Events & Festivals

TEDxBerkeley 2015 Embraces Compassion, Connection & Wisdom

TEDxBerkeley 2015 Embraces Compassion, Connection & Wisdom

by Renee Blodgett on Mar 28, 2015

For this year's TEDxBerkeley's event whose theme was Compassion, Connection and Wisdom, over 2,000 attendees showed up to hear 57 speakers and performers at the University of Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall on February 28. Below are highlights from some of our thought ...

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Luxury Sipping & Eating at Carmel’s GourmetFest 2015

Luxury Sipping & Eating at Carmel's GourmetFest 2015

by Marcia Gagliardi on Mar 28, 2015

Chef Olivier Roellinger at his outdoor cooking demo.  . Chef Michel Bras helping to plate chef Francis Wolf’s dish at the Taste of France luncheon. L’endive farcie, parfum de truffes, by Michel Bras. The electric Ernst Loosen at his Mosel tasting and talk. Bonjour, ...

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Paul Theroux Speaks at India’s Jaipur Literature Festival

Paul Theroux Speaks at India's Jaipur Literature Festival

by Mariellen Ward on Mar 27, 2015

Travel Writer Paul Theroux at the Jaipur Literature Festival. MY LONG TIME DREAM to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival came true this year. I pitched Conde Nast Traveller India on interviews with Eat, Pray, Love‘s Elizabeth Gilbert and travel writer Paul Theroux, ...

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DENT 2015, Where Passion, Innovation & Authentic Disruption Meet

DENT 2015, Where Passion, Innovation & Authentic Disruption Meet

by Renee Blodgett on Mar 26, 2015

I rarely fly Southwest Airlines, not because I’m not a fan, but largely because they don’t fly direct to most of the locations I travel to regularly. There are a couple of exceptions every year of course, Austin, Las Vegas ...

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The Ancestral Slaughtering of Pigs in Spain’s Soria

The Ancestral Slaughtering of Pigs in Spain's Soria

by Susan McKee on Mar 24, 2015

  The slaughter and butchering of a pig is may not be at the top of every tourist’s must see list, but the “slaughter weekends” represent a celebration of the role the porker plays in the Spanish diet. In the heart of ...

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North America

4 Pizza Spots to Hit in Chicago

4 Pizza Spots to Hit in Chicago

by Jessica Festa on Mar 29, 2015

Big cities are often known for a special local dish, and Chicago’s specialty is ...

Women on Motorcycles are Changing Culture & Opinion

Women on Motorcycles are Changing Culture & Opinion

by Jessica Festa on Mar 28, 2015

Whether it’s for freedom, adventure, spiritual experience, confidence, independence, or community, women are taking ...

Europe

Unique Travel Excursions & Lodging Beyond Belfast

Unique Travel Excursions & Lodging Beyond Belfast

by Sherry Ott on Mar 30, 2015

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – a fun Northern Ireland attraction Belfast is one of the up ...

Portugal Travel: The Artisanal Guide To The Azores

Portugal Travel: The Artisanal Guide To The Azores

by Jessica Festa on Mar 29, 2015

While there’s much to explore in the Azores — hiking, bird watching, surfing, UNESCO ...

Lodging

Unique Travel Excursions & Lodging Beyond Belfast

Unique Travel Excursions & Lodging Beyond Belfast

by Sherry Ott on Mar 30, 2015

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – a fun Northern Ireland attraction Belfast is one of the up and coming destinations that seems to be gracing many ‘must visit’ lists . Yet as great and gritty as Belfast is, don’t stop there, keep going ...

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Lodging and Culture in Historical Old Montréal

Lodging and Culture in Historical Old Montréal

by Robert Schrader on Mar 22, 2015

The first time I visited Montréal, I was shocked by how modern it was. I’d pictured a somewhat contemporary city in my head, of course, but I’d imagined the sleek skyscrapers and mid-century midrises would be dotted amid French-colonial buildings ...

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6 Fun Retreats for a Mixture of Wellness, Yoga & Adventure

6 Fun Retreats for a Mixture of Wellness, Yoga & Adventure

by Jessica Festa on Mar 18, 2015

2) Green Yoga & Permaculture (Guatemala) Journey to sacred Mayan land in San Marcos La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala for a yoga and immersive live experience that will change the way you see the world around you. Live off-the-grid and stay in ...

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How To Have Fun in Asia Using Airbnb

How To Have Fun in Asia Using Airbnb

by Jessica Festa on Mar 02, 2015

Eight months ago, my fiancée, Jacque, and I left home to tour the world, starting in Cambodia. We were over 30, unemployed, clueless and out of place. We knew only one thing for certain: staying in hostels and guesthouses was ...

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The STAY, EAT & DO Guide for New Orleans

The STAY, EAT & DO Guide for New Orleans

by Megan McDonough on Feb 07, 2015

New Orleans was every bit as magnificent as I hoped. While I’m sure it would be pretty memorable to explore NOLA during Mardi Gras, I’m actually really happy that my first visit was during a relatively quiet week in early ...

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Arts

Paul Theroux Speaks at India’s Jaipur Literature Festival

Paul Theroux Speaks at India's Jaipur Literature Festival

by Mariellen Ward on Mar 27, 2015

Travel Writer Paul Theroux at the Jaipur Literature Festival. MY LONG TIME DREAM to attend the ...

Music Lover Must List For San Francisco Travelers

Music Lover Must List For San Francisco Travelers

by Jessica Festa on Mar 26, 2015

In the 1960s and ’70s, San Francisco became popular for its unique combination of ...

Food/Wine

Get Adventurous with Snake Wine & Catpoochino in Indonesia & Vietnam

Get Adventurous with Snake Wine & Catpoochino in Indonesia & Vietnam

by Carol Rolnick on Mar 30, 2015

Luwak eating coffee berries Part of the fun of traveling is to experience new foods ...

