My City Break in Amsterdam


When visiting Europe it would be a shame not to spend a couple of days in this remarkable city. With its unique architecture, amazing art collections and a truly vivid nightlife, Amsterdam has plenty to offer all its visitors. When you are there it seems like there is never enough time to visit all the stunning locations and sites this marvelous city has to offer. So I always tend to choose several different items each time I visit just to make sure I get to soak in as much of Amsterdam as I possibly can.

A Walking Tour of the City

Amsterdam Walking Tour

This is the perfect way to start your visit. Usually when I get off the plane I prefer to move instead of just sitting around. Luckily there are numerous free walking tours of Amsterdam, and I try to pick a different one each time. With a whole array of great guides, who have different stories to tell, there is never a dull moment. All you have to do is book your tour online or by phone and decide on the date and time. It is usually up to 20 people in a group so you don’t feel overwhelmed, and the beauty is actually hearing about the city from the people who love it and live in it.

A Day at the Rijksmuseum


One of the best experiences I have ever had was visiting this magnificent museum. The sheer size and architecture of this place will leave you in awe. Just a quick note though, the lines at the entrance can be quite long, and considering the ever changing Amsterdam weather, it would be wise to pack your Go Travel pocket poncho so that you don’t get soaked. Once inside brace yourself, the amount of stunning works of art is overwhelming. From the famous Rembrandt’s auto portrait to his Night Watch, a colossal painting covering an entire wall of the museum. It will take you several hours to walk around the entire museum, but it is well worth it. After your tour you can take a break at the nearby Vondelpark, one of Amsterdam’s most relaxing locations. Or in case you haven't had your fill of art, get to the Van Gogh Museum, it is just a short walk away and you can continue to marvel at the grand artworks of the true masters.

And for Fun

If you want to experience a bit of adrenaline rush and at the same time capture some stunning views of the city you should definitely take a ride on the giant Ferris wheel at the Dam Square. There is usually a bit of a line but nothing major, and after your ride you can pay a visit to the wax museum right there at the square. You can also take a break and have a delicious meal at one of the local cafes and restaurants. Considering I have some dietary restrictions regarding gluten my favorite was the  Greenwoods Singel, a quaint little place where you can get the tastiest gluten free, vegan and vegetarian meals along with a wide array of quality local cuisine.

End Your Trip on a High Note

Waffles in Amsterdam

There is no shortage of a great night time scenes in Amsterdam, from bustling cafes to music clubs and cabarets. One of my favorite places to unwind and dance to some great live tunes is definitely the Bourbon Street Music Club on Leidsekruisstraat. This vintage jazz club with an old school feel hosts live music session seven nights a week and offers some of the best beers on tap. It is definitely worth your while. It opens its doors around 10 PM so you will have plenty of time to have a drink or two at a nearby cafe and taste some of those famous Dutch waffles. Finally, when it is all said and done and it is time to go home, take a few hours and sit by the side of one of numerous canals and just take in the unique energy of this remarkable city.

The one thing about Amsterdam I can guarantee is that it will keep inviting you back for more, and you will never run out of sights and locations to explore and discover here. Until next time, goede reis!

3 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Spain


Spain is one of the most beautiful vacation destinations in Europe. In addition to the nation's excellent food and beautiful scenery, there are plenty of great tourist attractions you have to see when you visit. Whether you go alone, with your significant other, or the whole family, there are countless sights and amazing adventures that await.

A lot of people like to take tours of the many museums where they travel. Some like to take advantage of the many beautiful, historical buildings that you can find just about everywhere you go. Others like to take excursions through natural parks and forests, and spend time outdoors. Depending on the type of experience you're looking for, here are a few attractions that can meet everyone's expectations.

 Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ( Photo by  Bernard Gagnon )

Basilica of the Sagrada Familia (Photo by Bernard Gagnon)

1.     Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

This basilica is an incredible sight to behold, regardless of your religious background. Its located in Barcelona, Spain. When you visit you can listen to an audio tour while you take a look at the breathtaking Medieval Artwork. The stunning architecture and the stained glass windows that line the basilica are unique and unlike any other basilica in the world.

If audio tours aren't your thing, you can take a private tour to get a good grasp of the history inside the building. Regardless of how you experience the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make sure you plan on taking time to really enjoy every detail; most people recommend planning to spend anywhere from two to three hours here, and there are plenty of amazing Spanish restaurants within walking distance to grab lunch or dinner after you're done.

