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International travel came grinding to a halt in 2020, crushing the vacation plans of people all over the world. Parents who’d been looking to experience new cultures with their kids were suddenly left marooned inside their own homes instead. With the inaccessibility of foreign soils, we’ve had to get creative with cultural immersion. The beauty of at-home travel is that…

12 Things More Likely to Kill Than Sharks

Shark Week, when fascinated viewers are told tales of vicious sharks inhabiting every ocean on the planet, is just around the corner. The stories of these murderous creatures, coupled with a few close-ups of their rows of sharp teeth, have incited paranoia ever since the first bloodthirsty beast in Jaws. In fact, 51 percent of Americans admit to being absolutely…

Avoid Vacation Scams

Nothing can ruin a vacation quicker than falling for a scam. Whether it happens during the planning stages or while you’re at your destination, it can leave you feeling cheated, gullible, and ripped off. In the worst case scenario, it can put your finances in jeopardy and force you to cut your trip short – or cancel it all together.…

Laptop Ban on Airline Flights

Air travel to the United States soon could become much more inconvenient if an expected expansion of the ban on laptop computers goes into effect. Officials from the Department of Homeland Security are meeting to discuss banning all laptop computers and larger electronic devices from carry-on baggage for any flight departing from Europe to the United States. Here’s what you…

It’s “Dry January.” If you are actively observing or avoiding this semi-popular wellness activity, you know that Dry January is the trend whereby people give up alcohol for the month of January as a way to recover from holiday indulgences. And whether I believe in it or not, I am participating for the second year in a row. In addition to…

For the first time in decades, U.S. citizens can now travel to Cuba for vacation and tourism. However, given the country’s long history of embargo with its southern neighbor, it’s not as easy as booking a ticket and hopping on the next flight to Havana. There are still certain restrictions and bureaucratic hoops that you’ll have to navigate before you…

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