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Why River Cruising Is All the Rage

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.27.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 02.28.2015 | 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 02.23.2015 | 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 02.20.2015 | 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 02.18.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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 02.12.2015 | 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 02.12.2015 | 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 02.06.2015 | 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.

Cheaper Gas Doesn't Mean Cheaper Airfare

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

While the airline industry continues to go through a myriad of mergers and consolidations, travelers have been seeing fewer options for flights and seats as a result. This is taking place against the backdrop of extremely high consumer demand for tickets.

Where Do Travelers Want to Go in 2015?

Fodor's | Posted 02.04.2015 | Travel

Which destinations are most popular on And where are the world's new tourism hot spots? For the second year in a row, we analyzed destinat...

Five Cruise Trends to Watch in 2015

Cruise Critic | Posted 01.30.2015 | Travel
Cruise Critic

Between faster Internet, more options for cruisers traveling alone and pick-your-own deals, 2015 is shaping up to be a great year for cruisers. Whether you've set sail numerous times or are contemplating taking your first cruise, this year promises to be a memorable one for those hitting the high seas.

Wellness Travel Trends for 2015

Linden Schaffer | Posted 02.06.2015 | Travel
Linden Schaffer

As personal health and wellness initiatives continue to gain momentum by leaps and bounds, travelers are taking a stand and refusing to sacrifice their latest lifestyle changes when they leave home.

9 Travel Trends That Refuse to Go Away

Shermans Travel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Space travel. Bitcoin payments. Suites on airplanes. Some trends just keeping popping up on our news feeds time and time again. Some of these are fantastic and others... not so much.

Who Are Millennial Travelers and What Do They Want?

Mark Chesnut | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Mark Chesnut

The term "Millennial" is thrown around a lot nowadays. Roughly, it refers to the generation of people born anywhere between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. It's a big group of people, and they're just now starting to enter their prime traveling years. But what does this generation of younger travelers really want when it comes to hotels?

How to Navigate Your Glamping Choices in Australia

Sherry Ott | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
Sherry Ott

The word glamorous can mean different thing to different people. Being someone who believes glamour is simply wearing makeup, I'm guessing that my definition of glamorous is pretty different than say Kim Kardashian.

Selfie Stands Take Tourist Photos To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel

What are selfie-obsessed travelers to do when there's a beautiful backdrop to capture and a big group of friends to include? Enter, the selfie stan...

Topless Travel Photos Are The Greatest New Internet Photo Trend

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel

Forget selfies and throwback pics, there's a new photo trend sweeping the web: topless travel photos. The trend was started by travelers Olivia Ed...

3 Ways to Make Your Trip Gay -- Even If You're Straight

Mark Chesnut | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Mexico City's gay pride parade is a colorful event where all are welcome. In my last post, I highlighted 5 reasons why gay trav...

Why Gay Travel Is Great for Straight People

Mark Chesnut | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Society is more integrated than ever. Gay people are more openly participating in so-called "mainstream" culture. And straight travelers have changed too. Heterosexual people are checking into gay-owned bed-and-breakfast hotels

New Travel Trend: Theme and Hobby Travel

Dane Steele Green | Posted 05.05.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

This isn't a particularly new phenomenon; it is, in fact, extremely old -- although you may have to broaden your definition of "theme" and "travel."

Is The 'Smoketel' The Strangest Travel Idea Yet?

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Poor cigarette smokers. As nonsmoking spaces become the norm in the U.S. and around the world, it must be hard for them to find hotel rooms where they're allowed to light up.

5 Cool Italy Travel Trends for 2014

Kathy McCabe | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Kathy McCabe

I've noticed a few new trends that are giving travelers more ways to experience the magic of Italy from enjoying outdoor adventure to taking Italian genealogy one step further and exploring dual citizenship with Italy.