How to Spend One Week in Paris, London & Amsterdam

A week’s vacation in Paris, London and Amsterdam is a fantastic idea, especially for English-speaking beginners to European travel. London is the world’s grandest English-speaking city, making it easy to get around. Paris is one of Europe’s most beautiful and romantic cities, with so many highlights to dazzle your eyes and palate. Amsterdam is equally…

White church, a top a green hill and dusk sky in Paris

Melbourne: Great Things to Do From Sports to Arts

Melbourne is the sports, arts and coffee capital of Australia. While Sydney’s harbor is more dramatically beautiful, Melbourne is the place to go for the nation’s biggest sporting events, fantastic museums, a great culinary scene, and Australia’s finest coffee culture. Bell went to university in Melbourne and we lived there together for a year. We…

Street art of tram

How to Spend a Long Weekend in London

By Alex Kallimanis: There’s no city quite like London, home of the political, entertainment and media hubs of the United Kingdom. In the United States, these hubs are located in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and New York respectively. With a wide variety of attractions, you can busy yourself for a week in this bustling metropolis…

River with boats and skyline of churches and skyscrapers at dusk

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…

Great Things to do in Manchester, England

While not on the typical tourist radar, Manchester is a vibrant city with an important history on the world’s stage. Manchester was the birthplace of the industrial revolution, and where inadvertently the ideas behind communism were subsequently born. These days Manchester is most famous for having the world’s second most valuable sports franchise, Manchester United,…