Mike Richard

Mike Richard

Mike Richard is a Rhode Island native, professional web designer, and travel junkie. Since 2006, he has edited, written for, and kept the gears running behind the scenes at Vagabondish. His travel advice has appeared on the websites of industry leading publications for Forbes, Travel + Leisure, USA Today, VanityFair.it, CNET, and National Geographic. He enjoys speaking in the third person. You can discover more about Vagabondish here: http://www.vagabondish.com/
Articles
Outdoors

The Most Jaw-Dropping Natural Swimming Holes in the United States

You don't need to trek to Thailand or South America to find sparkling depths and crystal-clear waters.
Travel

London’s New Hollow Hotel Is Part Escape Room, Part Real-life Murder Castle

Not content with the idea of escaping a single room, one group is taking the concept to a whole new level — one inspired by a real-life house of horrors.
Culture

4 Privacy Apps and Tools to Help You ‘Ghost’ Like Jason Bourne

Ever daydream of dropping off the grid entirely? Here's your starter kit.
Travel

This New James Bond Museum in Austria Looks Fit for a Villain

Fans — Bond fans — have another reason to visit Austria. The best part? This museum is on top of a 10,000-foot mountain.
Travel

Travel Savvy with the Best Carry-On Luggage

Carry-on luggage is getting lighter, better, stronger — even smarter. Which one is right for you?
Food & Drink

British Adventurer Donates Frostbitten Toes to Infamous Canadian Hotel Bar

The Sourtoe Cocktail is an uncomplicated affair: a heavy pour of booze (typically whiskey or tequila) with a mummified human toe floater.
Travel

Bubble Domes Are the Only Way to Camp in Ireland

These snow globe-like tents are far from the maddening crowds of Dublin and Belfast.
Travel

Hide Away in these 4 Awesome Iceland Vacation Cottages

Iceland has fast become the go-to destination for Americans seeking out-of-this-world experiences on a budget.
Travel

The Best Lightweight Travel Laptops for 2018

Apple used to be the only game in town. Not anymore.
Auto

The Dynamiq GTT 165 Foiling Superyacht Is the Toy Boat You Deserve

This "boat" is a 165-foot pleasure craft for the 1 percent of 1 percenters.
Outdoors

Escape in Style With the Best Ultra-light Travel Trailers of 2018

It doesn't matter what kind of traveler you are — weekender, hardcore explorer, gear hauler, etc. — there's a camper for you.
Travel

Norway Lifts the Lid on the World’s Most Beautiful Public Toilet

And you can find it at Ureddplassen, which is Norwegian for "fearless place."
Auto

Don’t Call It a Dinghy: Jet Capsule is a Luxurious ‘Compact Yacht’ for the Rich

For those times when you need to roll up to the marina in a Star Trek-worthy vessel, this one-of-a-kind boat has you covered.
Travel

Green Getaway: Escape to the World’s 4 Best Eco-Lodges

These eco-lodges are among the most beautiful, unique, and sustainable hotels in the world.
Travel

The World’s First Space Hotel Is Officially Taking Reservations

You're staying on Earth for your next vacation? That's cute. We're going to space.
Travel

Detroit’s Abandoned Wurlitzer Building Is Reborn as The Siren Hotel

The Siren Hotel is working hard to live up to is namesake inspiration — to call people back to the city of Detroit.
Travel

This Free Service Stalks Your Hotel Reservations and Alerts You If the Rates Drop

There's a way to save money on your hotel stay after you've already booked it.
Outdoors

A Giant, Floating ‘Sun Shield’ May Be Our Only Hope to Save the Great Barrier Reef

It's 50,000 times thinner than a human hair and 100-percent biodegradable.
Outdoors

More People Disappear in the Alaska Triangle Than Anywhere in the U.S.

The reason? Definitely wormholes or alien reverse gravity technology.
Travel

This ‘Parkipelago’ Is a Beautiful, Artificial Island Chain in the Copenhagen Harbour

The sleek, organic island is strangely at home Copenhagen's industrialized harbor.
Travel

Here’s How You Can Travel America Like You’re in a Ken Burns Documentary

Dive deeper into American culture by "traveling" with Ken Burns.
Outdoors

This Jetboard Offers Next-Generation Electric Surfing Without Waves

Waves? Where we’re going, we don’t need waves.
Travel

Amsterdam Transforms Abandoned Bridge Houses Into One-of-a-kind Hotel Rooms

Now you can finally live out your fantasies of being a Dutch bridgekeeper.