 Museo Molinos Mazonovo  (Photo by  Tuscasasrurales )

Museo Molinos Mazonovo (Photo by Tuscasasrurales)

2.     Museo Molinos Mazonovo

Unlike many traditional museums, the Museo Molinos Mazonovo is a themed museum that adds an exciting and natural element to your historical experience. While you learn about the mills that this museum is dedicated to, you can also take in the breathtaking views of this historic place. You can take a tour that will take you over cobblestone bridges and over stone walkways that take you through beautiful forests full of streams and waterfalls. This attraction is located in Taramundi, Spain and is recommended for guests of all ages. Although it is a little out of the way it's highly recommended by everyone who goes there, as well as the bar nearby to get a bite to eat after your visit.

 Montserrat  (Photo by Antonio De Lorenzo)

Montserrat (Photo by Antonio De Lorenzo)

3.     Montserrat Tour with Tapas and Wine

This wine tasting tour is a favorite among tourists for a wide variety of reasons. Your tour starts off in Barcelona, Spain and includes transportation to the Montserrat Vineyard via a really unique train called a cogwheel railway. During your trip, you'll experience amazing views of the countryside. Guests can enjoy samples of different wines and food, including pastries and cheese. You will be able to explore the land on foot on your own or travel with a group and the guide. The area is rich in historical value and this tour is one of the most educational and relaxing options offered in all of Spain. This tour is meant to be an all-day excursion, as it takes 7 to 9 hours to complete from pick-up to drop-off.  It's certainly worth dedicating an entire day of your vacation to Montserrat.

Regardless of where you end up during your trip to Spain, you are sure to find an exciting, all-around experience full of history. Be sure to plan ahead in order to take full advantage of everything offered by this unique culture.

Top 3 - Off the Beaten Path Bucket List and Activities To Do in Costa Rica

     Costa Rican Frog (Image by  Apetitu )


Costa Rican Frog (Image by Apetitu)

Costa Rica is one of the world’s ultimate travel destinations. It has world-class scenery and nature, excellent weather, a rich culture, and some of the friendliest people imaginable.

Millions of tourists a year visit to experience these things for themselves, meaning some of the most popular areas can get very crowded in high season.

To help you get away from the crowds, here are 3 of the top ways to experience Costa Rica off the beaten track.


 Volunteer in Costa Rica

Volunteer in Costa Rica

As with many Central American countries, Costa Rica has its share of socioeconomic and environmental issues. Many of these issues are addressed mostly by the action of generous volunteers, who are willing to give up there time and energy towards helping a good cause.

The good news is, becoming a volunteer in Costa Rica is an incredibly rewarding experience for anybody willing to put in a bit of effort and try something different.

It may sound like hard work, but being a volunteer can genuinely enrich your travels massively, and people often feel it’s the best and most memorable part of their travels.

In Costa Rica, budding volunteers are lucky enough to have a huge range of options to choose from. You might want to work in animal conservation, for example assisting endangered sea turtles to breed, or you may want to focus more on social issues, by volunteering to teach English to children.

Regardless of what you choose, you are sure to have an amazing experience in an amazing setting. How could you not in such a beautiful country filled with such friendly people.

You will be able to live and work with local people, getting to know their culture, language, and customs. You will also have ample opportunity to explore the country, whether you choose to spend it on one of Costa Rica’s thousands of stunning beaches, or seeing the sights.

Surfs Up

    Surf Costa Rica  (Photo by  José Pablo Orozco Marín )


Surf Costa Rica (Photo by José Pablo Orozco Marín)

Costa Rica is one of the world’s top surfing destinations. With a name that literally translates as ‘Rich Coast’, and endless miles of pristine beaches, it probably comes as no surprise that surfers from far and wide flock to the country for epic and consistent swells.

But surfing is by no means the only sport available here that will get your adrenaline pumping, and giving them a try can be a good way to get away from the crowded beaches and towns and into nature.

The powerful rapids found all over the country’s rivers are a huge draw for fans of white water rafting. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an old pro, there are varying grades to suit all abilities.

With dozens of volcanoes dominating the landscapes of Costa Rica (don’t worry - most of them are no longer active…), as well as many mountains, all sports relating to being really high up are available here. For example, there is world-renowned rock climbing, mountain biking, and hang-gliding on offer, along with many other vertigo-inducing activities.

In short, if you’re adventurous in your choice of sports, then Costa Rica is perfect for you.


 Hike Costa Rica  (photo by )

Hike Costa Rica (photo by

Another great example of an activity you can pursue in Costa Rica is trekking. Fortunately, it’s a bit tamer than the extreme sports on offer, but it can still offer some breathtaking experiences.

The volcanoes and mountains again provide the perfect platform for any trekkers looking for mindblowing panoramic views.

