Field Notes

A Solo Female’s Guide to Exploring Honolulu on a Budget

Hawaii has long been known as a Shangri-La of romance. It’s beautiful beaches and destination wedding packages are perfection for many couples, but on my most recent trip to Honolulu, I wasn’t married or on my honeymoon. I happen to be a very curious solo...

7 Interesting But Underrated Places To Visit in India

Despite the several tourist spots located in the country, India has several locations which are not as frequented as the others. This means that even if you want to visit some picturesque locations devoid of any crowd or commercial activities you can totally do that...

How to Plan Your Trip to the Amazing Country of Colombia

By now you might have noticed the love I have for my home country, even if I'm not living there. First-time travelers to Colombia usually ask me what to do, and my answer is always 'what are you looking for?'. There are multiple options for...

From YVR to LAX: A Weekend Refresher in Los Angeles

A weekend getaway is sometimes all you need to recharge your batteries and feel motivated to take on your schedule routine when you return back home, particularly when you live on the damp Northern West Coast. Some say it’s proven that more vacationing increases productivity,...

5 Easy Tips for Meeting Local People While Traveling

Remember the girl from high school who moved to Spain, developed a friendship with her Brazilian neighbor, then spent three weeks in Sao Paulo with his family for Christmas? Or what about your uncle—the one who has such a close bond with the local butcher...

24 Hours in Panama City [VIDEO]

Sean and Steve from SHIFT are back and this time with this short and hilarious video about what to do in 24 hours in Panama City. If you have a long layover or have just a short stay, take these suggestions into consideration and get...

Preserving a Heritage: Bamboo Stick Dancing on the Island of Yap

  Scanning an atlas, you would easily glaze over the tiny constellation of islands that make up the Federated States of Micronesia. The archipelago has long been known as a haven of beautiful isolation, and Yap is no exception. To even visit this mysterious island you...

A Guide to Budapest’s Top 10 Historical Must-Sees

Traveling to Budapest, Hungary is like stepping into an intriguing and intricate historical museum, leaving you feeling immediately impressed and maybe even a little sentimental. With that ‘rough around the edges’ Eastern European flair, Budapest houses some of the most beautiful scenic views as well...

Yongkang Road: A Closer Look at Shanghai’s Expat Dive Bar Street

This small stretch of street was a low-key neighborhood and wet market (where locals buy veggies, meat, etc.) before it magically transformed into a bustling expat watering hole. One of the first establishments to revamp Shanghai’s expat dive bar street was Sheng Sushi, a California style sushi...

Biking Around Mexico City, The New Transportation Alternative

When you think of Mexico City the thoughts of Pyramids, Tequila, Mezcal, Tacos, Art, Culture and fiesta come to your mind when traveling or planning to travel to the capital of Mexico.You will find diversity in Mexico City, it has become a great destination hub...