By Erin Kayata Bird flu. Swine flu. Ebola. Zika virus. Each year, a new sickness seems to sweep in from overseas, leaving Americans scrambling for their cotton face masks and desperately squirting out their hand sanitizer. More often than not, these illnesses drift away as swiftly as they arrive, making way for the next international […]
I fell in love with couch surfing and the cultural exchange it fosters while I was studying abroad. As Couchsurfing.com expanded, I began to wonder what it would be like to travel to places like Iran, Cuba, Vietnam or Russia as an American citizen. Fortunately, four couch surfers were happy to sate my curiosity by sharing their experiences and insights.
By Christopher Binns “It takes a revolution to make a solution.” – Nesta Robert (Bob) Marley We all know far too well the disastrous effects of modern day tourism. Perhaps most vivid is the image of apparently prosperous visitors passing dilapitated shacks and shanties on airconditioned luxury buses on their way to all inclusive hotels; […]
For most of us, the Caribbean calls to mind the sound of waves crashing along the shore, the salty smell of the sea and the soft feel of sand beneath your feet. Visitors to this region of the world, however, often overlook its complex history. In an effort to recognize the Caribbean’s influence on American culture, […]
Photo courtesy of Virgin In this video, Richard Branson speaks about the inspiration behind Virgin’s endeavor to bring people to space and opens up about his personal life telling us the story of how Necker Island began, how it became a haven for endangered species and an experiment in sustainable living. Necker is focusing on an energy […]
Curated by Maria Russo Emily Baillie explores some of
Beyond the chaos and crowds of Seven Mile Beach lies a dreamy retreat situated along the crags of Negril’s emerald coastline. The boutique resort, suitably named The SPA Retreat, is an intimate escape for yogis and spa lovers alike. Serpentine lines, minimalist gardens and cool white stone make the property an architectural gem among the ubiquitous mega-resorts that inundate Negril. For Canadian […]
The word made me cringe. Everything about it — the connotations, inferences and even the snooty way it sounded as it rolled off my tongue — but–lerrr — made me want to spit it out. But that’s the way guest services were run here, and so over the next four days I carried a diminutive […]