2016’s best & worst cities for staycations

2016’s best & worst cities for staycations

From WalletHub To help Americans find the best staycation spots in the U.S. — and the ones worth leaving home for — WalletHub’s number crunchers compared the 150 largest cities across 28 key metrics. The data set includes such metrics as movie and bowling costs, golf courses, frozen-yogurt shops and spas per capita, and the cost […]

Dr. Beach announces 2016 Top 10 beaches

Dr. Beach announces 2016 Top 10 beaches

From Travel Pulse Dr. Beach has once again revealed his list of America’s best beaches and, this year, Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve tops the list. Dr. Beach is actually coastal scientist Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University who has been choosing the annual top 10 beaches since 1991, following his […]

The 10 hottest under-the-radar destinations

The 10 hottest under-the-radar destinations

From Travel Pulse Many places have been made famous for stunning architecture or extreme natural beauty and, as the world grows smaller, it may seem that nearly all of the most scenic places have surely been uncovered and overrun with tourists. However, despite globalization, there are still hidden gems that remain out of the mainstream […]

AAA projects 38 million Americans will travel on Memorial Day Weekend

AAA projects 38 million Americans will travel on Memorial Day Weekend

From Travel Pulse Travelers are ready to hit the road for Memorial Day, and AAA is projecting that more than 38 million Americans will take a trip during the holiday weekend. The current AAA projections would make this year the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume and the most since 2005. Due in part to lower […]

Why you should use a travel agent

Why you should use a travel agent

From Travel Pulse When you are planning a vacation, there are so many details to take care of, from the hotel, flight and car reservations, to special meals, event tickets and more. Of course, if you’ve never been to the destination you want to see, it’s hard to know what the best options are. The […]

What are the top US cities for summer vacation rentals?

What are the top US cities for summer vacation rentals?

From Travel Pulse The rise of short-term rental service Airbnb has undoubtedly boosted the accessibility and ultimately the popularity of vacation rentals among travelers. Travel search website Hipmunk revealed the results of its second annual analysis of summer hotel and vacation rental bookings Wednesday, highlighting the top U.S. cities for vacation rentals based on data […]

TRAVEL EUROPE: Passion plays along the Danube River

TRAVEL EUROPE: Passion plays along the Danube River

Vienna, Austria–In Germany and Austria river cruising is a religion. The spiritual lift one gets from cruising along iconic waterways and watching the old world go by, castle by castle, can only be described as other worldly. It’s a moment that can still be made, though, with a spurt of imagination and unparalleled comforts that […]

Make your own wine aboard Holland America

Make your own wine aboard Holland America

From Travel Pulse There is a cruise experience that now offers guests the chance to make their very own wine while learning insider tips from one of the nation’s leading wine makers. Talk about the ultimate dream trip for wine lovers! Holland America Line’s new ms Koningsdam—which recently made its maiden voyage—is home to Blend, […]

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