The positive side of hosting (half of) the world

The positive side of hosting (half of) the world

As the Pan / Parapan Am 2015 Games approach, host-city Toronto is buzzing with conversation. Some of it’s good, some of it’s bad, and most of it is about the expectation that getting around the city in Games time will be triple the hellish nightmare it already is. We don’t...

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Is it safe to travel to Greece right now?

Is it safe to travel to Greece right now?

As someone who is Greek, lives in Athens, and works in the travel industry, I have been asked a lot lately about whether it’s safe to travel to Greece right now. Greece is a country with deep history; a history of great deeds, courage, and enlightenment, but a culture that...

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Why we’re out of love with love locks

Why we’re out of love with love locks

At first glance, it seems like the ultimate symbol of romance: carve your names on a padlock, lock it to a bridge, and throw the key into the water, leaving you and your partner “locked” together for eternity. Except it’s not so romantic when the bridge collapses under the weight...

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How to be an ethical coffee drinker

How to be an ethical coffee drinker

It used to seem obvious that tea was the most widely consumed drink in the world, after water. But with coffee shops popping up all over the place and the twitteratti debating the merits of flat whites and cold brews, you might be forgiven for thinking that coffee has overtaken...

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The complete guide to: Siem Reap travel

The complete guide to: Siem Reap travel

Travelling to Cambodia and checking out the sights in Siem Reap? This guide will give you everything you need to know about visiting Siem Reap, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Siem Reap-themed books you should read before you go, to the cool local spots you...

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The complete guide to: Los Angeles travel

The complete guide to: Los Angeles travel

So you’re travelling to LA — smart choice! This guide will give you everything you need to know about LA travel, from getting to and from the airport and around the city, to the best LA books to read and the cool local spots you should check out! Getting To and From LAX Public...

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The complete guide to: Lima travel

The complete guide to: Lima travel

So you’re travelling to Lima — smart choice! This guide will give you everything you need to know about Lima travel, from getting to and from the airport and around the city, to the best Lima books to read and the cool local spots you should check out! Getting to and...

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The Complete Guide To: Perth Travel

The Complete Guide To: Perth Travel

So you’re travelling to Perth – smart choice! This guide will give you everything you need to know about Perth travel, from getting to and from the airport and around the city, to the best Perth books to read, and the cool local spots you should check out! Getting To and...

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The Complete Guide to: Sydney Travel

The Complete Guide to: Sydney Travel

So you’re travelling to Sydney – smart choice! This guide will give you everything you need to know about Sydney travel, from getting to and from the airport and around the city, to the best Sydney books to read, and the cool local spots you should check out. Getting To and From SYD...

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12 Reasons Why Local Travel Is The Sh*t

12 Reasons Why Local Travel Is The Sh*t

Local travel aka the art of experiencing a city like a local. We love it, and here’s why we think you would too:  1. You learn the most important words in the local language. 2. You come home with sweeter souvenirs… …by supporting local businesses. 3. You don’t spend as much...

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