Posts By Erica Hayton

flying with an ear infection

Flying can be uncomfortable on the ears under the best circumstances. As the plane changes altitude and air pressure fluctuates, your ears may feel blocked or pop. Normally, this is just a regular part of flying. However, if you or a child you’re traveling with has an ear infection, it could lead to a ruptured eardrum. If you have an…

Statues and monuments are pretty standard sightseeing locations—but what about statues underwater? Most of us don’t think about the sights that lie on the ocean floor. From mysterious shipwrecks to underwater museums, here are the five underwater statues worth taking the plunge for.  1. Museum of Underwater Art  The Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) is located in the Great Barrier…

holi, india

All around the world, spring is a symbol of rebirth. Temperatures are getting warmer and days are getting longer, making it the perfect time to celebrate.  Every culture has its own way of welcoming in the new season. Here are some spring traditions from across the globe.  1. Holi, India  Holi is arguably the most famous spring festival in the…

japan travel documentaries

Whether you’re looking for an escape without shelling out money for a plane ticket or you need some inspiration for planning your next adventure, travel documentaries are a great way to explore somewhere new without leaving your couch. Here are five of our favorites.    1. Jiro Dreams of Sushi Jiro Dreams of Sushi follows the 85-year old sushi master…

GIrl holding a stein at Oktoberfest

Unfortunately, Oktoberfest 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While any plans to visit Germany to take part in the festivities will need to be put on hold until at least 2021, why not celebrate Oktoberfest from home? Here’s how you can host your very own Oktoberfest without having to travel to Munich.  Set your menu  When you think…

Library books in a glass case

Museums, statues and gardens often top the lists of must-see sights across the world. And while they typically have a lot to offer, they’re usually packed with tourists or charge pricey admission fees. That’s why we prefer to visit libraries.  With culture-rich architecture, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a calm environment that offers a nice break during a vacation, libraries are the…

Boy in yellow shorts sitting on park bench looking at phone.

Summer is usually the perfect time to take an adventure. Unfortunately, this year, travel (like many other things) is looking a lot different.  With so much uncertainty over the safety of travel during the pandemic, many people are choosing to keep their summer vacations a little closer to home. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t mentally getaway.  Travel podcasts are…

Person standing in front of departure gate.

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, has been creating headlines for the past few weeks. As the virus continues to spread, it’s important to take precautions to ensure the health of you and your family members––especially if you’re planning on traveling.  While travel to Wuhan and the entirety of China has been suspended, the virus…

Nothing ruins a vacation faster than getting sick. You’ve planned your trip, taken time away from work and spent your hard-earned cash on flights, hotels, and tours all to get hit with an illness that leaves you stuck in bed.  Unfortunately, it happens pretty often. Between packing stress, cramped flights, disrupted sleep schedules and unfamiliar foods, traveling can weaken the…

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