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The World's Top Couch Potato Adventures

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Travel trends come and go like cruise ships at sea. For a while it was yes-it's-included tours. Then volunteer-as-you-go. The big thing now--hot as...

Going Local - Experiences and Encounters on the Road

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 03.17.2016 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

Some might say that I've been blessed. Born on perhaps the world's most enchanting island of Santorini, Greece, only to be brought to America's cultur...

This Underwater Hotel Wants To Lead The Way In Restoring Reefs

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.14.2016 | Science

When it comes to the future of travel, many experts have looked beyond Earth to the cosmos, naming space tourism as the next big trend. But it turns o...

Merger Mania in the Travel Industry and How it Will Impact You

Jim Pickell | Posted 01.30.2017 | Travel
Jim Pickell

In 2014 over 1.1 billion tourists traveled abroad. That means that one in seven people took an international trip. International tourist arrivals are ...

What Do Millennials Really Seek When They Travel?

Lea Lane | Posted 01.24.2017 | Travel
Lea Lane

Millennials, those intrepid, energetic, internet-savvy travelers prefer partying over cultural pursuits when traveling -- right? They're on social media whenever possible, and grab KFC whenever they can, wherever they may be, yes?

Top travel trends and hot destinations for 2016

Cheapflights | Posted 12.07.2016 | Travel

With the New Year just a few weeks away, it's time for our annual look at some of the trends that will shape where, when and how we travel in 2016 and...

The Most Pinned Travel Destinations Are...

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel

Dreaming of car rides through Italy, or eating the world's greatest street food in Vietnam? Oh, Pinterest knows. The site released a list of the most...

Why You Should Take a Kid-free Vacation

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.12.2016 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

You don't have to go without the kids every time, but there are plenty of reasons to enjoy a kid-free trip every once in a while.

Connecting At 35,000 Feet: The Future Of Inflight Wi-Fi

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If one passenger streamed video, it would eat up all the plane's bandwidth capacity, making it impossible for everyone else to use the Internet.

5 New Brand BFFs That Benefit Travelers

U.S. News Travel | Posted 05.19.2016 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Loyalty programs are nice, but when it comes to reaping tangible benefits and not just racking up points, travelers are beginning to rely on brand partnerships to really move the bar.

This Is What A Trip Looked Like In 2005

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.07.2015 | Travel

Remember that road trip you took 10 years ago? You printed out directions, connected your iPod to your car's tape deck, and depended on highway signs ...

Should You Swap Your Vacation for a Staycation?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

In 2014, Google Trends reported a 10 percent increase in online searches for staycations, or getaways that are close to home, or maybe even right in your own backyard. But can a staycation really replace a vacation?

Checking In And Out Of Hotels Is About To Get A LOT Less Stressful

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel

Waking up is hard to do.

Why Travelers Should Be All About the All-Inclusive Vacation

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Let's face it: Booking an all-inclusive resort is much different than booking a hotel. You don't just get a room when you choose this option, you get an experience. And in most cases, that may have been exactly what you were after in the first place.

Why River Cruising Is All the Rage

U.S. News Travel | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Looking to steer away from a conventional ocean cruise? Whether you're yearning for cultural immersion or slow-paced exploration in hard-to-reach ports of call, river cruising offers an intimate and leisurely alternative to a traditional ocean cruise experience.

The Sneaky New Way Airlines Are Raising Fares

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel

Fare bundling is the increasingly common airline practice of offering different levels of economy fares that provide different combinations of features at different prices. And like so many changes to the airline industry, bundling will help airlines more than consumers.

A Quieter Take on Travel: Introvert Reimagines Group Tours

U.S. News Travel | Posted 05.16.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Does walking onto a packed tour bus send your pulse racing? Do you love nothing more than quiet time at the destinations you visit? Do you hate small talk with your fellow air travelers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be an introvert.

Do Discount Travel Booking Sites Really Save You Money?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Since users are tied to their IP address and booking history on individual sites, travel search engines like Priceline can customize results to show the properties that an individual is more likely to look for, and subsequently book.

Travel Goes 'Boom' in 2015 as Retirees Stay Active

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.25.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Susan Madden, 62, her husband and their dogs plan to travel via RV on five separate vacations in 2015, making the trek from their home in New Hampshire to warmer temps in Florida. The Maddens are just two of the many baby boomers who will make a similar journey in 2015, according to new survey results from AARP.

Why You Should Consider Booking A Trip Through BJ's, Costco Or Sam's Club

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Offering deals on everything from cruises to rental cars, wholesale retail clubs are quickly becoming a one-stop shop for members' travel needs. So why should non-members care?

Into the Crystal Ball: Travel Trends for 2015

Dane Steele Green | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Predictions are a fool's game, particularly in travel, where fads come and go on the winds of a good PR campaign or viral video. So let us forget about fads and talk about trends, those subtler and more substantial shifts in the paradigm that prove to be the game changers.

Seeing Green: Hotels Capitalize On Environmental Concerns

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

While most of us are accustomed to the sign in nearly every hotel room bathroom prompting us to reuse our towels to aid conservation efforts, millennials expect more when it comes to environmental awareness -- and they want it without a price tag attached.

5 Travel Trends for 2015

Edward Piegza | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel
Edward Piegza

The big-hearted interest in voluntourism -- blending socially conscious activities into an itinerary -- is an impulse we're proud to support in a broad sweep of locations from Myanmar to Peru to Morocco.

How Hotels are Capitalizing on What Business Travelers Value Most

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If you're not a business traveler, why should you care? Because this group of globe-trotters is changing the hospitality industry in a way that affects leisure travelers, too.

The One Thing I Can't Stop Doing That's Helped Me Travel More

Tausha Cowan | Posted 04.08.2015 | Travel
Tausha Cowan

If I know I'm going anywhere near Europe, Asia or Africa -- or at least closer to them -- and I will not have the opportunity to return for a long time, you better believe I'm going to take advantage. For me, even a taste of a place is better than no taste at all.