Writer Virgina Wolf once wrote that “across the broad continent of a woman’s life falls the shadow of a sword.” She argued that on one side of that sword rests convention, order and tradition where the ideals of a “normal life” as dictated by society are revered. On the other side of that sword was spontaneity, chaos and confusion and that if a woman was mad enough to cross over, her life would prove perilous but infinitely more interesting.
Guest contributor, Mehdy Ghannad of The Hostel Life, shares his incredible story of visiting Chile and making an unlikely (and controversial) acquaintance abroad. Read on!
Recently, the folks at College Humor released a new video of what it’s like to have one of those friends who seem to have a bottomless bank account and an unwavering sense of wanderlust. Admittedly, the video got me thinking about what it means to be a traveler (as well as hoping my friends never see me coming off as airy and flippant like the cartoon-ish girl in this clip).
Like most, I have a deep rooted love for chocolate and its uncanny ability to create smiles, alleviate pain, remedy bad days and bring comfort. I have always enjoyed the convenience with which I can pick up chocolate from my local Duane Reade but have never stopped to imagine the process by which chocolate is made..until now.
Meet Yaya and Lloyd, these two UK based travel writers stand at the helm of the wildly popular travel website, Hand Luggage Only. What started as a mere idea back in 2012 is now an online destination for readers to fuel their wanderlust, learn tricks to improving their photography and share tips on travel planning.
Paris has that certain je ne sais quoi that sets it apart from other cities as it seems to have a veil of romance draped over its cobble stone streets. From the deep green stalls that dot the Left bank of the Seine–selling everything from tattered novels to postcards–to the colorful pastries on display at Laduree,… [Read More]
Welcome to the world of travel perks. As I navigate the world of travel writing, freelancing and travel blogging; I have officially crossed over into that funny realm where my bank account can afford me a hostel yet I’ll find myself staying at a gorgeous hotel and dining at a Michelin-star restaurants. So, how do I do it? From getting published to approaching brands, below I share my tips to landing travel perks of your own.
The sounds of Spanish guitar floating over the streets of San Telmo were both hypnotic and seductive. As though in a trance, I seemed to stand affixed listening to the lone guitarist serenade the passing crowds as an elderly couple danced tango nearby. With my Nikon camera in hand, I snapped photo after photo of this… [Read More]
In an expensive city like London, it is easy to burn a hole right through your wallet and sacrifice it on the altar of travel. Guest contributor, Jess Signut, shares her tips to enjoying London on a budget.
As someone with an insatiable appetite for wanderlust, my heart is constantly swooning over destinations to visit. Be it the exotic backdrop of Vietnam or the balmy nights and passion of Spain, each time I add a new pin to my map I can hardly wait to plan my next trip and commence day… [Read More]
As part of the New Orleans Hotel Collection, the Hotel Mazarin is a true diamond of the French Quarter with its 102 brilliant, spacious rooms and European style courtyard. Located just half a block away from Bourbon Street, the Hotel Mazarin is a unique juxtaposition of serene accommodations set a short walk away from the frivolity of Bourbon Street’s bars.
What started as an idea to travel the world, became a balancing act of walking the fine line between planning for the future and living in the present by finding ways to satisfy my love of travel while holding a full time job. This guide shares ways to travel the world with a 9-5 career and make the most of those measly vacation days.
More than 1 billion people live on under $1 a day and more than 80% of our global population lives on under $10 a day. In the new documentary, Living on One Dollar, four college boys head to rural Guatemala to experience extreme poverty first hand.
Like most things in life, travel is what you make it and while you can customize a vacation to fall within the buckets of “budget” or “splurge,” there are tips to finding affordable airfare–no matter your travel style.
My first day at the travel show proved a whirlwind as I roamed from exhibitor to exhibitor, unsure of where to begin. If planning on one day attending The New York Times Travel Show, keep these tips in mind to make the most of your visit.
As my first month of being a full-time freelance writer draws to a close, there are key lessons about freelancing to keep in mind. For those dreaming of putting in that two week notice and sitting with a cappuccino and laptop at your local coffee shop, consider these things before making the decision to go freelance.