputation with locals, especially at many of the most popular tourist destinations for U.S. travelers. This reputation can be boiled down to ethnocentrism, which people from the U.S. seem to feel more strongly than others. Judging other people’s cultures based on the standards of your own is where the American tourist stereotype has…

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International travel came grinding to a halt in 2020, crushing the vacation plans of people all over the world. Parents who’d been looking to experience new cultures with their kids were suddenly left marooned inside their own homes instead. With the inaccessibility of foreign soils, we’ve had to get creative with cultural immersion. The beauty of at-home travel is that…

People swimming in a blue ocean

What better escape-cation than into the water? Solo travelers feel right at home on the beaches of foreign shores. Family trips are much more relaxing when little ones can spend hours in the water while parents enjoy the sun. And there’s a reason honeymoons are frequently filled with turquoise seas and white sands.  Swimming vacations also provide a great way…

Woman sitting in window reading a book.

Books are the perfect way to get away without actually going anywhere. If you're looking for an adventure without leaving your couch, here are five books you need to check out. 1. The Beach by Alex Garland A backpackers classic, The Beach encompasses the spirit of Thailand and, through it, illustrates the soul-searching and human connection that are fundamental to…

Person making homemade pasta.

It's not just self-proclaimed foodies who think mealtimes are the most important part of the travel experience. Food is one of the most representative (and mouthwatering) parts of every culture around the world.  And if discovering new and delectable cuisines isn’t the main reason you travel in the first place, it will certainly become so after a visit to these…

Looking up at Guatape mountain in Colombia.

Whether you're looking for beautiful beaches or mountains that take your breath away, we've compiled some of our top nature destinations for 2020. Take a look! 1. Norway  The sheer size and intensity of Norway’s natural environment are what make jaws drop in this Scandinavian country. Water rules here. Sprawling fjords sit perfectly still at the base of mountains where…

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