On April 22 we recognized Earth Day, which provides us with an opportunity to celebrate our planet. We can think of no better way to honor Earth than by exploring it! Check out the articles below for more ideas on how to expand your horizons and see more of the beautiful place we call home.
The Next National Holiday?
Sign this petition to make Earth Day a national holiday. When we have more time to travel and connect with our world, we are much more likely to protect it.
Celebrating Our National Parks
To kick off National Park Week, each of our 58 national parks offered free admission on April 20th. Outside Magazine polled their staff on their favorite national parks, which one is yours?
Traveling as an Introvert
When you’re an introvert, traveling for days at a time with others can be a struggle. This Medium author offers tips on how to rest and recharge while exploring with a #TravelTribe.
Do NOT Check Your Email
What if your paid vacation days also included a bonus for completing unplugging while you’re away? This boss pays his employees $750 more NOT to check email while they’re out of office.
Paul Theroux said, “Travel is a state of mind. It has nothing to do with existence or the exotic. It is almost always an inner experience.” At Manifest, our experiences are designed to change your worldview as much by altering your mindset as your location. Whether you’re oceans away or just down the street, view the world through the eyes of a traveler.
Home From a New Perspective
After traveling around the world, this Medium author discovered how looking at her home with a different mindset changed her perspective entirely.
An American Safari
Go on safari, without going to Africa. The Discoverer blog explores four spots where you can get up close to wildlife without leaving the U.S.
Making Travel More Memorable
Make your vacations more memorable with these five tips. The first one? Experiential travel.
With summer approaching, we’re sure many of you are planning, and possibly dreading, weeks-long vacations with family and friends. But what if vacation didn’t mean two week away from home and work, only to return more stressed out than when you left over all you’ve missed? Read on to see how travel doesn’t have to mean far away, and how weekend-long getaways can be just as, if not more, refreshing than weeks-long escapes.
Take Back Your Weekends
Don’t return to work on Monday feeling worse than you did leaving Friday afternoon. Turn your weekends into mini-vacations with these tips from the Wall Street Journal.
Fly To, Not Over
The Discover blog offers five “fly-over” locations that deserve a closer look. With Manifest, we’ll fly you to, not over, these gorgeous locales.
The Best Family Vacations Are Closer Than You Think
Outside Magazine highlights the best vacations in North America, and many of them are closer than you think!
It’s spring in Denver, which means 80 degrees one day, and a blizzard the next. In other news, we’ve opened up our waitlists to over 60 cities this week, with even more chapters on the way for those who want them the most. Go register, then come back and spend your daydreaming about your upcoming travels with these great articles from around the Web.
Discover the 15 Most Beautiful Places in the United States
Some of the world’s most beautiful places are closer than you think! Here are 15 gorgeous spots you can check out with no jetlag required.
The Newest Luxury Good? Experiences.
As people begin to value meaningful experiences over possessions, the newest status symbol is “where you are, who you’re with and what you’re doing.”
Before your next trip into the great outdoors, take a look through the seven principles behind Leave No Trace and help preserve your experience for the next person.
Travel Hacks From the Pros
Some of the world’s most famous travel influencers are sharing their top travel hacks. Advice includes: follow the local’s lead, go the extra mile, and always stay hydrated!
Spring break is over, which means now it’s time to plan your summer getaways. We’re of course here to help. Check out these articles for inspiration and tips for your next vacation.
What If Your Company Offered “Life Leave?”
In Australia, companies are recognizing that to truly enjoy your time off, you’ll need more than one two-week vacation per year. With 12 weeks of “life leave” instead, the options for how to spend it are limitless.
How Travel is Different From Vacation
In this Medium article, one woman describes how she discovered that finding travel experiences outside her comfort zone can be more rewarding than the typical rest and relaxation.
The Best Weekender Bags
With just three or four nights in each of our unique destinations, a great weekender bag is all you should need. Conde Nast Traveler provides the best options for your next getaway.
It’s officially spring! With a quarter of the year past already (we know, right?) do you have a plan to use all of your vacation days this year? Don’t be one of the millions of Americans who leave days on the table! Check out the articles below for ideas on how to spend yours, and why you should spend every single one.
The Ideal Short Trip: The Grand Canyon
Even if you only have a few days on hand, there are plenty of ideal places for short trips and weekend getaways. The Grand Canyon is one of them.
Why You Should Use ALL of Your Vacation Days
Even if your company has a guilt-ridden “unlimited” vacation policy, you really should use all of your vacation days. Conde Nast Traveler’s Women Who Travel podcast explains why.
Manifest Escapes Featured in Forbes
Not to toot our own horn, but, well… Our CEO Jeff Potter talked with Forbes about why he thinks Americans don’t use all their vacation days and how Manifest is helping to change that.