June 24, 2017

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6 Unforgettable Trips to Take Before You're Married

Photo Courtesy of Hamza Butt Traveling might be something you’ll eventually do with the love of your life (once you meet that person), but there’s something to be said about exploring the world while single. Apart from the distinct possibility of finding romance and meeting new friends on the road, solo travel allows for plenty […]

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June 24, 2017

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7 Family-Friendly Caribbean Resorts with Lazy Rivers

The Caribbean is a hot spot for family vacations, and it’s not hard to see why. With gorgeous beaches, plenty of water activities (and on-land ones, too), and dozens of amazing resorts, the destination is prime for getting away from it all and having a blast — whether that’s keeping your schedule action-packed or simply […]

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June 23, 2017

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Qatar Airways Named the World’s Best Airline in 2017

The diplomatic dispute between Qatar and nearby Middle Eastern countries (as well a U.S.-imposed ban on carry-on electronics) has not stopped Qatar Airways from being crowned the world’s best airline — a title it received at this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards during the Paris Air Show. Even more impressive, this isn’t the first time […]

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June 23, 2017

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Ritz-Carlton Expands From Hotels Into Luxury Cruises

Cruises are often likened to floating hotels — and that statement has been substantiated even more today. Today, luxury hotel brand Ritz-Carlton announced its plans to test the waters — literally — with the launch of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, a fleet of three ships that will cruise to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Latin American, […]

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June 23, 2017

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5 Coolest Roadside Attractions in the U.S.

David/Flickr Some things are a given for road trips. You can bet on ingesting greasy food and massive quantities of caffeine. You’re likely to have at least one brilliant ah-ha moment and one crushing realization about your life. And, you’ll definitely encounter roadside oddities to entertain your loopy, sleep-deprived brain. There’s the world’s largest this’s […]

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June 22, 2017

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8 U.S. Destinations Best Visited in the Summer

Summer is arguably the best time to travel in the United States, thanks to warm weather (finally), longer days, and relaxed school schedules. But where to go? Luckily, the United States is a geographically diverse country with a lot of travel options for intrepid summer travelers across the budget spectrum. We rounded up eight U.S. destinations […]

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June 22, 2017

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7 Affordable and Awesome Summer Vacations for 2017

Summer is a great time for a vacation, especially for families, since the kids are out of school. However, it can be difficult to find a great trip that doesn’t break the bank. But don’t worry, an affordable vacation doesn’t have to be boring by any means. From destinations serviced by cheap flights to ones […]

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June 22, 2017

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Where to Go in Cambodia: A Guide to the Top Destinations

Cambodia, known as the Kingdom of Wonder, has been emerging on the radar for in-the-know travelers. Tourism was virtually nonexistent in the ’70s and ’80s due to genocide and civil war; the Cambodian people, called Khmer, suffered through this conflict that decimated the societal infrastructure and eliminated one-quarter of the population. Despite these atrocities, the […]

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June 21, 2017

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Hurricane Season in Florida: What You Need to Know Before Your Trip

Hurricane season has officially arrived — and with that comes the loaded question: is it safe to travel? Many hit the road during this time of year to avoid the peak-season crowds and save more than a few bucks on flight and hotels, while others hunker down at home to avoid the risk of getting […]

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June 21, 2017

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14 Luxury Camping Trips Around the World

We all love camping…at least in theory we all love camping. In practice, some people take pleasure in the exhaustive prep work, set up, and break down more than others. For nature lovers who like to get their hands dirty, but also don’t mind a little white-glove service, these luxury camping retreats are ideal getaways. […]

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June 20, 2017

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17 Things You Need to Know About Croatia

Yes, it was once part of the former Yugoslavia, but Croatia has been an independent country for over 25 years, and today is one of Europe’s growing hot spots for international tourism. It’s easy to grasp why this beautiful country on the Adriatic Sea just across from Italy attracts more and more international visitors with […]

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June 20, 2017

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5 Best Gay-Friendly Neighborhoods in America

The current administration may have chosen not to officially recognize it, but this month is LGBTQ Pride month. June was designated as the month of celebration to honor the Stonewall riots of New York City, which occurred in June 1969. This commemoration has expanded across the U.S. and internationally in the hosting of a wide […]

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June 20, 2017

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Is This Really The Same Brand? The Four Seasons Edition

Sometimes, it’s just easier to choose a name brand hotel over an independent hotel — especially when visiting an unfamiliar destination. When you have to research flights, restaurants, entertainment, and transportation options, it’s often more simple to just go with a name you already love and trust. Which is why it’s so disappointing to show […]

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June 18, 2017

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Here’s What Trump’s New Policy Could Mean for Your Cuba Trip

It wasn’t long ago that Americans were rejoicing over the prospect of being able to travel to Cuba, an enigmatic country that was off limits to U.S. travelers due to a 50-plus year embargo. In 2016, approximately 614,000 Americans visited the Caribbean island nation known for its vintage cars, fabled cigars, and scarce Wi-Fi. Now, […]

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June 17, 2017

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The Best Family Road Trips to Take in the U.S.

