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Finding the Upside in the Downside

Susan Perloff | Posted 11.24.2015 | Travel
Susan Perloff

Are we having fun yet? Yes, because we choose to. We're still on vacation, with cell phones, calendars and responsibilities still at home. We have learned to appreciate the upside of the downside.

Hidden Gems In The Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 08.20.2015 | Travel

Fortunately some quaint bed-and-breakfasts can be found nestled among the beaches of the Caribbean, and our hotel investigators discovered 10 hidden gems during their recent travels.

9 Budget Beach Hotels That Are Really, Truly Cheap

Oyster | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel

Finding an acceptable beach hotel on a shoestring budget is no mean feat -- and it can be all the more frustrating when recommendations from well-meaning friends leave you wondering whether they understand what "budget" really means.

Stray Dogs Impact on Tourism in the Caribbean

Cathy Kangas | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

It is impossible to measure the economic impact stray dogs have on the tourism industry, but I maintain that Caribbean islands have probably lost millions in first-time or even more important return visitors because of the prevalence of stray dogs.

This Is What It Looks Like When Planes Land Right Over Your Head

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.20.2014 | Travel

Planes on Runway 10 at Princess Juliana International Airport must touch down as close to the tarmac as possible, since the airstrip is incredibly sho...

LOOK: The Best Luxury Hotels In The Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel

We've compiled a list of our favorite luxury hotels in the Caribbean so you can start planning what to do after your New Year's resolution of winning the lottery comes true.

PHOTOS: Francophone Spots Far From Paris

Oyster | Posted 02.09.2013 | Travel

If you want to immerse yourself in the French culture, France is not your only option.

Should Travel Writers Accept Freebies? I Say Yes

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Simona Rabinovitch

I rode a teenage elephant through the Thai jungle, partied till dawn from Ibiza to Reykjavik, and joined a Buddhist monk meditation ceremony as thousands of lanterns were released into the sky. Most of these trips were free.

Publishers Push MultiMedia Books

Daisy Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daisy Whitney

2009-07-10-WHITNEY.jpg As the book business struggles to adjust to the digital age, some publishers are testing multimedia books and Web sites for popular authors.