Field Notes

Where To Spend A Warm Christmas Holiday in The Caribbean

As the holidays are approaching, many of us are most likely already planning where to spend Christmas and New Years. Whether it be with the entire family, a couples vacation, or heading off to an island with friends because it’s holiday season (and you can!),...

6 Myths About South America Debunked

Being a Colombian living in North America means that many, many times I have to listen to some of the most ridiculous myths about South America. Here's a summary of what I've had to explain: 1. All South American food is spicy. WRONG. Just because Mexico has...

Uruguay: More Than A Pot Smokers Paradise

When considering travel destinations in South America, people might include Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina or Colombia in their list of top options. But how about a tiny country with pristine beaches, a former gun-wielding guerilla as president, and social policies that are the envy of...

How to Organize a Safari Honeymoon Itinerary in Africa

We've sourced information from various travelers who recently went on honeymoon trips to Africa, and have come up with the best itinerary to ensure you'll have an enjoyable, worry-free vacation. Africa can be a crazy place and it's recommended that you use a reputable travel guide...

9 Not-So-Obvious African Cities to Visit

Back in July, we recommended you check out some of Europe's less obvious cities; now, here are nine underrated African cities you might like to consider. While these are perhaps not all recommended for first time travelers to the continent (see here for the best...

A Quick Look at Johannesburg’s Street Art

Pathological picture taker, aficionado of the senses, street art, and Johannesburg, and passionately South African, Derek Smith, aka Mr. Baggins, is a talented photographer whose main focus has become capturing street art and the culture that surrounds it. Born in Pretoria, the capital of South...

Why Mali’s Music Is Better Than You Thought

Binta Diakite finds it hard to introduce herself because she identifies herself with different ‘nominations.’ She’s an African girl (originally from Bamako, Mali), a Muslim, and part of the Sulani Nation which does not recognize a particular territory. Traveling is her great passion, and although...