Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl studied abroad in Stockholm, Sweden, where he became infatuated with meatballs and fika (though he didn't care for the sun setting before 4pm). He's down to go on a trip at a moment's notice, and he has previously written for travel guide website iExplore.
Photo from a plane over Vancouver, British Columbia.

15 Free Things You Can Do in Vancouver, B.C.

From the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge to Wreck Beach and the GMS Observatory, Vancouver is crammed with free parks, museums and markets.

Photo of a hiker looking out at a beautiful mountain range.

Hikes & Hillsides: 10 Best Destinations for a Mountain Getaway

Hiking and biking, kayaking and climbing: Whether it’s in the Rockies, the Adirondacks or elsewhere, a mountain vacation will help clear your head.

Photo of the Biosphere museum in Montreal, North America's only museum dedicated entirely to the environment.

15 Free Things You Can Do in Montreal

From The Biosphere to Mount Royal and the pool at Parc Jarry, Montreal is chock-full of free exhibits, festivals and other attractions.


Frozen & Fantastic: The Top 10 Destinations for a Very Snowy Vacation

From Glacier National Park to Lake Tahoe and Vail, these are the absolute best places for walking (or skiing) in a winter wonderland.

A group of millennials sit around in a coffee shop while on vacation.

10 Super-Chill Vacation Destinations for Millennials

Millennials prefer experiences to things, and who can blame them? The top millennial spots in the U.S. balance affordability, nightlife, culture and nature.

Photo of a family on the beach at sunset.

10 Budget-Friendly Vacation Destinations for Families

Planning a family trip shouldn’t bankrupt grandma’s estate. From San Diego to St. Louis and beyond, these are the best spots to chill with your clan.

Solo traveler gazing out at a lake.

10 Stunning Vacation Destinations for Solo Travelers

Taking a trip alone is the best way to learn something new about yourself. These serene settings are the perfect fit for your next solo adventure.