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Travel Tip: Why Safe Haven Travel is on the Rise
Travel Tips / Destinations / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Why Safe Haven Travel is on the Rise

In a world of global uncertainty and conflict, travelers may be changing their destination choices. Research organization Forward Keys reports that more and more people are seeking out destinations that… 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 Peter… Read More…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Destinations

Travel Tip: CHIIC Destinations for 2017

So, what might be the hot new destinations for 2017? At the World Travel Market in London, the most popular destinations for next year are dubbed CHIIC. That stands for… 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…

Travel Tip: The Most Empathetic Countries in the World
Travel Tips / Destinations

Travel Tip: The Most Empathetic Countries in the World

Which is the most empathetic country in the world? Researchers from Michigan State University, the University of Chicago, and Indiana University recently surveyed more than 104,000 people from 63 countries… Read More…

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

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Travel Tips / USA / Winter Sports

Travel Tip: Alternative Ski Destinations Around the Country

Are you getting ready for ski season? Do you want to avoid the crowds? Consider some ski mountains you’ve never heard of. How about Schweitzer, Idaho? It may not be… Read More…

What I Learned as a Woman Traveling Alone in India
Solo Travel / Women's Travel / India & Central Asia

What I Learned as a Woman Traveling Alone in India

For many women, the idea of traveling to India alone can seem very intimidating. It’s a large, conservative country with 16 official languages and a wide variety of places to… 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…

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Travel Tips / Travel Safety / USA

Travel Tip: Countries Release Travel Advisories for the U.S.

For nearly 30 years, U.S. travelers know all about State Department travel advisories, warnings, and even travel bans. But in recent years a number of foreign countries are now returning… Read More…

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Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: What are the Happiest States in the Country?

You probably have a list of places you love to visit, or destinations that make you happy. Now there’s a list of of the happiest states, thanks to the research… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Destinations / Budget Travel / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: The Most Expensive Cities Around the World Right Now

Before you take your next trip, it might help to know the world’s most expensive cities. Thanks to The Economist, the results are in. Are you traveling to Los Angeles?… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: The Jaipur Literature Festival in Boulder, CO
Voluntourism / USA

Voluntourism Spotlight: The Jaipur Literature Festival in Boulder, CO

If you’re spending time in Boulder, Colorado this weekend, you might want to check out the Jaipur Literature Festival, which takes place from September 23-25. This festival focuses on the… Read More…

6 Tips for Wheelchair Accessible Travel in Berlin
Accessible Travel / Germany & the Netherlands

6 Tips for Wheelchair Accessible Travel in Berlin

Traveling with a wheelchair or other mobility equipment can be tricky, and no matter where you’re going, it’s helpful to do research in advance. Some destinations are more accessible than… Read More…

Animals, Airboats & Sundaes: Family-Friendly Adventures in Miami
Family/Kids Travel / South

Animals, Airboats & Sundaes: Family-Friendly Adventures in Miami

While Miami may not be the first U.S. city that comes to mind when you think of family-friendly activities, it has many hotels, museums, activities, and ice cream parlors suitable… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Caribbean

Travel Tip: What to Consider Before Traveling to Cuba

The race is on for American travel to Cuba. The first commercially scheduled service in nearly 60 years by a U.S. airline—JetBlue—is the first of what will soon be as… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Warnings About Visiting North Korea
Travel Tips / Travel Safety / South & North Korea

Travel Tip: Travel Warnings About Visiting North Korea

You might not realize this, but there are currently many organized tours to places like Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and North Korea. But recently the U.S. State Department has issued a… Read More…