Reminders of Nazi Germany in Berlin

Berlin, the capital of Germany, holds a unique and sad chapter in the world history books. While the modern city is home to a plethora of cultural and educational institutions, Berlin during World War II was a significantly different place. When Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power in 1933, the republic that had […] Read more »

How to Brave the Cold at an Ice Hotel (And the 4 Best to Try This Year)

Throughout history, hotels have continually pushed the bounds of what constitutes an exceptional night’s stay. Modern travelers’ desires for unique, authentic, and Instagram-worthy adventures have driven hotels to market themselves as destinations for unusual trips and immersive experiences. Perhaps no trend better encapsulates this movement than the rise of the ice hotel. The original ice hotel—appropriately named […] Read more »

5 Ways to Avoid being an Annoying Tourist in France

France — and especially Paris — has a love/hate relationship with tourists. Tourism is an important industry, but if you’re not careful, you can make a nuisance of yourself with locals. Here are five ways you can avoid being that tourist: Realize you’re not in Kansas anymore. The customs are different. While you’re in France, […] Read more »

Takin’ it Off in Texas: Beaches Where You Can Sunbathe in the Buff

Texas may be known as the epicenter of the conservative movement, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sunbathe in the buff. While Texas law doesn’t prohibit toplessness on any beach, you need to know precisely what the rules are and where to head to avoid getting arrested for indecent exposure, public lewdness or disorderly conduct. […] Read more »

Top 5 Jackson, WY Independent Hotels

Jackson is a heaven for active travelers who enjoy year round vacations. Summer time brings hiking and camping galore. Winter time brings snow activities to keep even the most picky of travelers busy. When choosing a hotel, it can be hard to find an independent hotel that isn’t a roadside motel. We have gathered together […] Read more »

Things You Should Do Before Landing at the Airport in a New Country

Crowds at baggage claim, long lines through customs, signs in foreign languages and different cultural norms–arriving at the airport in a new country can be stressful, even for the most seasoned jetsetters. Even after making it through customs, tackling unfamiliar currency exchanges and arranging ground transportation can put a jet-lagged traveler over the edge. Give […] Read more »

The Best Attractions in Calgary

Calgary is one of those places where not many people visit, but once they do, they never want to leave this beautiful Canadian city. There is much see and do to keep you active while wandering around the city. From the stellar view from the Calgary Tower, to learning about the city’s past at Fort […] Read more »

Olympic Valley All Year Round

Many think of Olympic Valley as a winter-only destination, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. While the world-class ski slopes are absolutely spectacular and perfect for every level of skier, the summer activities will keep even the most adrenaline seeking junkie happy. If you are looking for a more relaxing vacation, you can […] Read more »