7 Travel Apps to Help You Travel Like a Local

Every destination has an assortment of touristy attractions, but for those of us who want to travel like a local, sometimes we need a little help tapping into the local culture. Travel apps have revolutionized the way in which we connect…

Culture Travel: Walking Tour of The Whitney Plantation

In the south, you know when a storm is coming. The air is electric, a thin film of dew forms on your skin and the skies above transform into a mural of angry cloud gods. With giant sugar cane pots at my feet, looking out across the creek at…
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Traveling as an Interracial Couple in Africa

"Just because it's okay for you to date outside your race at home doesn't mean it's okay here. It's weird, it's not right, that's not how I was f**king raised. You should be ashamed." *Josh glared at me across the table, his toothy-grinned uncle…

Why is Responsible Travel So Important?

The words responsible travel and "Will I reach my potential?" flash across the screen. I quickly peer about the darkened room, searching the crowd of dimly lit faces. It's an interesting term and a weighty question, and thanks to Mark Horoszowski…
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7 Ways to Experience the Island of Sumatra

If Bali is the pearl of the orient, then the island of Sumatra is the opal. Complex, diverse and undeniably robust. An island borne out of fire and brimstone, and a region not without its controversies, Sumatra is one of the most geographically…