10 Lesser-Known Caribbean Islands You Should Visit

These Caribbean islands are must-visits for any intrepid traveler.

How to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Seattle this Year

Seafair Festival Nothing enhances a fireworks show like its reflection on the mirror surface of a placid lake. In Seattle, the waterfront is as essential to the Fourth of July experience as barbecue. Whether you stake out a window seat at a waterfront restaurant, take a ferry at just the right time (specifically the 9:45 pm Bainbridge ferry from either terminal), march along with the Celebrate Kirkland Parade, stake out a camera spot at Kerry...

How to Choose the Perfect Wine for Your Pizza, According to Expert Sommeliers

Take it from the pros.

13 of the best cities to celebrate Fourth of July this year

These American cities ranked as the best places to see dazzling firework shows, listen to live music, and enjoy beautiful weather this Fourth of July.

How to Make — and Drink — an Aperol Spritz Like an Italian

The secret to making the popular Italian cocktail, according to the head bartender at a luxury Amalfi Coast hotel.

The world's worst cities for air pollution

Although many spots around our globe saw significant air quality improvements during the pandemic, many cities worldwide are still struggling with air pollution. To depict the effects and quantity of polluted air present in the world’s cities, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released its guidelines on the amount of PM2.5 (fine particles) a city should have in its air. Combining WHO’s guidelines with IQAIR’s World Air Quality Report 2021, HouseFresh has created an interactive map illustrating which towns and cities have the worst air pollution in the world.

Great Wolf Lodge Will Offer a Free Night to 100 Families With Canceled Flights During July 4th Weekend

All it takes is some social media savviness.

The 10 Best Places to Retire in the U.S.

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Hotel deal alert: Save up to 25% off Hilton properties in Europe, Africa and the Middle East

If you’re making travel plans for the coming months, you may have noticed escalating hotel prices. Don’t be dissuaded from traveling because of this sticker shock, though. We have some good news in the world of accommodations today, especially if you’re looking to travel overseas. Hilton is offering up to 25% off stays at participating …

4 NYC Subway Lines Will Start Running Faster Next Week, Saving You Time

William Perugini/Shutterstock The Big Apple moves fast, and New Yorkers will soon be able to move faster, too. As the New York Daily News reports, some subway lines in NYC will start running at higher speeds on their weekday schedule. Lines impacted include the 2, 3, 4, and 5, and their quicker schedule will allow 900,000 commuters to save time. The new changes will impact train schedules starting in July. According to NYC Transit officials, the...

This Is the Most Queer-Friendly Disney Park. And No, It’s Not in California

Its a bittersweet escape that shows just how different a brand can be in another country.

‘We have a lot of momentum’: Frontier’s CEO tells TPG he’s confident ahead of Spirit merger vote

Spirit Airlines shareholders are set to vote Thursday on whether or not to approve the airline’s plans to merge with fellow low-cost carrier Frontier. While the merger initially seemed likely to pass, a proverbial wrench was thrown in the works in April when JetBlue made an unsolicited bid to acquire Spirit, raising its offer higher …

10 Key Travel Advisories Announced in June

The US State Department issued more than 50 updated travel advisories over the past month.

Flying into a smaller airport could save you time. Here's how

Wonderful winter resorts that are even better in summer

With the summer finally here, most will be dreaming of beach vacations and tropical escapes, so a winter resort may not be high on your list. However, beyond the ski season, many tried-and-test winter resorts make perfect summer destinations. From historic retreats home to some of the best hiking trails in Europe to underrated spots offering a plethora of outdoor activities, these are our favorites.

Cruise News: Top Stories From June

Here are the latest stories from the cruise industry from the month of June.

Deal alert: Round-trip flights from US to Norway for less than $500

Flights to Europe are even more expensive than usual due, in part, to rising fuel prices, but round-trip flights to Oslo, Norway, just popped up for less than $500. With this deal, you can even get a round-trip flight from New York City‘s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Oslo Airport (OSL) for as …

Should You Travel to the Hottest Place on Earth This Summer?

How to spend your summer in Death Valley.

