2020 Guide to the US National Parks

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Rocky Mountain National Park: The Complete Guide for 2020

For the better half of the last century, Rocky Mountain National Park was overlooked in favor of tried-and-true gems like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite. But in the last ten years, substantial increases in annual visitor numbers has allowed Rocky Mountain National Park to creep up the list and become not only the most […]

10 of the Best Theme Park Halloween Events for 2020

With COVID safety regulations in place through the fall, theme parks around the world have devised some positively devilish ways to keep the Halloween spirit alive— or in this case, undead—in 2020. This year, look forward to socially-distanced halloween events, haunted houses, nighttime coaster rides, pumpkin-spiced treats, and open-air scare zones with creepy creatures lurking […]

Shenandoah National Park: The Complete Guide for 2020

Less than two hours south of Washington, D.C, sits Shenandoah: 196,000-acres of craggy outcrops, rock bridges, cascading falls, and dense forests (and the only national park in Virginia). Fox, black bear, deer and salamander thrive in the park’s protected trees, while campers and hikers adventure high atop the park’s Blue Ridge for fresh mountain breeze. […]

Grand Teton National Park: The Complete Guide for 2020

Prepare to be stunned by Grand Teton National Park. A wonderland of gnarled and twisted rock spires that jut to over 4,100 meters above sea level, it occupies a 40-mile stretch of the great Rocky Mountains, just 10 miles south of Yellowstone. But it’s not just soaring summits here. Landscapes range from wildflower meadows to […]

Grand Canyon National Park: The Complete Guide for 2020

You’ve read about it in books. You’ve seen it in the movies. Offering unique adventures and otherworldly views, Grand Canyon National Park lives up to the hype plus some. This “great wonder of nature” (President Theodore Roosevelt’s words, not mine) is the largest of the three Arizona national parks, open year-round, and welcomes over 5.5 […]

Hiking Roy’s Peak: Everything You Need to Know Before the Climb

If you haven’t heard of Roy’s Peak, you’ve probably seen at least one glorious pic of it on Instagram. With bird’s-eye views of sparkling Glendhu Bay and fresh air that feels therapeutic to inhale, it’s hands down one of the best hikes in New Zealand. Oh, did I mention that most people hitchhike to get there? […]

Olympic National Park: The Complete Guide for 2020

Olympic National Park might just be the closest the United States comes to New Zealand. At Olympic (AKA, the one and only national park in Washington), lofty mountains crash skywards to snow fields while dense rainforests teem with life below. Fueled by a constant supply of precipitation (up to 150 inches per year!), these lands […]

Lassen Volcanic National Park: The Complete Guide for 2020

There’s no doubt about it: Lassen Volcanic National Park is a weird and wild place. Where else can you lurch from steaming fumaroles and broiling mud plots to idyllic alpine scenery with the turn of a hiking trail? Where else can you scramble up Cinder Cone scree slopes by day and gaze into some of […]

Bryce Canyon National Park: The Complete Guide for 2020

As if the word hoodoo isn’t cool enough, the park where you can find these towering geologic creations is even cooler. Hoodoo means “to bewitch,“ which is the exact effect that Bryce Canyon’s whimsical rock formations and winding trails will have on you. Bryce Canyon National Park is a treasure trove for those who like […]

Saguaro National Park: The Complete Guide for 2020

“Do whatever you want” – the Saguaro cactus. Pronounced “suh·waa·row,” these tree-like blossoming desert cacti are kind of hard to define. They can live 200 years. They can grow up to 49 arms. But there’s no pressure, so some of them don’t grow any arms at all. Some Saguaros spend 10 years growing only two […]

Acadia National Park: The Complete Guide for 2020

Just south of Bar Harbor, Maine, lies Acadia: 47,000-acres of wild woodland, rocky beaches, private islands, and dusty pink mountain peaks. Moose, bear, whales and seabirds hang close to the national park‘s nearly-untouched Atlantic coast, while campers and hikers adventure deep within its emerald trees. This patch of jagged coastal Maine is where New Englanders vacation, […]

