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It’s Pride Month, and that means lifting up stories of the LGBTQ+ community. And what better time to explore new travel books than the beginning of summer? Whether you’re flying somewhere new in the next few months, or not going far, these travel books by queer voices will take you to new places.  The Black Penguin by Andrew Evans: Growing…

If you’re planning to visit Italy, a beach may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But there’s no reason it shouldn’t!  Europeans flock to southern Italy every summer for a beach vacation. Now, it’s your turn. Our list of destinations all have great beaches in common, but they each have their own cultural attractions worth visiting as…

While the pandemic hit pause on much of the travel industry in 2020 and the years that followed, there was one area of travel that saw an increase in interest: the humble road trip.  Long a part of American travel culture, domestic road trips had taken a backseat in the preceding decades as international flights became more attainable; quickly, easily…

hygge

Ah, winter. A season that’s often known for cold, snow, darkness and dreary moods. We fret about seasonal affective disorder (SAD) caused by fewer hours of sunlight and can feel trapped in our homes as outdoor hobbies that are easily accessible in milder seasons feel out of reach in colder temperatures.  But not everyone has this view of winter. In…

hot springs

With the weather turning colder, picture yourself on vacation soaking in the rich mineral waters of a hot spring surrounded by tropical volcanic forests or the Northern Lights overhead. Sound relaxing? While there are plenty of options for hot springs around the world, the following are some of the best highlights.  The best hot springs around the world include:  La…

haunted pilgrimages

Some see October as the time to pull out chunky sweater collections and sip on hot cider while walking through crunching piles of leaves. Others see it as the season to hunt the paranormal. If you happen to fall into the latter group, here are five haunted pilgrimages for your next autumnal ghost sighting.  Edinburgh Vaults: Edinburgh, United Kingdom It’s…

group of people standing holding up peace signs

Global Wellness Day will take place on June 12, 2021. The theme this year, aptly, is “Protecting Our Mental Wellness."  2020 was nothing short of a tumultuous year no matter who you are or where you live. The COVID-19 pandemic affected everyone on Earth and the longer it continues, the harder the toll it continues to take on mental health.…

Some travelers prefer the control of driving themselves when they’re abroad rather than being constrained to public transportation schedules or paying for taxis. But if you’re interested in driving yourself while abroad, you won't necessarily be able to just hop in a driver’s seat and go. From driving age restrictions to differing road etiquette, here's what you need to know…

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