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Each week Travel Bags will share with you the latest in travel and adventure news from around the web – all in one post. After reading our articles on fall travel and traveling during times of civil and political unrest, here are 10 more articles to enable your wanderlust and make you more travel savvy.
- The Most Unusual Destinations for Viewing Fall Colors by Yahoo Travel Explorers via Yahoo Travel
Did you know you can view the colorful leaves and farmland of Minnesota from a hot air balloon? This article provides a list of scenic destinations that are not only unique, but also an escape from the popular spots where crowds will be gathering to take in the beautiful fall season.
- 16 Hotels With Five-Star Style for Less Than $200 a Night by Nikki Ekstein via Travel + Leisure
Sometimes the airfare alone is enough to scare us away from traveling abroad, never mind the hotel rates. With this list from Nikki Ekstein, however, you can find destinations from Finland to Morocco all with starting rates at an affordable price. Finding a fun and cost-savvy place to stay is one less thing to worry about when planning a trip abroad.
- The Extraordinary World of Soviet Bus Shelters by Barry Neild via CNN
This is a fascinating story about the decade-long project of photographer Christopher Herwig. Herwig explored countries comprising the former Soviet Union in search of uniquely designed bus stops that were created before independence. As Neild suggests, the project provided artists of the time a chance to express their creativity. Not only are the pictures and the stories behind them captivating, this project also serves as inspiration for an unconventional travel idea.
- One Woman’s Mission to Photograph Every Native American Tribe in the U.S. by Hilal Isler via The Guardian
Speaking of unconventional travel, photographer Matika Wilbur has been on the road for three years photographing every Native American tribe that is federally registered in the United States. A member of the Swinomish and Tulalip tribes, Wilbur hopes that her photographs will humanize Native Americans to the general public and help eradicate harmful images and stereotypes. Isler writes that Wilbur is set to finish her project at the end of this month in the Northeast U.S. and plans to continue sharing her work through exhibitions and other platforms.
- Everything You Need to Know About Off-Season Travel by Dalia Colon via Cheap Tickets
The off-season for travel has plenty of deals and opportunities, but it’s also considered the off-season for a reason. It’s important to be informed about the weather and scheduling of events before you plan a bargain trip. This article provides a breakdown of the pros and cons of traveling in the off-season, as well as what that means for several popular cities across the country.
- Secrets of Travel Agents: Experts Share Insider Tips For Your Next Vacation by Nicole Spector via TODAY
Get an inside look at the life of a travel agent attending the Virtuoso Travel Week, where they attend presentations from travel executives with companies around the world. The event helps travel experts get a sense of trends to come, some of which are shared within the article and video.
- Why You Should Travel With Your Aging Parents by Valerie M. Grubb via Huffington Post
Valerie M. Grubb’s website and soon-to-be published book are dedicated to traveling with your aging parents. While your parents may not be your first idea of travel partners, discovering a new place with them or planning their ideal escape makes for a unique and memorable bonding experience that will no doubt create lasting memories.
- Why Does Air Travel Make People So Grumpy? by Ester Bloom via The Atlantic
There are several grievances we encounter when going out in public. For some reason, however, air travel is exceptional in its ability to annoy people. Bloom examines why air travel specifically leads customers to a sour mood or even to rant on Twitter about their bad experiences.
- Riding Solo: 3 Ways Traveling Alone Will Make You Love Yourself Again by Sienna Brown via Elite Daily
We all need time to ourselves. Transforming your solitude from an evening at home to a solo trip abroad is a big jump, but Sienna Brown writes that you have so much to gain from that experience. You learn a lot about yourself and are forced to challenge yourself in ways you never imagined.
- Five Myths About Travel to Africa by Everett Potter via USA Today
As Everett Potter writes, the first mistake we make about the second-biggest continent in the world is constantly referring to it as if it’s one nation. When in fact, the continent of Africa is home to a wide variety of people, cultures, and landscapes that deserve to be acknowledged. One of the best ways to rid ourselves of misconceptions is to get firsthand experience.