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I’ve Been to Every Country in the World—Here’s How It Made Me Wiser

While very few people are able to travel the world quite like this, these lessons can change your perspective in some important ways

This Is the No. 1 Trending Vacation Destination in the U.S.—and You’ll Want to Book a Trip The...

Can you guess which Tripadvisor favorite will be the buzziest destination of 2024?


9 Best Culinary Cruises for the Most Delicious Trip You’ll Ever Take

From onboard menus crafted by celebrity chefs to foodie-based excursions at the world’s most amazing ports, these culinary cruises will...


I Have a Disability—Here’s Why Small-Ship Cruising Is an Ideal Way to Travel

As a traveler with a disability, I have always avoided cruises. This expedition-style small-ship cruise changed my mind.


The Surprising Reason You Shouldn’t Bring Camouflage Clothing on a Cruise

Sailing the Caribbean? Consider leaving those camouflage threads at home. Here's what you need to know.

18 Best Places to Travel in 2024

Get your suitcase ready, because we came up with the definitive list of the best places to travel this year....


I’m a Gen Zer and I Found the Perfect Cruise

This nontraditional sailing was a perfect fit for me as a 20-something

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20 Best Places to Travel in 2023

We're calling it: 2023 is the year travel returns in a big way, and we've found all the best places...


12 Best Mediterranean Cruises for Exploring Europe’s Hottest Destinations

Have your heart set on a Mediterranean cruise but don't know where to begin? This list will point your cruise...


The Best Time to Visit Greece, According to a Local

From ancient sites to awe-inspiring islands, there's a lot to love about this Mediterranean country. A local explains the best...


The Best Places to See the Northern Lights for the Experience of a Lifetime

From Alaska and the Arctic to the Lower 48 and European escapes, here's where to see the northern lights this...

Why Adventures by Disney Makes the Best Vacations—for Adults

No, Mickey doesn't drive the bus, but Disney magic does turn these global trips into amazing getaways for travelers of...


13 Best Winter Vacations in the U.S. You’ll Want to Book Now

Whether you love sandy beaches or prefer snowy mountains, these winter vacation ideas will get you dreaming of a cold-weather...


We Tried Saying Yes to Everything on Vacation—Here’s How It Pushed Us Out of Our Comfort Zone

What started out as a way to get my son to try new foods opened up a world of adventure...


10 Adventure Vacations for Explorers of All Ages

You don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to shake things up. These adventure vacations offer just the right...


New Report: This Is the Top-Rated Tourist Attraction in the U.S.—and It’s Completely Free!

From an urban oasis to slices of history, these are the top U.S. attractions as rated by American travelers—and most...

11 Best Warm Winter Getaways to Escape the Cold

Leave your coat at home! These warm places to visit in December turn up the heat when you need a...


The 10 Best Trips for Seniors and Retirees Who Love to Travel

Over 60 and ready for an adventure? These cities are the best in the world for trips for seniors.


10 Top All-Inclusive Resorts in Cabo for a Gorgeous West Coast Getaway

Whether you're traveling with the entire family or your better half, the best Cabo all-inclusive resorts have something special for...


This Is the No. 1 Trending Vacation Destination in the U.S.

Which sunny vacation spot is getting the most attention this fall? You might be surprised by the lesser-known trending seaside...


10 Best Riviera Maya Resorts for the Dreamiest Vacation South of the Border

Whether you prefer expansive all-inclusives or secluded wellness-centric stays, there's a Riviera Maya resort that will meet your travel taste


The Best Time to Visit New Orleans, According to a Frequent Visitor

You can let the good times roll any time of the year in the Big Easy, but there is...


The Best Time to Visit Scotland for Better Weather and Stargazing

From island-hopping and hiking to stargazing and Northern Lights hunting, here's info on the best time to visit Scotland, depending...


11 Polite Habits Cruise Workers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Your intentions may be good, but these “kind gestures” on cruises aren’t as kind as you think they are


How to Experience the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, According to People Who Have Been There

From the highest peaks to the deepest chasms, the 7 natural wonders of the world will make you want to...

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9 Last-Minute Vacations You Can Still Take This Summer

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn't mean there isn't time for one more trip—even if you're on a...


The Best State Fair in All 50 States

State fairs and festivals are an American pastime. Wherever you go in the USA, a fair or a festival's a...


10 Rude Camping Habits You Need to Stop ASAP

Sometimes we miss the mark when trying to do right at the campsite. Here are some common missteps campers should...


I Use a Wheelchair, and These Are the 5 Best Accessible Vacations I’ve Ever Taken

Beaches, big cities and back-to-nature escapes—these inclusive adventures prove disabled travel isn't impossible and offer unforgettable moments that transcend physical...


New Study: This Is the No. 1 Most Affordable Beach Town in the U.S.

The little-known beach town is about to become your new favorite vacation destination


8 Most Accessible National Parks for Travelers with Disabilities

Parks, preserves and historic sites managed by the National Park Service are becoming more inclusive. Here are our top picks...