Field Notes

Staycation in LA: How to Enjoy Venice Beach in One Day

I live in Los Angeles. As metropolitan cities go, it’s a humongous network of neighborhoods, each with its own vibe. This summer, I staycayed for one month at my friend’s Venice Beach pad a block from the Boardwalk. It helps to have friends in cool...

Tales of NOLA: A Jazz and Po-Boys Experience

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="250"] Photo by Saloni Behl[/caption] “Don't you just love those long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn't just an hour - but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands - and who knows what to do with it?”...

Traveling in Turkey: 10 Spots You Can’t Miss

Turkey has been turning a lot of heads lately. People who typically travel to Paris or Rome are now finding themselves in this country where two continents collide. With its East-meets-West flavors, its history that digs deep into the pockets of civilization, and its extremely...

10 Reasons to Vacation in Budapest, Hungary

It's not everyday that you get to experience an incredible place most people know nothing about, and then bring home incredible stories packed with unexpected surprises. After living in Budapest for three months solo, that's exactly what I get to do now that I’m home:...

4 European Countries You Didn’t Know Existed

Europe is an epicentre for tourists in the summer. Visitors flock to all the typical sites to soak in the sun and the historical architecture. Cities like Paris, Berlin, and Vienna are on everyone’s check-lists, making the destinations all the more crowded and expensive. Silently...

Top 6 American Foods for July the Fourth

The red, white, and blue is all set. The fireworks are purchased, the streamers are hanging on the patio, and the star-spangled banner is flying proudly in the wind. It’s the one day of the year when the donkey and elephant agree on something and...

8 Lessons Learned While Traveling The World

I'm from Barranquilla, Colombia. I've lived in Buenos Aires, Auckland, Los Angeles and now currently, Vancouver. I like to travel and experience cultures and situations that are out of my comfort zone [but not too much]. I lived out of my luggage for seven months...

10 Reasons To Say “Yes” To Long-Term Solo Travel

Solo travel will alter your life forever — regardless of your age, circumstances or where on this planet you wish to go.   #1 – Why long-term travel? Think of yourself as a pioneer on an interior expedition. Yes, you are off to foreign lands, cultures and languages,...

How To Enjoy Cartagena Like A Local

http://beta.quiet.ly/list/share/12567-how-to-enjoy-cartagena-like-a-local?width=770&height=450&showDescriptions=true You have probably heard of Cartagena before, either by your friend who went last year and had a blast or some travel related site showing you what a pretty city it is. Now you have made your mind and are ready to explore, but before...

10 of The Most Romantic Cities in the World

If you love someone, you can enjoy each other no matter where you are. But let's be honest, some cities have the capacity to rekindle some of the sensations that long relationships might have forgotten. If you are looking to recover that spark or are...