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  • Essential Portuguese Phrases Every Visitor to Portugal Should Know

    Portugal is a European gem with many unique cultural aspects. And what’s more central to a country’s culture than its language? As a visitor to any foreign country, it’s useful to know a few key words and phrases that will make your trip easier. Portugal, with its pristine beaches and beautiful architecture, is no exception

  • Not Just New Orleans! Where Else to Celebrate Mardi Gras in the U.S. and Beyond

    Mardi Gras is synonymous with New Orleans. But the Big Easy isn’t the only place that knows how to put on a party when it comes to celebrating this age-old extravaganza! Mardi Gras (aka Fat Tuesday, aka Shrove Tuesday) is the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Christian Lent season leading up to Easter.

  • The Most Instagram-Worthy Things to Do and Places to Visit in Galway, Ireland

    From rocky shores to lush, green gardens, there’s no shortage of things to do in Galway, Ireland. Because of the beautiful scenery, Galway happens to be one of the best spots in Ireland to snap an amazing Instagram photo. So where do you go to get the Instagram images that will make your account go

  • The Best European Cities for Music Lovers to Visit That You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

    Beatlemania is alive and well in Liverpool. Berlin remains the clubbing capital of Europe, if not the world. For classical music, Vienna continues to waltz over its rivals. But you already knew that, right? Here’s a chance to celebrate some of Europe’s unsung music cities and to help you come up with itineraries that’ll have

  • How to Travel Healthy: Your Simple Guide to Not Getting Sick

    Taking a trip can mean having to take health care precautions based on your destination that can range from simple ones like getting sunscreen and body moisturizers for a Florida vacay to the more complex like getting a slew of vaccinations for a journey to South Africa. In addition to location-specific safeguards, there are some

  • Fun & Free Things to Do in Memphis with Kids

    No matter where in Memphis you end up, you’ll hear the city loud and clear from every corner. From the hallowed rooms of Elvis’ Graceland to the bars belting out blues along Beale Street, Memphis is a city that knows just how unique it is — and isn’t afraid to turn up the volume to

  • Discover the Musical Legacy of Memphis at its Amazing Music Museums

    Memphis, Tennessee’s musical legacy runs as deep as the Mississippi River and flows with influence from virtually every current of pop culture in America. The city has been and remains one of the country’s top destinations for fans of live music – whatever the genre. It’s probably one of the best cities in the U.S.

  • Six Intriguing Places to Visit During Black History Month

    Black History Month is the perfect time to beef up on your personal knowledge about people, places, and things that have contributed — and still continue — to African-American culture. Rest assured, there are plenty of sites and exhibitions in the United States for those travelers eager to reflect on the subject. And while not

  • From Elvis to Civil Rights, Here’s What You Can Do at Some of the Best Memphis Museums

    It’s no secret that Memphis is known for its museums, many of which feature rotating exhibits and permanent collections designed to inform and inspire visitors. When planning a trip to this educational destination, it’s well worth your time to schedule stops at any of these six museums. From grasping the Civil Rights movement to visiting

  • How to Snap Your Baby’s Passport Photo Without (Too Many) Tears

    If you’re planning on traveling internationally with your baby, you’ll need to apply for a passport for your little one. Aside from the forms and formalities, sometimes the hardest part of the whole process is merely snapping a photo of your infant that meets all the rules and requirements. While it sounds simple enough, getting

  • 5 Kid-Friendly Attractions That Are a Must for Any Family Trip to Chicago

    No matter what time of year it is, Chicago is one of the best cities to take kids of any age. Easily accessible via public transit, most areas are just a train or bus stop away. Additionally, many locations are indoors, which is a definite plus during those bitterly cold winter days. From the Shedd

  • Everything You Need to Know About Traveling to Antarctica

    Antarctica is the southernmost continent that’s still a mystery to most travelers. This frozen landmass is governed by few different countries (including the United States) and there are no cities or hotels there either, only a few research stations. If you want to cross the 7th continent off your bucket list, here are a few

  • Bonjour! How Well Do You Know the Eiffel Tower? Take This Quiz & Find Out!

    Who doesn’t love the Eiffel Tower? The Iron Lady of Paris is, no doubt about it, present in practically every travel bucket list everywhere. Because Gustave Eiffel’s masterpiece is not only one of the most enduring and beloved symbols of human greatness, but a touristic destination like no other as well. That’s why we’ve come

  • What to Know About Airport Sleeping Pods & Cabins

    If you’re a frequent flyer, then you know the frustration of trying to find a place to sleep when you’re at the airport. Whether you planned on a long layover or your itinerary is taking an unintentional stopover due to delayed and canceled flights, there’s nothing better than finding a comfortable, quiet place to catch

  • Love is in the Air: Which Trip Should You and Your Valentine Take?

    Dreaming about a romantic getaway with your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Maybe you two are looking to soak up the sun, explore a new city, or embark on an outdoor adventure. Or, maybe you’re having trouble deciding between all of these. (Oh no!) After all, with so many romantic destinations out there, how is

  • How Much do you Know About U.S. Presidents? Swear Allegiance to this Test and Find Out!

    President’s Day 2020 is here! Yes, we’re aware that politics seem to be literally everywhere these days and that you may actually want to keep some distance from this endless electoral drama. But don’t flee just yet! We want to offer you the chance to learn more about some of the most distinguished White House

  • Ready To Use Online Check-In? Here’s What You Need to Know

    Let’s face it: checking in at the airport can be super stressful. With long lines, noisy crowds, and long delays, it can feel like one of the most challenging parts of any trip abroad. Luckily, today we have more options to make your time in the airport run smoother. With online check-in, you’ll get to

  • Chill Out! Here Are 5 of the Best Winter Vacation Spots in the US for Every Frosty-Weather Fanatic!

    For many, the last weeks of winter are a time of promise that warmer weather is on the way. But, some of us wish that winter could linger just a little bit longer so we can have just one more snowfall, some breathtakingly pink sunrises, or maybe even another chilly night snuggled up next to

  • Whoa That’s Awesome! 8 Kid-Friendly Things to Do in New York City

    Think the Big Apple is only for grownups? Think again! New York City is an awesome destination to visit with your kids. There are the quintessential must-sees like the Statue of Liberty, as well as hundreds of lesser known sites for kids to see and things for them to experience. From world famous icons to

  • Family Trip to Florida? Here are The Best Kid-Friendly Spots in Miami!

    Taking the whole family to Miami for vacation might sound like an odd idea, considering the abundance of amusement parks located in nearby Orlando. However, while Miami is typically associated with being a playground for adults with its trendy nightclubs, sun-soaked beaches, hip boutiques, and vibrant dining scene, there are plenty of family-friendly activities to

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