Mammoth Cave National Park: The Complete Guide for 2020

Mammoth Cave —the longest tunnel cave system in the world—formed over 10 million years ago, but wasn’t designated as an official US national park until July 1, 1941. The cave earned its name for both the size of its massive caverns and its hundreds of miles of explorable passageways. Within the cave’s 412 miles of […]

The Latest Travel News

What Research Tells Us About How, When Coronavirus Might End

The World Health Organization, worldwide governments, and healthcare security agencies are halting travel as we continue to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. Although current travel bans just apply to trips scheduled during the first half of the year, collective panic and worldwide chaos are causing travelers to seriously rethink their longterm travel plans. When vacations are […]

CDC Issues Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a very rare domestic travel advisory urging people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to “refrain from non-essential domestic travel” for the next two weeks. This advisory follows President Trump’s suggestions to ban New Yorkers— who have seen death rates soar over the last few days— from traveling […]

These Coronavirus-Inspired TikToks Will Get You Through Self-Isolation

Last week we brought you our favorite Coronavirus Twitter memes; this week we’ll dive into Tik Tok compile a few of the app’s most creative Coronavirus-inspired songs, dances and videos. Despite the fact that coronavirus itself definitely isn’t funny, the entire world has been transforming frazzled energy into humor—something that doctors actually suggest for your […]

Coronavirus: Italy Sees Signs of Hope, U.S Extends Social Distancing

While Italy sees small signs of hope as the Coronavirus mortality rate drops for a third day in a row, infectious disease experts in the United States warn that the pandemic could still kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans and potentially infect millions. In a move motivated by the nation’s rapidly growing numbers — as of […]

Airlines Slash Travel Fares Over Coronavirus: Should You Book?

Airline fares are dropping nearly everywhere while fear and uncertainty over Coronavirus grows. The virus is halting most travel plans, but others are snagging up flights at rock bottom prices. Should you take advantage of the travel deals or stay grounded and close to home? Here’s the scoop: Should I book flight deals during the […]

European Union Moves to Block All Non Essential Travel

As more countries move to close their borders, the President of the European Commission announced new guidelines on border measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus. The proposal sent to G7 partners and heads of states on March 16th, 2020, calls for a 30 day ban on non-essential travel to all 27 countries in the […]

Traveling from US to Europe during Coronavirus: The Latest Guidelines and Restrictions

For frequent travelers, Coronavirus is wreaking some serious havoc. With CDC-driven travel advisories, confusion around travel insurance coverage during a pandemic and drama around airline change fees, this has been one crazy week. But, some of the biggest news yet came when President Trump announced a 30-day travel ban starting Friday, March 13th from select […]

Canceling Travel During Coronavirus: Which Airlines are Waiving Change Fees

As uncertainty grows and more countries are added to the Coronavirus travel ban list, travelers worldwide are wondering what they can do about their upcoming trip. Thankfully, most airlines are waiving change fees and cancellation costs for travel through April 30, 2020, and some airlines are even waiving change fees for flights booked today, so […]

Does Travel Insurance Cover Coronavirus?

I’m a travel professional with a heavy travel schedule over the next few months. As news was breaking about the spread of the Coronavirus worldwide, I quickly started researching my options. Could I safely cancel my flights? Who’s responsible for the costs? Is travel insurance worth it? Does travel insurance even cover Coronavirus? While I […]

The Latest Coronavirus Travel Ban and Guidelines

The U.S. State Department is warning Americans not to travel to 50+ countries across the globe. Updated: March 30th, 2020 The Coronavirus — a virus that causes a fever and symptoms of the upper respiratory system, like a sore throat, coughing, and a runny nose — has spread to at least 102 countries, with roughly […]

You Can Explore These 6 Massive Ice Castles In January

Ice Castles is an enchanting winter phenomenon that brings fairytales to life. The frozen, tactile art exhibit pops up in six cities across North America this January. The Ice Castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, and fountains. According to the Ice Castles site, each castle is built by hand and takes […]

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