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10 Hotel Water Parks Your Kids Will LOVE

Oyster | Posted 01.28.2015 | Travel
Oyster

With much of the United States in the throes of cold temperatures and icy snow, a weekend at a water park is just what the doctor ordered for families...

A How-To for Carry-On

Dane Steele Green | Posted 01.28.2015 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

I consulted David Perry, a fellow traveler writer and friend of mine who has even less space to work with. Since his laptop goes with him as the personal item, he has to pack his camera into his carry-on, leaving him with a nook just 14 inches wide, nine long, seven deep. This guy gets creative.

Escape the Winter Blues in Turks and Caicos

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 01.28.2015 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

While there are lots of options in the Caribbean, the islands of Turks and Caicos (TCI) remain a popular choice among the luxury travelers looking for a winter getaway.

Instagram Envy: Grand Wailea, Maui

David Duran | Posted 01.28.2015 | Travel
David Duran

Now when visiting Hawaii, it's pretty hard to take a bad photo of all the island beauty, but sometimes...you don't even need to leave your hotel to get those photos that will cause pure envy.

Is That Travel Review Fake or Untrustworthy? Here's How to Tell

Shermans Travel | Posted 01.28.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

We'll admit it. When we're planning a vacation, we can't resist reading peer-based reviews on sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp. While incredibly valuable, unfortunately, some of the reviews are biased, and others are outright fake.

The Differences Between The U.S. And Italy From A Lover Of Both

Lisa Condie | Posted 01.28.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Cruising at 40,000+ feet above the Atlantic Ocean, I feel strangely at peace. Halfway between the two places I call home, I want to hover here for a while. It's the place where I don't feel torn, neither heading towards, nor leaving behind, the places and people I love.

Here's Some Undeniable Proof That Tahiti Is, In Fact, Paradise

Posted 01.28.2015 | Travel

This time of year is the ultimate challenge for those of us who suffer from wanderlust: The holidays are over, but the frost is still sticking. Spring...

How to Travel During a Snowpocalypse

Map Happy | Posted 01.27.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Unfortunately, Arctic dogsledding is not an option for most travelers this week. Here's what to do if Winter Storm Juno has you trapped under her cold, icy thumb.

Cosy Country Getaways: Australia's 10 Best Hidden Gems

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 01.27.2015 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

Australia is about so much more than its major city centers - from beaches to deserts, it lays claim to some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on the planet.

8 Tips to Protect Your Trip From Mother Nature

IndependentTraveler.com | Posted 01.27.2015 | Travel
IndependentTraveler.com

Inclement weather can affect air travel in any season, even on the clearest of days. Whether it's high winds, rain, sleet or snow, each year brings a slew of delays that could severely cramp your travel plans.

5 Easy Places to Feel Like a Backpacking God

Dan Miles | Posted 01.27.2015 | Travel
Dan Miles

Who hasn't wanted to break loose with nothing but a backpack? But what if you can't just quit your job to go and sell coconut jewelry on a beach? Where can you get maximum traveling kudos for minimum outlay of time and energy?

Snow Zen

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

Every winter could use a blizzard. Not for the lines for groceries or the hard commutes and cold weather faced by those outside, but as a reminder of our priorities.

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Jinna Yang | Posted 01.27.2015 | Travel
Jinna Yang

Where are you hoping to travel to in 2015? Here are 15 surreal destinations to consider.

Take Me Back to Warm Miami

Judi Freedman | Posted 01.27.2015 | Miami
Judi Freedman

Since I don't have any plans to visit soon, all I can do is drink hot cocoa and reminisce about the wonderful vacation that my boyfriend L and I took to South Beach this past November.

Best Hotels In The USA 2015

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.27.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Quite a few newcomers cracked the top 10 list this year, thanks in part to their improved ratings among travelers and additional industry accolades.

The Craziest Places to Stay on Vacation

PureWow | Posted 01.27.2015 | Travel
PureWow

Sure, you can always book a hotel or an Airbnb rental, but there will come a time when you might want to shack up in a truly unique abode. And for that, we've got you covered.

America's Best Cities for Singles (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The winning cities in the singles-scene category excel in the off-hours, ranking highly for nightclubs, dive bars, and even great diners, where you might lock eyes with someone over a late-night order of fries. But the most singles-friendly cities also put a creative spin on conventional meet-up spots.

Staying in and Dining out in Vienna

John Mariani | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel
John Mariani

Just about every restaurant in Vienna has a menu provided in English.

The Art of Family Travel

Cliff Hsia | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Then imagine taking your family and all your things to travel through different countries, living in different places, eating different foods, and trying to keep your sanity as parents along the way.

The Most Romantic Places to Spend Valentine's Day

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

In this idyllic archipelago in the Indian Ocean, stay on an exclusive private island, such as Desroches or Denis, for an unrivalled island escape.

This Flight Is Just The Ticket

Martha Lufkin | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty
Martha Lufkin

I recently had the pleasure of taking an overseas trip, and enjoyed the flight so much that when I got home, I wanted another. I talked to some friends, and after we all lamented that another vacation wasn't in the budget for any of us, I decided to host a plane trip right in my house.

Middle Australia, a Trip for All Senses - Part One

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

It's rough. The soil is hard and red, soft and warm at the same time. The shades of the rock are not really calming at all, nothing refreshing like the shade of a tree or a market umbrella. This is the center of Australia, this is aboriginal Uluru.

The Travel Industry Loses Its Way In A Blizzard

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

As the snow falls today, maybe in a quiet moment, the managers who create and enforce these draconian policies should ask themselves: Why don't we do this more often? Why don't we show our customers a little more compassion?

I Am a Muslim and My First Trip Abroad Was to Israel

Aisha Subhan | Posted 01.26.2015 | World
Aisha Subhan

During my time in Israel, I refused to accept that our values are different, that peace is not possible. I witnessed the similarities of our values and the compatibility of our nature. We must relinquish fear and retain hope. In doing so, coexistence is near.

Turn Left at the Oyster Festival!
A Festival a Month for 2015

Natalie Compagno | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

Great festivals are conducive to great travel. They are mankind at its best - free-spirited and welcoming. They also offer countless opportunities for the unexpected. Here is a festival a month to put on your calendar for 2015. And don't worry, January's festival doesn't start until the end of the month, there is still time to get to all of them.