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Luxe Lavs: Visiting the Red City of Marrakech
Africa / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: Visiting the Red City of Marrakech

Marrakech is known as the Red City because its famous and inviting walls are made of a distinct orange-red clay and chalk. This month, Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst headed… 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…

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…

How Uncertainty Over Travel Ban is Hurting the U.S. Travel Industry
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / USA

How Uncertainty Over Travel Ban is Hurting the U.S. Travel Industry

There’s a fallout in the travel industry with the unintended consequence of a global buyer’s market as a result of President Trump’s executive travel ban order. While the order is… 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…

Image Credit: Dori
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: What are the Most Caring Cities in America?

If you’re looking to travel—or perhaps even move—to another U.S. city in the near future, most of you would look at some basic comparison items. These include crime rate, cost… Read More…

Image Credit: @insightcuba on Instagram
Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: More Cruise Lines Open Up Travel to Cuba

While the door is opening to Cuba, the election of Donald Trump and the fear that he might reimpose travel restrictions to the island nation may have resulted in the… Read More…

How Presidential Libraries Provide Historical Perspective
CBS News / USA

How Presidential Libraries Provide Historical Perspective

There are only 13 of them in the United States, and one is being planned. They are the U.S. presidential libraries, built for and named after 13 U.S. presidents, ranging… 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…

Los Angles Destination Photos: Downtown LA
Shot for Discover LA by Matt Marriott
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: What are the Most Popular Destinations in America?

It won’t come as much of a surprise if I tell you that Americans’ favorite foreign countries to visit are France, Spain, and Italy. But what about foreign travelers—where are… Read More…

Image Credit: @insightcuba on Instagram
Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know About Visiting Cuba Legally

Just about every U.S. airline is now flying to Cuba. They’re not just flying to Havana, but to eight other cities on the island nation. Inaugural fares run about $200… Read More…

Cardiff, Wales: Like a Local
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. They come to see St. John the Baptist Church, the castles,… Read More…

Towns Across America Where You Can Celebrate the Holidays
CBS News / Christmas / USA

Towns Across America Where You Can Celebrate the Holidays

Christmas villages, sleigh rides, caroling, parades, and lights. Yes, there’s even a special Polar Express train. It’s all part of how many towns across America celebrate the holidays. Watch my… Read More…

What It’s Like to Visit Paris a Year After the Terrorist Attacks
France & Belgium / Restaurants / Terrorism

What It’s Like to Visit Paris a Year After the Terrorist Attacks

One year after terrorists killed 130 people at multiple targets in Paris last November, armed soldiers still patrol the streets and tourism has yet to regain full strength. But despite… Read More…

Discovering Snow Sports in Mammoth, California
California / Family/Kids Travel / Winter Sports

Discovering Snow Sports in Mammoth, California

Southern California is well-known for its beaches, but what about its mountains? Contributing writer Margot Black visited Mammoth Mountain in SoCal with her family—and learned to ski for the first time…. Read More…

Travel Tip: The Most Fun Cities in the U.S.
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: The Most Fun Cities in the U.S.

What’s the most fun city in the U.S.? The personal finance website WalletHub investigated and compared the 150 largest cities in America across 51 key subjects ranging from number of… Read More…