Riga's thriving bar scene could be mistaken for hipster-heavy Berlin.
After abandoning a sensible career in IT to travel and write, Rob McFarland now divides his time between Sydney, the US and Europe. He’s won six writing awards, including Australian Travel Writer of the Year, and regularly runs workshops for aspiring writers. While not averse to the charms of a 5-star hotel, his most memorable travel experiences involve adventure. Highlights include scaling the mist-shrouded mountain behind Machu Picchu and rafting the Futaleufu River in Patagonia.
"For us, there has not been much liberation," says our guide, with characteristic Baltic understatement.
It would seem wise to add these lesser-visited gems to your travel wish-list sooner rather than later.
Medellin's shift from a violent war-zone into one of the world's most forward-thinking cities is nothing short of remarkable.
It also arrives earlier into Santiago, offering passengers more same-day connections to the rest of South America.
Including the definitive World War II museum, stunning heritage architecture and, of course, dumplings.
It's an ill wind that doesn't blow you somewhere good in Greece's Cyclades islands
It's cold when you first get in, but then you go numb.
Ask a San Diego local where to find the best Mexican food, and they'll probably say "Mexico".
If you think this city is grim and industrial, your perceptions are decades out of date.
You're very welcome to slurp on this eating excursion.
Dozens of museums, churches and memorials tell the story of America's civil rights movement.
It is supposed to study nature but The Charles Darwin Foundation is increasingly looking at how to curb overtourism.
Rainforest Expeditions operates three lodges on the Tambopata River in southeast Peru. All are buried in thick jungle with no road access, and all provide endless wondrous astonishment.
A David Chang eatery and a SJP shoe store are just some of the highlights of New York's new South Street Seaport.