10 Ways to Become a More Mindful and Financially Savvy Traveler

How does someone travel successfully in 2019? With social media occupying so much of our time, it’s easy to define a successful trip as one that pulled in all the likes. But while taking advantage of your Instagram-worthy destination isn’t a bad thing, there’s definitely more to an incredible vacation. To get the most out of your travel, you want to experience things you’ve never encountered before. You want to immerse yourself in a new culture, and visit a combination of “must-see” spots and off-the-beaten-path destinations.

– Travel+Leisure

Read @ Travel+Leisure

Stats: Destinations With the Cheapest Flights for Each Month in 2019

CheapOair has announced its travel trend analysis for 2019 and top affordable destinations for each month in the new year. By analyzing year-over-year data and taking factors into consideration such as the economy, fuel costs, demographics of travelers, and airline trends, CheapOair is anticipating some rising travel trends and interesting destinations throughout 2019.

-Travel Agent

Read @ Travel Agent

Namibia’s New A-List Worthy Travel Destinations

The experience is immersive, and incredibly private, guests (equipped with hot water bottles for the chilled early-morning adventures) head out for intimate game drives with conservation-minded guides skilled in tracking down desert-adapted giraffe, elephants, zebras and carnivores. In true colonial form, evenings, of course, are spent sipping Namibian gin and tonics around a fire and chatting with guides about their giraffe conservation work, or having the evening’s menu performed by native staff in their highly expressive click language.

– Hollywood Reporter

Read @ Hollywood Reporter

Where to travel for your summer food favorites

The Point Crab House and Grill in Arnold,

As locavores preach, food tastes better when eaten as close as possible to its place of origin. Fried clams are guaranteed to be fresh in Ipswich. Blue crabs taste sweetest on the Chesapeake Bay. Plan a summer weekend trip to one of the following destinations to enjoy the local culinary specialty along with the scenery.

Continue @ Newsday

Where should you travel in July? Here are some ideas.

The northern lights are in the midst of a waning phase,

Families can take advantage of a full school-free month. The days surrounding the Fourth of July are the most popular for travel. But many people take time off during other times of the month.

Many destinations have a variety of festivals during the month. And there are plenty of cities that have beautiful parks for outdoor activity.

Here are a few destinations that are good deals for fun and value:

Read @ USA TODAY

The world’s most beautiful places – according to film location scouts

Mt Ruapehu

Before Game of Thrones shot new scenes for Season 7 at Spain’s quiet San Juan de Gaztelugatxe heritage site, not many of us knew of its existence. Now, for fans of the show at least, it’s highly recognisable as the dramatic backdrop for Dragonstone, Daenerys Targaryen’s castle – and, following the release of the lastest season, started drawing some 2,500 tourists per day.

Croatia’s Dubrovnik was subject to the same surge in interest after King’s Landing was shot there in earlier seasons of the show, and continues to be overrun six years later.

Similarly, the Lord of the Rings franchise was attributed, at least in part, to a staggering 50 per cent growth in tourism in New Zealand, where it was filmed, between the release of the first movie in 2001 and 2016.

Read @ Telegraph.co.uk