Six steps for planning your best trip ever

Six steps for planning your best trip ever

From Travel Pulse So, you’ve decided this is the year you’ll take that trip you’ve been dreaming about. Where to? The Amalfi Coast?  Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way? Letting the good times roll in New Orleans? Maybe you’re looking for destination-inspiration. However, before you do, or if choosing to plan your own vacation, check out […]

The most-popular National Parks in the US, according to report

The most-popular National Parks in the US, according to report

From Travel Pulse Choosing a national park to visit isn’t typically a popularity contest, but perhaps the masses are onto something. CNN reports on the most popular parks this nation has to offer its citizens and International visitors.The list is a trove of possibilities for anyone considering meandering about some gorgeous landscapes this summer. The […]

Romantic couples retreats in New York and Pennsylvania await travelers

Romantic couples retreats in New York and Pennsylvania await travelers

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Azure waters in exotic, tropical settings are not required for romantic retreats, as hidden domestic gems on the East Coast provide luxurious, pampering spa treatments designed for overnighting couples, who can also wander through fragrant gardens in full bloom while staying at a nearby welcoming, country inn. *** Romantic Escape at The Castle Hotel […]

Jacksonville, Florida, golf culture includes Players’ Club, Hall of Fame

Jacksonville, Florida, golf culture includes Players’ Club, Hall of Fame

ANALYSIS/OPINION: If there’s one thing Northeast Florida is unquestionably known for, it’s golf. In the environs surrounding Jacksonville, the state’s largest city by area (although Miami is the most populous), an entire culture dedicated to the game, its history and its impact on American and world history has arisen on the sandy shores of the […]

3 Family-friendly destinations (that aren’t theme parks)

3 Family-friendly destinations (that aren’t theme parks)

From Travel Pulse If you’re planning a family trip, there are more choices than just the standard – and typically overcrowded — popular theme parks. If you’re looking for more from your vacation than souvenir mouse ears, here are some suggestions: National Parks: “We are fortunate in the United States that our National Parks Program […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello provides peek into complicated president

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello provides peek into complicated president

Author, diplomat, autodidact, university founder, polyglot, governor, president – and also slaveholder. The legacy of Thomas Jefferson, our nation’s third president, presents a complicated narrative when seen from the hindsight of two subsequent centuries of progress. How can it be that the same man who penned the almighty words “We hold these truths to be […]

Flight cancellations are more common during Thanksgiving, Christmas

Flight cancellations are more common during Thanksgiving, Christmas

From Travel Pulse A new report released Thursday by Milecards.com revealed that airline delays and cancellations around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are more frequent than other times of the year. The study from Milecards.com indicates that one of the biggest culprits behind the holiday delays and cancellations was regional airlines serving routes to smaller cities. […]

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