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Kastalia Medrano


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Past articles by Kastalia:

Abandoned Towns Across America You Can Actually Visit

Check out the most eerily abandoned, and freakishly deserted, formerly thriving towns across the country. → Read More

How to Move to Canada, You Know, Just in Case

Moving to Canada from America? Here’s how to figure out if you’re eligible, how to apply for entry, and the best cities to check out. → Read More

20 International Parties and Festivals Worth Traveling For

Start planning your bucket list with these incredible global gatherings and can’t-miss parties, holidays, and festivals around the globe that will fuel your wanderlust. → Read More

Here’s Everything You’re Entitled to If Your Flight Gets Canceled

You're entitled to cold, hard cash, not just chintzy vouchers. → Read More

20 Underrated National Parks That You Need to Visit

Discover these Underrated National Parks you’re missing out on. Yellowstone and Yosemite are great, but these national parks deserve your attention too. → Read More

The US Gets Its First Free, Rapid Drug-Checking Mail Program

For the past month or two, I’ve been using the kits to submit samples from NYC. They're now rolling out to syringe programs across the US. → Read More

It’s Bloom Time for America’s Most Spectacular Wildflowers. Please Don’t Ruin It

Please, no lying down to make poppy angels. Find out when and where to visit the bloom of America’s most spectacular wildflowers. → Read More

The Best Countries Around the World to Smoke Weed

Make some new, hazy memories in these weed-friendly lands. → Read More

NYC's Safe Consumption Sites Have Averted 63 Overdoses in Three Weeks

In 2018, the city's health department estimated that four authorized sites would save around 130 lives per year. → Read More

The Best Places to Stargaze in the U.S. Right Now

Enjoy unpolluted views of the night sky, plus the star parties you shouldn’t miss. → Read More

America's Best Places to See Fall Colors (That Aren't in New England)

Plenty of parks, mountains, and forests around America rock vivid autumn foliage, beyond New England. Here are the best places to check out fall colors. → Read More

This Dreamy Faraway Island Is Ready for Vaxxed Visitors

So many shades of blue, they don't even have names. → Read More

These Are America's Most Gorgeous Botanical Gardens

A quick and beautiful way to feel like you're outside America's biggest cities is that slice of forest amid the concrete jungle. → Read More

America is Bursting with Cherry Blossoms Right Now

Here are 10 of the best places around the country to catch them, whether digitally or in person. → Read More

These National Parks Are Actually at Their Best in the Winter

Not all our national parks are best visited in the wintertime, of course, but here are 10 of the best from Glacier to the Everglades. → Read More

Let's All Pretend We're Somewhere on the Amalfi Coast

Positano, Amalfi, Sorrento, & more. → Read More

America's 20 Most Popular National Parks, Ranked

We took the 25 most-visited national parks and ranked them -- from Yosemite and the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. → Read More

Photographic Proof That Fall Is the Best Time to Visit Our National Parks

You might have visited a handful of America’s most popular national parks as a kid on summer vacation, but you’ve probably seen few, if any, in the fall. → Read More

The Best Mountain Towns to Visit in America

With peaceful vibes and serene natural beauty, there's no town so crappy that it can't be enhanced by the presence of giant rocks in the background. → Read More

Virtual Travel Experiences That Let You Explore the World From Your Living Room

You can see eye-popping natural phenomena, explore mountain tops and deep caverns, and tour cities you've always dreamed of visiting. All from your couch. → Read More