When selecting a tropical vacation destination, how many Americans would choose an exotic but likely less comfortable trip to Cuba over an all-inclusive resort on another Caribbean island?
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Ashray and Zara of BackPack Me asked fellow travel bloggers to recommend their favorite street foods by country and in the process put together the most mouth-watering post I have ever read.
In case you have been living under a rock for the past several weeks, you will be interested to hear that Cuba is more accessible to Americans than it has been in several decades – even Americans who don’t know they are American yet.
While somewhere in the back of my mind I know hitchhiking exists, I suppose it’s something I consider to be more of a transportation method borne of desperation than a choice. I always thought people hitchhiked because they had to, not because they wanted to.
As is pointed out in a thread on the Lonely Planet forums, there is a genre of literature that is popular with many travelers – namely fiction or non-fiction tales that include extensive descriptions of the geography, destinations and the culture of the region.
So you want to visit Greece do you? Ok then, Greece is made up of about 6,000 islands – which are you going to visit? Thankfully only 227 of the Greek islands are inhabited. So that narrows it down quite a bit.
Couchsurfing was all the rage back in the early 00’s. It was perhaps the first step along the way to today’s “sharing economy”, which has evolved to include Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, and others. And what has become of Couchsurfing? It’s membership … has grown to 9 million!
etcs has challenged fellow travelers to identify off the beaten path attractions in Europe that are easily accessible via train, and has kicked the thread off with a short list, most of which are located in Eastern Europe.
As a white, heterosexual male who grew up in a middle-class family in the U.S., there are many hardships that I have never had to face, or really even consider. So, when I came across this discussion in which a would-be traveler asks for advice as to how he and his boyfriend should handle the bedroom arrangements on their planned trip to Egypt it took be aback.
zombie12 writes of his recent experience riding the iron ore train of Mauritania. I had to look it up, as I had never heard of this particular iron ore train. But as it turns out, it is quite famous and fascinating.