Further to this, over 25% of Costa Rica’s landmass is designated as protected national parks. This is exceptionally high by international standards and illustrates just how magnificent the natural world is here.

Rainforest makes up most of this space, and the range of exotic flora and fauna inhabiting it is simply unrivaled anywhere on earth. Walking through these areas can be an ethereal experience and is highly recommended to anybody.


Costa Rica has lots to offer. This small Central American nation punches well above its weight in terms of sights and activities for travelers.

There is far more on offer here than it would be possible to fit into any vacation.

If you like the sound of Costa Rica, you should definitely consider visiting one of its geographical and cultural cousins - Cuba - to experience one of the most exciting periods of economic and cultural development of any country in the world.



10 Must-See Castles Around the World

Some of us dream of the day where our own Cinderella fairytale would come true. The one where we get to leave our ordinary lives, go live in a beautiful castle and forget about all of our responsibilities, right? Luckily, you don’t need a fairy godmother to make all your dreams come true any longer. Now, it’s as easy as one plane ticket or one train ride away!

Here are 10 must-see castles around the world.

1. Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, Wales


The 2,000-year-old castle has been renovated a number of times. As a very versatile space, the castle has been used as a Roman fort and a coal exporting port, until finally being restored into a beautiful castle. Architect William Burges remodeled the castle in 1866, transforming the enormous structure by creating gothic towers, murals, stained glass, marble, wood carvings and assigning each room it’s own theme. Some of these themes include a Mediterranean garden and Italian and Arabian styled rooms. The castle was presented to the city of Cardiff as a gift and has since been one of the city’s
largest tourist attractions.

Along with obtaining a rich history lesson, as a visitor at the Cardiff Castle, you'll be able to see breath-taking views of the city of Cardiff from the high towers scouring over the area.

2. Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland

Set in the capital of Scotland this stunning castle is sure to be the best part of your trip. It sits atop a volcanic rock (referred to as the Castle Rock), so it can be a bit of a climb to reach, but the stone walls and towers and the encapsulating view will make the climb well worth it.

The castle is the biggest attraction in the city with over a million visitors in 2013. Audio and staff-led tours are available of the historic castle in addition to fully costumed reenactments of the Fourth Earl of Bothwell and Mary, Queen of Scots. Set a date as soon as possible to see the beloved Edinburgh Castle.

3. Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal


The Pena Palace in Portugal surpasses all language barriers a traveler may face with just one look at it. The view from the top makes stumbling around with little language knowledge a little better.

The palace lies on top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains, towering over the town of Sintra. This national monument can be seen from the capital city Lisbon and other surrounding cities. The style of the castle was heavily influenced by romanticism during the 1800s. As for photo-worthy spots go, The Queen’s Terrace serves as an excellent photoshoot setting as well as the clock tower. As one of the seven wonders of Portugal, there is no excuse not to go see this architectural masterpiece.

4. Matsumoto Castle in Matsumoto, Japan

Matsumoto Castle in Matsumoto

Commonly referred to as the “Crow Castle,” this all black sleek castle is a must-see for any tourist. Original wood and brick cover the interior and exterior of the castle. This castle was built on top of a plain which gives easy access to everyone. Besides the appeal of the castle’s elegant and historic infrastructure, it is in close proximity of the capital of Japan, Tokyo. Classified as one of the national treasures of Japan, there is no doubt this castle should be at the top of every traveler's bucket list.

5. Dover Castle in Dover, England


Created during the Bronze Age, this medieval castle holds the history of the country within its walls. It is the largest castle in England and is called the “Key to England” because of its historical significance. The castle has been classified as a national monument and is recognized worldwide for its preservation of history. If the worldwide significance isn’t enough to convince you to visit, maybe the secret war tunnels, Roman lighthouse, or ocean views will be enough.

6. Chillon Castle in Veytaux, Switzerland


This quaint castle resides on an island alongside Lake Geneva and is one of the most highly visited castles in Switzerland. Visitors can tour the whimsical castle or look around and absorb the tranquility of the surrounding nature. If the cozy setting hasn’t sold you, maybe a little nostalgia will. This castle was used as the castle in the 1989 film The Little Mermaid. That’s right, the beloved setting of one of your favorite Disney movies is just a plane ticket away. This historic monument is a perfect tourist attraction for anyone who wants to relax, take some photos and maybe catch a tail flipping through the water.

7. Spiš Castle in Žehra, Slovakia

Spiš Castle

If you find yourself traveling in Europe, hop on a plane and head to Slovakia to see one of the largest castles in all of Europe. Built during the 12th century, this castle has changed its style enough times it could make its own clothing line. The structures original style was Romanesque then it went through its goth phase during the 1400s until it was destroyed in a fire in 1780. But honestly, who didn’t destroy their goth phase? The castle was partially rebuilt in the 20th century and now is open to the public for tours and viewings.

8. Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg in Orschwiller, France

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

A fairytale castle without a fairytale story, this castle was taken back by the French from the Germans after World War I through the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. Originally a French castle….and then a German castle….and then a French castle once again, the Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg is considered one the most popular tourist attractions in France. Although the last reconstruction of the castle does not precisely mimic the original medieval construction, this castle is one you do not want to miss.

9. Powis Castle in Powys, Wales

Powis Castle

This eloquent castle houses an array of gardens and terraces that attracts thousands of visitors a year. The gardens are the most notable of all the aspects of this castle. The mansion was originally used as a hideaway for the treasure that Robert and Edward Clive retrieved from India through their work with the British East India Company but was later transformed into a castle. This cultivated castle is perfect for any history lover to come visit.

10. Tourbillon Castle in Sion, Switzerland

Tourbillon Castle in Sion

Ruined by a fire in 1788, this Swiss castle is perched atop a hill, towering over the city of Sion. Parts of the demolished castle have been restored and is open for public visitation. Now setting foot on the grounds of this castle is no easy battle. Visitors must climb up the winding stairs that hug the edges of the hill. If you are up for a worthwhile challenge, this castle is the one for you.


To find out more about castles, check out Tripedia's Guide to Castles.


Finding India’s Hidden Temples in Chennai and Pune.

Travelers to the beautiful country often go to it’s most visited sites, like the Taj Mahal or the Golden Temple, one of the most important pilgrimage sites of Sikhism. But what about some of the lesser known sites?

Some places are full of India’s lesser known but still rich history. Consider these two cities for your next travel excursion and even fly between the two.

Chennai, located in along India’s east coast, has an incredibly rich history and culture. It’s home to over a dozen architectural wonders like Pancha Rathas.

Pancha Rathas

Pancha Rathas

Pancha Rathas is a 7th century monument complex, currently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex consists of five monuments resembling a ratha. Ratha being the word for chariot. Each monument is carved out of a single granite boulder of granite which slopes in north-south direction with a slight incline. Construction of the site was never completed, but it is believed it was intended to function as a temple.


The Shore Temple

Shore Temple

The Shore Temple was built out of granite in the 8th century. This temple complex consists of three temples and overlooks the Bay of Bengal. At the time of its construction, this area where it stands used to function as a busy port, acting as a landmark for shipping vessels to find their way. The intricately carved stone depicts hundreds of images including deities and animals.


Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Kapaleeshwarar Temple

The 16th-century Kapaleeshwarar Temple is dedicated to the worship of Shiva, one of the principal deities of Hinduism. There are several different shrines within the temple where worshipers can come to pray. Services are held six times throughout the day. Inscriptions dating back to the 12th century can be found inside. The temple has a 120-foot tall tower and is adorned with hundreds of colorful figures.

Pune, India is located on the nation’s west side. It’s home to some of India’s more modern wonders, like Shaniwar Wada.


Shaniwar Wada

Shaniwar Wada Gate

Shaniwar Wada is a massive fort in the city of Pune. Constructed in 1732, it was once a central hub of Indian politics. At its peak occupancy, it housed over a thousand people. The gates of the structure were built at a height to accommodate an elephant with a seating canopy. To defend against enemy elephants ramming the gates, the doors are fitted with twelve-inch long spikes, arranged at the height of the animal’s forehead.



Sinhgad Fort

The Fortress of Sinhagad, which translates to Lion’s Fort, is rumored to be roughly 2,000 years old. Perched on an isolated cliff, it has been the site of many battles in India’s long history. It’s currently a must-see destination for tourists traveling through Pune.


Aga Khan Palace

Aga Khan Pune Palace

The Aga Khan Palace was built in 1892. Sitting on 19 acres, this palace is one of the largest landmarks in India. It once served as a prison, where for two years Mahatma Gandhi and his wife were held. In 1969 the palace was donated to the people of India and today it’s home to the ashes of Gandhi and the memorial society dedicated to his honor.


Have you been to any of these places? If you are planning to visit these wonderful places check for Pune Chennai flights to ease your journey. Let us know in the comments below.


Attractions and Sightseeing in Jamaica


The whole Jamaican island is a breathtaking vision of furrowed lush mountains which drop off into the sparkling blue sea below. But you need to know where to explore to make the most of your Jamaican holiday.

Check out our seven favorite activities and spots to experience Jamaica’s unique beauty, rich culture and decadent cuisine.

