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I Found the Secrets to Lasting Love on Crystal Cruises

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 01.04.2017 | Travel
Alexis Sclamberg

My boyfriend and I just returned home from one of the most opulent travel experiences we've ever had: a two-week Crystal Cruises sail in the Caribbean...

Airbnb’s New Service Helps You Avoid Tourist Trap Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.17.2016 | Travel

We may never fall for a tourist trap again. Airbnb is launching a new service called Trips that allows travelers to schedule adventures with local ex...

The Last Ship's Lucy Butler: Travel Specialist Extraordinaire

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Xaque Gruber

If there are two things that Los Angeles-based Lucy Butler knows about, it's acting and travel. As an actress, her success spans theatre (Chicago's Se...

6 Unique Vacations Perfect For Empty-Nesters

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 10.12.2016 | Parents

We’re guessing that over the years, your family vacations have included plenty of theme parks, petting zoos and all-inclusive resorts. And your kids...

5 Stunning Vacation Spots In Mexico That Go Beyond The Beach

HuffPost Mexico | Sara Elkamel | Posted 09.01.2016 | Travel

This piece was written for the launch of HuffPost Mexico on Sept. 1. To read this article in Spanish from HuffPost Mexico, click here. A vacation in...

Sifnos - the Lesser Known Greek Island

Rebecca Hall | Posted 07.29.2016 | Travel
Rebecca Hall

Greece is well known for her islands - especially the more 'Disneyfied' commercial Cycladic ones such as Santorini and Mykonos. There are other, smal...

Get An Inside Look At Anderson Cooper's Brazilian Vacation Home

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.07.2016 | Queer Voices

Anderson Cooper may be a lifelong New Yorker, but even CNN anchors need to escape the Big Apple every so often. When Cooper is seeking a little rest a...

4 Unique Honeymoon Destinations Abroad

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.13.2016 | Travel
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

As if planning a wedding isn't hard enough, you have to plan a honeymoon on top of that. I think the goal for most couples is to escape to a private, ...

5 Ways Taking A Break Will Make You A More Productive Person

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel

Americans have a twisted relationship with vacation days. We love to plan for time off (especially while we're at work), but we don't actually put our...

How to Spot a Miracle -- In the Meadow, the Woods and the Wetland

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Falconer Newhall

The San Juan Islands -- water and woodlands. Photo by Barbara Newhall Want to experience a miracle? Take a walk on one of Washington state's San Jua...

Why You Should Take A Beach Vacation, According To Science

Travel + Leisure | Posted 05.23.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

You probably already know that a beach vacation is relaxing, but now there's a scientific reason you should be booking an oceanside escape.

Free Vacation Phone Scams: Don't Press 1

Brian David Crane | Posted 05.09.2016 | Crime
Brian David Crane

Imagine getting home after a long day of work and checking your voicemails - you have one from a woman claiming that you've won a free vacation. She e...

Boss Detox: How to Unplug From Work on Vacation (With Video)

Renne Simpson | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel
Renne Simpson

When I travel, I like to engage in what I often refer to as a boss detox. This is when I go on vacation and completely unplug from work. I don't check...

Secret Vacations Are The Next Big Thing

Marta Napoleone | Posted 04.13.2016 | Travel
Marta Napoleone

I have never had anyone plan a trip for me, and to find someone that loves to plan as much and I do is tough. Never has there been a trip I could just show up and relax on. I found myself asking, when will someone take up the helm and let me play the passenger for once.

The Top Spring Break Destinations, Ranked

Thrillist | Posted 03.11.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock Spring Break really is the great American contribution to leisure travel. A week every year whe...

Santa Barbara Tourism Industry Under Fire by City Council Regulation

Kiley Smith | Posted 03.03.2016 | Travel
Kiley Smith

A new study measuring the impact of short-term home rentals in Santa Barbara County, one of California's top tourism destinations, shows that the indu...

Debunking Myths About Escorted Tours

Travelzoo | Posted 02.22.2016 | Travel
Travelzoo

Aside from some of the stigmas that go along with the words escorted tour, I was excited to embark on my Asian adventure. I wouldn't hesitate to book another escorted vacation or encourage anyone to do so -- it's my new-found favorite way to travel the world!

Why Most Travelers Shouldn't Let The Zika Virus Derail Their Plans

Peg Fairbairn | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Peg Fairbairn

Anyone considering travel to the equatorial regions of the Americas has in recent days undoubtedly been advised of the appearance of an unwelcome new addition to the litany of potential health threats in the region -- the Zika virus.

Winter Weekend Getaways for Every Zodiac Sign

Tarot.com | Posted 01.12.2017 | Travel
Tarot.com

Have you been feeling like winter is dragging on way too long? Then we've got just the fix for you. Relaxing, inspiring, and re-energizing, weekends a...

Here's Beautiful Drone Footage Of Your Next Vacation Spot

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.07.2016 | Technology

It's 2016, and drones are here to showcase your next vacation spot. The New York Times on Thursday unveiled its new "52 Places to Go in 2016" feature....

3 Harsh Lessons For The Eternal Optimist

Jamie Cornell | Posted 01.06.2017 | Women
Jamie Cornell

I returned from Las Vegas last night -- my hubby and I were lucky to steal a long weekend alone for the first time in nearly three years. It was wonderful for us to get away together, but more painful for my psyche than it should have been.

Miami: Sleeping, Dining and Playing Around

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.04.2017 | Travel
Dwight Brown

All it takes is one arctic blast of cold winter air to make travelers dream of warm weather. If your thoughts are turning to Miami, Florida, you're no...

The Most Underrated Mexican Destinations to Hit This Winter

Thrillist | Posted 01.01.2017 | Travel
Thrillist

When you ask someone how their trip to Mexico went, no one ever says, "Eh, it was OK." No. It was either a glorious weekend on a beautiful beach with free-flowing tequila. Or it was a terrifying experience involving Federales and free-flowing tequila. Rarely, if ever, are there any in-betweens.

Considering a Family Cruise

Sally Black | Posted 12.17.2016 | Travel
Sally Black

Client: I am NOT a Cruiser!!!! Travel Agent: What makes you say that? Have you ever been on a cruise before? Client: NO, I just know I won't ...

Why Hotel Check-Out Times May Become a Thing of the Past

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 12.08.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The Capella chain is one of a growing number of hotels across the country that are getting rid of traditional check-in and check-out times in order to cater to today's traveler.