Posts By Danielle Owen

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…

People pointing at a map on a cellphone.

Advancements in technology have completely changed the face of travel in the past decade, and new travel apps are continuing to make booking travel, planning trips, eating abroad, splitting costs, and tracking your movements easier every day. My favorite apps going into 2020 do all those things. From easily keeping track of who-owes-who what, to searching for restaurants, directions, and…

Man in hat with backpack looking at building.

Healthy travel doesn’t start at your boarding call. Here are the most important steps to take long before you pack your bags: 1. Start with a Healthy Gut Yes, I’m talking about the probiotic craze. They can be a lifesaver when you’re traveling to destinations notorious for tummy troubles. But don’t start taking them after your plane touches down. Begin…

Boats on a beach in thailand.

I frequently refer to Thailand as “Backpacking for Dummies.” You don’t come to Thailand in hopes of ditching the beaten track. You come for the ease. And perhaps the pad Thai.  The first time I ventured to the infamous sandy beaches in the south of The Land of Smiles, I was meeting my boyfriend after months apart. We’d both been…

Spices in bags in a market.

Cosmos (my discreetly hilarious tour guide) squeezes a quick double beep from the van as he weaves around the tight corners leading from the tropical waters of the Caribbean to the waterfall-strewn rainforest, only 40 minutes apart on this tiny island.  There is a subtle but important distinction between the quick “honk honk” meaning “what’s up brother!” and the slightly…

Wooden canoe floating in the ocean next to a beach with palm trees.

There’s something special about Central American countries. From their close ties with ancient traditions to the slow-cooked, made-with-love food, a visit to the area leaves you feeling grounded.  In today’s globalized world, you can find many of these special cities have also adopted wellness traditions from around the world: yoga, meditation, and spiritual ceremonies all included.  These three cities are…

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