Why You Should Definitely Visit Mexico City

Isn’t Mexico City dangerous? That’s a pretty common question about Mexican destinations outside tourist meccas like Cancun and Cozumel. Despite the bad press, many areas of Mexico are generally safe and we didn’t encounter any issues during our two week trip around central Mexico in March. If you’re thinking to travel to Mexico, read the…

Adventures in the Muslim World: Morocco to Malaysia

Barely into his presidency, Donald Trump signed an executive order to temporarily ban residents of seven countries in the Muslim world from entering the United States. While the justice system has ruled it to be un-consitutional and has tied it up in courts, hundreds of thousands of people have reportedly had their visas revoked, and…

Couples Share Travel Tips for Valentine’s Day

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re proud to feature couples from around the world who love to travel. Stories here include entries by journalists, a U.S. Marine, writers, bloggers, doctors, IT workers and people from other walks of life. These wonderful couples share travel tips for romance on the road, inspiring us with tales of amazing…

How to Enjoy Washington, DC for Free!

We currently live I the DC area, and have come to know the US capital well. The famed Smithsonian includes 20 different museums and galleries, and along with the National Zoological Park, comprises the largest collection of free museums in the world. Many of the most important US artifacts are clustered in free museums and galleries…

Advice on Visiting Beijing for 72 Hours

In February, 2016, we made our first trip to China via the little known free 72 hour Chinese transit visa on our way to Australia. We bought two roundtrip tickets, one from Boston to Beijing on American Airlines for just $600, and two additional roundtrip tickets from Beijing to Melbourne on Air Asia for $650. By…