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3 Fairy-Tale Romanian Castles for Your Bucket List

Romania: home of the ostentatiously large Communist-era parliament palace, Count Dracula’s famously creepy Transylvania, and some of the very best castles in Europe. Lofty claim, you may be thinking. Lots of castles in Europe. And you’re right. But there’s something magical — and definitely spooky— about Romanian castles and their connection to dark and mysterious […]

Zion National Park: The Complete Guide for 2020

If you love: crying out of sheer happiness, seeing something so beautiful that you take 80 pictures of basically the same thing, and the Milky Way, Zion National Park is the place for you. From extreme hikes for those who don’t mind heights to leisurely paved strolls along the Virgin River, at this uber-famous Utah national […]

The Best Things to Do in Hanoi (After Dark)

Hitting Hanoi’s dimly lit streets is easily one of the best things to do in Vietnam. The city’s chaotic vibrancy continues well into the evening, especially if you know the right places to look. Whether it’s dancing late into the night with a bunch of strangers or meandering through alleyway-sized markets, the capital of Vietnam […]

National Parks: Every Park in the US By State

From swivel chairs to space rockets, the US has had some darn bright ideas over its short history. But of all the ideas that have changed the world, the national parks system is surely close to the top. It was way back in 1872 that the sulfur-belching lands of Yellowstone were designated as protected lands […]

The Blonde Abroad’s Guide to a Weekend in New Orleans

Welcome to the weird, wonderful, and truly one-of-a-kind streets of the Big Easy. Even if you’ve been all over the United States, you’ve never been anywhere quite like New Orleans. Often lost in the so-called flyover country, Louisiana is an undiscovered gem for countless travelers. A world away from California, New York, Florida and other […]

35 of the Best Things to Do in Sicily

Seductively beautiful with diverse landscapes that range from sandy beaches and chains of charming islets to mountain ranges and archeological ruins, Sicily is a beautiful island located off the south coast of Italy. The land of the Cyclops has been inhabited by everyone from Arabs and Byzantines to Greeks and Romans, making it a cultural […]

Glacier National Park: The Complete Guide for 2020

At Glacier National Park, the very ground is sacred. Moose, grizzly bears, mountain goats, lynx and wolverine roam free among mountains, lakes and trees. With over a million acres of land, ancient holy stories are sustained by vigorous natural and cultural preservation standards and pristine mountain air.  The American settlers called Glacier National Park “the Crown […]

11 Dreamy Destinations on Lake Garda

There are the crags of the Prealps. There are the silhouettes of Dolomites on the horizon. You’ve got dashes of lemon orchards and vineyards. Feel the fizz of Prosecco. See the mirror-like sheen of the water. It can only be Lake Garda (AKA, one the best things to do in Italy). A gorgeous and grand […]

33 of the Best Things to Do in Cape Town

Cape Town: a coming-together of landscapes, cultures and cuisines. This unique, mesmerizing city —crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park—continues to enchant everyone who visits. The Mother City has a lot to offer, from gorgeous natural getaways to multicultural city streets. If you’re looking for a perfect Cape Town itinerary (but not sure where to start), […]

Capitol Reef National Park: The Complete Guide for 2020

The name Capitol Reef evokes images of tropical coastlines and marine life, which may seem odd for the name of a national park smack dab in the middle of landlocked Utah. Early settlers thought the park’s seemingly impenetrable 87-mile long wrinkle in the Earth’s crust looked like a “reef,” and that its giant white Navajo […]

46 of the Best Things to Do in Toronto

Twenty years ago, nobody would have called Toronto a world-class city. But things change quickly in Canada’s biggest metropolis. A skyrocketing real estate market, a championship-winning NBA team, burgeoning high-end restaurants, expansive bike lanes and waterfront trails, the existence of Drake, one of the world’s biggest Pride parades— Toronto is now home to some of […]

Yellowstone National Park: The Complete Guide for 2020

Spread over three states and covering a hiking-boot-battering 2.2 million acres, Yellowstone National Park is one of the most iconic national parks in all of America. Clichés aside, it’s the stuff of superlatives. It was the first of the designated national parks in the USA. It lays claim to 60% of the planet’s natural geysers. […]

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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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