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9 Essential Travel Apps

These days we’re inundated with information about how our phones and social media control our lives. Maybe that’s true to an extent, but there are certainly times when our phones are useful when traveling. Travel apps can help us immensely, like figuring out exactly what time the last train leaves Tokyo station to deliver you back to your hotel. The taxi would cost $200, so it’s best to not miss that last train home! Our phones can save our butts while traveling. Here are nine apps you need to have to make your next vacation go as smooth and easy Read More

Discover Your Travel Profile for the Perfect Getaway

The truth is, there are millions of possible trips out there spanning 195 countries. Thousands of perfect beaches, hundreds of old towns, millions of incredible restaurants around the globe waiting to serve you the best meal of your life. There are plenty of great trips to choose from — and then there are trips that are perfect for you. So how do you figure out which trips would be enjoyable from the trips that would be the best trip ever? The simple answer is being honest about what you want and need, and getting to know your own personal travel Read More

August bridal / wedding / honeymoon headlines

Travel + Leisure collects tips for planning honeymoons in Greece Destination I Do suggests ideas for honeymoons in Australia Bridal Guide rounds up its picks for must-see destination wedding venues in Mexico and honeymoons on Italy’s Amalfi Coast BRIDES collects recommended destination wedding ceremony locations from noted “celebrity” wedding planners Couples are now planning their weddings before their engagements This article says the cost of a destination wedding depends on these four factors Guests to this bride’s wedding received two pages of instructions for the event (e.g., eat something ahead of time because there won’t be much food at the Read More

France for Families: Puy du Fou

France makes for a wonderful family vacation. With a stunning capital city of Paris, charming countryside villages, and the beautiful Riviera coastline for summer travel, France often takes the cake for family vacations in Europe. Or rather, France takes the croissant. Or the eclair, or macaron, or opera cake, or the tarte tatin. Regardless of your pasty choice, France will leave your kids begging you to return each year. But if you needed one more reason to choose France for your family vacation add Puy de Fou to your list. This is one of the coolest historic and fully-immersive theme Read More

The Top 5 Snorkel Destinations in the World

Toes in the sand, that book you’ve been meaning to read for the last few months next to you, and nothing but the serenity of the sparkling blue ocean in front of you. Tropical beach paradise. But not every vacationer is happy relaxing on the beach. Some feel the rush of adventure when they set foot in that sand. Some people dash into the water and are face down, staring at fish so quickly that their toes don’t even realize the sand was burning hot. These snorkelers have no time for reading or sunbathing or even swimming without a mask. Read More

The Best Places to Honeymoon in August

August is a hot month. This can leave many beautiful and romantic destinations simply too sweaty to be very romantic anymore. This is exactly when the usually colder northern parts of the planet become the perfect destinations. With a bit of help from our guide, you can choose a location that will not only keep you from sweating out your entire trip, but also avoid the throngs of families on their final hurrah tour before they head back to school for the year. Oslo, Norway When we think of Norway, images of snow and cold instantly come to mind. While Read More

10 Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding in The Bahamas

The Bahamas has always been a destination on the top of everyone’s bucket list. With its tropical climate and sandy beaches, it’s also the perfect place to hold your dream wedding. To help you bring your dream to life, here are some tips for planning your destination wedding in the Bahamas. Pick the perfect island Each island in the Bahamas is famed for its cerulean seas and sandy shores, but there are some  better suited for weddings. Grand Bahama is the most famous, and is home to the eclectic capital of Nassau. This means it has the best selection of Read More

The Adventure Mindset: How it Can Change Everything

 Nobody loves standing in long security lines. Just like no one is thrilled by the fact that most airline seats only recline about four inches. Getting sick on vacation is the worst, so is getting on the wrong train and not realizing it for hours, or realizing it’s a holiday in “X” country and everything is closed for three days.  But people who love to travel, door to door — not just when they arrive at their resort do exist in real life. These people almost always have a great flight, no matter what. People whose trips got rained out, Read More

July bridal / wedding / honeymoon headlines

If you’re planning a destination wedding, should you still have a honeymoon? Martha Stewart Weddings offers answers Here’s a list of the most affordable U.S. honeymoon spots Check this roundup of the 10 most common things couples forget about planning destination weddings Bridal Guide recommends options for destination weddings in the Bahamas – plus advice on packing a wedding dress BRIDES covers family drama when a bride holds firm on an “adults only” ceremony – and when another bride tells a bridesmaid to get hair extensions or else Here’s the result when celebrity chef Ina Garten (the Barefoot Contessa) becomes Read More

A Day in Hanoi’s Old Quarter: From Morning to Night

Hanoi’s Old Quarter Hanoi is a city with a uniquely condensed tourist zone. There are certainly many tourism worthy sights elsewhere, but the Old Quarter is by far the most densely packed area with the sole intention of catering to the travelers tastes and desires.  The Old Quarter is a gem, aptly named due to its strong focus on retaining historic buildings and culture while much of Hanoi is rapidly modernizing. Here, it’s easy to walk to most everything you want within just a few minutes. That is –  once you’ve mastered the art of crossing the street with intention Read More