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New Zealand Welcomes Cruise Ships Back as Borders Fully Reopen

Cruise ships can return to New Zealand after more than 2 years.

I went to San Diego Comic-Con for the first time and the experience was marred by vicious mosquitoes and other unexpected issues, but I'd still go again

Insider's reporter went to SDCC for the first time and shared her experience, from the hardships to the delights that made the trip worth it.

If You Sweat a Lot While Working Out, You Should Consider Adding Electrolytes to Your Water

You don't have to be an endurance athlete to benefit.

Exploring San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego's oldest neighborhood is home to shopping, dining, entertainment, and a throwback atmosphere to tempt any visitor.

10 things to do and see in Portland, Oregon, from stunning waterfalls to cannabis dispensaries

Planning a trip to Portland, Oregon? Map out your visit with a local's tips on things to do, including where to shop, waterfront parks, and more.

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.

Dave Holmes and Busy Philipps Know a Jazz Club Worth Booking a Plane Ticket For

The new episode of "In Transit" takes on the (surprisingly!) boozy Pittsburgh, PA.

Amazon Has a Secret Section for Golfers Stocked With Bags, Clubs, and Balls Starting at Just $12

And the best part is, most of it is on sale.

The best ways to get to and around Portland, Oregon, according to a local

Read a local's tips on the best options for traveling throughout Portland, Oregon, including car and bike rentals, e-scooters, and more.

The Best Luggage Brands to Shop for Your Next Trip

These top-tested suitcases are spacious, lightweight and durable.

10 Incredibly Versatile Hiking Pants for Your Summer Adventures

Hit the trails in style.

Tilted buildings around the world, in pictures

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is probably the most famous tilted building in the world, but there are plenty of other striking examples of structures that don’t stand up straight, whether by design or by accident. Here’s a look at some lesser-known lopsided lighthouses, temples, churches, and skyscrapers.

How to Properly Pack a Bottle of Wine or Liquor in Your Suitcase

Whether you're returning from Sicily, Napa, or Buenos Aires, here's how to get those bottles home safely.

9 Charming Small Towns in Montana With Easy National Park Access, Scenic Views, and Delicious Food

These Montana towns are big on charm and small on crowds.

24% Off a Spectacular Maldives Trip: 7 Nights on a Private Boat for 4 Passengers Is $7,999

It includes the costs of meals, crew, and more.

I spent a night in one of the only tiny house Airbnbs in northern Thailand. It was a perfect — but expensive — way to experience the area.

A one-night stay cost $238. The Airbnb has an outdoor tub, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and panoramic views of the mountains.

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.

30 Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Drinks Everyone Can Enjoy This Summer

You're better than plain ol' soda.

PSA: An IHG upgrade to a club-level room doesn’t mean you have access to the Club Lounge

IHG’s newly revamped loyalty program, dubbed IHG One Rewards, has turned a largely forgettable hotel program into something exciting. It’s added features such as: Free breakfast as a welcome-amenity choice for top-tier Diamond Elite members at full-service and select-service hotel brands. More opportunities for early check-in for Platinum Elite and Diamond Elite members. 2 p.m. …

Are these the world's deadliest treasure hunts?

We reveal the most ill-fated treasure hunts.

Advisories you should know before visiting Portland, according to an Oregon native

If you're visiting Portland, Oregon, be sure to pack water-wicking outerwear, closed-toed shoes, and a hat in case of rainy weather.

The Coolest Airbnbs in Florida for the Summer Vacation of Your Dreams

Let the good times roll!

Where to Order a Thanksgiving Turkey Online

How to buy the best for your holiday feast.

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.

I live in Portland and always recommend these 11 hotels to friends and family, plus 3 neighborhoods for Airbnbs

The best hotels in Portland, Oregon for your next visit — from budget-friendly options to iconic venues including where the Obamas once stayed.

New York City to Nashville in first class for less than $360

Nashville is known for country music, honky-tonks and Tennessee whiskey. With a recent boom in tourism, Nashville is a must-visit American city for many. This first-class deal allows travelers to fly in style from New York City to Nashville. For select dates from November 2022 through February 2023, you can fly for as low as …

JetBlue flyers, you now have lounge access — with the right credit card

Though JetBlue Airways offers a well-regarded Mint business class, the carrier doesn’t operate any airport lounges. Travelers seated in Mint business class, as well as the airline’s Mosaic elite members, need to wait with everyone else at the gate before their JetBlue flight — unless you have the right credit card. Some of our top …

The Best August Events in Each State

End summer 2022 with a bang at one of these awesome August events.

These Carry-On Bags Make Air Travel a Breeze

Anything can happen when you travel, and that’s part of the adventure. But getting through the airport is a time you don’t want surprises. That’s why it’s time for a new carry-on bag. Rather than wondering if your bag will fit the strict carry-on policies of various airlines, invest in a new travel companion. Today’s […] The post These Carry-On Bags Make Air Travel a Breeze appeared first on Florida Travel + Life.

What Do the French Cancan and Mayonnaise Have in Common?

