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Today’s Itinerary:

  • Travel trivia

  • European Country With Travel Warnings

  • All the travel news you need

Travel Trivia

Which city is known as the "City of Love"?

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Explore the Latest European Travel Advisories

If you're planning your summer adventure in Europe, it's smart to stay informed about countries with travel advisories. This isn't about scaring you, but helping you choose wisely. The US Department of State keeps track of advisories, from Level 2 onwards, so you can plan with confidence.

Each advisory indicates a different level of risk. Level 1 means normal precautions, Level 2 suggests being extra cautious, and Levels 3 and 4 recommend reconsidering or avoiding travel altogether.

Countries with travel warnings 

🇦🇱Albania: Level 2️⃣

🇧🇾Belarus: Level 4️⃣

🇧🇪Belgium: Level 2️⃣

🇫🇷France: Level 2️⃣

🇩🇪Germany: Level 2️⃣

🇮🇹Italy: Level 2️⃣

🇳🇱Netherlands: Level 2️⃣

🇪🇸Spain: Level 2️⃣

🇸🇪Sweden: Level 2️⃣

🇦🇺United Kingdom: Level 2️⃣

Most countries featured carry a Level 2 advisory, largely due to worries about terrorism or unrest. However, Belarus stands apart with a Level 4 advisory, indicating a notable risk. It's strongly advised against traveling to Belarus due to its involvement in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, potential civil disturbances, and limited assistance available for US citizens.

Be sure to review the full roster of countries with travel advisories and exercise prudence when planning your travels.

Weekend Getaways ✈️

Santa Barbara, often hailed as a miniature version of LA without the hustle and bustle, captivates visitors with its blend of urban convenience and natural serenity. Nestled between the sea and mountains, this coastal gem offers a diverse array of activities, from lounging on palm-lined beaches to exploring historic landmarks. Its resilience following the 1925 earthquake birthed a charming Spanish colonial revival aesthetic, evident in its architecture and vibrant cityscape.

  • Beachfront Bliss: Enjoy three miles of pristine beaches framed by swaying palm trees, perfect for sunbathing, yoga, or beach volleyball.

  • Harbor Exploration: Embark on city tours, boat rentals, or kayaking adventures, offering encounters with playful sea lions and breathtaking coastal views.

  • Scenic Hikes: Traverse the moderate Cold Spring Loop for natural waterfalls and panoramic city vistas, or explore the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden for a tranquil botanical escape.

  • Cultural Immersion: Join architecture tours to discover hidden arcades and ornate courtyards, or visit historic landmarks like the Santa Barbara Mission and Chumash Painted Cave Historic State Park.

  • Artistic Delights: Immerse yourself in the city's cultural scene with visits to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Lobero Theatre, showcasing a diverse range of artistic performances.

  • Wellness Retreats: Indulge in wellness experiences at Palma Colectiva or pamper yourself with luxurious spa treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, overlooking the serene coastline.

  • Gourmet Experiences: Savor organic farm-to-table cuisine at eateries like The Daisy and Helena Avenue Bakery, or explore the diverse wine selections at acclaimed restaurants like The Lark.

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