Tag: Safety

  • The pros and cons of traveling in winter

    The pros and cons of traveling in winter

    I’m an outspoken proponent of off-season travel, but there’s off-season travel and there’s OFF-SEASON travel. The middle of winter tends to be pretty dead when it comes to tourism in the Northern Hemisphere because no one wants to be out and about when it’s below zero outside. But traveling in winter is not all bad.…

  • LGBT-friendly travel: The best cities in the world to be queer

    LGBT-friendly travel: The best cities in the world to be queer

    There are a lot of countries around the world where being gay is widely accepted. But there are only some cities that feel like a year-round pride parade. These cities are progressive, fun, and great for couples or singles looking to immerse themselves in the local gay culture. Here are the best destinations for LGBT-friendly…

  • Travel things we’re not fucking with after this pandemic

    Travel things we’re not fucking with after this pandemic

    Even after half a year of available vaccines, this pandemic continues to ravage entire countries and shut down cities. Aside from testing our resilience and sanity, this shit is really starting to wear down our patience. Travel, in particular, may never be the same again. Which is why we need to adjust our travel habits…

  • Travel rewind: Fear and rapture in Israel and Palestine

    Travel rewind: Fear and rapture in Israel and Palestine

    You never know when the vacation you’re most afraid of will end up being one of your favorites. Israel was never high on my list of places to visit, but my now-fiancée Steph was hellbent on taking me. Looking back on it, it probably wasn’t the best idea to visit during a high-profile event like…

  • Finding the helpers during the coronavirus crisis

    Finding the helpers during the coronavirus crisis

    Over the past couple of weeks, life has come to a standstill as the world tries to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. My therapist recently told me I should spend more time reading positive world news instead of drowning in panic by following only the dramatic developments of virus. I know there’s a lot of…

  • Should you travel during the coronavirus pandemic?

    Should you travel during the coronavirus pandemic?

    I can’t tell you the number of search engine visits I’ve been getting per day from people asking “is it safe to go to Iceland with coronavirus,” “can you still travel in the Czech Republic during the coronavirus?” If you’re looking for guidance about whether or not you should travel during the coronavirus pandemic, the…