Sinkholes Have Closed Down a Popular Jersey Shore Beach

Krapels/iStock/Getty Images Beachgoers, take notice. A popular stretch of sand at the Jersey Shore is closed due to the emergence of sinkholes. As reports, a section of Bradley Beach near McCabe Avenue and Ocean Park Avenue has been closed down after several sinkholes sprouted in the sand last Thursday. The Bradley Beach Police Department revealed on Facebook today that another sinkhole opened up at Lake Terrace Beach, in a different part...

FAA, in unusual move, warns of delays in New York due to staffing issues

New York City basked under sunny skies Monday amid unusually mild August weather. But, If you’re flying to or from New York City this evening, prepare for delays. The Federal Aviation Administration, in an unusual move, is proactively warning travelers about delays because of what’s becoming an increasing common pandemic-era problem: staffing issues, which the …

Why You May Need a Second Passport

Photo by Christopher Rose/Flickr U.S. citizens can apply for a second passport by mail, at a passport agency, or through various online courier services. The U.S. Department of State’s general policy on passports is that “a U.S. national may not normally bear more than one valid or potentially valid U.S. passport book and/or card at a time.” However, most people don’t know that there are several circumstances in which obtaining a second U.S....

I got more than 5 cents per point thanks to this transfer bonus

At TPG, we talk a lot about redeeming your points for maximum value, but what does that mean? Sure, we have a unique methodology to determine what points and miles are worth from month to month —and it’s fascinating, please check it out — but as someone who strives for the simplest way to do …

The Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag Was the Perfect Accessory for My Two-Week Hawaiian Honeymoon

I can’t imagine ever traveling without it again.

This Might Look Like an Ordinary Cat. But He’s Actually a Japanese Lord

In Japan, a cat named Sanjuro is the lord of a literal castle called Bitchu Matsuyama.

US towns where your money goes the furthest

Are these the world's deadliest treasure hunts?

We reveal the most ill-fated treasure hunts.

Cancel for Any Reason Travel Insurance: The 5 Best Options for 2022

These cancel for any reason policies give you the chance to cancel for any reason at all – even if you just decide not to go.

An Essential Guide to Nice, Europe’s Original Resort Town

Enjoying contemporary culture in the French Riviera’s newly designated UNESCO Heritage destination.

Locals can be excellent tour guides. Here’s how to hire one

How ‘citizen guides’ can bring insight and intrigue to your next journey

Yellowstone National Park Will No Longer Let Visitors Do This

Officials at Yellowstone National Park announced that guests are now required to wear face masks in all indoor areas as COVID spikes nearby.

Hotels to Book for a Trip to Asheville

From intimate bed-and-breakfasts to a luxurious escape on the grounds of Biltmore Estate, there are plenty of great hotel options in Asheville

See Jennifer Lopez’s Most Stylish Fashion Moments Through the Years

From that infamous Versace dress to her gem-encrusted gowns, here are J.Lo's most memorable looks of all time.

Take a Look at This Peaceful Park That Just Opened in Hudson Yards

Photo by Chris Mench for Thrillist With all its shops, cafes, and attractions, Hudson Yards can feel a little overstimulating. Luckily, a new, recently-inaugurated green area is ready to welcome all New Yorkers looking to take a break in the neighborhood. Bella Abzug Park's latest expansion in Hudson Yards opened to the public this past weekend, and visitors can find the brand new section of the park between West 36th and West 37th Streets....

I'm a Southerner who visited Portland, Maine, for the first time. Here are the 9 things that surprised me most.

I'm from Alabama and I took a road trip to Portland in the winter to try fresh local lobster, visit iconic lighthouses, and fit in some beach time.

American Is Cutting Flights to These 8 Major Cities, Starting Nov. 3

American Airlines announced it will be cutting flights to eight cities as of Nov. 3, affecting domestic and international destinations.

Seaplane flights from NYC’s East River to suburban DC start next month

There will soon be a new way to travel the congested southern portion of the Northeast Corridor. Tailwind Air is launching amphibious seaplane flights between New York’s East River and Maryland’s historic College Park Airport (CGS), which is located just outside of Washington, D.C. The flights start Sept. 13 and will be operated using eight-seat …

My party of 2 spent $85 at Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney World, and it's one of my favorite restaurants in the park

I've dined at hundreds of restaurants and lounges across the parks and resorts, so I wanted to see how the old-Hollywood-inspired spot stacked up.

