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Nightstand Overload and Regenerative Travel

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Nightstand Overload

The TURNER team has been doing a lot of reading over the past several months — for education, for inspiration, for escape. If you’re on the hunt for some new books to expand your mind in the upcoming months, we’ve got a few suggestions, from Michelle Obama to Atlas Obscura. Check out our latest PageTURNERs.

Challenges For Black Content Creators

In 2020, travel brands, destinations and publishers have been working to address the lack of Black voices in the industry. It’s a start, but there’s still a long way to go, according to Monet Hambrick. “In 2018 Black Americans spent $63 billion — yes, billion with a b — on travel,” she writes. “Still, when I see travel marketing as it relates to commercials and print ads, even in predominantly Black destinations, Black people are rarely included.” Find out what other challenges Black content creators are facing in the travel world.

Endless Summer

Summer travel in 2020 is coming to an end … or is it? With many families currently living the remote life, the “stretch” season might be stretching even further this year. “People are looking to extend their summer or, if they don’t have children going back to school, to come out here and operate from Nantucket,” said Jason Curtis, the general manager of the Jared Coffin House on Nantucket Island.

Regenerative Travel

Sustainable travel is so last decade. The new buzz is all about “regenerative travel,” reports the New York Times. “Sustainable tourism is sort of a low bar. At the end of the day, it’s just not making a mess of the place,” said Jonathon Day, an associate professor focused on sustainable tourism at Purdue University. “Regenerative tourism says, let’s make it better for future generations.”

Weekly Moment of Zen

Who’s ready to go back in time? Here are the best time travel movies to stream right now.