A Kennedy Space Center Tourbus with the launch platform visible in the distance.

Two Travel Contests Worth Mentioning

People all around the world dream of traveling to exotic destinations, and on any given day, the list of available travel contests could go on and on. Author Laura Martone introduces readers to two new travel contests that caught her eye.

A gout of flame ignites as a hot air balloon is being filled.

Celebrating the Marvel of Hot Air Ballooning

Throughout the year and around the world, spectators can watch vibrant hot air balloons take flight at a wide assortment of annual festivals and events. Laura suggests some festivals across America and resources for balloon enthusiasts worldwide.

Photo of the set of Cooper's Pack kids travel books.

Alaska, Seattle, and New York City from a Kid’s Perspective

Laura Martone reviews Cooper’s Pack travel books for children, featuring top sights in Alaska, Seattle, New York City. Each book typically features the travel experiences of Cooper, a friendly, backpack-wielding stuffed dog, and a local guide (another amiable stuffed animal) in a given destination.

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It’s Not Too Late to Plan a Mardi Gras Trip

Widely celebrated for its extraordinary music, eclectic cuisine, and festive spectacles, New Orleans is perhaps best known for Mardi Gras. New Orleans expert, Laura Martone lets readers know it’s not too late to make it to the Big Easy.

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The Coolest Traveling Coat Ever

Laura Martone is no stranger to the topic of trip essentials. In this article she reviews the stylish and practical Penny Coat by travel apparel company SCOTTEVEST.