Category: Travel

Your Guide to Feasting and Drinking Through Portland

Your Guide to Feasting and Drinking Through Portland

  ~ by Hannah Petertil   Happen to be in town for Feast too? Thinking about planning a trip anyway? Here’s how to eat (and drink) your way through Portland’s best. Portland and I had a good run: I turned 21 at a now-thriving cider bar where my roommates and I tried to start an under-handed darts league, […]

Microadventures: Get Away and Have Fun Without Traveling Far

Microadventures: Get Away and Have Fun Without Traveling Far

~ “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” ~William Feather By Sebastian Solberg I live for exploring the world, trying new things, and meeting passionate people. As a filmmaker I’m very fortunate to be able to do all these things from time to time, and […]

9 Signs That You Were Born to Travel

9 Signs That You Were Born to Travel

~ Most of us love to visit new places and try new things from time to time, but some of us were born to travel. Are you one of them? Here, nine signs you were born a traveler. 1. You like planning as much as going. Traveling to a new destination isn’t enough; you take planning […]

Bodhi Tree Yoga  Retreat ~ Costa Rica

Bodhi Tree Yoga Retreat ~ Costa Rica

~ Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort opened its doors in 2014 for travellers that want to enjoy the magic of Costa Rica in a very unique and healthy way. Enjoy our high-end accommodations, superb dining experience, world class yoga and pilates studios, gym, spa, juice bar and boutique. Come visit us and discover Costa Rica’s finest […]

How to Travel The World for (almost) Free

How to Travel The World for (almost) Free

by Heart of a Vagabond I work while I travel As you might know from previous posts, I’ve been an au-pair and this is how I started traveling long term. I was 18, just finished senior high and had absolutely no money. I didn’t even have a bank account. So I worked my way around […]

15 Ridiculously Adventurous Things To Do on Your Travels

15 Ridiculously Adventurous Things To Do on Your Travels

~ And Where To Do Them by Matt Hershberger THE WORLD’S MOST EXTREME TRAVELERS don’t look out over an ocean or a mountain range and think to themselves, “Oh, that’s nice. Well, time to head back to my hotel and get some shuteye before another big day tomorrow.” No, they look out over the world’s […]

Arenal Volcano ~ Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano ~ Costa Rica

~ Positioned within Costa Rica’s fertile northern lowlands, the Arenal Volcano is an unavoidable presence while traveling within this part of the country. It is tall and imposing and has a reputation that precedes itself. Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place […]

20 Epic Tree Houses from Around The World

20 Epic Tree Houses from Around The World

~ by Matt Hershberger Humans have always felt at home in the trees. It is, after all, where we came from a long, long time ago. But even in the modern age, trees play a very important role in our lives. People who live near trees are known to have better physical and mental health, […]

Travelling Makes You Smarter ~

Travelling Makes You Smarter ~

~ By : Monique Abrams Travel is something most all of us want to do, but only a few of us actually do. Resources, time and responsibility keep us from it, but if you learned the multiple benefits of taking a vacation, you might acquire the motivation to find a way to take a trip! […]

20 Reasons New Zealand is the Ultimate Adventure Destination

20 Reasons New Zealand is the Ultimate Adventure Destination

~ by Liz Carlson FEW COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD pack more into as compact an area as New Zealand. From Jurassic Park rainforests to 12,000ft mountains, neon-blue lakes to white-sand beaches — all within a day’s drive of each other — it’s hard to find a place with more varied landscapes or easier spots to […]

8 of New Mexico’s Most Spectacular Hikes ~

8 of New Mexico’s Most Spectacular Hikes ~

Photo: Bureau of Land Management ~ by Jim O’Donnell 1. Yapashi Ruins Trail Distance: 6 miles one way Rating: Difficult More info: Bandelier National Monument 700 years ago, the Pajarito Plateau northwest of Santa Fe was a densely inhabited beehive of towns and villages. Today, the ancestral Puebloan peoples live in the nearby Rio Grande […]