4 Pizza Spots to Hit in Chicago

4 Pizza Spots to Hit in Chicago

by Jessica Festa on Mar 29, 2015

Big cities are often known for a special local dish, and Chicago’s specialty is ...

Asia

Get Adventurous with Snake Wine & Catpoochino in Indonesia & Vietnam

Get Adventurous with Snake Wine & Catpoochino in Indonesia & Vietnam

by Carol Rolnick on Mar 30, 2015

Luwak eating coffee berries Part of the fun of traveling is to experience new foods ...

Paul Theroux Speaks at India’s Jaipur Literature Festival

Paul Theroux Speaks at India's Jaipur Literature Festival

by Mariellen Ward on Mar 27, 2015

Travel Writer Paul Theroux at the Jaipur Literature Festival. MY LONG TIME DREAM to attend the ...

Pacific

Adventure Travel Seekers: Head to Wollongong, the Happiest Place in Australia

Adventure Travel Seekers: Head to Wollongong, the Happiest Place in Australia

by Jessica Festa on Mar 27, 2015

Located just 52 miles south of Sydney, Wollongong or “The Gong” as it’s affectionately ...

In and Around Australia’s Surfers Paradise

In and Around Australia's Surfers Paradise

by Robert Schrader on Mar 09, 2015

With a name like “Surfers Paradise,” its difficult to imagine wanting to leave the ...

Products

3 Useful & Must Have Gadgets for the Travel Photographer

3 Useful & Must Have Gadgets for the Travel Photographer

by Rich Laburn on Mar 30, 2015

Traveling in nature and being out in the wilderness is a life changing experience for most. But, for photographers, it can be the experience of a lifetime, especially if they're in the middle of untamed territory or shooting wildlife on ...

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The Pros of a Selfie Stick for the Avid Traveler

The Pros of a Selfie Stick for the Avid Traveler

by Jessica Festa on Mar 28, 2015

The selfie stick has been getting a bad rap. Not only is it now officially banned in many major museums around the world to help keep collections safe and disruptions to a minimum, but the New York Post called it ...

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Testing the Adisi Tent in Taiwan

Testing the Adisi Tent in Taiwan

by MJ Klein on Mar 26, 2015

Our latest camping adventure in Taiwan was in Guoxing where we used a brand named Adisi, which is a Taiwanese home grown brand. The tent structure remains attached to the quick-setup frame, so you don’t have to take it down. These very clever joints ...

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Gadget Design Trends are a’ Changin’!

Gadget Design Trends are a' Changin'!

by Tom Foremski on Mar 19, 2015

Intel Free Press began to notice that square designs are becoming too square and the world is moving to rounded shapes for its wearables and other gizmos... (Why can't we have triangular?) Take a casual survey of personal technology and electronics ...

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How Robots Becoming More Integrated In Our Lives

How Robots Becoming More Integrated In Our Lives

by Michael Tchong on Jan 27, 2015

In 2007, David Levy an artificial intelligence researcher at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands, speculated that we would be marrying robots by 2050, and that Massachusetts would be the first state to allow it. While you may smirk in disbelief at ...

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South America

The Adventure & Cultural Guide In & Around Medellin Colombia

The Adventure & Cultural Guide In & Around Medellin Colombia

by Jessica Festa on Feb 24, 2015

Once touted as the world’s most dangerous city, Colombia‘s Medellin today is one travelers ...

Things to do in São Paulo Brazil

Things to do in São Paulo Brazil

by Robert Schrader on Feb 20, 2015

  São Paulo, Brazil is one of the largest cities in the world, with a ...

Central America

6 Fun Retreats for a Mixture of Wellness, Yoga & Adventure

6 Fun Retreats for a Mixture of Wellness, Yoga & Adventure

by Jessica Festa on Mar 18, 2015

2) Green Yoga & Permaculture (Guatemala) Journey to sacred Mayan land in San Marcos La ...

Language in a Life of Perpetual Travel

Language in a Life of Perpetual Travel

by Lainie Liberti on Jan 14, 2015

The water drops glistened like a peeled grape in the early morning Guatemala sun. ...

Africa

Negotiating Experience in Nairobi Kenya

Negotiating Experience in Nairobi Kenya

by Harriet Constable on Mar 30, 2015

In early March, a light breeze rippled through the trees surrounding Nairobi Kenyatta airport ...

Joburg’s Maboneng, An Urban and Cultural Overhaul

Joburg's Maboneng, An Urban and Cultural Overhaul

by Harriet Constable on Mar 22, 2015

“Be careful” – the two words always uttered when you tell someone who has ...

Green

Learning How Aloe Vera Works Wonders at a Curaçao Plantation

Learning How Aloe Vera Works Wonders at a Curaçao Plantation

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 19, 2014

If you read We Blog the World often enough, you know that we're huge ...

Learn How To Be A Responsible Traveler: Top Blogs That Share Best Practices

Learn How To Be A Responsible Traveler: Top Blogs That Share Best Practices

by Jessica Festa on Nov 25, 2014

  Few things in life are more exciting and rewarding than international travel. Travel opens ...

 

Renee’s Voice

Transitions: Reflections From the Urban Bronx to Rural Virginia

Transitions: Reflections From the Urban Bronx to Rural Virginia

by Renee Blodgett on Mar 24, 2015

Preparing oneself mentally for leaving America's East Coast and its ...

Curaçao Cliffs, Waves & Oh So Quiet Moments…

Curaçao Cliffs, Waves & Oh So Quiet Moments...

by Renee Blodgett on Dec 17, 2014

The views are breathtaking and despite the fact that I ...

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