LOOK WHAT I FOUND – SPRING.
by Tone Daley I’ve been traveling and living internationally for the last 30 years. Today will mark the longest period of time I’ve spent in my home country since 1990. Being under a stay at home order for the last six weeks is a new way of “being”, for sure. Initially not knowing when I could book […]
Top 5 Travel Pitfalls!
International travel provides unique opportunities for fantastic adventures, experiencing new cultures, and creating lasting memories with family and friends. One complication is enough to flip the script on a trip and sends things spiraling. A journey abroad can be fraught with trials and tribulations, from unexpected delays and lost luggage to ill-stricken travel companions. Fear […]
FEEL THE SUMMER OF 22
It’s a numbers game. Data shapes our perceptions and informs our choices. Recent digits, like 19, have come to represent challenges while others, like 22, offer opportunities. As the Taylor Swift song says, “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22,” as in the Summer of 2022! The leisure season is fast approaching, and […]
Traveling The Movies
Who hasn’t wished they could visit the worlds of their favorite movies or television series at one time or another? Plan an ultimate fan vacation and travel the movies by visiting the filming locations of the most iconic films and TV series! Tourism hasn’t quite reached the point where ‘traveling by map’ is a real […]
FOUR LEAF CLOVERS ON ALL FOUR CORNERS
Aside from green beer, Irish-inspired clothing, shamrock shakes, and parades, St. Patrick’s Day celebrates more than 1,500 years of tradition for Irish Catholics and revelers of all stripes. March 17 honors the 5th-century death of the English-born saint. Captured and sold into slavery by Irish raiders as a youth, Patrick discovered faith through adversity. After […]
Smithsonian Magazine reported on a study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology proffers that individuals who participate in small creative projects will experience a sense of happiness regularly. Within the study, cooking and baking were one of those variables tested for a boost of serotonin. The control that comes with measuring ingredients and the […]
In 1885, the birthday of President George Washington became a national holiday in the United States. The event later became known as Presidents’ Day in 1971 after the passage of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which cemented three-day weekends for the nation’s workers and a day to celebrate all US presidents, past and present. In […]
All You Can’t Leave Behind!
How does one prepare for a journey to destinations abroad? International travel is the ultimate enriching adventure full of cultural discovery, natural beauty, history, exotic foods, and YOLO moments! Preparing for such an event can invoke stress when preparing to leave home base. Start from a position of preparedness to safeguard your trip and maximize […]
A VALENTINE’S DAY AWAY
Candy hearts and greeting cards bursting with romance (and cheese) adorn the retail shelves. Couples and singles alike prepare for Cupid’s big day out. Valentine’s Day in 2022 offers more than stale chocolates, cheesy one-liners, and wilting roses because the travel industry is back, baby! Like Eddie Money says, “I’ve got two tickets to paradise, […]
CHAPTER 2: SPRING BREAK TRENDS TO TRAVEL
This next addition to the 2022 Book of Travel is sure to excite eager spring-breakers as the spotlight shines on the most popular international destinations. Remember when Spring meant an influx of domestic and international travelers? Echoes of those halcyon days are ringing through the upcoming travel season. Industry experts predict upticks in passport stamps […]
THE BOOK OF TRAVEL 2022
The first chapter in the book of 2022 finds the new year awash with fluctuating travel policies, sanitizing policies, and excited travelers eager to move on and get back to real life. According to ABC News, travelers have good news as the UK recently lifted COVID restrictions and will soon eliminate travel test requirements for the vaccinated. […]
ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE!
With a collective sigh, the world bids farewell to 2021, a year viewed by many as slightly better than the last (insert 2021 trials). · Safeguard nature -conserve our fragile ecosystems · Combat climate change – reduce the carbon footprint of tourism · Empower communities – celebrate local cultures, improve livelihoods of host communities · […]
GOT TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE?
The pandemic continues to change the way people travel. Nations across the globe are requiring visitors to comply with proof of vaccination, negative COVID testing, and minimum travel insurance coverage mandates. Travel restrictions are creeping back into the conversation as COVID lingers like an uninvited party guest who won’t leave, drinks all the best booze, […]
For 5,000 years, the Inuit, Yupik, and Inupiat peoples weathered unrelenting conditions in the world’s coldest regions in domed shelters of packed snow and ice. What was once a matter of survival for these ancient settlers has evolved into Glacier Glamping (glamorous camping), and modern travel tribes are all about the fun of it! Glacier […]
RESORTS OF LAST RESORT!
The birds can have the South! Winter months signal a time for reflection as thoughts turn to the promise of a new year. A slip in one’s attitude for gratitude is understandable given the symphony of gloom emanating from media screens. The prospect of light piercing the darkness of 2020-21 is a dopamine boost for […]
WORK’N FOR A LIVE’N
It looks like business travel is on the rise. A recent Global Rescue survey shows companies are returning to the skyways and byways sooner than excepted. While the corporate traveler segment is far from a full recovery, experts say bleisure travel, a combination of business and leisure, will play a significant role in getting employees back to those halcyon days […]
SMALL FOOTPRINT, BIG IMPACT
Could it be that Airbnb’s and hotels are not fully reflecting the transformative nature of the travel recovery? In a time of global reprioritization, the travel industry is reinventing itself by prioritizing sustainability and redefining responsible tourism. The influence of which is nowhere better seen than in the rising popularity of tiny homes. These small […]
TRAVEL WITH PURPOSE
The travel industry is continuing its recovery by focusing on Travel with Purpose. Organizations in various destinations are offering travel packages designed for conscientious travelers who want to give back. Tourists and business professionals alike can support companies dedicated to causes improving the lives of individuals and communities. It’s time to pack for impact! From hotels and […]
GHOSTING AROUND THE GLOBE!
It’s the time of the year when leaves blaze red and children dressed in gaudy costumes scramble from porch to porch, past the flickering glow of jack-o-lanterns, to announce their intent to plunder all the confectionary treats they can carry! Whether it’s Tricks or Treats, spending a night in the pumpkin patch (looking at you, […]
Calling on the Wild
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, there are now more than 4,000 national parks around the globe. Weighing factors like accessibility, an abundance of wildlife, camping opportunities, and breathtaking natural landmarks, U.S. Travel News has compiled a list of the 20 best national parks in the world. The United States is home to many of the top-ranked […]
GLOBAL FAST PASS
The first theme parks opened in the mid-twentieth century, and their popularity has increased ever since. Visiting a theme park is considered the quintessential vacation for many families. Over the years, many parks have opened around the globe to offer a wide array of thrills and wonderment. Theme Park Insider highlighted the World’s Top 25 Most Visited Theme […]