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“Discovery is the journey; insight is the destination.”

–Gary Hamel
The stories below are a mix of opinions, thoughts, reflections and revelations from travel experiences. Some stories suggest an idea others highlight a discovery, experience, perception or observation.
Travel storytelling or travel insights is an interesting way to experience the beauty and ups and downs of the journeys done by different travelers. Never mind if you can’t take the journey, but you can always read and enjoy the travel experiences and explore places through someone else’s vision.
Matshona Dhliwayo says that insight–not intelligence or understanding– is meant to foster perception and contemplation. It is our hope that you’ll gain greater travel insights through these stories.

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Here’s what to expect as international travel returns

By Audrey Lim

It feels like second-nature now, packing hand sanitisers in our bags, getting our temperatures taken at checkpoints, and having face-masks at the ready. So what trends can we expect to see in post-pandemic travel?   Read more

The World Health & Wellness Insights
Freedom Park sculpture Birmingham AL

In the Footsteps of Birmingham’s Civil Rights Movement (Lowell Thomas Award-Winning show)

Birmingham, Alabama is considered ground zero in the civil rights movement.  In the 1950s, African-Americans of all ages in Birmingham drew a proverbial line in the sand against racial segregation.  Their stories, struggles and ultimate success over Jim Crow laws is on display at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in … Read more   Read more

United States Insights History
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Remembering 9/11 Twenty-plus Years Later

By Terri Marshall

I’ll never forget the bright blue skies as I watched an airplane fly into the World Trade Center’s North Tower at 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001.   Read more

United States Insights History
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Dark Tourism in Cambodia: Exploitation and Cultural Insensitivity

By Tara Tadlock

Over four years in the early 1970s, Cambodia, a Southeast Asian country now frequented by backpacking tourists, faced one of the worst human atrocities imaginable– a state-sponsored genocide wiping out one-third of the nation’s population.   Read more

Asia Insights Social Responsibility
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Lessons I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Digital Nomad

By Ali Jennings

Becoming a digital nomad is the dream lifestyle for many people nowadays. This shouldn’t come as a surprise.   Read more

The World Insights
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Around the World in 16 Photos

By Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

Photos and good storytelling inspire and engage our senses so we have curated this compelling photo essay from 16 fellow travelers who have memorable travel stories to share.   Read more

The World Insights
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Canoe Camping: Tips to Survive The Ultimate Physically-Distanced Adventure

By Nikki Gillingham

If you haven’t tried canoe camping yet and are on the hunt for new physically-distanced activities, you may want to find a spot for it on your list of things to try before winter officially arrives.   Read more

The World Backpacking & Camping Insights
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48 Top Travel Tips That Frequent Travelers Swear By

By Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a novice adventurer, these 48 top travel tips from frequent travelers are sure to enhance your next journey.   Read more

The World Insights
Dotty Wotty House front view.Kathleen Walls

The Heidelberg Project: A Detroit Artist’s Political Protest

By Kathleen Walls

Award-winning artist and sculptor Tyree Guyton started The Heidelberg Project in 1986 as a political protest after he returned to his old Detroit neighborhood, the Heidelberg area in the McDougall-Hunt Neighborhood, and found dereliction and debris.   Read more

United States Insights The Arts Preservation
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8 exciting destinations to consider for 2023

By Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

In 2023, the world is brimming with exciting destinations waiting to be explored by avid travelers. Although we’re half-way through the year there is still time to plan for the remaining months. Whether you seek cultural immersion, natural beauty, historical landmarks, or thrilling adventures, the following eight destinations should be … Read more   Read more

The World Insights
Jeff Jenkins of Chubby Diaries

Inclusive Travel Revolution: Exploring the world as a plus-size traveler

By Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

In a world where travel media often showcases a limited range of body types, Jeff Jenkins, the founder of Chubby Diaries and host of National Geographic’s Never Say Never, is breaking barriers and promoting inclusivity.   Read more

The World Insights Social Responsibility
Cape May beach in New Jersey

Discover the Mid-Atlantic’s Best Summer Destinations for Unforgettable Adventures

By Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

Summer is officially here so it’s time to start planning your next vacation. If you’re looking for a diverse range of experiences, breathtaking landscapes, and a rich cultural heritage, the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States is an ideal destination.   Read more

United States Insights
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Where You Should Travel Based On Your Astrology Chart

By Haley Comet

Looking for inspiration on where your next travel location should be? See where the stars align for you with an astrology technique called AstroGeography!   Read more

The World Insights
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One Night in Jail: A Travel Horror Story

By Katherine Bertrand

Suddenly, below several work emails and app notifications, a Whatsapp message from your mother catches your eye: “Well… I just had the longest shower…ate breakfast and drinking 3 cups of coffee… I just spent my first night ‘ever’ in jail.”   Read more

Mexico Insights
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“Don’t Buy the Cheap Tickets” and more tips from an airline insider

Airline industry expert Kewwin McKenzie shares important airline tips that he’s gained from his experience of traveling around the world during the pandemic and the common mistakes people make when booking airline tickets.   Read more

The World Insights