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.
A concert of humming, buzzing, chirping and the rustling of palms saturates the surrounding forest. Tucked away in the dense foliage, a small wooden boat navigates down the small Rio Momon, a thin and winding stream that flows into the mighty Amazon. Parrots and Toucans fly past, squawking overhead before evading the soothing and beautiful rainstorms each afternoon that help cool down the smothering heat. Fresh fish, fruit and herbs in every direction, offering up countless possibilities for an unforgettable meal. The brilliant sunsets create remarkable displays upon the departing rain clouds, giving off the last hint of light and color before the night symphony of insects takes over. All this sound nice? Then you need to visit Iquitos and the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.
We built this itinerary knowing you want to see the iconic walls of the Grand Canyon and the incredible turquoise waters of Havasu Falls—and explore some less traveled locations while you’re in Arizona.
My adventures there have changed and shaped my life and view of the world in so many positive ways. Preserving the landscapes, formations, parks, campgrounds, and trails in Arizona is essential. I believe it’s a place for any and everyone, and with our care, it can continue to be that way.
Peru is undoubtedly one of the most stunning countries on Earth. Home to 84 of the world’s 103 ecosystems and 28 of the 32 climates on the planet, its landscape is one of the most diverse destinations. You can find yourself hiking the Andes in the morning, exploring iconic Incan archaeological sites in the afternoon, then finishing the day off watching wildlife in the jungles of the Amazon. Gorgeous cities offer some of the best gastronomy on the planet thanks to Pisco and potatoes, while the cobblestone roads take you back in time. Culture and rich history are always on full display as the proud locals across the country are some of the most welcoming and loving people you will ever meet. I continuously try to find the right words to describe Peru, but I don’t know if I ever truly will. But that’s exactly how Peru makes you feel, speechless.
If you’re like me, sitting alone in a restaurant is your worst nightmare. “Power in numbers” has never meant more than it does in modern society where we’re constantly battling social anxieties, fear of dangerous situations and the hyper-obsession, albeit misleading notion, of a carefree lifestyle surrounded by all your besties. The reality is that solo travel can be restful and even more enjoyable than traveling with a buddy. With the right mindset and some self grace, your next solo vacation will be the trip of a lifetime.
The onset of colder months doesn’t mean you have to hide inside! There are plenty of outdoor winter activities to choose from other than skiing. As they say, there is no bad weather, just bad clothing! With a little preparation and the right gear, you can enjoy outdoor recreation year-round, especially in the winter.