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The Number of Space Travelers Every Year Since Space Travel Began

Since Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Union became the first human to go into space in 1961, more than 500 people have traveled into the great beyond.


8 Hidden Greek Islands to Discover on Your Next Trip, From Antipaxos to Thirasia

These smaller satellite islands are some of the country’s best-kept secrets.


The 6 Best Off-The-Radar Destinations in the U.S. That Need to Be on Your Bucket List

From tiny towns in Arizona to California, these tourist-free spots are some of the best under-the-radar vacation destinations in America.


Here's How Many People Are Hitting the Roads for July 4 Weekend, According to AAA

Driving will make up 88% of all July 4 trips while air travel will only account for 7% of trips, the lowest since 2011.


This Relaunched Train Route Offers Service from Toronto to New York City

Artem Zavarzin/Shutterstock Editor's Note: We know COVID-19 is continuing to impact your travel plans. Should you travel now, be sure to familiarize yourself with the CDC's latest guidance on domestic and international travel as well as local requirements, protocols, and restrictions for both your destination upon your arrival and your home city upon your return. Be safe out there.With airports in disarray and ticket prices continuing to...


Majority of Yellowstone Park to Reopen Following Flooding — What to Know to If You're Visiting

Following last week's reopening of the south loop, the north loop will reopen to visitors on July 2.


13 Top Brazil Beaches

Explore the best spots for iconic sandy beaches and picture-worthy sunsets.


Beautiful photos of the world's most inspiring and magical spots

Whether you've started traveling again or not, there are still ways to admire the unique beauty of our world. From animal kingdoms to otherworldly sights, there are plenty of beauty spots on Earth that are simply magical. Here, we take you on a journey in pictures to some of the most inspiring and uplifting places on the planet.


The Inflatable SUP My Family Is Using This Summer

I keep it in my trunk for spontaneous paddles.


World's most beautiful national flags

Flags are everywhere, but we rarely take the time to really look at them. Yet a few extra moments are all it would take to discover colourful images, elaborate drawings, and rich histories. Read on to learn more about 20 of the world’s most beautiful national flags.


18 Top Finger Lakes Wineries to Visit

In New York's winemaking region, riesling reigns supreme.


Love Gin? Try This Week-Long Tour of Scotland’s Best Distilleries

Courtesy of the Isle of Harris Distillery Harris Gin, a "social distillery" that employs almost 40 people on an island of less than 2,000, is one of many prime gin-supping spots in Scotland. Scotland produces 70 percent of the U.K.’s gin, with around 100 distilleries located everywhere from the Borders in the south to Shetland in the north. Three of the world’s best-selling gins are made in Scotland, and more local craft spirits are growing in...


Book a Luxury Getaway to the Hamptons for Only $50 Thanks to Car Rental Service Turo — but You'll Have to Book Fast

Turo is celebrating is New York launch with $50 rentals to the Hamptons for a fun-filled weekend.


Welcome the Warm Weather With "The Wonderful Summer of Mickey Mouse," One of the Best Kids' TV Shows

Make the most out of their screen time.


Cruise News: Top Stories From June

Here are the latest stories from the cruise industry from the month of June.


The Incredible Company Helping People With Disabilities See the World

After a devastating accident, two friends became determined to make outdoor travel more accessible to those with disabilities.


24 hours into sailing: Here are 7 ways the brand-new Disney Wish has surprised me

Editor’s note: TPG writer Summer Hull sailed on Disney Wish on a free trip provided by Disney Cruise Line. The opinions expressed below are entirely hers and weren’t subject to review by the line. One of these things is not like the other. Disney Wish just joined Disney Cruise Line‘s fleet as its fifth ship …


Bruce’s Beach was stolen a century ago. It’s finally been returned.

The historically Black beach in California is now only the second in the country owned by African Americans.


Incredible vintage images of American vacations through the years

Take a vacation back in time. From photos taken in ritzy Vegas resorts to those snapped on umbrella-packed Florida beaches, we bring you 53 nostalgic shots so you can relive the summer vacations of the past.


Monster of Rock Cruise announces 2023 lineup and Port Canaveral as departing port

Tesla, Winger, Queensrÿche, Saxon, Extreme, Autograph are among the biggest names that will perform on the 11th voyage of the Monsters of Rock Cruise, organizers have announced. The five-day/five-night full-ship music charter will set sail April 29 through May 4, 2023 aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas and depart out of Port Canaveral. More […] The post Monster of Rock Cruise announces 2023 lineup and Port Canaveral as departing port...


Book fast: Wide-open Emirates first-class award space between Newark and Athens in early 2023

Emirates first class is a bucket list experience for many award travelers. And while it’s easy to rack up the miles for Emirates first-class awards thanks to the fact that you can transfer several different kinds of credit card points to Emirates’ Skywards mileage program, it is often difficult to snag an award reservation. However, …


11 Major Mistakes to Avoid on a Florida Vacation, According to a Longtime Floridian

You might not know the Sunshine State as well as you think.


The Cayman Islands Eases Entry Rules for Vaccinated Travelers

Vaccinated travelers no longer need to test for COVID-19 ahead of departure.


Enter to Win a Round Trip to South Korea This Summer — Here's How

Korean Tourism Organization will award one winner with an economy Asiana Airlines ticket to Incheon International Airport from the U.S.


Celebrity Cruises Is Celebrating July 4 With a Huge BOGO Sale — but You'll Have to Book Fast

The sale — offering 60% off a second ticket and more — expires on July 13.


Buy One of These Cute, Practical and Fun Gifts for Couples to Show Your Sweetheart Some Love

Nothing says "I love you" like a custom star map of your anniversary or first date.