Booby Cay Island’s Amazing Lobster

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Just off the end of Negril’s east end is a small island called Booby Cay. Take a boat ride to the island for a day spent snorkeling in the shallow waters where you can spot colorful fish, rays, and sea fans. Follow a day in the sun with a lobster feast on the beach, where you can relish fresh lobster cooked over a fire.

Swimming at Frenchman's Cove


There is no better place for a refreshing swim than the picturesque Frenchman’s Cove, where you can enjoy the calm waters of the small river near Port Antonio. As the tide comes in and out, you will be sucked from the chilly stream into the warm sea, allowing you to feel like you are having a natural water massage.

Glow in the Dark at Glistening Waters


Sadly, this is one of Jamaica’s least exposed attractions while being one of the best. The Falmouth Glistening Waters are unlike anything you have ever seen. Take a boat ride to the middle of the lagoon, and watch as the water lights with every movement. Once you get in the water, you will turn into a glow in the dark water creature, which will be one of the most amazing night swims you will ever have. You can find this and similar tourist attractions in Jamaica.

Snorkel along the Rockhouse cliffs

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Negril’s West End is well-known for its limestone cliffs which are lined with gorgeous hideaway villas and hotels that overlook the turquoise sea. But no hotel blends luxury and rustic vibes quite like Rockhouse. If you have the money, get a freestanding villa, which is made of stone and timber, and boast private outdoor showers. Spend an afternoon exploring the Cliffside marine life for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Unwind at Lime Tree Farm

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Jamaica is unique in that it is not just blue waters and white sand, but rather a wide array of natural wonders. Lime Tree Farm is located high up in the hills of the highest mountain range in the Caribbean – the Blue Mountains. The farm is a working coffee plantation which is surrounded by 7.5 acres of coffee beans. This eco-friendly estate features four cottages, a local chef, and yoga.

Soldier Camp Bar & Grill’s River Crayfish

Soldier Camp Bar and Grill, Jamaica

You will need a guide to find this well-hidden restaurant in Port Antonio. Everol Daley serves incredible Jamaican cuisine cooked over the flames. You need to call ahead to check that he has fresh crayfish available, which is caught in the Rio Grande River located nearby. You will be able to enjoy spicy and sweet food that will leave you wanting more.

Mento Music with the Jolly Boys

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Mento music predates ska and reggae music and is originally from the island. It is known and loved for its acoustic elements, particularly the rhumba box, which is played with the musician sitting on top of it. No trip to Jamaica would be complete without experiencing this music, which can be heard live at Port Antonio’s Geejam Hotel every Friday night when the legendary Jolly Boys take the stage.

Jamaica is mostly marketed for its crystal clear turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, but there is so much more to see and do which will have you loving the island more than you ever thought possible.



"Prost!” 15 German Phrases That'll Make You Sound Like a Native.


I don’t know about you, but before I visit a new place (or return to a semi-familiar one), I like to learn or brush up on some of the language. I rely heavily on things Duolingo, Google Translate (although I don’t always trust it), and refer to an old textbook or two if I have some. Don’t get me wrong—these can be great resources, but you can bet your bottom’s dollar that they’ll teach you to sound like an American German textbook. If you’re cool with that, I’m not judging! But if you’d rather not completely give yourself away, here are 15 German phrases that’ll make you sound like a native:


1.     “Na?”

Whether you want to say “hi,” “how are ya?”, or both, this one-syllable word will do. It’s the simplest (maybe in the entire world) to greet someone, so why not give it a go? It can also be used if you want to ask how something went, like a date or an exam. Whatever it is, “na?” will do. Just try to remember that “Na und?” means something totally different—“so what” to be exact.

2.     “Was geht ab?”

This is the common way to say “what’s up?” to your comrades, but just like in English, it can be used as a greeting. An easy way to remember this one? It sounds a little like what it means, minus the “geht.”

3.     “Mach’s gut!”

Make your goodbye’s less bland by using this phrase. It’s literal translation? “Make it good.” But it’s meaning is taken as “make it a good one” or “have a good one.”

4.     “Alter”

If you’re a people person, you’re bound to make a good friend or two during your visit—especially if you stay for a while. In this case, you might get the urge to call them “dude” or “bud.” That’s when knowing the term “alter” or “alta” comes in handy. But be warned: it’s literal translation is “old one,” so don’t jump the gun and wait till you find your German soul brother.

5.     “Ist gebongt.”

This phrase is a succinct way to confirm agreement or understanding about something for all kinds of situations. Whether you’re asked to get the groceries on the way home or to go to dinner at 8pm, “ist gebongt” will seal the deal.

