May 23, 2018

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10 of the World's Newest Hiking Trails to Discover

Dingoa/Wikimedia Commons In an increasingly connected world, where speed is at a premium, walking is probably the ultimate slow travel experience. What better way to get in touch with nature, soak in breathtaking scenery, and create a memorable experience than by embarking on a long-distance hike? In the past three years, a number of long-distance […]

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May 23, 2018

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Video: A Tasty Puppy Chow Recipe for Your Next Road Trip

Flying can be quick and efficient, but there’s something special about rolling down the windows, pumping up the tunes, and hitting the open road. And now that summer is here, a road trip might very well be in your future. Whether it’s a few-hour drive for a short weekend jaunt or a week- or month-long […]

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May 22, 2018

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9 Best Small Towns in Portugal

While Lisbon and Porto are often the starting point for most tourists heading to Portugal, it’s worth branching out to experience all the country has to offer. To help you plan your trip, we’ve rounded up nine lovely small towns in Portugal that’ll make your vacation truly special.  1. Lagos Lagos, Portugal/Oyster Located in the […]

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May 20, 2018

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The Best Summer Trips for Couples Under 30

Cartagena, Colombia/Oyster Traveling with family and friends can be great, but a romantic vacation with your significant other is truly something special. In fact, a report from the U.S. Travel Association found that couples who travel together tend to have longer-lasting relationships than those who don’t. Plus, traveling sweethearts are likely to be more communicative, […]

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May 19, 2018

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Here’s What to Do If You Get Detained at a U.S. Airport

“Who packed your bags?” I stood there frozen, while trying to force the words out of my mouth. “I did,” I muttered to the El Al airline official. The two-word answer was simple, but held so much weight. “What’s your relationship with each other?” It was February 2014, and I was traveling to Israel with […]

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May 19, 2018

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Top 8 Places to Visit in Oman

Pool at The Chedi Muscat – a GHM Hotel in Muscat, Oman/Oyster Oman doesn’t make the headlines like many of its neighbors on the Arabian Peninsula. Those who choose to venture to the far eastern tip of the peninsula will be met with diverse landscapes, encompassing magnificent mountains, striking sand dunes, and rugged coastlines. The […]

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May 17, 2018

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10 of the Best Things to Do in Seattle

Space Needle/Oyster When it comes to iconic Seattle attractions, the Space Needle and Seattle Great Wheel might spring to mind first, but there is so much more to explore in this Pacific Northwest city. Whether you’re looking to eat delicious food, explore the great outdoors, or learn about the history and culture of the area, […]

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May 17, 2018

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Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 vs. Viking Star: Which Cruise Should You Choose?

By virtue of size alone, you might not think to put Queen Mary 2, Cunard’s behemoth of a vessel, head to head with the intimate Viking Star. However, the target guest may very well consider both cruise ships for their luxurious qualities. Exactly which one is right for you, though, is a matter of debate. […]

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May 16, 2018

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7 Best Boutique All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica

Your vacation needs are simple: You want to relax and swim in Jamaica’s teal waters, but you don’t want to share the beach or pool with college kids sporting all-you-can-drink wristbands. You’re down to pay a flat rate up-front (who wants to waste precious vacation time logging every travel expense?), but the thought of staying at […]

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May 16, 2018

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18 European Travel Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

For a Europhile with vacation days, it can be hard to remember that there are actually seven continents. Our rally cry is “Europe or bust!” Thankfully, there’s enough on the continent to keep us exploring for a lifetime — and we’ve got the bucket list to prove it. If you’re constantly drawn across the Atlantic to […]

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May 15, 2018

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Top 8 Caribbean Resorts With Adults-Only Pools

While some Caribbean resorts fall squarely in either the adults-only or kid-friendly section of a Venn diagram, others find their way in the middle, overlapping slice, offering a little something for both groups. At the following eight Caribbean resorts, you’ll find amenities suited to families, as well as adults-only pools (and other designated areas) for […]

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May 13, 2018

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10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Bora Bora

One of the world’s most romantic and stunning places, Bora Bora is a popular island in French Polynesia that largely attracts honeymooners. Home to those famous overwater bungalows, rich marine life easily observed via snorkeling or scuba diving, and awe-inspiring turquoise waters, there’s a lot to love about this island destination. Arguably the best spot […]

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May 12, 2018

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Napa Valley and Sonoma Wineries Are Open for Business Following Wildfires

View from the Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer in St. Helena, Napa Valley/Oyster Napa Valley and Sonoma wineries are open for business, despite some potential tourists believing the area has all but been destroyed. In October 2017, massive wildfires caused significant damage in Northern California, affecting the Sonoma and Napa Valley wine regions, though not […]

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May 11, 2018

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6 of the Best Things to Do in Malta

