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Visiting Roosevelt Island in New York City [VIDEO]

Visiting Roosevelt Island in New York City [VIDEO]

Roosevelt Island is a beautiful and sometimes missed location when people visit New York City, New York. However, Roosevelt is easy to get to from the city and a fun way to spend an afternoon. Here are some of the things we did while visiting Roosevelt Island in New...

6 things to do in Cancun, Mexico [VIDEO]

6 things to do in Cancun, Mexico [VIDEO]

There are so many places that you can equate to paradise in Mexico, and Cancun is one of the most popular. I just went on my very first trip to Mexico, and Cancun was just lovely. Here are my favorite things to do in Cancun, Mexico. Click the links below to skip to...

2-week China itinerary: Day-by-day plans for your trip to China

2-week China itinerary: Day-by-day plans for your trip to China

If you are planning a trip to China, the options can be overwhelming. The country is thousands of years old, and there are so many amazing things to see and places to visit. Unless you have a year to visit China, you will need to narrow down your visit to a few...

Visiting the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica

Visiting the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica

Visiting the Vatican can be an overwhelming experience — mostly because there is so much to do, and you don't want to miss anything. From the Sistine Chapel to the Vatican Museums to climbing St. Peter's Basilica Dome, you could spend days there soaking it all in....

8 Bend, Oregon waterfalls you can easily hike (or drive) to

8 Bend, Oregon waterfalls you can easily hike (or drive) to

Central Oregon is full of plenty of beautiful hikes, and a surprising amount of those hikes have a waterfall at the end (or at the beginning!) If you are in the area and wonder "what are the best waterfalls near me?" - here are our tips for our favorite Bend, Oregon...

VIDEO: 8 Historical places to visit in downtown Denver, Colorado

VIDEO: 8 Historical places to visit in downtown Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado has a rich history full of gold miners, lumber mills, and beer — and their downtown is a mix of that history and modern architecture. There are a few important historical places to visit in downtown Denver, Colorado to make sure you see while you are...

Visiting Pompeii, Italy and hiking Mount Vesuvius

Visiting Pompeii, Italy and hiking Mount Vesuvius

If you are traveling to Italy, visiting the city of Pompeii and hiking Mount Vesuvius are must-see locations. There are so many Italian cities with amazing history, but none have been preserved the way Pompeii has. We have some tips on how to get to Pompeii from Rome,...

Visiting the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee

Visiting the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is a fun place to go to party, for work, or if you're a fan of country music. But the city has so much more than just drinking and music, and the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennesse is one of our favorite things to visit. The building is actually a full-size...

Most major airlines eliminate domestic change fees

Most major airlines eliminate domestic change fees

In August, United Airlines made an announcement to eliminate change fees, and nearly every major airline has followed. Prior to the announcement, most airlines were charging up to $200 for any ticket change on their flights, including cancellations. Delta Airlines,...

Where to stay in Regensburg, Germany: Roter Hahn hotel review

Where to stay in Regensburg, Germany: Roter Hahn hotel review

When planning a trip to Europe, a travel agent suggested we spend one of our off days in Regensburg, Germany, because it would be like nothing we had ever seen. When looking at hotels in Regensburg, Roter Hahn came to the top of the list for many reason. Here are our...

The best weekender bags for women

The best weekender bags for women

I have to admit, I am a bit of a weekender bag hoarder. I bought my first one five years ago, which I loved. But after the zipper broke, I have been buying new overnight bags of all sizes (don't worry, I only have three - currently). It is so fun to go out of town for...

Visiting the Colosseum in Rome, Italy: Everything you need to know

Visiting the Colosseum in Rome, Italy: Everything you need to know

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy is perhaps one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, and visiting is a life-changing experience. But to do so, you will want to make sure you plan in advance to have the best experience possible. Click the links below to skip to...

Atari to launch video game-themed hotels in 2020

Atari to launch video game-themed hotels in 2020

Atari® has announced a series of video game-themed Atari Hotels all across the United States. The first hotel is expected to break ground in Phoenix, Arizona later in 2020. 7 Reasons why offseason travel is the best way to travel The hotels will be equipped with the...

Hopper announces plans to plant trees for every booking

Hopper announces plans to plant trees for every booking

Hopper, a travel app that helps travelers find inexpensive flights, has announced an initiative to plant two trees for every hotel room booking on their platform, and they will plant four trees for every flight sold on their platform. 7 Reasons why offseason travel is...

7 Reasons why offseason travel is the best way to travel

7 Reasons why offseason travel is the best way to travel

Offseason travel can be fun for many reasons — you can save money and avoid the crowds. While you may have to make some sacrifices, there are plenty of reasons to travel in the offseason. Click the links below to skip to any of the following sections: Prices Plummet...

Hiking Smith Rock State Park in Oregon [Video]

Hiking Smith Rock State Park in Oregon [Video]

Smith Rock State Park is unlike anything you have ever seen. Created out of thousands of years of volcanic eruptions, Smith Rock has numerous rock structures, which make it perfect for climbing, hiking, or horseback riding. Here are the things you need to know to...

9 Things to do in Green Bay, Wisconsin

9 Things to do in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wisconsin is known mostly for the Green Bay Packers, but the city holds so much more. The history of the team resonates throughout the town, but there is also nature, food, and plenty of activities. It makes a great day trip from Milwaukee, Chicago, or even...

Where to stay in Venice, Italy: Locanda Leon Bianco

Where to stay in Venice, Italy: Locanda Leon Bianco

Whether you use a travel agent, booking website, or airbnb, you will soon find that there are so many hotels and apartments available in Venice, and it can soon become overwhelming. Because of this, we wanted to share with you the one we experienced ourselves, because...

