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Summer

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…

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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…

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National Parks / Summer / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Where You Can Go Stargazing at National Parks This Summer

This summer may be the perfect time for stargazing. Let’s just say—seriously—that the planets have aligned. But it’s not what’s in the sky, it’s where you are on the ground… 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…

The Importance of Boating Safety
Summer / The Travel Detective / Water sports

The Importance of Boating Safety

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you I love boating. In fact, I’m addicted to getting out on the water. But I will never leave shore without certain… Read More…

After Oil Spill, Are Santa Barbara’s Beaches Safe This Summer?
Beach Vacations / California / Family/Kids Travel / Summer

After Oil Spill, Are Santa Barbara’s Beaches Safe This Summer?

Santa Barbara is located just 95 miles north of Los Angeles (and a three-hour drive from LAX). On May 19, a land-based oil pipeline ruptured near Refugio State Beach, which… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Camping Has Entered Into the Sharing Economy
Summer / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Camping Has Entered Into the Sharing Economy

In summer, camping and RV sites can fill up fast—sometimes weeks or months in advance. But by talking to the right people, you can find spaces that aren’t necessarily available… Read More…

How to Get Your Kids Outside While on Vacation This Summer
Family/Kids Travel / Summer

How to Get Your Kids Outside While on Vacation This Summer

Not sure how to get your kids outside during the summer—especially when you’re on vacation? Sometimes getting your kids to put down the electronic gadgets and go outside to play… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Protect Yourself From Bugs This Summer
Health & Fitness / Summer / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Protect Yourself From Bugs This Summer

The outdoors can be filled with dangers when it comes to creepy-crawly insects. But there are some simple ways to protect yourself from bugs. The biggest concerns in the great… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Gear You Can Use When You’re at the Beach
Beach Vacations / Summer / Travel Gear / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Travel Gear You Can Use When You’re at the Beach

If you’re headed to the beach this summer, there are some basic concerns. With necessity being the mother of invention, there’s probably a travel gadget to help you. One problem… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Are The Main Causes of Boating Accidents?
Summer / Travel Tips / Water sports

Travel Tip: What Are The Main Causes of Boating Accidents?

It’s the high season for boating, which means you need to practice caution when you’re on the water. Last year, the Coast Guard tracked 4,064 boating accidents, 610 of which… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Rent a Boat This Summer
Summer / Travel Tips / Water sports

Travel Tip: How You Can Rent a Boat This Summer

The current sharing economy has impacted every area of travel, from people renting out their homes, cars, and now…boats. That’s right, there are several services that let you rent a… Read More…

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Summer / Travel Deals / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Where You Can Find Across-the-Board Summer Travel Deals

When you’re looking for travel deals this summer, keep an eye out for promotions that involve an entire island, hotel chain, or resort brand. These can give you options you… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hot Summer Travel Deals in Hot Places
Hotels & Accommodations / Summer / Travel Deals / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Hot Summer Travel Deals in Hot Places

As the weather warms up, it’s time to look for summer travel deals. The hotter the destination, the more likely you are to find summer discounts. Scottsdale, Arizona, drops its… Read More…

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Adventure Travel & Sports / Summer / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Summer Activities at Mountain Resorts

We’re quickly approaching one of the best times of the year to visit ski resorts…when the snow is gone and the mountains are officially open for business. Here are some… Read More…

Travel Tip: Summer Airfare Rates are Actually Going Down
Airlines & Airports / Summer / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Summer Airfare Rates are Actually Going Down

For once, I have good news for air travelers. Summer airfare is going down…well, sort of. The average cost of a round-trip domestic ticket is about $2 less than last… Read More…

Unique Golf Courses Around the World
Golf / Summer

Unique Golf Courses Around the World

Golf has become a 12-month-a-year sport. There are the classic golf courses, the legendary golf courses, and, of course, municipal golf courses. But then there are the golf courses that… Read More…