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Retirement Travel: How to Get the Most Out of Senior Travel

Posted: 10/22/2020 | October 22, 2020 Today’s guest post is from Kristin Henning. She and her husband Tom Bartel are perpetual travelers and publishers of the blog TravelPast50.com, where they discuss travel for older travelers looking to make the most out of retirement. Kristin is here to give her best tips on retirement travel (since […]

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The Lost Year: What Comes Next?

Posted: 10/19/2020 | October 19th, 2020 When you look back at 2020, what do you think you’ll remember most about it? For me, it will be the lost momentum. When the year began, it looked like it would be the Year of Matt (take that, “Summer of George”!). TravelCon was gaining a reputation as a […]

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14 Things to See and Do in Portland, Oregon

Posted: 10/17/2020 | October 17th, 2020 Portland, Oregon, is one of America’s most unique cities. While it often gets overshadowed by Seattle to the north, Portland is one of the US’s best and most interesting metropolises. With a world-class food scene, plentiful local breweries, and postcard-perfect scenery, it’s surprising that more people don’t visit this […]

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10 Things to See and Do in Natchez, Mississippi

Posted: 10/17/2020 | October 17th, 2020 As the Southern cotton economy expanded on the back of slave labor in the early 1800s, towns emerged to transport the cotton on the Mississippi River. New Orleans, Memphis, Vicksburg, and Natchez are the four most famous of these towns. Located high on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, […]

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13 Ways to Improve Your Travel Writing

Updated: 10/15/20 | October 15th, 2020 To me, the crux of all online endeavors is good writing. With so many blogs out there, if you can’t write engaging stories, you’ll never get anywhere! So today, I want to introduce one of my favorite travel writers, David Farley, who is going to share his writing tips for […]

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9 Ways to Explore the Caribbean Sustainably

Posted: 10/8/20 | October 8th, 2020 Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning journalist who has been living in the Caribbean since 2008. In this guest post, she shares her tips and advice for exploring the Caribbean in an ethical and sustainable way while benefitting the local communities that call the islands home. In 2005, I […]

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What’s it Like Traveling the U.S. During COVID-19?

Posted: 10/5/20 | October 5th, 2020 In June, full of COVID antibodies that would disappear before the month’s end, I drove to Boston to see my family. My original plan was to stay a week and then slowly make my way back to Austin, stopping at as many national parks as I could. But when […]

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11 Things to See and Do in Quito, Ecuador

Posted: 10/1/2020 | October 1st, 2020 I had no idea what to expect when I first visited Quito. The capital of Ecuador and home to two million people, the city had a grittiness to it that reminded me a lot of Naples that was juxtaposed by beautiful and historic architecture. While the region around Quito […]

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Travel Insurance, Pandemics, & COVID: What You Need to Know

Posted: 9/28/20 | September 28th, 2020 The coronavirus has given us all a wake-up call about what travel insurance does — and does not — cover. A lot of people assumed that travel insurance covered everything and, at the drop of a hat, would fly you home in an emergency. That incorrect assumption came as […]

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A Guide to Exploring Colonial New York City

Posted: 9/24/20 | September 24th, 2020 As a history nerd, I love taking a deep dive into a destination’s past. I’m a firm believer that if you don’t understand where people have come from, you’ll never understand where they are now. It’s a big reason why I love museums so much. As one of the […]

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