Was your bar tab closer to $400 or $40? (photo via Flickr user epsos)

I got scammed abroad so you don’t have to

Five tourist scams to remember next time you travel
Jun 30, 2014
The author, with the scarf her mother bought her from a nonprofit for women with disabilities in Kazakhstan. (Photo by Marat Garafutdinov)

Ethical travel: How to shop for souvenirs with a conscience

Foreign travel wouldn’t be the same without a few souvenirs. But how you choose to spend abroad can have a huge impact on the place you’re visiting.
Jul 2, 2013
Seattle high schooler James Smith after his first plane ride took him to Guatemala on a Global Visionaries program. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

The Globalist guide to high school study abroad programs

Study abroad opportunities abound for young Seattleites who can’t wait until college to get out and explore the world.
Apr 2, 2013

Travelers’ tips for interacting with kids in the developing world

Meeting local children is often a memorable part of a visit to the developing world. But the line between helping and hurting can be tricky to navigate.
Mar 21, 2013

Sister city travel guide: Christchurch, New Zealand

Winter blues got you down? Seattle’s southern hemisphere sister city makes for a perfect February vacation destination.
Feb 21, 2013
Carry on bag

What to bring: 7 essentials for my trip to Peru

Editor’s Note: Lila was scheduled to leave early on the morning of Wednesday, January 18th – just as a huge snowstorm struck Seattle. Hyper-prepared traveler that she is, she headed to SeaTac ten hours ahead and got on to an earlier flight – slipping out of the city before the storm. As you read this, I’m […]
Jan 18, 2012