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Staying Safe During Pride Month and Beyond

Recently the U.S. State Department issued a “Worldwide Caution” alert, warning U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution due to “the increased potential for foreign terrorist organization-inspired violence against LGBTQI+ persons and events.” While we certainly do not want to live our lives in fear, there are a few things that we can do to...

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Harvesting Dreams

Have you ever had that experience where you taste something that instantly transports you to a prior memory? This recently happened to me when I was at the gorgeous One and Only resort in the Maldives. When I tell you that this resort is fabulous, that is a severe understatement. Palm trees galore, crystal clear...

Echoes Across Continents: 10 Shared Traits of Ancient Egyptians and Incan Civilization
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Echoes Across Continents: 10 Shared Traits of Ancient Egyptians and Incan Civilization

One of the most fascinating things about traveling to multiple destinations around the world, is seeing what these destinations have strangely in common with each other. I personally find the historical and cultural similarities to be most interesting.  For instance, I find it interesting that many civilizations who had no contact with each other all...

Fit and Flexible for a Fabulous Vacay  
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Fit and Flexible for a Fabulous Vacay  

Getting exercise before embarking on a vacation offers a myriad of benefits that can enhance both the physical and mental aspects of the trip. Firstly, engaging in physical activity prior to departure helps to boost energy levels and stamina, ensuring that travelers are better equipped to handle the potential demands of exploring new destinations. Whether...

The Red Flags of a Travel Buddy
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The Red Flags of a Travel Buddy

There has been much discussion lately about the red flags someone should look out for as they start to date, and I’ve realized that there are likewise red flags to look out for in selecting a travel buddy.  Traveling with a friend can be a rewarding and enriching experience, but choosing the right travel buddy...

10 Emerging Cities Reshaping the LGBTQ+ Travel World
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10 Emerging Cities Reshaping the LGBTQ+ Travel World

As the world progresses towards greater inclusivity, it’s time to venture beyond traditional hotspots to explore emerging destinations that embrace diversity with open arms. These destinations not only offer stunning landscapes and rich cultural experiences but are also making strides to becoming more and more welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community. • Bratislava, Slovakia: Why Visit:...

10 Lesser-Known Benefits of Travel-Including Longer Life!
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10 Lesser-Known Benefits of Travel-Including Longer Life!

Travel can offer many of benefits beyond the well-known aspects like relaxation, cultural exposure, and adventure. After a few especially incredible trips, I have been thinking about the lesser-known benefits of travel. Here are my top 10: Enhanced Creativity: Experiencing new environments, cultures, and perspectives can stimulate creativity. Exposure to different ways of life encourages...

Central Restaurant in Lima, Peru Named Best Restaurant in the World
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Central Restaurant in Lima, Peru Named Best Restaurant in the World

Since winning the spot of top restaurant in the world, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, Central Restaurant in Lima is helping Peru’s culinary scene achieve the recognition it deserves! Central’s menu takes guests through different Peruvian ecosystems, categorized by altitude – from below sea level in the Pacific Ocean to the high peaks of...

Marrakech: A Look at Tourism in Times of Calamity
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Marrakech: A Look at Tourism in Times of Calamity

Every year, Zoom Vacations attends a number of travel shows, which is one of the ways in which we find the best tour guides, excursions, and hotels worldwide. One of the most important ones (PURE) takes place in Marrakesh. This year it was due to begin the day after the recent earthquake in Morocco. Since...