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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 to forget about social distancing, and get lost in these...

Virtual Field Trips

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 to ensure kids get the support they need to...

what to know before traveling to Italy

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...

responsible tourism

Responsible Travel: The Changing Ethics of Voluntourism

Do you want to make the world a better place? Are you looking to impact local communities in positive, long-term ways through responsible travel? If so, that’s a worthy goal, and one we stand behind. But here’s the thing. Over the past decade, volunteer travel programs have grown exponentially. Voluntourism is now a multimillion-dollar business, and for every sustainable program,...