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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June 13, 2017

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12 Things You Must Do to Avoid Money Disasters While Traveling Abroad

Here’s a fun game to play with yourself: Book a long-overdue vacation abroad and naturally become excited. Now, think of every single thing that can go wrong. You might consider political upheaval, sudden bans on everyday electronics, unpredictable weather, squabbles among traveling partners, or exotic and previously unknown tropical diseases. Oh, and we’d be remiss […]

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June 13, 2017

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Top European Destinations to Visit in the Summer

There’s something so romantic about Paris in the spring, when the winter clouds disappear, the gardens begin to bloom, and the sun-kissed streets fill up with tourists and locals in sidewalk cafes. Prague, on the other hand, oozes with charm in the wintertime, with its picturesque Christmas markets, twinkling lights, and snow-capped castles. Then there’s […]

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June 11, 2017

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7 Amazing and Affordable Beach Destinations in Europe

With the first day of summer less than two weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about that sunny beach break. But before you start panicking about the restrictions of your budget, keep in mind that there are many beach destinations across Europe ideally suited to those looking to find the most bang for their […]

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June 11, 2017

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The World's 10 Most Notorious Red Light Districts

Whether they’re spoken about openly, or talked about in hushed tones, there are corners of almost every major city where the sex trade is thriving. From Nevada to Amsterdam, Paris, and Bangkok, red light districts have occupied a place in the minds of artists, writers, self-professed bohemians, moralists, ethicists, and travelers for centuries.  Of course, […]

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June 10, 2017

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What to Pack for a Hotel Staycation

Usually when we check into a hotel, we enjoy the room for all of 10 minutes before running off to whatever conference/tour/family reunion/wedding festivity we’re in town for. Sound familiar? It’s time to commune with the hotel room you’ve paid for, for once, and wallow in the restorative delight of a hotel staycation. Pack your […]

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June 10, 2017

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The Best Rooftop Infinity Pools in Bangkok

Rooftop infinity pools are a definitely thing among Bangkok’s swankiest hotels — which is no surprise, as temperatures here surge upward of 80 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Staying at a property where you can take a dip is a major perk, but there are pools…and then there are pools. Many have posh sundecks, swim-up cocktail bars, […]

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June 9, 2017

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Cuba Money Diaries: How to Budget for a Trip to Havana

My friend, Madeline, emailed me on Christmas Eve with an alert that Delta had a Memorial Day flight direct from JFK to Havana for $260.16. Thrilled at the low price, I turned to my cousin, Erin, and asked if she wanted to join us for a five-day trip. Deciding to go to Havana was the […]

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June 9, 2017

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Ireland vs. Scotland: Which Destination Is Right for You?

We’ve pitted a fair amount of destinations against each other in the past — and next up is Ireland and Scotland. Choosing between these two places is tough — and really just comes down to personal preference, rather than a lack of beauty, booze, or history (both gorgeous countries offer these in spades). In fact, […]

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June 8, 2017

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12 Best Swim-Up Bars in the U.S.

The swim-up bar at Hotel Blue in Myrtle Beach.  When you’re on a warm-weather vacation, there’s something highly alluring about being able to order a cocktail poolside, but it’s even better if you can do so without ever leaving the pool. Enter the wonderful world of swim-up bars! We’ve discovered the best spots across the […]

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June 8, 2017

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Where to Travel Based on Your Myers-Briggs Type

We’ve all taken a personality test at this point — whether it’s a quick Buzzfeed quiz that tells us our secret cereal identity or a more in-depth character analysis. People want to know more about who they are. And when it comes to travel, your personality can be a crucial component in planning your next […]

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June 8, 2017

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The 8 Best Mexico Hotels With Private In-Room Pools

Resorts in Mexico are renowned for their big, bombastic pools with swim-up bars, infinity edges, and good-time vibes where guests can splash around and mingle with each other. If that’s your scene, there’s plenty to love. But for those of us seeking to take our own little private dip away from the masses, these eight […]

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June 7, 2017

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The Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in the U.S.

