5 Reasons Bern is Switzerland’s Most Underrated City

Bern might be the capital of Switzerland but it doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. While many international travelers won’t hesitate soaking up the summer sun in Geneva or planning a winter ski trip through the alps, Bern sometimes falls off the map so to speak. Then it got me thinking…Is Bern the highly-underrated (and sometimes

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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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A Photo Journey through Hoi An

*This is a guest post by professional photographer Angela Altus. You can view more of her work here.  I had been travelling in Vietnam for just over a week – faced the wonderfully chaotic streets of Hanoi, taken the “less traveled” hiking rout through Cat Ba National Park, crawled through the mud-filled Dark Cave of Phong

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How to Find Wanderlust in Everyday Life

As a travel writing professional, it might seem strange that I’d write a post about how to find wanderlust in everyday life. Yet, even travel writers can suffer from writer’s block and other struggles (read my last post). Plus, besides moving to the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this year, I really haven’t been traveling

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New York Photojournalist Megan Snedden

Not only does Megan Snedden have an awesome first name, but she’s one of the most inspirational people I’ve met here in New York…and that’s saying something. I recently took a photography workshop she was teaching and learned not only how to take better pictures, but I learned more about Megan as a person. Read below for

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Exploring Lisbon’s Gritty yet Glamorous Side

July started off with an unexpected trip to Lisbon. My husband had been invited to speak at The Lisbon Challenge and I was fortunate enough to tag along for the weekend. Technically, I had been to Portugal before but it was very short lived. I spent a memorable day in Faro during my semester studying abroad. It was meant

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Four Boho Ways to Tour Ibiza

This is a guest post by Samantha Vowles. Europe’s infamous party island has always enjoyed a pretty clear cut reputation for sizzling clubs, superior beats and inebriation. But more recently, holidays to Ibiza have become as much about the chill as the chaos; the island’s mellow roof terrace vibe, hippy markets and idyllic golden sunsets belie

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10 Photography Tips from a Pro

*This is a guest post (including photos) by photographer Harv Greenberg; intro by Megan Eileen McDonough Although I’ve never been formally trained in the art of photography, I have plenty of time to experiment and improve my skills while on the road. I certainly have a long way to go but I’ve noticed some improvement

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5 Effortlessly Photogenic Places

I’ll just start off by saying that I’m not a professional photographer nor have I ever taken a professional photography class (although I definitely plan to) so take my list of photogenic places with a grain of salt. Having worked as a travel writer and blogger over the past three years, I’ve had the fun

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Photo Highlights from Maui

I had always heard great things about Maui and Hawaii in general so my expectations were already pretty high. Yet, I don’t think it sank in until my plane began its descent into Kahului Airport and the vibrant green valleys that make this island so unique began to appear. From that moment I was totally hooked

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