11 Unique and Quirky Cruise Destinations

Venture off the beaten path for an authentic cruising experience. Tap into your adventurous side during a cruise to one of these under-the-radar locations. Though cruising is often associated with vacation hot spots like the Caribbean and Mexico, cruise lines are expanding their itinerary options to include unconventional destinations. To help you decide which far-flung […]

How to Get to Machu Picchu: Tours and Tips for Visiting

Here is everything you need to know to plan a trip to Machu Picchu. MACHU PICCHU IS THOUGHT to be one of the largest and most impressive Incan cities of its time. Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site with expansive ruins open to visitors, it sits high on a peak in the Peruvian Andes and […]

The 13 Best Places to See the Northern Lights

Check the aurora borealis off your bucket list. 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 […]

15 Things a Hotel Concierge Can Help You With

From tying bow ties to teaching local languages, there’s almost no request a concierge can’t handle. HELPFUL HOTEL STAFF known as concierges have long been a mainstay of the hotel experience. Typical duties include helping guests with restaurant reservations, recommending activities in the area and arranging transportation to the airport. But these days, concierges are […]

The Best Travel Rewards Programs for 2019-20 Part 2

The Best Hotel Rewards Programs Taking into account the number of participating hotels, member benefits, geographic coverage, property diversity and the ease with which travelers can earn and redeem a free night, U.S. News determined the Best Hotel Rewards Programs. See what types of perks most appeal to your travel style, and consider signing up […]

The Best Travel Rewards Programs for 2019-20 Part 1

See which airline and hotel loyalty programs come out on top. Reap rewards like free perks, free flights and free nights when signing up for these hotel and airline loyalty programs. Navigating airline and hotel loyalty programs can be confusing. Travelers have to sift through expiration dates, earning and redemption methods, program restrictions and more. […]

30 Beautiful Caribbean Islands to Visit Part 3

Tortola Tortola is the largest island in the British Virgin Islands, making it a major draw for yachts and land-based vacationers. This island is known for popular beaches like Smuggler’s Cove, its luxury resorts and private villas, and its ample historical sites and museums St. John St. John is the smallest of three islands that […]

30 Beautiful Caribbean Islands to Visit Part 2

Ambergis Caye Tourists head to Ambergris Caye for its incredible diving conditions at spots like Tres Cocos and Tackle Box Canyons. Ambergris Caye also boasts ancient Mayan ruins open for exploration as well as ample adventure activities like zip lining and hiking. When you’re ready for some beach time, head to a quiet shoreline like […]

30 Beautiful Caribbean Islands to Visit Part 1

These stunning Caribbean islands will keep you busy and take your breath away. The Caribbean has long been known for its azure waters, tropical beaches and incredibly slow pace that makes finding peace and relaxation a breeze. These 30 islands can help you get away from it all with picturesque beaches and lush green foliage […]

20 Surprising Ways to Earn Loyalty Program Points or Miles Part 2

Spa services Travelers who enjoy pampering themselves while on vacation can earn loyalty program points or miles for spending money on spa treatments. By purchasing a Spafinder Wellness 365 gift card via shopping portals for Southwest Rapid Rewards, American Airlines AAdvantage, Choice Privileges and Wyndham Rewards (among others), program participants will earn three or four […]