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10 Animals Your Kids Should Meet—and Where You Can Find Them
Caribbean / Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South America / USA

10 Animals Your Kids Should Meet—and Where You Can Find Them

With the abundance of technology, it can be hard to get children to spend time outdoors. In addition to letting her son play Minecraft, mother and contributing writer Margot Black schedules time for… Read More…

My Very Vegas Vacation: A 17-Year-Old’s Experience in Las Vegas
Family/Kids Travel / USA

My Very Vegas Vacation: A 17-Year-Old’s Experience in Las Vegas

Las Vegas has never been effectively promoted as a family-friendly destination—and for good reason. The city has never positioned itself that way. If you happen to be under the age… Read More…

How Uncertainty Over Travel Ban is Hurting the U.S. Travel Industry
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / USA

How Uncertainty Over Travel Ban is Hurting the U.S. Travel Industry

There’s a fallout in the travel industry with the unintended consequence of a global buyer’s market as a result of President Trump’s executive travel ban order. While the order is… Read More…

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Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: What are the Most Caring Cities in America?

If you’re looking to travel—or perhaps even move—to another U.S. city in the near future, most of you would look at some basic comparison items. These include crime rate, cost… Read More…

How Presidential Libraries Provide Historical Perspective
CBS News / USA

How Presidential Libraries Provide Historical Perspective

There are only 13 of them in the United States, and one is being planned. They are the U.S. presidential libraries, built for and named after 13 U.S. presidents, ranging… Read More…

Los Angles Destination Photos: Downtown LA
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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…

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…

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: The Most Fun Cities in the U.S.
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: The Most Fun Cities in the U.S.

What’s the most fun city in the U.S.? The personal finance website WalletHub investigated and compared the 150 largest cities in America across 51 key subjects ranging from number of… 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…

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…

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Travel Safety / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Countries Release Travel Advisories for the U.S.

For nearly 30 years, U.S. travelers know all about State Department travel advisories, warnings, and even travel bans. But in recent years a number of foreign countries are now returning… Read More…

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Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: What are the Happiest States in the Country?

You probably have a list of places you love to visit, or destinations that make you happy. Now there’s a list of of the happiest states, thanks to the research… 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…

Animals, Airboats & Sundaes: Family-Friendly Adventures in Miami
Family/Kids Travel / South

Animals, Airboats & Sundaes: Family-Friendly Adventures in Miami

While Miami may not be the first U.S. city that comes to mind when you think of family-friendly activities, it has many hotels, museums, activities, and ice cream parlors suitable… Read More…

Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South

Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys

Thinking of visiting the Florida Keys? Contributing writer Margot Black planned a road trip with her family, and discovered some family-friendly activities and hotels along the way.  I had not… Read More…

Family-Friendly Activities on California’s Islands
California / Family/Kids Travel

Family-Friendly Activities on California’s Islands

Looking for some family-friendly activities in California? Contributing writer Margot Black visited California’s islands with her family—and discovered kayaking spots, ferries and ferris wheels in Orange County, outdoor activities, and… Read More…

Harry Potter & Hemingway: A Family Literary Road Trip in Florida
Car Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South

Harry Potter & Hemingway: A Family Literary Road Trip in Florida

Reading books as a family is one thing, but what about creating a literary-inspired road trip? Contributing writer Margot Black decided to reward her son’s extracurricular reading by creating a… Read More…