There’s great food in Mexico, not just great daiquiris. A walk through Paris never tires. And let’s not treat Haiti like a victim you should only visit to collect a passport stamp. Travel yesterday, travel today, and travel tomorrow. To the same places, to new places. Just go, and go again.Read more "You Should Travel Before 30. And After 30, Too."
‘So, so you think you can tell… heaven from hell?’Read more "The Familiar Fate Facing Romania"
When you think blue eyes and blonde hair and overflowing amounts of style and fashion, I can’t imagine anyone subject to those stereotypes is going to protest.Read more "Stockholm is Just So Stylish"
The proclaimed ‘Most Romantic City’ in the World may surprise you. Actually, no. It won’t. (Hint: It’s in France.)Read more "The Most Romantic Cities on Earth"
Take a tour of the Old World with these gorgeous videos, compiled here from some of YouTube’s brightest and most talented creators.Read more "Fly-Bys and Time Lapses: The Best Videos of the Best of Europe"
Scandinavia has long been one of Europe’s most lovely, charming regions – a winter wonderland that sparkles in summer, equally postcard-worthy under the sun or the snow.Read more "Now Presenting: Scandinavia, Europe’s North Star"
No doubt, you’ll get to Portugal and see many of its terrific sights – the riverfront in Porto, the windy orange and tiled homes and streets in Lisbon, the sand and cliffs that seem to wrap around the world in the Algarve – and wonder to yourself, ‘Wait, why haven’t I heard more about this place?’Read more "Portugal is Getting Pretty Popular"
They wander around the city for 90 minutes or so, trying not to act. And then she plays this song.Read more "Before Sunset: ‘Let Me Sing You a Waltz’"
The film’s strength is in its ability to embrace the broken record and turn it into something that – eventually – doesn’t condone Wilson’s dreamy idealism or Rachel McAdams’ stuffy wet blanket-ism. It just acknowledges it.Read more "‘For All We Know, Paris is the Hottest Spot in the Universe’"
What do you like more – London at day or London at night?Read more "This is London. 24/7"
If you’re like so many out there, you’ve dreamed of one day living somewhere across the globe. You’ve seen the books and the photos, you’ve thought of a beach or Europe or somewhere sunny every day you were cooped up at work, and now you can afford to make that dream a reality.Read more "Retire and Expat: Long Lunches, Never-Ending Sunsets, and Morning Coffee Around the World"
It’s true that what makes Paris – or any city like it, maybe Rome or London or Bangkok and certainly New York – so good is also what can make it so terrible.Read more "Hate-Fucking Your Favourite Cities"
“Paris will always be a party, despite the pain and the tears.”Read more "Paris, Just Keep Living"
With some help from the experts at the New York Times, in search of Europe’s defining, ultimate budget destinations…Read more "The Difference Between ‘Budget’ and ‘Cheap’"
Eating abroad is tricky business.
Delicious, on occasion. An experience, almost always – even in a McDonald’s, there’s something sorta exotic or exciting about eating a greasy plastic Junior Chicken in Bangkok or Vienna or, screw it, Wisconsin.
There’s a romance that washes over you when you’re slowly moving through some place that’s slowly moved from the end of its greatest era till now.Read more "Quoting John Malkovich: The Haunting, Historic Beauty of Porto"
“We plan to keep travelling the world and this style of photo is an awesome way to bring our followers with us.”Read more "Beyond the Elphie: Vancouver Couple Rule the Instagram Game"
“This is a gorgeous, brilliant movie. The plot is subtle and often slow, easing its way toward a final confrontation between Robert Shaw’s silent blond assassin and Connery’s Bond.”Read more "Belated Film Review: Bond at His Best in ‘From Russia with Love’"
The few times Coogan and Brydon stop to smell the roses are the few times we’re allowed to as well. And in those moments, Italy steals the show.Read more "Belated Film Review: Savouring the Sights, Smells, Courses of ‘The Trip to Italy’"
This tends to give me bad taste, ironically. Because style is funny, when you hear it from those who observe it and therefore enforce it.Read more "Europe and Style"
Don’t let the assholes get you down. Don’t feel bad for buying a guide book, even if you can find the same shit – better shit – online. And you definitely can.Read more "Why Go Guidebook?"
“We live in the heart of Europe…”Read more "Bite Into ‘A Taste of Austria’"
The appeal: it’s the elusiveness of cities in countries like Hungary or Portugal or Poland or Croatia – which still remain so cheap after so many years of freedom and despite so many reasons they shouldn’t be.Read more "Why Do Backpackers Love Budapest?"
