Posts By Erica Hayton

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…

This holiday season, you don’t need to travel to experience all the unique flavors and decadent dishes that other countries have to offer. You can make them right in the comfort of your own kitchen.  From Irish roasted lamb potatoes to a Thai-style carrot soup, we’ve curated a holiday feast that can transport you and your family anywhere around the…

If you’re looking for an opportunity to refine your yoga practice and seriously wind down from the stresses of life, a yoga retreat might be just the thing you need. Not only does a yoga retreat allow you to perfect your downward dog, but it also connects you with like-minded individuals from all around the world.  But there is one…

When you think about Independence Day in the U.S., you probably think of fireworks (although hot dogs might be a close second). No matter where in the States you’re located, the 4th of July usually means pool parties, barbeques, parades, and concerts.  This Independence Day, we’re looking around the world to see how other countries celebrate. Here are some of…

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