Introducing The Reimagined HuffPost Travel

<span class="copyright">Illustration: Benjamin Currie; Photo: Getty</span>
Illustration: Benjamin Currie; Photo: Getty

The first time I walked up to the Eiffel Tower, I burst into tears. 

The reaction caught me by total surprise. I didn’t imagine feeling emotional. But there I was at 29 years old ― abroad for the very first time ― completely awestruck. 

The days that followed were filled with even more wonder. I soaked up every landmark. I finally allowed my brain to check out of work. I ate a lifetime’s worth of croissants and cheese. I completely immersed myself in a new city just for my own enrichment. When I got home, my trip became my entire personality. I realized it was because I gave myself an incredible gift: Exploration.

Travel is both a luxury and a necessity. It’s a way to explore, connect with others and boost your overall well-being. Research shows people who travel report better health; those who take two vacations a year are less prone to stress and depression. Travel also opens your mind and heart to new experiences and possibilities. People who travel are more creative and empathetic. But it can easily become overwhelming and stressful if you don’t have the right guidance, or if you simply don’t prioritize it in your life.

We’re relaunching HuffPost Travel with that in mind. We’ll provide you with expert-backed suggestions and advice that will inspire your next vacation and help you navigate every step of your trip. 

You’ll find hacks that will elevate your in-flight experience, drool-worthy destination guides, insight on the latest travel trends, pro tips on staying healthy during your trip, cost-effective travel ideas and so much more. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned traveler or you’ve never left the country – we’ll arm you with the tools you need to make the most of your time away.

That being said, we’re also aware that not all travelers have the same goals. Our robust service journalism will feature a diverse range of voices, ideas, trends and recommendations that will cover a vast scope of travel topics. Whether you want to indulge in a bucket list experience, be a more thoughtful tourist or spend some intentional time with your family, we aim to show people how to vacation well – whatever that means for you – with actionable tips for every type of adventurer. 

I hope you find the new, reimagined HuffPost Travel to be a vital, go-to resource ― a place that encourages the gift of exploration. Consider us your own personal, virtual concierge. You’ll come home feeling recharged and rejuvenated ― and ready to book your next trip.

Happy travels!
Lindsay Holmes, HuffPost Senior Travel Editor

Chase United is the sponsor of HuffPost Travel’s relaunch. The editorial product was developed and created independently by HuffPost’s editorial team, with no input from the sponsor.