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The Meaningful Map

Our travelers are demanding more authentic local experiences and as travel professionals we have the opportunity to make a positive change for the long haul. The Meaningful Map of North America was created by Tourism Cares to connect travelers and travel professionals to social and environmental impact experiences and opportunities throughout the United States and…

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Want to explore more responsibly?

Yes: travel and flying in particular does cause carbon emissions. However, tourism also creates one out of every 10 jobs globally. Many of these are in remote corners where communities play a crucial role in protecting delicate ecosystems and ways of life. Others allow those on the margins to gain independence in societies where that…

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Getting back to celebrating life’s big moments

The pandemic, along with its economic repercussions, forced people to postpone weddings, significant purchases, family reunions, and international adventures. Now that society has reopened, we asked 5,400 American consumers how they expected to resume planning for “big life moments” — the milestone events that mark our lives. [] Just over half of those surveyed said…

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You should visit Westminster Abbey. But, which one?

The name Westminster Abbey should ring loud and clear to almost anyone who travels. It is one of the biggest attractions (and biggest buildings) in London and is instantly recognisable. If this is news to you, for background, Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic…

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Where can you see a drive-in volcano?

St. Lucia, that's where! St. Lucia is proof that all islands are not created equal. Named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse, it’s the only country named after a female historical figure—but that’s not its only claim to fame. [] The island’s natural, unspoiled beauty has helped St. Lucia earn the distinction of being awarded the…

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Wine & bike tour in Constantia

What could possibly go wrong? We would imagine that most of our readers have - at least once - dreamt of a wine holiday. Most of the world's vineyards feature rolling hills, expansive vistas, good roads and - of course - wine stops. Of course, this is not a good idea in a car, but…

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How to ride out a spiritual disaster

In 2017, I travelled to the Amazon jungle to take part in an ayahuasca retreat. I hadn’t done psychedelics for 20 years, and that last time I’d had a bad trip which had left me traumatised. Why would I ever want to try psychedelics again? Although I’d healed a lot from that youthful bad experience,…

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