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Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands is a part of ancient history.

Searching for Monsters and Magic in the Scottish Highlands

By Daniel Baldwin

The Scottish Highlands are a place of ancient history, stunning natural beauty, and magic. Among the older generations, some claim that high in its earthy hills you’ll find the homes of creatures only heard about in legend.   Read more

United Kingdom Off the Beaten Path History
Meghalaya - Ri Kynjai is built into the forested slopes of a hill adjacent to the lake

Ri Kynjai — The Abode of Clouds in Misty Meghalaya

By Bandita Mukherjee

Blessed with rich biodiversity and dramatic terrains, this North-Eastern state of India with Assam to its north and Bangladesh to its south is a paradise for nature lovers. The matrilineal state has decked herself up wonderfully for adventure seekers and laid back travelers across the globe.   Read more

India Adventure Architecture
Fourth of July celebrations

10 notable Fourth of July celebrations across America

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

On July 4th, the nation sings Happy birthday to the United States of America.  This summer day is Independence Day in the US and one of the busiest travel and tourism holidays in North America. Flights coming to America and from coast to coast are full.  Hotels in the top … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel Events & Festivals History
spain-bear and strawberry tree

Animal Conservation in Spain

By Bianka Cramblit

When travelers dream of Spain, most think about wandering down cobblestone alleys, listening to the Spanish guitar, and drinking wine under the shadows of a towering medieval cathedral. However, it’s a mistake to think of Europe only in terms of its beautiful cities and centuries of human history. There is … Read more   Read more

Spain Conservation

Brazil: A Country for Every Travel Budget

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Brazil has a rich cultural heritage, countrywide celebrations, locally sourced scrumptious cuisine and natural attractions that attract millions of travelers every year.   Read more

Central and South America Budget Travel Events & Festivals The Arts
St. Simons Island lighthouse

St. Simons Museum Shows that War is Hell on the Home Front, Too.

By Kathleen Walls

St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia is filled with history. Its newest museum, the World War II Home Front Museum, gives a different view of the war from typical accounts.   Read more

United States History
Derek Cullen overlooking the habor on the Great Blasket Island in Irleland

One Magical Night on the Great Blasket Island in Ireland

By Derek Cullen

I was frustrated when the Wi-Fi died. My trip to the Great Blasket Island was hinging on the availability of a small boat, and I was now unable to contact the owner. However, after a ten-minute jog to the harbour in Dunquin, I was welcomed on board – the result … Read more   Read more

Ireland Off the Beaten Path
Ian and a group in Montana on a dinosaur dig. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

5 Places to See Dinosaur Fossils in the U.S.

By Breana Johnson

On your next trip, bring natural history to life with a dinosaur encounter! The U.S. offers many attractions where you can view dinosaur fossils—or even participate in a dino dig.   Read more

United States Accessible Experiences History
A traditional yurt with a view of Mongolian mountains.

Longing for isolation: A demanding journey through Mongolia

By Thomas Später

When I was desperately searching for a new place to explore without hundreds and thousands of other tourists around me, I came across a mysterious and equally attractive country called Mongolia.    Read more

Asia Experiences
Wheelchair traveler at the beach.

6 Top and Emerging Accessible Destinations

By Ali Jennings

As the world is becoming more aware of those that live with disabilities, it isn’t surprising that countries around the globe are working hard to make their cities more accessible for travelers and residents.   Read more

The World Accessible
Author on a deserted and unrehabilitated part of the Great Wall of China

One Night on the Great Wall of China

By Thomas Später

I have already traveled most of Asia, but never really had the chance to see the Great Wall of China. It was the end of May, when I touched down in Beijing after traveling both Japan and Mongolia for 8 days each. Using Beijing as a 3-day layover on the … Read more   Read more

Asia Experiences
Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona

Attractions on Arizona Tribal Land (That Aren’t Casinos)

By Breana Johnson

Looking for family-friendly attractions in Arizona? Support Native economy, experience culture, and have fun by visiting these destinations.   Read more

United States Family Travel Indigenous
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
KOA Campsite

What to do about Racism and Bigotry as Travelers of Conscience and Culture

By Ian Fitzpatrick

With everything taking place in the world from the coronavirus pandemic, global recession, and America’s racial reckoning, even a brief escape from these problems can be an elixir for the body, mind, spirit, and soul.   Read more

United States Backpacking & Camping Insights Social Responsibility
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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