He’s “Da Shark.” In the world of surfing, he’s the Dude. He’s a Triple Crown Winner, master of the giant waves, a death-defying monk seal of a man. He is the Tom Brady of surfing, LeBron of the bomb.
A mission is an important assignment carried out for political, religious or commercial purposes, typically involving travel. Well, I practically had a religious experience at Scottsdale's the Mission, which involved travel.
Although global travel has yet to fully reopen amid the pandemic, you can still enjoy globetrotting daydreams whether you want to become more travel savvy or you just need a mental vacation.
For some, the notion of an isolated, utterly private Caribbean atoll may conjure up fantasies of tropical indolence – chaise lounges on a white-sand beach, umbrella drinks and perhaps a paperback.
Spring is a season celebrated around the globe. It seems there isn’t a culture on Earth that can resist the joy brought on by the first hints of green on the thawing ground and bare branches. Learn how different cultures welcome spring.
It takes some effort to travel to Hawaii during the pandemic, particularly the Island of Hawaii, aka the Big Island. Hawaiians are doing all they can to keep COVID-19 off their islands.
The coronavirus vaccines are welcome news to restless travelers. But if you’re planning to take a trip as soon as you get your shot or shots, depending on which vaccine you receive, not so fast: Vaccinated individuals should wait at least two weeks.
While most parts of the world suffered a terrible 2020, Australia’s trifecta of tragedies seemed especially cruel. Stoked by a yearslong drought, fires ravaged huge swaths of the continent and killed or displaced billions of animals.
Cruising may be on hold, but thousands of Holland America Line and Princess Cruises loyalists are still hoping to head to Alaska this summer with their favorite travel companies. And they probably will manage to do so – just not on a ship.
For three weeks in January, my friend and I rented a 150-year-old shotgun house in New Orleans. Our place was in the Lower Garden District, barely a mile from the French Quarter. And yet it took us four days to reach the city’s historic center.
It’s been more than a month since Frank Coronado got COVID-19, but the photographer from Oaxaca, Mexico, still gasps for air when he speaks sometimes. His case was severe enough that he worried about suffocating in his sleep.
Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch likes to tell museum visitors that looking to the past can help them understand the future. To celebrate its 175th anniversary, the Smithsonian is turning that idea on its head.
Lexington, a city in the heart of Kentucky that’s surrounded by 250 thoroughbred horse farms, has always been known as home to the Sport of Kings. Now, thanks to “The Queen’s Gambit,” it is aka home of the Game of Queens.
As the pandemic nears the one-year mark, people are itching to travel. Royce Gorseth, co-owner of South Spokane Let's Go Travel, believes that travel, particularly of the aspirational sort, should be slated for next year.
There are moments, as you drift through the deep canyon walls of the New River Gorge, when it feels like you’ve got the whole world to yourself. It’s just you and the river, littered with massive, prehistoric boulders that were here when the coal mining camps were built.
Hotels and resorts across the United States have been getting creative this past year in an effort to entice travelers to visit. This winter, hospitality brands are finding ways to innovate and offer new experiences during the pandemic as the industry continues to weather the fight against closures, furloughs and layoffs.
ROME – Only a few living souls are inside the Colosseum these days: a team of security guards, some maintenance workers and a family of hedgehogs who live in the bowels and have grown bolder without so many people around. In normal times, the Colosseum would be teeming with visitors – 3,000 at any minute, 7.5 million in a year.
Tourists usually pack into Washington’s museums in the days leading up to inauguration, cooing over the first ladies’ gowns at the National Museum of American History or lining up to see the new president’s portrait at the National Portrait Gallery. While most museums remain closed for the foreseeable future, there are virtual exhibitions.
It sounds like the setup of a riddle: What do the grass-mowing custom in Bosnia and Finland’s sauna culture have in common with Nar Bayrami, a pomegranate festival in Azerbaijan, and Budima Dance, a warrior dance practiced in Zambia? The answer isn’t as cryptic as you might think.
2021 has come and although most international travel is still limited, learning a new language can still make for a worthwhile New Year’s resolution. It might be a great way to put some optimistic intention toward the possibility of future travels, not to mention the great mental and cultural benefits that come along with language learning. As Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini once put it, “A different language is a different vision of life.”
Most people mend a broken heart by bingeing on ice cream or rom-coms. Not Conor Knighton. After his fiancee called off their wedding, the 35-year-old West Virginian embarked on a national parks bender, visiting all 59 sites in 2016, the centennial year of the National Park Service.
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