Soundwalk Walking Tours

This post is by Jessica Tiare Bowen, one of our contributors. One of my favorite things to do in New York City is explore it via Soundwalk. For those of you who haven’t heard of Soundwalk, get your walking shoes on and your iPods charged. It is perhaps one of the most innovative ways to explore

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An Asian American Visiting his Roots

This post is by David VanArsdale, one of our contributors.  When you’re a traveler, you meet “interesting” people. I like putting that word in quotes, because if you’ve been backpacking before, you know that “interesting” can mean a lot of different things. During my journey through Southeast Asia in 2010, I would sometimes wonder “What’s

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Is Kirsten ‘Drunkst’ really the Queen of Cannes?

The 64th Cannes Film Festival is sadly over, but the awards are just in.  It’s been awhile since I’ve heard of Kirsten Dunst doing anything notable so I was certainly surprised to hear that she won the Best actress Award for her role in “Melancholia.”  I’ve been a fan of Dunst since her “Little Women”

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Hiking Through Southeast Asia

This post is by David VanArsdale, one of our contributors. Two weeks into my “Big Adventure” of independently backpacking through Southeast Asia, I wasn’t convinced I was having a Big Adventure after all. In reality, I was meeting real globe trotters whose previous travels made me look like a kid going on a 2nd grade

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Female Backpackers Take Note: 10 Tips Worth Reading

This post is by Elana Zygman, one of our contributors.  Planning a backpacking trip this summer? Going alone? Here are a few tips from our resident female backpacker, Elana. 10. A backpack: If you have separation anxiety from leaving those few extra clothes or makeup items behind, this is a must. Make sure you can

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How to Score a Free Breakfast in Paris

I believe it was pure lack of direction that led me to Avenue Montaigne.  A morning consisting of waltzing around the The Palais Garnier (Opera House) pretending that I was Christine Daaé and only momentarily pausing from my daydreams long enough to notice an impromptu Couture Fashion Shoot going on right beside me, had left me

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How to Find Great Coffee in Any City

Let’s face it, you’re either a coffee drinker or you aren’t.  I’m personally very much a coffee addict but I also like my tea & biscuits from time to time. Whether or not you prefer tea to coffee, someone in your group is bound to need their to satisfy their caffeine fix. When you’re traveling

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Your Local Sex & the City Tour

In less than a month I’ll be coming up on my second full year living in the concrete jungle otherwise known as New York City.  To some, this is nothing close to a milestone, but for me it’s a reason worth celebrating.  Tangent aside, I’ve been watching more Sex & the City than I usually

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