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Lessons in Planning, Traveling (and Giving a Sh*t) During COVID-19

Planning and Travel Tips During COVID-19

How did you research and plan a trip during COVID-19? Did you take any additional travel safety measures or change your behaviors? What's it like to travel now? In this article we address focusing on the stuff in our control while minding the health and safety of others. The lessons apply not only to travel but also to daily life, during COVID-19 and beyond. We touch on decision-making, logistics, managing risk, flexibility, adapting to new information, managing expectations and satisfaction.

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Tourism and COVID-19: Observations from the Field

Tourism and COVID-19: Observations from the Field for Destinations and Tourism Businesses

October 2020. We just returned from two weeks in the Dolomites, Italy's Marche region and San Marino. Although our trip was primarily a personal one — to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary — we also wished to see for ourselves what was happening on the ground in travel and tourism (vs. talking about it on Zoom). Our goal: to witness firsthand how businesses are operating and adapting during this time.

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How To Pack for the Camino de Santiago: The Ultimate Camino Packing List

Clothing for the Camino

How do you effectively pack for the Camino de Santiago so that you are prepared with everything that you need, but you still pack light? Our UltimateCamino Packing List for women and men, also available as a downloadable PDF checklist, is the place to find out. Read on for Camino specific packing recommendations on backpacks, clothing, shoes, foot care, practical gear and more.

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How to Pack For A Trek: The Ultimate Hiking Packing List

Packing List Trek

How should I pack for a hike? What should I pack for a multi-day trek? What is too much? And what is too little? How am I going to carry it all? Which hiking gear and essentials should I buy in advance and which can I buy on the ground? That's where this Ultimate Hiking Packing List comes in to answer all of those questions — and much more — to prepare you for your next adventure.

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Meditations on the Coronavirus and the Tourism Industry

Coronavirus impact tourism Thailand

What will be the impact of the coronavirus on tourism and travel? How will the tourism industry respond? Definitive answers don't exist. Instead, we offer some ideas for destinations, travel companies and travelers to operate from a position of strength, choosing deliberate response over reaction and staying the course towards greater sustainability so we emerge stronger.

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Our Offbeat Travel List: 13 Destinations You’re Not Considering…But Should

Unusual Treks, Ethiopia

There is certainly no shortage of “Hot Travel Destinations” or “Best Places to Visit in 2020” lists circulating these days. But, we find that most of these lists include many of the usual or well-known travel destinations. As we field questions about our own favorite destinations, most memorable experiences and where we recommend people to travel, we thought we’d add a twist to the traditional travel destination lists and share some offbeat, unusual, lesser-known or unconventional destinations that might not be on your travel radar — but maybe should be.

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Best Street Food Around the World: 50 Favorite Street Food Dishes

Food and travel, one of life’s great experience intersections. Although we enjoy our share of refined cuisine and elaborate meals at restaurants, it’s often our street food quests around the world — raw on-the-ground journeys that convey authenticity — that yield some of life’s most revealing moments and enlighten us in unexpected ways. Here is our Best Street Food Around the World guide with 50 of our favorite street food dishes from 50 different countries.

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Trekking Around the World: 15 Best Offbeat Treks That You’re Not Considering…But Should

After over a decade of traveling around the world and going trekking on six continents, what are some of our favorite treks and hikes? This Offbeat Trekking Guide includes 15 of our recommended unknown or lesser-known treks — some multi-day, others day treks — that you might not be considering, but should. These treks and hikes are worth a look if you are interested in unusual and immersive experiences, both in nature and local culture.

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