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8 Unique Hotel Gardens Around the World
Destinations / Hotels & Accommodations

8 Unique Hotel Gardens Around the World

Spring is here, and while it’s a great time to check out blooming flowers, you can also stroll among exotic plants and interesting sculptures. In the first installation of their… 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…

Thailand Hotels That Showcase Local Art & Design
Culture / Southeast Asia

Thailand Hotels That Showcase Local Art & Design

Thailand’s beaches, flavorful cuisine, and lively partying draw thousands of visitors each year. Yet Thailand doesn’t get nearly enough attention for its artistic contributions and design aesthetics, which include local… Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Regulations for US Travel to Cuba

Recently, on the eve of President Obama’s trip to Cuba, the administration changed the travel rules for Cuba again. Until now, Americans have been allowed to travel to Cuba and… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Trending Destinations You Can Visit This Spring
Africa / Caribbean / Europe / Luxe Lavs / Middle East

Luxe Lavs: Trending Destinations You Can Visit This Spring

This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compago want you to go somewhere you haven’t been or perhaps haven’t even thought about before. After hunting high and low for… Read More…

Travel Tip: What an Increase in Travel to Cuba Means for the Caribbean
Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What an Increase in Travel to Cuba Means for the Caribbean

The race and the jockeying for position has started. U.S. airlines are all competing to get coveted slots to start flying regularly scheduled service to Cuba—not just to Havana, but… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Clean Mount Royal Park in Montreal, Canada
Canada / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Clean Mount Royal Park in Montreal, Canada

Known as Canada’s cultural capital, Montreal is a vibrant city with boundless opportunities to explore the arts, enjoy some of the world’s best bagels, and experience centuries-old architecture. While the… Read More…

Returning to Havana 57 Years Later
Caribbean

Returning to Havana 57 Years Later

Ever since the diplomatic thaw between the U.S. and Cuba began in 2014, Americans have been pouring into the Caribbean nation that lies only 90 miles south of Key West…. Read More…

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Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: You Live Where? The Wacky Names of U.S. Towns

You live where? Ever heard of Boring, Maryland or Hell, Michigan, or Intercourse, Pennsylvania? America is full of very peculiar names for towns and cities. They got their names from… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Reading to Children at Solana Beach Library
California / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Reading to Children at Solana Beach Library

Located along the Pacific Ocean, Del Mar is a coastal gem known for its beaches and world-renowned horse racing track. Home to the San Diego County Fair and only a… Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Changes Coming for Cuba Travel

As you may have heard, the United States and Cuba have formally concluded an agreement that reestablished commercial airline service between the two countries. It’s expected that flights will start… Read More…

Hidden Gems of Monaco: High Octane Adventures & Specialty Dishes
Europe / Hidden Gems / The Travel Detective

Hidden Gems of Monaco: High Octane Adventures & Specialty Dishes

Monaco has a global reputation of being one of the most glamorous destinations in the world. In fact, this tiny principality on the French Riviera has more billionaires per capita… Read More…

Hidden Gems of Malta: Mediterranean History & Natural Wonders
Europe / Hidden Gems / The Travel Detective

Hidden Gems of Malta: Mediterranean History & Natural Wonders

There are a lot of destinations that will boast they’ve got hidden gems. But there are some countries that are entirely hidden gems, and Malta is one of them. Malta… Read More…

How Tourism in Egypt Has Changed Since the Tahrir Square Protests
Africa / The Travel Detective Exclusive

How Tourism in Egypt Has Changed Since the Tahrir Square Protests

Perhaps the most dramatic example of the drop-off in travel and tourism in Egypt can be found at Saqqara, which is about 25 miles outside of Cairo. Historic Egyptian Sites… Read More…