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First-Ever, Statewide Waterfall Trail in the U.S. Opens Just in Time for Summer

First-Ever, Statewide Waterfall Trail in the U.S. Opens Just in Time for Summer

Kick off summer on a quest. For the very first time, a statewide trail helps active travelers get off the beaten path, connecting them to over two dozen waterfalls across the most scenic parts of West Viriginia. The 29 waterfalls of the official West Virginia Waterfall Trail are just a ‘drop in the bucket’ of the more than 200 waterfalls found in picturesque places around the state.Chasing Waterfalls in America’s Newest National Park Included on the trail are six waterfalls...


New Ways to Celebrate the Start of Summer at the

New Ways to Celebrate the Start of Summer at the "World's Most Photogenic Beach"

A recent survey of the most popular hashtags in travel photo posts in social media wasn’t a scientific study. But it did generate a clear winner of the title “World’s Most Photogenic Beach.” That honor went to the seven miles of shorelines and sparkling waters of South Florida’s legendary Miami Beach. If it’s been a while since you indulged in the surfside views and epic lifestyle of one of America’s most famous beaches and beach towns, here are some experiences that...

New Ways to Celebrate the Start of Summer at the

10 Reasons Why Guided Tours are a Top New Family Travel Trend

10 Reasons Why Guided Tours are a Top New Family Travel Trend

Even if you’ve never considered taking an escorted or guided tour before, this might be the best time to see why more and more people – and even families – are signing up for an escorted vacation. There are a lot of myths about guided tours, and images of exclusively older singles and couples on buses.Read on! Not only does a multi-city guided tour give your family a ‘tasting menu’ of destinations to revisit for a longer duration another time,...


10 Amazing New Museums to Visit in the U.S. in 2022

10 Amazing New Museums to Visit in the U.S. in 2022

From cultural giants like George Lucas and Bob Dylan, to New York’s Broadway or America's mountain peaks, to milestones in Latino and African American heritage – not to mention spellbinding art from the country's past... and future! - across the U.S., museums are having a renaissance, with new openings that reflect some of the most fascinating themes of modern America. Don't forget to add one of these newly-opened museums to your agenda if you’re traveling to any of these U.S....

10 Amazing New Museums to Visit in the U.S. in 2022

Heartstopping Acrobatics and Spectacular Seaside Settings at Cliff Diving World Series

Heartstopping Acrobatics and Spectacular Seaside Settings at Cliff Diving World Series

Aquatic athletes free-falling from nearly a hundred feet in the air, with only 3 seconds to perform up to 5 precise and artistic somersaults as they hurtle towards the water below. All against breathtakingly dramatic scenery. The Cliff Diving World Series serves up a double travel thrill: adrenaline-pumping feats of human athletic and performance skill - set against a backdrop of epic historic, urban and natural seaside locations whose sheer heights and seas below are captivating. Origins of Cliff Diving and...


You’ll Love This New Generation of Private Island Resorts

You’ll Love This New Generation of Private Island Resorts

There’s a new generation of private islands. One that creates an environment for guests to vacation their way to becoming their best selves. Scratch any impressions you have of private islands inhabited by music moguls jet-skiing with nude models, royalty sneaking around with other people’s spouses, or tech billionaires popping magnums of champagne.The new private island experience isn’t just about seclusion away from prying eyes. It’s about the ultimate spirit of togetherness with a group of people you value most in the...

You’ll Love This New Generation of Private Island Resorts

The Very First National Park Turns 150

The Very First National Park Turns 150

 It’s not just the first national park in the U.S. It’s the first national park in the world. In March, 1872, American president Ulysses S. Grant signed into law the establishment of Yellowstone National Park to preserve and protect some of the country’s most emblematic scenery and wildlife for future generations. That first national park represented the start of the entire U.S. National Park system. Today, the National Park Service manages 85 million acres of land, comprising 63 National Parks and...


Another Record Broken: Biggest Ship at Sea

Another Record Broken: Biggest Ship at Sea

If you’re a mega-ship fan, you have another entry to add to your cruise travel bucket list. The largest ship at sea has just launched in a feat of engineering, design, and imagination. Royal Caribbean has debuted Wonder of the Seas in Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale. The newest ship in the fleet clocks in at 1118 feet long and 210 feet wide. There are 18 decks for nearly 7000 guests plus 2300 crew members.That makes it the world’s largest cruise ship....

Another Record Broken: Biggest Ship at Sea

Why Taking an Alaska Cruise is 'For the Birds'

Why Taking an Alaska Cruise is 'For the Birds'

Bears and whales and other marine mammals are high on everyone’s list for wildlife sightings in Alaska. But we think any trip to America’s Last Frontier is, well, ‘for the birds.’ With more coastline than the rest of the United States combined, as well as parks bigger than some countries, Alaska’s natural treasures include abundant populations of some of the continent’s most interesting, colorful, and majestic birds. You may think, in northern climes, the bird population doesn’t stack up against tropical...


Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day with this Cruise Ship Classic

Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day with this Cruise Ship Classic

We often sing the praises of the inventive, entertaining, and sometimes, celebrity-chef driven specialty restaurants on cruise ships. But some of the best culinary experiences cruising are in the main dining room, where talented chefs craft classic, favorite dishes, presented with a sense of ceremony that make dining at sea a true occasion. Take National Chocolate Cake Day. January 27 highlights the appeal of one of the world's most popular desserts, one that's been around since 1765. A comfort food that...

Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day with this Cruise Ship Classic