6 Best places to stay in Boise, Idaho

6 Best places to stay in Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho may be an overlooked destination, but it is quickly becoming a sought-after vacation destination. Whether it's skiing, craft beer, floating the river, or catching a football game — you could easily spend weeks in the city and have plenty to do. Whether...

Booking my first trip as a travel agent: Things I learned

Booking my first trip as a travel agent: Things I learned

I have been a travel writer and marketer for years, but recently took the leap and joined a travel agency. The learning process has been interesting, and intense, but I have learned so much more about the travel industry than I ever expected. Here are some things I...

Oregon’s Tamolitch Blue Pool hike: How to get there

Oregon’s Tamolitch Blue Pool hike: How to get there

If you are looking for a great hike in the Western United States, a Tamolitch Blue Pool hike is an easy in-and-out trip with a beautiful destination. The Tamolitch Blue Pool is located on the McKenzie River Trail in Central Oregon, only about an hour outside of Bend....

Visiting the best breweries in Bend, Oregon

Visiting the best breweries in Bend, Oregon

Visiting Bend, Oregon is any nature lover's dream. With hundreds of hiking trails only miles from town (and some actually in town), it might be easy to overlook some of the other great things the town has to offer. However, in recent years, Bend's beer scene has been...

Visiting Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, Italy

Visiting Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, Italy

Castel Sant'Angelo is a must-see destination when visiting Rome, Italy — but it's not just about the history or beautiful architecture. The castle showcases one of the most amazing views in Rome. Here are the reasons you should include the Castel St. Angelo on your...

Fly direct from the United States to the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Fly direct from the United States to the Amalfi Coast, Italy

United Airlines has announced 31 new international routes for summer, including brand a new flight between New York and Naples, Italy. 1 week in Italy itinerary: Planning your trip [maps and photos] United's new flight is the only direct flight between the United...

3 days in Beijing itinerary: Visiting Beijing, China [VIDEO]

3 days in Beijing itinerary: Visiting Beijing, China [VIDEO]

If you are planning on visiting China, Beijing is a must-see city, for so many reasons. Beijing, China is full of history, culture, and of course, the Great Wall of China. But even if you only have a few days to visit Beijing, you can still see a lot of it. Here is...

Marriott is removing single-use toiletries in all hotel rooms

Marriott is removing single-use toiletries in all hotel rooms

Marriott International is planning to eliminate single-use toiletry bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and bath gel in all hotel rooms. The hotel brand will be replacing the toiletries with larger, pump-topped bottles. Marriott began testing the change in the last few...

The best hotel in Florence, Italy near Duomo: Hotel Pendini review

The best hotel in Florence, Italy near Duomo: Hotel Pendini review

Florence is a beautiful and vibrant city in the Tuscan region of Italy, and because of its tourism industry, there are hundreds of hotels and other places to stay while in the city. So where should you stay in Florence, Italy? Here is our review of Hotel Pendini in...

How to avoid being pickpocketed, according to Rick Steves

How to avoid being pickpocketed, according to Rick Steves

Pickpocketing can be a real issue when traveling anywhere (even within your own country), and no one is immune. Even experienced travelers like Rick Steves, who have been traveling to Europe for decades, has been the target of a pickpocket scheme. Below are Rick...

Visiting the Titletown District in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Visiting the Titletown District in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay can be a fun city for both Packers fans and non-Packers fans alike. The history of the city, as well as the history of the team in a town of barely 100,000, can make a fun weekend to visit. However, in the last few years, the Green Bay Packers have gone...

7 Things to do in Hong Kong (in only 3 days)

7 Things to do in Hong Kong (in only 3 days)

Hong Kong is an amazing destination to visit, and there are so many things to do in such a small area. I had never considered visiting, but we decided to end our China trip in Hong Kong and then my family joined us for that section. We only had three days in the city,...

1 week in Italy itinerary: Planning your trip [maps and photos]

1 week in Italy itinerary: Planning your trip [maps and photos]

Italy is a large country full of thousands of years of history. If you are planning a visit, it would be hard to see everything in less than a week, but I would recommend a few weeks at least. On my first trip, we spent 8 days in Italy, and while it was a whirlwind,...

How to pack makeup in carry-on luggage: 2021 TSA travel size rules

How to pack makeup in carry-on luggage: 2021 TSA travel size rules

If you are taking a flight and not planning to check a bag, packing makeup in carry-on luggage (as well as toiletries) can seem like a complicated task. But if you follow the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) 3-1-1 rule (or the 2021 TSA makeup rules) it...

Delta Airlines announces nonstop JFK to Mumbai flights

Delta Airlines announces nonstop JFK to Mumbai flights

Delta Airlines announced earlier in 2019 that they would be flying to Mumbai, India later this year. The airline has now released details on the flights, which will begin Dec. 22, flying from New York to Mumbai. How to pack makeup in carry-on luggage: 2019 TSA travel...

Packing camera gear for travel: The best vlogging camera

Packing camera gear for travel: The best vlogging camera

Packing for a trip can be full of questions, lists, and forgetfulness. But after you're done packing your clothes and toiletries, packing camera gear for travel is an important thing to do right before going on your next trip. The best vlogging camera on a budget will...

Southwest Airlines receives FAA approval to fly to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines receives FAA approval to fly to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines has officially received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly between the mainland United States and the Hawaiian Islands. Tinder of the skies? Southwest Airlines introduces in-flight dating app While the airline said specific routes...

Use your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan points on Aer Lingus

Use your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan points on Aer Lingus

Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus are teaming up to offer mileage points across their brands. Alaska Mileage Plan members will now be able to earn and redeem miles on Aer Lingus flights and Aer Lingus AerClub members will also be able to earn and redeem miles on Alaska...

