Hostels come in all shapes and sizes with varying amenities. After a year of round-the-world travel, Adam Seper is comfortable declaring which 8 amenities separate the great hostels from the so-so hostels.
Jill Nawrocki has hitch-hiked throughout Southern Africa and believes it is one of the best ways to get around the region. She'll tell you what you need to do, what you should bring along for the ride, and how to stay safe while hitching with a stranger.
Saving up funds for a big trip can be challenging, yet people who are serious about traveling are always pulling it off. Katie Hammel has collected 28 expert ideas, and even doing just a few of these will go a long way.
Christmas is a special time of the year in many parts of the world, but it's also true that some places do it far better than others. Nellie Huang has chosen six places to consider for a unique and interesting holiday.
Expecting an aching neck from looking skyward, Kimberly Damon discovered a lot more to do at a hot air balloon festival, including getting up close and personal with a 900lb silk cow, kicking back with live music, and how to take a balloon "ride" without spending a fortune.