Your summer reading list just got longer.
Listen up, class. Here’s your summer reading assignment. We’ve got everything from breezy romantic fare to true crime-y page-turners, bizarro near-dystopian fiction to full-on sci-fi, and everything in between. Some of the most anticipated, buzzed-about 2022 releases are coming out this season, and we can’t think of a more perfect addition to your suitcase than one of these 15 books. These 15 selections actually had the highest amount of “To-Read” clicks (Goodreads virtual version of adding a book to your stack.) Whether you’ll be flipping pages from the friendly skies, a train, or on the beach, pick up one of these Goodreads favorites this summer.
Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake is unlike any other place on Earth.
Some of the houses are 30 feet high, painted bright blue, and perched on skeletal bamboo networks. Others are painted in green, red, and yellow hues, sitting right on the water’s surface as they bob on pontoons created from massive truck tires lashed together. Sun-bleached front porches wave flags of a day’s laundry, while chicken hutches are made from woven reeds, floating like everything else around them, thanks to a foundation of bike tires.
In a historic city like London, it’s no surprise that the city’s oldest pubs have a tale or two to tell.
A pint in a London pub isn’t just a drink. It’s an experience. Londoners take their sipping seriously, paying homage to their historical city one fizzing glass at a time. You’ll find inns of impressive architecture throughout the city with original period features, from Victorian to Art-Nouveau; pubs so beloved they’re Grade II listed or National Trust owned. Expect historical tales, former visitors like literary legends and famous artists, and even the odd spooky story. As if that’s not enough, these humble pubs offer superb city views, brilliant British grub, and fantastic locations to help you make the most of your trip to this curious city, where history and modern movements fit together as perfectly as a pint with fish and chips.
Find accessible adventures so everyone is included.
Our family of five, including my children ages 11, 9, and 8, loves to explore and go on adventures. My 9-year-old has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair to get around. When he was younger, I worried about how we would go on excursions without splitting up our family. After a decade of navigating inaccessibility, I’ve learned that with some persistence and forward-thinking we can modify many activities to get out together. Here are some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the past decade on how to forge forward and explore without the added stress.
Want to go somewhere in Mexico other than the typical touristy destinations? Try these underrated vacation spots instead.
Been there, done that, and bought the t-shirt that reads: “One tequila. Two tequila. Three tequila. Floor.” Even if you haven’t actually been to some of Mexico’s most popular destinations, perhaps you’ve heard and/or seen them enough on social media to feel like you have. Vacation hot spots in Mexico like Tulum, Cancun, and Cabo are some travel favorites, but you’re missing out if you don’t consider some of Mexico’s lesser-hyped cities. Whether you are seeking city vibes or sun and sand, here are a few alternatives for some of Mexico’s popular destinations.
A patchwork of unique neighborhoods, this multicultural city plays host to a bustling arts scene, stellar restaurants (from mom ‘n’ pop to fine dining), great shopping, and electric nightlife while still maintaining a connection to nature.
Toronto is officially the world’s most multicultural city, as 50% of its almost three million residents were born outside Canada. Visit Toronto for the diverse international cuisine, eclectic art scene, the international film festival, and world-class attractions. There’s no shortage of fun things to do in Toronto, Canada’s biggest and buzziest city. WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT TORONTO?Toronto comes alive in the summer with waterfront festivals, night markets, and the option to take a “Tiki Taxi” and explore the beaches, visit the amusement park, or hike and bike on the Toronto Islands. But with plenty of indoor museums, art galleries, and even the only full-size castle in a North American city, you’ll find plenty to do indoors in winter too. Stay up to date with provincial rules and COVID-related information for Toronto at Public Health Ontario. Read on to learn what are the top attractions to visit and the best things to do in Toronto.