Visiting Lake Titicaca’s Uros Islands is a unique way to experience Peruvian indigenous traditions

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The Uru people have lived there since the age of the Incas.

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Zion National Park is now a certified International Dark Sky Park

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The park is as stunning during the day as it is during the night.

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33 Best Things to Do in the Berkshires

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What are the best things to do in the Berkshires? This part of Western Massachusetts is so special — not just beautiful, but idyllic, like a painting; not just interesting, but one of the most fascinating regions in the state. Most people come to Massachusetts to visit Boston, or Cape Cod, or Martha’s Vineyard or …

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Qantas uses ‘wheel whackers’ to scare off rattlesnakes hiding in its planes

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The airline also has to watch for scorpions, apparently.

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AK Monthly Recap: May 2021

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This month, I finally got back to solo travel. My first solo trip since 2019. Since Newfoundland. That is a long-ass time to go without taking a solo trip while writing about solo travel for a living! It wasn’t supposed to be like that. I had plans for a monthlong solo trip to Peru and …

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San Francisco Bay’s coolest, most eclectic islands

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There’s more to see than Alcatraz.

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Are guided theme tours enlightening or infuriating? We try and settle the debate

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Guided tours are more controversial than you’d think.

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How to Survive a Pandemic: A Czech Story

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How do you survive a pandemic when you work in hospitality? So many people have lost their businesses this year, to great sadness. But others have done truly innovative things and come back stronger than ever. Recently, the Czech tourism board highlighted the stories of locals in Prague who creatively pivoted their businesses to survive …

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The absolute best hiking trails near Sydney, Australia

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Mind-blowing forests, canyons, cliffs, and beaches are a drive away.

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How to experience Reykjavik like a real local

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If you want to experience Reykjavik like a local, skip the tourist spots and check out these pubs, coffee houses, coastal walks, swimming baths and galleries.

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