The Women of Vietnam: A Photo Essay

*This is a guest post by professional photographer Angela Altus. You can view more of her work here.  Half the beauty of any country is in its people. Vietnam is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The people are genuine, kind and present. They live for today, and hold their communities tight.

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Until Next Time Summer: Top Instagrams

It’s hard to believe it’s been a full year since my last Summer Instagram roundup but I have to say, the season has been very good to me. Here’s a quick recap of my summer and my favorite memories captured in Instagram photos. I started June off with a trip to Portland where I indulged my sweet

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How to Navigate Tokyo’s Famous Fish Market

My first trip to Tokyo lasted less than 72 hours so I really didn’t have too much time to explore every neighborhood or visit every historical monument. I did, however, spend a few hours at the famous Tsukiji fish market and wow – what an day! We arrived there around 8am, which sounds early but by

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My Melbourne Bucket List

I’ve been having a lot of fun with my previous “Bucket List” posts so I figured, why not do another. This week I’m taking on Melbourne and it was hard to narrow my list to just five. 1) Wander down Hosier Lane A huge reason why Melbourne has intrigued me for years is because of the

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Photo Essay: Locals at Play

It’s been awhile since I did a photo essay so I decided to do a little round-up of some of my favorite photos of the past year. The theme is: Locals at Play and the ones I picked are of locals who game me a glimpse into their local culture. Rising Star in Punta Cana,

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Going Local in the Real DR

Less than 48 hours into my luxurious stay at Barcelo Punta Cana, it was time to swap our swim suits for comfortable clothes and durable sneakers. From about 9am until 6pm, our group spent hours delving into the local culture surrounding Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Hopping on board what resembled a mix of a safari vehicle

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I want to ‘Go with Oh’ to Venice

It’s rare that I choose to enter a blogger contest, mainly because I’m perfectly happy sticking to my bohemian musings yet here I am, racking my brain for a reason not to give it a “Go with Oh” shot. When I first took a look at the ten cities offered during the winner’s one month stay

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5 Underrated New York Neighborhoods

Every once in awhile I feel especially inspired to write about my home away from travel. That would be New York City, where I’ve been based for just over three years now. I’ve lived in a few different neighborhoods but some of my favorite NYC spots are rather underrated, even among locals. Here are 5

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Israel Local Food Guide

While in Israel, I tasted a good number of local dishes. The majority of these lunch plates are easily found at the local markets in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem and other main cities. They are all affordable and a delicious way to experience Israel’s colorful culture. Shakshuka – quickly becoming one of my favorite local

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How to Beat a Bad Exchange Rate

(original article is from Megan’s Travel Column on Life2PointOh, entitled Weekly Wanders) Let’s be honest. The American dollar hasn’t exactly been doing that great the last few years. Back in 2008 when I was studying in London, I almost cried one morning after calculating how much my tall vanilla latte was actually costing me in

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