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Ghost Towns and Goblins: Halloween Traditions in the Lone Star State

By Courtney Campbell

The Lone Star State contains some unique Halloween traditions. Filled with ghost towns, haunted hotels, and spooky lore, Texas has summoned attention for its intense connection to the paranormal.   Read more

United States Experiences History
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Safe and Spooky: Where to enjoy Halloween from a Social Distance

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Halloween is around the corner and the ghouls and goblins are coming for us whether we’re ready or not. This time they will be frightening us from a safe distance. But don’t worry because your adrenaline will still run high.   Read more

The World Family Travel Events & Festivals
Barcelona is famous for its stunning architecture

The Architectural Delights of Barcelona

By Simone Galic

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in the world, and once you’ve had a glimpse of the architecture it’s easy to see why.   Read more

Spain Architecture
Birdwatching At a bird santuary, Maleny, Australia. Photo: Cara Siera

Grab a Field Guide: Birdwatching Enhances Your Connection to Place

By Cara Siera

“Once you begin bird-watching, no street, sky, or forest ever looks the same: Birds are everywhere, and their comings and goings tell stories most humans aren’t attuned to.”   Read more

The World Nature & Outdoors
Japanese American Exclusion Memorial | Stone with plaque telling of events. Photo: Kathleen Walls

Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

By Kathleen Walls

On March 30, 1942, armed soldiers with rifles and bayonets marched 276 men, women, and children of Japanese descent aboard a ship to be sent to exclusion camps. Most of them were American citizens. This didn’t happen in Japan or some foreign country. It happened on Bainbridge Island, Washington.   Read more

United States History Humanity
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The Seven Rila Lakes – A cold and very challenging Bulgarian winter hike

By The Seven Rila Lakes – A cold and very challenging Bulgarian winter hike

In November 2021, my best friend and I decided to visit the beautiful country of Bulgaria. We knew Bulgaria isn’t really a place for winter vacation (unless you like skiing and snowboarding), but wanted to check out a specific destination: The Seven Rila Lakes!   Read more

Europe Adventure Nature & Outdoors
London - Bristol Harbor, Bristol, England is outside of London, England.

Escape from London: 6 Cities in the UK to Visit

By Ali Jennings

London is the major port of call for most travelers coming to the United Kingdom, and there’s certainly lots in the capital to keep you entertained for weeks on end.   Read more

United Kingdom Off the Beaten Path
The Carnton House where Confederate soldiers were treated during the Franklin battle. Photo: Kathleen Walls

Franklin, Tennessee’s Historic Trilogy

By Kathleen Walls

The battle of Franklin was a turning point in the Civil War. Most historians agree it was the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.   Read more

United States History
Earth embedded in a beautiful sunflower is a reminder about eco-friendly travel as an imperative.

How to Make Your Trip More Eco-Friendly

By Ali Jennings

More and more of us are becoming aware of the impact our carbon footprint has on the globe and are already taking steps to limit this.   Read more

The World Social Responsibility Sustainability
Wupatki. Photo: Breana Johnson

Protecting Pottery and the Past

By Breana Johnson

Agua Fria National Monument protects nearly 500 ancient Native American homes within four distinct settlements.   Read more

United States History The Arts
BedFord Peak | Beautiful Santa Ana Mountain range. Photo: Thomas Später

Bedford Peak – A hidden gem with a breathtaking 360° view

By Thomas Später

Bedford Peak can be reached via a 12 km (7 miles) roundtrip hike and is located at an elevation of 1161 meters (3800 feet), offering an outstanding 360° view over the surrounding mountain range as well as the adjacent valleys. On days with good visibility, Lake Matthews can even be … Read more   Read more

United States Adventure Nature & Outdoors
Monastery of Gelati

How a Trip to Georgia Changed My Life

By Ali Jennings

Transformational travel has been one of the biggest travel trends in recent years. Put simply, transformational travel is taking trips with the specific intent to experience something life changing in order to learn and grow as a person.   Read more

Europe Transformative History
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How travelling responsibly can help preserve our planet

By Audrey Lim

Here’s some food for thought. We’re now in an era in which human activity is the dominant influence on our climate and the environment. Scary, I know.   Read more

Oceania Sustainability
Amazing stone formation of Red Rock Canyon. Photo: Thomas Später

Red Rock Canyon – A perfect getaway from Las Vegas

By Thomas Später

Visiting the beautiful Red Rock Canyon, an often-overlooked national conservation area that is located only 15 miles outside Las Vegas and features hiking and trails, plants and wildlife, outstanding geology and camping.   Read more

United States Nature & Outdoors
A temple in the Chiang Mai province in Thailand.

Discovering Traditional Arts in Thailand’s Golden Triangle

By Katie Dundas

The Golden Triangle region of Northern Thailand sits at the intersection of three Southeast Asian countries along the Mekong and Ruak Rivers: Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. A visit to this area is an incredible way to learn about the culture, history, and traditional arts of the region, which have been … Read more   Read more

Asia History The Arts Social Responsibility