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The Symbol of 21st Century China Travel: Demolish
Travel News / Travel Tips / Asia / China / Olympics

The Symbol of 21st Century China Travel: Demolish

If you’ve visited China with any frequency over the past few years, you may have had the opportunity to personally witness some amazing changes. High-rise buildings are filling out formerly… Read More…

GrandTravel: Tripping with Grandma
Travel News / Travel Tips / Senior Travel

GrandTravel: Tripping with Grandma

“Grandtravel” is the newest marketing term in the travel industry — coined for grandparents and grandchildren traveling together without the middle generation. The result? Tour operators and resorts are now… Read More…

Upgrade Certificates: Buying Your Way to First Class
Travel News / Travel Tips

Upgrade Certificates: Buying Your Way to First Class

Call it frequent flier envy. Though frequent flier perks are growing fewer and farther between these days, there is one perk that remains for some: the upgrade certificate. But what… Read More…

Best Price Guarantees Can Be Tricky
Travel News / Travel Tips

Best Price Guarantees Can Be Tricky

Have you ever wondered if that “Best Price Guarantee” that a number of travel companies offer is really worth it? A number of companies claim that you can’t find a… Read More…

NOT Paris in the Spring: Where Your Dollar Stretches Farther
Travel News / Travel Tips / Travel Tools / Destinations / Europe / Middle East

NOT Paris in the Spring: Where Your Dollar Stretches Farther

Paris in the springtime, most of us would agree, has become somewhat of a travel cliche by now. And while Paris is indeed quite lovely at this time of year,… Read More…

Special Needs Summer Camps
Travel News / Student Travel / Accessible Travel / Health & Fitness

Special Needs Summer Camps

It’s nearly that time again. As summer approaches, moms around the country may be shedding tears (or silently cheering) as they begin sewing nametags onto their kids’ underwear. Packing your… Read More…

Expert Voluntourism: Doing Your Job for Free and Loving Every Minute
Travel News / Senior Travel / Solo Travel / Voluntourism

Expert Voluntourism: Doing Your Job for Free and Loving Every Minute

Volunteer vacations continue to grow in popularity. After all, they are a great way to experience local culture and also enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience helping others. But while traditional… Read More…

Report From … Bisbee, Arizona
Travel News

Report From … Bisbee, Arizona

I had four winter days to spend in Arizona, and I wanted sun and snow — diverse terrain in close proximity. I started in Tucson where, in January, the afternoon… Read More…

Top 5 Tips for Women Travelers
Travel News / Travel Safety / Women's Travel

Top 5 Tips for Women Travelers

In honor of Women’s History Month this March, we reached out to one of the gutsiest woman travelers we know. Marybeth Bond traveled the world solo for two years, and… Read More…

The Big Snore
Travel News / Health & Fitness

The Big Snore

You are on the trip of your lifetime… the vacation of your dreams. The only thing is, you are exhausted. Dead tired. You can barely keep your eyes open to… Read More…

Space Travel Today
Travel News / Adventure Travel & Sports / Luxury Travel

Space Travel Today

Once just a fantasy of the Star Trek crowd, space travel for the masses has long seemed like a pipe dream. But guess what’s coming down that pipe now? You… Read More…

Planes Vs. Trains in Europe
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Trains

Planes Vs. Trains in Europe

Once you get all the way to Europe, you can’t help but want to experience more than one country. But how do you get around without blowing your budget? Until… Read More…

Don’t Let the Bedbugs … What?
Travel News / Hotels & Accommodations

Don’t Let the Bedbugs … What?

The next time you travel, you might want to think twice about flopping onto your hotel room bed the minute you arrive. Here’s why: Between 2000 and 2006, pest control… Read More…

Semesters at Sea
Travel News / Cruise Travel / Student Travel

Semesters at Sea

In the past couple of decades, spending a semester abroad has practically become a rite of passage for many American college students. For a young twenty-something, the simple of learning… Read More…

Feel Good Airport Services
Travel News / Airlines & Airports

Feel Good Airport Services

Have you ever considered how much time you spend in airports? It may be more than you think.┬áRecently, we conducted an informal survey to find out how early our readers… Read More…

Resolution Cruises
Travel News / Cruise Travel

Resolution Cruises

Once a year, at the stroke of midnight, you make yourself the same solemn promise. You’re going to quit smoking/lose weight/take a course… Yet usually by the end of January,… Read More…