Our Picks for the Quarter, Fall Edition

It’s that time again… In-between relocating our lives, meeting with friends and having spotty wifi connection, we have been speaking with fellow travelers and researching places on our “wish list”. It is without further ado that we introduce our top picks for this Autumn’s quarter. Obviously, there is a...

A Tour of Yinchuan, China

Yinchuan, China was the initial city we moved to back in 2011. Although I had backpacked through Western China a few years prior, Ningxia province was like nothing I had experienced before. Arid, and with a strong atmosphere all it’s own, we used our time there to chow down...

Apps you should never travel without

How tech has changed the way we travel… In 2008, when I was still bleary-eyed from my flight to Beijing, I navigated to my hostel through the basic Chinese I had learned via the language CD set, Earworms (which I still swear by to this day). Looking at my...

A charming getaway in Gran Canaria

What do you think of when I say Gran Canaria? If you’re from Europe, I daresay the words “forests”, “charming towns with sidewalk cafes and live music”, “lush valleys dotted with vineyards” are not first to your lips. However, you would be mistaken to overlook this gem, and we...

Around the world with Sasha & Vincent

Traveling couple Sasha and Vincent tell us their colorful back stories, how they met and what have been the most rewarding travel experiences to date. Be sure to follow their continuing adventures by visiting their: Website: www.moganddogtravels.com Instagram: @moganddogtravels and Jewellery instagram: @bitchesofbling   RareJaunt: What started you on...

Four Nights in Costa Rica

by Michael Shevlane.     We peered into the thick fog, trying to see the car in front of us and hoping nobody ahead braked suddenly. We had been in Costa Rica an hour or two, and we were understanding the “cloud” in cloud forest, as we made our...

Tony’s most memorable travel moments…

This week’s Featured Traveler is someone with a lot of life experience: Mel’s father. Instead of selecting one of our many contributors for this week’s post, we wanted to mix it up a bit. Tony S. is a world traveler, who enjoys nothing more than a good book on...