According to a new study from Passport Health, international travelers are adding more destinations to single itineraries this year than last. Through the first half of 2019, travelers planning to visit 10 or more countries in a single trip increased by 16 percent year over year. Travelers planning to visit five to nine countries in a single trip increased by 8 percent and travelers planning to visit one to four countries in a single trip increased by 10 percent.
“In many ways, this trend is representative of the increasing global interest of the American traveler. But a lot of it is just plain fun and adventure as Baby Boomers cross off bucket list trips,” said David Tedesco, chairman, Passport Health.
According to Passport Health, which provides travel medicine and immunization services, the brand’s most ambitious traveler itinerary year to date was a 101-country trek that took the client across six continents. A slightly less-ambitious client presented the brand with a 43-country itinerary.
“As avid travelers ourselves, we thrive on the excitement that a multiple-destination adventure brings,” said Tedesco. “As travel medicine providers, we’re just happy to help ensure people stay healthy as they set sail on trips of a lifetime.”
Even if you are not familiar with Chicago, you may already know the Wicker Park neighborhood is one of the city’s “eat like a local” destinations, especially among young professionals whose idea of local is actually quite global. After a decade of high-concept comfort food and gastro-pubs, the Tan family took over a homey space on North Avenue to mix things up with the opening of Cebu. Cebu is not just a Filipino restaurant, but one focused on Cebuano regional cooking along with its Chinese and Spanish underpinnings.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
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