The Original Orient Express Is Returning to Europe in 2024 — With 17 Beautifully Refurbished Carriages

Seventeen of the original Nostalgie-Istanbul-Orient-Express carriages were discovered in Poland in 2015. They're now being restored in France and will hit the railways in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

How I earned American Airlines Gold status without taking a single flight — for an all-in cost of less than $100

Airline and hotel elite status can make your travel journey more comfortable and less stressful, all while saving you money in the process. And while it’s been years since I earned airline elite status the “hard” way (by reaching full qualification thresholds rather than using status matches or promotional offers), I still believe that even …

After 53 migrants were found dead in San Antonio, immigration advocates urge the Biden administration to end Title 42

The Biden administration vowed to lift Title 42, a health order that turns migrants away because of the pandemic. However, the order remains in place.

Airline Pilots Say They're Just as Frustrated With Summer Flight Cancellations as Travelers

Pilots are speaking up about how this summer's flight disruptions are causing record overtime, fatigue, and stress.

Alaska Airlines Is Celebrating Canada Day With 25% Off Flights to Vancouver, Victoria, and More — but You'll Have to Book Fast

To take advantage of the sale, travelers can book using the code "CANADA" for travel from Sept. 7 through Nov. 16.

These are the sunniest places on Earth

Grab your sunglasses and dig out some SPF as we count down the destinations which receive the most sunshine hours per year.

Where to Watch Fireworks in Los Angeles for July 4th, 2022

Here’s where to watch fireworks in Los Angeles this year, whether you’re looking to celebrate July 4th, 2022 near the Hollywood Bowl, Dodger Stadium or somewhere in between.

This Utah National Park Is Like a Younger, More Indie Version of the Grand Canyon

canadastock/Shutterstock The Grand Canyon may be one of the country’s most popular parks, but the fact Canyonlands is void of tour buses, donkey rides, helicopter tours, and Beyoncé video shoots is all the more reason to visit Utah’s largest—and most unfairly underrated—national park. While it’s pretty close to the quirky desert town of Moab, Canyonlands has more in common with the other canyon park. For instance, both colossal chasms were...

13 Top Brazil Beaches

Explore the best spots for iconic sandy beaches and picture-worthy sunsets.

Everything Fun to Do in Phoenix This Weekend

Photo courtesy of The Churchill It’s all about the baseball, bags, and barbecue this weekend. Oh, and pool parties. And no shortage of ‘em, too. The Arizona Diamondbacks will have home field advantage when they take on the San Francisco Giants on July 4. The Churchill is hosting what they’re calling a Super Casual Cornhole Tournament. And given that it’s Independence Day weekend, there’s barbecue to be had, of the Hawaiian, and mainland-style....

Missouri health system resumes providing emergency contraception amid fears patients and staff could be prosecuted under the state's strict abortion ban

Missouri was the first state to make abortion illegal last week after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

The 8 Best Things to Do in Kansas City

Courtesy of National WWI Museum and Memorial The National World War I Museum is the only U.S. museum exclusively dedicated to remembering the Great War and its impact. Think of Kansas City and barbecue and blues may come to mind, but there’s so much more in this cowtown-come-arts-destination than smoked meat and music. With world-class museums and galleries and impressive theater, dance, and opera, the cultural offerings here are on par with...

7 Exciting Restaurant Debuts In NYC This Week

Photo courtesy of La Pecora Bianca Lately, our weeks seem busier than ever—not that we’re complaining. It’s time to ride that wave of summertime energy by packing our schedules with everything from 4th of July fireworks and classic backyard barbecue bites to chilled-out trips to local beaches like Coney Island and Rockaway Beach. In between these heavily scheduled days, an ideal break from it all can come in the form of treating yourself to a...

Terrific Texan towns and cities you'll want to explore

Beyond the bright lights and skyscrapers of Dallas and Houston, and the music-filled streets of Austin, the Lone Star State is dotted with gems in the form of its small towns and cities. Some places are all about the music, others are tiny towns with huge reputations for art or fashion, and some are laid-back places by the water. Here’s our pick of just some of the small towns and cities well worth visiting across Texas. Be sure to check state travel advisories and any local restrictions before visiting.

7 Summer Dress Deals to Shop Before Prime Day Even Begins

You won’t want to miss out on these markdowns.

