Winter 2019

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

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.

Willing to Travel

Lori Metze explains her life as a travel writer.

Illuminated Art: Religion Told through Stained Glass

Learn how stained glass can tell a building’s story.

I-90 Hidden Treasures

As the longest highway in the U.S., I-90 goes by a lot of unique locations. Here are a few of the possibilities across the country.

Cold as Ice . . . Land

There are many sights to see in Iceland, even if you only stay for a week. Here’s some tours you can go on.