America’s 20 Coolest Outdoor Towns ~

America’s 20 Coolest Outdoor Towns ~

Ingredients: water + terrain + culture = good times. Photo: Michael Dorausch by Matador Team THIS LIST COULD EASILY HAVE 100 PLACES. The US simply has so many canyons and rivers and slopes, so much coastline, all of it with rad little towns along the way. So putting together this list, we narrowed it down […]

5 Mind Blowing Underwater Cities ~

5 Mind Blowing Underwater Cities ~

~ There’s no doubt we’ve all heard of the legend of Atlantis, the ancient, once great city that was lost when the ocean submerged it. To this day the legendary city has yet to be found (or proven to have ever existed) yet over the years many other underwater cities have been found, each of them just […]

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rainforest

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rainforest

~ In search for legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.   Photograph by Dave Yoder, National Geographic By Douglas Preston Photographs by Dave Yoder An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never […]

Brazil ~ Rio de Janeiro

Brazil ~ Rio de Janeiro

~ Beaches In Rio de Janeiro The beaches in Rio de Janeiro are one of the major reasons that people love to visit here. The second largest city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro has over fifty miles of beach shoreline. These Brazil beaches are for those who are beach enthusiasts, this offers many activities as […]

Yosemite's 10 Best Easy Hikes ~ Maximizing Your Scenery Per Footstep

Yosemite’s 10 Best Easy Hikes ~ Maximizing Your Scenery Per Footstep

~ What’s the good of a breathtaking view if you’re already out of breath? It’s hard to enjoy yourself when you’re so worked that you’re setting off other people’s heart monitors. There’s something to be said for journeys that yield up their treasures easily, so for the pleasure of scenery cognoscenti everywhere, here are the […]

Bodhi Surf  & Yoga Camp ~  Costa Rica - Uvita

Bodhi Surf & Yoga Camp ~ Costa Rica – Uvita

Whales Tail Uvita, Costa-Rica ~ Welcome to Bodhi Surf School, a full service yoga and surf camp that specializes in providing one-of-a-kind vacation experiences. We are located in Bahia Ballena – Uvita in the south Pacific of Costa Rica, a gorgeous and still pristine region where you are likely to see animals in their natural habitat […]

Cadiz Spain ~  Andalucia

Cadiz Spain ~ Andalucia

~  CADIZ is among the oldest settlements in Spain, founded about 1100 BC by the Phoenicians and one of the country’s principal ports ever since. Its greatest period, however, and the era from which the central part of town takes most of its present appearance, was the eighteenth century. Then, with the silting up of […]

Best Places to Stay and See The Northern Lights ~

Best Places to Stay and See The Northern Lights ~

The Lyngen Lodge, located on the Lyngen Fjord, set off by the characteristic fluorescent green glow of the aurora borealis (Photograph by Graham Austick) If you’ve never seen the northern lights, there’s still time to catch the spectacular display this year. The aurora borealis–named, aptly, after the Roman goddess of dawn and the Greek word for […]

3 Lessons from Traveling ~ That Lead to Everyday Happiness

3 Lessons from Traveling ~ That Lead to Everyday Happiness

~ “Remember that happiness is a way of travel—not a destination.” ~Roy M. Goodman   By Ehren Prudhel “Remember that happiness is a way of travel—not a destination.” ~Roy M. Goodman After graduating from college I took off to explore Europe for four months with one of my best friends. We backpacked through fourteen different […]

The Goddess Sophia ~

The Goddess Sophia ~

~ “The metaphorical shape of future beliefs will be determined by the needs of the people who live in that future. We are working towards better integration of the sexes and that cannot come about until the spiritual values are given justice. The Goddess Sophia’s androgeneity and her intensive repertoire of metaphors exemplifies her availability […]

The Maldives ~

The Maldives ~

Maldives, Farid Khousainov Culture The islands of Maldives appear in-between the trading route of the Indian Ocean. Thus settlers, and visitors from neighbouring regions and around the world have come in contact with the islands for as long as history has been recorded. Such is the to-and-fro flow of people and their cultures, that a […]

