Last year, Condé Nast Traveler named Lisbon the most underrated city in Europe. It won't stay that way for long.
It's hard not to compare Barcelona and Madrid—as the two biggest cities in Spain they share many similarities, but what stood out most to me were their differences.
Madrid is a warm, captivating city that I've only just begun to explore, but I can already say me encanta.
I've never been more proud to be Texan.
As a third culture kid, I learned to be comfortable being uncomfortable.
You're never truly alone.
I remember the moment I fell in love with Taipei.
Siem Reap is charming, but the overload of tourists brought out my inner cynic.
No wi-fi. No air-conditioning. Few bathrooms had flushing toilets. But one look at the turquoise water and I thought, if this is roughing it, then so be it.
The energy in Phnom Penh is electric.
Although known for its rich history during the Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh City has an under-appreciated creative side.
Words can't describe how beautiful Hoi An, Vietnam is.
First impressions aren't everything.
Travelers talk about Pai like it's the holy grail of backpacking in Thailand.
You don't really know Chiang Mai until you get lost here.
Bangkok comes alive at night.
Backpacking is about more than just traveling; it's about the people you meet along the way.