Tourists at Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy

Tours for Non-tourists: Why You Should Take a Tour

I'm going to make a generalization here and say that our DIY-travel generation, with countless apps and reviews at our fingertips, is largely anti-tour. We like to think we can travel better and cheaper by...
Stacking Stones

What Travel Milestones Have You Reached?

After a while, it gets easy to think you’ve seen it all and, worse, to begin taking things for granted. It wasn't until I began reflecting on the first time I ever flew first class for this article—a...
Sunset on the Dunes, Peru

The Advantages of Looking Like a Tourist

There’s no shame in looking like a tourist and, in all honesty, sometimes it can work to your benefit in ways that are underappreciated. Besides, isn’t that what we all fundamentally are? For some...
Slad Valley, Gloucestershire, England

Countryside Locations Where Time Stands Still

Not far from the bustling crowds of modern day Britain are many wild and magical places where time almost seems to stand still. From bleak open moorlands to ancient woodlands and soaring hillsides, England has...

Drunken Man Mistakes Cop for Stripper

© Ian Halsey It was only when they arrived at the police station and he was booked on charges of obstructing a police officer that a mortifying sense of embarrassment set in for a British man. Up to...

Jurassic Park Comes to Life in Australia

Model dinosaur at Palmersaurus © Kae Yen Wong Someone obviously didn't get the memo that Jurassic Park was a cautionary tale. Palmersaurus is a new theme park in Australia that opened recently on the...

Elephants Storm the Twitterverse

African Elephant © Shankar S. A pack of GPS-toting pachyderms has taken Twitter by a storm. Four bull African elephants in central Kenya are now tweeting with a little help from human interpreters....