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To À La Carte or Not: A Change of Heart about All-Inclusive Vacations

Michelle Vale | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel
Michelle Vale

An all-inclusive vacation? It wasn't a consideration for me... ever! A vacation, in my mind, is a chunk of time, where I desire to be whisked away from reality. When planning a trip, I always seek out luxe or unique accommodations, in sunshine-drenched locations with divine culinary experiences.

The World's Most Beautiful Beaches, on Instagram

Orbitz.com | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Orbitz.com

By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog Ever thought all beaches are pretty much the same? Well, think again. Where the view is breathtaking,...

5 Overwater Bungalows Around the World: Bucket List

Priya Vin | Posted 04.13.2016 | Travel
Priya Vin

Spending a few days on the water villas strung like pearl necklaces onto dreamy atolls, seemingly afloat on the turquoise ocean it truly is paradise whether you are on a honeymoon, babymoon or familymoon!

A Guide To Punta del Este for Beginners

Joanna Riquett | Posted 03.23.2016 | Travel
Joanna Riquett

I had the fortune of spending a few days in Punta del Este during the summer, which normally goes from December until March. I had been here off-seaso...

The 10 Dreamiest Beach Hotels

Orbitz.com | Posted 03.23.2016 | Travel
Orbitz.com

By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog Sometimes getting away from it all literally means lying on a beach somewhere, without a phone or la...

10 Less Crowded Spring Break Beaches

CheapTickets | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
CheapTickets

By Dalia Colon for the CheapTickets Travel Blog Spring break means wet T-shirt contests, Jell-O shots and beaches so overrun that you can hardly tak...

A Drive-In Volcano and 4 Other Great Reasons to Visit St. Lucia Now

Orbitz.com | Posted 03.01.2016 | Travel
Orbitz.com

By Rosalind Cummings-Yeates for the Orbitz Travel Blog Who wouldn't love a vacation on a postcard-perfect tropical island? When it comes to the Carib...

The World's Most Remote Places (And Why They're Worth The Distance)

Orbitz.com | Posted 02.24.2016 | Travel
Orbitz.com

By Sheryl Nance-Nash for the Orbitz Travel Blog How far is too far? For some, it's the ends of the earth--as long as the journey leads to the paradis...

5 Best BFF Weekends

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.04.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

When a romantic relationship is on the rocks or breaks up altogether, who has your back? Friends. So whether currently unattached or coupled-up, skip the typical hoopla of Valentine's Day to wrangle best buds and reclaim the weekend for endless platonic love.

Discovering the Thousand Islands in New York State and Ontario, Canada

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.03.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

One of the most memorable travel experiences I could imagine would be discovering a place on the planet of extraordinary beauty that I had never known...

It's Always Summer In Indonesia

Findery | Posted 06.11.2016 | Travel
Findery

All these different societies have emerged organically and there is no way to look at Indonesia as a single homogenous culture. It's part of the magic of the country.

The Nine Secret Cities of Newport, R.I.

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Getting to know Newport, Rhode Island, is -- how should I put this? -- just a bit different from touring around other famous resorts. You were thinking a quick walk-through of The Breakers or another summer mansion? Think again.

America's 10 Best Party Islands

Thrillist | Posted 06.27.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Much like party lakes are all about bringing the fun to the water, on a party island, the entire landmass is your playground. But not all islands are created equal -- you'll know a party island when you see one.

Cool Off-Season Beach Resorts

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Leave your bathing suit behind, and embrace the pleasures of winter at the beach. An ocean view is an ocean view -- and in winter, it comes with a much lower price tag and a certain moody romantic appeal.

Top Places to Spend Christmas at the Beach

MiniTime | Posted 12.28.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Our top picks for where to spend Christmas at the beach include a mix of bikini beaches, island vibes and plenty of adventure in and out of the water.

Is It a Luxury Apartment Building or a Hotel? Hotels With Gorgeous Apartment-Style Rooms

Oyster | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Oyster

These days, more and more hotels are catering to the ever-growing crowd that seeks a home-away-from-home vibe by offering guests super-sized suites with tricked-out amenities.

For My Children's Sake, I'm Learning To Let Go

Stacey Hatton | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Stacey Hatton

The true success of our vacation was that I let my anxiety go and let my daughters experience new things. Watching their freedom is the best feeling I've had as a mother so far.

Miami Summers: Pure Luxury and Hidden Gems

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Conventional wisdom says book a room in South Beach. But if you want a different look at Miami, head downtown.

Best Beach Weekend Getaways

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Summer brings a craving for lazy, sunbaked days featuring ocean breezes and an inclined beach chair. Luckily, you don't need to travel far to stake out your place in the sand: We've collected 18 easy beach weekend getaways from major U.S. cities.

12 Beach Vacations With No Passport Needed

Travelzoo | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Shaded cabanas, bright beach towels, shell-collecting, sunscreen and sand between your toes -- a little sun and beach time can do wonders.

Top Tips for a Family Vacation in Oahu

Fly.com | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Fly.com

Fortunately Oahu offers a diverse range of kid-friendly accommodations and activities -- while still featuring a backdrop of sun, sand and ocean.

9 Gorgeous Hotel Villas In The Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Owning a private vacation home sure sounds nice, but people fantasizing about their own beachside property often forget that owning also means cleaning, maintaining, fixing, the list goes on... and it can end up being less of a vacation and more of a job!

5 Spring Break Beach Escapes for Families

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

'Tis the season when the kids are let out of school and looking to be entertained. Making it easy on moms and dads are these breezy-to-reach beach des...

10 Places Where Winter Never Happens

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.30.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

This winter -- filled with flight-cancelling snowstorms and polar vortexes -- is seemingly never-ending. It's got us thinking about packing up and moving to one of these perpetually warm and snow-free destinations.

10 Fun-filled Friends' Getaways

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Valentine's Day isn't going anywhere, so we singletons (and it's complicated-tons) might as well go somewhere. During the flurry of February 14th is an ideal time to skip town and indulge in some unadulterated fun sans romantic pressure.