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 in 2023 so far.

  1. Your phone is ruining your vacation
  2. Reversing UK mobile rail tickets
  3. ‘Dad said: We’re going to follow Captain Cook’: how an endless round-the-world voyage stole my childhood
  4. 10 Best Foodie Cities in the U.S.
  5. 27 Amazing Adventures Around the World

Videos

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Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles in Travel—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Travel.

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Thought Leaders

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

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Richard Bernabe

Photography | Host of Beyond The Lens Podcast | Entrepreneur | Writer | Traveler to 65 Countries | 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, the chap who runs train travel site http://seat61.com. YouTube: http://youtube.com/c/seat61.

Publications

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

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Outside

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

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AFAR Media

Travel as a force for good, in print and online. 🌏

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Visual Capitalist

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

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grist

We're a nonprofit news org dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future. Get our journalism in your inbox: https://grist.org/subscribe/

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The Points Guy

Expert points, miles, aviation and travel intel. You're about to be the smartest traveler you know. 📧tips@thepointsguy.com

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How does Refind curate?

It’s a mix of human and algorithmic curation, following a number of steps:

  1. We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
  2. In addition, our users save links from around the web using our Save buttons and our extensions.
  3. Our algorithm processes 100k+ new links every day and uses external signals to find the most relevant ones, focusing on timeless pieces.
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The result: lists of the best and most useful articles on hundreds of topics.

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How many sources does Refind monitor?

We monitor 10k+ content sources on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.

Which sources does Refind monitor in Travel?

We monitor hundreds of sources in Travel, including Outside, AFAR Media, Visual Capitalist, grist, The Points Guy, and many more.

Who are the thought leaders in Travel?

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