Where squatting meets art at Ljubljana’s Metelkova

What do you get when you take away societal norms and merge like-minded individuals with art, music and an entire underground scene that can go entirely unnoticed to people should they not walk down Metelkova 3 Street in Ljubljana, the capital of the tiny Central European country of Slovenia? Answer: Metelkova. Located a quick walk fromContinue reading “Where squatting meets art at Ljubljana’s Metelkova”

Escape of the Week: the Church of Bones

What to do with exhumed skeletons of more than 14,000 bodies from the time of the Black Plague? For woodcarver František Rint, the grisly task was his to handle the bones nearly 300 years after a half-blind monk unearthed them. The result? The Sedlec Ossuary, or the Church of Bones. Located about an hour train rideContinue reading “Escape of the Week: the Church of Bones”

Escape of the Week: Tel Aviv’s street art in photos

Street art in Tel Aviv is alive and well — something I learned recently on my tour with Mekomy and the start-up’s founder, Gilad Uziley. What I learned on the tour is that the street art scene in Tel Aviv, while it flourishes in the warehouse neighborhood of Florentin, extends well beyond this mostly rundown,Continue reading “Escape of the Week: Tel Aviv’s street art in photos”

Escape of the Week: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

It’s 4 a.m., and I am awake in my bed, heart thumping in my chest with excitement, because I know in 30 minutes, my dad will be knocking on my door, telling me to wake-up, and then I will be bounding down our creaky, carpeted steps into the kitchen to pet Flash, our black andContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware”

Escape of the Week: Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas has always held a special place in my heart. I remember the first time I ever went to Vegas, fresh off of my ninth grade year in high school. My father drove us down past Fremont Street and the glittering lights and seeing Vegas Vic welcoming visitors to town with an armContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Downtown Las Vegas”

Escape of the Week: Getting Molested at the Mud Volcano

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from travel blogger Dani Blanchette. Have you ever immersed your body in a vat of thick, chocolate pudding? Have you ever been crammed into a closet with a gaggle of almost naked strangers? Have you ever voluntarily let random foreigners rub your nether-regions in front of a tourContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Getting Molested at the Mud Volcano”

Escape of the Week: Udawalawae National Park, Sri Lanka

The sunrise in Sri Lanka casts a pink and orange glow across the peach dirt, warming me despite the slight chill in the air. In front of the guest house we’ve stayed at, there are two larger-than-life Jeeps, with their sides and roof ripped off and rows of plastic benches replacing the normal seats. We’reContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Udawalawae National Park, Sri Lanka”

Escape of the week: Tokyo’s Mount Takao

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ian at BorderlessTravel.com Escaping the city for lush green forests, temples, and hiking is surprisingly easy for people living or visiting Tokyo.  Located on the outskirts of Tokyo’s bustling metropolis sits mount Takao, a natural recreation area providing an excellent escape for nature lovers. Sushi, shopping andContinue reading “Escape of the week: Tokyo’s Mount Takao”

Escape of the Week: the ghost town of Nelson, Nevada

It’s a long, mountain-framed drive to arrive at the ghost town of Nelson, Nevada, just outside of Las Vegas. This tiny, dusty town  is about a 40 minute drive from the sensory-overload of Sin City, and a gorgeous spot to simply breathe in the fresh air and spy relics from a bygone era when miningContinue reading “Escape of the Week: the ghost town of Nelson, Nevada”

Escape of the Week: La Boqueria Mercat in Barcelona

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by travel blogger Nic Freeman. Strolling through the bustling La Boqueria Mercat in Barcelona is a bit like falling down a Spanish rabbit hole into a vibrant, food-filled wonderland: once there, your senses become saturated and you are led on a journey of delights, adventures, bizarre encounters and cultural quirks. Also known asContinue reading “Escape of the Week: La Boqueria Mercat in Barcelona”