7 Best camera bags for travel

7 Best camera bags for travel

Traveling can be fun, and traveling with a camera can make it an amazing adventure. Whether you are a pro or a novice, finding the best camera bags for travel can actually be stressful. But if you do it the right way, you shouldn't have to worry about whether your...

Climb Il Duomo Florence, Italy: Reserve your tickets in advance

Climb Il Duomo Florence, Italy: Reserve your tickets in advance

The best advice I received before heading to Italy was from Rick Steves: he suggested reserving your time to climb the Duomo Florence far in advance of your trip to the city. And he was right: the Il Duomo di Firenze (the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore) was...

Visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Marina di Pisa beach

Visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Marina di Pisa beach

The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy is truly one of the world's greatest wonders. But Pisa is so much more than the tower — so if you are in the area to visit the leaning tower, then you will want to make sure to see some of the other amazing things the area...

5 Things to do in Vienna in 1 day

5 Things to do in Vienna in 1 day

Vienna, Austria has been considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and historically, one of the most significant (especially in the world of music). You could spend weeks there and still not see everything you want, but if you are limited on time, here...

Competing in the Pole Pedal Paddle in Bend, Oregon [2019]

Competing in the Pole Pedal Paddle in Bend, Oregon [2019]

The Pole Pedal Paddle in Bend, Oregon is an annual event, which includes plenty of locals, as well as people who travel to Central Oregon just to take part. Depending on your team, it can either be an easy jog or a strenuous workout! (that is mostly because you can do...

7 Best places to stay in Bend, Oregon

7 Best places to stay in Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon is an outdoor lover's dream, and the town is full of adventure (and adventurers) during all four seasons. But in order to really enjoy your experience, you need a great hotel — and there are plenty of hotels in Bend. Here are some of the best places to...

MAP: This website is collecting all website Wifi passwords

MAP: This website is collecting all website Wifi passwords

If you're traveling any time soon, you know how difficult it can be to find good WiFi — or at least WiFi — at an airport. But luckily, this website has a list of crowdsourced passwords from around the world. The list includes a variety of different passwords,...

How to spend one day in Venice, Italy: Everything you need to know

How to spend one day in Venice, Italy: Everything you need to know

Venice, Italy can be a trip of a lifetime. But you don't need a lot of time there to really experience everything the city has to offer. Here are some tips and tricks on how to spend one day in Venice, Italy: Click the links below to skip to any of the following...

Viking Cruise Lines changes minimum age for all cruises to 18

Viking Cruise Lines changes minimum age for all cruises to 18

Viking Cruise Lines has become the latest brand to ban children on their cruises. When Viking Ocean Cruises launched in 2015, they only allowed passengers who were 18 and over. But now, according to their new Terms & Conditions, Viking River Cruises will also only...

United Airlines to fly nonstop between Washington, D.C. and Tel Aviv

United Airlines to fly nonstop between Washington, D.C. and Tel Aviv

United Airlines will be launching a new flight from Washington, D.C. to Tel Aviv, Israel, beginning in May 2019. Residents in 9 states will need a passport for all flights starting in October of 2018 United Airlines has been flying to Israel for 20 years, and offers...

Visiting the Basque Block in downtown Boise, Idaho

Visiting the Basque Block in downtown Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho is a growing city in the middle of a rural state. Craft beer, food, and culture are taking over, but the history of the city is just as interesting. Boise is home to the largest Basque population outside the Basque country, and if you look hard enough,...

What to wear to The Vatican: Dress Code rules [2021] you should know

What to wear to The Vatican: Dress Code rules [2021] you should know

When visiting the Vatican, it’s important to remember to show respect. Even if you are not Catholic, and even if you are not Christian, you are in a holy place and it’s important to follow the few amount of rules they have in the Vatican dress code. The Vatican’s...

Climb to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica Dome

Climb to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica Dome

Visiting Vatican City can be an exciting, but overwhelming, experience. When visiting the home of the pope, you will want to see The Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and definitely St. Peter's Basilica. But it's not well known that you can actually climb to the...

Norwegian Airlines is flying from Los Angeles to Madrid

Norwegian Airlines is flying from Los Angeles to Madrid

Norwegian Airlines' nonstop Los Angeles to Madrid, Spain flight has begun operation, with prices starting at $195 each way. The flight will operate four times a week and will depart from Los Angeles International Airport and arrive at Madrid-Barajas Airport. Norwegian...

9 Things to do in Bend, Oregon

9 Things to do in Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon is an outdoor lover's dream. With a population of just over 80,000, Bend is located in Central Oregon and is three hours from Portland, Oregon. The town has a lot to offer in both winter and summer, with a ski resort located just outside of town, as well...

Norwegian Airlines to fly from Canada to Europe and Caribbean

Norwegian Airlines to fly from Canada to Europe and Caribbean

Norwegian Airlines will be entering the Canadian market with two new routes: Montréal to the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique This flight will continue on from Guadeloupe and Martinique to Cayenne in French Guiana Hamilton International Airport...

Marriotts will soon have an Amazon Alexa in every room

Marriotts will soon have an Amazon Alexa in every room

Amazon.com has partnered with Marriott International to provide Alexa Echo into their hotel rooms. Marriott ranked No. 1 for hotel rewards According to Reuters, Amazon is looking to expand its presence in the hospitality industry, and the new partnership would allow...

Alaska Airlines to fly between Sacramento and Kona, Hawaii

Alaska Airlines to fly between Sacramento and Kona, Hawaii

Alaska Airlines will be flying from Kona, Hawaii from Sacramento, beginning in December of this year. The flight will operate three times a week and will be the only nonstop flight between the two destinations. Alaska Airlines currently offers nonstop service between...

