Welcome, Traveler.

At Modern Traveler, we interview frequent travelers, slow travelers, and digital nomads to gather insights on past travel experiences, and what we are looking for in future trips.

In our experience, validated by extensive interviews and research, we’ve found that many traditional travel hot spots have become overrun. Places that a few years ago seemed ‘under the radar’ are now inundated with the tackiest kind of tourism. It can be more difficult to achieve the same sense of exploration and discovery without a bit of careful research. And yet, the world is large and always presents new opportunities.

At Modern Traveler, we find that a common travel sweet spot includes:

– Experience-focused travel, with an emphasis on food + wine
– Quality coffee shops ground us with a morning ritual in the neighborhoods we visit
– Stylish accommodations that provide a comfortable base for exploration
– Recommendations from locals to jump start the discovery process in a new destination

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Who is the Modern Traveler?

One thing we know for sure – the Modern Traveler approaches travel differently, not in search of selfies in front of landmarks, but of memorable experiences. We’ve gathered a lot of ideas from our interviews and our own travels, but we would love to hear from you, the modern traveler community. Send us a note and share what you look for in travel.

About Modern Traveler

Modern Traveler is a community of travel experts, digital nomads, and local travel guides. We are an experience-focused travel resource, passionate about great food and wine, coffee, and comfortable bases for exploration. We feature stylish accommodations for modern travelers, as well as culinary adventures focused on unique food, coffee, and wine experiences. You can learn more about us here.

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