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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…

Luxe Lavs: Hotel Suites With With Their Very Own Spas
Cruise Travel / Destinations / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: Hotel Suites With With Their Very Own Spas

Need some rest and relaxation after the holiday hubbub? Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst discovered four hotel suites with spa features that can help you relax within your hotel room…. 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: Courtney Crockett
Budget Travel / Destinations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Hotel Rates in International Cities Get More Affordable

What are the world’s most affordable cities? For the first time in recent memory, based on the average daily rate of a hotel room, things are looking up for travelers… Read More…

Los Angles Destination Photos: Downtown LA
Shot for Discover LA by Matt Marriott
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: What are the Most Popular Destinations in America?

It won’t come as much of a surprise if I tell you that Americans’ favorite foreign countries to visit are France, Spain, and Italy. But what about foreign travelers—where are… Read More…

Travel Tip: Which Countries are the Most Corrupt?
Destinations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Which Countries are the Most Corrupt?

Before you take your next trip, you might want to check with the non-profit organization Transparency International. Each year it surveys more than 145 countries and publishes a Corruption Perception… Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know About Visiting Cuba Legally

Just about every U.S. airline is now flying to Cuba. They’re not just flying to Havana, but to eight other cities on the island nation. Inaugural fares run about $200… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Safe Haven Travel is on the Rise
Destinations / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why Safe Haven Travel is on the Rise

In a world of global uncertainty and conflict, travelers may be changing their destination choices. Research organization Forward Keys reports that more and more people are seeking out destinations that… Read More…

Cardiff, Wales: Like a Local
British Isles / Like a Local

Cardiff, Wales: Like a Local

It might surprise you to learn that about 20 million people a year come to Cardiff. They’re typically tourists. They come to see St. John the Baptist Church, the castles,… 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…

Image Credit: Adriana Padilla
Destinations / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: CHIIC Destinations for 2017

So, what might be the hot new destinations for 2017? At the World Travel Market in London, the most popular destinations for next year are dubbed CHIIC. That stands for… 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…

Travel Tip: The Most Empathetic Countries in the World
Destinations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Most Empathetic Countries in the World

Which is the most empathetic country in the world? Researchers from Michigan State University, the University of Chicago, and Indiana University recently surveyed more than 104,000 people from 63 countries… 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…