Delta Air Lines adding a nonstop flight from Seattle to Osaka

Delta Air Lines adding a nonstop flight from Seattle to Osaka

Delta Air Lines is adding a nonstop route between Seattle, Washington and Osaka, Japan starting in 2019. The flight will be on a Boeing 767-300ER, which is equipped with 25 fully flat-bed seats in Delta One, 29 seats Delta Comfort+ and 171 seats in the Main Cabin. “As...

Delta Air Lines to to fly from Minneapolis to Seoul, South Korea

Delta Air Lines to to fly from Minneapolis to Seoul, South Korea

Delta Air Lines is launching a new nonstop flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota to Seoul-Incheon, South Korea, beginning in 2019. The flight is a partnership between Delta and Korean Air. “Delta’s future is global and adding another nonstop flight to the joint...

Norwegian Airlines to fly from Florida to Europe

Norwegian Airlines to fly from Florida to Europe

Norwegian Airlines has announced three new routes from Florida to Europe, including from Fort Lauderdale to Madrid, Spain; Fort Lauderdale to Rome, Italy; and Orlando to Stockholm, Sweden. The flights will start as low as $204.90 each way. Norwegian to begin $79...

Carnival Cruise Line’s 24-day cruise from California to Singapore

Carnival Cruise Line’s 24-day cruise from California to Singapore

Carnival Cruise Line is offering the longest cruise in its history — a 24-day journey between Long Beach, California and Singapore. It also marks the first time the cruise line will visit Guam, Vietnam, and Malaysia on a North American departure. "In addition to...

You can now use Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan miles on hotel stays

You can now use Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan miles on hotel stays

Travelers will now be able to use their Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles for hotel stays at more than 400,000 hotel properties around the world. According to Alaska, the new change is due to their partnership with Rocketmiles, a hotel booking site. "Redeeming miles...

Delta Air Lines will fly nonstop to Mumbai, India

Delta Air Lines will fly nonstop to Mumbai, India

Delta Air Lines has announced they will begin nonstop flights between the United States and Mumbai, India beginning in 2019. "It is exciting to be able to announce Delta's return to India from the U.S. as part of our vision to expand Delta's reach internationally,"...

Princess Cruises ship changes course due to Kilauea volcano

Princess Cruises ship changes course due to Kilauea volcano

Princess Cruises will be changing their itinerary for their Sea Princess ship due to the erupting Kilauea volcano. According to USA Today Travel, the 2,000 passenger ship will skip their stop at Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii, and instead spend an extra day at sea....

Hawaii volcanic eruption could affect tours in the area

Hawaii volcanic eruption could affect tours in the area

UPDATE: The Kilauea volcano erupted on Thursday, May 3. Lava was seen running out of the ground on Friday, May 4, on the eastern side of the island, and residents were forced to evacuate. Authorities were telling both residents and guests to stay away from the area...

Southwest Airlines announces more details on flying to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines announces more details on flying to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines has announced their plans to fly to Hawaii — although is still not saying when those flights will start. Southwest will be flying to four Hawaiian cities: Honolulu (Oahu) Kahului (Maui) Kona (Island of Hawaii) Lihue (Kauai) Southwest Airlines may be...

Venice, Italy to ban tourists from certain areas of the city

Venice, Italy to ban tourists from certain areas of the city

Venice, Italy will be restricting tourists from visiting certain areas of the city during the busy holiday weekend of April 28 to May 1. Non-locals looking to visit popular destinations like St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge will be diverted to visitor-only...

Taking the Vatican Scavi tour: Visiting St. Peter’s tomb

Taking the Vatican Scavi tour: Visiting St. Peter’s tomb

The Vatican Scavi Tour, or a tour of the Vatican Necropolis, is one of the most exclusive tours in Rome, Italy, and maybe even in Europe! This is because they only let around 250 people in each day (compared with the more than 30,000 who visit the Vatican each day)....

Caesars to open 2 new resorts in Dubai

Caesars to open 2 new resorts in Dubai

Caesars Entertainment is opening two new luxury hotels and a beach club in Dubai. The two hotels, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai and Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, are both non-gaming resorts and are expected to open by late 2018. Hilton Honors rewards benefits you never...

Alaska Airlines announces new policy for emotional support animals

Alaska Airlines announces new policy for emotional support animals

Alaska Airlines has announced a new policy for emotional support animals and psychiatric service animals. The airline will follow some fellow airlines in requiring signed document from a medical doctor or mental health professional, at least 48 hours in advance of...

Denver International Airport closes last smoking lounge

Denver International Airport closes last smoking lounge

Denver International Airport (DIA) is now a completely smoke-free facility. According to KMGH-TV, the airport's last smoking lounge closed on March 1, 2018. The Colorado Tobacco Free Alliance launched a campaign to make the airport smoke-free nearly 10 years ago, in...

Hilton Honors rewards benefits you never knew about

Hilton Honors rewards benefits you never knew about

Hilton Honors members know they can get discounts on rooms, and occasionally a free cookie. But did you know there are even more benefits of the Hilton HHonor program? Hilton introduces a new trend: using loyalty points on Amazon Hilton owns more than 5,200 properties...

Why you won’t want to visit London for the royal wedding

Why you won’t want to visit London for the royal wedding

While it may seem tempting to visit Britain for the May 2018 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there are some reasons you why you won't want to visit London for the royal wedding — and why you should just stay home and watch it on TV. According to...

Fly from New York to Dublin for as low as $148 on Norwegian Airlines

Fly from New York to Dublin for as low as $148 on Norwegian Airlines

Norwegian Airlines is expanding their flights from New York to Dublin, Ireland, for as low as €120 each way (or around $148). The airline first launched flights from Dublin to Stewart International Airport in New York State and Providence, Rhode Island in summer of...

