Today is the 4th of July holiday in the United States, celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence (from Britain) in 1776. Plenty of other countries have declared their freedom from some other country or another as well and you’ll be able to partake in unique celebrations by visiting on these dates.

I’m taking the day off and will return next Monday with the sexiest travel story submissions so you can decide who wins $250 towards their next trip.

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