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Is Cuba Ready for the Influx of Visitors?
Caribbean / CBS News / Travel News

Is Cuba Ready for the Influx of Visitors?

Cuba has enjoyed brisk national tourism for decades—but business is picking up. Last month, the U.S. Embassy reopened in the capital city of Havana, and the Obama Administration announced plans… Read More…

Travel Tip: Most Affordable & Most Expensive Countries to Visit
Destinations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Most Affordable & Most Expensive Countries to Visit

If you want to budget your travel expenses, it’s always a smart idea to do your homework before you buy your airline ticket or book that hotel room. The latest… Read More…

Travel Tip: Visiting Places Once Considered Dangerous Destinations
Destinations / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Visiting Places Once Considered Dangerous Destinations

The geopolitical world is shifting, and with that new destinations are open for travelers who are willing—or daring enough—to visit them. Of course, you’ve heard about Cuba opening up now… Read More…

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Taipei, Taiwan
Asia / Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Off The Brochure

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan can be a maze of new experiences–night markets, underground cafes, temples and a youth-centric nightlife. Travel correspondent Jordan Whitley gets drawn into the enigmatic spirit of the city… Read More…

Travel Tip: Rebuilding Continues 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina
South / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: Rebuilding Continues 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Hard to imagine, but it’s been 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Incredibly, there’s still a lot of work to be done. VISIONS Service Adventures, which runs community… Read More…

5 Family-Friendly Train Rides Across the U.S.
Trains / USA / Window Seat or Aisle Seat

5 Family-Friendly Train Rides Across the U.S.

Today, most people who travel by train do so because it simply gets them from point A to point B. But there are still a number of train operations throughout… 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…

Off The Brochure Travel Guide: Berlin, Germany
Entertainment / Germany & the Netherlands / Off The Brochure / Restaurants

Off The Brochure Travel Guide: Berlin, Germany

Baby, it’s cold outside in Berlin. But winter visitors warm up by bustling through dozens of Christmas markets in a day and capping it off with a hot and spicy… Read More…

Travel Tip: New UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Destinations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New UNESCO World Heritage Sites

If visiting a UNESCO World Heritage Site like the Great Barrier Reef or the Pyramids of Giza is on your bucket list, I’ve got a few options that may give… Read More…

Image Credit: Michael Oswald
Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Travel to Cuba Right Now

Now that Cuban travel regulations have been relaxed, everyone is scrambling to do business there. The first thing I predicted is happening: cruise ships, which are essentially floating hotels that… 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…