A small chain of islands floating between Sicily and Northern Africa, Malta has somehow avoided mass tourism. Despite being the smallest member of the European Union, the country offers a diverse array of activities. Its 7,000 years of history, delicious cuisine, stunning natural beauty, and more than 300 annual days of sunshine are also top […]

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May 11, 2018

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Where to Go in Europe: A Cheat Sheet to Top Destinations

You want to go to Europe, but don’t know where to start your travel research. From picking a country to choosing between big metropolises and quiet seaside towns, there are a lot of options. That’s why we’ve broken down some of the top destinations in Europe, and provided a rundown of what those countries have […]

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May 10, 2018

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7 of the Best Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta

Aerial View from Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta/Oyster From above, Puerto Vallarta is a picturesque spot on Mexico’s Pacific coast, with rugged, tree-covered Sierra Madres encircling a hilly town with cobblestone streets and long, clean beaches. Zoom in and you’ll find a lively place filled with street performers, water-sports suppliers, art galleries, seafood restaurants, and markets […]

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May 9, 2018

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17 of the Best National Parks in Europe

Travelers to Europe tend to head straight for its cities. But while the bright lights of Paris, busy markets of London, and storied streets of Rome are all worth a visit, city parks don’t always provide the nature fix we crave. To truly appreciate Europe’s flora and fauna, you’re better off visiting its protected spaces. […]

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May 8, 2018

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5 Fun Rainy Day Activities for an All-Inclusive Vacation

There’s one thing no one can control on vacation and that’s the weather. You’ve probably planned every last detail of your all-inclusive holiday and have grand visions of days spent lolling by the pool, swimming in the ocean, and gathering your family around to watch the sunset while sipping a margarita. But if the sun […]

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May 6, 2018

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How to Get the Most Out of Cruise Ship Dining

Tamarind on the Eurodam/Oyster When it comes to planning a cruise, looking at the ship’s dining options is as important (okay, almost as important) as deciding where you want to sail. Thanks to multiple onboard restaurants, there are more food choices than there are cruise ships, which can lead to information overload and lots of […]

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May 6, 2018

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6 Ways to Have a Luxury Disney World Vacation

Fireworks over Disney World’s Magic Kingdom/Oyster Disney World in Orlando is many things to many people, but typically, a luxurious vacation destination is not one of them. Or is it? Those seeking a perfectly posh escape might want to consider this Florida getaway after all. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, a well-deserved girlfriend getaway, or […]

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May 5, 2018

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The 7 Most Adorable Towns in France

Not to knock Paris — a city everyone agrees is the prototype for pretty capitals — but these small towns are the ultimate when it comes to French cuteness. Everything from cobblestone lanes and gingerbread-like houses to canals and food markets are cranked up to 11 on a scale of zero to mega-adorable. In general, you […]

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May 3, 2018

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8 Months, 6 Continents: The World’s Longest Cruise Will Set Sail Next Summer

Viking Sun Ultimate World Cruise Map/Courtesy of Viking Viking Sun, a 465-stateroom vessel that accommodates 930 guests, is offering travelers the chance to check off more from their bucket list during one cruise than most people do in a lifetime. We’ll let the numbers speak for themselves: The epic odyssey is slated to circumnavigate the […]

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May 3, 2018

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The 9 Best Things to Do in Havana

Havana, Cuba/Oyster Despite the tightened travel restrictions posed by the current U.S. administration, Cuba remains a dream destination for many travelers. Full of old-school cool, the capital of Havana should be the first place you visit on a trip to the Caribbean island. The city’s name alone evokes visions of vintage cars, colorful architecture, and […]

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May 3, 2018

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Would You Spend the Night in a Hotel Room That Hangs Off a Mountain?

Photo courtesy of Skylodge Adventure Suites It’s true, every great trip presents an adventure, whether that means tasting a bizarre food item for the first time, overcoming a language barrier while communicating with locals, or finding the path less traveled. Some getaways, however, push us as travelers beyond our wildest imaginations — both emotionally and […]

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May 2, 2018

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The Best Swim-Up Bars at All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico

A Mexican beach vacation is all about the water: snorkeling in the ocean, finding a favorite corner of the pool complex, or maybe even cooling off in your room’s private pool. Swimming up to the hotel’s in-pool bar — a literal watering hole, where the dress code consists of your bathing suit, sunglasses, and some […]

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May 1, 2018

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5 Fun Things to Do With Your Family Around Punta Cana

Water Park at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana/Oyster Punta Cana is one of the most popular beach getaways in the Caribbean. The plethora of affordable all-inclusive beach resorts, access to the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, and relatively short three-hour flights from Miami make the sunny destination an ideal spot for families to relax […]

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