The Goddesses of The Four Directions ~

The Goddesses of The Four Directions ~

By Goddess Celebrations ~ East, South, West, North     Each one is equally beautiful, powerful and necessary.   The Goddess of the east is beautiful and young, full of vibrant life energy with flowers in her hair. She is the mother of all growing things. She loves and nurtures all of nature, like earth […]

5 Fantastic and Gorgeous Meditation Retreats Around the World

5 Fantastic and Gorgeous Meditation Retreats Around the World

~ Here are some of our favorite places where you can clear the mind amid stunning scenery.   By Elizabeth Nicholas Meditation is credited with helping with everything from high blood pressure to depression, and while you can meditate pretty much anyplace, it’s awfully nice if that place happens to be in a stunning remote […]

Dream Vacations ~ Five Unspoiled Surf Destinations

Dream Vacations ~ Five Unspoiled Surf Destinations

~ Sometimes you wanna go where nobody knows your name! ~ by Gillian Telling Black’s Beach, San Diego There are a few reasons Black’s is so popular with surfers: it’s in a totally secluded stretch beneath the bluffs of Torrey Pines (getting there, by way of a quiet trail, takes about 20 minutes), the water […]

Swim with Divine Dolphins & Whales ~ Costa Rica

Swim with Divine Dolphins & Whales ~ Costa Rica

~ Swimming with Wild Dolphins & Whales with Sierra Goodman and  Divine Dolphin The Divine Dolphin’s Dolphin and Whale tours have been featured on Animal Planet, Travel Channel, BBC with Steve Backshall, Discovery Channel, Jeff Corwin Experience, Destination Wildlife, in Vegetarian Times Magazine and more. Since 1987 The Divine Dolphin has been offering the amazing life changing opportunity […]

Pura Tanah Lot ~ Bali Indonesia

Pura Tanah Lot ~ Bali Indonesia

~   One of Bali’s most important sea temples, Pura Tanah Lot (“Temple of Land in the Middle of the Sea”) is a spectacular sight, especially at sunset.   Tanah Lot Temple or Pura Tanah Lot in Balinese language is located in the coastal side of Beraban in Kediri, a sub district in Tabanan. It […]

About Lemuria and Telos ~

About Lemuria and Telos ~

The Lemurian Age took place approximately between the years 4,500,000 BC to about 12,000 years ago. Until the sinking of the continents of Lemuria and later of Atlantis, there were seven major continents on this planet. The lands belonging to the gigantic continent of Lemuria included lands now under the Pacific Ocean as well as […]

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia ~ Sacred Sites

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia ~ Sacred Sites

  Lake Titicaca is a beautiful and much-venerated sacred lake that lies on the border between Peru and Bolivia, near Copacabana. According to Incan mythology, it was from Lake Titicaca that the creator god Viracoca rose up to create the sun, moon, stars, and first human beings. Recently, a large temple was discovered submerged in […]

Cinque Terre Coastal Walking Adventure ~ Italy

Cinque Terre Coastal Walking Adventure ~ Italy

Cinque Terre is quite possibly the most beautiful coastal walk in Europe, on the most magnificent part of the Italian Riviera. The Cinque Terreare five coastal, medieval villages in the province of La Spezia: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of a […]

Quilalea Island ~ Mozambique

Quilalea Island ~ Mozambique

  An aerial view of the uninhabited Quilalea Island in the Indian Ocean. Photo: Courtesy of Azura Retreats   The Next Big Destination: Quilalea Island is a private island in the Quirimbas Archipelago off the northeaster coast of Mozambique. The archipelago is studded with fishing settlements that turned into Arab trading posts — though most […]

Easter Island Archaeology Project digs up Island's Secrets

Easter Island Archaeology Project digs up Island’s Secrets

  New photographs reveal what lies beneath the surface of Easter Island, one of the most remote places in the world — the carved bodies of the island’s 887 famous guardians. Most people think of the 63-square-mile Pacific island’s silent stone sentinels as simple heads. But the heads all have bodies — and a backstory […]