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Airlines & Airports / Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What to Consider Before Traveling to Cuba

The race is on for American travel to Cuba. The first commercially scheduled service in nearly 60 years by a U.S. airline—JetBlue—is the first of what will soon be as… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Warnings About Visiting North Korea
South & North Korea / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Travel Warnings About Visiting North Korea

You might not realize this, but there are currently many organized tours to places like Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and North Korea. But recently the U.S. State Department has issued a… 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…

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Olympics / South America / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Visiting Olympic Cities After the Games

Every four years, cities around the world fiercely compete to host the summer Olympic Games. Billions of dollars are committed to improving the infrastructure of these cities—Olympic venues, hotels, highways,… Read More…

Myths About Cuba Travel Debunked
Caribbean

Myths About Cuba Travel Debunked

As tensions ease between Cuba and the U.S., more and more Americans are booking trips to the island nation. But many Americans have preconceived notions about Cuba—and some of those… 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…

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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…

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…

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Trains / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Can’t-Miss Train Rides You Can Take Around the Country

If you’re like me, you’re a train fan and love traveling by rail. This summer–and in many cases throughout the year—there are some great train excursions you can take in… Read More…

Travel Tip: Food Halls You Can Visit Around the World
Culinary Travel / Destinations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Food Halls You Can Visit Around the World

Welcome to the brave new world of food tourism. When visiting a foreign country, it might be a good idea to visit a food hall or outdoor food market—especially for… Read More…

Irvine, California: Like a Local
California / Like a Local

Irvine, California: Like a Local

While some of you may have heard of Irvine, California, you may not necessarily know where it’s located. It’s in Southern California, nestled in the heart of Orange County. That’s… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Terror Attacks Affect the Tourism Industry
Destinations / Terrorism / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Terror Attacks Affect the Tourism Industry

Revenue from travel and tourism is critical to the economies of dozens of nations around the world. But that revenue can be disrupted in the wake of terrorist incidents. In… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Reliving Aviation History in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Airlines & Airports / Midwest / The Travel Detective® Blog

Travel Detective Blog: Reliving Aviation History in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

It happens every July in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. For one week, the small Wittman Regional Airport is transformed into one of the busiest airports in the U.S., and the control tower… Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Future of Travel to Cuba for Americans

More and more Americans are now going to Cuba. There’s already one U.S.-based cruise ship—the Adonia—sailing there. Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded six airlines the ability to begin… Read More…