Paris, France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, drawing over 23 million visitors in 2017. People come from all over the world to enjoy world-class museums, eat delicious food, and watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle. In a city so overrun by tourists, having an authentic experience can be a challenge.


Best Long Weekend Destinations In The US

Sometimes the best vacations are the ones that are truly spontaneous. Maybe you see you have a three day weekend coming up, or happen upon a can't-miss airline deal, for example. Short jaunts to nearby destinations can offer some truly great surprises. In the United States the main cities are often very far from each other. Hopping a couple state lines, rather than flying across the continent, can offer a great opportunity to maximize a limited amount of vacation time.

The Never-Ending Beauty of Florence

If you like beautiful architecture, interesting history, and delicious Italian food, you need to visit Florence, Italy. Florence is the capital of Tuscany, a central region of Italy, known for its rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves. Florence has been a center of commerce and activity since it was founded in 200 BC. This Tuscan city is considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance, so you can expect to see lots of famous artwork and historical buildings from this time period in Florence!

Long Beach United: The Gem of Retro Row

Consider the American boxing gym, an iconic but declining staple of the fitness industry which has been diluted by the marketability of recycled ideas like workout plans, diet pills, and gym memberships.

Know Before You Go — Travel Advisories and What They Mean

Safety is always a major concern when traveling abroad, but recent travel warnings released by the US State Department for countries frequented by American travelers have caused some people to rethink their vacation plans. On any given day, there are dozens of active travel warnings advising against travel for several countries and regions throughout the world, including popular destinations like Mexico, Russia, and France. Travel warnings can seem daunting, but they don’t necessarily mean you should rethink your travel plans.

Thermal Spas and Ruin Bars: Inside Hungary’s Vibrant Capital

Hungary’s vibrant capital, Budapest, has everything you could want in a European travel destination – great food, beautiful architecture, and exciting nightlife. Even though Budapest has every hallmark of a popular travel destination, it has stayed under the radar until recently.

How Surfing Conquered The World

The ocean has always been a curiosity and inspiration, even to those who have been around it their whole lives. Its crystalline waves give, take and give back in a way that still holds as much mystery now as it did centuries ago. The world over, hundreds of thousands of people everyday enjoy the swirling playground the water provides, but no activity is more iconic or storied than surfing. While perceptions of surfing are often limited, with many seeing it simply as an extreme water sport, the art of surfing dates back centuries. Though documentation is limited, oral histories from dozens of cultures along the Pacific Ocean detail the sport's long history.