18 Cruise Essentials for Your Next Trip

Come prepared with all the gadgets and accessories you’ll need for your vacation at sea. If you’ve ever taken a cruise, you know that your packing list may look slightly different than that of a land vacation. Ship cabins tend to be smaller than most hotel rooms, and they may lack some of the features […]

14 Tips for First-Time Cruisers

Plan ahead for smooth sailing on your first cruise adventure. If you’ve decided to hit the high seas on vacation for the first time, there’s a lot to consider before booking your trip. Beyond the seemingly endless itinerary options, you’ll also need to select your ideal cruise line and ship size, research what’s included with […]

50 Top Romantic Weekend Getaways Part 2

Hotel Poseidon: Positano, Italy Hop across the pond for a long weekend stay at Hotel Poseidon. Located in charming Positano on Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast, this family-owned property offers a pool with panoramic views and an outdoor restaurant overlooking the sea. As an extra perk, guests can borrow the owner’s 1971 Volkswagen Beetle to roam […]

20 Tips for Finding Cheap Cruise Deals

Sail to destinations around the world without breaking the bank. If you’re dreaming of visiting multiple far-flung locales, ancient cities and dreamy island destinations in one trip – without blowing your budget – consider a cruise for your next vacation. Although many lines sail to similar destinations around the world, cruise experiences vary greatly depending […]

50 Top Romantic Weekend Getaways part 1

Leave all your cares behind and reconnect with your sweetie at these amazing properties. Find the perfect place for a little rest and relaxation. Whether you can hop a flight to the Caribbean or Europe or would prefer to stay closer to home, there are plenty of dreamy hotels and resorts that are perfect for […]

12 Fun Adults-Only Cruises

Pack your bags and leave the kids behind for your next cruise adventure. If getting away from it all includes a vacation without the kids, consider booking an adults-only cruise. While some lines provide a fully adults-only experience (e.g., children are not allowed on board), others offer adult-focused venues and activities on board to separate […]

Top Travel Rewards Programs Prioritize Flexibility, Ease of Earning

U.S. News announces 2021-22 Best Airline Rewards Programs and Best Hotel Rewards Programs. As many hotel and airline rewards enthusiasts know, the more you travel and the more you spend on travel, the more you can actually save on travel. This might come as a surprise to more novice trip planners or basic rewards members […]

What to Expect on Your Next Cruise Vacation

If the thought of a cruise vacation calls to mind self-serve buffets, packed live performances and overcrowded megaships, it may be time to adjust your expectations. After a lengthy hiatus following the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, select cruise ships slowly started welcoming passengers back on board earlier this summer – but […]

The 15 Best Places to See the Northern Lights

These destinations will inspire even the most experienced aurora chaser. The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, are a spectacular natural light show visible at certain times of the year in the northern hemisphere. This phenomenon occurs when electrically charged particles from the sun enter the Earth’s atmosphere and collide with gaseous particles, […]

Solo Vacations: The 30 Best Places to Travel Alone – Part 3

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Soak up some sun, art and delicious cuisine on a solo trip to this fun-filled Florida destination. If you’re looking to get around the city in style, use the free water trolley system to travel from place to place. After a day of lounging on your private resort beach (favorites include The […]