We know that you all are incredibly busy jetsetters — that’s why we love giving you all the travel tips, tricks and inspiration that we do! So it’s understandable if you’ve missed a couple of our posts over this past month. And we talked about a lot. We told you about Hawaii’s awesome new marine reserve expansion, where to go glamping (and what the heck it even is), exactly what it’s like to go to Burning Man and much, much more. So instead of making you all poke around our blog to find our top stories, sit back, relax and let us tell you what our five most read stories in August were!

5. Who Pays for What? All Your Destination Wedding Etiquette Questions Answered!

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These days, planning a destination wedding doesn’t seem like such a faraway idea. But, different rules apply when the wedding is far from home, and it’s important to be prepared so you’re not the one committing a destination wedding faux pas. Last month, we gave you the most commonly asked questions (and our best answers) that most planners want to know. Take a read and join tons of other readers who now know how to handle a modern day destination wedding!

4. Which Harry Potter Destination Were You ~Born~ To Visit?

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You all make one thing very clear: you love your Harry Potter. In celebration of the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we made a quiz for you HP fans so that you could discover which Harry Potter-related destination you were ~born~ to visit. Still curious? Take the quiz!

3. Using This Year’s Farmer’s Almanac Predictions to Plan Your Winter Travel

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Earlier in the month, the Old Farmer’s Almanac released its predictions for winter 2016-2017 and in many ways it was not looking good. All over the US, there will be colder-than-normal temperatures, more snowfall than average, lots of precipitation and less-than-ideal skiing conditions in some areas. But if you’re a believer in the Almanac’s claimed 80% accuracy rate, we gave you three suggestions for different types of midwinter escapes within the US, depending on your winter travel goals.

2. We’re Freaking Out Over This (Potential) New Ride at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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We knew that you all liked Harry Potter, so when we heard about this potential new ride, we just had to let you all know. We also acknowledged how 2016 has given a lot to all of us HP fans — The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Los Angeles, a new Harry Potter script, the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in November, and the release of three (THREE) new Potter-based e-books by J. K. Rowling on September 6th — and how #blessed we are to be able to see this awesome ride in our lifetime.

1. Millennials Are Making These 5 Cities Hip

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In August, we took a look at which cost-effective alternative cities youngsters were flocking to and, subsequently, changing (for the hipper). With the onslaught of young twentysomethings parading into trendy cities like San Francisco, Portland, Denver, and Seattle, people wondered what people often wonder in times like those: Where can I go to get that experience for less? Take a read to find out where people are moving to in droves with our shortlist of alternative Millennial cities!

Are there any other stories that you loved reading that didn’t make the list? Tell us about them in the comments!

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Mary Zakheim
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When she is not figuring out what the middle button on her headphones is for, explaining the difference between Washington State and Washington D.C., arriving to the airport too early or refusing to use the Oxford comma, you can usually find Mary in the mountains, at a show or on her couch. Mary is a content writer at Fareportal and likes annoying her coworkers with weird GIFs throughout the day.