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Shark Attacks, Nude Beaches, and More Secrets of the East Coast

Thrillist | Posted 11.19.2015 | Travel

By: Joseph Neighbor Credit: Flickr/Robert Dalrymple The East Coast of the US is insanely long: more than 2,000 miles of weaving sprawl hiding all k...

The Most Underrated Caribbean Destinations

Thrillist | Posted 11.03.2015 | Travel

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: Matt Meltzer/Thrillist You feel that? Yeah, that's the first bone-chilling cold of winter sneaking up on you, and unl...

4 U.S. Cities That Just Feel Like Europe

Thrillist | Posted 10.20.2015 | Travel

We all dream of jet-setting off to Europe for an unforgettable getaway. A very, very expensive getaway. But that doesn't mean you can't get the full European experience right here in the ol' US of A. Seriously.

The Best-Kept Secrets In South American Travel

Thrillist | Posted 10.06.2015 | Travel

Sure, the backpackers might think they've got the inside scoop on all of South America's hidden spots, but no matter how many recommendations are passed along on the Inca Trail or in Cuzco bars, this vast continent always has more surreal places to uncover.

The 8 Most Beautiful Places in Massachusetts You Didn't Know Existed

Thrillist | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel

By: Erik Christensen Credit: Flickr/peragro If you're into the great outdoors, nay... the greatest outdoors, then Massachusetts is where you n...

The World's Top 20 Cities, According to That Dude Who Visited Every Country

Thrillist | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel

I've been to a few cities in my quest to visit all 198 countries in the world, and I've written a book about it called 198: How I Ran Out of Countries. But this list is about the top 20 cities that I love -- based on the people, the food, the fun, and the atmosphere.

The Least-Visited States In America, And Why You Should Go To Each

Thrillist | Posted 09.28.2015 | Travel

Even the most travelled Americans have a few gaps in the "where I've been" map, especially when we're talking about missing states. It's a big country out there and clocking all 50 is a bucket list accomplishment. But which ones get passed over the most?

15 Things You Didn't Know About Disneyland

Supercompressor | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel

By: Alex Bracetti Credit: Flickr/Andy Castro Walt Disney's vision of a real-life fantasy world brought magical animation to life when it opened its...

The 14 Best Small Beach Towns In America

Thrillist | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel

Because we already told you about the country's best beaches, and its best small towns, the next logical step seemed obvious: America's best small beach towns (as in, small towns with beaches; not small beaches with towns). Here are 14 of the country's finest.

The 9 Most Exclusive Vacation Destinations in the World

Thrillist | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel

Back in December, we took you on a tour of the most elite vacation spots in the United States. It got us thinking, these U.S. spots are cool and all, but where do the one percent, hot royals and privileged classes from other countries go for a little R&R? Today, we find out.

8 Cheaper Alternatives To Popular European Destinations

Thrillist | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel

We mapped out eight under-the-radar alternatives to popular European destinations, based on the kind of activity you're looking for. Adventure sports, wine tastings, the beach?! These secondary spots are equally as awesome, just a whole lot cheaper.

America's 13 Best Amusement Parks That Aren't Six Flags

Thrillist | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel

Six Flags have pretty much dominated the hearts, minds, and queasy stomachs of Americans since their inception back in 1962. So, in the interest of giving the spotlight to a bunch of other places (that also aren't Disneyland), we rounded up a list of some of the other best amusement parks this country has to offer.

Europe's 11 Most Underrated Small Cities

Thrillist | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel

Say "Europe," and informed Americans will think of "The Final Countdown." Because informed Americans love '80s arena rock. Everyone else will likely envision London, Paris or Rome. But there's a lot more to the continent than its mega-cities.

America's 10 Best Party Islands

Thrillist | Posted 06.27.2015 | Travel

Much like party lakes are all about bringing the fun to the water, on a party island, the entire landmass is your playground. But not all islands are created equal -- you'll know a party island when you see one.

The Remotest Vacation Spots On The Planet

Thrillist | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel

We drew up this list of some of the most remote vacation spots on the planet. A few are difficult to get to, many are the only inhabited spot for miles, and all of them are sure to get you far away from your usual haunts.

Europe's 6 Best Beaches

Thrillist | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel

You know what Europe does well? Wine, food, and vacations. But also: beaches.

What Travel Guides Got Wrong About These Vacation Destinations

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Travel guides got pretty creative this year with their must-visit recommendation lists, resulting in Queens, New York, landing at the top spot in Lone...

The Most Overrated Vacation Destinations, According To YOU

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel

Strong opinions emerge when the topic of overrated travel destinations comes up. Conversations can get so heated that on Thursday, we asked the fo...


Alison Lewis | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Alison Lewis

I am always looking for vacation destinations that emphasize wellness, healthy living and serenity. If you are in need of a late-summer or fall getaway idea, check out my top five favorite places to unwind and renew.

Most Amazing Summer Vacation Destinations (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

This summer we're feeling full of wanderlust and we teamed up with Starwood, the folks behind W®, Westin®, Sheraton®, and six other unique hotel br...