Here's a selection from my travel articles -- a mix of destination guides, investigative reports, narratives, those dreaded lists, roundups, now-you-knows, complaints and praises, etc.  

Expert Guide to Tulum: Where to Eat, Sleep, Drink, Beach, and More

The secret is out! One of our favorite sleepy, BoHo-chic beach towns has officially been chosen as the world's number one "Destination on the Rise." We love Tulum because of its friendly locals, delicious food (and drinks!), eco-consciousness, and the (almost) total escape it provides from the buzz of our phones -- not to mention its killer location.
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Explore: Israel

It’s sometimes difficult to visit or even write about a controversial place. With its long history of religious and political unrest, Israel is capable of evoking strikingly different emotions among different sets of people. Wherever you stand on this passionate spectrum, it’s wise, as a tourist, to avoid getting involved in any political conversations, particularly concerning Palestine. I decided to go with an open mind, holding tight to my belief that the luxury of travel affords firsthand experience into the places we only otherwise read about or see on the news.

11 Ways Travel Can Make You a Better Person

Travel has the tendency to shake things up. No matter what type of trip you take or if you travel alone or with a group, travel will put you face-to-face with challenges and revelations, some profound and some fleeting. The takeaways and how you handle these situations help you become a better person along the way. As avid travelers and lifelong learners ourselves, here are 11 ways we've found that travel can take you on a journey to becoming a better you.

The Best Fall Weekend Getaways in the U.S.

Fall crisp temperatures and low humidity make for enhanced hiking conditions, shoulder season crowds (for some spots), and calendars filled with seasonal events like apple picking, pumpkin racing, and ghost hunts. Plus, it's prime season for apple cider, pie, and home-cooked meals. There's actually so much going on nearly everywhere you look that it can be hard to figure out where to go. To help, we've put together this handy list of where to go for the best weekend getaways this fall around the country. There's a spot for you, whether you're flying, driving, or taking the train; leaving from New York City or Seattle; or traveling solo or with friends and family.

The Best Time to Visit Japan: A Month-by-Month Guide

For many, the cost of flights, food, and lodging coupled with the lengthy travel time make Japan a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Thus, picking the perfect time to visit is absolutely key. While cherry blossom season is a rightfully popular and unique time to visit, there are several factors to consider that can either make or break your best time to go. National holidays, high prices, weather, and what types of experiences you want to have while on vacation should all be taken into consideration.

12 Things You Probably Don't Know About the Florida Keys

We love a good story, especially if it gives us a fresh perspective into an amazing travel destination. Lucky for us, every place has its own history and locals-only folklore that's waiting to be discovered. Speaking of which, we've recently unlocked a few interesting tidbits about the Florida Keys. Since their discovery in 1513 by the famous Juan Ponce de Leon, the Keys have quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) shaped their story.

10 Things You Must Do When Visiting the Florida Keys

In 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon and his crew set sail in search of the elusive Fountain of Youth. As you may have guessed, they didn't find forever young, but they did bump into the paradisiacal Florida Keys, which are located off the coast of Florida. Today, this little island chain holds the keys (see what we did there?) to some serious fun for all ages, whether you are young or young at heart. But with so much to do and see, where should you start? Blog

The Top Travel Destinations for 2017

It's that time of the year again -- when the 2017 travel lists start pouring out and travel sites and experts make their bets on the top destinations for the upcoming year. While sites like TripAdvisor pick contenders based on identifiable trends from bookings in their system or directly through their users, Lonely Planet's managing editor Rebecca Warren told us their editor-selected picks aim to include destinations for everyone, from perennial favorites to picks for more intrepid travelers.
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World destinations where your dollar will go the farthest this winter

Take advantage of global exchange rates in six countries perfect for winter travel. Winter travel can be tough. It’s a time when many of us have a significant break from work, but our funds are working overtime to buy gifts, see family and purchase wine for those endless holiday parties. Lucky for us, this winter, the dollar seems to be packing heat against several foreign currencies, so treating yourself to a holiday or post-holidays trip might still be possible. Blog

12 Unforgettable Experiences You Must Have in the Maldives

We won't fault you if you can only dream up scenes of sunbathing, overwater bungalows, and fancy cocktails when you think of the Maldives. But it's not just the rest, relaxation, and overwater spa treatments that turn us into blissed-out putty. From some of the best dive and snorkel sites in the world to hanging ten on waves, learning about the locals, and dining next to a shark, there's a whole slew of activities to keep you awestruck and active while you're a guest on this paradise nation.
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