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Travel Tips / Caribbean

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Visiting Cuba Right Now

It took decades, but the first U.S.-based cruise ship has now sailed to Cuba. Many more cruises are about to embark to the once-forbidden island nation. This fall, U.S. airlines… Read More…

Hidden Gems of Ras Al Khaimah
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 come to mind. UAE’s capital city of Abu Dhabi and Dubai are modern cities known for… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Travel is Affected by the Perception of Safety
Travel Tips / Destinations / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: How Travel is Affected by the Perception of Safety

The world of global uncertainty and fear—when it comes to travel—can have a staggering economic impact. Like lost jobs, lost tax base, and lost revenue, the economy feels the sting…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Which Countries are Considered Safe Destinations Right Now
Travel Tips / Destinations / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Which Countries are Considered Safe Destinations Right Now

Welcome to the brave new world of safe haven travel. What does that mean? In an environment of perceived global instability, security issues, and terrorism, a growing number of people… Read More…

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”
Culinary Travel / Caribbean

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
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…

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…

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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…

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Travel News / Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / National Parks

The Importance of America’s National Parks & Open Spaces

On January 3, the 115th Congress met for their first session and voted on changes to the rules for the House of Representatives. Among those rules is a section on… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Caribbean

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…

8 Hotel Lobbies With Distinct Style & Personality
Destinations / Luxe Lodgings

8 Hotel Lobbies With Distinct Style & Personality

The lobby should embody a hotel’s personality. From the moment you walk into a hotel, a lobby helps set the mood, whether it is cozy, contemporary, casual, classy, or clever;… 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
Family/Kids Travel / Culture / 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…

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Travel Tips / Destinations / Budget Travel

Travel Tip: Hotel Rates in International Cities Get More Affordable

What are the world’s most affordable cities? For the first time in recent memory, based on the average daily rate of a hotel room, things are looking up for travelers… Read More…