Airbnb is (slowly) adding hotels, verification process for hosts

Airbnb is (slowly) adding hotels, verification process for hosts

Airbnb began as a way to find a place to stay when you didn't want to (or couldn't afford to) stay in a hotel. But the company has slowly been including hotels in their list of places to stay, and it is helping the company shed their "alternative" booking image....

Your Wine Flies Free on Alaska Airlines from 29 cities

Your Wine Flies Free on Alaska Airlines from 29 cities

If you are wine-cationing, Alaska Airlines may be the best option for your next west coast trip. The airline is expanding their Wine Flies Free program, allowing Mileage Plan members departing from cities in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho to check an entire...

Europe: Should I rent a car or take the train?

Europe: Should I rent a car or take the train?

So you're heading to Europe and have no idea how to get around? Transportation in a new country can be scary, especially knowing if you should rent a car or take the train. So which is better? Taking a car or renting a train is a very personal decision. There are pros...

Norwegian Airlines launches $169 flights from the Bay Area to Rome

Norwegian Airlines launches $169 flights from the Bay Area to Rome

Norwegian Airlines has launched a nonstop flight from the Bay Area to Rome, starting at $169 each way. The route will fly from Oakland to Rome, and means Norwegian is the only airline to offer year-round, nonstop service from the San Francisco area and California to...

Hampton Inn is most popular hotel for business travelers

Hampton Inn is most popular hotel for business travelers

Business or pleasure? According to a new study from Certify, Hampton Inn was the most expensed hotel chain among business travelers. Traveling for work is a lot different than traveling on your own — and business travelers follow some very similar trends when...

Southwest Airlines may be flying to Hawaii in 2019

Southwest Airlines may be flying to Hawaii in 2019

Hawaii, here we come! Southwest Airlines is planning to launch flights to Hawaii, very soon, although they are not clear whether it will be beginning flying to Hawaii in late 2018 or early 2019. Although they have not yet announced which city the flights will be...

Disney plans Marvel, Star Wars cruise for 2019

Disney plans Marvel, Star Wars cruise for 2019

Disney Cruise Line is planning to launch a few brand new theme cruises beginning in 2019 — Star Wars Day at Sea and Marvel Day at Sea. Star Wars Day at Sea The Star Wars-themed cruise will begin in January 2019 and run until March 2019. The seven-day cruise will...

Delta Air Lines’ pet policy is about to get a lot stricter

Delta Air Lines’ pet policy is about to get a lot stricter

Delta Air Lines' pet policy has some new, stricter rules. The airline announced the new rules for service and support animals, by requiring advanced documentation requirements for animals boarding their planes. "This comes as a result of a lack of regulation that has...

Hilton is hiring 650 new work-from-home jobs

Hilton is hiring 650 new work-from-home jobs

If you are looking to work in the travel industry, Hilton is hiring 650 part-time, work-from-home jobs across the United States. The positions will be in customer care, specifically as new reservation sales agents. Delta Air Lines is hiring 1,000 additional flight...

Track your bag on the new United Airlines app

Track your bag on the new United Airlines app

United Airlines has added new enhancements to their United Airlines app, including the ability to track your bags while flying. "With this new capability, customers will be able to see real-time updates of when the bag has been loaded onto a flight, unloaded from the...

How to visit all the Star Wars: The Last Jedi filming locations

How to visit all the Star Wars: The Last Jedi filming locations

If you have seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, you may be wondering how you can travel to some of the locations seen in the movie. But where was Star Wars 8 filmed? Here is how to visit all the Star Wars: The Last Jedi filming locations (because it's not always easy):...

Useful travel gifts for any traveler

Useful travel gifts for any traveler

Useful travel gifts for the avid traveler in your life can be among the most difficult to find — mainly because travelers generally want fewer things. But if you can find something that will make their travel more useful, or that can remind them of their travels when...

Alaska Airlines launches service between San Diego and Mexico City

Alaska Airlines launches service between San Diego and Mexico City

Alaska Airlines has launched nonstop service between San Diego and Mexico City, their ninth destination from the United States to Mexico. Passengers can already currently fly from Los Angeles and San Francisco to the Mexican capital. Alaska Airlines currently operates...

Alaska Airlines discontinues flights to Havana, Cuba

Alaska Airlines discontinues flights to Havana, Cuba

Less than a year after Alaska Airlines began their historic flights to Havana, Cuba, the airline has announced they will be discontinuing the route. Alaska currently has a daily flight between Los Angeles and Havana, but will be redeploying their aircraft and staff to...

Nude restaurant opens in Paris

Nude restaurant opens in Paris

There are a few sites in Paris that are clothing optional, but until now, none of them included a restaurant. The first-ever nude restaurant opened in the City of Lights last week, to very differing opinions. According to Paris, France newspaper Le Parisien, the new...

It’s easier to get into Harvard than to become a flight attendant

It’s easier to get into Harvard than to become a flight attendant

Delta Air Lines has announced they are hiring another 1,000 flight attendants for 2018 — but it may not be as easy as just getting a new job. According to the airline, it is now easier to get into Harvard University than it is to become a Delta flight attendant. "Last...

United Airlines is adding airplanes with rows of 10 seats

United Airlines is adding airplanes with rows of 10 seats

United Airlines has found a completely new way to make you uncomfortable on an airplane. The airline has announced it is planning on fitting 10 seats in a row on their Boeing 777s. The plan will add an additional 21 seats to their planes. The Boeing 777s are used...

