Three Wonderfully Bizarre Mexican Festivals

Public celebrations have always been a central part of everyday life in Mexico, acting as a way for communities to express themselves socially and artistically. In fact, Mexican villages are known to spend more on their carnivals, parties and festivals than on any other public events. Apart from the well-known Día de Muertos, or ‘Day of the Dead’, here are...

The 10 best pilgrimages for modern travellers

Searching for spirituality or moral sanctuary? We unearth 10 of the best pilgrimages to cleanse the modern soul. In a world of gadgets and instant gratification, a pilgrimage seems like an archaic concept. Something lifted from the pages of a medieval text, perhaps. But as increasing numbers of us seek refuge from the demands of modern life and its electronic...

Top five tips: how to travel solo

Ditching your companions and hitting the open road on your own is one of the fastest growing travel trends of the 21st century. According to one survey, more than 50% of respondents will travel alone on their next trip. Fancy trying it yourself? Our five point guide will let you make the most of your trip so one isn’t the...

7 tourist attractions you must see before you die

The world is brimming with places so impressive and outstanding, that they attain the status of crowd-pleasers. Jet around the world and discover these 15 totally stunning tourist attractions. Don’t let the crowds scare you off … these places are totally worth a visit. The blue city of Chefchaouen, Morocco Morocco’s Blue City, Chefchaouen, though landlocked, resembles an endless blue sea quietly hidden...

Visit amazing places from BBC’s Planet Earth

If you’re one of the millions of people enjoying the second season of Planet Earth, then you’re probably wondering if all those amazing places even exist, and if they do, well, there’s no way you can visit them, right? Well, you might be surprised … We’ve chosen 13 amazing places from all Planet Earth episodes, one for each featured habitat,...

The most underrated destinations across the USA

New York City, Las Vegas, Hollywood – it’s easy to imagine why these cities make it onto a USA travel bucket-list with their iconic landmarks, high-end restaurants, and (seemingly) unbeatable nightlife. But maybe you’ve already been there, done, that, or are looking to see where the heart of authentic USA beats. What do Buffalo, Atlantic City, and Albuquerque have in common?...

14 ways to accomplish your travel goals in 2017

Just like every year, for 2017 you’ve made a list of all those things you want to do or change. That list might include a fresh new start, a do-over of sorts, or cutting back on bad habits. But the hardest item to cross off that list might be that you wished you had traveled more. So, instead of reminding...

Slow travel: The art of taking your time on vacation

Let’s face it: we live in a fast-paced world. With new information at our fingertips at any given moment, it’s easy to get distracted, procrastinate, and deter from having deeper, more meaningful connections with others, and the world around us. This serious case of FOMO is no more apparent than when venturing out on a costly, well-deserved vacation. We spoke...