Thoughts of postcards likely bring a deep nostalgia to many people. Some might even wonder if they can still be found in the far-flung parts of the world? The fact is, they are still sold, and there are many reasons why you should be buying and sending them. Postcards are one of the easiest souvenirs that we can pick up on our travels. They are available everywhere, even at the airport if you’ve forgotten until the last moment. They are inexpensive and they are so much more t
Did you know the U.S. government recommends you send your passport application in a special envelope? Or that losing a lot of weight may trigger the need for renewal? Here are nine impressive, surprising, and vital facts about U.S. passports. You never know when one might apply to you. Impressive: Passports Are on the Rise In 1996, the U.S. Department of State issued 5.5 million passports. That number has since been trending upward, reaching just under 21 million in 2019 (wit
Sign up for my weekly ezine featuring articles and videos of interest on some of the best and newest upscale and luxury accommodations, cruises, travel, destinations, and gastronomy. Subscribe now and never miss an issue. https://link.where2nexttravel.co/qb2 There's not really a wrong way to experience America's National Parks, whether you drive through during a road trip or camp out for a week. And while rustic cabins and tents are great, many of our 62 parks offer more luxu
Exploring the mighty Mekong River is the pursuit of a glorious past, the retracing of significant human accomplishments and cultural highs. But Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage is derived from more than two events; the golden pinnacle of the 9th to 15th century Khmer empire and the tragedy of its genocidal modern-day history, even as the two events have marked the country’s cultural and social fabric irreversibly. To deeply appreciate its culture-rich landscape, one should h
Perhaps more than any form of travel, the road trip is stamped in the American imagination. And when it comes to road trips between the Atlantic and Pacific, no region is as underrated as the East Coast. Sure, it lacks the sprawl of the middle and west of the country, but the vast number of states, four distinct seasons, and an incredible range of cultures prove the East Coast is the coast with the most—and the only possible way to sample its infinite variety is behind the wh
Travel is back! But to keep it that way, we need to be responsible with this privilege. Here’s how. Just as much as we visit new and old favorite places for the landscape, part of what makes travel so enriching is also the people we meet whose cultures we get a fleeting glimpse of… which is why it’s important to also be a socially responsible traveler. Here are ways you can get more out of every trip without taking a thing from anyone else. What does it mean to be a socially
Athens is a magnificent city, with a cornucopia of activities. Making your way through the archaeological sites in the Greek summer heat can drain your energy, so these are some favorite places to stop and cool off. 1. Just outside the main entrance of the ancient Agora, on Adrianou Street, there are many cafés. A favorite is one almost opposite the stoa of Attalos called KOYTI. This lovely café serves great food after noon, but even if it is earlier in the day or if you don'
Demand for future travel is increasing and will likely outpace supply, even as more options reopen. Travel advisors know that one of the most important preparations for future travel is ensuring you have the appropriate travel ID. No one wants to arrive at the airport for their long-awaited vacation, only to be denied boarding because of an identification issue! Now is the time to make sure your identification documents are ready. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing delays in pa