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 <a href="http://www.vagabondish.com">Vagabondish.com</a>. His travel advice has appeared on the websites of industry leading publications for <em>Forbes</em>, <em>Travel + Leisure</em>, <em>USA Today</em>, VanityFair.it, CNET, and <em>National Geographic</em>. He enjoys speaking in the third person.
Articles
Travel

Beyond the Bucket List: How to Vacation Like a One-Percenter

These aren't the bucket list experiences you need; they're the trips you deserve.
Fashion & Style

4 Minimalist Backpacks Designed to Tackle the Trail and the Streets

Here are our our favorite minimalist backpacks designed to transition seamlessly between both environments.
Travel

This Remote Scottish Island Hopes You’ll Visit … and Maybe Never Leave

Come to Stronsay for a minute, stay for a lifetime.
Travel

This ‘Game of Thrones’ Ice Hotel is in Finland, not Westeros

Winter has come — in the form of this 'Game of Thrones' ice hotel.
Outdoors

Foreign Solo Climbers Forbidden From Summiting Mount Everest

If you're dreaming of climbing Mount Everest on your own, you may need to rethink your plans.
Travel

Plan, Pack, Fly: How to Pack a Suitcase Like a Pro

Despite the many horrors of modern air travel, it’s never been easier to get properly organized for your next trip.
Travel

The Long, Long Layover: How to Sleep Like a Baby at the Airport

It's never pretty sleeping at the airport. Here's how to do it like a pro.
Travel

Don’t Call it a Cruise Ship: Japan’s Guntû is a Luxury Floating Hotel

This floating hotel is like a cruise, but a garish, 5,000-passenger Carnival cruise ship this is not.
Travel

Of Course Dubai is Building a 500-Foot Gold-Plated Picture Frame

The Dubai Frame will be the world's largest picture frame once complete. Because apparently Dubai didn't have enough world records.
Travel

New Bedford, Massachusetts: Drink Like Melville in the Most Portuguese U.S. City

New Bedford is coming into its own as a legit New England destination.
Fashion & Style

Check Out Mythbuster Adam Savage’s New Everyday Carry Bag

Savage brings decades of experience to bear on the Savage Industries EDC ONE, a go-to, everyday carry bag.
Travel

Winter Getaway: The 4 Best Places to Travel in January

Thinner crowds, cheap airfare, and beautiful weather make these destinations some of the best places to travel in January.
Travel

Escape to the Most Drool-Worthy New Zealand Beaches this Winter

Ready to escape to warmer climes this winter? Check out these New Zealand beaches.
Travel

Pacsafe Dry is the Water-Resistant Anti-theft Bag that All Travelers Need

The all-new Pacsafe Dry series of travel bags is designed to keep your high-tech gadgetry out of the hands of thieves.
Food & Drink

London’s Grub Club Pop-up Hosts Literary-Themed Culinary Experiences

Grub Club is a London-based pop-up that combines literature, travel, and food.
Travel

Where to Find the World’s Weirdest Winter Sports

Sure, everyone's heard of hockey and snowboarding. But what about wok racing?
Outdoors

This New Zealand Island Could Be the World’s Best Place for Stargazing

Great Barrier Island off the coast of New Zealand is officially one of the darkest places in the world.
Music

Win a Ticket Aboard the World’s First Zero-Gravity Party

It's hardly 10 years after the debut of Facebook and the iPhone, and we're already throwing a zero-gravity party on the edge of space.
Culture

How to Ditch Your Used Electronics (Now That You Just Upgraded for Christmas)

Here are three of our favorite programs through which you can sell used electronics and cash in on your unwanted gear.
Travel

First Underwater Art Museum in the U.S. to Debut in Florida in 2018

The Sunshine State is planning a unique marine destination: the first permanent underwater art museum in the United States.
Travel

8 European Destintions You Wish You Were Visiting this Christmas

These are the absolute best places in Europe to spend Christmas. Don't you wish you were en route now?
Outdoors

Manta5’s Hydrofoiler XE-1 is the World’s Most Advanced Overwater Bicycle

Biking on land too boring for you? It's time to head to the water with the Hydrofoiler.
Travel

Where to Find the Most Over-the-top New Year’s Eve Parties in the U.S.

Champagne? Check. Music? Check. Over-the-top festivities? Check.