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Travel Tip: Pet Insurance
Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Pet Insurance

If you’re an animal lover and you also love to travel, your pet becomes a special consideration–especially in terms of care and liability when you travel. More and more people… Read More…

Mexican Hotels With Standout Restaurants
Culinary Travel / Luxe Lodgings

Mexican Hotels With Standout Restaurants

Culinary experiences dominate the priorities of today’s discerning travelers. Mexican cuisine dates back to Mayan times when people would eat corn tortillas wrapped around small fish. Today the basic staples remain… Read More…

The Growing Trend of Ground Floor Hotel Bars
Destinations / Culinary Travel / Luxe Lodgings

The Growing Trend of Ground Floor Hotel Bars

Ease makes the top of the list for a lot of travelers, as does getting the inside scoop on the local scene. Luxe Lodgings contributor Angela Fairhurst found seven hotels… Read More…

Distraction-Free Family-Friendly Destinations in South Africa
Family/Kids Travel / Africa

Distraction-Free Family-Friendly Destinations in South Africa

These days, traveling with family can have its obstacles. Electronics have changed so much that young children learn how to play video games and use smartphones and computers before they… Read More…

After the Olympics in PyeongChang: Chill Out in a Korean Buddhist Temple
Olympics / South & North Korea

After the Olympics in PyeongChang: Chill Out in a Korean Buddhist Temple

If you’re visiting South Korea for the Olympics in PyeongChang—or if the region is on your bucket list—there are some places outside the Olympic arenas that you might want to… Read More…

Chasing Waterfalls on The Izu Geo Trail in Japan
Family/Kids Travel / Japan

Chasing Waterfalls on The Izu Geo Trail in Japan

When you think of family-friendly travel destinations, Japan may not be the first country that comes to mind. But if you’re looking for a unique experience that combines outdoor activities… Read More…

Family-Friendly Beach & Nature Exploration in Oahu
Family/Kids Travel / Hawaii

Family-Friendly Beach & Nature Exploration in Oahu

Oahu is the third largest Hawaiian island and its name means “the gathering place.” Family travel writer Margot Black recently visited, and shares her tips for planning a family-friendly trip… Read More…

Family-Friendly Hotels & Outdoor Activities in Wailea, Maui
Family/Kids Travel / Hawaii

Family-Friendly Hotels & Outdoor Activities in Wailea, Maui

Hawaii is a very popular travel destination for families, and many hotels can look alike. Family-friendly travel writer Margot Black recently visited Wailea in Maui, which is home to several… Read More…

Image Credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Winter / Luxe Lavs / Valentine's Day

Luxe Lavs: Romantic Hotels for Ski Lovers

This winter, colder-than-average temperatures have dominated a large portion of the country, resulting in an abundance of snow. It’s a great time for devout ski and snow lovers to take… Read More…

Crimson Hotel Bathrooms for Valentine’s Day
Luxe Lavs / Valentine's Day

Crimson Hotel Bathrooms for Valentine’s Day

Red, the color of blood, fire, and rubies, is frequently associated with love, passion, desire, longing, and romance. To honor Valentine’s Day, Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst found four hotel… Read More…

New Airline Restrictions for Emotional Support Animals
Airlines & Airports / Travel with Pets / CBS News

New Airline Restrictions for Emotional Support Animals

More and more airlines are reporting that the number—as well as the types—of emotional support animals flying on planes is reaching crisis proportions. We’re not just talking about dogs and… Read More…

Where History & Cultures Blend: South Africa’s Eclectic Music Scene
Africa / Culture

Where History & Cultures Blend: South Africa’s Eclectic Music Scene

While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of South Africa, jazz and music are a large part of the country’s culture. Contributing… Read More…

Hidden Gems of Ras Al Khaimah
The Travel Detective / Hidden Gems / Adventure Travel & Sports / Culinary Travel / Culture / Middle East

Hidden Gems of Ras Al Khaimah

When people think of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a couple of places probably pop to mind. UAE’s capital city of Abu Dhabi and Dubai are modern cities known for… Read More…

Southern California Mudslides: How You Can Help
Travel News / Voluntourism

Southern California Mudslides: How You Can Help

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Southern California received a substantial amount of rain for the first time since the historic wildfires in early December. While this may seem like a… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airports are Beginning to Include Spas
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Spa Travel

Travel Tip: How Airports are Beginning to Include Spas

Here’s a rhetorical question, but I’ll ask it anyway. Why do we go to airports? To eat? To entertain our friends? To shop? If we’re honest, we go to airports… Read More…

Travel Tip: One Reason Why Airline Food Tastes Bland
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel

Travel Tip: One Reason Why Airline Food Tastes Bland

When it comes to airline food, some say the two words are an oxymoron. That may be unfair, but consider that by the time the food is served to you,… Read More…

Demand Grows for Luxury Expedition Cruise Ships
Cruise Travel / Winter

Demand Grows for Luxury Expedition Cruise Ships

Cruising is one of the fastest growing categories in the travel industry. Within that sector, luxury cruising is seeing the fastest growth in its history. Travelers are looking for five-star… Read More…

Ask A Concierge: Spending Christmas Day in Los Angeles
Ask A Concierge / California / Christmas

Ask A Concierge: Spending Christmas Day in Los Angeles

Whether you celebrate traditionally or not, Christmas Day is recognized as a day off to spend time with our families. But with so many businesses closed, it can be tricky… Read More…

Tools for the Traveler: The Best Last-Minute Gifts are Always Books
Travel Tools / Christmas / Travel Books

Tools for the Traveler: The Best Last-Minute Gifts are Always Books

Travel books are what travelers want when they’re not traveling—they thirst for knowledge and love the latest tips. If you’re running out of time, you can head to a local… Read More…