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Recently, a woman reportedly sent a package to Italy, supposedly containing items that she had taken from the historical site of Pompeii, along with a note of apology. International media quickly picked up on the strangeness of the incident, due in large part to the fact that in her letter the woman claims that she has been […]Continue Reading
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Some U.S. cities are perfect to visit during Halloween because of their spooky or mysterious culture, like the above ground cemeteries and voodoo traditions in New Orleans, the famous 17th century witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, or the Headless Horseman legend in Sleepy Hollow, New York. New Orleans, Louisiana From above ground mausoleums and tombs […]Continue Reading
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Peace Corps volunteers were rushed back home in March. What are they doing now? The call for American citizens to return to the United States came about suddenly and urgently at the beginning of March, 2020. Americans who were working, studying, and volunteering abroad had to improvise logistics to return to the U.S. One notable […]Continue Reading
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Eric Lewis, Grand Atlas Tours Current economic conditions will lead to the return of this American tradition. Imagine you and your loved ones have a cooler packed of food, and clothes for a week in your car. Air conditioning on, singing to music, enjoying the open road. Take a minute and close your eyes. Do […]Continue Reading
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#VanLife. It’s been all the rage for a while now. Living in your van or car can provide freedom. Freedom from rent, freedom from the mundane, and often most importantly, freedom to travel the country. But what happens when a pandemic hits, bringing travel to a grinding halt? What happens when you’re ordered to stay […]Continue Reading
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©francesco ricca iacomino/Getty Images One of the biggest considerations of traveling safely in a COVID-19 world is where you choose to stay. During a pandemic, will a hotel or a home-sharing experience, like Airbnb, be a safer choice? Depending on where you live, the world is either opening up or hunkering down for more weeks […]Continue Reading
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​Here is a list of 10 trip ideas within 3 hours of Portland that will give you the vacation you need while also sticking to social distancing guidelines. Remember, even as restrictions are lifting, it is best to continue to wear masks and practice social distancing rules. Be respectful and keep the communities you visit […]Continue Reading
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For travel to truly cure bias, you must have an open mind © drferry / Getty Images It holds true that travel dusts the cobwebs off locked imaginations, but a willingness to unlock them in the first place is key. As a young girl traveling throughout Africa, I was exposed to the many wonders of […]Continue Reading
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​COVID-19 will forever change travel – and the way we travel. As the world navigates the coronavirus crisis, how can we prepare ourselves for the climate crisis that is right behind it? Aviation journalist John Walton does some thinking about how we can all travel greener and more sustainably. Once the COVID-19 lockdowns, quarantines and […]Continue Reading
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Whether you are exploring an alien desert landscape or walking through a unique art installation, there are so many opportunities to hit the open road within the safety of your own car. While the city of Los Angeles is a tourist destination in and of itself, it is sometimes necessary to leave the city and […]Continue Reading