5 Minutes of Travel

by Lora Pope, Tripscout

Be in the Know

🚊 While Europe may now be open, things aren’t as easy as they used to be. Take these 7 tips from travelers who just went if you’re planning a trip this summer! Sleeper trains are back en route - a great way to get around the continent.

🇨🇦 Canada says the border with the US could open in a matter of weeks, as both countries face massive pressure, including a bill put in front of congress that would force it to open.

🇬🇧 The UK has added a few more countries to its coveted green list, but for Brits things may become more complicated to travel as the EU is talking about making UK travelers quarantine due to an increase in the Delta variant.

🏝 Heading south? Several Caribbean countries just made it easier for American tourists to visit - perfect time to plan an island getaway!

❤️ Love Hotels? How about living in one! Hotels.com is giving one lucky person a month-long Vegas residency to explore the Strip that’s valued at $40,000. Apply here! Better yet, ING just launched a contest that will give one lucky winner the chance to win a year of free hotel stays at IHG hotels around the world.

New on TikTok

Ever wonder what it would be like to visit Egypt? Let this video on our Egypt Explore account take you there and show you the diversity of this stunning country!

Hot on 'Gram'

Switzerland is officially open to Americans! Get inspired for a trip there with this reel, and don’t forget to follow our Switzerland account for the latest travel tips.

Let's Celebrate!

There will be lots of celebrations coming up this week in North America as this July 1st is Canada Day and July 4th is Independence Day in the US! Both are national holidays commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, and events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the countries.

Featured Spot

National parks in the US are overcrowded this summer. Instead of going to the most popular ones, consider some alternatives. Wrangell-St. Elias in Alaska is the largest national park in the US, offering plenty of space for everyone to explore. Not to mention, it's home to the second-highest peak in the country, one of the largest active volcanoes in North America, and glaciers larger than Rhode Island!

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