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The Rugged Beauty of Highway 395 Road Trip

The Rugged Beauty of Highway 395 Road Trip

Since it’s such a huge state, you better believe that California has some of the best road trips in the world. Highway 1 along the coast is a perennial favorite, and the Rim of the World is an easy escape from LA. But if you love rugged nature, it’s hard […]

4 of the Best Weekend Getaways in California

4 of the Best Weekend Getaways in California

Things are a bit, shall we say, frustrating right now. And part of that comes from feeling like you can’t take a proper holiday because of international travel restrictions. But really, you don’t need to fly to the other side of the world to have an amazing holiday. You don’t […]

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The Best Road Trips in California: Highway 1

Whether you’re a Cali local or visiting the Golden State for the first time, a journey up Highway 1 has to be experienced. Not only is it one of the world’s best road trips, but it brings you through some of the best places in California. Rugged coastline, historic buildings, […]

From Your House to Bauhaus: Modernism Tour in Germany

From Your House to Bauhaus: Modernism Tour in Germany

In a country renowned for its design and engineering, it’s not easy to name a “most influential” movement, but the Bauhaus might come close. Affordable housing, built-in kitchens, functional and affordable furnishings. These are all things that came from German Bauhaus and Modernism. Set off on a 4-day journey to […]

Stop and Smell the Flowers: 3 Days of Lavender Season in Provence

Stop and Smell the Flowers: 3 Days of Lavender Season in Provence

From the end of June til early August, France’s Provence region is brimming with row upon row of lavender fields, enhancing the already-picturesque rural landscape. Traveling through the region in late summer will treat you to this medieval tradition. Of course, you’ll also visit the charming villages for which Provence […]

Camino de Santiago: The Portuguese Way in 3 Days

Camino de Santiago: The Portuguese Way in 3 Days

The Camino de Santiago, or “Way of St. James” in English, is one of the most important pilgrimages in Christianity. Since the Middle Ages, faithful from around Europe (and now the world) have followed well-worn routes to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, where St. James is said to be buried. […]

3-Day Art Nouveau Adventure in Central Europe

3-Day Art Nouveau Adventure in Central Europe

The great Austria-Hungarian empire was flourishing in the last portion of the 19th century. With this came a great new art style — Art Nouveau, or “Secession” as it was called in Central Europe. Art Nouveau was a conscious rejection of the grand displays of Neoclassicism and Romanticism that dominated […]

Magically Real: 3-Day Tour of Gabriel García Márquez’s Colombia

Magically Real: 3-Day Tour of Gabriel García Márquez’s Colombia

If you ever wondered how Gabriel García Márquez’s imaginative style came to life, you have to experience his native Colombia. Gabriel García Márquez, affectionately known as “Gabo”, was born in Aracataca in 1927. In his writing the author drew heavily on childhood nostalgia, townsfolk’s tall tales, and surreal incidents he […]

6 Days in Sunny Southern Italy

6 Days in Sunny Southern Italy

Loaded with history and character, the South of Italy will make your five senses work like never before. The region is colloquially known as Mezzogiorno (“midday”) for the intensity of the solar noon. And it seems that everything here is amplified: wild sun-kissed countryside, rich southern flavors, fiery Italian charisma… […]