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10 of the Best Places to Jump out of a Plane
Adventure Travel & Sports / Featured Posts / Specialized Travel

10 of the Best Places to Jump out of a Plane

We talk a lot about what you should know when you fly—like which airlines are the safest, how you should sit to avoid back pain, and which luggage best suits… Read More…

Giving Back in Africa
Africa / Voluntourism

Giving Back in Africa

Contributing writer Sarah Pew skipped the traditional, white sandy beach honeymoon for the trip of a lifetime in Africa. The most memorable part of her trip? Participating in a voluntourism… Read More…

Travel Tip: Where to Celebrate Chinese New Year
Culture / Specialized Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Where to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Do you know what year it is? Yes, it’s 2015, but it’s also the Year of the Sheep…or Goat, depending on who you ask. I’m talking about Chinese New Year,… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Valentine’s Day Spa Treatments Around the World
Luxe Lavs / Romantic Travel / Spa Travel

Luxe Lavs: Valentine’s Day Spa Treatments Around the World

February is synonymous with love. Instead of chocolate or flowers, give the gift of spa. Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno left the hotel bathroom and discovered Valentine’s… Read More…

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Themed Valentine’s Day Deals
Hotels & Accommodations / Romantic Getaways / Romantic Travel

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Themed Valentine’s Day Deals

This week, the popular trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey will make its big-screen debut on Valentine’s Day. To celebrate its release, hotels around the country—and the world—have whipped up some Fifty Shades-themed… Read More…

Valentine’s Day Hotel Packages: The Reasonable & The Extravagant
Hotels & Accommodations / Romantic Travel

Valentine’s Day Hotel Packages: The Reasonable & The Extravagant

Valentine’s Day may be called the most romantic day of the year. In the travel industry, it’s also—more often than not—the most overpriced event of the year. This year, Valentine’s… Read More…

Free Things to Do on Your Birthday Around the World
Budget Travel / Specialized Travel

Free Things to Do on Your Birthday Around the World

Looking for a unique and inexpensive way to spend your birthday? Contrary to popular belief, birthday freebies aren’t limited to cups of coffee from Starbucks and stacks of pancakes from IHOP. We’ve… Read More…

Travel Tip: Quirky Hotel Perks for Your Dog
Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Quirky Hotel Perks for Your Dog

It used to be that a pet-friendly hotel meant nothing more than a smoking room in the back of the building. But things are changing. Now you can actually find hotel… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Super Bowl 2015 Ads—Heartfelt, Few Duds
Pop Culture Travel

Travel Detective Blog: Super Bowl 2015 Ads—Heartfelt, Few Duds

Usually the Super Bowl is a lackluster game, or a blowout—or both. The major national TV ads are usually a mixture of spectacular creative messages and equally spectacular duds. But… Read More…

Travel Tip: Where You Can Celebrate Black History Month
Culture / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Where You Can Celebrate Black History Month

It’s Black History Month, and that means cities are highlighting some worthwhile tours and exhibits about the African-American experience. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this month and beyond…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Chocolate School for Valentine’s Day
Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Chocolate School for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means….a whole lot of chocolate. So here’s how you can incorporate that into your travels. As legend has it,… Read More…