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Safer Travels: How to Stay Safe Traveling

Although restrictions remain in place, travel is at the forefront of many peoples’ minds. Cabin fever has reached an all-time high, and travelers long to stretch their legs and get away from too much screen time. What’s more, many travel destinations desperately need to boost the economy, getting local businesses back on track for success. As attractions continue to reopen,...

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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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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...

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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,...

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10 Benefits of Traveling as a Family in 2020

Did you know that two-thirds of conversations between children and parents are about daily routine? Or that 65 percent of parents say that they only have time to play with their kids occasionally? As for kids, 25 percent report only talking to their parents about “something important” once a week. Why am I bringing up these statistics? Certainly not to...

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What to Do While Traveling Ireland with Kids

What to Do While Traveling Ireland with Kids Do you long to explore the pulse of one of Europe’s dynamic capitals? Or, wish to head into the idyllic countryside for a cycling adventure? Then, look no further than a family vacation to Ireland. You can stay in one of the Emerald Isle’s 30,000 castles where you’ll enjoy the luxury and...