Whether this is your first vacation with a brand new significant other or you’ve already raised two kids together, a steamy vacation will keep the home fires burning year-round. And a romantic getaway isn’t meant to be reserved just for Valentine’s Day either. Here, we rounded up the seven best romantic weekend getaways in the […]

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June 7, 2017

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The Most Stunning Castle Hotels in Scotland

When you were young, you may have fantasized about being a king or queen and living in a fairytale castle. As you grow up, however, those dreams most likely fade in the face reality. Now it’s time to revive that reverie — if only for a few days. From loch to glen, we’ve hunted and […]

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June 6, 2017

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7 Best Kids' Clubs in the Caribbean

Family vacations are about spending lots of time with the kids and building lasting memories. But sometimes, kids want to kick back and play with other kids, and parents want to enjoy a little downtime for grown-ups at the beach, bar, or spa. Resorts with built-in kids’ clubs offer the best of both worlds, allowing […]

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June 6, 2017

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Miami's Most Delightfully Art Deco Hotels

The charming Leslie Hotel. The mercury may finally be hitting the 70s and 80s in the rest of the country, but in Miami and South Beach, it’s always summer, and not just because of year-round balmy temps. The capital of Art Deco architecture is chock-full of gloriously retro hotels that are like tropical summer in […]

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June 6, 2017

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Do Pet-Friendly Cruises Exist?

Flickr/Ingrid Taylar The concept of a pet-friendly cruise is certainly an alluring one for pet owners who hate to part with their pets for travels. But unfortunately, the reality of bringing your furry friends on a cruise is a bit more complicated than it is accommodating. The general cruise ship sanitation standard does not have […]

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June 5, 2017

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The Most Luxurious Hammams in Marrakech

Visiting the hammam is part of daily life in the Islamic world, as it’s a place to perform purifying ablutions prior to prayer. But they’re also a central gathering spot for socializing within a community. It’s no wonder, then, that a city like Marrakech should have some of the world’s most lavish hammams solely for […]

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June 5, 2017

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Where to Stay in the Dominican Republic for Every Budget

Promising gorgeous stretches of white sand, sunny and warm weather throughout the year, and reasonable rates, the Dominican Republic is a popular beach getaway for travelers from several countries — the most common being the U.S., Canada, and Germany. Flights are convenient (just over two hours from Miami), and locals are generally warm and friendly […]

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June 3, 2017

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7 Things You Should Know Before Taking a Cruise With Your Family

A cruise is a great vacation for couples, but it’s also a fantastic option for families, as the same great value proposition applies to multiple generations. Plus, what parent wouldn’t appreciate the convenience of unpacking their family once and having their hotel (or ship, in this case) travel to several destinations with plenty of food […]

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June 3, 2017

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The Best Itinerary for Madrid

To put it bluntly, Madrid is a stunner. It’s not that we don’t hear the criticism out there — summers are too hot, they say; there’s no beach. However, the charm here runs deep and lasts around the clock. There’s something perpetually alluring about the Spanish capital, and it has an almost limitless amount of […]

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June 2, 2017

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14 Best Lodges in Lake Tahoe

Clear skies, blue waters, and soaring mountain peaks are what most summer vacationers call a winning combo. Come winter, throw in some great skiing and you’ve got Lake Tahoe, one of the top year-round travel destinations in the U.S. Backed by the stately Sierra Nevada mountains, Tahoe is an all-season nirvana for nature lovers, offering […]

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June 2, 2017

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Tuscany Faceoff: Florence vs. the Countryside

The view from Agriturismo Fattoria Lavacchio. One of Italy’s most visited regions, Tuscany boasts an impressive variety of experiences. You can see masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture in Florence, do wine tastings in the vineyards of Chianti, admire breathtaking views of the rolling hills throughout the countryside, shop for antiques and traditional crafts in […]

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June 2, 2017

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5 Best Boozy Brunches at NYC Hotels

Brunch is its own subculture in NYC, with hundreds, if not thousands, parading to their favorite eateries on Saturday and Sunday between roughly 10 a.m. and 4 p.m to devour everything from pancakes to eggs Benedict to huevos rancheros. Though not a requirement, many choose to indulge in mimosas, Bloody Marys, and more — there […]

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June 1, 2017

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9 Amazing Islands to Visit in Florida (That Aren’t the Keys)

Summer is just around the corner, and with that, many are setting their sights on a beach vacation in Florida. Though places like Destin, Miami, and Tampa the are always high on everyone’s list, you can try something different this year and visit one of the many amazing islands off the coast of Florida — […]

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