Solo Travel: The Pros and Cons

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What are the pros and cons of solo travel? Expert JoAnna Haugen weighs in on the reasons why (and why not) traveling alone may be for you.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Safety and Security Tips to Know Before You Go

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There’s no reason to fear traveling around Sub-Saharan Africa, but it is important to be aware of some of the unique situations and challenges. JoAnna Haugen offers expert advice on how to enjoy your trip safely.

All-Inclusive Resorts and Indie Travel: Is It Possible?

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Have you ever been tempted by an all-inclusive vacation package but afraid you’d lose your independent traveler cred if you went on a trip like that? This article by JoAnna Haugen may help you see that while there are some drawbacks to vacation packages, there are some serious perks, too – even for indie travelers.

Tapping into the Traditions of the Cook Islands

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Cook Islands may be a bit off the beaten tourist trail, but JoAnna Haugen notes that, for those travelers who make the time to visit, they’ll not only be treated to an array of traditions but an open invitation to take part in them as well.

Seven Culinary Experiences Not to Miss in Switzerland

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Foodies may search wide and far for the perfect culinary excursions, but when they travel to Switzerland, they’ll find plenty of gastronomic delights. Whether travelers are on the hunt for wine, chocolate, cheese or other local specialties, JoAnna Haugen provides insight into what makes Swiss food special and where visitors to the country can find the perfect foodie experience.

How to Tell Which Virgin Island is Right for You

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The Caribbean Islands aren’t all created equal. JoAnna Haugen helps you figure out which of the many Virgin Islands would most appeal to you.

Eat (and Drink!) Your Way Around Las Vegas

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Itching for Italian, craving Chinese or desperate for dessert? In Las Vegas, you can find it all … and much, much more. WhyGo Las Vegas editor JoAnna Haugen takes you on a tour of Sin City’s most iconic dining experiences.

Six Things You’ll Find on a Vacation in Jamaica

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Heading to Jamaica? JoAnna Haugen lets you in on six things you’re sure to encounter on this Caribbean island.

10 Reasons to Travel to Las Vegas Now

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Las Vegas: Home to world-class chefs, fabulous entertainment and wild nightclubs but also ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and families. Whether you’ve been to Las Vegas before or you haven’t gone yet, WhyGo Las Vegas writer JoAnna Haugen gives you 10 good reasons why you should visit Sin City now.

Cultural Tourism: Does it Help or Exploit Local Communities?

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Is cultural tourism a way to preserve indigenous cultures or does it simply exploit traditions for the sake of tourist dollars? JoAnna Haugen explores the fine line this type of tourism walks when travelers seek out opportunities to learn about the local culture.