CDC Eases COVID-19 Guidelines to Move to a Point Where It 'No Longer Severely Disrupts Our Daily Lives'

"We're in a stronger place today as a nation, with more tools — like vaccination, boosters, and treatments — to protect ourselves," says Greta Massetti, chief of the CDC Field Epidemiology and Prevention Branch.

16 Out of Control Infinity Pools Around the World

Photo courtesy of Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf Infinity pools seem to be the latest way hotels are outdoing each other. A basic plunge pool in a private villa? That’s child’s play compared to the zero-edge wonders dangling from the sides of cliffs, hanging over desert landscapes, or forming a design-savvy “bridge” between buildings. From safari lodges in South Africa to islands like Bali, Crete, and some of the most exclusive spots in the...

Book $16 flights to Canada on Flair Airlines

Canadian low-cost carrier Flair Airlines is offering absurdly cheap fares to multiple Canadian cities from U.S. destinations, including Denver International Airport (DEN), New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Fares begin at just $15.62 one-way for Flair’s “bare bundle” tickets; these tickets do not include carry-on bags (beyond a …

11 Must-Visit Small Towns in Upstate New York

Whiteface Lodge For your upcoming road trip to Upstate New York, instead of planning your itinerary around cool events in the Hudson Valley and Catskills or fascinating abandoned places, make a charming small town your next destination. Beyond the five boroughs, the great State of New York truly offers something for everyone—and from the birthplace of your favorite salad dressing (aka Thousand Island) to quaint hamlets with with history,...

The most charming small towns in America

Top Rewards Programs Help Travelers Save Money, Offer Plenty of Perks

U.S. News reveals the 2022-2023 Best Hotel Rewards Programs and Best Airline Rewards Programs.

Have $340,000 and Want to Vacation in a Survivalist’s Paradise?

In these strange times, this might be your best bet for an off-the-grid luxe vacation.

Last Chance to Apply for the Delta Credit Card Made From a Retired Boeing 747—and Offering up to 110,000 Miles

Courtesy of American Express The new premium Delta Amex cards are made of airplane metal. AFAR partners with and may receive a commission from card issuers. This site does not include all financial companies or all available financial offers. Compensation may impact how an offer is presented. Our coverage is independent and objective, and has not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed...

Wait, KOA Has Gone… Bougie?

Terramor Outdoor Resort What could be called the Airbnb of camping, KOA has campsites for rent that admittedly are not all created equal. There's one not far from my parents' house, for example. It's tiki-themed—matching the aesthetic of the nearby waterpark—and full of RVs from the '90s and Coleman tents from Wal-Mart. The amenities can all be found at the check-in kiosk. It's about what you might think you'd expect from a KOA. Until now. KOA...

Only in America: the best travel experiences in the United States

Few countries pack in such diverse landscapes and experiences as the USA. Where else could you drive down some of the world's most famous highways, hike through red-rock canyons, see wine country from the air and have Elvis officiate your wedding? That might be a bit much to do in one day, but it's all possible in this vast country. From touring Alcatraz to cruising down Route 66, here's our pick of the best one-of-a-kind experiences you can only have in America. It's worth checking state travel advisories and individual attraction websites before planning a trip.

Points of View: Should my partner get their own card or be added as an authorized user?

You may have heard the term “two-player mode” when it comes to points and miles. Couples can plan their strategies for credit cards and points and miles together, which can lead to more rewards. However, there is a common question here for couples: Should my partner get their own credit card or should I add …

6 reasons to get the Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here. Last year, Chase rounded out its business card line by introducing the no-annual-fee Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card. The card is the perfect compliment to the no-annual-fee Ink Business Cash Credit Card and the higher-end Ink Business Preferred Credit Card. Place …

Research your hotel abroad: If your room has A/C, it may come with a fee

In Europe, it’s been a summer travel season unlike any in recent memory. There has been a resurgence in international trips as well as accompanying meltdowns at airports and with luggage. On top of that, travelers have also run into unprecedented heat waves. The temperatures — which have eclipsed 100 degrees Fahrenheit and set records …

I'm an avid traveler who shops for 2 at Trader Joe's. Here are 16 things I love to buy.

