Travel stories


New Year’s Eve in New York City 59

A Holiday Tradition, of Sorts by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder New Year’s Eve is a holiday meant to be shared — with friends, lovers, and other drunks. You say farewell to the old year and ring in the new with solemn wishes, unattainable resolutions, and lots of champagne. […]

New Year's Eve in Times Square: like climbing Everest

Before the trip Downtown

Disneyland for Adults? 4

It’s a Downtown Stakeout by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder Once upon a time, near an inland empire far, far away, the mouse that roared (and sang and danced) got its own amusement park. The result — Disneyland — changed the face of Anaheim, California, forever. Back then, Orange […]


China: From the Mainland to Macau 2

A Study in Contrasts by Mark H. Bloom On Mainland China, which I like to call “The Land of Big Uncle,” it’s common to see a row of cameras over the highway. Travel, you see, is restricted. I was told a Chinese national isn’t allowed to go from Shenzhen to […]

Mark in Macau: suddenly, color was everywhere

Mark visits Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest Means More Than Beer

Beware the Law of Gravity by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder   In honor of Oktoberfest — that most German of all festivals — I bring you the following true story. It reflects my personal preference for German beer. Contrary to popular belief, as is sometimes illustrated in these […]


How Travel Is The Classroom

By Daniel Noll By Travel: the ultimate experiential learning environment? I recently came across an article about experiential learning that featured a list entitled 12 Things You Might Not Have Learned in the Classroom . The principles were adapted… Related posts: Maximize Your Bhutan Adventure Travel with Reputable Travel Agents […]


I went there so you didn't have to

Size Matters 2

And Other Myths About Waterfalls by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder When it comes to waterfalls, I have one question: Does size really matter? The best waterfalls, in my opinion, are those you stumble upon in remote areas. On the Road to Hana in Maui, for example, you encounter […]


The Trip from Hell

Hell Is Closer Than You Think by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder I’ve been to Hell, and there’s not that much to it, really. The serrated volcanic rocks are still there, providing an overall sense of desolation, but the stench of sulfur has been replaced by a refreshing ocean […]

Is Hell scary? Hardly.

Best Roadtrip Movies Ever

To celebrate the release of Tammy we are taking a look at the best roadtrip movies ever! After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother. Tammy starring Melissa… Related posts: 8 movies that inspire travel Films that […]


48 Hours in York, North Yorkshire, England- Travel Guide 1

48 Hours in York, North Yorkshire, England! All eyes were on Yorkshire this weekend as ‘God’s Own County’ played host to the 2014 Tour de France. We took a whirlwind trip to York in the heart of North Yorkshire to bring you all the greatest things to… Related posts: Maximize […]


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10 travel Instagram accounts you should follow

Instagram your way around the world By Marta López   Mobile phones have become one of the best travel mates for many photographers, bloggers and intrepid travellers. It´s all about being creative and playing around with the images to get the best result ever! In this sense, it seems like […]