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Luxe Lavs: New Hotel Bathroom Designs
Destinations / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: New Hotel Bathroom Designs

To stay competitive, existing luxury hotels are remodeling and new hotels are building with a focus on the design of the bathroom. Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst found four hotels… 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…

Image Credit: Stephanie Ervin
Travel Tips / Caribbean

Travel Tip: Caribbean Islands You Can Visit After the Hurricanes

Many of the Caribbean islands hit hard by Hurricanes Irma and Maria are now open for business again, and that includes St. Barts, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S…. 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…

Hidden Gems of Memphis, Tennessee
The Travel Detective / Hidden Gems / South

Hidden Gems of Memphis, Tennessee

Named after the ancient city of Memphis in Egypt—Memphis, Tennessee is located in the southwestern part of the state, on the Mississippi River. Memphis, or The Bluff City, is filled… 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…

When A Destination is Too Popular: The Problem With Overtourism
Travel News / The Travel Detective / Destinations

When A Destination is Too Popular: The Problem With Overtourism

Travel and tourism accounts for 10.2 percent of the world’s GDP. That’s the equivalent of 7.6 trillion dollars, and one in every ten jobs on the planet is related 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…

Hidden Gems of Brisbane & Australia’s Gold Coast
The Travel Detective / Hidden Gems / Australia & New Zealand

Hidden Gems of Brisbane & Australia’s Gold Coast

When you think of visiting Australia, Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef often come to mind. But if you’re going to Australia, you won’t want to miss the city of… Read More…

Tools For The Traveler: Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Festivals
Travel Tools / Destinations

Tools For The Traveler: Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Festivals

Travelmania manifests itself in compulsive list making—places to go, packing lists, things to see, and of course where to go next. If you have a touch of travelmania, mark your… 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…

Hotel With A Past: Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary
Hotels & Accommodations / The Travel Detective / Eastern Europe / Hotels With A Past

Hotel With A Past: Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary

Straddling the famous Danube River is the iconic Chain Bridge, connecting “Buda” on the west to “Pest” on the east, which together now form Hungary’s capital city. Along these river… Read More…

How U.S. Citizens Can Travel to Cuba
The Travel Detective / Caribbean / The Travel Detective Exclusive

How U.S. Citizens Can Travel to Cuba

In 2014, Barack Obama announced that he and Cuban President Raul Castro had begun the process of normalizing relations between the two countries. Part of that agreement included lifting some… Read More…

Hidden Gems of Jordan
Hidden Gems / Middle East / The Travel Detective Exclusive

Hidden Gems of Jordan

Bordered by Israel and Palestine to the west, Syria to the north, Iraq to the east, and Saudi Arabia to the southeast, Jordan is a relatively small country—but it is… Read More…

Image Credit: Stephanie Ervin
Travel Tips / Destinations / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: Cruise Lines Expand to More Ports Around the World

It’s a big year for the cruise industry, with many new ships coming online. But it’s also a great new year for cruise ports of call. Currently, there are more… Read More…

Hotel With A Past: The Buccaneer in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Caribbean / Hotels With A Past

Hotel With A Past: The Buccaneer in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

It’s only ninety square miles, but St. Croix is a world away from most other Caribbean islands. Only 50,000 people live there, but it’s full of history. While visiting, we… Read More…

Cardiff, Wales: Like a Local
The Travel Detective / British Isles / Like a Local

Cardiff, Wales: Like a Local

It might surprise you to learn that about 20 million people a year come to Cardiff. They’re typically tourists who come to see St. John the Baptist Church, the castles,… 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…