Author Archives: Ariana Ostrow

About Ariana Ostrow

Ariana Ostrow began her career in travel writing in 2008 during hertime spent living abroad in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Editor of

Madrid Culture and Customs: How to Behave in Spain

With stunning attractions that range from the breathtaking Plaza de Cibeles to the bustling Gran Via stretch of shops and restaurants, it’s easy to find a compelling reason to visit Madrid. As with any foreign country, visitors from abroad are…

How to Experience Tokyo as a Backpacker

Tokyo has long had a reputation of being one of the most expensive cities on the planet, with everything from hotels to restaurant meals being higher in price then comparable offerings elsewhere. This doesn’t mean that backpackers can’t travel here,…

What Makes Mayfair So Attractive for Tourists?

Between Royal Parks, tourist attractions, luxury shopping, theatres and entertainment, world-class dining and lavish accommodation, it’s perhaps no wonder that Mayfair is perpetually popular with tourists.

Cannes, Far from the Flash of the Film Festival

Cannes shines most brightly in May, when the famous Cannes Film Festival is going on and when the images of stars walking down the red carpet in Palais des Festivals appear worldwide. For many people, this city on the French…

22 Bizarre Facts About Thailand

Thailand can be a crazy place, but traveling while you’re there may be even crazier. If you’re traveling with children in Thailand overnight as a visitor, our recent blog post may give you some helpful tips.

Luxury Mountain Escapes

By Rich Palese When the cold of winter hits, outdoor enthusiasts bundle up and hit the slopes for an exciting weekend of skiing, snowboarding and other invigorating activities. This season, instead of curling up under the covers and hibernating, book…

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7 Travel Tools You Really Don’t Need

In-flight magazines and online shopping websites are filled with amazing travel gadgets. They’re often designed by people who love travel, and they’re created to help us overcome the obstacles that we face on our journeys. Unfortunately, some of these creations…

4 Reasons to Start Blogging About Your Travels

Exploring the world is sometimes so overwhelmingly exciting and stimulating that it’s often difficult to remember just exactly what you felt and experienced in some of those most crucial moments. Starting a travel blog however, one that simply charts your…