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Seasonal & Holiday Travel

Ask A Concierge: Forests of Christmas Lights in Los Angeles
Ask A Concierge / California / Christmas

Ask A Concierge: Forests of Christmas Lights in Los Angeles

If you’re spending time in Los Angeles this holiday season, Sarah Dandashy of Ask A Concierge is highlighting a few attractions you won’t want to miss. In addition to ice… Read More…

Warm Weather Resorts You Can Visit This Holiday Season
Winter / Christmas / Luxe Lodgings

Warm Weather Resorts You Can Visit This Holiday Season

This time of year always brings to mind holiday cheer and gift-giving, with hopes that one of those gifts includes a warm vacation. Luxe Lodgings contributor Angela Fairhurst searched the… Read More…

Ask A Concierge: Ice Skating Rinks in Los Angeles
Ask A Concierge / California / Christmas

Ask A Concierge: Ice Skating Rinks in Los Angeles

Are you visiting Los Angeles this winter? While the temperature will be warmer than the rest of the country, you will still be able to find a few opportunities to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Ski Resorts With Free Perks
Travel Tips / Winter

Travel Tip: Ski Resorts With Free Perks

It’s almost ski season, but what you pay for lift tickets, ski rentals, and après-ski cocktails might destroy your travel budget. A number of ski resorts are now throwing in… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Destinations / Winter

Travel Tip: Survey Finds the Best Winter Travel Destinations for 2017

With winter and cold weather approaching, it’s time to select the best winter holiday destinations. The finance website WalletHub looked at 60 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas and then… 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…

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…

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…

How Millennials are Helping RVs Make a Comeback
Adventure Travel & Sports / Summer / CBS News / National Parks

How Millennials are Helping RVs Make a Comeback

Camping has historically been a great barometer for the American economy. Low unemployment leads to discretionary spending for things like camping. Kampgrounds of America (KOA) reports sales for camping are… Read More…

Image Credit: 	Carlos Adampol Galindo
Travel Tips / Destinations / Halloween

Travel Tip: How You Can Learn About History Through Cemetery Tourism

Ever hear about a destination everyone is dying to get in? With all puns intended, welcome to the grave new world of cemetery tourism. Graveyard tourists, who call themselves taphophiles,… Read More…

What to Expect if You’re Traveling for the Fourth of July this Weekend
Airlines & Airports / Car Travel / CBS News / Fourth of July

What to Expect if You’re Traveling for the Fourth of July this Weekend

Are you traveling this year for the Fourth of July? AAA estimates that 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this weekend, which is 1.25 million more travelers than last… Read More…

15 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July Around the Country
Fourth of July / USA

15 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July Around the Country

Every year, the Fourth of July brings parades, barbecues, music, and of course, fireworks. It also brings with it the uncertainty of what event to attend. With so many Independence Day… Read More…

Travel Tip: Popular Summer Travel Destinations
Travel Tips / Destinations / Summer

Travel Tip: Popular Summer Travel Destinations

Where are you thinking of traveling this summer? In the wake of terrorist incidents overseas, a review of our travel plans by Allianz Global Assistance found that we may be… 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…

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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Travel Tips / New Year's Eve

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…

Countdown to Christmas: Creative Holiday Displays at Hotels
Christmas / Luxe Lodgings

Countdown to Christmas: Creative Holiday Displays at Hotels

The countdown to Christmas has begun. To get into the holiday spirit, Luxe Lodgings contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno sought out some of the most unique and clever hotel… Read More…

10 Tips for Family Road Trips
Family/Kids Travel / Christmas / Road Trips / Thanksgiving

10 Tips for Family Road Trips

Are you taking a road trip this holiday season, or planning one for next summer? Contributing writer Margot Black has a lot of experience traveling with her family, and shares… Read More…