Quick Trip

While COVID-19 is still a concern, many people are starting to think about how they can venture out safely again. More articles are popping up with tips and tricks for trips, as well as reasons why you should take them. Here’s a few.

Invest in Your Wellbeing
Short getaways are “an investment in your long-term wellbeing,” according to researchers who found that Americans are more interested in quick, local trips this summer. Read more about this survey in the Boston Herald.

How to Road Trip During COVID
Looking for tips for taking a road trip during coronavirus! This writer for AFAR did it herself with her father. If you are looking for personal experiences, look no further.

62 Parks Traveler
The 62 Parks Traveler is back, this time at Canyonlands! Who needs to go to Mars when you can go to Utah? Read more in Outside Magazine.

Window on the World

Waking up to a new view out the window is one of our favorite aspects of travel. So we were excited to find out we can still experience that feeling from home! Plus, why you should take a walk — maybe in the woods? — this week.

Window Swap
Getting tired of the same view outside your window? Swap it out! This new website will send you the views outside windows from around the world. Thanks to Food + Wine for letting us know!

Take A Walk
Long walks on the beach are more than just a cliche – they may improve your mental health! A new study as reported in Travel + Leisure says so!

In the Woods
It’s National Forest Week! Find out more about how you can experience these national treasures and join the (virtual) celebration!

World’s Best

At Manifest, we pride ourselves on working with partners that will offer exceptional experiences to our members. That’s why we were thrilled to see several of the hotels and spas we have included in our trips listed as the “World’s Best” by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Read on to find out who took the title – and congratulations to all!

Best Midwest Resorts
In addition to being named a top 25 resort for families, Big Cedar Lodge was also named one of the top 10 best resorts in the Midwest! We can’t wait for our members to spend a long weekend there soon!

Best Spas in the US
Ready for a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway? Ten Thousand Waves was named a top 15 spa getaway in the United States, and it’s on our list of places to visit!

Souvenir Meaningfully
While you’re visiting the best in the world, you’ll want to bring the best back with you. Conde Nast Traveler’s Women Who Travel podcast talked to two experts about how you can shop for meaningful souvenirs that you’ll love looking at once you’re home.

Happy 4th!

From all of us at Manifest, we hope you had a happy and safe Fourth of July! Whether or not you were traveling, there were plenty of ways to get in the travel mindset over the holiday.

Busy Travel Weekend
Forecasters predicted the Fourth of July weekend could be the busiest travel weekend in months. It’s a trend that could last through the rest of summer, according to a report in Conde Nast Traveler.

4th of July Sales
If you weren’t traveling over the holiday, hopefully you were able to at least take advantage of these travel gear deals! Conde Nast Traveler had the best of the sales.

Travel Vicariously Through the Grand Canyon
Live vicariously through Brendan Leonard’s experience spending a month rafting through the Grand Canyon, as told in Outside Magazine. You may even feel jealous of his “groover” duty!