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Which Countries Reopen Borders When: A COVID-19 Travel Guide

Travel safety in this crazy coronavirus world

So you want to travel but you don’t know which countries reopen borders to tourists? Here is a comprehensive list of who can visit where, when, and what entry requirements / restrictions foreign travelers should expect. All dates and details are pulled from local governments / reputable news sources. This COVID-19 travel guide will be … Read More

10 Offbeat Madrid Activities For Alternative Travelers

Rooftops of Madrid, Spain

Offbeat activities, alternative museums, cultural centers, nightlife, street art, plus local tips on the best viewpoints for stunning photos and most delicious food. Madrid has it all. The tricky part is knowing where in this sprawling city to look, especially if you have limited time. The best way to discover the top offbeat Madrid activities … Read More

Armenia’s Little Secret: Ter-Ghazaryans’ Micro Art Museum

Ter-Ghazaryans' Micro Art Museum

Tucked away in the basement of an inconspicuous book store in Yerevan is Armenia’s coolest little secret and one of its biggest claims to fame — second only to becoming the first Christian country in the world back in 301 AD. They do like to bring that one up. Not much has happened here in … Read More

The Art-Loving Visitor’s Guide to Midtown Manhattan Museums

Exterior of the New York Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan

As author Thomas Merton wrote, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” In Midtown Manhattan, art lovers can step from the busy sidewalks into several world-class art museums, taking a refreshing dip into an unparalleled variety of masterpieces gathered from across the ages, across genres and around the world. … Read More

Unique, Offbeat Anaheim Sights & Activities

Anaheim Hills, California

Like most of California’s cities, Anaheim can be a fun, cool, and quirky vacation destination — especially if you know the right places to get off the beaten tourist path. From ultimate trampoline dodgeball to the unique Barbeer — greatest barbershop ever — these are some of the most entertaining offbeat Anaheim activities to experience. … Read More

5 Unique Singapore Adventures For First-Time Visitors

Yellow Pikachu mascot in Singapore

The tourism industry in Singapore is booming with more than 17.4 million international tourists visiting the country in Southeast Asia during 2017. Apart from picturesque natural landscapes, Singapore also offers visitors world-renowned tourist attractions such as the Singapore Zoo, the Singapore Flyer, Clarke Quay, and Merlion Park. Nothing wrong there….just predictable. Don’t be predictable. Travel … Read More

Gamcheon Culture Village: From Shanty Town to Tourist Attraction

Panorama of Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan, South Korea

Perched on a hillside in Busan, South Korea, this once colorless neighborhood is now a colorful tourist attraction known as Gamcheon Culture Village (부산 감천문화마을). Although it resembles the colorful favelas of Rio de Janeiro upon first glance, explore within and you quickly realize that color is the only thing the two have in common. … Read More

Sex Coins, Wooden Dildos + Other Historic Oddities at the Love Castle Sex Museum

Sexual statues at the Love Castle sex museum in Gyeongju, South Korea

Did you know in ancient Korea women were given coins featuring different sexual positions on their wedding day so they could learn the positions? That is just one of the many interesting things I learned at the Love Castle Sex Museum in Gyeongju, South Korea. Everybody always talks about the Seoul Sex Museum but that … Read More

Inside Changdong Art Village in Masan, Korea (창동예술촌)

Welcome to Changdong Art Village in Masan, Korea

Artists are interesting folks and anytime a bunch of them gather in one neighborhood it becomes an interesting neighborhood. A perfect example is Changdong Art Village, full of narrow alleys overflowing with street art, boutique art shops, studios, cafes, coffee shops and even an arcade. Scattered throughout the neighborhood are murals and tributes to some … Read More

Off The Beaten Path in The Bahamas

Sunset in the Bahamas

Just because this archipelago is a hugely popular destination for cruise ships and romantic getaways, don’t be fooled into believing that there is no stone left unturned in the Bahamas. These tropical islands still have several hidden gems that help make them even more of a must for anyone’s traveling bucket list 😉 Underwater Plane … Read More