Snow-covered mountains. Rushing waterfalls. Secluded beaches. Otherwordly desert landscapes. If this description of Southern California surprises you, it’s time to head out and explore! Whether you’re looking for good views at the top of a mountain, cacti explorations, or breezy coastal walks next to the ocean, the hiking in Southern California is diverse, scenic, and one-of-a-kind. This guide to the best hikes in Southern California was contributed by a SoCal local.
Live music. Smoky BBQ. Colorful murals. Millions of fuzzy, flying little bats. Uhh, what was that last bit? Austin, Texas is one of the most beloved cities in the USA. It’s a city that defies expectations and is totally and wonderfully weird! From breakfast tacos to live music, here’s the perfect weekend in Austin itinerary.
Ancient ruins from a magnificent kingdom. Mountains rising over a lush, fertile valley. Colorfully dressed llamas. Welcome to tiny Ollantaytambo, Peru, a mouthful of a town with its own enormous archaeological site, but forever overlooked next to nearby Machu Picchu. Ollantaytambo offers ancient culture and fascinating history that dates back to the pre-Columbian era, a place to respectfully learn about and support the lives of the local Quechua Indigenous people, and a jumping-off point to explore the Sacred Valley. Here are all the best things to do in Ollantaytambo!
Cleveland, Ohio is full of hidden surprises – like a thriving food scene, a National Park, and amazing craft breweries all over the city. Our Guest Poster created an epic self-guided Cleveland brewery tour so you can drink your way through 6 of the best Cleveland breweries while learning all about this underrated city! (And YES: there’s a map.)
Chaotic streets. Colorful markets. Ancient temples. Nestled in a valley and surrounded by Himalayan peaks, the ancient city of Kathmandu is as spiritual as it is urban; a stupa or temple is around every corner, a hidden courtyard through every secret doorway. Our post includes the best things to do and places to visit in Kathmandu, Nepal!
Las Vegas is one of the most famous, bucket-list destinations in the USA. Everyone’s gotta go there once in a lifetime. (Or, if you happen to live in California, everyone’s gotta go there at least once a year.) The parties are as lit as the neon signs, the food is amazing, and there’s no shortage of nightlife or entertainment! We tapped a Las Vegas local to create a jam-packed guide to planning a trip to Las Vegas on a budget, including everything from where to stay, when to go, the best FREE things to do in Las Vegas, local’s tips and tricks, the best Vegas photo spots, and even how to get into nightclubs for free. It’s everything you need to visit Las Vegas on a dime!