Dutch courage? Alcohol can improve our foreign language skills

Dutch courage? Alcohol can improve our foreign language skills

Apparently the best thing you can do to integrate into a foreign culture is (shocking!) to drink. A new study found that alcohol can improve our foreign language skills. The study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, found that alcohol does more than...

JetBlue is pulling its flights from many online booking sites

JetBlue is pulling its flights from many online booking sites

JetBlue is following Southwest Airlines and is pulling its product from numerous online travel agencies. The airline said the move should lower costs and give them more control over offering "a full range of fares." The airline will no longer appear on more than 10...

This map tells you when take your next vacation

This map tells you when take your next vacation

Planning when to take a vacation can be the most difficult think about hitting the "book now" button. But a new map wants to take the guess work out of the "when" to travel — and let you get to the planning. The map, created by LastMinute.com, runs through each moth...

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America celebrate their merger

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America celebrate their merger

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America's merger is about to become reality, and so they are celebrating with a sale. For only two days, the airlines are offering 1,200 daily flights to 118 destinations across the Unites States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rico, and Cuba for as...

Get tickets as low as $49 during Southwest Airlines’ 3-day sale

Get tickets as low as $49 during Southwest Airlines’ 3-day sale

Southwest Airlines launched their latest low-fare sale, but for three days only. The domestic fares start at $49, $79, $99, and $129 (each way) to a number of different cities. You may also be able to find some international flights starting at $99 one way. The...

United Airlines adds flights to Europe from SFO, NYC, and D.C.

United Airlines adds flights to Europe from SFO, NYC, and D.C.

United Airlines is giving North American passengers more options to fly to European destinations. The airline announce new nonstop seasonal service to Reykjavik, Iceland; Porto, Portugal; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Zurich, Switzerland. The flights will travel nonstop...

Hilton planning to open 100 hotels in Africa

Hilton planning to open 100 hotels in Africa

Hilton is growing significantly in Africa over the next five years, with an announcement of a $50 million investment into the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative. The initiative's goal is to convert around 100 hotels in multiple markets in Sub-Saharan Africa — or around...

Delta Airlines to offer free text messaging on flights

Delta Airlines to offer free text messaging on flights

Delta Airlines has announced they are now offering free mobile messaging on their flights, on platforms iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. According to the airline, the free messaging will be available on all Gogo-enabled flights, and began on Oct. 1. The...

VIDEO: Qatar Airways offers double bed for your long flight

VIDEO: Qatar Airways offers double bed for your long flight

Qatar Airways is changing the way people travel — by adding a double bed to their business class. The QSuite double bed seats are fully reclined and fully enclosed, and include pillows, cotton sheets, and a duvet. And don't worry, you will only be assigned the double...

Florence’s initiative is hoping to teach tourists how to behave

Florence’s initiative is hoping to teach tourists how to behave

The city of Florence, Italy is looking to inform tourists about proper behavior while visiting their city. The campaign, known as #EnjoyRespectFirenze, is a part of the #enjoyrespect campaign being developed by five art cities in Italy: Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome,...

Delta looking to hire nearly 2,000 flight attendants

Delta looking to hire nearly 2,000 flight attendants

If your dream is to travel the world, Delta Airlines may have the job for you — but you may have to fight 99,999 other people for the position. The airline is accepting applications for flight attendants, and in the past more than 100,000 have applied — all for a...

Study: Travel makes us smarter and can help us land a job

Study: Travel makes us smarter and can help us land a job

There is no doubt that travel changes your life. But a study has found that it may actually make us smarter too — and can actually increase our chances of getting a job. The study, conducted by MBA students and led by William W. Maddux, associate professor of...

5 Fun things to do in Portland, Oregon (for a first-time visitor)

5 Fun things to do in Portland, Oregon (for a first-time visitor)

Portland, Oregon has become more of a tourist mecca in recent years, and there is plenty to see there. But if it's your first trip to the Rose City, you will want to make sure to see the things tourists flock there for, as well as a few not-so-obvious landmarks. Here...

Delta Airlines will soon fly nonstop from Indianapolis to Paris

Delta Airlines will soon fly nonstop from Indianapolis to Paris

Indianapolis residents will soon be able to fly nonstop to Paris, thanks to Delta Airlines. The airline announced the new route, which will travel from Indianapolis to Paris' Charles De Gaulle airport beginning May 24, 2018. Delta operates to 13 destinations from...

Marriott ranked No. 1 for hotel rewards

Marriott ranked No. 1 for hotel rewards

U.S. News & World Report has announced its Best Travel Rewards Program of 2017-2018, and has named Marriott Rewards as the No. 1 Best Hotel Rewards Program. "Marriott Rewards is No. 1 among the Best Hotel Rewards Programs due in part to the ease of earning points...

Alaska Airlines ranked No. 1  Best Airline Rewards program

Alaska Airlines ranked No. 1 Best Airline Rewards program

Alaska Airlines has come in the number one spot for airline rewards on U.S. News & World Report's Best Travel Rewards Program of 2017-2018. "Soon to merge with the Virgin America Elevate program, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is the Best Airline Rewards Program for...

Norwegian Airlines offers family-shared frequent flyer points

Norwegian Airlines offers family-shared frequent flyer points

Norwegian Airlines has introduced a new kind of points program. The airline announced a Rewards Family Account, which will allow up to seven family and friends to jointly earn points. The new program is free, and allows up to seven people, including children, to earn...

Fly from Las Vegas, Toronto to London beginning in 2018

Fly from Las Vegas, Toronto to London beginning in 2018

British Airways is adding two new flights from the London area to North America, beginning in 2018. The first, from Heathrow to Las Vegas, will begin March 27 with three flights a week — Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. British Airways will also be launching service...

