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Lots of people with canceled summer travel plans are diving into the RV life

There’s never been a more appealing time to be turtle-like, to carry your home on your back and see the sights from the safety of your own cocoon. Of course, this has always been one of the appeals of the…

Why S. California's tides are glowing blue

During the lockdowns, there aren’t as many visitors to the beaches in Southern California. But those who venture out at night have been greeted by a bizarre and beautiful sight: the ocean waters emitting a bright blue glow as the…

Welcome to Niue, the first country recognized as a Dark Sky Place

You may not have heard of Niue. From sea to shining sea, this island nation is about 100 square miles of raised coral in the South Pacific. The name, pronounced “New-ay,” translates from the native language as “Behold the coconut.”…

Take a visual tour through England's Lake District National Park

Lake District National Park is situated along the coast in northwest England. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was designated a national park in 1951 and hosts more than 23 million visitors a year. It includes several tall peaks for daring…

Experience #vanlife on the cheap with a minivan

If you search the hashtag “vanlife” on Instagram, you’ll see that it’s used more than 6.5 million times — and that number just keeps clicking up. As someone who followed various vanlifers for years, it seemed like a big commitment…

How to watch the northern lights from the comfort of home

[embedded content] Seeing the northern lights in person is on many travelers’ bucket lists. But while you save up for the trip, there’s a live camera in Canada that can make the wait easier. For the eighth consecutive year, a…

Pilgrims can still follow this ancient path from Canterbury to Rome

In 990 A.D., Archbishop Sigeric of Canterbury, England, traveled to Rome to meet with Pope John XV. On his way home, he kept a detailed travel journal, noting 80 distinct stops along the route. His notes were important because so…