With art lovers wary about lingering indoors, outdoor art museums finally have their moment in the sun.
As the COVID pandemic continues to rage, many Americans are rightfully heeding the advice to avoid congregating indoors for long periods of time. But health experts have advised that social distancing outdoors in masks is one of the safest options outside of your own home. Fortunately, for art lovers who long to gaze at inspiring works of art, there is no shortage of outdoor public art projects across the nation. Though temperatures are dropping, you can still bundle up and stroll through parks filled with playful murals, avant-garde sculptures, and colorful art installations.
It’s time for a greener holiday season.
We love to travel and we love to shop but, sometimes, the two don’t go hand in hand. Fashion contributes to 10% of the world’s carbon emissions and Amazon alone, in 2018, emitted 44 million (yes, million) metric tons of CO2. As explorers who venture out to the farthest reaches of the world, we have an important role to play in the future of this very Earth. While there will always be a place for fast-fashion and Amazon given their accessibility, veering away from the world of mass-production is an important step we as travelers can take to preserving the world we love to explore. With the holidays approaching and gift-buying on the mind, shopping ethically is the new task on every traveler’s to-do list—but changing our shopping habits shouldn’t be daunting, so we’re here to help. From the best products to our favorite brands, we’re making a sustainable holiday season as easy as click and add to cart.
Baby it’s cold outside—let’s go see a National Park!
While there’s never really a bad time to visit a National Park—unless, of course, it’s the middle of the day, in the middle of the summer, in the middle of Death Valley (a.k.a. “the hottest place on earth”)—some seasons are better than others. Whether it’s because of the ideal weather, fewer crowds, fresh perspective, or even just refuge from winter itself, the following 10 parks are especially enticing in winter.
The holidays are looking both merry and bright in these towns where festivities run rampant.
Across the U.S., these holiday towns are offering the best in lights, handmade ice sculptures, and seasonal delights. From life-sized advent calendars to traditional Swiss alphorns to searching for hidden Nisse (Scandinavian Christmas elves)—and even the chance to experience an authentic wolf encounter—these seasonal festivities are not to be missed.
‘Tis the season to make your friends feel better.
We’re all doing things a little differently this year, and travelers aren’t any different. Even if they are still moving around the world, it’s definitely not like it usually is, and chances are they’re feeling blue. That’s where you, A Good Friend, come in. For the holidays, swoop in and save the day by gifting one of your travel-loving friends with these gifts. We’ve got a gift for every archetype.