Where to Next?

As many states and locations begin to re-open for travel, all of us at Manifest — and we’re sure many of you as well — are beginning to think about where we’ll travel next. These articles offer ideas and tips, as well as motivation, for your next adventure.

Where You Travel Based on Where You Live
AFAR Magazine asked Expedia to compile some data on the favorite destinations of travelers in each state. Do their results line up for you? Are any of the locations on your list?

Travel Makes You Happy
A new study published in Nature Neuroscience and reported in Travel + Leisure has found that having new and varied experiences every day leads to more happiness, even if it’s just around your hometown. The researchers added, “…those who go out to explore their own neighborhoods one day are also more likely to go out and explore the next.”

Stress-Free Road Trips
If you’re thinking your next trip might be of the road variety, check out this article from The Discoverer Blog. These six gadgets are sure to make your next trip not just more organized, but more enjoyable too!

Get Away Without Going Far

With the start of summer, many of us are beginning to imagine how we can getaway this season while still remaining mindful of the current situation. Several experts are offering advice on how to do just that, as well as places to explore that will make you feel like you went a lot further away than you actually did. Read on!

Your Comfort Zone This Summer
Conde Nast Traveler’s Women Who Travel podcast tackles all your summer travel questions with the help of experts in their most recent podcast. Give it a listen (or read the transcript)!

Eight Places in the U.S. That Look Like They Aren’t
Travel + Leisure lists eight places in the western US that will make you think you took a much longer plane ride. Get away, but there’s no need to go too far.

Travel Gear for Home
While we continue to work from home, consider investing in items that will work just as well on the road. Outside Magazine put together a list for how to upgrade your work-from-home gear with travel in mind.

Summer Travel Inspiration

Believe it or not, summer is almost here. And while travel this year make look different than most, there are still ways to (responsibly) fulfill your wanderlust this season. Read on for inspiration.

Hit the Road
How about a road trip? Here’s 10 options from The Discoverer Blog, ranging from a few hours to a few days, that can be endlessly customized for your desired itinerary.

Visit a National Park
As they begin to reopen, visit a national park (or several) this summer! Here’s some tips from National Geographic about how you can do so responsibly.

Don’t Forget About Father’s Day
While you’re planning, don’t forget about Dad! This Sunday is Father’s Day, and Forbes has plenty of ideas for how you can travel with him (virtually) to celebrate the holiday.

Take Your Vacation Days!

With everything going on in the world today, it may not feel like the best time to take a vacation. But while you might stay closer to home (or not leave home at all!), it’s still just as important to take your PTO — and to do so even more thoughtfully.

Use It or Lose It
Even if you don’t go far, taking time off from work is important for recovery and relaxation, something we all could use more of right now. Here are some ideas from CNN for how to make the most of your PTO even if you’re staying at home.

The Future is Sustainable
Now more than ever, the focus should be on sustainable travel. This AFAR article looks at how the pandemic could be a portal to address some of the challenges in the travel industry.

An Ode to Exploration
Escape for a few moments with this ode to exploration with archive footage from polar explorer Eric Larsen set to the words of Robert Service’s famous poem “The Call of the Wild.” Thanks Outside Magazine!

Travel… to Space?

Over the weekend, we all watched as, for the first time in nearly a decade, an American-made craft made the ultimate journey into space. This also marked the first time a privately-owned company sent humans into the new frontier, marking the beginning of a potential new era of travel. Would you go to space? It’s now definitely in the realm of possibility! But while we’re here on Earth, there’s still plenty to see and do.

Historic Space Travel
Millions of Americans tuned in to watch the first privately-led flight of humans into space. While you watched, did you think at all about if you would someday travel out of our atmosphere? We sure did!

Traveling This Summer
While we’re here on Earth, there’s still plenty of travel to look forward to. Even this summer, these Conde Nast Traveler editors offer up why they’e excited about travel, although it may look a bit different.