Holidays Travel Articles

Traveling for or around the holidays is a different animal than other times of the year. Learn the tips to make your holiday travel bearable, and check out various ideas and advice planning your next holiday adventure.

 
5 Things I’m Thankful for Because of Travel
5 Things I’m Thankful for Because of Travel With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Jenn Miller reflects on travel and what it's taught her about gratefulness as a form of meditation, as well as a few of the things she's most thankful for.
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Gift Guide for Long-Term Travelers
Gift Guide for Long-Term Travelers If you're struggling with what to give the travel lover in your life, this gift guide will help. From $10 stocking stuffers to RTW plane tickets, there's something for every budget!
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10 Most Spectacular Independence Day Fireworks Shows
10 Most Spectacular Independence Day Fireworks Shows Fireworks shows are the highlight of Independence Day Festivals across the U.S.. Spencer Spellman offers a list of the top shows.
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Home for the Holidays
Home for the Holidays Being abroad over the holidays can give travelers the blues, but can be a blessing in disguise for those who want to learn something new about themselves. As Thanksgiving draws closer and family gatherings loom ahead, Jess McCann explores the pros and cons of getting as far away as humanly possible.
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8 Holiday Trip Ideas (for those who can’t wait to get away!)
8 Holiday Trip Ideas (for those who can’t wait to get away!) Looking for an excuse to not participate in the usual holiday stuff around your own area? Jennifer Miller has 8 interesting alternatives that could take you somewhere unusual and fun.
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6 Great Cities to Soak in That Christmas Atmosphere
6 Great Cities to Soak in That Christmas Atmosphere Christmas is a special time of the year in many parts of the world, but it's also true that some places do it far better than others. Nellie Huang has chosen six places to consider for a unique and interesting holiday.
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36 Hours in Budapest: Exploring the Christmas Markets
36 Hours in Budapest: Exploring the Christmas Markets Christmas Markets are part of the holiday in Europe, but the one in Budapest doesn't usually get promoted. Cristina Puscas is here to give you a 2-day itinerary for visiting the Christmas Markets in Budapest.
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Gift Guide: 17 Gifts for Indie Travelers
Gift Guide: 17 Gifts for Indie Travelers The gifts below will appeal to any indie traveler, no matter where they're going this year, how much gear they already have, and how they like to travel.
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Quarterlies: An Alternative to New Years’ Resolutions
Quarterlies: An Alternative to New Years’ Resolutions There's merit at heart behind New Years' Resolutions, but few of us initiate the personal growth we wish to see in ourselves. Quarterlies presents an alternative goal-setting strategy geared towards becoming a more well-rounded you.
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10 Perfect Gifts For Travelers (And The World They Love To Explore)
10 Perfect Gifts For Travelers (And The World They Love To Explore) Have a traveler on your holiday shopping list? Instead of buying them something that will take up space in their backpack, why not help them stock an Afghan library with books, or provide someone with 20 years of clean water? Here, Susan Shain lists ten charitable gifts perfect for your favorite traveler this holiday season.  
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