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Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Survey Finds the Happiest States in America 2017

What’s your favorite U.S. travel destination—and what metric do you apply to determine that? Is it cost? Entertainment? Activities? How about just how happy the place is? Recently, personal finance… Read More…

Ask A Concierge: Can’t-Miss Sights for Your First Trip to San Diego
Ask A Concierge / California

Ask A Concierge: Can’t-Miss Sights for Your First Trip to San Diego

America’s eighth largest city offers plenty to do, so it isn’t hard to see why it has become such a popular destination. San Diego has the culture, nightlife and vibe… 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…

Travel Tip: Can’t-Miss Rest Stops For Your Next Road Trip
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Road Trips / USA

Travel Tip: Can’t-Miss Rest Stops For Your Next Road Trip

If you’ve done any long-distance driving, you understand the need for a rest stop. In the recent past, that was just a place to pull over for a bathroom break… 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: Where People are Traveling to See the Solar Eclipse
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Where People are Traveling to See the Solar Eclipse

If you haven’t already heard, there’s going to be a total eclipse of the sun on August 21. If you plan properly, you can be in a perfect position to… Read More…

Travel Tip: U.S. Cities With the Highest & Lowest Divorce Rates
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: U.S. Cities With the Highest & Lowest Divorce Rates

If you’re looking for more harmony when you travel—especially in terms of your relationships—consider this. The good news is that the divorce rate in the United States has fallen from… Read More…

Ask A Concierge: The Last of LA’s Great Bookstores
Ask A Concierge / California

Ask A Concierge: The Last of LA’s Great Bookstores

Bookstores are a dying breed within the U.S., and it is no different in Los Angeles. Even though it is getting harder to find a local shop where you can… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Car Travel / USA

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst Cities for Drivers in the United States

Gas prices are dropping to their lowest point in 12 years. But that doesn’t mean the traffic is getting any better. It’s estimated Americans lose $124 billion annually in wasted… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Worldwide Perceptions Could Impact Travel to the U.S.
Travel News / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: How Worldwide Perceptions Could Impact Travel to the U.S.

The words “travel ban” can have a chilling effect on tourism that goes way beyond any affected country on the list. The economic impact can be substantial whenever there’s a… Read More…

Ask A Concierge: Discovering the Piñata District in Los Angeles
Ask A Concierge / California

Ask A Concierge: Discovering the Piñata District in Los Angeles

Like most big cities, Los Angeles is made up of different neighborhoods. There’s Hollywood, Koreatown, the Venice Canals, and even Santee Alley, but there is also a Piñata District. Taking… Read More…

Discovering Salinas Valley in California & The History of John Steinbeck
Culinary Travel / California / Culture

Discovering Salinas Valley in California & The History of John Steinbeck

We live in a disconnected age where colors define politics and words like “rural” and “urban” are used to describe who we are. For children of big city parents, the… 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…

Ask A Concierge: Things To Do in Beverly Hills Beyond Shopping
Ask A Concierge / California

Ask A Concierge: Things To Do in Beverly Hills Beyond Shopping

Sarah Dandashy of Ask A Concierge spent many years working in Beverly Hills. While it’s often best known for high-end shopping on Rodeo Drive, it’s also home to popular restaurants,… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Most Fun States Around the Country
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: The Most Fun States Around the Country

Thinking about where to go in the U.S. this summer? What about judging a destination by how much fun it is? Personal finance website WalletHub just released its report on… Read More…

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Ask A Concierge / California

Ask A Concierge: Tips for Spending a Day in Hollywood

When people think of Hollywood, they usually picture it as mainly a tourist attraction. While much of that is true, there are many cool ways to explore Hollywood. For example,… Read More…

10 Animals Your Kids Should Meet—and Where You Can Find Them
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Caribbean / 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…