booq Boa Flow: The Uber-Backpack for Flashpackers Looking to Carry It All

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. We’ve been loving booq’s sleek backpacks for years now. And we really dug the Boa Flow backpack way, way back in 2009 (was the internet even around then?). Now, booq’s completely reswizzled the popular bag to be bigger, better and stronger. The Skinny…

The Newest Airline with Checked Baggage Fees Goes North of the Border

Now and then we have shared some praise for the planes and people over at Porter Airlines, but today we’ve got a little bit of bad news. Plenty of the in-flight freebies and customer service are still there, but it looks like bringing that bag along is going to cost you—and it’s a first for carriers up in Canada. Baggage fees have crossed the border, and Porter Airlines is the first carrier to start implementing them on routes within Canada. Domestic travelers will have…

30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Italy

Italy is one of only a few countries I’ve returned to multiple times, an honor also bestowed upon Thailand, Israel and India. As is the case with the other countries on this list, I consider Italy to be one of my favorite places in the world. I am, of course, not unique in this regard, although I would like to…

Lesser Known Destinations for Your Next South American Trip

Southern America is well known for having a lot of cool beaches and no one can deny that these places deserve such reputation. There are surely a lot of stops here that will leave you in awe due to the sheer beauty of the place. Needless to say, there are lesser known destinations which should also gain attention. Although it would be great to drop by destinations that tourists are raving about, it would also be awesome to drop by those lesser known …

96 Hours of Michelin in Copenhagen

The Standard, a waterfront dining location containing one of Copenhagen’s newest Michelin-starred restaurants, Studio.Copenhagen is one of the most Michelin-starred cities in the world, laying claim to 17 Michelin stars held by 15 of its restaurants. Given Copenhagen’s small size, most of its Michelin-starred restaurants are easy to get to, and many can be reached with a short walk. What makes Copenhagen’s Michelin-starred restaurants unique is that many of them serve the New Nordic Cuisine and use ingredients exclusive to this area of the world. Reservations at Copenhagen’s most famous two Michelin-…

10 Top Copenhagen Experiences

Copenhagen’s colorful Nyhavn.Copenhagen is Denmark’s capital city, the residence of the Danish royal family, and Denmark’s most popular travel destination. There is a long list of things to do in Copenhagen, which is why we devoted four full days to the city. Copenhagen has palaces, churches, and museums galore. With so many attractions that will appeal to a variety of travelers, …

To Surf and Sand in Sayulita, Mexico

To Surf and Sand in Sayulita, Mexico Tomorrow we will be sinking our toes in the sand on the beaches of Sayulita, a coastal village located about 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Every trip we take with our little ones teaches us something new. We are continuously learning what works and, more importantly, what does not work when traveling with a toddler and infant. Using this knowledge, we’re approaching this trip differently. We don’t have much planned …

Buenos días from Sayulita, Mexico!

Hola from sunny Sayulita, Mexico! When we initially told people we were traveling to Sayulita we received three types of comments: (1) where the heck is Sayulita? (2) Mexico in May, are you crazy?, and (3) you’re going to love it there! We first learned of this dusty beach town a few years ago…

Lesson Learned: Three days is not enough for Istanbul

Purple Travel Official Blog | Latest Holiday News It turns out March in Istanbul is the perfect time to visit. Actually, scratch that, I would say anytime is the perfect time to go. No wonder it’s been named the best destination to visit in 2014. Living in Athens, it was an easy trip for me and my friend across the Aegean for three […] The post Lesson Learned: Three

7 Useful Tips When Traveling With Kids

Traveling seems to be one of the best activities to do when you have time but you have to be prepared for almost anything when you are on a trip especially when the kids are going with you. Any parent can attest that it can be such a trying experience to keep the little ones occupied and happy for the duration of the trip. An unhappy child can be such a trial but there are some things that you can keep in mind when you…

Travel Like a Local: Explore a College Campus

There’s something special about a college town. Every one I’ve visited has a unique atmosphere, and I’ve always been able to find interesting, affordable restaurants, friendly people and fun things to see and do in college towns….Read Full Post

Stories, Maps, and Lanes: 3 New Google Features for Travelers

Every vacation has a story, but why is it so hard to tell it? Pictures alone rarely do it justice. Yet writing a narrative about making a wrong turn or spending eight hours lost in a city is probably too unwieldy for most readers. Enter Google+ Stories, a new tool within the Google+ app that was created specifically with trip-sharing in mind. We’re excited that it covers everything from documentation to editing to social posting, and we can’t say we’re all that surprised. With Uber integration …

The Big Problem With Internet and Phones in Japan

Japan has a reputation as the technological mecca of the world, so it surprised me to learn, when I was researching my trip there, that it was impossible for foreigners to buy SIM cards in Japan. Worse, I discovered, was that public Wi-Fi was not as ubiquitous in Japan…

29 Things You Didn’t Know About Train Travel in Europe

Did you know that… 1) There’s a Paddington Bear statue to be found in London’s Paddington Station. 2) Across the road from Gare Montparnasse you can skyrocket up to the 59th floor for the best view of Paris as the sun sets behind the Eiffel Tower. 3) There’s an underground city beneath the station at Bremen 4…