Daily travel links for 2017-04-27: Instagram knows where you want to go, most-reviewed venues and South African beauty

    • If you’re like me and cry while watching movies on the plane then you’ll appreciate this. 😢https://t.co/3IUZVh6ZAr

 

Photos: Superior views of South Africa

Today marks Freedom Day for South Africa, a national holiday that commemorates the nation’s first elections after the end of apartheid.

Then president Nelson Mandela said these words at the first commemoration of the holiday:

“As dawn ushered in this day, the 27th of April 1994, few of us could suppress the welling of emotion, as we were reminded of the terrible past from which we come as a nation; the great possibilities that we now have; and the bright future that beckons us. And so we assemble here today, and in other parts of the country, to mark a historic day in the life of our nation. Wherever South Africans are across the globe, our hearts beat as one, as we renew our common loyalty to our country and our commitment to its future.”

I was lucky enough to hear Mandela speak at a rally held in his honour in Montreal back in 1990. It was an inspiring experience.

Here is what South Africa looks like today:


Daily travel links for 2017-04-26: Favourite hotels, extreme travel adventures and visiting all U.S. national parks

    • If you want to visit all 59 U.S. national parks, follow the advice of this couple who did it last year.… https://t.co/mo94VkPVs6

 

Daily travel links for 2017-04-25: Around Lake Superior, seeking dark skies and Atlantic City’s Monopoly connection

    • A Lake Superior Circle Tour offers some wild beauty and inspiring vistas and is definitely a trip worth taking.… https://t.co/wftrF78Xyh
    • Do you plan your vacations around the temperature? If so, then this interactive map will guide you.… https://t.co/z3JaFofShr

 

Daily travel links for 2017-04-24: Exclusive tours, Disney disasters and lesser-known Canadian parks

    • If you’ve got the cash, you can get exclusive tours with behind-the-scenes access to the world’s busiest attractions https://t.co/qjR81EOqrA