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Traveling with pets can be tricky, and most travelers leave them behind to avoid worrying about the safety of their furry (or scaly) friend. However, considering that your pet is very likely considered part of the family, there’s a good chance you’ll want to bring little Fido along for a trip at some point in time. If so, there are…

Agritourism may not be a term you’re familiar with, but if you’ve ever visited a farm, went apple picking, or stomped on grapes Lucy-style at a vineyard, you’ve experienced it. Agritourism comes in many different forms—even stopping at a roadside produce stand can fall under the umbrella term—and it’s been a rapidly growing form of sustainable tourism.  Generally speaking, agritourism…

A centuries-old golden temple. Prehistoric enormous stones atop vast grassland.  An ancient holy city for three different religions. All around the world, you can find a multitude of popular pilgrimage sites for the pious or intrigued traveler. And even though some of these destination spots may only appeal to people of the same faith, anyone can appreciate the cultural significance…

If uncomfortably narrow seats and unsuccessful attempts to fall asleep while sitting upright have tainted your memory of flying economy-class style, you’re not alone. While many would say seat comfort is one of the most important aspects of flying, some airlines have taken over-the-top measures to make sure their passengers have the best of the best, from incredible airline beds…

When you travel to a new place, you usually have some concern over making sure you adhere to local customs and etiquette practices (assuming you have some level of self-awareness). What’s the proper greeting? How do I cross my legs without offending someone? Is my go-to hand gesture considered obscene? Smart travelers pay attention to travel etiquette, and we’re here…

For many tourists, flights are booked with one thing in mind: cost. If the price is right, travelers are quick to schedule flights with one or multiple layovers, rather than paying for the more expensive direct flight. The following 5 European airports are proclaimed to be the worst places for flight connections in the continent due to lengthy transfer processes,…

The popularity of ecotourism continues to grow, and as with all marketable movements—“organic” foods come to mind—suppliers wrap themselves in the buzzword in order to sell their wares. How is the buying public to discern what hews to the highest standards? Enter the experts with the experience and knowledge to set the standards. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) has spent…

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