4 Hotel Loyalty Program Changes to Watch in 2018

Take advantage of more perks and redemption options with travel rewards programs in the year ahead. In the new year, hotel loyalty programs will continue to evolve to attract new customers and meet guests’ demands. From major mergers to new loyalty perks and redemption options, major hotel rewards programs are becoming increasingly guest-friendly. Read on […]

5 Wonderful Winter Festivals Worth Traveling For

Embrace cold-weather pursuits and winter fun with snow ice sculpture competitions, concerts and more. Forget staying home for the dark, cold days of winter. As temperatures cool down, awe-inspiring events and festivals around the world beckon to cold-weather enthusiasts. From an annual wine festival in Taos, New Mexico, to a snow sculpting competition in Lake […]

8 Unique Winter Activities Worth Traveling the World For

Unleash your inner thrill-seeker on a cold-weather adventure to remember. Winter is upon us, and with it plenty of amazing snow-capped adventures in countries all over the world. From ski bobbing in the Jizera Mountains to igloo building in the French Alps, here are eight challenging, out of the ordinary and downright exhilarating, cool winter […]

5 Festive Holiday Displays to Light Up Your Winter

From illuminated waterfalls to vineyards to drive-in movies, marvel at dazzling spectacles this season. Americans spent billions shopping online between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. What were they buying during the five-day holiday spending spree? According to the National Retail Federation, the average American will spend $57.66 on holiday decor, trees and lights this year. And […]

5 Top Places to Spend Christmas

These spirited cities shine with dazzling light displays, inspiring seasonal scenery and holiday cheer. Spending the holidays away from home can offer gratifying experiences and a chance to decompress from a hectic season, whether you’re traveling solo, with your partner or with friends and family. After all, traveling during Christmastime offers the perfect opportunity to […]

6 Places Where You Can Travel for Good

In these destinations, your holiday can support local communities. Island hoppers seeking an alternative to fruity rum drinks and poolside loungers and those concerned about the effects of this year’s devastating hurricane season have a variety of vacation options. This year, a host of Caribbean resorts are offering opportunities for guests looking to support schools […]

How to Plan a Safe Trip to Mexico

Worried about visiting Cancun in light of the recent travel warning? Here’s what you need to know. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of State expanded its travel warning in Mexico to include some of the country’s most popular tourist regions. Destinations such as Cancun and Quintana Roo, which includes Cozumel and Tulum, are included […]

5 Perfect Places for a Multigenerational Trip this Winter

Travelers of all ages can reunite in great cities, theme parks and hotels to revel in holiday cheer. If your family’s summer plans are locked in, plan a multigenerational getaway during the shoulder season, between Thanksgiving and spring break. Avoid the crowds traveling over Christmas and New Year’s, and you’ll save a bundle on flights […]

9 Tips to Ease Re-Entry at U.S. Borders

Whether your cellphone contains confidential business documents or you’re packing homemade cranberry sauce, unless you’re exempt by diplomatic status, you’ll be subject to examination by officials from the Department of Customs and Border Protection. Air passengers also must abide by additional security protocols implemented in October to mitigate concerns about in-flight laptops. Since these latest […]

6 Over-the-Top Winter Escapes

A relaxing warm-weather trip or ski break is just what you need to cure the winter blues As winter’s drab and dreary days set in, it’s the perfect time to get out of town and escape seasonal doldrums. Instead of succumbing to dreary weather, lift your spirits in a warm, sunny locale or on powdery […]