6.     “Auf jeden Fall.”

While this phrase really translates to “in any case,” it’s often used to say “for sure.” In a sense, it’s another good way to confirm something, whether it’s plans with friends or an idea someone has.

7.     “Na ja…”

Need a couple seconds to remember the correct conjugation for what you’re about to say? Use “Na ja” as a filler word to give yourself some time. They’ll think you’re just saying “well…” and collecting your thoughts—which—in another sense—you are.

8.     “Jein…”

Disagree with someone but don’t want to come off as judging? Or maybe you’re not sure what you think about something, and want to express that? The word to use is “jein” at the beginning of your sentence. It combines the German words for “yes” (ja) and “no” (nein) to create something like “yes but…”

9.     “Krass!”

If you’re someone who’s just enthusiastic about life, you’re going to love this one. “Krass!” is used to express a strong reaction to something—anything, really! It’s usually used in a positive way, but it can be used if you feel profusely negative about something as well.

10.  “Das ist bescheuert!”

This is the phrase to use when something just really stinks. Whether you forgot your wallet for dinner, missed the bus, got stood up for a date, or failed an exam, “Das ist bescheuert!” will express the disappointment.

11.  "Prost!”

This one’s simple. When you’re out with friends and enjoying a nice meal, or after someone’s given a toast, “prost!” is your German version of “cheers!”

12.  “Stimmt so.”

A handy phrase when out to eat—or even at the corner store, if you’d like—use the term “stimmt so” to tell your waiter or cashier to keep the change.

13.  “Bock haben”

Use the saying I’m “in the mood for” a lot? Well, whether it’s cookies, a nap, or an adventure, “bock haben” will convey it.

14.  “chillen”

I like this one mostly because it sounds fun, and because I’m an avid fan of “just chillin’.” If you’re the same way, you’ll find this term very useful when you want to let people know that you just want to relax for the evening or hang out with some friends.

15.  “der spinnt”

Whether you’ve got a crazy friend that you’re slightly embarrassed of, or there’s an actual loon across the street, “der spinnt” is the phrase for “he’s crazy.”


Now that you’ve got some not-so-textbook idioms under your belt, get out there and start sounding like a true German!


Arliss Veldhuizen

Contributing Author: Arliss Veldhuizen

Arliss is the Managing Editor at as well a social media editor at IncomeStore. She is also a writer and aspiring novelist. Arliss has family all over the world including the Ivory Coast, Denmark, Germany, and the Dominican Republic—a fact that greatly contributes to her passion for travel and culture.


The Travel Podcast Catalog

Best Travel Podcasts

Here's a directory of active travel podcasts worth exploring. This lineup of free travel programs include the most current and up to date list of what you can find on iTunes. If you want to be added to our list of travel podcasts, send us a message at


Go the Travel Podcast

Go the Travel Podcast

Go the Podcast is about telling stories and taking you on adventures. Host, Alex Cwalinski, is a travel writer, podcaster, and aspiring dog whisperer. He was once a Force Reconnaissance Marine, once paid to be a Ninja Turtle at Comic Con San Diego, a commercial fisherman in Alaska, and a Gaucho in Argentina. He likes short walks on the beach, chocolate, and lengthy naps. Having lived in Europe, South America, both Coasts of the US, Alaska, Norway, and the Middle East, Alex captures his many adventures, plates it, and serves it in small portions to share with your ears. He hopes to inspire the travel bug in you, and to document some of the planets most amazing places.

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Trinspo: Travel Inspiration

Trinspo is a weekly travel podcast with a mission to inspire travel via storytelling. Instead of focusing on travel tips or sights, we feature a travel story each week and discuss our joys and mistakes while taking adventures around the world. Join us and get inspired for your next journey.

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Condé Nast Traveler Travelogue Podcast

Condé Nast Traveler Travelogue Podcast

A weekly conversation about where we've been and what we've discovered, the people and places beckoning us next, the food and shops and events worth getting on a plane for.

Each week we'll gather a roving cast of characters to talk about the latest and greatest in the travel world — where we've been and what we've discovered, the people and places beckoning us next, the food and the shops and events worth getting on a plane for.


Van Sounds

Van Sounds Podcast

A podcast about movement.

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Dirtbag Diaries

Dirt Bag Diaries Podcast

This is adventure. Climbing. Skiing. Hiking. Biking. Travel. Whatever your passion, we are all dirtbags. Outdoor writer Fitz Cahall and his team presents stories about the dreamers, athletes and wanderers.