40 happy pictures to take your mind off the news

We can all agree the current news cycle is bleak, and many of us feel helpless and unable to fix situations beyond our control. It’s important to tune into what’s happening around the world… and it’s also important to take a mental vacation from time to time to relieve stress. To help you with the latter task, we’ve rounded up 40 pictures that’ll give you a chuckle or make you feel love.

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Caribbean Tour Flights Cost the UK Public £226,000

As part of its annual financial report, the royal household has outlined how much public money was spent on royal travel in the last financial year.

16 Top Water Parks in Georgia

Discover the best places to swim, float and unwind in the Peach State.

This Little-Visited Island Nation Is Reopening for the First Time in 2 Years

Photo by Shutterstock Vanuatu is made up of roughly 80 islands, spread across about 800 miles. For more than two years, it’s been impossible to see the remote beaches, rugged islands, and superlative diving sites of Vanuatu, an archipelago made up of 80-plus islands in the South Pacific. However, on July 1, the small country is reopening to tourists for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. There are some stipulations, though. All...

The Best Room at: Villa La Massa

Relax under the Tuscan sun at this idyllic escape in the Chianti hills.

The TSA Just Made This Major Change to Airport Security, Starting Now

Because of a change the TSA just implemented, you may not need to show a boarding pass the next time you go through airport security.

How to tell if you're being targeted by scammers pretending to be the feds

Pandemic rule that allowed US travelers reentry with expired passports ends July 1

As of July 1, Americans returning to the U.S. from abroad are no longer allowed to enter the country with an expired U.S. passport. This had previously been allowed for passports that expired from Jan. 1, 2020, onward. In addition to needing a valid passport to enter the U.S., Americans planning to travel abroad should …

Best Pickleball Sets

Step aside tennis, squash that squash, and put down that racquetball. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country. The funny named sport has been around since the 1960s when Congressman Joel Pritchard made up this dynamic game so his entire family could play together in the yard. It got its funny name from […] The post Best Pickleball Sets appeared first on Florida Travel + Life.

IHG joins Marriott and Hyatt in cutting ties with Russian hotels

Major Western hotel companies like Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG Hotels & Resorts and Accor garnered scrutiny earlier this year for maintaining a presence in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. Other companies like McDonald’s and Starbucks pulled out fairly quickly from Russia in light of mounting pressure to do so. Hotel companies eventually moved in …

The 10 Best States for Summer Road Trips, According to Data

Hitting the road? According to some new data, these are the states that make for taking the best road trips in the U.S.

These amazing natural wonders are sadly no more

While many of us dream of visiting the Grand Canyon, exploring the Great Barrier Reef or seeing the Northern Lights, there are some amazing sights that’ll sadly never be able to grace our wish lists. From sea arches that were torn down by crashing waves to glaciers that disappeared due to climate change, discover the stunning natural wonders that are now gone forever.

Great Florida Beaches for Camping

From Bahia Honda to St. George Island, these spots are perfect for camping fans. The post Great Florida Beaches for Camping appeared first on Florida Travel + Life.

Madrid's Dani Brasserie Is One Bar Worth Traveling For

Photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Wanderlust is a condition with many potential causes. For some, it stems from cultural curiosity—an earnest attempt to know and experience a place other than their own. Merely seeing it is just window dressing. Sure, white sands and turquoise seas can make for enviable social media content, but it’s not necessarily going to satisfy a craving for interaction, for complete immersion. For my money, there’s no more...

Airbnb Is Making Its No Party Rule Permanent — What That Means for Guests

Airbnb will be asking guests who make local reservations to sign "anti-party attestations," as part of the new policy.

The 14 Best Places to Watch the Fireworks in NYC

No Fourth of July celebration is complete without the oohs and aahs that come with a breathtaking fireworks display. Here are the absolute best places to watch the fireworks in NYC.

The 20 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World

Courtesy of Tourism Whitsundays Beaches don’t come more photogenic than Australia’s Whitehaven Beach, one gorgeous gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. We’ve brushed the sand off and smoothed on the aloe to present to you the 20 most breathtaking beaches in the world. Sure, we’ve factored in the requisite picks on the most superlative stretches of dreamy Caribbean, Mediterranean, Hawaiian, and South Pacific shores, but we’ve turned up finds along...