Listen, I know that traveling during the summer is easier; warmer weather, schools are out for the year, and many major attractions only operate during the summertime high season. I get it, there’s nothing wrong with that! But imagine if you could visit the Sistine Chapel and witness the masterpiece ceiling without being jostled around by hundreds of other sightseers. Imagine looking out your hotel window to a privileged view of the Eiffel Tower! While high season travel has its perks, low season vacations offer an entirely new perspective on old favorites and here’s the seven best reasons why:
The Fourth of July is right around the corner and Americans across the country are dusting off their barbecues and purchasing their fireworks. In the U.S., Independence Day means national pride, grilling out, colorful displays of explosives, and summertime. America is not the only country to celebrate their independence, however! Take a minute to check out how some other countries around the globe choose to celebrate their day of independence.
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Few places in the world inspire such personal reflection as the temples of Asia. Buddhist, Hindu and countless other Eastern religions felt a mysticism and deep connection to these sacred areas, some of which are still in use as holy sites today. Take a moment to read up on the 10 most spiritual landmarks of Asia and, maybe, find your next destination to reflect: