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Death of Cecil the Lion Ignites Long Overdue Discussion About Outlawing Trophy Hunting


By Chelsea Stuart So by now I’m sure that everyone with access to TV, internet, radio or any form of modern communication whatsoever has heard of the slaying of Cecil the Lion, an iconic animal who lived in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.

Berlin: Under Construction


By Daniel B O’Donnell Stretching for nearly a mile on the banks of the river Spree stands one of the largest and most culturally important art showcases in the world.

Discover Your Local Used Book Store


By Annemarie Tompsen In middle school my required summer reading list included the book Black Boy by Richard Wright.

Five Countries With Terrible Labor Conditions


  BY STEPHANIE KASHETA Please note that the following list is only comprised of five countries. Unfortunately, many other countries are home to labor practices that are just as exploitative of their workers, if not more so.

What I Learned in the First Year of My Social Venture


Today marks the one year anniversary of the launch of my social business: Social Change Nation.  It was born during an all night whiteboard session and marked the beginning of one of the most exciting and terrifying journey’s of my life.

Eat and Shop Like a Local in Florence


  BY STEPHANIE KASHETA Ah, Firenze, the birthplace of the Renaissance, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, and home to Michelangelo, da Vinci and countless others.

One Planet, One Tribe: Nairobi’s Hippest Hotel


By Maria Russo Located in the Diplomatic District of Nairobi and adjacent to the Village Market – East Africa’s largest shopping and recreation complex – is Tribe, an upscale boutique hotel that caters to business and holiday travelers alike.

Mezcal, Mexico’s Trendiest New Liquor Obsession


On a recent trip to Los Cabos, Mexico, I was surprised to find that most every resort and restaurant had a signature cocktail that revolved around the smoky flavor of mezcal, a liquor I wasn’t familiar with.

The Innovative Kids Shoe That Grows Up to 5 Sizes


The original design, worn in Rwanda (Facebook) The idea for The Shoe That Grows was sparked in the simplest of ways.

Best European Cafés


                Image via Shutterstock No matter where you go in Europe there’s one thing people always seem to look for—whether it’s a simple standard brew or French press, travelers care about getting their hands on a good cup of coffee.

Natural Wonders Near Las Vegas


BY STEPHANIE KASHETA There’s much more to see in Vegas than meets the drunken eye. While many tourists visit, lured by the promise of being a completely different person for a week or night, many do not realize that Nevada is home to many natural wonders.

Disrupting Philanthropy: The New Stand4 App Makes Giving Back Fun


Being charitable can take many forms. From making the choice to shop from a social enterprise to participating in voluntourism or organizing a local fundraiser –  the idea of philanthropy has evolved to be one that includes active engagement.

La Dolce Vita at Toscana Resort Castelfalfi


BY STEPHANIE KASHETA If you’re thinking of traveling to Italy this summer, you should stay at the newly restored Toscana Resort Castelfalfi, nestled inside an 800-year old village just an hour away from the Florence airport.

Millennials, Unplug and Visit a Board Game Café


By Annemarie Tompsen Millenials, when was the last time you played a board game? Smartphones and video games have replaced the popular Monopoly, Scrabble, Chutes and Ladders and Yahtzee board games of our childhood.

‘Project Animal Farm,’ A Revealing Investigation the Animal Agriculture Industry


By Annemarie Tompsen After graduating from Dartmouth College with a graduate degree in economics, government and public policy, Sonia Faruqi entered the world of Wall Street.

How Airports are Becoming Spaces for Art


  Image of via Shutterstock On a recent trip to Nashville, something caught my eye as I wandered through the city’s airport with typical traveler’s exhaustion.

Dining with a (Stuffed) Moomin: Japan’s Latest Anti-Loneliness Cafe Trend


By Annemarie Tompsen Single diners have no fear. A new café trend is taking over Japan and China; one that can save restaurant goers from the awkward experience of dining alone.

How Three U.S. Cities are Bringing Healthy Food to Corner Stores


Image of via Shutterstock When I lived in Philly, the nearest supermarket was about a mile away from my apartment.

Short Stories Everyone Should Read by 30


BY STEPHANIE KASHETA  The Distance of the Moon by Italo Calvino. This is one of my favorite stories of all time and it happens to be a part of Calvino’s larger work of linked stories Cosmicomics.

Perseverance in Nepal


By Shelby Welinder Pushpa Basnet stands in the courtyard outside her damaged orphanage. A force to be reckoned with, she directs 40-some children about their daily chores and routines.


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