Standing guard outside of Windsor Castle.

What to See and Do at Windsor Castle

By Ali Jennings

Most people know Windsor Castle as the venue for the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, swiftly followed by the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, but there’s far more to Windsor Castle than just royal matrimonial events.   Read more

United Kingdom Family Travel Architecture The Arts
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Portugal off the Beaten Path

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Portugal boasts some of the most beautiful coastlines, breathtaking sceneries, and unique architecture, making it one of the best travel destinations in Southern Europe.   Read more

Europe Off the Beaten Path
Gay Pride balloons

Where to Celebrate National Pride Month This June

By Lola Méndez

Cities across the States get a little more colorful as groups of people come together to celebrate Pride each year in June, with rainbow flags and clothes to symbolize gay pride.   Read more

United States LGBTQ Events & Festivals
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The City of Plovdiv: Treasures of the Ancient World

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Plovdiv is the 3rd oldest city in the world, whose history dates back over 6,000 years. This ancient city is often referred to as the “Paris of the Balkans” and quickly becoming a must-see tourist destination in Bulgaria.   Read more

Europe History
Disney World's Magic Kingdom castle

The Best Time to Visit Disney World

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Walt Disney World really is one of the happiest places on earth so, arguably, anytime is the best time to visit Disney! The yummy food you won’t normally have on a regular day, kids dressed up in their favorite Disney characters, thrilling rides, and an explosive sight of fireworks to … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel
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Best Travel Meals for Your Next Hotel Stay

By Cara Siera

Eating in new and exciting places — and experiencing unfamiliar flavors — has always been a highlight of my travels. But on long trips, dining out every meal can become taxing and expensive, and when you’re staying in a hotel, there isn’t always a way to prepare your own food … Read more   Read more

The World Health & Wellness Food & Drink
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An Adventurous Backpacking Route Through Southeast Asia

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The Southeast Asian region, particularly Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos has become increasingly popular among adventure backpackers. Travelers visiting the region, however, are frequently faced with a dilemma: which path to take.   Read more

Asia Adventure Backpacking & Camping
Bath, England on the river.

Amazing UK World Heritage Sites

By Ali Jennings

The United Kingdom is a country with a long and varied history, so it’s no surprise that it has a significant number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.   Read more

United Kingdom History Preservation
Harrison brothers store. Exteriorof Harrison Brothers Store. Alabama Photo: Kathleen Walls

Huntsville before it Became Rocket City

By Kathleen Walls

The world knows Huntsville, Alabama as Rocket City. Sure, it’s fun to visit the Space and Rocket Center, but there is another older part of Huntsville that is well worth a visit. You can step back to the place where Alabama first became a state; its constitution was ratified in … Read more   Read more

United States History
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Exploring the history and heritage of the Clayoquot Sound

By Sara Perillo

Why do certain experiences resonate with us the way they do? I spent a single day kayaking around the Clayoquot Sound – such an insignificant amount of time – and yet the experience was   Read more

Canada Nature & Outdoors
Dancing couple in Tel Aviv

Summer Travel’s Hottest Party Destinations

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Party animals, pay attention. Summer is here in full force. So, if you’re still looking for places to party like summer will never end, keep these top 12 party spots north of the equator in mind.   Read more

The World Lifestyle
Grinnell Lake from Grinnell Glacier Trail. Photo: Ali Wunderman

Glacier National Park: A beautiful place with an ugly history

By Ali Wunderman

It’s been a tough summer living right next to Glacier National Park. With international borders closed to U.S. travelers, Americans have set their sights on road tripping the national parks, especially in places of low population density, and by extension low COVID-19 cases.   Read more

United States History Social Responsibility
Coconut on a lazy beach

The Bittersweet Experience of Repatriation

By Breana Johnson

Becoming an expat in Sint Maarten was hard, with culture shock taking the wind out of my sails for days at a time at the beginning. It   Read more

United States Insights
Spain - Seville Tapas Bar

What a snack from southern Spain tells you about religious persecution

By David Pope

I was eating my favourite sandwich in a tapas bar in Seville when my mind was blown.   Read more

Spain Religious Travel Food & Drink History
A view of Mount Kinabalu.

There’s More to Kundasang, Borneo than Mount Kinabalu

By Ziba Redif

Farfetched as it may seem, the tiny Malaysian mountain town of Kundasang is sometimes compared to the pastoral villages in the Alps. S   Read more

Asia Off the Beaten Path