Sometime in the past 25 years, this became the choice destination for millions of Wanderlusting Americans, Canadians, and Australians, and the rest they drag along…Read more "The Best Hostels in Budapest, Europe’s Backpacking Capital"
“I didn’t realize that what happened to Hungary in the 20th century wasn’t the norm. It was actually a bastardization, a kidnapping, and an assault of a terrific heritage and deep history.”Read more "Kolby Did Budapest: Return and Discover, Over and Over Again"
“Istanbul, perhaps, wins this contest. And there’s probably a reason: it’s only half-European.”Read more "Istanbul: Europe’s Most Beautiful Skyline?"
In a career defined by roles that played off his cufflinks and casual crew cut, we’ve probably done the dude’s acting chops a disservice.Read more "Belated Film Review: Clooney, His Italy, and ‘The American’"
“We want downtowns that dirty the bottom of our shoes. We want to visit bazaars that are actually bizarre.”Read more "Clean is Nice. But Clean is Boring."
“It shows everything. It shows nothing…”Read more "“The Camera is a Liar”"
“London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.”
– G.K. Chesterton
“These people say they aren’t tourists, but travellers and think they are special, more sensitive. It’s stupid. They’re not.”
– Alex Garland. Author, ‘The Beach’
Boyle uses the beauty of Thailand and Ko Phi Phi as if it’s a main character, just behind DiCaprio’s Richard and Francoise’s smile…Read more "Belated Film Review: DiCaprio, Danny Boyle, and Crystal Blue Bikinis in ‘The Beach’"
There can never be waste, not in the desert. You’re surrounded by sand, not water or lava. You’d have to bury the garbage, where in California or Manhattan you could just let it sink to the bottom.Read more "Vegas: What’s Old is New Again – What’s New Will Never Die"
“We’re not YouTube superstars, but we’ve created this awesome brand.”Read more "Trailer Review: 3 Years of Travel in 3 Minutes, by High on Life"
“It’s pretty simple, man. We like to make videos, we like to make clothes, and we like to party.”Read more "These Guys Are High on Life. Are You?"
Budapest is a known backpacker favourite, a flame for just-graduated moths with little money, thirsty throats, and the desire to have a blast somewhere other than Italy, France, or England.Read more "Season 5 of ‘Parts Unknown’ Will Swipe at Budapest and Glasgow"
So what if America isn’t the West anymore? The West was always an idea, anyway. A place to escape to, a destination. It’s not fixed – you can always be East of somewhere.Read more "Why America?"
“The city is your thermometer for the country. All roads lead there; all roads start there. That’s how it is today; that’s how it’s always been, since there really were Caesars.”Read more "Kolby Did Rome: Eternal, Forever"
You know those stories – Best Cities to Visit This Year, Best Cities to Live.
They’re all bullshit. But there are some useful ones, for sure.Read more "The ‘Coolest’ Cities in the United States, and Other Bullshit Travel Rankings"
“It’s pretty simple, man. We like to make videos, we like to make clothes, and we like to party.”Read more "The Whole Idea Behind ‘High On Life’"
“… The ironic thing is that being open and inclusive and outgoing and social, that can actually isolate many.”Read more "Travel Doesn’t Have To Be Poetic"
I tend to think, if a traveller’s not into a trip, it’s probably the traveller’s fault…Read more "The Grouchy Traveller: Reddit Wet Blankets List Their Most Disappointing Cities"
The best view in Paris? This one.Read more "Come Fly With Me: Seeing Paris From an Eagle’s Eye-View"
“So, you’ve got a plane ticket…”Read more "The Best European Cities in the World (2015) – Conde Nast Readers’ Awards"
“In all, it’s a stylishly brilliant bit of marketing…”Read more "Natalie Dormer, Rome’s Beauty, and Contiki Legends"
“In my travels, I have really been impressed with the amount of pride on this planet…”Read more "Rick Steves, on Travel and the American Dream."
I personally don’t think there’s much value in someone telling you why you have to travel somewhere, or travel at all… We all have different standards, which means we all have our own expectations.Read more "Robin Esrock, on Travel."
“It is golden in the heat…”Read more "Chris Jones, on Madrid. And Penelope Cruz, Eventually."
“There’s a special pleasure in walking through those old, Eastern European cities, where every summer day seems to be lined with some street market or fast food stall party – they’re like the original food trucks, and all they serve are sausages, onions, condiments, the remains of a pig, and creamy, definitely-not-non-alcoholic beer.”Read more "The Harvest Haus: I Did Oktoberfest in Vancouver"
“… If I’ve offended you by this rather mild account of Buchenwald, I’m not in the least sorry.”Read more "Ed Murrow, on Buchenwald."