The spookiest places in the world range from historic sites to entire geographic regions. Pack your bravery when you visit these mysterious places!
Every year, annual traditions take over Poland as buildings and houses are decked in decor while colorful and cobblestone streets are flooded with twinkling lights. Massive Christmas trees take over charming squares as horse drawn carriages become the town Uber. The fatty and fried oil smell of delicious pierogi dances through the air coupled with people using mulled wine as a source to stay warm, physically and mentally. The colorful buildings of famous and historical streets lead you through town during the day, at the same time becoming engulfed in Christmas illumination by night. Throw a little snow into the mix to create a real life snow-globe and winter wonderland masterpiece.
In an extremely diverse country of landscape, culture, history and food, Italy’s shining attribute is the use of simple and seasonal ingredients. One of the most charming and fascinating aspects of Italian cuisine is the unique differences between the 20 regions. The South of Italy in general has influenced the gastronomical scene across the globe, thanks in large part to “Cucina Povera”, or peasant food. Although it may be defined as the food of the poor, these are some of the best dishes of Italy. The simplicity is what makes them so special and shows that you don’t always need some extravagant and expensive recipe to enjoy an incredible experience. However, travelers to Italy often miss out on exploring the region of Puglia while instead going to the tourist hotspots of Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence and Napoli, whereas this region may be one of the best for any foodie out there.
Southern Italy is home to the stunning region of Puglia, one of the country’s most underrated areas and best-kept secrets. It’s slowly gaining in popularity, but you can still enjoy quieter times in the off-season. Keep reading for an epic seven day itinerary through southern Italy with a special focus on Puglia.
Seabirds and swallows sing overhead, dancing in the golden light reflections upon historical buildings of white limestone as the sun begins to set. Sounds of waves crashing against rocks below echo through town, as the sweet and refreshing smell of salt from the vibrant blue-green Adriatic Sea penetrates your nostrils. Travelers navigate through narrow cobblestone streets, adorned in twinkling lights as the ambience of glasses clinking upon one another sets up an evening to remember. Platefuls of handmade pasta, tossed with seasonal ingredients accompanied by the freshest and creamiest local cheeses play the protagonist at every table. Puglia, Italy, occupying the “Heel of the Boot”, is one of the country’s best regions and the gem of the Adriatic.
Andalucia, Spain, is unlike any other region in southern Europe. Imagine sun-drenched days in an epic landscape that includes pristine beaches and impressive mountain ranges. Charming white-walled towns speckle the region and the dining is unparalleled. Cultural influences range from Moorish to Mediterranean, and Flamenco is a way of life. This is Andalucia.
Head WAY off the beaten path with these remote travel destinations that are *almost* impossible to get to.
Have you ever considered taking a ferry as a travel option but didn’t? Was it too slow? Not luxurious enough? Ferries get a bad rap, maybe because American minds wander to ideas of the Staten Island Ferry or intrepid travelers think about those questionable,chaotic rides across rocky waters in Southeast Asia. Whatever preconceived notions you have, leave them at the door, because we’re here to tell you that taking the ferry is one of the best ways to travel.
Whether it’s a short jaunt to a series of offshore islands or a longer-haul sea crossing, ferries are a transportation option that can be found from Alaska to Greece to Asia. In general, ferries don’t get the credit they deserve. They’re green, scenic and affordable. Compared to flying, they’re generally more comfortable and less stressful. For the purposes of this article, we’ll be reviewing a longer-haul, overnight ferry in Europe.
While the railway in Laos may be a topic of debate amongst locals and political and economical experts, there’s no arguing that the opening of the train is quickly transforming travel in Laos. In this article, we’re sharing all the details of the newly opened train system in Laos for intrepid travelers eager to sink their teeth into an “untraveled” Southeast Asia.
When it comes to LGBTQ+ travel, it’s all too easy to think about obvious destinations such as New York, Mykonos and Barcelona. These destinations are all incredible in their own right and popular with LGBTQ+ travellers for good reason. However, there are many other destinations that might surprise you for how welcoming they are for the LGBTQ+ community.