The Expat Chat

The Expat Chat Travel Podcast

The Expat Chat is a weekday podcast where we interview inspiring expats who have thrown off the constraints of western congestion to enjoy their dream lifestyle in other parts of the world. If you want to combine the travels of Rick Steves and Samantha Brown with the lifestyle freedom of Tim Ferriss then this is for you.


Strangers Abroad

Strangers Abroad

One solo female backpacker interviews and narrates the stories and conversations she has with all the strangers she meets on her journey and turned it into a travel podcast. Stories of adventure traveling like National Geographic, interview style like Fresh Air, and diverse/alternative storytelling like This American Life and Snap Judgement.


Living Unconventionally

Living Unconventionally Travel Podcast

Living Unconventionally is a podcast featuring weekly interviews with digital nomads, full-time travelers, entrepreneurs, and a variety of other people who have ditched their desk and decided to chase their passions around the world.


Just Japan

Just Japan Podcast

Each week, host Kevin O'Shea interviews people about some of the most fascinating aspects of life in Japan. Topics such as culture, music, history, as well as living and working in Japan are covered. If you're interested in traveling or working in Japan or love anime, manga and want to know more about how cool Japan can be, than the Just Japan Podcast is for you.


The Nomad Together Podcast

The Nomad Together Podcast

Location independence as a family is possible for everyone! Along our travels, we have met families all around the world who have embraced this lifestyle. This podcast is all about how you too can choose to live a location independent lifestyle as a family. We cover topics such as homeschooling, roadschooling and worldschooling.



Nomadtopia Radio Podcast

Nomadtopia Radio features interviews with people all over the world who have created their ideal lifestyle through location independence, long-term travel, living abroad, and more. Guests run the gamut from serial expats to slow travelers, digital nomads, location-independent entrepreneurs escaping winter, families traveling overland (and homeschooling!)...


The Radio Vagabond

Radio Vagabond Podcast

Palle Bo is a radioman who has sold his house, car and all of his furniture so he could travel around the world. He has an ambition to visit every country in the world and you can join his trip in this podcast. Come along as he meet the locals and experience Palles excitements and concerns regarding the life as digital nomad.


RV Navigator

RV Navigator

The digital home for RVers. RVing is not camping anymore. It has evolved into a high tech life style that requires maintaining many technology systems. This podcast addresses the myriad issues that arise while traveling in an RV. The podcasters travel extensively in their RV, so they can share their experiences with listeners in a fun and interesting style.


Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio.


Adventure Rider Radio

Adventure Rider Radio

Adventure Rider Radio motorcycle podcast is stories of motorbike adventure, motorcycle travel, tech tips and more. Inspirational, entertaining, motivational and informative Adventure Rider Radio is the most popular adventure motorcycle podcast in the world! Listen-in and see why.


Amateur Traveler

Amateur Traveler

The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and the best places to travel to. It covers everything from knowing what to put on your Chicago dog when you go to the Windy City to swimming with whales in Tonga.


As Told By Nomads

As Told By Nomads

As Told By Nomads features interviews with global nomads, Third Culture Kids, and entrepreneurs discussing what it takes to be global leaders.


Abroaders Podcast

Abroaders Travel Podcast

The Abroaders Podcast is about leveraging international travel for explosive personal growth and business development. Each episode is packed with actionable tips and insights on travel hacking, language acquisition, entrepreneurship and living abroad. Travel is not something you do while on vacation; It is an investment in the skills and connections that will give you an advantage for the rest of your life. 


Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase

Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase

Travel the world with Flight Attendant Betty!!! This is a airline and travel podcast with funny stories from the airplane and around the world!! I actually have a book coming out...if go to my website you can find out more about the book and e-book!


Go Solo Live

Go Solo Live

Go Solo LIVE! is a podcast for and about midlife solo women travelers. Host Jennifer Buchholz of Transform via Travel, talks to women about their solo travel experiences. It's more than just "how to" or "where've you been". It's about their personal stories of where they were in life before solo travel, what inspired them to go, what they found on their travels, and possibly even how they found more of themselves. The stories are meant to inspire, enlighten and encourage women who are at any stage of going solo!


Tips for Travellers

Tips for Travellers Podcast

Want to make more of your precious travel time and money? Then the Tips For Travellers podcast is likely the podcast for you! Every week your host shares travel inspiration, advice, tips and money saving ideas based on his first-hand experiences of travelling every month of every year for over 25 years.


Travel Like a Boss Podcast

Location Independent Entrepreneurs and Digital Nomads living the 4-hour workweek. Interviews with eCommerce, Drop Shipping, Amazon, Kindle, FBA, Affiliate, and Marketing experts. Subscribe for weekly interviews about Travel, Running Online Businesses as a Digital Nomad, and other Location Independent Online Businesses that generate passive income.


