Travel Time

This week, we hear the story of one woman who made travel her full-time occupation, and also learned that a record number of vacation days went unused last year. Let’s find a happy medium, shall we?

A Record Number of US Vacation Days Go Unused
In 2018, a record 768 million vacation days went unused by United States workers. That’s one record we hope is never set again.

Full Time Travel
Conde Nast Traveler’s Woman Who Travel Podcast talks with a woman who made travel her full-time gig. Listen to what she learned, and why she stopped.

Back to School

This week, many kids head back to school marking the end of summer for families. But just because summer is over doesn’t mean vacations have to stop. Read on for tips and ideas for school-year travel.

Travel More with your Kids, not Less
This study talked to 1,500 teachers who think kids should travel more, not less. Find out in Travel + Leisure why the start of school doesn’t mean the end of travel.

Best Resorts in the US
Travel + Leisure also named the 15 best resorts in the continental U.S., great for quick family getaways. Which one will you visit first?

End of Summer Adventures

Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, it’s still definitely summer. But if you still haven’t planned a summer getaway, you might be looking for some close-to-home options, or already looking forward to fall. If so, this week’s round-up should help.

The Best Adventures Near You
If you’re looking for an adventure, but don’t want to venture too far from home, this one’s for you. Outdoor Magazine asked the pros about their favorite hometown hiking, biking and running spots.

Focusing on Fall
Even if you’re not quite ready for summer to be over, it’s never too early to start planning for fall. The Discoverer Blog offers eight trips you can plan now for next season.

The Last Month of Summer

As August begins and summer inevitably comes to end, we’re looking for ways to soak up every last second. From underrated U.S. towns to new ways to find a spot to cool off, check out these articles for ways to make the most of the end of the season.

Nine Underrated U.S. Towns
The Discoverer Blog takes a look at nine U.S. towns more than worthy of a weekend getaway. Find one near you and plan a trip!

AirBnB for… Swimming Pools?
Couchsurfing with apps like AirBnB is the new norm, but what about… pool-surfing? Would you ever rent an afternoon at a pool, or is this one step too far?

This is Your Brain On Travel
Every day there is more and more scientific work showing travel is good for your mental health. The latest study says of its participants, “… over time, their satisfaction with material things went down, and their
satisfaction increased with experiences they had spent money on.”