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America to offer chat and Wifi

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America to offer chat and Wifi

Alaska Airlines is hoping to make their flights more enjoyable by upgrading their WiFi on flights and at gates. The company has selected Gogo satellite-based inflight WiFi across their Boeing and Airbus fleet. According to Alaska, the broadband 2Ku service has 20...

Delta Airlines to expand service from the U.S. to Africa

Delta Airlines to expand service from the U.S. to Africa

If you are looking to visit Africa, you will soon have more options thanks to Delta Airlines. The airline announced they will be offering service from JFK Airport in New York City to Lagos, Nigeria beginning March 24, 2018. Delta currently flies from Atlanta to Lagos...

Delta Airlines to test video chat with reservations agents

Delta Airlines to test video chat with reservations agents

Delta Airlines is planning to become the first U.S. airline to let customers video chat with the reservations team — but it may not be what you think. The new technology will only be used at airports, which likely means customers will be using the video chat only to...

British Airways increases flights from Nashville to London

British Airways increases flights from Nashville to London

British Airways is making it a lot easier for Nashville residents to get to London, beginning in May 2018. The airline just announced that they will be launching service from the Music City to Heathrow five times a week. The new route takes the number of US...

New TSA regulations will have you taking more out of your carry-on

New TSA regulations will have you taking more out of your carry-on

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented new airport security rules, and it could affect the electronics you bring on a flight. The new regulations will require any electronics larger than a cell phone to be removed from carry-on luggage and...

Things to do in Regensburg, Germany

Things to do in Regensburg, Germany

Although not as well known as other German cities, Regensburg has 140,000 residents, and is the fourth-largest Bavarian city in the State of Bavaria. It is only hours away from numerous metropolitan European cities, and can even make a good day trip. Whether you plan...

Best travel ballet flat? My Tieks review

Best travel ballet flat? My Tieks review

Tieks by Gavrieli require a lot of research because they are a big-ticket item. Starting at $175, it is a big investment for most people that buy them — including me. Because of this, I wanted to provide an honest Tieks review to help others on whether to make the...

Countries that require a Visa for U.S. citizens

Countries that require a Visa for U.S. citizens

Because not all countries require a Visa for United States citizens to visit, the concept is a difficult one — especially for first-time travelers. Many European countries only require a passport, and not a Visa, for U.S. citizens to visit. But if you plan a trip to...

Frontier Airlines launching flights as low as $39 from 21 new cities

Frontier Airlines launching flights as low as $39 from 21 new cities

Frontier Airlines is coming back — and has announced they will be adding 21 new cities to their destinations, with fares starting as low as $39. The announcement means Frontier will now be operating out of 82 cities, with 85 new routes. Nonstop routes by the airlines...

Rome bans outdoor night drinking for summer

Rome bans outdoor night drinking for summer

If you are looking to travel to Rome this summer, you may have to cut back on your wine consumptions. The city has begun enforcing strict regulations over the sale and consumption of alcohol and has announced a ban on night drinking this summer. "We don't want the...

Norwegian launches $149 flights from the U.S. to Paris

Norwegian launches $149 flights from the U.S. to Paris

Norwegian Airlines has announced service from Boston and Oakland to Paris, with fares starting at $149 each way. Additional flights from New York and Los Angeles to Paris will also be added. Norwegian Airlines offers six routes from the United States to Paris. In...

Fly from Austin and Chicago to London for as low as $179

Fly from Austin and Chicago to London for as low as $179

Norwegian Airlines has announced service to London from Austin and Chicago, with fares as low as $179 each way. Service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to London Gatwick will launch on March 27, 2018, and service from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport...

Peru changes rules for Machu Picchu to control numbers

Peru changes rules for Machu Picchu to control numbers

Machu Picchu has become one of the most visited South American locations, and the country of Peru has decided to make some moves to protect the ancient site. According to The Guardian, the Peruvian government has made the changes after Unesco threatened to add Machu...

Stream your personal cable subscription in your next hotel room

Stream your personal cable subscription in your next hotel room

When checking into a hotel room, it's always been a given that you watch the TV service they provide. However, AT&T and Dish are looking to change that, by offering subscribers the possibility of streaming their own video services over hotel TVs. That means hotel...

1 in 5 Americans plan to go into debt to pay for summer travel

1 in 5 Americans plan to go into debt to pay for summer travel

Summertime is travel time, and many Americans are not yet sure how they will pay for their vacations this year. A new survey found that one in five Americans will go into debt paying for their summer travel. The poll, conducted by MagnifyMoney, asked 500 U.S. adults...

Norwegian Airlines to fly to Barcelona from 4 U.S. cities

Norwegian Airlines to fly to Barcelona from 4 U.S. cities

Norwegian Airlines has launched its latest nonstop flights to Europe with a series of flights to Barcelona. The routes will take off from Los Angeles, Newark, Oakland, and Fort Lauderdale. Norwegian's transatlantic flights to Barcelona are for sale now, and it looks...

United Airlines to fly between LAX and Singapore

United Airlines to fly between LAX and Singapore

United Airlines is increasing their Asian routes with new daily nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Singapore. The flights will travel between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Singapore's Changi Airport (SIN) beginning Oct. 27, 2017. According to United...

5 ways to avoid getting ripped off while traveling

5 ways to avoid getting ripped off while traveling

Travel is fun, and it's always a learning experience. But one thing not many people talk about is how you can easily be taken advantage of in a foreign country. Even if it ends up only costing you a few extra dollars, knowing someone was less than honest with you can...

Eurostar launches high-speed service between London and Brussels

Eurostar launches high-speed service between London and Brussels

Eurostar has officially launched its newest train, the e320, on the London to Brussels route. The train will allow high-speed service between the two cities, and is the same type of train travelers currently take between London and Paris, which launched in November...

