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How You Can Help Destinations Affected by Natural Disasters & Shootings
Travel News / Voluntourism

How You Can Help Destinations Affected by Natural Disasters & Shootings

The natural disasters over the past two months and the recent shooting in Las Vegas have been catastrophic. It started in August, with Hurricane Harvey in Houston, which has left… Read More…

Haunted Hotels & Halloween Events Around the Country
Halloween / Luxe Lodgings / USA

Haunted Hotels & Halloween Events Around the Country

With fall upon us, the weather is cooling off, the leaves are changing, the days are shortening, and creatures begin restlessly stirring for the Halloween season. Luxe Lodgings contributor Angela… Read More…

Travel Tip: Help Puerto Rico & Places Impacted by Natural Disasters
Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: Help Puerto Rico & Places Impacted by Natural Disasters

The recent devastating natural disasters in Puerto Rico, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and the Caribbean have created an unprecedented crisis. In places like Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas, that… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Help Destinations Affected by Natural Disasters
Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: How You Can Help Destinations Affected by Natural Disasters

In the wake of the devastation from hurricanes and tropical storms in Texas, Louisiana, and the Caribbean, we’re seeing damage of unprecedented proportions. It has been especially catastrophic throughout the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are You Eating Sustainable Fish? Here’s One Way to Find Out
Travel Tips / Culinary Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Are You Eating Sustainable Fish? Here’s One Way to Find Out

If you’re like me, you want to sample different local foods and cuisines every time you travel. I’m not just talking about going out to eat. I try to visit… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Pink Hotels for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fall / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: Pink Hotels for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Since 1985, October has been Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink as its international ribbon color. These Pink Palaces carry the color year-round, but can serve as a reminder that… Read More…

Tools For The Traveler: Where to Go During the Last Days of Summer
Travel Tools / Destinations / Summer

Tools For The Traveler: Where to Go During the Last Days of Summer

Contributing writers Natalie Compagno and Greg Freitas find the best Tools for the Traveler each month, mapping out the most efficient ways to see a destination and the best techniques… Read More…

Image Credit: Margot Black
Travel Tips / Family/Kids Travel

Travel Tip: Why Multi-generational Trips Are A Growing Travel Trend

What are the hottest family travel trends? Recently, the luxury travel network Virtuoso surveyed its travel advisers to see what American families are now looking for in a vacation experience…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Pet-Centric Vacations Where You Can Hang Out With Animals
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Pet-Centric Vacations Where You Can Hang Out With Animals

If you’re a pet lover, you try to travel with your dog or cat. It’s great for the animal, and great for you. But what about folks who don’t travel… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Voluntourism / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: How You Can Donate Your Miles to a Good Cause

It’s one thing to earn frequent flyer miles. It’s another challenge to redeem them. Now there’s an alternative—donating your miles to a worthy cause. In many cases, the airlines will… Read More…

Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help
Travel News / Voluntourism

Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help

The devastating tropical storm known as Hurricane Harvey has broken records for delivering the most rain from a storm in the continental United States. It’s estimated the storm has left behind… Read More…

Last-Minute Labor Day Deals
Travel Deals / Labor Day / USA

Last-Minute Labor Day Deals

Saying farewell to summer is always bittersweet, but why not end the season with a memorable getaway with family and friends for Labor Day weekend? Whether you want to partake… Read More…

Space Needles & Sundaes: Family-Friendly Activities in Seattle
Family/Kids Travel / West

Space Needles & Sundaes: Family-Friendly Activities in Seattle

Seattle, Washington is a popular destination for travelers. But did you know that the Space Needle serves a sundae that dates back to the World’s Fair? Contributing writer Margot Black… Read More…

8 Original Treatments in Hotel Spas Around the World
Luxe Lodgings / Spa Travel

8 Original Treatments in Hotel Spas Around the World

In recent years, health & wellness has been a trend in spas with a move to use all natural ingredients. But how do luxury hotel spas stand out from the… Read More…

Image Credit: Stephanie Ervin
Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: New Ways to Monitor Your Pets While You Travel

If you’re a pet owner, then you know the worries you have every time you leave your dog or cat alone. Even if you’re taking a short or one-day return… Read More…

How Restaurants Use Science To Keep You Coming Back
CBS News / Restaurants

How Restaurants Use Science To Keep You Coming Back

The next time you walk into a restaurant—whether it’s a fast food or fine dining establishment—chances are they know a lot about you—your likes, dislikes, how much you’re willing to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why You Should Take Unexpected Tours When You Travel
Travel Tips / Culinary Travel

Travel Tip: Why You Should Take Unexpected Tours When You Travel

Too many of us take too much for granted when we travel. We don’t pay attention to the geography around us—or to the goods and services we consume and experience…. Read More…

Family-Friendly Adventures in Washington’s San Juan Islands
Adventure Travel & Sports / Family/Kids Travel / USA

Family-Friendly Adventures in Washington’s San Juan Islands

Looking for a unique, family-friendly way to explore the Pacific Northwest? Contributing family travel writer Margot Black visited the San Juan Islands in Washington state with her family, which have some… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Fish Fraud
Travel Tips / Culinary Travel

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Fish Fraud

If you like going to seafood restaurants when you travel, consider yourself warned. There may be something fishy with your fish. There’s growing evidence that much of the sushi served… Read More…