Many attribute the birth of Cancan to Paris' Moulin Rouge, but the dance moves for this cabaret favorite can be traced back to mayo and laundry.

France deal alert: Nice and Paris from San Francisco from $379

If you live in California‘s Bay Area, this deal alert is for you. Flights from San Francisco to France are available at a significant discount for travel in the fall and winter, via TAP Portugal. It’s not just Paris, either. You can plan an escape to the French Riviera since flights to Nice are also …

The National Parks Are Offering Free Admission This Thursday

NaughtyNut/Shutterstock The National Park Service is welcoming anyone who loves the great outdoors into its parks for free on August 4. Five times throughout 2022, national parks will waive admission fees to anyone who heads out to appreciate the incredible bounty of parks across the country. Earlier this year, the parks opened their proverbial doors on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and during National Park Week. The third date this year...

This Stunning Pacific Northwest Destination Is Home to Idyllic Islands, Epic Whale-Watching Tours, and Rustic Lodges

Hike, bike, eat, drink, and whale watch your way around Washington's beautiful San Juan Islands.

Taking Luxury Travel to the Next Level

These travel experiences offer next-level luxury.

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....

16 Top Romantic Getaways in Georgia

Rekindle the romance in these gorgeous Georgia destinations and resorts.

A 12-year-old started the gold rush & other fascinating money facts

My Favorite Airbnb Experience: A Sailing Trip to Sicily’s Egadi Islands

The Sicily boat tour included visits to secluded swimming coves and onboard Aperol spritzes.

These Indigenous-Owned Lodges Take Visitors Deep Into British Columbia

Expect hot springs, grizzly bear spotting, and plant medicine at these newly-opened eco-resorts.

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...

Global Entry flyers will speed through some airports even faster now

If you’ve visited a Global Entry kiosk in the last year or so, you may have noticed the technology is getting savvier. Kiosks can now verify your identity with a facial scan — no passport or fingerprint check necessary. Now, some U.S. airports are going a step further. Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection …

This Luxury Brand Just Opened a Hotel in One of Europe's Most Elegant Cities — See Inside

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts opened its property in Vienna today, steps away from attractions like St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace.

The 15 Best Boat Shoes to Sport This Summer

And you don't need to hop on deck to wear'em.

This Car Rooftop Carrier Is the Storage Solution Every Road Tripper Needs — and It's on Sale Now

Amazon’s top-selling Meefar Xbeek roof bag offers 15 cubic feet of extra space for your belongings.

Xanadu? No, It’s Xala, the Anti-Resort on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Courtesy of Xala Xala is only 90 minutes' south of Puerto Vallarta's airport but feels a world away from major development. In the region of Costalegre, Mexico, along a rugged Pacific coastline south of Puerto Vallarta, a place has emerged not unlike the Madrigal family sanctuary in Encanto: a self-sustaining development and community, poised to welcome visitors in 2023. Within 3,000 acres is five miles of undeveloped beach, home to nesting...

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.

New perk: Eligible Chase cardholders can get up to $15 in Instacart statement credits

If you’re a fan of grocery delivery and have a Chase credit card, we have good news for you. Chase recently launched the Instacart Mastercard. Now, more cardholders are gaining additional Instacart perks. In June, we announced that eligible Chase cardholders can activate a complimentary Instacart+ membership, which reduces your service fees and waives the …

These Magical Islands in the U.S. Are Perfect for a Girls' Trip

Forget Fiji and Bora Bora and go to one of these picturesque destinations instead—no passport required!

How to Find a Last-Minute Cruise Deal

Cruises are one of the most affordable ways to travel in late 2022.

All the Best Photos of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

The lovebirds looked smitten in Paris. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck first met on the set of Gigli, while Lopez was still married to her second husband. A few months later, during the summer of 2002, the two were spotted kissing at Lopez's 32nd birthday party, and by November of 2002, Affleck was starring in the music video for "Jenny from the Block" and the two were engaged. They dated for one more year—they were supposed to marry in September 2003, but called it off due to "excessive media attention"—and by January 2004, they were broken up. Lopez and Affleck went their separate ways, married, and had children (Affleck shares three kids with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, Lopez has twins with ex-husband Marc Anthony) before reuniting in April 2021 after Lopez split from Alex Rodriguez. "It’s natural between them, and the chemistry is unreal," a Lopez source told E! at the time. “They picked up where they last left off and are enjoying each other’s company right now." Soon, the two were spotted by paparazzi, and made their red carpet (re)debut in September 2021. Lopez told People that the growth they've been through is key to making their new relationship work: "We're older now, we're smarter, we have more experience, we're at different places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very conscious of those things." For his part, Affleck is grateful for his "second chance," he told WSJ Magazine. In April 2022, they announced their engagement—Affleck proposed to Lopez while she was in the bubble bath with a green diamond engagement ring—and by July, they were married! “Love is beautiful. Love is kind,” Lopez wrote, sharing the news of their wedding. “And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient.” Here, scroll through the best photos of Lopez and Affleck over the years.