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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…

Visiting Dubrovnik, Croatia During the Off Season
The Travel Detective / Eastern Europe / The Travel Detective Exclusive

Visiting Dubrovnik, Croatia During the Off Season

The bustling coastal city of Dubrovnik, located in the southern tip of Croatia, boasts some of the most beautiful views of the Adriatic Sea. It’s not only a UNESCO World… Read More…

Hidden Gems of Ras Al Khaimah
The Travel Detective / Hidden Gems / Adventure Travel & Sports / Culinary Travel / Culture / Middle East

Hidden Gems of Ras Al Khaimah

When people think of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a couple of places probably pop to mind. UAE’s capital city of Abu Dhabi and Dubai are modern cities known for… Read More…

York County, Pennsylvania Like A Local
Like a Local / Northeast / The Travel Detective Exclusive

York County, Pennsylvania Like A Local

When you think of states like Pennsylvania, the big cities that come to mind: cities such as Philadelphia in the East, or Pittsburgh way out West. But if you’re looking… Read More…

Hidden Gems of Oahu, Hawaii
The Travel Detective / Hidden Gems / Hawaii

Hidden Gems of Oahu, Hawaii

Most of you who’ve been to Honolulu think you know Oahu—the most visited of the Hawaiian islands. In fact, many of the people who come to Oahu come to Honolulu… Read More…

Peter Greenberg’s Hot Destinations for 2018
Destinations / CBS News

Peter Greenberg’s Hot Destinations for 2018

Have you made any travel plans for 2018? If you’re not sure where to visit, don’t worry. This morning, Peter Greenberg went on CBS This Morning: Saturday to talk about… Read More…

Hidden Gems of Sydney, Australia
Hidden Gems / Australia & New Zealand / The Travel Detective Exclusive

Hidden Gems of Sydney, Australia

When you think of Australia, a number of iconic landmarks come to mind, such as the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and Ayers Rock in the Outback. If you’re in… Read More…

Irvine, California: Like a Local
The Travel Detective / California / Like a Local

Irvine, California: Like a Local

While some of you may have heard of Irvine, California, you may not know where it’s located. It’s in Southern California, nestled in the heart of Orange County. That’s roughly… Read More…

Travel Tip: Some Caribbean Islands are Now Open to Visitors
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Caribbean / Natural Disasters

Travel Tip: Some Caribbean Islands are Now Open to Visitors

The 2017 hurricane season was devastating in the Caribbean, but not all islands were touched. The storms had little or no effect on Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia. The Florida Keys… Read More…

Travel Tip: How the Royal Wedding Will Affect Travel in Britain
Travel News / Travel Tips / British Isles

Travel Tip: How the Royal Wedding Will Affect Travel in Britain

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Prince Harry is now engaged to Meghan Markle. They’re planning to get married next May. So why is this a… Read More…

Ask A Concierge: Spending Christmas Day in Los Angeles
Ask A Concierge / California / Christmas

Ask A Concierge: Spending Christmas Day in Los Angeles

Whether you celebrate traditionally or not, Christmas Day is recognized as a day off to spend time with our families. But with so many businesses closed, it can be tricky… Read More…

Beyond Gambling: Original Art & Sculptures in Las Vegas
Culture / Luxe Lodgings / West

Beyond Gambling: Original Art & Sculptures in Las Vegas

Gone are the days where the only options on the Las Vegas Strip were gambling, eating buffet food, and attending a show. Now the boulevard is full of luxury hotels,… Read More…

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…

Travel Tip: How You Can Visit Pablo Escobar’s Former Hideout
Travel Tips / South America

Travel Tip: How You Can Visit Pablo Escobar’s Former Hideout

There was a time, not so long ago, that some older inns and hotels proudly proclaimed that George Washington slept there. The presumption was that if you slept there, you… 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: How Overtourism Affects Popular Destinations
Travel News / Travel Tips / Destinations

Travel Tip: How Overtourism Affects Popular Destinations

It’s called overtourism. That’s when a popular place may be loved too much. Talk to the Mayor of Maui, Hawaii, or the Premier in Bermuda, or the Mayors of Venice… Read More…

Ask A Concierge: Visiting the Seven Magic Mountains
Ask A Concierge / California

Ask A Concierge: Visiting the Seven Magic Mountains

If you’re planning to drive between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, there are some unique and quirky places to see along the way. But if you’re driving between now and… 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…