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Travel Tip: How Hotels are Incorporating Voluntourism Opportunities
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: How Hotels are Incorporating Voluntourism Opportunities

Voluntourism—or giving back when you travel—is one of the fastest growing trends in the travel industry. More and more hotels—at the corporate level—are getting involved in supporting local communities in… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hotels with Dog-Friendly Perks
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Hotels with Dog-Friendly Perks

When it comes to traveling with your pet, the travel industry has finally discovered something that many of us have known all along. Our pets are part of our family,… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Current Gas Prices Mean for Your Summer Road Trip
Car Travel / Summer / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Current Gas Prices Mean for Your Summer Road Trip

Are you taking a road trip this summer? You’ll enjoy the cheapest gas prices in 12 years, with estimates of $2.04 per gallon nationwide. That’s 59 cents less per gallon… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Top 5 Places With Lightning Strikes
Natural Disasters / Summer / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Top 5 Places With Lightning Strikes

It happens every year. When summer arrives, so do more lightning strikes. But it seems this year may be worse than others. The odds are still overwhelmingly in your favor… Read More…

Travel Tip: Ways Cruise Lines Are Going Green
Cruise Travel / Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Ways Cruise Lines Are Going Green

Many of today’s cruise ships are more or less small cities, feeding thousands of people a day. They potentially have a huge environmental impact. With some ships averaging nearly 8,000… Read More…

The Science Behind Airplane Food
Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / The Travel Detective Exclusive

The Science Behind Airplane Food

Now I know what some of you think about airline food. You don’t eat it because you’re hungry, you eat it because you’re bored—or you just don’t like it. But… Read More…

Beyond Disneyland: Unexpected Sights & Activities in Anaheim
California / Family/Kids Travel

Beyond Disneyland: Unexpected Sights & Activities in Anaheim

Anaheim, California is usually associated with Disneyland. Not too long ago, Disneyland was literally the only game in town—other than miles and miles of orange groves. But along with the… Read More…

Discovering Branson, Missouri & the Ozarks
Family/Kids Travel / Restaurants / South / USA

Discovering Branson, Missouri & the Ozarks

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit Branson, Missouri? Contributing writer David DeVoss recently traveled to the area—and around the Ozarks—and found unique entertainment, restaurants that… Read More…

Travel Tip: Giving Travel as a Wedding Present
Travel Tips / Weddings & Honeymoons

Travel Tip: Giving Travel as a Wedding Present

June, the most popular wedding month, is almost upon us. If you’ve been invited to a wedding, chances are you’ve been invited to the wedding registry—to select gifts. Slowly but… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Mad for May
Luxe Lavs / Pop Culture Travel

Luxe Lavs: Mad for May

This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno are Mad for May. To celebrate their wild and whimsical side, they discovered luxury bathrooms with a sense of humor…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Stressed at the Airport? Therapy Dogs are Here to Help
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Stressed at the Airport? Therapy Dogs are Here to Help

We’ve all heard reports of upcoming delays at airports and the stress those will inevitably cause. At least one airline is doing something about it, in a very interesting way…. Read More…

Earthquake in Ecuador: What You Need to Know & How You Can Help
Travel News / Voluntourism

Earthquake in Ecuador: What You Need to Know & How You Can Help

On Saturday, April 16, Ecuador suffered a 7.8 earthquake. According to the United States Geological Survey, the epicenter was 16 miles south of Muisne, Ecuador. The earthquake in Ecuador was… Read More…

Unique Hostels You’ll Actually Want to Stay In
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Pop Culture Travel

Unique Hostels You’ll Actually Want to Stay In

Hostels have been seen as a lodging option only meant for college kids traveling on the cheap. They may not be five-star hotels, but hostels offer an alternative, sociable experience… Read More…

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Caribbean / Hurricane Season / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Visiting the Caribbean During the Off Season

It’s now time to anticipate—and then celebrate—the off season as well as the storm season, especially in the Caribbean. Think June through October, and then book accordingly. Yes, the thermometer… Read More…