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On Sustainability, Responsibility, and Travel During a Pandemic: A Look at Maslina Resort

A view over the balcony at Maslina Resort Hvar. Below you see a teal rectangle pool surrounded by beach chairs and a wooden platform. There are lots of palm trees. In the background is the blue Adriatic Sea and you can see jagged coastline in the distance.

It’s pretty rare that I get to share my favorite conversation of the summer with you, word for word — but here we are, and I think you guys are REALLY going to enjoy it. Sustainability and responsibility are two essential parts of travel — but how do those play into economic survival during a …

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Visiting Korčula, Croatia: A Travel Guide to Croatia’s Coolest Island

Kate wears a racerback top and bike helmet and stands with her hand on her hip, overlooking the vineyards of Lumbarda, Croatia.

Are you looking to visit Korčula, Croatia’s most fabulous island? Well, you’ve come to the right place — this Korčula travel guide is designed to give you all the information you need to plan the trip of a lifetime. I’ve explored Croatia extensively over the past decade, and I think Korčula (pronounced KOR-chu-la) is one …

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Visiting Campeche, Mexico: Things to Do in Campeche and More

Street vendors serving food, set against a purple evening sky.

I visited Campeche, Mexico, for a weekend getaway from Mérida, and discovered a delightful city: tiny and stately, bright and colorful, filled with interesting things to do, but perfectly sized for a short visit. It’s hard to find places to visit in Mexico that are a little bit off the beaten path, but places you’d …

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Visiting Sumidero Canyon from San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

The walls of the canyon rise up against a blue and white sky, the river bright green.

One of the best activities I did in inland Mexico was visiting Sumidero Canyon. This canyon is one of the most beautiful and stunning sights in the Chiapas region of Mexico. If you’re visiting Chiapas, in Mexico’s south, you’ll probably be visiting San Cristóbal de las Casas. This is an incredibly beautiful and charming city …

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Can Americans travel to Cuba? I did in 2020. Here’s what happened.

A bright green car in front of blue and white colonial homes in Havana.

I’m nervous in the waiting line at Cuban immigration, but I know I shouldn’t be. I did everything right. Still, this is Cuba. I’m visiting Cuba as an American. Can Americans travel to Cuba? Yeah, we can. This country has been off-limits to us since 1959 — though that hasn’t stopped lots of Americans from …

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