Welcome to 2020!

It’s a new year and a new decade, where will it take you? We have more than a few places on our list, read on for some ideas!

The Best Road Trips In Every State
Thinking about taking a drive in 2020? The Discoverer Blog lists the best road trips in every state, including a few spots we’ll be visiting.

What NOT To Pack
There are a million lists about what’s the newest thing you MUST pack on your next getaway, but what about this one for things you should leave behind? Travel lighter in 2020.

Happy Holidays!

From all of us at Manifest, we wish everyone a very happy holidays and a joyous new year! We hope you are able to spend this time with family and friends, making memories and experiencing the reason for the season!

2020 Travel Resolutions
We have big plans for 2020, and we hope you do too! Read this article from Skift‘s staff listing off their 2020 travel resolutions for some inspiration if you need it!

Travel 2020

With a new year comes new travel! It seems everyone is making plans for the next decade, and we’d love to help with yours. Read on for some new travel trends to be aware of, as well as a writeup including a spot we’re excited to head to in 2020.

Top Travel Trends of 2020
The Discoverer Blog talks the top five trends for travel in 2020. We especially like #5: Take several long weekend getaways rather than one big trip.

The American Safari
This write-up from Virtuoso has us day-dreaming even more than normal about our three-day trip to Ted Turner’s Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa, where guests will experience it’s healing geothermal pools as well as the nearby, 520,000 acre Ladder Ranch. Join us!

Give the Gift of Travel

Looking for a last-minute gift idea this holiday season? Not sure what to get that person who never seems to stay in one place? Give them the gift of travel! Read on to find out how.

How To Gift Travel
Conde Nast Traveler breaks down four ways to gift travel. It’s more than just booking flights or buying hotel gift cards, but there’s no greater gift than that of experience.

Inspire Wanderlust
For anyone on your list with a travel bug, try a book to inspire their wanderlust. Fodors put together a list of the best ones!

Time to Getaway

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, don’t neglect to make time for yourself and your loved ones! While it might seem impossible, a quick weekend getaway might be just what you need this time of year. Read on for some trip ideas and tips!

The Best Winter Getaways in Each State
Find the best place to getaway this winter in your state, ones nearby, or, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, one far away! TravelPulse has the best place to visit this winter for all 50!

Off-the-Beaten-Path Southern Destinations
Jetsetter published this list of 7 different unique Southern destinations that are perfect to visit in the colder months. #4? Natchez, MS and the Monmouth Historic Inn, which you will visit on our Civil War History of the Deep Delta getaway planned for March!

One Thing You Should Always Bring
The Discoverer Blog offers a great tip for one thing you should always bring every time you travel. What’s your must-bring item?

Holiday Prep

The holidays are almost here! Since this season can be stressful,
especially for traveling, it’s more important than ever to engage in self-care and, if possible, prepare in advance. Find out more about how to take care of yourself this year.

Treat Yourself
Before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, take a few moments for yourself at one of the best spas in the US! Or book a stay for after the new year (you might need it more then)! The Discoverer Blog has the best places to treat yourself.

Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow
Sometimes we all need a wanderlust break to daydream about our next trip, even if we’re stuck at home. Take the advice of Conde Nast Traveler and follow these travel photographers. Or follow us on Instagram @ManifestEscapes!

Tell a Great Story

If we had to make a list of reasons we travel (and it would be a long list!), we’d have to include the stories travel provides us near the top. Every trip is more than just a memory, it’s a conversation starter or a topic of discussion with family, friends or strangers. Read on to find out more about how to create not just good travel, but great stories.

How to Tell a Great Story
Good travel should always produce great stories. The Discoverer Blog gives tips for how to make those stories truly shine.

Winter Beach Vacations
In order to tell a great travel story, first you have to travel! The
Discoverer Blog
lists five beach towns that are worth visiting even if it’s not exactly beach weather.

Winter is Coming

The temps are dropping and the ski resorts are opening, winter must be on the way! But when things get cold, our travel plans heat up! Read on for some great ideas for this new season of travel.

10 Must-Visit Ski Resorts
Ski season is almost here (or already here in some places!) Here’s 10
resorts every ski bum must visit from Travel + Leisure.

Take the Sign
Feeling the latest Mercury retrograde a bit harder than normal? Take a trip! Jetsetter has the list of best places for each Zodiac sign.

Off The Beaten Path

Travel should be about more than giant airports and major freeways. Find places off the beaten path with the recommendations below.

The Cutest Small Towns in the U.S.
Jetsetter lists nine of the cutest small towns in the United States. Two Manifest destinations, Taos, New Mexico and Marfa, Texas, just happen to be on it!

The Newest National Parks
Everyone knows Yellowstone and Yosemite, but how about Saguaro and Congaree? Lonely Planet has all the info on the newest National Parks, many of which you’ve probably never heard of.