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How to celebrate Groundhog Day

Christmas, Easter and Valentine’s Day get a lot of credit for travel holidays, but save a spot on your itinerary for Groundhog Day. This quirky holiday has surprising origins, old traditions, delightful surprises and plenty of reasons to travel. Ever wonder about Groundhog Day? Where did it come from? How is it celebrated? Or, if [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:47+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Rock valentine’s day with these amazing getaways

Did you know the name Valentine was such a popular moniker throughout history that many people carried it? Or, that the Catholic church stopped venerating St. Valentine in 1969? The name Valentine means “strong, vigorous and healthy.”  A man named Valentinus was martyred near Rome in the 3rd century. One historical account of St. Valentine [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:48+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Slovenia: Top destination for 2017 and travel tips

President-elect Donald Trump took office  January, 2017.  The White House welcomes a new First Lady, Melania Trump.  Ms. Trump, born in Slovenia, is the second First Lady born outside of the United States.  John Quincy Adams’ wife Louisa was first lady from 1825-1829.  Louisa was born in England.  Melania Trump became a U.S. citizen five [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:49+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Slovenia: Top destination for 2017 and travel tips

#GivingTuesday – Altruistic giving extends your life and saves lives

Sheryl Hill, Founder and Executive Director Passionate about travel, cultural diversity, peace, and safety? Is your goal to advance a global cause, serve family and friends and engage in the betterment of society? Then please, give to Depart Smart on #GivingTuesday. Depart Smart Saves Lives Travel is an exotic enticement in a $7.8 trillion industry [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:50+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on #GivingTuesday – Altruistic giving extends your life and saves lives

ClearCause is Now Depart Smart

ClearCause announces it will be named Depart Smart, effective immediately. The name Depart Smart is strategically aligned with this nonprofit’s charitable work. Depart Smart is the trusted third-party, nonprofit resource for tools and information to help students identify and mitigate risks so they can advocate for themselves in foreign countries.   No other nonprofit works [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:46+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Featured, News|Comments Off on ClearCause is Now Depart Smart