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Before Booking That 'Perfect' Vacation Rental, Make Sure It's Not a Scam

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The bottom line is, no matter which service you use to find and book a vacation rental, remember that it isn't the same as booking a hotel room. Rental agreements are between you and the owner, not necessarily a brick-and-mortar business with accounting and customer service departments.

Everything You Need To Know About Planning A Last Minute Trip

Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel

Recent surveys reveal that Americans only use 51 percent of their eligible paid vacation days and other time off -- which, if you think about it, is r...

10 Caribbean Islands You Can Fly To For Less Than You Think

Hopper.com | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

City dwellers eager to leave behind the stresses and worries of their day-­to­-day lives can't do much better than a trip to the Caribbean, where all-­inclusive resorts, quaint colonial towns, beautiful beaches and constant sunshine delight over 10 million American visitors every year.

The 9 People You'll Meet At The Airport

PureWow | Posted 04.17.2015 | Travel
PureWow

The long lines. The uncomfortable security checks. The ill manners. The inebriation. Air travel is intrinsically unpleasant.

The Future of Access in Hotels Is in the Design

Eric Lipp | Posted 04.16.2015 | Impact
Eric Lipp

Access and inclusion for hotel and lodging changed forever in 2010. That year proved to be a very defining year for hotels and accessibility for people with disabilities. The US Department of Justice issued new standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The 8 Best Food Cities In The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.16.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Travelers love to eat -- that's why every year, as part of our Readers' Choice Awards survey, we ask our readers to rank their favorite food cities around the world.

Slovenia: Travels in Central Europe's Green Gem

Rachel Stern | Posted 04.16.2015 | Travel
Rachel Stern

The tongue-twister stems from the Slovenian word for "beloved" -- an apt name for an often overlooked European country, and its walkable main city, subtly sandwiched in between Austria, Italy, Hungary and Croatia.

South Africa: A Nation at War With Itself

Alex Matthews | Posted 04.16.2015 | World
Alex Matthews

Returning to a city you once lived in (and loved living in) is a bit like spending time with an erstwhile lover with whom you parted amicably. There is so much that still connects you, that remains feels familiar; and yet the encounter is fleeting.

An African in New York

Craig Howes | Posted 04.16.2015 | New York
Craig Howes

There are probably more articles about New York than there are stars in the sky. So I'm guessing you are sitting there thinking why should I read th...

The Top 10 Sights to See in Cuba

Architectural Digest | Posted 04.16.2015 | Travel
Architectural Digest

As travel restrictions lift and embargoes soften, AD's Mitchell Owens heads to Havana, where the mojitos are sweet, the architecture is astounding, and society is embracing a new era.

10 Adventurous Digs That Totally Beat A Hotel Room

Architectural Digest | Posted 04.16.2015 | Travel
Architectural Digest

Make your next trip something truly out of the ordinary with our roundup of offbeat travel accommodations, including tepees in Texas and tree houses in Sweden.

The 8 Greatest Tiki Bars In America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.16.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The first tiki bar, Don the Beachcomber, opened in Los Angeles in 1933; it started a sensation as celebrities were regularly spotted sipping mai tais, eating pu pu platters, and listening to ukulele tunes.

8 Lessons I Learned From Traveling Solo

Elodie Cheesman | Posted 04.16.2015 | Travel
Elodie Cheesman

With a six-week long university break stretching out before me and indecisive friends "umm-ing" and "aah-ing" over holiday plans, I decided to travel alone. My solo adventures in Copenhagen, Budapest and Vienna really emboldened me. Corny as it is to say, my solo traveling experience has literally opened up a world of possibilities.

The Extraordinary Life of Rita Kallerhoff: Could She be the World's Greatest Under-Discovered Artist?

Larry Dvoskin | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Larry Dvoskin

This blog is the second installment of a "Do What You Love: Travel" series published here on February 3, 2015. It describes my road trip to Morocco and how I accidentally came upon Rita Kallerhoff.

When Adults Behave Worse Than Children

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

My son said the most frightening moment he has ever had was when an airline manager in Denver told us, "If you think he's going to die, don't get on the plane."

Cotacachi, Ecuador: A Bit of Everything for Everyone - 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

While I was in the Cloud Valley, having grand adventures through uncharted jungles and drinking mystery sugar cane drinks, Katie and the boys strolled around the town and soaked up the culture.

12 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Crossing the Street in Vietnam

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.23.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

The question, "how did the tourist cross the road" is not a joke, it's a real query from most visitors to Vietnam. To make it to the other side, you need to be brave, focused, and a risk-taker -- just like in life. Here are 12 life lessons that you can learn from crossing the street in Vietnam:

Why You Should Always Know What Kind Of Plane You're On

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.16.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Although some important factors, like noise or smoothness, are inherent to the plane model itself, others depend on how each airline outfits its planes.

Peru: Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest

David Code | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
David Code

Exploring Peru is more like adventure-travel than it is relaxing-travel, but these few tips can save you a ton of money and aggravation: don't hike the Inca Trail, visit Machu Picchu in the late afternoon, and leave Peru's complex logistics to Kuoda Travel and Rainforest Expeditions.

5 Reasons Why Travel and Kind Bars Are Healthy

Hipmunk | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

Kind Bars, chock full of nuts and goodness, can be a better-for-you alternative than most snack offerings for your next flight. Here's why.

Five Money Saving Travel Tips

George Hobica | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

Some airlines and sites have very useful flexible travel date tools. Among airlines, JetBlue, United, Southwest; for third party sites, Kayak and Google Flights are best.

Where do Study Abroad Students Spend Their Weekends? [Infographic]

College Tourist | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Study Abroad semesters come with 17 weekends! Weekends mean one thing, travel. So, where do students go? Here are the most popular destinations provided by StudentUniverse booking data for students traveling within Europe over weekends.

One Picture Is Worth Far More Than 1000 Words

Nathaniel Mueller | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Nathaniel Mueller

Every time I travel I am reminded of a sentence I wrote in my journal the first time I went to Africa. "Never underestimate the power of people who have nothing to teach you all you need to know about everything that matters." This empty classroom, full of lessons and hope powerfully whispered the same.

Festival Style: Life Hacks to Learn From the Boho Girl

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.14.2015 | Style
Rachael Yahne

Even if you don't subscribe to the style or fill your closet with tribal prints and fringes, the bohemian lifestyle has much to teach us in and outside of the closet.

North to South: Touring Argentina's Wine Regions

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.16.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

On a journey through Argentina explore each of the three unique wine regions to discover the Malbec, Torrontes and Pinot Noir that they are so famous for.