Field Notes

Kingston’s Dual Identity And The Sound System Parties

As a destination, Kingston is woefully misunderstood. Jamaica’s capital city does have a gritty reputation, but the city is more relaxed than headlines would have you believe. As in any other city, there is slums and crime, but it is also cosmopolitan, has a pulsating...

The Curious Story of The Sea Gypsies of Borneo

Borneo, best known for it’s pristine beaches and ancient, biodiversity-rich rainforests including orangutans and clouded leopards, is also home to a unique community of stateless citizens who are born, live and die at sea. Recently Mark Lehn, a Vancouver-born Western Australia-based photographer, visited the Sabah region of Borneo...

The Great Icelandic Road Trip

Driving the entirety of Iceland’s Ring Road is not a task to be taken lightly. The highway that encircles the whole country rides through steep valleys and rocky mountaintops, but if you’ve got a sturdy rental car and the ambition to drive the whole thing,...

24 Hours in Laguna Beach

Located halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles in Southern California, Laguna Beach is a laidback coastal community that is home to some of the world’s most stunning ocean views. Not only does the city have impressive snorkeling, skimboarding and hiking year-round, it’s also a...

Bogotá Nocturna, a Photo Essay

Bogota Nocturna is the name of these series of images showcasing the city of Bogota, Colombia at night. Taken by photographer and resident of the city Guillermo Restrepo, this photo essay shows Bogota under a different angle. Can you sense the loneliness of the streets...

Strolling Le Panier Neighborhood in Marseille, Southern France

The Télécran, a toy better known by its American branding Etch A Sketch, was invented in post-war France by toymaker André Cassagnes. One could not find a more fitting metaphor for Marseille, a city that had been given its most recent shake during that same...

On Top of the Techo: Building Homes in Latin America

If you’re looking for a memorable way to practice your Spanish while traveling through South America, forget about your hostel’s living room. Building a house with strangers in three days, without power tools, might be the best way to improve your language skills – and...

The Best Culinary Tours Around The World

Advertorial   One of the best and most authentic ways to experience and understand a destination is through its food, and the more local, the better. From rubbing elbows with locals at a food market to joining natives for dinner in their home, hotels around the world...

Canada’s 13 Most Beautiful Landscapes

Hello and bonjour!   Canada is often characterized as a friendly, multicultural, and fascinating place to live and explore. In terms of area, the country is the third largest in the world and consists of ten provinces and three territories that are divided into distinct areas such...