The Best of Christmas in Atlanta: 40+ Can’t-Miss Holiday Events

The Best of Christmas in Atlanta: 40+ Can’t-Miss Holiday Events originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Everyone knows that we’re passionate about ecotourism and nature conservation. But unless you’re a long-time reader, you might not know that our family is equally wild about spending Christmas in Atlanta, our hometown. …

Christmas in Atlanta: 40+ Can’t-Miss Holiday Events

Christmas in Atlanta: 40+ Can’t-Miss Holiday Events originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Everyone knows that we’re passionate about ecotourism and nature conservation. But unless you’re a long-time reader, you might not know that our family is equally wild about spending Christmas in Atlanta, our hometown. From mid-November right up through Christmas Eve, we make a point of attending as many different Atlanta Christmas events as we possibly can. We won’t even travel in the weeks before the holidays, just to make sure we have ample quality time to celebrate…

The Evolution Of Khao San Road.

Khao San Road is a microcosm of the tourism industry in Thailand, and its evolution into a package tour shell of its former self is reflective of Thailand as a whole, but is it too far gone for backpackers to ever enjoy again? Khao San Road; love it or loath it, it has held a special place…

5 Best NPS Battlefields for Outdoor Recreation

History and adventure–doesn’t get much better than that, right? We’re lucky that our National Park Service values the preservation of historical sites around the country, and we’ve put together a list of some of the best battlefields and historical sites where you can also get your outdoor adventure on. Kings Mountain National Military Park Blacksburg, South Carolina Most of the battles of the Revolutionary War took place in South Carolina, and Kings Mountain National Military Park is known as the…

Christmas in Atlanta: 20+ Can’t-Miss Holiday Events

Christmas in Atlanta: 20+ Can’t-Miss Holiday Events originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Everyone knows that we’re passionate about ecotourism and nature conservation. But unless you’re a long-time reader, you might not know that our family is equally wild about spending Christmas in Atlanta, our hometown. From mid-November right up through Christmas Eve, we make …

11 Incredible LGBT Travel Movies

Earlier this year, I added an LGBT column for the website to make the site more inclusive and talk about issues that affect some members of our community. We hear from LGBT voices about their experiences on the road, safety tips, events, and overall advice for other LGBT travelers! Returning this month is our column leader, Adam from Travels of Adam to share some of …

Things to Do in Denver: 48 Hours in the Mile High City

Denver City and County Building Ever since I was a kid learning to ski in northern New Jersey, I dreamed of skiing in Colorado. I even toyed with the idea of applying to the University of Colorado Boulder so that I could pack in more ski days per year. At age 19, I switched from skiing to snowboarding but never made it to Colorado before giving up the latter to start saving for my ’round the world trip. So when the opportunity arose for me to visit Colorado this Fall…

Top 5 Australian Road Trip Itineraries.

A road trip through Australia has to be one of the most popular bucket list items on any gap year. Here are some of the best road trip itineraries to inspire you to take one of your own. Taking a road trip through some of Australia’s most stunning landscapes is almost a backpacker rite of passage at this point, a traditional adventure that marks the end of the banana pancake trail through south east Asia and the start of every backpackers Australian experience. It has been this way for generations…

Austria’s Almabtrieb: When the Cows Come Home From the Alps!

Today I’m here to tell you about what may very well be the coolest festival in Austria: the Almabtrieb! You may not have heard the name before, but if you’ve ever come across photos of cows with bells around their necks and flowers on their heads, you’ve probably had a glimpse of the Almabtrieb. This is basically a massive welcome home party…for cows! Yes, you read that right; a party for cattle. I know…

ICEMULE: The World’s Coldest Hands-Free Cooler

This is it, the ICEMULE Pro™ backpack cooler, clocking in at 23 liters of beer haulin’, ice-keeping performance. The Large Pro can easily load up with 18 cans + ice, making it ideal for a day on the boat or a tailgate before the game (don’t worry – if you need to haul more, ICEMULE offers two larger sizes). No other soft cooler out there is easier to carry, easier to load up and easier to unload. Plus, the Pro is built out of extra tough 1000 denier tarpaulin, so it can take a beating as well as any hard cooler. …

60 Christmas Traditions Around the World

60 Christmas Traditions Around the World originally appeared on Green Global Travel. It’s no secret among friends and family that we’re nuts for Christmas traditions, decorating our house from wall to wall and immersing ourselves in local holiday celebrations. In fact, it’s the one time of year that we simply refuse to travel. But even we didn’t know much about the various Christmas traditions around the world until we …

How to Travel Around Madagascar

Madagascar. It’s more than an incorrect (but fun) DreamWorks movie. Located off the eastern coast of Africa, this island, nearly the size of France and the third largest in the world, has a population over 20 million but sees only about 325,000 tourists a year.1 I spent two weeks there with Intrepid Travel Travel and was surprised by how few tourists there were (I figured — with no data to back it up — that there would be …

6 Ways To Guarantee a Good Night’s Sleep In a Hostel

Hostel dorm bed – Reykjavik, Iceland It’s safe to say, most travelers share a love/hate affair with hostels. We love meeting other wanderers. We love swapping stories over a few beers. We love the low-cost. We hate having to queue for the shower. We hate that guy who – no matter the temperature ­– struts around the dorm in his boxer shorts. And, most of all, we hate not being able to get a good night’s sleep. Sleep, after all, is why we’re there. Yet whether it’s creaky bunks…

Be Mosquito Ready On Your Gap Year.

Every single year over 4 million backpackers and travellers visit parts of the world that are at risk of malaria, and less than half of them are not protecting themselves adequately enough against the mosquitoes that carry this potentially fatal disease, meaning that it is more important than ever that all travellers make themselves mosquito ready. New research suggests…