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Travel Detective Blog: The Problem With Valentine’s Day
The Travel Detective® Blog / Valentine's Day

Travel Detective Blog: The Problem With Valentine’s Day

It’s time to deal with one of the most overrated, needlessly expensive American holidays. If you’re a florist, a jeweler, a chocolatier, a champagne maker, a hotel, or a restaurant,… Read More…

Exploration & Education on the Amazon River in Peru
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South America

Exploration & Education on the Amazon River in Peru

The Amazon River might not be the first family-friendly destination that comes to mind. In an effort to teach her son about the world around him, contributing family travel writer… Read More…

Image Credit: Sally R. Murphy
Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Balloons Can Become an Environmental Threat

Who doesn’t like balloons? Count me as one of the few who doesn’t—with a very good reason. The next time you take a cruise, or even a day trip on… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Romantic Getaways in Africa Inspired by Valentine’s Day
Africa / Luxe Lavs / Valentine's Day

Luxe Lavs: Romantic Getaways in Africa Inspired by Valentine’s Day

Africa might be as romantic a combination as red wine and dark chocolate. From luxury game reserves to five-star hotels in major cities, our Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst found… Read More…

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Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / National Parks / Travel News

The Importance of America’s National Parks & Open Spaces

On January 3, the 115th Congress met for their first session and voted on changes to the rules for the House of Representatives. Among those rules is a section on… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Millennials are Influencing the Travel Industry
Pop Culture Travel / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Millennials are Influencing the Travel Industry

For a long time, the travel industry tried to anticipate trends by following baby boomers. Not anymore. Today, the industry will be shaped by an almost obsessive focus on millennials… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airports Include More Services for Traveling Families
Airlines & Airports / Family/Kids Travel / Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Airports Include More Services for Traveling Families

Most airports have never been known to provide real, common sense services for travelers. But now, a number of them are coming to their senses. Many airports now offer very… Read More…

Travel Tip: How More Hotels are Incorporating Unique Art Pieces
Culture / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How More Hotels are Incorporating Unique Art Pieces

If you’re like me, most of the art you find at hotels, especially in guest rooms, is downright awful. It’s just something—anything—the hotel can find to hang on the wall. Thankfully,… Read More…

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…

Image Credit: Michael Lane
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…