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10 Important World War II Sites That All Travelers Should Experience

A WWII guide for travelers.

It’s not easy to read gruesome details of World War II. It was the deadliest conflict in history, resulting in between 70-85 million deaths worldwide. These are not mere numbers—these are people who were sent to concentration camps to be killed; soldiers and prisoners of war who bravely fought; civilians, including the elderly and children, who were caught in the crossfires.  There are war memorials and museums around the world to share stories of noble sacrifices and heroic acts, but they also serve as reminders of the worst we’re capable of: turning against our neighbors and destroying each other. The lessons from WWII are important, as are these memorials, museums, and sites that relay that humanity has gone through terrifying times—lest we forget.    RELATED STORY 10 Former Japanese Detention Camps You Need to Visit in the United States  

What’s the Best Craft Beer City in the U.S.? We Look at 18 Hot Spots

These breweries really raise the bar. (Sorry.)

“Craft beer” is just that — it’s a “craft.” And creating craft beer is like any other form of art, mixed with science. Certain cities in the U.S. just seem to have a bit of extra creativity when it comes to brewing fantastic beers (maybe creativity, science, and beer drinking go hand in hand?). From Southern California to Central New York and everywhere imaginable in-between, here’s a lineup of some of America’s Best Brewtowns to plan a happy (and hoppy) vacation getaway.  

These 8 Places in America STILL Dont Have Safe Drinking Water

Millions don’t have access to clean water.

Have you ever turned on the tap and watched brown, sludgy water coming out of the faucet? The residents of Flint, Michigan, faced the ordeal back in 2014 when lead from corroded, aging water pipes leaked into the drinking supply. It got a lot of media attention, but it’s far from being a one-off case. Many communities in the U.S. are facing such water crises—their supplies are contaminated with arsenic, lead, and chemicals. In fact, a study published in 2018 revealed that from 1982-2015, 9-45 million people got water from a source that violated the Safe Drinking Water Act. The lack of access to clean water disproportionately affects minorities and lower-income groups. These are the people who are unable to keep the water running in their homes when the bills go up and they can’t afford to buy bottles of water when the tap runs dry. INSIDER TIPIf you notice a fishy smell or metallic taste from tap water, get it tested by a state-certified laboratory and file a complaint with your public water system company.  

12 Ways to Have Incredible Date Nights at Disney

These date night ideas will take Disney from the most magical place to the most passionate place on earth.

Disney parks are probably most well known as family-friendly vacation spots where you can get virtually any food in the shape of Mickey’s head, but they can be pretty romantic too. When you enter Disney’s gates, you leave the real world for one of make-believe and fantasy. It’s a world where two dogs can fall in love over a plate of spaghetti, and ladies lose their shoe at the end of the night for reasons other than having one too many drinks. We can’t promise you’ll find your one true love, but we can promise you’ll have a great time on these magical Disney date nights.

The Surprising Way to Deepen Your Travel Experiences

Weve experienced kuchisabishiithe act of mindlessly snacking not because were hungry, but because our mouth feels lonelyprobably more than a few times during this pandemic. We might recognize the feeling of dangubitiwhen weve spent another day being unproductive and purposelessduring a few of those hopeless quarantine days. Weve also probably felt resfebera rush of anxiety … Continued

10 Shortest Commercial Airline Flights in the World

Would you book a flight that lasts fewer than two minutes?

You have to arrive at least two hours before your flight and go through check-in, security, and immigration (if you’re traveling internationally). You wait to board, spend time while the air traffic controller clears the plane for take-off, and then you’re in the air. On landing, there’s taxiing, hold up for luggage, and security checks and immigration. Yes, flying is complicated and time-consuming; not to mention, it’s not exactly good for the environment.  So, would you go through all of this for a flight that lands before you can listen to even one full song, much less an entire album?