The 4-Ingredient Soup Czechs Can't Live Without

In an attempt to become better acquainted with my new home in Prague, I’m cooking my way through a classic Czech cookbook. This week’s dish, sauerkraut soup, is the chili con carne of the Czech kitchen, and features one of the foundational techniques of the cuisine’s culinary tradition.

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Koh Phangan: Much More than The Full Moon Party

Koh Phangan island in southern Thailand is known for being home to one of the biggest EDM festivals in the world, but what most don't know is that the island is full of healthy activities that cater to those who are looking for a fulfilling way to spend their vacation. With affordable yoga retreats, health spas, hiking trails, white sand beaches, and fantastic restaurants, Koh Phangan is the perfect spot for any traveler; party monster or not. 

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5 Things to Eat and Drink in (Southern) South America

Some of the world's most dynamic culinary traditions come from the countries that make up South America. This vast region is comprised of diverse ecosystems, impressive landscapes, and unique food cultures. Aside from the typical must-eats like ceviche in Peru and steak in Argentina, here are a few tips I picked up along my journey from Peru to Uruguay. 

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The Travel Apps I Can't Live Without

My phone has become my secret weapon while traveling solo. These tools help me make the most out of my trip, and has allowed me to experience some incredible places that I may not have otherwise found. From booking accommodation to research to transportation, these apps make me feel safer and more secure in unfamiliar places, and I’m hoping they’ll do the same for you.

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Caye Caulker: The Lobster Capital of the Caribbean

This tiny island off of the coast of Belize boasts one of the most abundant lobster populations in the Americas, and for folks in the US, it’s just a short plane ride away. Boasting the world’s biggest living coral reef, vibrant Reggae culture, and pristine beaches, this hidden gem is a perfect hideaway for both adventure seekers and those looking for a laid back vacationland.

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