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The Science Behind Airplane Food
Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / The Travel Detective Exclusive

The Science Behind Airplane Food

Now I know what some of you think about airline food. You don’t eat it because you’re hungry, you eat it because you’re bored—or you just don’t like it. But… Read More…

Beyond Disneyland: Unexpected Sights & Activities in Anaheim
California / Family/Kids Travel

Beyond Disneyland: Unexpected Sights & Activities in Anaheim

Anaheim, California is usually associated with Disneyland. Not too long ago, Disneyland was literally the only game in town—other than miles and miles of orange groves. But along with the… Read More…

Discovering Branson, Missouri & the Ozarks
Family/Kids Travel / Restaurants / South / USA

Discovering Branson, Missouri & the Ozarks

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit Branson, Missouri? Contributing writer David DeVoss recently traveled to the area—and around the Ozarks—and found unique entertainment, restaurants that… Read More…

Travel Tip: Giving Travel as a Wedding Present
Travel Tips / Weddings & Honeymoons

Travel Tip: Giving Travel as a Wedding Present

June, the most popular wedding month, is almost upon us. If you’ve been invited to a wedding, chances are you’ve been invited to the wedding registry—to select gifts. Slowly but… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Mad for May
Luxe Lavs / Pop Culture Travel

Luxe Lavs: Mad for May

This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno are Mad for May. To celebrate their wild and whimsical side, they discovered luxury bathrooms with a sense of humor…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Stressed at the Airport? Therapy Dogs are Here to Help
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Stressed at the Airport? Therapy Dogs are Here to Help

We’ve all heard reports of upcoming delays at airports and the stress those will inevitably cause. At least one airline is doing something about it, in a very interesting way…. Read More…

Earthquake in Ecuador: What You Need to Know & How You Can Help
Travel News / Voluntourism

Earthquake in Ecuador: What You Need to Know & How You Can Help

On Saturday, April 16, Ecuador suffered a 7.8 earthquake. According to the United States Geological Survey, the epicenter was 16 miles south of Muisne, Ecuador. The earthquake in Ecuador was… Read More…

Unique Hostels You’ll Actually Want to Stay In
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Pop Culture Travel

Unique Hostels You’ll Actually Want to Stay In

Hostels have been seen as a lodging option only meant for college kids traveling on the cheap. They may not be five-star hotels, but hostels offer an alternative, sociable experience… Read More…

Image Credit: Stephanie Ervin
Caribbean / Hurricane Season / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Visiting the Caribbean During the Off Season

It’s now time to anticipate—and then celebrate—the off season as well as the storm season, especially in the Caribbean. Think June through October, and then book accordingly. Yes, the thermometer… Read More…

Thailand Hotels That Showcase Local Art & Design
Culture / Hotels & Accommodations / Southeast Asia

Thailand Hotels That Showcase Local Art & Design

Thailand’s beaches, flavorful cuisine, and lively partying draw thousands of visitors each year. Yet Thailand doesn’t get nearly enough attention for its artistic contributions and design aesthetics, which include local… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Make Your Stay at a Hotel More Eco-Friendly
Eco Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Make Your Stay at a Hotel More Eco-Friendly

What do we look for in a supposedly green hotel? You know what they say, the ones that recycle or save energy or don’t wash their towels everyday. That’s all… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Clean Mount Royal Park in Montreal, Canada
Canada / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Clean Mount Royal Park in Montreal, Canada

Known as Canada’s cultural capital, Montreal is a vibrant city with boundless opportunities to explore the arts, enjoy some of the world’s best bagels, and experience centuries-old architecture. While the… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airplane Food Might Slowly Be Getting Better

If you’re like me, you find airplane food to be an oxymoron, and you try to avoid it at all costs. And that’s presuming you’re on a flight that actually… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Reading to Children at Solana Beach Library
California / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Reading to Children at Solana Beach Library

Located along the Pacific Ocean, Del Mar is a coastal gem known for its beaches and world-renowned horse racing track. Home to the San Diego County Fair and only a… Read More…