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Voluntourism Spotlight: The Jaipur Literature Festival in Boulder, CO
USA / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: The Jaipur Literature Festival in Boulder, CO

If you’re spending time in Boulder, Colorado this weekend, you might want to check out the Jaipur Literature Festival, which takes place from September 23-25. This festival focuses on the… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Prepare in Case a Hurricane Affects Your Cruise
Cruise Travel / Hurricane Season / Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Prepare in Case a Hurricane Affects Your Cruise

Thinking of taking a cruise? How much do local weather conditions and the time of year influence your decision? What should you know before booking that cruise, especially during the… Read More…

6 Tips for Wheelchair Accessible Travel in Berlin
Accessible Travel / Germany & the Netherlands

6 Tips for Wheelchair Accessible Travel in Berlin

Traveling with a wheelchair or other mobility equipment can be tricky, and no matter where you’re going, it’s helpful to do research in advance. Some destinations are more accessible than… Read More…

Animals, Airboats & Sundaes: Family-Friendly Adventures in Miami
Family/Kids Travel / South

Animals, Airboats & Sundaes: Family-Friendly Adventures in Miami

While Miami may not be the first U.S. city that comes to mind when you think of family-friendly activities, it has many hotels, museums, activities, and ice cream parlors suitable… Read More…

Food Festivals You Can Visit Around the Country this Fall
CBS News / Culinary Travel / Fall / Festivals

Food Festivals You Can Visit Around the Country this Fall

Labor Day may signal the official end of summer, but it doesn’t mean the end of fun or some long standing American traditions—food festivals. Many of them continue through October… Read More…

Unique Art You Can Find in Hotels Around the World
Culture / Luxe Lodgings

Unique Art You Can Find in Hotels Around the World

Hotel design can be considered an art form all on its own. Art by definition is personal, using creative skill and imagination to then give life to a painting, sculpture or… Read More…

Image Credit: Stephanie Ervin
Holiday Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Preparing for Holiday Travel This Year

It’s never too early to start Thanksgiving and Christmas travel planning. The good news is that many city hotels will not be full. That includes the possible exceptions of the Caribbean… Read More…

Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South

Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys

Thinking of visiting the Florida Keys? Contributing writer Margot Black planned a road trip with her family, and discovered some family-friendly activities and hotels along the way.  I had not… Read More…

Image Credit: Sander van Ginkel
Olympics / South America / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Visiting Olympic Cities After the Games

Every four years, cities around the world fiercely compete to host the summer Olympic Games. Billions of dollars are committed to improving the infrastructure of these cities—Olympic venues, hotels, highways,… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: 6 Over-the-Top Hotel Pools
Luxe Lavs / Summer

Luxe Lavs: 6 Over-the-Top Hotel Pools

This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno moved from the bathtub to an even larger body of water—the swimming pool. Here are six hotel pools with astonishing… Read More…

Family-Friendly Activities on California’s Islands
California / Family/Kids Travel

Family-Friendly Activities on California’s Islands

Looking for some family-friendly activities in California? Contributing writer Margot Black visited California’s islands with her family—and discovered kayaking spots, ferries and ferris wheels in Orange County, outdoor activities, and… Read More…

Image Credit: Courtney Crockett
National Parks / Summer / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: More Americans are Going Camping This Summer

What’s one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry? The answer might surprise you. It’s camping! According to a survey conducted by Kampgrounds of America, about 28 percent… Read More…

Harry Potter & Hemingway: A Family Literary Road Trip in Florida
Car Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South

Harry Potter & Hemingway: A Family Literary Road Trip in Florida

Reading books as a family is one thing, but what about creating a literary-inspired road trip? Contributing writer Margot Black decided to reward her son’s extracurricular reading by creating a… Read More…

Travel Tip: Food Halls You Can Visit Around the World
Culinary Travel / Destinations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Food Halls You Can Visit Around the World

Welcome to the brave new world of food tourism. When visiting a foreign country, it might be a good idea to visit a food hall or outdoor food market—especially for… Read More…