Trip Ideas

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Renting a Vacation Home for the first time? Don’t take anything for granted.

When we sat down to plan our first family trip since the start…
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What to Know When You Share a Vacation Rental

It looked so good on paper — a week in a Caribbean villa with…
Man enjoying a beer in the early evening at a harbour side cafe in Honfleur, Normandy, France

5 Wonderful Ways to Enjoy Historical Honfleur

Take time to explore Honfleur, France, a scenic town that dates…
Mother and daughter playing on the beach at the sunset time.World Nomads

Why Travel is Essential for Kids and Parents

At a Maasai settlement in Kenya, my daughter Alissa and I listened…
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Dream Trips: African Safaris in Kenya and Zambia

All of us need to dream now, and planning a bucket-list trip…
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A Family Gets Away to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains

We work-weary urbanites found a way to escape to the woods during…
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Whether to Cruise — or Not

We miss cruising. My husband and I board big and small ships with friends or relatives every year. Sailing gives us interesting ports plus time together and apart without the hosting duties of cooking and cleaning. When Azamara canceled our August 2020 Norway voyage because of COVID-19, we understood. Our spirits sank until we saw their 2021 deals. Then we booked another exciting voyage — two weeks exploring the Black Sea in April 2021.
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Tips on How to Book Your Own Local Tours

I knew we were in trouble when our local tour guide drove silently for the first five minutes of our ride from Dubrovnik along Croatia's coast. When I asked him if he would tell us about our destination, Cavtat and the Konavle Valley, he turned around, shrugged his shoulders and said, "I'm from Bulgaria. I don't know anything about the area." And he didn't, even though the company we used listed Dobromir as a "driver-guide."
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A longtime cruise reviewer answers the question: What will it take for you to cruise again?

In over 30 years of covering the cruise industry, I’ve taken…
Candyce H. Stapen

Secluded Shores and Bustling Boardwalks in Virginia

Virginia Beach, with its 38 miles of coastline, offers a rare combination of secluded shores and a bustling beach town. My goal was to explore both in the same day.