Between the thrill of the open road, the multitude of fascinating and quirky sights to see, and the sheer variety of roadside eateries, a road trip is a great way to explore the U.S. And what better way to gift the travel bug to your children than to pass down the grand tradition of road […]

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June 17, 2017

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Top Hotels for a Summer Getaway From NYC

Summers in NYC walk a fine line between blissful (refreshing cocktails on rooftop bars) and unbearable (sticky subway seats, sweat-soaked streets). Luckily, when things veer towards the latter, it’s easy to flee the concrete jungle — and the hordes of tourists that flock here during the warmer months — in a jiff. From the Jersey […]

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June 16, 2017

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The 12 Best Things to Do in San Diego

No matter the season, San Diego’s consistently cool beach-going vibes and casual laid-back attitude always make it a great city to visit. With so much to choose from, from a hike along the beautiful beachfront trails in Torrey Pines or a bike ride around Coronado Island to chowing down on some of the best California […]

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June 16, 2017

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The 9 Best Greek Islands: Your Cheat Sheet on Where to Go

Your Greek Island vacation dream may start like this: You see a stunning photo of white cube houses, stunning blue sea, and winding cobblestone streets, and you know you have to see it in person. But then the research begins, and you realize there are thousands of Greek islands, and you don’t know your Cyclades […]

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June 16, 2017

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The Best Itinerary for the Amalfi Coast

Pictures can’t do it justice, but photos of the magnificent cliffside towns along the Tyrrhenian Sea that make up the Amalfi Coast are enough to inspire millions of tourists to visit each year. Spanning the coast from Positano to Vietri sul Mare, the Amalfi Coast is 34 miles (55 kilometers) long, and would take about […]

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June 15, 2017

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Top Family Beach Hotels in Florida

Let’s not bury the lede: Florida ranks high when it comes to top family vacation destinations. With a variety of gorgeous beaches, warm-weather year-round, plenty of water sports, and theme parks galore, the Sunshine State has a little something to please every member in your crew. But whether you come for Mickey, museums, or Miami’s […]

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June 15, 2017

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How 10 Popular U.S. Cities Got Their Nicknames

You’ve been throwing around the phrases Windy City, Sin City, and Big Easy for years. You even have a souvenir t-shirt with the words Big Apple printed in big block letters. Many city monikers have become part of the national vocabulary, but how much do you really know about their origins? Read on to find […]

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June 15, 2017

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The 10 Fastest Growing Travel Destinations You Should Visit ASAP

London, Paris, and New York are often at the top of the most-visited destinations list, but the amount of visitors they’re seeing each year isn’t necessarily growing much. To see which cities are actually the fastest growing travel destinations, Mastercard published their Global Destination Cities Index, which looked at the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) […]

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June 14, 2017

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The 10 Best Things to Do in New Orleans (Besides Drink)

Bourbon Street and nights filled with booze and revelry generally come to most people’s minds when you mention New Orleans. However, New Orleans, lovingly referred to as “NOLA” by the locals, is far more than just its bars and party scene. In 2018, it will be celebrating its 300th anniversary, so it’s no wonder that […]

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June 14, 2017

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Which Bahamas Island Is Right for You?

From most of the eastern U.S., the Bahamas are an easy getaway. There are 700 islands in the Bahamas, and 30 of them are inhabited. One thing they all have in common is beautiful beaches with soft pink or white sand and turquoise waters. But outside of this common bond, they are unique, each with […]

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June 14, 2017

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Where to Go in Portugal: A Guide to Top Destinations

Portugal is becoming increasingly popular with international tourists — and it’s a small wonder why. The country is one of the more affordable European destinations, and it has a wide variety of attractions for all types of travelers. Its popularity has also risen as travelers are forgoing other destinations, like Turkey and Morocco. Located on […]

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June 13, 2017

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7 Surprising Things Airlines Are Doing in 2017

Airlines have seen quite a lot of changes in last few months, from travel bans to new protocols stating that devices larger than a smartphone may not be permitted in the cabin of particular planes. But this shake-up is not only associated with politics. In fact, there are plenty of interesting inventions that airlines are […]

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