CDC Coronavirus Travel Updates: What to Know About Current Travel Restrictions

Cruises suspend sailings; hotels, airlines tweak cancellation policies; see the latest CDC travel advisories. THE WORLDWIDE OUTBREAK of the coronavirus currently exceeds 1.3 million confirmed cases across more than 150 countries. The virus originated in central China in late 2019, and its spread has crippled the travel and event industries. There are now confirmed coronavirus […]

I Went On a Cruise During the Coronavirus Pandemic. This Is What Happened.

Coronavirus concerns, itinerary changes and uncertainty lead to an unusual vacation. AS A TRAVEL EDITOR, it’s hard to turn down the opportunity to see the world. My husband and I – childless and in our late 20s – try to plan a few trips per year if time and money allow. So, when two of […]

Social Distancing Outside: 8 Safe Places to Go and Things to Do

Here are some creative ways to enjoy the outdoors during the coronavirus outbreak. IF YOU’RE PRACTICING social distancing (as both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization are advising), chances are you’re limiting trips outside your home to protect your health and the health of your loved ones. But fresh air […]

The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2020 Part 3

30. The Dewberry Charleston Charleston, South Carolina, is nothing if not charming, and The Dewberry Charleston perfectly embodies the quaint city. A comforting blend of old and new, this hotel offers modern amenities like a full-service spa and salon, a fitness center and high-tech meeting rooms in a historic building. Guests can also make use […]

The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2020 Part 2

40. The Inn at Little Washington Although it’s off the beaten path, travelers still come from far and wide to this 23-room inn in Washington, Virginia. The main draw of the state’s No. 1 hotel is its on-site, three Michelin-starred restaurant, which boasts three tasting menus by an award-winning chef, a 14,000-bottle wine cellar and […]

The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2020 Part 1

From tropical hideaways to sleek skyscrapers, these unique properties are the best in the country. Finding the perfect hotel for your trip usually means scouring the internet for hours, sifting through irrelevant photos and reading endless reviews. That’s why U.S. News did the work for you. Using a comprehensive methodology that factors in each hotel’s […]

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World Part 5

Jaipur, India Jaipur’s energetic streets and surrounding areas are full of life as bicycle rickshaws, camels and motorbikes consistently pass through. However, historical sites like Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amber Fort and the Jal Mahal are the major draws. Meteora: Kalabaka, Greece The country of Greece is home to Meteora, a charming and mysterious region […]

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World Part 4

Halong Bay: Vietnam It would be hard to conjure up a more beautiful image than Vietnam’s Halong Bay, with its lofty limestone peaks, jungle-covered islands and turquoise waters. You can visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site for the day, though many travelers choose to visit on a cruise and spend the night along the shores […]

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World Part 3

Grand Canyon National Park: Arizona Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park has inspired nature-lovers for decades with its magnificent beauty and sheer size. This canyon is 277 river miles long and up to 18 miles wide in some places, with dazzling layered rock formations that never cease to amaze. Venice, Italy Venice, Italy, may be overrun […]

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World Part 2

Kyoto, Japan Kyoto is considered by many to be Japan’s cultural center. The city is awash with stunning ancient temples and shrines, beautifully manicured gardens and important cultural festivals and celebrations. The best time travel here is during mid-March, when Japan’s famous cherry blossoms are in full bloom and blanket the city. The Botanical Gardens […]