12 Quirky Homestays For An Offbeat Trip [Photos]

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Experiencing culture is a focus for many travelers, and what better way to become immersed in your destination than to stay in the homes of locals? We know. How about staying in one or more of our picks for quirky, […]

Notes On Realizing What’s Important In Life

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger – Buddha I recently started attending a meditation class called “Soup and Serenity” on Wednesday afternoons at Dipamkara Meditation Center in Port Jefferson, New York. […]

Video: Remembering My First Dose Of Culture Shock (And What I Learned From It)

Have you experienced culture shock? My first dose of culture shock isn’t something that I look back on with disdain. In fact, I’m thankful for these moments of discomfort and learning, which often lead to a transformative travel experience. Think […]

Offbeat Thailand: Amazing Ways To Experience Chiang Mai Beyond The Guidebook


During our round-the-world trip, my boyfriend and I routinely played a game where you had to choose the top three places you’d live if you could. We ingeniously called it “Where Would You Live?” The list would always change (Koh […]

Solo Travel, Local Culture And Going Beyond The Guidebook In Thailand


Looking to travel to Thailand? Thailand expert and editor of One Weird Globe Chris Backe shares his knowledge of the country with advice and recommendations on how to travel on a budget, immerse yourself in local culture and go beyond […]