Map of single-use plastic bans

The plastic waste trashing our oceans and filling landfills across the world has attracted much global attention of late. With stories of plastic washing up on beaches and plastic bags reaching the deepest depths of the ocean, consumers and travelers need a better understanding of how to avoid using plastic. We all want to be … [Read more…]

Scratching salon opens in Croatia

The saying “an itch you can’t scratch” has finally met its match. Literally. In the Croatian capital of Zagreb, you can go to an actual “scratching salon,” where you’ll relax to the soothing sensation of a full-body scratching. This month, Češkaonica, which translates to “the scratching salon” in English, opened to the public, promising to … [Read more…]

8 essential types of dim sum to eat in Hong Kong

If there’s one meal to eat in Hong Kong, it has to be dim sum. Often mistaken to just mean dumplings, dim sum is actually a selection of small dishes commonly eaten at breakfast or lunch and is best shared among a large group of family and friends. A general rule is that two and … [Read more…]

The best places in America to try forest bathing

Let’s get something straight: Forest bathing is not a simple walk in the woods. Because let’s be honest, most of us when going for a stroll through the forest bring our phones along so we can document the whole thing, and maybe send some “look how I’m communing with nature” selfies to our friends. Forest … [Read more…]

The most famous works of I.M. Pei

One of the most influential architects of all time, I.M. Pei passed away on Thursday at 102 years old, leaving behind a legacy that won’t soon be forgotten. The Chinese-born architect was responsible for some of the world’s most famous and widely recognized pieces of modern architecture, and you may have marveled at some of … [Read more…]

Denver decriminalizing mushrooms

The rising national movement against drug prohibition took a major step forward on May 7. Voters in Denver, Colorado, narrowly passed a measure to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms — effectively making them law enforcement’s lowest priority in the city. Signs around proclaiming support for Initiative 301, or I-301 as it became known, were an increasingly common … [Read more…]

Lesser-known Hong Kong street food

Hong Kong’s history with street food dates back to when it was just a fishing village, long before it was a financial center. By the early 1900s, quick and affordable meals served from small stalls lined the streets. It thrived through the decades, despite licenses and government regulations in the mid-20th century. Today, there are … [Read more…]

Airbnb’s trending summer travel

A good way to know the under-the-radar destinations that are trending this year is to look at Airbnb’s booking data for this summer (between June 1 and September 2). The accommodation-sharing service is so incredibly popular that it’s in a unique position to show which destinations are piquing people’s interest, from China to Puerto Rico. … [Read more…]

Spice Bus from ‘Spice World’ Airbnb

Spice Girls fans can finally relive the ‘90s the way they’ve always wanted — by staying in the actual Spice Bus from the 1997 “Spice World” movie. Suzanne Goley, a Spice Girls superfan, has converted the bus into a liveable, sleek apartment, and it’s now available for booking on Airbnb. The British-flag-painted bus sleeps three … [Read more…]

Where to travel in July

July is like the Cheesecake Factory menu of travel months. Everything just looks big and bright and delicious, and you’ll make the poor waiter come back four times because the options are just so overwhelming. While we can’t help you decide between the Factory Burrito and Evelyn’s Favorite Pasta, we can offer you up our … [Read more…]