The best of June 2016

Your social media, TV, and conversations are filled with news. It can be overwhelming, and it’s easy to get lost. If you need some conversation topics, a quick catch-up to the news from June, or just some great travel reading, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best stories that came out last…

One day in Cozumel

Cozumel is a cruise hot spot for the gulf. Small and a bit isolated from mainland Mexico, Cozumel offers all of the traditions and values of Hispanic culture while being safer than the border zones and other areas affected by the cartel. With a population of just 100,000 Cozumel doesn’t let its tourist-spot reputation stop it…

The best of May

May: the month of graduations, weddings, birthdays, and every other thing that made you so busy this month that you missed out on these awesome stories. Here are some of the best travel/culture stories that came out last month. Slow down a little and catch up! The man who saved Colombian coffee {BBC} How the…

Q&A with travel blogger Shelley Seale

Austinite, journalist and traveler Shelley Seale is passionate about cultural exchange. Her blog Trading Places is all about the recent tourism shift from just snapping photos and checking off bucket lists to more “eco-friendly, hyper-local travel experiences.” Shelley’s an expert at getting into the heart of a place and knows why travel matters. Here’s what she…

Reasons to love the world: #3

Because nothing feels better than feeling small. It doesn’t sound nice to feel small. We want to feel big, to feel important. But somehow, the best moments are when we realize we aren’t that important after all. It’s why people love the Grand Canyon, the fjords, forests…it makes us realize how small we are and…

Magic is Tivoli

Perhaps the most magical place on earth can actually fit into just 20 acres, in Copenhagen, Denmark.