Instead of hibernating when the colder climates arrive, book a European vacation between November and March to save big bucks and explore without the swell of summer crowds.
You can get to some of the world's most historic and significant places, including lots of UNESCO World Heritage sites, both in traditional cruise ports and through longer land-based extensions.
So my first cruise -- a weeklong Bermuda cruise sailing on Norwegian Dawn -- wasn't perfect (credit the rain, a couple lackluster shows and several canceled activities), but it was pretty great.
River cruising has quickly become one of the fastest growing trends in the cruise industry. With smaller ships that are able to navigate through inland waterways, river cruises often dock in the heart of cities and villages, allowing for seamless exploration of places that large ocean carriers could never reach.
Twilight Wish, a nonprofit focused on the needs -- and desires -- of low-income senior citizens, is the first national wish granting organization specifically aimed at the elderly.
Your vacation will remain more pleasurable when you enjoy your food without being stuffed. You'll sleep better, feel terrific, and be energetic and lively throughout the entire trip.
The phrase "adventure travel" has a bit of an image problem. For many, it conjures only images of climbing mountains, diving into underwater caverns, and, well, aching muscles. But when we asked ourselves what kinds of adventures belong on everyone's travel list, we cast a much wider net.
Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. (Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Ka...
It's like a floating city! These days cruise ships come equipped with shopping malls, water slides, midnight buffets, theaters and even ice skating rinks. And when you know the tricks to saving big bucks, you can score the cruise of your dreams at an affordable price this time of year.
Cruising into Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour is a treat. Photo by Seabourn. Best For Couples or friends traveling in pairs who like customized servic...
No one wants to admit it, but sometimes a vacation doesn't get off to a good start. But when you're on a cruise, you're stuck for its duration, so it'...
Celebrity's Solstice-class cruise ships have a stellar reputation for good reason: From a library that's as sexy as a lounge, to plenty of actually loungy spaces, this is a seriously well-designed ship.
During my 20 years of work (fun) in the travel industry, I have sold travel to a broad spectrum of travelers and read evaluations from over 10,000 travelers. Am I qualified to predict the future? Not at all, but I will share my observations anyway.
Back on the ship, I ate, drank and yes, I even played bingo with some of the most colorful characters I've ever met -- the kind of characters Chatwin might have written about had he ever sailed around Patagonia.
2. Save 25 percent on Memorial Weekend flights. Fly on Saturday morning (instead of Friday) and return on Tuesday (rather than Monday). While holiday-weekend airfares are rising, they're still probably cheaper than the high domestic summer fares that will kick in around June 8.
A specialty of France's Bordeaux region, this cake's moist center and caramelized shell originated with the wine makers of the area, who used egg whites to remove sediment from red wine barrels. The locals crafted the cake to use the leftover egg yolks.