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Volunteering and Voluntourism: The Good, The Bad, and The Questions You Should Ask

By Audrey Scott As we rounded a busy Port-au-Prince street corner on our way to the southern coast of Haiti, I checked my messages and noticed a Tweet from one of our readers, a young woman: @umarket I’m planning a trip to Haiti to help at an orphanage.

Offbeat Treks: 11 Hikes You’re Not Considering…But Should

By Audrey Scott I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.

The Lost City Trek, Colombia: All You Need to Know

By Audrey Scott We were out of breath, having just climbed 1,200 stone steps when Celso, our indigenous guide, called for us to join him around a group of stones arranged in a circle in a clearing.

Travel to Colombia: First Impressions

By Audrey Scott Call it my imagination. While I looked forward to our visit to Colombia, I harbored the occasional image of thuggy bush-mustached Colombian narco-gangsters and aggressive gold cap-toothed street thieves shaking me down in the back shadows of Bogota or Medellin.

Adventures in Silence: A Vipassana 10-Day Meditation Retreat

By Daniel Noll This is my story about recently completing a 10-day course in Vipassana meditation in Malaysia.

Next Up: Exploring Colombia and Finding The Lost City

By Audrey Scott We’re headed to Colombia tomorrow. We’re off to see a country we were supposed to visit five years ago.

Switzerland by Train: A Mother-Daughter Journey

By Audrey Scott This is the story of why I went to Switzerland with my mom. It’s also a handy little Switzerland-by-train itinerary with recommendations and tips along the way.

A Train Too Far? A Day Trip to Poland

By Audrey Scott This is a story about going to Poland for the day, and the joy of deliberately infusing adventures into our everyday lives.

Haiti Trekking: A Beginner’s Guide

By Audrey Scott Pic Cabayo, towards a slice of Haiti’s Caribbean Sea. The sounds of konpa, Haiti’s version of merengue meets jazz, floated from the kitchen to our spot on the front porch.

How Street Food is the Ultimate Travel Guide: 40 Favorite Street Food Dishes

By Audrey Scott Thailand, our first street food love. If it’s only food porn you seek, go here. Otherwise, if you enjoy elaborate threads linking travel satisfaction and street eats, read on.

Traveling, Working, and Staying Together on the Road: Our Story

By Daniel Noll Last year, we were asked by BBC Travel to share the story of how we — as a married couple — quit our jobs to travel the world.

Haitian Food: From Pwason to Pikliz

By Daniel Noll Before recently traveling to Haiti, I had little concept of Haitian food. Sure, I had a sense of what it could be: island-informed, African-influenced, of Caribbean character, maybe even a hint of French.

8 Ways Empathy Can Improve Your Travels…And Your Life

By Daniel Noll On your next trip, don’t forget to pack your empathy. Whether on stage or on the page, I often assert that, “travel can not only improve each of our lives, but it can also make the world a better place.” I suggest this instinctively, but then I have to step back and ask myself, “Well, how exactly does travel do that?

Our Offbeat Hot List: 8 Destinations You’re Not Considering…But Should

By Audrey Scott There are plenty of “2015 Hot Travel Destination” lists circulating, even though the dust has settled a bit on looks forward.

Year in Review: Best Travel Instagram Photos of 2014

By Audrey Scott The end of the year is almost here. For many, us included, it is a time to take stock of one year’s passing before moving onto the next.

Bassin-Bleu Waterfall — Jacmel, Haiti [360-Degree Panorama]

By Daniel Noll Life is a continual exercise in expectation management. Witness our journey to the Bassin-Bleu waterfall outside of Jacmel in southern Haiti.

Travel to Haiti: First Impressions

By Audrey Scott Dugout fishing boats take a rest for the day in Port Salut, Haiti. Haiti. It’s a country that most people today still associate with earthquakes, coups, and unrest – a sort of irretrievable chaos.

A Maasai Circumcision After-Party [VIDEO]

By Daniel Noll “There’s a circumcision party in a nearby Maasai village. Mela is inviting us to join her.

Next Up: Exploring Haiti

By Audrey Scott Why we’re going to Haiti later this week. A view to a different side of the country, including its re-emergence — and we hope, a path to sustainable tourism development.

Uganda Beyond the Gorillas: From Boda Boda to Bunyonyi

By Audrey Scott Jungle roads, carved by the rains in Southwestern Uganda. While mountain gorilla trekking is the big draw and anchor experience for many people visiting Uganda, the country offers a lot more in terms of atmosphere and experiences.