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The Best Cozumel Excursions Right Now

Off the Riviera Maya coast sits the pretty island of Cozumel. Travelers either come via ferry from Playa del Carmen (a 45-minute ride) or on one of the many cruise ships that dock here. Whether you’re here for a long weekend or a quick stop on a cruise, spending time along the beautiful white-sand beaches…

The Best Excursions in Cancun Right Now

Beach at Marriott Cancun Resort Drawing nearly six million international tourists per year, Cancun is Mexico’s most famous beach destination — and for good reason. This is a city that caters to travelers at every turn. It’s easy to reach from most major U.S. cities on the East Coast, English is widely spoken, and you’ll…

The Best Excursions in Punta Cana

An array of all-inclusive hotels, some of the nicest stretches of sand in the Caribbean, and practically perfect weather make Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic a popular getaway. While many tourists are content to relax at their mega-resort’s swim-up bar and lounge on the beach, there are several tours worth leaving the hotel for.…

The Best Experiences and Tours in Barcelona Right Now

Barcelona has a vibe like no other place in the world. This cosmopolitan city is famous for its tapas and wine bars, art and architecture, and more than 2,000 years of history. Most first-timers to the city have a hefty must-see list that includes flamenco dancing, beaches, Montserrat, medieval Barri Gòtic, Modernist architecture by Gaudí,…

How to Choose a Group Tour That You Won’t Hate

Courtesy of Cramos, Wikimedia Commons It was a scene from one of my travel nightmares. Somehow, I found myself sitting on a group tour bus in Spain, with over 60 fellow passengers and a pink-lipsticked, leopard-print-wearing guide who kept referring to us as her “family” and making appalling jokes. At our first sightseeing stop, we…

More People Are Traveling Solo, But They Might Not Be Who You Think

Photo Credit: Rashi Kalra, Flickr Many people have a preconceived idea about the “typical” solo traveler. He’s young (usually in his 20s or early 30s), Western (fromAustralia, North America, or Europe), and he’s male. And while there are plenty of young Western men hitting the road on their own, today’s typical solo traveler isn’t as…