4 of The Best Places to Vacation in Portugal

We spent countless days last year dreaming of returning to Europe, and now our wishes are coming true. Some of our favorite gems of Europe are found in Portugal, which happens to be open to US tourists again. To celebrate and inspire, we put together a roundup of ideas for Read More

4 Places to Find the Best Overwater Bungalows

Overwater Bungalows are some of the most incredible accommodations. Just the idea of overwater bungalows conjure some of the best travel dreams and sometimes memories in the hearts of people the world over. We’ve absolutely planned entire vacations based only on staying in an overwater bungalow at Awaken Travels. We Read More

Destination Croatia: Now Open for US Tourists

We have more amazing travel news for all of us who have been cooped up and ready to get back out into the world. Croatia, one of our favorite destinations for beaches, culture, and amazing food has announced they are reopening for tourism! Whether you’re looking for Roman architecture, wine Read More

Destination: Iceland! Your Ticket Back to European Vacation

Great news for all of you newly vaccinated adventurers out there. Your summer European vacation is back on! Iceland, one of our absolute favorite European destinations, has reopened and is welcoming vaccinated Americans back to experience their epic offerings and one-of-a-kind sights. We couldn’t ask for a more perfect destination to be Read More

5 Destinations We Can’t Wait to Visit Again

At Awaken Travels we have sat down and put together our dream list of destinations to return to after this whole pandemic thing has ended. We don’t know exactly when these places are opening, some are even open today. Some may be a bit. Regardless, we like to dream just Read More

Destination: Tokyo Olympics and Beyond

Everything is booked, and you’re headed to one the megapolis of Tokyo, but for the highly anticipated Tokyo Olympics! You have tickets for your favorite events, of course, but what else to do while there? We have some tips to help. Tokyo can be a big and confusing city, but Read More

Destinations on Our Travel Wishlist for 2021

Were your 2020 travel plans scrapped? Ours, too. While we sat there feeling sorry for ourselves over the cancelations, we binge watched all of our favorite travel shows and dug deep for some travel inspiration. With hopeful news of a COVID vaccine and travel resuming eventually in 2021, we started Read More

Travel Inspiration: 5 Binge-Worthy Travel Shows

Let’s face it. We can’t always be traveling. Sometimes we have to stay home and get stuff done. Mostly we have to be home to earn enough for the travel piggy bank to get back out there and start adventuring again. But that isn’t the point here. We’re all spending Read More

Where Americans Can Travel Right Now: Part 2

This is part 2 of our series on where Americans can travel right now. Check out the destinations we featured in part 1 here.  As we navigate a pandemic, many countries have closed their borders to international travelers. Much of Europe, Asia, and Canada are currently closed to tourists. Vacations, Read More

Destinations for Your Winter 2021 Honeymoon

It may seem like a lot of the world is closed to tourism these days, and you’re confined to your home. But many of our absolute favorite destinations are open and ready to offer you the winter honeymoon of your dreams! Stick around and we’ll introduce you to some of Read More