Travel News: Philly Is Still Making History, How to Get a Free Passport, and the Ultimate Destination Wedding Resource

Museum of the American Revolution in PhiladelphiaExterior of the Museum of the American Revolution, in Philadelphia
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There’s a great big world out there, and our latest “news you can use” may inspire a trip you never knew you needed.

American history and culture will be on display in Philadelphia's Historic District this summer, while a cool package tour company makes it easier than ever for young travelers to get their first passport, and a new online platform aims to take the pain out of booking a destination wedding.

PHILADELPHIA: AMERICA’S FIRST WORLD HERITAGE CITY

Sure, Philadelphia (visitphilly.com) is where our country was born, with the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the adoption of the U.S. Constitution at what is now Independence National Historical Park. But the City of Brotherly Love continues to make history, as America’s first-ever UNESCO World Heritage City. Philadelphia is home to the stunningly designed and impeccably curated new Museum of the American Revolution and the renovated Independence Visitor Center, and it's hosting an array of don’t-miss happenings in 2018. This summer, Philly’s fabled Historic District will welcome Cherry Street Pier (where you can shop, eat, or just relax) and the Philadelphia Bourse food hall, plus cool new exhibits at the National Museum of American Jewish History and the National Constitution Center.

HOW TO GET A FREE PASSPORT

Travelers ages 18 to 35 can get a free first-time passport (a savings of $145) when they book with Contiki, the social tour company for 18-to-35-year-olds (contiki.com). Contiki is a convenient way for first-time international travelers to venture overseas to Europe (its 12-day European Discovery tour is one of the most popular) and beyond, led by an expert tour manager with all the details taken care of by the innovative and reliable tour company. Contiki conceived the free-passport deal in response to the recent finding that half of all Millennials do not own a passport. We hope some of you are inspired to jump on this opportunity.

THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION WEDDING RESOURCE

Planning a destination wedding can be one of the most thrilling experiences of your life. And by “thrilling,” we mean it’s a little bit like riding the Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island every day for months. Kiss & Tell, a new online booking platform (kissandtell.com) wants to disrupt all that disruption by offering all-inclusive destination wedding accommodations for services including booking venues, vendors, blocks of rooms, and more. 

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