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Signing Pledges to Be Better Tourists

Signing Pledges to Be Better Tourists

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 27, 2018 1

While travel has the potential to positively impact the places visited—infusing money into local economies, supporting local artisans and conservation projects, and promoting understanding across cultures—it also has the capability to destroy the very

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Anticipation Is the Happiest Part of a Travel Journey

Anticipation Is the Happiest Part of a Travel Journey

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 2, 2018 1

There’s a lot to be said for spontaneity. It allows you to take advantage of opportunities that pop up and opens the door for creativity, flexibility and freshness. But I prefer to operate in

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We want to know: Why does travel make you happy?

We want to know: Why does travel make you happy?

Emily Deemer March 20, 2015 0

March 20th is International Day of Happiness, a special day created by the UN General Assembly to officially recognize the importance of happiness as a fundamental human goal and aspiration in everyone’s lives around

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The Jeremiah Johnson Complex: Are Introverts Drawn to the Mountains?

The Jeremiah Johnson Complex: Are Introverts Drawn to the Mountains?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 3, 2015 23

The first time I ever traveled outside of the United States, I didn’t choose a Caribbean beach vacation or an African safari. Even though I live 12 months out of the year in the

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Feeling Awe Slows Down Time—Or at Least, It Seems that Way

Feeling Awe Slows Down Time—Or at Least, It Seems that Way

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 2, 2012 11

Feeling pressed for time? Silly question, right? With smartphones, tablets, computers and other electronic devices constantly competing with our real-world lives and work and family obligations, who doesn’t feel rushed? We all know that

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Video: Happy, the Movie

Video: Happy, the Movie

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 28, 2010 1

What makes you happy? New research shows that spending money on having experiences—such as traveling—makes you feel cheerful and more upbeat than when you purchase things. Now, Academy Award nominated director Roko Belic is

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