Outdoor Recreation

Hidden Lakes in Europe

Hidden Lakes in Europe

Lake life. We all dream of it, but where do we find it? These hidden lakes in Europe are dreamy, picturesque and begging to be admired by the committed wanderer.

Cairngorms National Park: Escape to the Scottish Highlands

Cairngorms National Park: Escape to the Scottish Highlands

Scotland— the land of sheep, whisky and rugged terrain. Here, the unpredictable weather makes for an always exciting adventure. With plenty of pubs and cozy hideaways to escape from the elements, there’s no excuse not to embrace all that this stunning nation has to offer.

The Faroe Islands: Your Next Nordic Adventure

The Faroe Islands: Your Next Nordic Adventure

The Faroe Islands are the Nordic adventure you never knew you needed. This quiet, quaint corner of the North Atlantic Ocean is one of Europe’s last true hidden gems. The people are friendly, the landscape is extreme and the culture is rich. You won’t find big-box chain businesses or crowded city streets. On the Faroe Islands, you will find an experience that will have you asking why you didn’t visit sooner.

This Small Brazilian Town Will Surprise You

This Small Brazilian Town Will Surprise You

Last winter, I was lucky enough to spend a month working as a specialty English teacher at the ACES School in Palmas, Brazil. When I wasn’t in the classroom, I explored the small and beautiful city with the families I stayed with and some local teachers who took me under their wing. My “teacher friends” helped me with my Portuguese while we explored hidden waterfalls and secret beaches—and of course while we sat for hours at barbecue joints.

Go To Laos — Here are 5 Reasons Why

Go To Laos — Here are 5 Reasons Why

Laos is truly one of my favorite untraveled destinations. Between the food and the scenery, I got lost in a frenzy of travel bliss. This country will likely never blow up to an obnoxious level of tourism, so anytime is a great time to get your feet wet out there.

Finding Deeper Meaning in Mozambique

Finding Deeper Meaning in Mozambique

My travels have taken me near and far these past few years. The top of Australia’s Sydney Harbor Bridge at sunset, swimming with wild dolphins off the shores of the Galapagos Islands, and most recently mountain biking to a remote waterfall in the mountains of Colombia. But what makes travel so special isn’t just epic destinations or experiences—it’s the people and cultures who bring them to life. For this, there is one place that stands out in my memory. Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique.