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Luxe Lavs / Valentine's Day / Winter

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…

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…

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

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…

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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Destinations / Travel Tips / 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…

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
Destinations / Summer / Travel Tools

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Luxe Lavs: Setting the Mood for Autumn
Fall / Halloween / Luxe Lavs / USA

Luxe Lavs: Setting the Mood for Autumn

Each autumn, travelers around the country journey to see the leaves changing color and to get into the spirit of the season. This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Prepare in Case a Hurricane Affects Your Cruise
Cruise Travel / Hurricane Season / Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Prepare in Case a Hurricane Affects Your Cruise

Thinking of taking a cruise? How much do local weather conditions and the time of year influence your decision? What should you know before booking that cruise, especially during the… Read More…

Food Festivals You Can Visit Around the Country this Fall
CBS News / Culinary Travel / Fall / Festivals

Food Festivals You Can Visit Around the Country this Fall

Labor Day may signal the official end of summer, but it doesn’t mean the end of fun or some long standing American traditions—food festivals. Many of them continue through October… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: 6 Over-the-Top Hotel Pools
Luxe Lavs / Summer

Luxe Lavs: 6 Over-the-Top Hotel Pools

This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno moved from the bathtub to an even larger body of water—the swimming pool. Here are six hotel pools with astonishing… Read More…

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National Parks / Summer / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: More Americans are Going Camping This Summer

What’s one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry? The answer might surprise you. It’s camping! According to a survey conducted by Kampgrounds of America, about 28 percent… Read More…

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National Parks / Summer / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Where You Can Go Stargazing at National Parks This Summer

This summer may be the perfect time for stargazing. Let’s just say—seriously—that the planets have aligned. But it’s not what’s in the sky, it’s where you are on the ground… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Current Gas Prices Mean for Your Summer Road Trip
Car Travel / Summer / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Current Gas Prices Mean for Your Summer Road Trip

Are you taking a road trip this summer? You’ll enjoy the cheapest gas prices in 12 years, with estimates of $2.04 per gallon nationwide. That’s 59 cents less per gallon… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Top 5 Places With Lightning Strikes
Natural Disasters / Summer / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Top 5 Places With Lightning Strikes

It happens every year. When summer arrives, so do more lightning strikes. But it seems this year may be worse than others. The odds are still overwhelmingly in your favor… Read More…

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Caribbean / Hurricane Season / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Visiting the Caribbean During the Off Season

It’s now time to anticipate—and then celebrate—the off season as well as the storm season, especially in the Caribbean. Think June through October, and then book accordingly. Yes, the thermometer… Read More…

Travel Tip: Alternative Destinations for Spring Break 2016
Spring / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Alternative Destinations for Spring Break 2016

Spring break is right around the corner, and with a little advance planning, you can actually travel to some well known—and lesser known—spring break capitals without breaking the bank. But… Read More…