Journal

Travel Kyoto Through these Photographers’ Eyes

Kyoto garnered international attention when it became synonymous with the environment and eco-awareness through the Kyoto Accord in 1997. However, it has long been a well-known symbol in Japan, housing the country’s emperor from 794-1868. This city of 1.5 million has a historical backsplash to...

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?”...

20 Incredible Beaches in Asia

To kick off a month of all things Asia, we've chosen 20 of its most beautiful beaches for our first Asian 5 Minute Vacation. Finding stunning beaches in Asia is incredibly easy; narrowing this list down to 20 proved incredibly hard. As with our post...

Editor’s Letter: This August, let’s travel to Asia

Welcome, August! I can't believe we are passing the first half of the year already. Where did it go? Ah! At least I know where are we going next. The first time I visited Asia it was a wonderful discovery. I learned about new cultures that...

11 Snapshots of a City: Europe

We know you guys love beautiful images, so we scoured Instagram to find some of the best snapshots out there that truly capture the essence of 11 European cities in the summertime. We obviously had a hard time narrowing it down, as there are so...

Travel Scams to Avoid on Your Next Trip

We’ve all done it before to keep our valuables safe: sporting a hideous fanny pack, wearing uncomfortable under-the-clothes passport purses, or shoving bills into your bra. You want the things that allow you to travel—money, passport, visas—to stay as close and as secure as possible....

5 Gorgeous Countries on the Asia-Europe Border

Since we'll be switching our focus from Europe to Asia in the coming month, we thought now would be the perfect time to take a look at the five countries---Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Georgia---which are technically part of both continents. These transcontinental countries are...

Inside Lyon with Melissa Romero

A proud Colombian and citizen of the world, Melissa Romero is passionate about languages, travel, and art history. A Marketing Manager at P&G for the French and Benelux markets, she's lived in Europe for the past nine years---two and a half years in Lyon, and...

15 Delicious European Foods to Try

As diverse as the continent itself, European cuisine offers something for every palate---whether you prefer to play it safe with a pizza Margherita in Naples, or be more daring with a meal of fermented shark in Reykjavik. For this 5 Minute Vacation, we're taking you...

Lanzarote, Spain

Photos by J.L.Lopez Camera: Nikon D3100 Photos from August 2012 to December 2013 Twitter: @Xandler80 Words by Jorge The volcanic eruptions that took place between 1730, 1736 and again in 1824 in this area of the island, change the morphology of Lanzarote covering almost a quarter of the island and...