Epic Education Radio

Epic Education Radio Podcast

All about family travel, slow travel, gap year travel and living abroad with kids. Epic Education Radio is interviews, stories and strategies for people who travel with kids— and for those who plan to. Tune in each week to hear inspired family travelers discuss specific destinations and describe how they handle issues like education, money, accommodation, parenting, technology and more. 


Montana Road Trippin'

Montana Road Trippin' Travel Podcast

Discover the Treasure State Under the Big Sky! Montana Road Trippin’ is a fun weekly 25-30 minute travel show helping you to learn about unique places to visit and the best road trips you can take all across Montana.


Cruise Radio Podcast

Cruise Radio Podcast

Join Doug Parker weekly for cruise ship reviews, tackles listener cruise questions, sharing money-saving tips and interviews with both industry insiders and everyday cruisers. Named a top cruise vacation resource by USA Today. A show dedicated to cruise vacationers worldwide.


Family Adventure Podcast

Family Adventure Podcast

We interview families who have dreamed big and taken epic adventures! Why wait for retirement? You can travel and have amazing experiences with your family....NOW! Listen in each week as we get the inside scoop on how they planned, and the ups and downs of what worked and what didn't. Bottom line is......don't live with regrets, go now, and live life to the fullest!


The Budget Minded Traveler

The Budget Minded Traveler

The Budget-Minded Traveler podcast is your source for the everyday inspiration and practical tips that make international travel accessible to everyone. If you want to see the world, you can make it happen, and Traveling Jackie and her world-wandering guests will help you get there.


The Voyages of Tim Vetter Podcast

The Voyages of Tim Vetter Podcast

I’m a full-time educator, every other time traveler. I plan to share my stories, wisdom, and advice as it relates to my travels and experiences. I’m interested in getting to know the weird, off-beat, unique people I meet on my journey through life.


e-Travel With Eric Trules

e-Travel With Eric Trules

"e-travels with e.trules" is a new, personal, idiosyncratic, and literary podcast created by Eric Trules. A longtime Huffington Post blogger and theater Professor at USC in Los Angeles, Trules has traveled our beautiful and problematic planet for decades, staying in Bedouin huts on the Red Sea, riding the rails to "Nose of the Devil" in Southern Ecuador, and meeting his future Indonesian wife on the magical island of Bali.


Indie Travel Podcast

Indie Travel Podcast

Traveling well since 2006. Full-time travelers Craig and Linda Martin take you around the world with them with stories, tips, tricks, and interviews with other travelers they meet on the road.


Get Paid for Your Pad

Get Paid For Your Pad

Get Paid For Your Pad is the definitive show on Airbnb hosting, packed with tips & tricks on how to improve your Airbnb listing as well as real life experiences from Airbnb hosts from all around the world.


The Soul of California

The Soul of California Travel Podcast

Let them share.....That's the goal. Let the leading thinkers, writers, academics and artists talk about their work and the influence of California on that work. These podcasts bring out the myth and the ethos that is not only a leading administrative entity in the United States, but also the world. No commercials, just content. Keep listening.


Far East Adventure Travel

Let John Saboe take you on journeys filled with spiritual celebrations and rituals, ancient festivals, wildlife safaris, climbing quests and a vast array of food cultures. Learn about cultural differences, village life, urban exploration, street food, history and architecture in places like Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. Stories, advice, and conversations from one of the most exciting adventure destinations on the planet.


Dots, Lines & Destinations

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Four guys who will do almost anything for another travel adventure. Join us in exploring the world with points, miles and a bit of crazy.


Become Nomad

Become Nomad is a podcast explaining the nomadic lifestyle. Whether you are a digital nomad on the road, or thinking about changing your current life to becoming a nomad, we aim to supply you with insights and resources to make you a better and more balanced long term traveler and nomad.


Girl Camper

Join Janine Pettit as she explores America the Beautiful in her 1966 Vintage Go Tagalong Travel Trailer. On her journey, she has wonderful adventures and meets fascinating people. This Girl Camper is having a party, and you are invited!


The RV Entrepreneur

Living and traveling in RVs used to be only for retirees or the occasional family vacation. But over the past few years there's been a new movement of young RVers who have intentionally chosen to live with less stuff, be mobile, and take their lives on the road. This podcast is for people who are interested in downsizing their life, creating remote income, and working from anywhere. The RV Entrepreneur Podcast is a weekly show where I interview nomadic entrepreneurs who have made the leap into the RV lifestyle and have taken their businesses with them on the road.



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