Winter 2019

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Learn more tips, tricks, and locations for your next trip

A Blessed Greeting

Want to make a good impression on the locals during your next trip? This meaningful Filipino gesture to respect the elderly will help you win the hearts of new acquaintances and offer you the chance to be blessed by their knowledge and years.

10 Libraries Every Reader Needs to Visit

Are you a book nerd, a history buff, or a fan of beautiful architecture? These 10 libraries around the world will make you fall in love all over again.

Suspended in the Sky

Have you been dying to go to the islands off of Greece? Visit the mainland instead and check out one of the most enchanting places Europe has to offer, the monasteries of Meteora.

The Art of Looking Up

Do you find yourself checking your phone all the time while you travel? Are you missing out on experiences because you’re distracted by a screen? The city of Oxford has come up with a brilliant plan to help you disconnect and look up to have a truly unique experience.

Mobile Passport: Cutting the Customs Line

The Mobile Passport app allows United States and Canadian citizens to fill out passport information online and pre-answer customs border patrol inspection questions. In real time, this means that with the Mobile Passport app a Canadian or American traveler can skip the customs-form line and move straight to the shorter inspection line. According to the information page on the United States CBP website, “the app streamlines the traveler inspection process and enables CBP officers to focus more on the inspection and less on administrative functions.”

The Southern Literary Trail

For the past century, southern writers have significantly shaped the literary world. Their writing has closely reflected the challenges of our nation, making their work essential American reads. Today, visiting many of their homes is as easy as driving through the neighboring states of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.

Dallas BBQ Pitstops

Davey Crocket said it best: “You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas.” Texans will brag about their bluebonnets, their Blue Bell, and most especially, their barbecue. The barbecue business is booming right before our eyes (and stomachs). But don’t take our word for it—get out there and try them for yourself. If you gain a pound or sixteen, we understand. It’s happened to the best of us. Enjoy, and yeehaw!

Australia’s Great Ocean Walk

Australia’s Great Ocean Road contains some of the worlds most beautiful forest and beach views. The road has been divided into eleven shorter hikes so that visitors can catch some of the best sights.

Cambodia’s City of Temples

The temple Angkor Wat stands as a testament to ancient skill, faith, and beauty.

Quirky Museums

Have you ever been to a quirky museum, one that went against the norm of what is typical displayed? Search your area for the nearest museum; you might be surprised by what weird and creative things there are to learn about.