The 10 Best States for Summer Road Trips, According to Data

Hitting the road? According to some new data, these are the states that make for taking the best road trips in the U.S.


A Return to Prague

Photo by DaLiu The Charles Bridge is one of the most iconic sights in Prague. My memories start at the leaves. They were gold spades that swirled at my feet, hopscotching over the cobblestones as gingerly as my limbs until I approached the red tram at the top of the hill. The doors would screech open, and I’d find a seat by the window for the steady descent into the city. For one brief moment, the view would clear and all of Prague poured out...


Gifts for 13-Year-Old Boys They'll Actually Use and Love

Gadgets, games, and everything in between.


How to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Atlanta this Year

DastyProduction/Shutterstock For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the day honoring America’s independence from Great Britain will be absolutely loaded with fun events, from late-night skate parties and fireworks shows to food and drink specials and beloved annual events. To help you make the most out of America’s birthday—and your much-needed day off—we’ve compiled a guide to the city’s most exciting Independence Day festivities,...


This Is the Most Queer-Friendly Disney Park. And No, It’s Not in California

Its a bittersweet escape that shows just how different a brand can be in another country.


Podcast: How to Navigate the Wild World of Ethical Animal Tourism

Photo by Byron Pace One key aspect of ethical wildlife tourism? Don't engage in travel experiences that offer physical encounters. In our new podcast, Unpacked by AFAR, we explore the world of ethical travel in a friendly, accessible—and dare we say—fun way. Every other Thursday join us as we answer your ethical conundrums from how to engage with animal tourism (“I know I shouldn’t ride an elephant, but can I swim with dolphins?”) to travel that...


Deal alert: Fly to Zurich from major US cities for less than $500 round-trip next ski season

Book within the next one to three days and score tickets to Zurich for ski season at ultra-discounted rates. Round-trip flights from New York City, Baltimore, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C., are available for less than $510. Flights from Denver and Minneapolis to Zurich are also available for closer to $600. Expect to …


A lawyer bought a 60-acre compound near Yellowstone National Park for his family of 13. Now, he's selling it for $23.5 million — check it out.

While the homeowner, Nick Rowley, is putting the house on the market, he's not going far: He owns 260 neighboring acres.


Behold: 68 Easy Summer Dresses You'll Wear All Season Long

It's our new warm-weather wardrobe.


Every State’s Top Fourth of July Fireworks Show

The best July 4th Fireworks in America.


All about Japan: Cool facts and places to see

From Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari Shrine (pictured) to the trendy and youthful Tokyo district of Harajuku, Japan has a wealth of beautiful scenery, delicious food and vast cultural heritage that continues to inspire the rest of the world. In 2019, an incredible 31.88 million people visited the archipelago (or string of islands) on the edge of Asia. As the country begins to reopen to tourists in 2022, discover the places, history and facts that make Japan so fascinating.


Why did people stop visiting this abandoned Tennessee ghost town?

Take a tour around Elkmont, an eerie abandoned ghost town in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains


Biologists Release 25 Threatened Eastern Indigo Snakes in Alabama Forest

America’s longest native snake is slithering its way to a comeback. It's good news... we promise!


10 Key Travel Advisories Announced in June

The US State Department issued more than 50 updated travel advisories over the past month.


How to Travel with a Wedding Dress, According to the Experts

We spoke with a destination wedding planner and the manager of onboard services at Icelandair to find out how to score precious on-board closet space, and more.


This New Costa Rica Resort Is a Nature Lover's Dream — With Rain Forest Hikes, Ocean Safaris, and a Zip Line

The property is also located between two of the country's most beautiful natural gems.


The Best Countryside Inns in the United Kingdom, From the Cotswolds to Wales

Complete with adorable rooms, hotel-style comfort, and seriously good food.


America's biggest gold rushes, and their terrible cost

The biggest gold discoveries in the US from the very first gold rush to the present day.


This Popular Beach Tent Can Be Set Up in 'Under a Minute' — and It's Up to 49% Off Right Now

Prices start at $46 during Amazon’s early Prime Day sale.


When will flying get better? FAA, airline CEO meet again to try and find a fix

Leaders from the airline industry and the Federal Aviation Administration met on Thursday as both sides continue to point fingers at each other for recent operational issues. The virtual meeting took place just a day before millions of Americans are expected to take to the skies during what could be the busiest travel period since …


Air Travel Is Chaos Right Now—You Can Salvage Your Summer Flight Plans with These Pro Tips

Photo by Shutterstock Knowledge (about how to cope with the crowds) is power. The Year Travel Returned to Prepandemic Levels isn’t exactly living up to the romantic notion of our long-postponed vacation dreams. As airlines and airports struggle to cope with the massive influx of air travelers following a pandemic drought, these dreams have turned nightmarish. Every element of air travel faces a staffing crisis: There are shortages among pilots,...


Everything Fun You Can Do in Dallas This Weekend

Immersive Monet Three cheers to the third long weekend in three months. It’s going to be a long dry spell until the next one for Labor Day, so we’re here to make the most of this one. In addition to filling your weekend with fireworks—and ice cream—you can kick off July with the new Immersive Monet experience, a queer film festival, and an adult water balloon fight fueled by hard seltzers. If that’s not enough, there’s a duo of beer bashes...


European hotels the likely winner after US dropped its COVID-19 testing requirements

When the U.S. ended a policy earlier this month requiring travelers on inbound international flights to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, hotel industry chatter focused on a key question: Who was most likely to benefit? On one hand, removing the testing requirement could be a boon for major U.S. cities that rely more …


Great Florida Beaches for Camping

From Bahia Honda to St. George Island, these spots are perfect for camping fans. The post Great Florida Beaches for Camping appeared first on Florida Travel + Life.