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Travel

Sometimes you have to get out of town. When you do, offbeat travel is there for you.

What’s the best thing about your local library?

Libraries are getting more popular as Millennials and Gen Z re-embrace the idea of not purchasing everything we consume. It’s one of the only places you can go outside of your home where you’re not expected to spend money. You can use your library to look for jobs, scour the internet, take classes, join book clubs, and more. But we want to know what makes YOUR library amazing…

Here’s the Airbnb of lighthouses (yep, you can stay in a lighthouse!)

If you’ve ever dreamed of dancing on a lighthouse like Mickey Rooney in Pete’s Dragon, your dreams are about to come true. There’s a website that rents out lighthouses that are no longer used for their original purpose (which is most of them).

These spontaneous yurt honeymoon photos on Water Island are like firefly magic

These spontaneous yurt honeymoon photos on Water Island are like firefly magic

I got a peek at one of the sweetest real life honeymoon photo shoots I’ve ever seen. It’s authentic, romantic, and spur-of-the-moment, which makes is all that much more interesting and special. Here’s how the totally unplanned Caribbean yurt photo shoot unfolded from photographer Kathleen of Parenthesis Photography who just happened to be in the right place at the right time to capture some epic love…

This German castle is what fantasy dreams are made of

I know y’all love some good fantasy real estate. So while this isn’t something you can buy (not that most of it is!), it IS something we all can ogle with glee. If you happen to find yourself in Wierschem, Germany add Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz) to your list to step right back in time.

This app gives you guided city walking tours by real locals (some famous!)

This app gives you guided city walking tours by real locals (some famous!)

If you’re a traveler looking for a non-tourist’s view of your city of choice, the walking tours in the Detour app are perfect. The audio tours are available for tons of cities and are narrated by REAL locals who actually know the area and all the non-touristy places you’d never know about otherwise.

Best part? The tours are free until the end of May! Get on it…

Gluten-free and Vegetarian Disney: Magical gluten-free vegetarian land? Yep, here's how!

6 Disney World tips to make your trip the MOST magical

If you’re headed to the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, you’re likely sporting your MagicBands ready to snag every FastPass you signed up for, right? But there are a few quick-hit tips that can make your trip easier, more fun, and ultra convenient.

Here are my Disney World tips for making your vacay that much more magical…

The big list of spring break trip packing essentials

The BIG list of spring break trip packing essentials

It’s the end of winter and we’re all dragging our asses trying to get through to spring break (or summer or fall or whenever you finally get that week to yourself!). If you’re planning that family trip, couples’ trip, girls’ trip, or solo adventure, this is the spring break trip packing essentials list you’ll need. From a good carry-on weekender to toiletries to packing your luggage well, bookmark this baby for later.

Then you can move on dreaming about how many beach naps you’ll get in. Or how many museums you’ll see. Or how many hiking adventures you’ll take. Or how many carbs you’ll devour. Le sigh.

Vegetarian and gluten-free Disney: Magical gluten-free vegetarian land? Yep, here's how!

Disney: Magical gluten-free vegetarian land? Yep, here’s how!

My husband, Tom, and I recently vacationed in Orlando, Florida and went to Disney World! Pause for magical reaction. I am a gluten-free vegetarian (Tom is also a vegetarian, but can eat the wheat), so you KNOW it’s tough to eat and travel.

There was a lot of internet advice that mentioned dining as a gluten-free vegetarian in Disney is so easy, and Disney is so accommodating. I was dubious, but guess what — The internet can be right sometimes! Here are just some of the vegetarian and gluten-free Disney yummies I got to enjoy on the trip…