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Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Practicing Eco-Friendly Habits When You’re on the Road

Do you want to be a responsible traveler? It’s often the little things that count. When you’re at a bar or restaurant ordering a drink, refuse the straw. Bartenders and… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Business Lunch Becomes Less Popular
Culinary Travel / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Business Lunch Becomes Less Popular

If you’re trying to budget your business travel, one interesting statistic is shaking up a longtime cultural habit: the business lunch. The three-martini lunch more or less disappeared years ago…. Read More…

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

Hidden Gems of Ras Al Khaimah

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

Travel Tip: How the Leggings Ban is a Reminder of Airline Dress Code
Airlines & Airports / Etiquette / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How the Leggings Ban is a Reminder of Airline Dress Code

Many of you might have seen the story about the two passengers on the United flight who were denied boarding because they were wearing leggings. The attire apparently violated an… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Best & Worst Food in Domestic Airports

A recent study revealed the nation’s best and worst airport food. Guess who came in last? LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark sat at the bottom of the list. What was the… Read More…

Discovering Ponce, Puerto Rico’s Surprising “Second City”
Caribbean / Culinary Travel

Discovering Ponce, Puerto Rico’s Surprising “Second City”

The laid-back allure of Ponce, Puerto Rico’s Caribbean city, draws local vacationers to the island’s South Coast during holidays. But many mainland tourists overlook the colonial charms and cultural riches… Read More…

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…

Travel Detective Blog: The Problem With Valentine’s Day
The Travel Detective® Blog / Valentine's Day

Travel Detective Blog: The Problem With Valentine’s Day

It’s time to deal with one of the most overrated, needlessly expensive American holidays. If you’re a florist, a jeweler, a chocolatier, a champagne maker, a hotel, or a restaurant,… Read More…

Exploration & Education on the Amazon River in Peru
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South America

Exploration & Education on the Amazon River in Peru

The Amazon River might not be the first family-friendly destination that comes to mind. In an effort to teach her son about the world around him, contributing family travel writer… Read More…

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Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Balloons Can Become an Environmental Threat

Who doesn’t like balloons? Count me as one of the few who doesn’t—with a very good reason. The next time you take a cruise, or even a day trip on… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Romantic Getaways in Africa Inspired by Valentine’s Day
Africa / Luxe Lavs / Valentine's Day

Luxe Lavs: Romantic Getaways in Africa Inspired by Valentine’s Day

Africa might be as romantic a combination as red wine and dark chocolate. From luxury game reserves to five-star hotels in major cities, our Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst found… Read More…

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Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / National Parks / Travel News

The Importance of America’s National Parks & Open Spaces

On January 3, the 115th Congress met for their first session and voted on changes to the rules for the House of Representatives. Among those rules is a section on… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Millennials are Influencing the Travel Industry
Pop Culture Travel / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Millennials are Influencing the Travel Industry

For a long time, the travel industry tried to anticipate trends by following baby boomers. Not anymore. Today, the industry will be shaped by an almost obsessive focus on millennials… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airports Include More Services for Traveling Families
Airlines & Airports / Family/Kids Travel / Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Airports Include More Services for Traveling Families

Most airports have never been known to provide real, common sense services for travelers. But now, a number of them are coming to their senses. Many airports now offer very… Read More…

Travel Tip: How More Hotels are Incorporating Unique Art Pieces
Culture / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How More Hotels are Incorporating Unique Art Pieces

If you’re like me, most of the art you find at hotels, especially in guest rooms, is downright awful. It’s just something—anything—the hotel can find to hang on the wall. Thankfully,… Read More…

Family-Friendly Travel Surprises in Lima, Peru
Culture / Family/Kids Travel / South America

Family-Friendly Travel Surprises in Lima, Peru

As a travel destination, Peru is often mentioned in the same breath as Machu Picchu. While on her way to visit the ancient ruins, contributing writer Margot Black stopped in… Read More…

Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley & Cusco: Visiting Peru as a Family
Family/Kids Travel / South America

Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley & Cusco: Visiting Peru as a Family

Machu Picchu is a popular destination, but there’s more to the region than just ancient ruins. Contributing writer Margot Black visited not only Machu Picchu, but also the Sacred Valley… Read More…

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New Year's Eve / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst Places to Celebrate NYE 2017

New Year’s Eve is just about a week away. Before you celebrate, consider this survey done by finance website Wallet Hub. Its analysts took a look at the best and… Read More…