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Archive: July 2015
jul 30
Inn on the creek in texas

Stay At These 7 Luxury Inns Under $150

Typically, B&Bs are a better luxury option than their chain-hotel counterparts. Here are seven luxurious B&Bs with rates less than $150 per night.
jul 29
Beach in makena cove with palm tree and waves in south maui, hawaii

12 Hawaiian Words Every Visitor Should Know

Though English is still the de facto language of business, commerce, and tourism, Hawaiian words are often interspersed in everyday conversation—so much so that you’re sure to hear a few while enjoying your Hawaiian vacation.
jul 28
Family Travel

5 Easy Ways To Save Money On Meals

See how you can save a little extra on your next vacation with these tips from HipTravelMama.com's founder, Anne Taylor Hartzell.
jul 24
Mountains near Linares in Nueva Leon, Mexico

Get 'Em While They're Hot! Greyhound Is Offering $1 Tickets to Mexico

Greyhound now goes to Mexico—and a George Washington will get you a ticket.
jul 24
sunrise in Kenya

We LOVE How Kenyans Reacted To CNN's "Hotbed of Terror" Report

A recent CNN story was met by a mix of stirring reactions by the people of Kenya on social media via the hashtag #SomeoneTellCNN.
jul 23
solo travel girl

How Solo Travel Changed My Life (And How It Can Change Yours Too)

Solo travel has changed my life in ways I couldn’t have imagined or anticipated, and if you take the leap, it’ll change yours too. Here’s how.
jul 22
A Cruise ship in the port of Miami - Florida

Got $55,000 To Burn? Try This Round-The-World Cruise!

Is all that money burning a hole in your pocket? Do you have 128 days to kill? We've got just the cruise for you!
jul 20
Palm Trees on La Sagesse Beach on Grenada Island

Going Beyond The Beach In Grenada

The sensory appeal of Grenada's magnificent beaches is undeniable, but savvy visitors venture beyond the sun, sand and sea. Here are 10 ways to go beyond the beach in Grenada.
jul 18
Canals in Amsterdam

WOW Air Offers $99 Flights to Paris & Amsterdam

WOW Air is offering amazing flight specials to Europe this winter. Here's what you need to know.
jul 17
berlin maryland main street

VIDEO: Best Things To Do In Berlin, Maryland, One of America's Coolest Small Towns

Here are five ways to make the most of your trip to this artsy, quaint, and historic part of the east coast.
jul 17

Air Travel Trends for 2015

We take a look at the highs and lows in the never-ending effort to make flying more affordable, more comfortable, and more fun.
jul 16

Group Tours Are a Beautiful Way to See the World

The finest group tours combine the fun of a family reunion or girlfriend getaway with insider-only expertise that brings your destination to life.
jul 15

10 Tourist-Free Adventure Destinations

To bring you the tourist-free experience you crave, we asked experts at the recent AdventureElevate conference in Colorado to share some of their favorite secret spots. Read on to get the skinny on these exotic locales before the crowds show up.
jul 14
Piazzale Michelangelo

What Is Your Best-Ever Travel Memory?

We recently asked several of our staff members to share their best-ever travel memory—here's what they said.
jul 13
Delmonico's in New York City

Mark Your Calendars: NYC Restaurant Week Starts July 20th!

Save some money on meals when you visit NYC July 20 thru Aug. 14.
jul 13

Want a Free Home in Sicily?

The town of Gangi, Sicily, is giving away its empty houses. Yes, it's a good deal, but it's not quite as simple as it sounds.
jul 10
Mount Fuji

The Top of Mount Fuji Now Has Free Wi-Fi

Selfie time! Climbers will be able to broadcast their achievements via social media and email from the mountain's summit.
jul 10

Mountain Lion Plays "Tourist" in San Francisco

Of the millions of annual visitors to the City by the Bay, this one's definitely walking on the wild side.
jul 09
boat shed and palm trees on the beach in cuba

Carnival Cruise Lines Will Start Sailing To Cuba In 2016

As of May 2016, Carnival Corporation's new brand of ships, Fathom, will be sailing to Cuba as part of their move toward creating more meaningful cultural experiences between the American and Cuban people.
jul 08
Flight Anxiety Marquee

Flight Attendants’ Tips for Sleeping Well on a Plane

Flight attendants have unique insight into what works, and what doesn’t, in the quest to get some mile-high shuteye. Here are their best tips.
jul 07

VIDEO: Top Tips for Hitting the Road This Summer

Summer is all about getting away from it all, and we can think of no better way to do that than by escaping into nature with friends and family.
jul 07
Road Trip From The Front WIndow

What Music Is On Your Ultimate Summer Road Trip Playlist?

Whether you're dreaming up an epic cross-country road trip this summer, gearing up for a drive through the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota, or touring the amazing national parks and state parks of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona, here are some of your favorite tunes to jam out to along the way.
jul 06

Greece 2015: What Every Traveler Must Know

If you’re asking yourself “to go or not to go?” you’re not alone. Here, the latest on what Greece’s rejection of Europe’s bailout offer means to travelers.
jul 02
Montréal International Jazz Festival

Summer Festivals: Montréal & Québec City

We've got Canada on the brain, especially after hearing about these three festivals happening this summer just a 90-minute flight from NYC. Here's why they deserve a spot on your travel radar.
jul 01

Honeymoon Smackdown: Which Destination Will Reign Supreme?

Help this procrastinating travel editor choose her perfect honeymoon destination...before it's too late.
jul 01

Join Our Ultimate Travel Bucket List Twitter Chat Monday, July 6th, at 1pm EST!

We're hosting a #BT_Chat Monday, July 6th, at 1 p.m. EST all about the ultimate travel bucket list. Join us!

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