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People swimming in a blue ocean

What better escape-cation than into the water? Solo travelers feel right at home on the beaches of foreign shores. Family trips are much more relaxing when little ones can spend hours in the water while parents enjoy the sun. And there’s a reason honeymoons are frequently filled with turquoise seas and white sands.  Swimming vacations also provide a great way…

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…

Neon lights that spell love

It’s mid-February, which means that winter is (finally, maybe) drawing to a close — for Americans, anyway. It’s also the time we set aside to celebrate romantic relationships, to the tune of pink roses, bounteous boxes of chocolates and saccharine candy hearts. Saint Valentine’s Day has actually been celebrated for centuries as a feast day in the Christian church before…

Person making homemade pasta.

It's not just self-proclaimed foodies who think mealtimes are the most important part of the travel experience. Food is one of the most representative (and mouthwatering) parts of every culture around the world.  And if discovering new and delectable cuisines isn’t the main reason you travel in the first place, it will certainly become so after a visit to these…

Looking up at Guatape mountain in Colombia.

Whether you're looking for beautiful beaches or mountains that take your breath away, we've compiled some of our top nature destinations for 2020. Take a look! 1. Norway  The sheer size and intensity of Norway’s natural environment are what make jaws drop in this Scandinavian country. Water rules here. Sprawling fjords sit perfectly still at the base of mountains where…

South Nilandhe, Maldives

The winter months can be tough. The temperatures drop, snow and sleet coat the streets, and there’s less daylight. Some people bundle up and just trudge through the season, whereas others can become downright melancholy – or even depressed. When someone has the winter blues, a.k.a. seasonal affective disorder, they typically feel fatigued and moody. Many studies conclude one of…

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