12 Top Gulf Coast Beaches to Visit

This southern shoreline beckons with charming oceanfront locales. Fill up the car and head to these coastal destinations for an affordable beach vacation. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful seaside escape or a beach with amenities like shops and water sports equipment rentals, the Gulf Coast – which spans Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida […]

The 18 Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in the U.S. Part 2

Crystal Coast Beaches: North Carolina North Carolina’s Crystal Coast is home to several dog-friendly beaches, including Emerald Isle, Indian, Pine Knoll Shores and Atlantic beaches. Your furry pal is welcome on-leash year-round with only a 20-foot restriction from the water in lifeguarded areas on Atlantic Beach. Grab a treat for your pup and a coffee […]

The 18 Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in the U.S. Part 1

Bring your pet along on an unforgettable beach vacation. You and your pet will have a doggone good time at one of these dog-friendly beaches. Pack up your pup, grab your sunglasses and hit the beach for a paws-itively fantastic trip that you’ll never forget. Many beaches in the U.S. offer special amenities to accommodate […]

What Will Happen to My Elite Status and Points Because of the Coronavirus?

Limited travel due to the coronavirus prompts airline and hotel rewards programs to make policy changes. The fallout from the coronavirus continues to leave its mark on the travel industry. While frequent travelers were initially stressed about canceled flights, now they must also worry about maintaining their status and accruals in hotel and airline rewards […]

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 […]