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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 12.09.2014 | 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.

The Top 7 International Destinations You Need to Visit in 2014

Peggy Goldman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Travelers today want to do, see, and interact more than ever before as international travel continues to grow, and we're looking to the future to those countries that will take center stage in the minds and hearts of travelers in 2014.

7 Mashup Global Travel Trends

William D. Chalmers | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Unsatisfied, I took an even deeper look-see behind the curtain at some rather untraditional 21st century mashup travel metrics, that all point to an even bigger (and better) year for traveler's in 2014.

2013: The Year of the Fearless International Traveler

Peggy Goldman | Posted 02.17.2014 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Despite the fact that travelers aren't daunted by going abroad, they are taking precautions to stay safe -- as every international traveler should. Whether traveling alone, with a partner, or in a group, 56 percent of travelers surveyed said they plan to purchase travel insurance for their next international trip.

Five Noteworthy Travel Trends of 2013

Peggy Goldman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

While many people are choosing traditional vacations, more and more travelers are taking advantage of new ways to explore the world.

Fly Fishing in Ireland: Tips From an Irish Angler | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel

Ireland is a fisherman's dream. All around the country you'll find glittering lakes. Lazy rivers meander through green fields toward the wave-lashed coast. Countless spring-fed streams tumble and rush from high in the wild mountains.

The New Stars of European Travel

minube | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel

Could it be that American travelers are passing over Western Europe's traditional tourist trail in favor of newer, less-traveled destinations in southern and eastern Europe?

We All Want the Same Things From That Family Vacation

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

Sun, sand and happy kids. Just make sure the little ones don't eat the sand. Maybe your family would rather be hiking in a national park or exploring a foreign country. Wherever you go this summer, all of us want the same thing: The chance to relax and make happy memories.

Is A Wellness Vacation Right For You?

Linden Schaffer | Posted 05.28.2013 | Travel
Linden Schaffer

But if you already take wellness into consideration when traveling for business, are you a good candidate for a full-on wellness vacation for pleasure? Here are some things to consider before you commit.

7 Fun Travel Trends For Retirees

Mark Chimsky | Posted 05.23.2013 | Fifty
Mark Chimsky

A total of 10,000 people turn 65 each day -- and many of them who retire want to make the most of travel opportunities. In my new book, '65 Things to Do When You Retire: Travel,' I invited a world-class collection of writers and travel experts who are literally from all over the world to offer practical, inspiring advice about how to have the time of your life.

WATCH: The Most Common Flier Complaint Is...

Posted 02.27.2013 | Travel

What tops the very long list of in-flight gripes? Frequent fliers say a universal lack of legroom is the thing that really makes flying a pain these d...

PHOTOS: 'Vintage' Easter Island

Paul Brady | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
Paul Brady

On a recent visit to Easter Island, the most notable photographic news wasn't that thousands of photos were being taken by tourists at every turn. It was that so many of those visitors were capturing their vacation memories with iPads and mobile phones instead of big-ticket SLRs.

Travel And The Baby Boomer Menace

Andrew Burmon | Posted 04.07.2013 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

That they opened the door for future generations of travelers is not up for debate, but the effects of Boomers jamming that door open with a wad of cash are deeply deleterious.

Paul Brady

Why 2013 Is The Year Of Mobile Booking | Paul Brady | Posted 02.04.2013 | Travel

When Hurricane Sandy caused chaos at Boston Logan International, Gary Swart was hardly the only business traveler stranded by canceled flights. He ...