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Photo by Susanna Fernandez/Flickr Time to drop your cliched New Year’s resolutions. Losing a few pounds, being more aware of the news of the day, moisturizing more (heyyy, low achievers!)—all worthy goals. But in 2015, what will make you healthy, wealthy (with experience), and wise? Travel. So here are our top ten travel resolutions for 2015. 1. Visit Cuba. 2. Taste cao lau noodles. 3. See an...Read more >

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Each year, AFAR partners with No Barriers Youth to sponsor expeditions abroad for school kids from under-served communities around the United States, a program named Learning AFAR. AFAR’s mission is to encourage experiential travel, to enable travelers to have deeper and more meaningful travel experiences; through Learning AFAR, we can help bring the life-changing potential of travel to young...Read more >

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Photo by Holly Wilmeth It’s been a good week in travel. First, it became much easier to travel to India. Now, the United States is drastically easing restrictions on Cuba, allowing travelers to move in and out of the island country and bring back its famed cigars and rum. There will even be a U.S. embassy in Cuba—the first one in the country for almost half a decade, reports the New York...Read more >

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We asked for your take on the best holiday tradition you’ve experienced while traveling; although we loved all your responses, here are our 10 favorites. Congratulations to @laurelwamsley and her winning response, Laurel can look forward to books from our 2014 Gift Guide arriving in the mail soon (if she’s not off eating carp in Prague to celebrate the holiday season). [View the story...Read more >

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Photograph courtesy of Nappa Dori My boyfriend has it pretty tough packing for the holidays this year: He’s starting in NYC, taking a trip up to the frigid Finger Lakes wine region in New York, spending Christmas in Boston, visiting his mom in Orange County, then ringing in 2015 in San Francisco. That’s a whole lot of varying climates, from flip-flops weather to chilly hike-friendly...Read more >

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The Best New Delhi Itinerary   Good news in the Far-East travel scene: India has just made its convoluted visa process much, much easier for residents of 43 countries around the world. The United States made the cut for the “visa on arrival” program—though, strangely, Canada didn’t. The Narendra Modi government’s name for the visa process is a little misleading, however; Those traveling to...Read more >

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Aerial view of Montreal’s Olympic Stadium by abdallahh/Flickr.  As we look forward to the AFAR Experiences in Montreal from June 25 to June 29—our Travel Advisory Council (TAC) is sharing some of their favorite destinations in Canada. AFAR Experiences provides a perfect excuse for a longer Canadian adventure, though of course you can go any time you are ready to experience the Francophone...Read more >

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Want in on all these goodies? Let us know here. We’ve been doing a lot of thinking about experiential travel. It’s something you can feel, see, smell, and maybe even eat; it’s something that immerses you in another culture, so that when you go home, you can bring a little piece with you. At AFAR, our mission is to help you #TravelDeeper. So we’re teaming up with Quarterly Co. to bring AFAR...Read more >

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We asked some of our favorite ‘grammers for their pick of the most Instagrammable spot around the world. Now we’ve got major wanderlust… so we thought, why not share? Find out where you need to ‘gram, now. Read more >

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