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9 Popular Tourist Destinations That Still Pack a Lot of Local Culture

One of our common travel woes is excitedly visiting a new destination, only to be met with a tourist trap that’s lost most of its culture (we’re looking at you, Bali and Cancun). Fortunately, there are many destinations that are able to attract millions of visitors each year while retaining the region’s way of life.…

10 of the Best Things to Do in Tel Aviv

xiquinhosilva/Flickr Israel’s cultural and commercial center has come a long way in recent decades. Though surrounded by conflict, Tel Aviv maintains an effortlessly cool, safe vibe. It may not look as pretty or feel as busy as other major international cities (the population is less than half a million), but it’s still an exciting place…

Where It’s Safe to Travel in the Middle East

If you spend any time watching or reading the news, or scanning your Twitter feed for that matter, you might be apprehensive about traveling to the Middle East. Contrary to the often-sensationalized headlines, however, the region is not entirely dangerous, and war, terrorism, and controversy don’t define the place as a whole. While there are…

11 Gorgeous Walled Cities to Add to Your Bucket List

For many centuries, towns and cities built walls around their perimeters to defend their citizens. Today such fortifications are not necessary, but many medieval cities retain their historic barriers. For the modern traveler, these outer walls are a great vantage point to observe an entire city (your Instagram will thank you). Here are 11 such…

The 10 Best Ways to Celebrate Your Dirty 30s Around the World

There’s something about turning 30 that feels a little complicated. It’s exciting, of course, but also a bit daunting. After all, aren’t you supposed to be an adult by now? Don’t worry, though, because we’ve got 10 great ideas for 30th birthday getaways. And no — we’re not talking about a cute dinner with your…

The World’s Best Streets for People-Watching

Rearrange your next vacation itinerary — we have something stellar lined up: people-watching. From observing locals to surveying tourists, peeking at those that are out and about can be the most entertaining (and eye-opening) part of a trip. Plus, it’s a quick and simple way to feel the vibe of a location. So to help…

11 Cities with Awesome Street Art

There are those who love it, and those who hate it. Either way, street art is very much a “thing” all over the world, and — just like with eating local food, visiting local bars, and attending local-centric events — viewing street art helps visitors get a true understanding of a destination’s vibe. So here…

Top 10 Gay-Friendly Beach Towns Around the World

Whether you’re looking to tan au naturel, hit up the hottest beachfront party, or de-stress with the soothing sounds of the waves, there’s a gay beach destination that will cater to all your needs this summer. According to a 2015 report, the global LGBT tourism market is valued at $200 billion in annual spending. And…

5 Epic Pilgrimage Walks Around the World

While tourism as we know it today is a relatively new concept, travelers around the world have been undertaking walking pilgrimages for millennia. In fact, going on pilgrimage was the often the only opportunity people ever had to leave their native villages. Though pilgrimage walks have traditionally had religious or spiritual associations, the modern pilgrim…