The 20 Best Travel Podcasts for Your Next Adventure!

The 18 Podcasts I Use for Travel Inspiration

I listen to an insane amount of podcasts. In a typical day, I’ll consume three hours or more of shows, and I’ve done this for almost…gulp…ten years. (I started this habit in the spring of 2008). I listen to a variety of genres, covering history, marketing, social media, book reviews, photography, and news (Meet The … Read more

How to Improve Your Travel Photography

How to Improve Your Travel Photography (Infographic)

Introduction Regardless of what kind of camera you use, you can take stunning travel photography to remember your trip and share with your friends. Travel photography has been my favorite hobby since 2007, when I bought my first DSLR (a NikonD40). In the last year, I’ve upgraded my equipment, but some of my favorite shots … Read more

Learning About the United States Through Travel

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When it comes to learning about the United States—everything from history and architecture to geography and culture—most people read books and watch videos. But wouldn’t it be more fun (and even educational) to see it up close and personal? Whether you want to see some of the places that you remember reading about in your … Read more

Death Awareness and Travel: an Interview with Dr. Lindsey Harvell-Bowman

Death Awareness and Travel: an Interview with Dr. Lindsey Harvell-Bowman

Introduction Catastrophic events happen around the world nearly every day. On the news we hear about terrorism, plane crashes, and freak accidents. For some, a terrorist incident makes it impossible for them to want to travel to that location in the future. For others, they put the incident in a box and are able to … Read more

How Next Vacay Can Help You Plan Your Next Historical Trip

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Taking a trip to see a new location can provide you with insights into the history and culture of that place. Where you travel ultimately depends on what you’re most interested in learning more about and what areas of the world you want to see. When you’re planning your next historical trip, be sure to … Read more

The Six Kinds of Trips Everyone Should Experience

Different people are drawn to different kinds of travel.  Some like the carefree Caribbean weekend, lapping up sunshine and playing in the waves with their significant other.  Some prefer the cozy snowy cottage surrounded by family.  Still others like to go off and explore a new place on their own.  While everyone has their personal … Read more

Visiting Puerto Rico’s UNESCO Site: La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site

The Atlantic ocean curls around the shore of Old San Juan, waves slapping the beach.  Kites fill the sky, while children scoot and run around.  The sunset fades to purple.  That’s how I experienced EL Morro and La Fortaleza in Puerto Rico.  It was magical. From UNESCO’s description: The main elements of the massive fortification … Read more

The 7 Most Beautiful West Coast Lighthouses & How to Visit Them!

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Do you love lighthouses? These architectural gems have guided sailors home, saved thousands of lives, and served as inspiration for countless visitors. And while the Pacific coast of North America is dotted with them, these are the best West Coast lighthouses to add to your Canada and USA bucket list!  Can’t read now? Pin for … Read more

23 Best Souvenirs from Mexico City: Gifts for Yourself and Your Loved Ones!

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Some things in life are truly priceless. Special moments that we share with loved ones, the accomplishment that we feel after completing a difficult task – these are things money can’t buy. Money can buy souvenirs, however, so if you’re wondering what to buy in Mexico City, just know that the city is full of … Read more

30 Inspiring Things to Do in Historic Birmingham, Alabama for History Lovers

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There are so many great things to do in Birmingham, Alabama! But of course, the history bits are some of the best Birmingham activities, and many of them are can’t-miss! When President Obama signed an executive order creating the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument in 2017, he was cementing what so many Americans already know, … Read more