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

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.
Travel

5 Under-the-Radar Travel Destinations to Visit in 2018

Based on our intuitions and what makes each destination worth visiting in the new year, here are the best unexpected travel destinations of 2018.
Outdoors

TrailKeg is a Trail-ready Growler Designed to Take Your Beer Anywhere

Hiking and craft beer find a happy marriage with TrailKeg, the world's most innovative, go-anywhere insulated growler.
Travel

All Aboard the ‘Cannabus’: Our Favorite Brewery-Style Cannabis Tours in Colorado

These brewery-style Colorado cannabis tours offer tasting lounge visits, grow room trips, and “souvenir” gift shopping.
Travel

Instagram Warns Travelers About Irresponsible Wildlife Tourism Posts

The social media economy is driving more tourists to seek out wildlife tourism opportunist, many of which are unethical. Now Instagram is fighting back.
Travel

High Seas Hybrid: World’s Most Eco-friendly Cruise Ship Will Sail in 2018

Forward-thinking cruise line Hurtigruten is looking to change the industry with the launch of what may be the world's most eco-friendly cruise ship.
Travel

After 80 Years, Bahrain is Finally Opening Up Pearl Diving Trips to Tourists

Looking for your next great underwater adventure? Try pearl diving.
Travel

Take an Exclusive Steam Train Tour Around Great Britain in 2018

This may be the most luxurious steam train tour of this century.
Outdoors

HuntCrafted is Like Etsy for Handmade Outdoor and Camping Gear

HuntCrafted offers a new take on the craftsmen marketplace.
Living

3 Best DIY Home Security Systems for Travelers

Keep tabs on your home from anywhere in the world while you're away.
Travel

Major Airlines to Restrict ‘Smart Luggage’ With Built-in Lithium Batteries

The backup batteries that power smart luggage can be dangerous, or so some airlines are saying.
Travel

Gifts for Travelers: 10 Under-$50 Goods for the Globetrotter

Just in time for the December holidays, here's a guide to ten legit useful gifts for travelers — all under $50.
Travel

Here’s How to Score a Last-Minute Holiday Travel Deals

You may have missed the best savings for the season, but there are still last-minute holiday travel deals to be had if you know how to work the system.
Travel

Travel Bucket List: 5 Adventure Experiences in Australia’s Wild West

Whether you’re a foodie, thrill-seeker, nature-lover, or diver, Western Australia quite literally has something for everyone.
Travel

Why Travelers Should Always Take Risks With ‘Bizarre’ Foreign Food

Travel pushes us outside of our comfort zone: new people, new places, and new experiences every day. So, why not new food?
Travel

Poverty Porn: Touring the World’s Worst Slums for Fun and Profit

"Slum tourism" is a relatively new, voyeuristic travel niche designed to commodify the world’s worst slums for visitors.
Travel

There’s More than Just ‘Breaking Bad’ in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Museums, hot air balloons, candy meth — there are plenty of reasons to visit ABQ.
Travel

How to Live Out Your Own ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

From an escape room train to Art Deco luggage, here are three ways to live out the thrills, glamour, and allure of 'Murder on the Orient Express.'
Travel

Mexico Just Created an Illinois-Sized Marine Park Off the Baja Peninsula

This marine park will protect the “Galapagos of North America.”
Travel

Find the Best Off-Grid Vacation Destinations with FreeHouse

FreeHouse makes it easy to get far, far away from the trappings of modern life and discover the world’s best truly off-grid vacation rentals.
Travel

Zambia’s King Lewanika Lodge is a Wild Safari Escape from the Ordinary

Among Africa's modern safari getaways, King Lewanika Lodge is a truly unique and remote place to disconnect.
Fashion & Style

Sea2See Turns Tons of Plastic Waste into Trendy Sunglasses

Sea2See is solving ocean pollution with the help of a few hundred Catalan fishermen and the world’s eternal need for swanky new sunglasses.