6 Ways to Transform Family Travel

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FOR MANY FAMILIES, summer is a time to hit the open road or fly to a far-off place. But it’s not the destination that matters. Traveling together is your chance to get everyone’s attention off their digital devices and onto each other as you experience something new. With so much quality time […]

How Vacations Affect Your Happiness

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Christie Johnston for The New York Times Do vacations make you happy? Vacations are a chance to take a break from work, see the world and enjoy time with family. But do they make you happier? Researchers from the Netherlands set out to measure the effect that vacations have on overall […]

West Coast Officials Tell Tourists Not to Worry About Fires

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  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alarmed by as much as $20 million in lost tourism revenue in July due to visitors’ fear of wildfires, California’s state tourism agency said Thursday it is teaming up with Oregon and Washington state to reassure tourists it’s safe to visit. The states formed the West Coast Tourism Recovery Coalition to […]

why travel makes the world smaller

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Every day we encounter hundreds, maybe thousands of people. We walk the streets, stepping in time with faceless foreigners, sit shoulder to shoulder with strangers on public transport, wait while unnamed hands prepare food, make coffee, take money, tear tickets. We smile when we pass too closely, apologise when our […]