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The Charm of Shanghai's Historic Neighborhoods

The city of Shanghai, China’s pride and joy, is a picturesque place—even with its permanent backdrop of thick haze. Tourists flock to the glitzy Bund with their cameras, and daredevil urban explorers come to scale some of the world’s tallest towers.

But the …

Advice for visiting Paris

Tyler Cowen has some advice for those looking to visit Paris.

My overall take is this: Paris today is fairly sterile in terms of overall creativity, or for that matter business dynamism. But Parisians have perfected the art of taste along a number of …

Organic Sunday in Mexico Cit


Big businesses in Mexico City tend to close on Sundays. But many of the smallest businesses and street vendors stay open everyday, including Sunday.

I spent my Sunday yesterday meandering through small markets that sell agro-ecological products.

These …

Mexico City is a City Like No Other!


Mexico City is a big city with a huge population and yet it feels quaint and intimate. Some districts can feel chaotic but not in the overwhelming way that other big cities around world do.

Of course, like other large cities, impoverished communities …

One Day in Bryce Canyon: A Perfect Day Trip from Zion

Hiking the Queens Garden trail, one of the best things to do with one day in Bryce Canyon National Park.

Bryce Canyon is the smallest national park in Utah and is perfect for a day trip, either from Zion National Park (as we did) or if you’re passing through on a longer road trip.

Its compact size makes it easy to visit Bryce Canyon in one day. Even with …

Seville, August 2023

Seville, August 2023

Just returned from a city getaway in Seville. Potentially one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. Its actually difficult to put into words, or to take photos that do the city any justice.

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15 Best Merino Wool Shirts for Travel and Everyday

So, you’re thinking about getting a Merino wool t-shirt. Whether this is your first or the final one to complete your travel clothing wardrobe, we’re here to help. Before we dive too far into the specific shirts we recommend, let’s talk about a few things …

Shout out to Rick Steves self walking tours

Even my 13yo thought it was cool. My wife and I have used these in the past particularly with city walks, and big museums. They are free, easy to follow, have maps, are silly and very informative and take you right to the most interesting things. We just …