It's a big world out there. And it can be tough to navigate. But that shouldn’t be a reason to avoid venturing into the unknown. As seasoned world travelers who have seen both the highs and lows of travel, we’re here to share why choosing to travel may be one of the most important steps you ever take.
Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi is a bustling and buzzing metropolis quite unlike any other city in the world. But there is another side to Hanoi, a mysterious underbelly of awesomeness, which most guidebooks are simply not aware of. Thankfully though, determined urban explorers like us have toured the backstreets, scraped the underbellies and gotten well and truly off the beaten track to find you the best alternative things to do in Hanoi.
The sleepy little town of Salento, Colombia is nestled in the lush mountains of the country’s coffee region. With colorful doorways, mustached men wearing traditional ponchos and low-hanging clouds, this paisa village is something out of National Geographic mixed with a scene from a Dr. Seuss book.
Intrigued yet? You should be.
Studying abroad in Italy was the first time I went overseas, and it opened (literally and figuratively) a whole new world to me. My first long backpacking trip (3 months in South America) was also a defining experience because it showed me that traveling doesn't have to be expensive and short term.