Norwegian Airlines to fly to Rome from LA, NYC, and Oakland

Norwegian Airlines to fly to Rome from LA, NYC, and Oakland

Norwegian Airlines has announced flights to Rome, Italy from three U.S. cities. The flights, which will begin in November 2017, will travel to Rome from New York City (Newark), Oakland/San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Tickets from Newark to Rome start at only $189 each...

Norwegian flies to the Caribbean from Providence and Ft. Lauderdale

Norwegian flies to the Caribbean from Providence and Ft. Lauderdale

Norwegian Airlines will soon launch nonstop service between some new locations this fall, including a flight to the French Caribbean from Providence, Rhode Island. The flight will take off from Providence's T.F. Green Airport beginning in October 2017 and land in both...

Why good customer service can’t save United Airlines’ reputation

Why good customer service can’t save United Airlines’ reputation

United Airlines has faced some major scrutiny over the past month or so, starting with a doctor being dragged off a plane for refusing to volunteer his seat. Since then, any little controversy they have faced has become big news. As a travel writer, I wanted to give...

Unique things to do in Prague

Unique things to do in Prague

Prague, Czech Republic is a beautiful and historical city in central Europe that is full of culture. Whether you are looking to be a tourist or to just set out to explore, the city offers a great trip for any traveler. Here are our top unique things to do in Prague....

Delta Airlines to introduce flights to Mexico from 3 new cities

Delta Airlines to introduce flights to Mexico from 3 new cities

Travelers in four U.S. cities will soon have more options flights to Mexico. Delta Airlines and Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. are expanding their service to create more options to fly between the two countries. The airlines will introduce service between the following...

Delta Airlines to use biometric-based machines to automate check-in

Delta Airlines to use biometric-based machines to automate check-in

Delta Airlines is looking to speed up the check-in process, while at the same time encouraging travelers to check their bags. The airline has announced a new self-service bag drop that will use biometric-based technology. The first four machines will be installed at...

Norwegian to launch $199 flights to London from Denver and Seattle

Norwegian to launch $199 flights to London from Denver and Seattle

Norwegian Airlines has announced it will be flying to London from two new cities - Denver and Seattle. The airline has long been known as a low-cost option to fly around the world, and recently launched $65 flights from the United States to the United Kingdom. The...

Carnival eliminates adult-only pools on seven ships

Carnival eliminates adult-only pools on seven ships

Adults looking for a little kid-free pool time on cruises now have fewer options. According to Cruise Fever, Carnival has announced their adult-only aft pools on seven of their ships will now be open to everyone.

Airlines most likely to offer compensation for overbooking

Airlines most likely to offer compensation for overbooking

Most travelers have been booked on an overbooked flights - whether or not they know it. When you are in an airport and hear that call for volunteers, it means there are too many passengers and not enough seats. But which airlines are more likely to offer compensation...

Take a tour of Iceland by drone

Take a tour of Iceland by drone

Iceland’s beauty includes volcanoes, geysers, waterfalls, and miles and miles of open land. Many who visit, even avid travelers, say there is nothing like it.

Which airline has the best frequent flyer program?

Which airline has the best frequent flyer program?

It's not always easy to tell the difference between the variety of frequent flyer or loyalty programs out there, but a new report by WalletHub looked at all the factors offered by different programs and ranked them. It may come as no surprise to many — Delta came out...

American Airlines the latest airline to offer Basic Economy Fare

American Airlines the latest airline to offer Basic Economy Fare

American Airlines is following United Airlines' announcement of a Basic Economy Fare, giving travelers the option of paying less for significantly fewer options on flights. United Airlines faced some opposition after announcing their fare in late 2016, mainly because...

Emirates to begin daily non-stop flight from the NYC area to Athens

Emirates to begin daily non-stop flight from the NYC area to Athens

Emirates Airlines has announced they will launch daily service from Dubai to Newark - via Athens, Greece. The new service will begin on March 12, 2017. This means travelers now have a non-stop option from the New York City area to Athens. Emirates currently runs four...

Vogue’s top 10 travel destinations

Vogue’s top 10 travel destinations

Vogue released their list of the hottest places to travel, and surprisingly, only one of them is in the United States. The list includes some obvious destinations, and some not-so-obvious ones. 1. Georgia (the country). Vogue chose Georgia as their number one...

Alaska Airlines is revamping mileage structure

Alaska Airlines is revamping mileage structure

Alaska Airlines will be merging with Virgin America this year, as well as ending a relationship with Delta Airlines. But they are confident it is for the best, and are revamping their mileage structure. "At Alaska Airlines, we’re doubling down and remaining committed...

Alaska Airlines to offer free in-flight messaging

Alaska Airlines to offer free in-flight messaging

Although cell phones are still off limits for travelers on airplanes in the United States, Alaska Airlines announced they will be offering complimentary in-flight messaging for passengers. The new service will allow Alaska passengers to use iMessage, WhatsApp, and...

The upside of United Airlines’ Basic Economy fares

The upside of United Airlines’ Basic Economy fares

United Airlines has introduced an initiative to generate earnings while lowering rates for some travelers — but not everyone is happy with it. According to the airline, the announcement of Basic Economy Fares "provides customers the option of paying the lowest fares...

Top 5 most Googled cities

Top 5 most Googled cities

When you think of dream vacations, destinations like London, New York, or Paris may come to mind. But it turns out that the top Googled travel destinations are not the most obvious.

Alaska Airlines adds new enhancements to Mileage Plan

Alaska Airlines adds new enhancements to Mileage Plan

Alaska Airlines has announced changes to their Mileage Plan — just a week after the merger between the airline and Virgin America was announced. The changes include booking one-way travel for fewer miles, earning more miles on international travel, and First Class...