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Travel Inspiration? Sorry Instagram, We Seek Something More Authentic

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Travel Inspiration? Sorry Instagram, We Seek Something More Authentic

Instagram is a platform full of inspirational people, who tend to be young and wealthy. 71% of users are under the age of 35, and 21% of millennials turn to the app when planning a trip. 60% of people who earn over $100K a year are on the app, compared to just 40% of those in $30K-$60K income bracket. That’s a lot of stats, but the bottom line is this: Instagrammers are not representative of the broader society. Especially the ones with the most followers.Almost everything you see is put through a filter, making buildings seem brighter, avocados riper, and...

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Best Digital Nomad Destinations That Are Just Getting Discovered

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Best Digital Nomad Destinations That Are Just Getting Discovered

One of the most unsettling parts of being a digital nomad is flying half-way across the world to find a culture eerily similar from that which you just came. An international destination flooded with tourists and like-minded nomads -- we’re looking at you, Chang Mai, Bali, and Cape Town -- sometimes takes the thrill out of travel. If you’re looking to get a little more off the beaten path, consider stacking your itinerary with some (or all) of these best new nomad destinations that are just getting discovered. Budapest, Hungary Budapest, with all its old-world charm and eclectic architecture that...

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The Notre Dame Fire: A Lesson in Impermanence

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The Notre Dame Fire: A Lesson in Impermanence

On the evening of April 15th, 2019 the world looked on helplessly as one of the planet’s most historically significant buildings went up in flames. There was an audible gasp from the crowd as the spire of Notre Dame collapsed into the street below. Like every other day of the year, 30,000 people had come to see this globally recognized symbol of France and Christianity, but no one knew the fate that was about to occur. Fortunately, no one was killed or seriously injured. Much of the building survived, as did many of the relics and treasures kept inside. However,...

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Travel Trendsetters: Debunking Travel Myths with Journalist David Torrance

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Travel Trendsetters: Debunking Travel Myths with Journalist David Torrance

Visiting all 193 countries across the globe might seem nigh on impossible, but researcher and journalist David Torrance has made it his goal to complete this incredible feat by the age of 50 – and he’s only 48 countries away from doing it. In the second edition of our Travel Trendsetters series, we quiz this former political columnist on what drives him to explore, chat about his hairiest travel encounters, and find out what’s next on his travel bucket list.David Torrance began his career in journalism 19 years ago with the Edinburgh Evening News. Since then, he’s authored numerous political...

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