America’s hottest holiday attractions

America’s hottest holiday attractions

From Travel Pulse Arizona may be home to the hottest attraction in the U.S. this holiday season but Nashville, Tennessee is overflowing with trendy points of interest. According to TripAdvisor’s latest Seasonal Attractions Trend Index, the beloved Grand Canyon South Rim is once again the top trending U.S. attraction, boasting a 45 percent year-over-year increase in traffic based on […]

Amtrak is rolling along right now

Amtrak is rolling along right now

From Travel Pulse As Amtrak officials prepare for a busy Thanksgiving holiday travel rush, the company recently posted record ridership, revenue and earnings for the last fiscal year. In the 2017 fiscal year, Amtrak boasted 31.7 million passenger trips, an increase of 1.5 percent from the previous year. The rail company also revealed it generated $3.2 billion in total […]

How not to get bumped during the holidays

How not to get bumped during the holidays

From Travel Pulse This holiday season is certainly shaping up to be a busy one. Though the best times to buy a flight is toward the end of August, planning began ramping up in early September. With plane seats selling at a premium for holiday travelers, seats are the one thing that passengers are least likely to want to give […]

Richmond, Virginia, shows history from colonial times through Civil War to contemporary foodie city

Richmond, Virginia, shows history from colonial times through Civil War to contemporary foodie city

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Richmond, Virginia, but 90 miles from Washington, D.C., was once the capital of the nascent Confederacy. From this city on the James River, perhaps it isn’t difficult to imagine Jefferson Davis – the one and only leader of the Confederate States of America – glaring through a spyglass across the Virginia miles up north […]

Stylish La Jolla in Southern California

Stylish La Jolla in Southern California

Travelers heading to Southern California can build a little offbeat style into their stay by hubbing in La Jolla, an easy 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego. The city of about 50,000 has the sunshine and surf and exquisite seaside village appeal and has maintained its luster through a century of changes along the […]

Ski Norway without ever leaving the house

Ski Norway without ever leaving the house

From Travel Pulse There are scores of reasons to take a ski trip to Norway. For starters, there are the cozy villages, splendid slopes and the lively apres ski scene—All of which are made infinitely better by the fact you might just spot the Northern Lights dancing overhead at night. But what if you can’t make the trip […]

Saudi Arabia wants to be a tourist destination

Saudi Arabia wants to be a tourist destination

From Travel Pulse Saudi Arabia is swiftly transforming itself into a destination that is more open to mainstream tourism. “Tourist visas will be introduced soon,” Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage president Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz told a press conference on Monday. He added that a system has been established for […]

The perfect time to visit Mexico is now

The perfect time to visit Mexico is now

From Travel Pulse Despite being impacted by multiple earthquakes and hurricanes in recent months, Mexico is open for business. Last month, Mexican tourism officials reassured travelers that airports, attractions and accommodations were operational while encouraging visitors to keep their plans in place. The Mexico Tourism Board reiterated that point Monday, confirming that all of the nation’s destinations are open and operating normally. The board […]

The best places to go in 2018

The best places to go in 2018

From Travel Pulse Lonely Planet has released its Best of 2018 list of places to travel in the coming year. Travelers around the world turn to the list of top countries to compose their travel wish lists. But the list highlights top cities, regions and budget travel destinations as well. Earning the accolade for top city next […]

Alaska Railroad expanding winter train service

Alaska Railroad expanding winter train service

From Travel Pulse The Alaska Railroad announced it will expand service for its increasingly popular Aurora Winter Train. The expanded Alaska Railroad service will provide travelers with more options to ride the rails during the holiday season, throughout late February and into early March. In addition, the rail company is offering a new winter day trip from Fairbanks to Denali […]

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