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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…

What I Learned as a Woman Traveling Alone in India
India & Central Asia / Solo Travel / Women's Travel

What I Learned as a Woman Traveling Alone in India

For many women, the idea of traveling to India alone can seem very intimidating. It’s a large, conservative country with 16 official languages and a wide variety of places to… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Setting the Mood for Autumn
Fall / Halloween / Luxe Lavs / USA

Luxe Lavs: Setting the Mood for Autumn

Each autumn, travelers around the country journey to see the leaves changing color and to get into the spirit of the season. This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Celebrity Chefs are Changing Airline Food
Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Celebrity Chefs are Changing Airline Food

For many of us, the words airline food constitute an oxymoron. Most of you eat it because you’re bored, not because you’re hungry. Well, there may be some good news… Read More…

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…