This month marks one year of “pandemic life.” This time last year I was living in Spain on a study abroad program and thriving. I had no idea what the next week had in store for me, but I was about to find out.
When I’m missing the adventure of travel, I dive into a good travel book, look through old vacation photos, or settle in for a movie set in a faraway locale. Films can allow us to live vicariously through each marvelous journey portrayed. If you need an escape, these six travel movies are perfect to fill that desire, if only for an hour or two. Be warned: they may only fuel your longing for a getaway! Travel...View More
Travel in the past year was never canceled, it simply got closer to home. While road trips have been a possibility recently, there has always been another form of escape available to us: curling up with a good book. If you consider when you first heard about the romantic canals of Venice or the quintessential cafes in Paris, we bet it was long before you actually got there. Chances are, you likely read about a...View More
Italy is a striking, vibrant, and incredible country. Meticulously crafted cobblestone streets pave an adventurer’s way to countless historic sites. Exploring everything this country has to offer brings to life a new definition of beauty and admiration. While sights such as the Duomo in Florence and the Colosseum in Rome are necessary to witness, the true amazement lies in experiencing the city as a whole through a bird’s eye view. In the following list, I...View More
If you’re feeling cooped up and ready for your next big adventure after months of carefully navigating our “new normal,” you are not alone. Although many avenues of exploration are closed off for the time being, it doesn’t mean you can’t embark on an enriched adventure right at home. Mastering the Art of the Staycation Disconnect The first step to mastering the staycation is to unplug. You don’t need to lay on a beach or go on a...View More
While Americans, sadly, cannot travel to much of Europe right now, we are dreaming of visiting these places as soon as we can! This is also a good reminder about why it is so important to stay safe, so we can all get back to visiting the places we love. As you envision your next trip, consider these hidden gems of European travel. Annecy, France Annecy, France Annecy is one of the most beautiful...View More
Travel is a wonderful thing, but getting there by plane can sometimes be stressful. To get the scoop on how to travel like a pro, we spoke with flight attendants Mary Kay Roberts and Kim Niosi as well as Brittany Chaffee, a former flight attendant, to get all their best tips for flying. Here's what they had to say: Question: What are your tips for flying like a pro? BRITTANY: Drink a lot of water, especially if...View More
Dear fellow travel enthusiasts! This January I’ll be moving to Madrid for a semester abroad and let’s just say I’m most concerned about how I’ll fit all my clothes and shoes into a few bags meant to last me for months. Packing can be both stressful and a fun challenge. My hope is that these packing tips for travel will help mitigate anxiety around the packing process, give you flexibility and simplify your decision-making. Packing Tips for...View More