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Wild Wanderlust: 25 National Park Virtual Tours

Wild Wanderlust: 25 National Park Virtual Tours Lately, I’ve read a few articles comparing COVID-19 and the Spanish Flu. They’ve got me thinking about both pandemics and just how far we’ve come in 100 years. In 1918, virology was in its infancy. And as for staying in touch while social distancing? That required stamps and paper. Today, we enjoy superior...

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Best Foreign Films for Family Movie Night

Best Foreign Films for Family Movie Night. Do you have a family movie night tradition? If not, now’s a great time to start one. It gives family members something to look forward to each week and new topics to discuss around the dinner table. Whether scheduling a regular family flick night is new or something you’ve already got in place,...

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10 Best Travel Books for Kids: Ready, Set, Adventure!

Would you like to encourage curiosity in your children? How about global awareness? There’s no better way than with the best travel books for kids. Last week, we discussed great travel reads for adults, and now it’s time to see what children are enjoying, from picture books to chapter books. Great stories about travel help children expand their horizons and...

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7 Best Travel Books: Not All Who Read Are Lost

7 Best Travel Books: Not All Who Read Are Lost. Let’s face it. Staying sane in the age of remote work, social distancing, and makeshift homeschooling can feel like a challenge. Surfing the internet has gone from a fun pastime to a daily reminder of an invisible enemy we didn’t even know existed six months ago. Life has changed drastically,...

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12 Travel Photos to Fuel Your Wanderlust

12 Travel Photos to Fuel Your Wanderlust. From the lavender fields of France to the rice fields of Vietnam, the world contains incredible landscapes that must be seen to be believed. While we may not be able to travel right now, that doesn’t mean we can’t dream about some of the most gorgeous destinations on the planet. Take a moment...

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30 Virtual Field Trips to Captivate Your Children’s Imaginations

30 Virtual Field Trips to Captivate Your Children’s Imaginations Strict new directives in New York, Illinois, and California meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in one in five Americans ordered to stay at home. If you’re like many across the country, you’re likely now juggling remote work and homeschooling children. Many schools have gone the extra mile...

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How to Become a Sustainable Travel Hero

In the 1950s, before the advent of commercial jets, about 25 million people took international trips. Over the decades, this number has exploded to more than 1.3 billion tourists trekking the globe. Researchers project tourism will continue its upward trajectory, reaching three billion people by 2050.  While this is great for the tourism and hospitality industry, destinations are feeling the...

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Culture Club: What to Know Before Traveling to Italy

The food, the people, the landscapes, the culture —Italy’s charms prove many. There’s no place quite like it in the world. No wonder travelers return to this gem of the Mediterranean time and again.  Whether you’ve visited before or are considering your first trip, there are a few things that you should understand about the “Bel Paese” (“Beautiful Country”) and...

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What to Do While Traveling Italy with Kids

Many people refer to Italy as “the boot” because of the shape of its landmass. But locals call it “Bel Paese” (the “beautiful country”). When you visit, you’ll quickly understand why. From crystal-clear Alpine lakes to the wooded hills of the Apennines and the coastal cliffs of the Italian Riviera, Italy comes packed with marvelous sights.  What’s more, it boasts...

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6 Tips for Planning a Family Sabbatical

If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest or Instagram, you may have seen the happy-go-lucky photos of families who’ve decided to eschew the responsibilities of life, transforming into nomadic world travelers and influencers. They homeschool their kids, providing them with what they describe as world school experiences. And we say, more power to them! Of course, many families can’t make...