I travel because I’d rather look back at my life saying ‘I can’t believe I did that’ instead of ‘If only I had...’
— Florine Bos

History & Discovery

A Tale of Two Pantheons: One In Paris and One In Rome

Yes, there are two famous Pantheons that you can visit in Europe, but they were both constructed for very different reasons, and were built hundreds of years apart. 


Travel & Adventure

5 Books To Give To The Travel Addict in Your Life

These are some titles that have caught my eye as fantastic options for the people in your life (or yourself!) who love to experience and learn about new places, new cultures, and get inspired to have new adventures.


Travel & Adventure

10,000 Spots to Discover On Your Travels all On One Map

For seven years, Atlas Obscura has been discovering and writing stories about some of the world's most fascinating things to see and spots to discover.


Travel & Adventure

Canada Tops Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2017 List

One of the most popular travel guides in the world, Lonely Planet just recently released its Best in Travel 2017 list. Right at the top is the country on the front of my passport — Canada!


People & Culture

The Dala Horse (not just a home accessory you can get at Ikea)

Have you seen those white and black wooden horses you can get at Ikea? You know the ones — they are next to the vases and fake flowers, right before you hit the warehouse area. Ya, those ones.


History & Discovery

The History of The 16th Century Grand Tour of Europe

Long before Contiki Tour busses started carting tourists around Europe at breakneck speed, young aristocrats started travelling to Paris, Venice, Florence and Rome as a way to round out their classical educations.


Art & Artists

10 Reasons Why I Love The Met and You Will Too

If you’ve never been to New York before, The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art) might seem like it’s just another museum in the longgggg list of museums and art galleries that are on must-see lists for the city.


Travel & Adventure

24 Hours in Shanghai

Sometimes referred to as the "Paris of the East," Shanghai is one of China's largest and most cosmopolitan cities.


History & Discovery

Must-See History: Xian's Incredible Terracotta Army

In 1974, east of what is now called Xi’an in China, peasants digging a well in their field uncovered one of the largest, and arguably the most important, finds of the 20th century. 

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