Vacation booking sees jump in January, travel expert says

Vacation booking sees jump in January, travel expert says

Admit it, you’d rather be on a tropical island drinking a pina colada (and/or getting caught in the rain). It’s never too early to plan for your vacation, and HomeAway.com is giving other services like Airbnb a run for their money when it comes to finding roomy accommodations for well-deserved holidays away from the office. […]

Saving on travel in 2017

Saving on travel in 2017

From Travel Pulse The New Year has presented a lot of “unprecedented” things, and travel is going to be one of them. A less expensive Britain and the “Wild West” of airfares are some of them, says a report in The New York Times, which also reports on some of the most up-to-date ways to […]

Memphis and northern Mississippi show birth, maturing of the blues

Memphis and northern Mississippi show birth, maturing of the blues

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Memphis has many nicknames: Bluff City, Barbecued Pork Capital of the World, Home of the Blues. But whatever you wish to call Tennessee’s largest city, which sits astride the Mississippi, its treasures of music, history, food and culture are there to see if you just know where to look. It was here that the […]

Travel agent advice for first-time travelers

Travel agent advice for first-time travelers

From Travel Pulse In 2017, some travelers will be flying or cruising for the first time in their lives. If you don’t know what you’re doing, traveling can be very overwhelming and even intimidating, so we asked travel agents for some advice to get you going on the right foot: Know your budget: “My best […]

Portugal offers places of peace

Portugal offers places of peace

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Travel typically evokes visions: postcard images of lush landscapes, magnificent monuments, museum masterpieces or flamboyant festivals. When our senses become overwhelmed with the spectacular sights, savory tastes and spicy scents of a foreign journey, it’s important to also take time to simply sit back and become enveloped in quiet “soundscapes.” For lower volumes can […]

Travel stocking stuffers

Travel stocking stuffers

Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one is like looking for a bug in a bog. There are millions of possibilities but none is THE ONE. Travel, unlike robotic vacuums and power blenders, is the one gift that cannot disappoint. It’s always in season, moldable to any style or desire, and always draws […]

Bern, Switzerland’s picturesque capital, offers a feast to the senses

Bern, Switzerland’s picturesque capital, offers a feast to the senses

Switzerland is a feast for the eyes. Look anywhere and there’s something to take your breath away – the majesty of the snow-capped Alps, a pristine lake or a meadow where cows share their space with wild flowers. Villages from storybooks and red-roofed towns abound. The occasional evidence of industry in the valleys and apartment […]

Jamaica poised for third straight year of record visitor arrivals

Jamaica poised for third straight year of record visitor arrivals

From Travel Pulse Jamaica is one of several Caribbean nations that will end 2016 with strong year-over-year tourism growth and a sunny forecast of continued visitor increases. Significant increases in hotel capacity and airline seats dedicated to the destination will generate a six percent visitor arrivals increase in 2017 following two straight years of record […]

These are the US cities to visit this Christmas

These are the US cities to visit this Christmas

Just because Christmas is a great time to spend with family members doesn’t necessarily mean all that quality time has to be spent at home, especially when there are so many places right here in the United States that go above and beyond to exemplify the holiday spirit. Plenty of towns and cities all over […]