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The Best Articles in Travel

The most useful articles and videos in Travel from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Travel Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Travel by Refind users.

  1. The Humiliating History of the TSA
  2. Ranked: The Best Countries to Retire In
  3. A Brief History of Digital Nomads
  4. Drinking Cultures Around the World
  5. How to Use All Your Vacation — And Really Unplug


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Short Articles

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Long Articles

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Travel, including:

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Richard Bernabe

Official Twitter | Photographer | Writer | Host of Beyond The Lens Podcast | Traveler to 65 Countries | Entrepreneur | Friend to Wildlife

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Condé Nast Traveler

Find the best places to go, things to do and hear from people from all around the world as they express their love for travel, community and connection.

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The Man in Seat 61

Mark Smith, the Man in Seat 61, of the train travel site YouTube: Now on Mastodon,


We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Travel, including:

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A run, hike, ride, or meditation can change everything. Live Bravely! IG: @outsidemagazine Newsletters: Cover photo: Mark Fleming

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AFAR Media

Travel as a force for good. Share your travels with us using #traveldeeper.

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Visual Capitalist

Data-driven visual content focused on global trends, investing, technology, and the economy.

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Aeon is a magazine of ideas and culture. Psyche is our sister magazine focused on the human condition. Visit and for more.

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The School of Life

Ideas to help you learn, heal and grow. Subscribe here:

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