Earlier in the evening, when the bus from Kaza pulled in at Khibber (the second highest motorable village in the world nestled in Spiti Valley at about 14,000 ft.), the driver offered to help find me a place to stay for the night. But before he could proceed to tell me about his friend’s very comfortable homestay, I had jumped down the cluttered stairs with my backpack and shamelessly asked the woman with the egg crates and a green plastic cycle if I could stay with her for the night.
The American electorate is fresh from the third presidential debate and weeks away from the most contentious election season in recent history. In this time of political chaos, though, it’s important to recognize two things. One, that this presidential contest is not the first contentious one. Two, that this isn’t the first time the United States has seen protest and civil unrest.
Unlike other museums, the interactive elements at the The Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) in Atlanta, Georgia, are never cheesy or distracting – they are built into the experience.
I had never been to LA before, but one thing I learned about the city right away is that getting anywhere is unbelievably difficult and expensive. After LA, I will never complain about Boston’s five cent subway fare hike ever again. Luckily, there was lots to do in and around campus. If you’re as stingy with your Ubers as I am, check out my comprehensive college tour of the Loyola Marymount University.
Bookworms love their libraries. They love how it smells of paper and print, and they love gazing at the book shelves – flipping through the pages of one book to another as if they found real paradise. Nerds on a trip are addicted to placing a famous library on their itinerary – so here is a list of some of the best libraries across the globe compiled by a few fellow equally passionate travel-nerds.
Here are a few things that will make any road trip less miserable — because, if we’re honest with ourselves, they’re only fun for a maximum of three hours.
Malaysia, located in southeast Asia, is split into two parts, separated by a stretch of ocean. The western part shares a border with Thailand, while the eastern part sits on the island of Borneo, which it shares with Indonesia and Brunei. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is located in the western part. There is so much in Malaysia to explore, from east to west, city to jungle. Until I can go, I can only dream about the reasons I want to.
Traveling solo has always been a dream for me and my trip to Bali not only made that possible but unfolded many chapters of my life, which I was unaware of. It has made me learn and evolve as a more confident individual, made me value the things I possess and helped me earn a lot more respect for my own self.
If you’re ever in Boston and find yourself near BU, don’t turn around and head back downtown – check off some of the sights, eats, and events featured here on StreetTrotter’s comprehensive Boston University College Tour.
I grew up outside Boston, which means I grew up enjoying access to a wealth of art. Now that I go to school in Boston, I have revisited the art museums my father introduced me to in childhood and discovered even more to love about them. Here’s my guide, and my loving homage, to the three major art museums of Boston.
I am a wild child, craving constantly for the wilderness. The woods are my soul place, and sleeping in a tent or a rugged cabin is often what I yearn to call home. And that’s why every summer in Boston – calls for a camping trip.
The “Golden Triangle of Art” in Madrid’s city center is formed by three museums: the Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. Each museum in the Golden Triangle provides a different and fascinating look at Spanish art and art in general, and this guide will help you navigate them.
One weekend in August 2015, my friend Gracie brought me to Nantucket as her official family vacation tagalong. Nantucket is a small, comma-shaped island off the coast of Massachusetts, situated to the east of Martha’s Vineyard.
The streets of Montréal are occupied by more than just people. Downtown, public art abounds. The artists tasked with decorating the city eschewed conventionality and used their highly visible position to satirize, provide solace, and to make viewers consider deep questions. Here are a few of our favorite pieces of public art in downtown Montréal and where to find them.
Bali being a popular tourist destination across the globe – as a couple who didn’t have a plan in place and no one to take suggestions from, there is a lot about this island that we learnt on our own – some bits with good experinces, and some with bad ones. And because we don’t want you to fall in all the touristy traps as we did – we charted out an essential Bali guide for you from our very own do’s and don’t diary…
But just in case you are anxious whether Israel is a dangerous place for traveling – NO, it is not dangerous. It is safe to travel around this Middle Eastern country. And although it is helpful to read about your destination before reaching, and there is nothing wrong in being aware of the typical Guided Tours Israel travel tips to keep you safe during your stay in the foreign land.