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This is a Guest Author post from my friend Jupiter Kayonga, on his epic journey on an Antarctic expedition - read on! For someone who grew up in Rwanda, East Africa, the notion of visiting Antarctica morphed into a fantasy that intensified each time I contemplated the far-off, ice-covered continent on the world map that hung in my childhood home. That dream became within my grasp when I started traveling for work and began to consume documentaries on expeditions to the 7th Co
As the nation continues the return to normalcy, people are choosing to travel again. Although this is a monumental step, we must continue to take action to protect ourselves from illness. If you know you’ll be in the air or on the road soon, consider taking a few minutes to read our practical tips for staying healthy while traveling. TIP #1: HANG ON TO H2O
Nobody enjoys feeling dehydrated. They typically experience sluggishness, which we don’t want right before leisure or wor
Photo: David Merron The Drake Passage is the iconic icy cold body of water stretching 800 kilometers wide between the tip of South America and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica, north of the Antarctic Peninsula. This region connects the southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean and the southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean, also known as the Scotia Sea. The fluid province of oceans colliding is famously one of the most adventurous and extraordinary voyages in the world.
Many travelers look forward to their annual spring break trip, summer vacation, or holiday travels. With kids off from school, these times usually work well for families and those with busy schedules. That also means that these are among the busiest travel times of the year, or what we in the travel industry call peak season. Peak travel times can be the only option for some travelers, but those with more flexibility in their schedule should consider traveling during non-pe
With summer officially coming to a close this week, outdoor enthusiasts don’t have to mourn the end. Where2Next? Travel, LLC has curated active adventures that showcase the beauty of snow-covered destinations and feature activities best experienced in the winter months. From snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice fishing in Finland and Sweden to tracking wolves in Wyoming, chasing the Northern Lights in Alaska, traversing steep mountain ridges in Iceland, and exploring the White
My clients often ask me what they should pack for a safari. My safari packing list gives you a good guideline for a 10-14 day safari in southern and eastern Africa (excluding a Kilimanjaro hike). The number one thing to consider when packing for a safari is to avoid overpacking. Small chartered flights on safari adhere to strict weight restrictions for all luggage. In most cases, you will want to dress mainly for outdoor comfort in lightweight, loose-fitting clothing. Cotton
Why do so many couples now choose a destination wedding over a traditional local venue? While a destination wedding can have all the convenience of home for equal or better value, it allows friends and family the opportunity to celebrate your big day in a very unique and memorable way. Your guests can enjoy all the activities at the resort and have a mini-vacation, and you can have the distinctive and unforgettable wedding you always dreamed of having. Today's resorts have ex
Immerse your family in Korean history and culture with this 11-night South Korea luxury tour. This itinerary incorporates plenty of outdoor activities with fascinating historical sites, including a day spent learning Buddhist martial arts techniques and an overnight stay in a traditional Korean hanok. Seoul Your journey begins in the high-energy city of Seoul. There’s plenty to do in the city that never sleeps. Take in the city’s historic sites like the Gyeongbokgung Palace a
Just because it’s your Big Day doesn’t mean it needs to be, well, big. Many couples are opting for more intimate celebrations. Elopements are on the rise — a recent OnePoll survey commissioned by pre-owned dress marketplace StillWhite.com found 60 percent of couples now seriously consider throwing I dos for two (or a few guests) in hopes of saving money, avoiding planning stress or family drama, or having "just-the-few-of-us" toasts. These four favorite U.S. hotels prove good
2020 took a lot away from us – including most of our beloved New York City holiday traditions. However, I like to think that this means that we are going to appreciate them so very much more when they return. Now that effective travel health protocols are put in place, we are seeing more and more travelers come back to top city destinations like NYC as the fall sets in, and I am pleased about that! Of course, with all of this happening now, it has me looking ahead to the muc
Start a new holiday tradition this year at one of these December travel destinations. Create lasting memories with a trip to one of the best places to travel in December. It’s a great month for safaris too. Mexico Every winter, the oyamel fir trees of Michoacan, Mexico are transformed into a breathtaking backdrop for one of the most amazing natural phenomena in the world: The Monarch Butterfly Migration. During this time, millions – perhaps even billions! – of monarch butterf
The Excellence Collection, Dominican Republic Capture the essence of a tropical haven to say “I Do” in Punta Cana at The Excellence Collection properties. Choose between the adults-only Excellence El Carmen and Excellence Punta Cana, or the contemporary all-ages resort Finest Punta Cana, to create your fairytale wedding, sure to be nothing short of spectacular. These stunning beachfront locations provide superior wedding packages that have been thoughtfully designed to ensure
The Old Slave Mart Museum once had a slave jail standing behind it. From the arrival of the first slave ship through the Civil Rights era and into the present, Charleston’s Black residents have shaped the Holy City’s food culture, art, music, agriculture, faith, and her national reputation. When you’re visiting tidy, pretty Charleston, it’s easy to forget the ugly fact that slave labor built all those handsome old townhouses, historic state buildings, iconic church steeples,
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
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
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'
Whether it’s the result of record snowstorms, wild temperature swings or a solid case of COVID-19 fatigue, many of us are ready for a change of scenery. Even if it’s too soon for you and your travel companions to travel, putting a plan in place can raise spirits all around. Here are four ideas to consider: 1. MAKE A PLAN
It’s been a while. And uncertainty, paired with topsy turvy work and school schedules, can fray the steadiest of nerves. So picture yourself on a sandy beach