Millennials, baby boomers to spend big on travel: AARP

Millennials, baby boomers to spend big on travel: AARP

Will this be your bucket list year for travel? According to a recent survey conducted by AARP, travel is the top aspiration for Americans of all ages, not just Baby Boomers. In terms of travel spend, Boomers expect to take four or five leisure trips in 2018, spending almost $6,400 on them. Millennials estimate they […]

Top music travel destinations around the world

Top music travel destinations around the world

From Travel Pulse Awards season is upon us, and next up is the Grammys, one of the music industry’s biggest extravaganzas. On January 26, the show turns 60. To mark that occasion, Kayak has just released its list of destinations music lovers need to put on their radar: Places that are not only home to multiple Album […]

Top apps for independent travelers

Top apps for independent travelers

From Travel Pulse Travel apps have become an invaluable tool for globetrotters. There are apps that can book discount hotel rooms at the last minute, snag you a table at the world’s top restaurants and even help you connect with locals offering guide services and insights about their hometowns. To help sort through the countless apps available […]

How to book cruise excursions for less

How to book cruise excursions for less

From Travel Pulse While cruising has long been known as an affordable vacation option for families, it’s often the cruising “extras” that get you. Your cruise fare may include your room and three meals a day, for example, but that doesn’t mean it includes alcohol or dining at specialty restaurants. Worse, cruising might get you to several ports […]

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 […]

Carmel-by-the-Sea provides a perfect, rustic weekend

Carmel-by-the-Sea provides a perfect, rustic weekend

From Travel Pulse One of the most beautiful collaborations between man and nature has to be the seaside bohemian artist village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Located just five miles south of Monterey, Carmel’s groves of live oaks, pines and Monterey Cypress meet the white silky sands of its pristine beach. What began as an artist colony that […]

Sweet Virginia: Explore Roanoke

Sweet Virginia: Explore Roanoke

ROANOKE-Within easy reach of the nation’s capital is another America steeped in history and bootstrap ethics, and welcoming to visitors who take the time to go slow. Radiating out from Roanoke, a mere three- to four-hour amble southwestward from Washington, D.C., and well west of the I-95 corridor, are little towns with names like Floyd, […]

Dallas offers BBQ, Tex-Mex, JFK centennial history as well as craft beer

Dallas offers BBQ, Tex-Mex, JFK centennial history as well as craft beer

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Since everything is bigger in Texas, perhaps it’s little wonder Dallas residents call their hometown “the Big D.” The Lone Star State’s third-largest city by population has seen history both glorious and ignominious since John Neely Bryan hammered down stakes on a small plot of land along the Trinity River in 1841 in the […]

Go big in America’s smallest state

Go big in America’s smallest state

From Travel Pulse Sometimes, going big means going small. Rhode Island provides travel opportunities for all ages with its massive coastline, eclectic cities and cultural attractions. If you are looking for an educational trip for the kids, head to Providence, the state’s capital. Or check out the historic landmarks, wildlife refuges and parks throughout the state. As the smallest […]

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