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Family-Friendly Travel Surprises in Lima, Peru
Culture / Family/Kids Travel / South America

Family-Friendly Travel Surprises in Lima, Peru

As a travel destination, Peru is often mentioned in the same breath as Machu Picchu. While on her way to visit the ancient ruins, contributing writer Margot Black stopped in… Read More…

Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley & Cusco: Visiting Peru as a Family
Family/Kids Travel / South America

Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley & Cusco: Visiting Peru as a Family

Machu Picchu is a popular destination, but there’s more to the region than just ancient ruins. Contributing writer Margot Black visited not only Machu Picchu, but also the Sacred Valley… Read More…

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New Year's Eve / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst Places to Celebrate NYE 2017

New Year’s Eve is just about a week away. Before you celebrate, consider this survey done by finance website Wallet Hub. Its analysts took a look at the best and… Read More…

Countdown to Christmas: Creative Holiday Displays at Hotels
Christmas / Luxe Lodgings

Countdown to Christmas: Creative Holiday Displays at Hotels

The countdown to Christmas has begun. To get into the holiday spirit, Luxe Lodgings contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno sought out some of the most unique and clever hotel… Read More…

10 Tips for Family Road Trips
Christmas / Family/Kids Travel / Road Trips / Thanksgiving

10 Tips for Family Road Trips

Are you taking a road trip this holiday season, or planning one for next summer? Contributing writer Margot Black has a lot of experience traveling with her family, and shares… Read More…

Towns Across America Where You Can Celebrate the Holidays
CBS News / Christmas / USA

Towns Across America Where You Can Celebrate the Holidays

Christmas villages, sleigh rides, caroling, parades, and lights. Yes, there’s even a special Polar Express train. It’s all part of how many towns across America celebrate the holidays. Watch my… Read More…

Image Credit: Angela Fairhurst
Culinary Travel / Luxe Lodgings / Thanksgiving

8 Hotels Where You Can Stay & Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is the time for family, friends, and delicious food while gathering around the table in gratitude for all that is good. Home is where the heart is. This year,… Read More…

What It’s Like to Visit Paris a Year After the Terrorist Attacks
France & Belgium / Restaurants / Terrorism

What It’s Like to Visit Paris a Year After the Terrorist Attacks

One year after terrorists killed 130 people at multiple targets in Paris last November, armed soldiers still patrol the streets and tourism has yet to regain full strength. But despite… Read More…

Discovering Snow Sports in Mammoth, California
California / Family/Kids Travel / Winter Sports

Discovering Snow Sports in Mammoth, California

Southern California is well-known for its beaches, but what about its mountains? Contributing writer Margot Black visited Mammoth Mountain in SoCal with her family—and learned to ski for the first time…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Figuring Out Your Holiday Travel Plans
Car Travel / Christmas / Thanksgiving / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Figuring Out Your Holiday Travel Plans

Right now, most of you are probably trying to figure out your holiday travel plans. But you need to ask some important questions before you commit to a trip. First,… Read More…

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Travel Tips / USA / Winter Sports

Travel Tip: Alternative Ski Destinations Around the Country

Are you getting ready for ski season? Do you want to avoid the crowds? Consider some ski mountains you’ve never heard of. How about Schweitzer, Idaho? It may not be… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airlines are Making an Effort to Go Green
Airlines & Airports / Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Airlines are Making an Effort to Go Green

Everyone talks about carbon footprints when we travel, but what are the airlines really doing about it? A number of carriers are trying biofuel. Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM, and… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Can You Tell if a Hotel is Actually Eco-Friendly?
Eco Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Can You Tell if a Hotel is Actually Eco-Friendly?

Just about every hotel takes a public position that it is green, and in many cases it even claims it’s sustainable. But more often than not, it comes down to… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airport Food is Getting an Upgrade
Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Airport Food is Getting an Upgrade

Most of us don’t associate airports with fine dining—or even good food. But at a number of airports around the U.S., things are actually getting better. Let’s be honest: most… Read More…