My husband and I often hit the road on a budget. From cheap fruit to trail mix, here are our favorite things to get at the chain for trips.

Which cruise brand is best for you? A guide to the most popular lines

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Thinking about booking your first cruise? The sheer range of choices can be daunting. There are more than two dozen lines marketing to North Americans — no two alike. The list of brands includes everything from giant companies such as Royal Caribbean and …

Legends of Music Row Festival

Legends of Music Row Festival - Oct. 13-15, 2022 in Key West, Florida The post Legends of Music Row Festival appeared first on Florida Travel + Life.

Exclusive Deal: Book a Three-Night Stay in Bermuda for $795

Book by August 17!

You Can Win a Flight to Iceland with a Helicopter Ride Over its Erupting Volcano

Gresko81/RooM/Getty Images Editor's Note: We know COVID-19 is continuing to impact your travel plans. Should you travel now, be sure to familiarize yourself with the CDC's latest guidance on domestic and international travel as well as local requirements, protocols, and restrictions for both your destination upon your arrival and your home city upon your return. Be safe out there.Iceland's volcanic activity makes it a unique travel destination...

The 12 Best Dog Car Seats Because They’re Travel Game-Changers

For long road trips with pets, car seats are game changers. Here are 12 of the best dog car seats you can buy right now.

13 Complex Rum Cocktails Bring Home a Taste of the Islands

National Rum Day is here, and we've got the perfect drinks for celebrating.

This New Cruise Ship Will Come Packed with 18 Restaurants and Bars — Including a Food Hall and Whiskey Bar

New cruise line Explora Journeys just unveiled the food-and-beverage lineup for the Explora I, which is slated to launch May 2023.

Make reservations now for the Chase Lounge at the US Open — plus other perks

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships start in two weeks and Fan Week starts on Aug. 23, 2022. And Chase is bringing back its popular lounge and offering other on-site perks to its customers. Whether you’re looking to beat the heat with some air conditioning, enjoy free snacks or simply get a better seat (read: something …

Flight Cancellations in 2022 Have Surpassed Pre-pandemic Times, Data Shows

In total, 128,934 flights were canceled in the U.S. from January to July.

20 Hotels That Will Transport You Back in Time

Stepping back in time can be as easy as stepping across the threshold of one of these historic hotels.

British Airways has ended its short-haul ticket freeze from Heathrow

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, updated with new information. British Airways has resumed short-haul flights from London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) after being forced to ground them because of the airport’s cap on passenger numbers. In July, Heathrow made the unprecedented decision to limit the number of passengers allowed through its gates to 100,000 …

The Best Place To Watch the Sunset in Each State

Soak in the sundown show at these fantastic locales.

Best Electric Bikes for On and Off The Road

Electric bikes combine the best of locomotion and exercise. From commuting and running errands, to exploring the world or just the neighborhood, e-bikes are becoming a common sight at city crosswalks. Combining the kid-like fun of bike riding with the convenience of a hill climbing motor, these chargeable e-riders are much less expensive to ride […] The post Best Electric Bikes for On and Off The Road appeared first on Florida Travel + Life.

The Next Total Solar Eclipse Is Happening in 2023 — and This Incredible 16-day Cruise Will Take You to See It

Tour operator Smithsonian Journeys and luxury cruise line Ponant are partnering for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to see a total solar eclipse while sailing on the Indian Ocean.

How a Glamping Trip to Utah Taught Me to Follow My Daughter's Lead

Parents often want their children to love the same things they do. But striving for that alignment, as one writer learns, can be a fool's errand.

Thompson Central Park New York: A Great Place to Stay for a Family Getaway in NYC

Through October, the newly renovated hotel is even offering a complimentary Bugaboo stroller service.

The 22 Best Restaurants in Palm Springs, California

Explore a range of cuisine at these top dining options in the desert.