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8 Incredible Hot Springs Resorts in California

California likely conjures up images of sunny beaches, beautiful vineyards, and of course, Hollywood. All-natural, mineral-filled hot springs might not make the list, but it’s true — the Golden State is home to many geothermal areas. Even better, plenty of hotels use these therapeutic waters to supply the pools and spas on their grounds. To…

All the Products You Need to Keep Your Skin Safe on a Tropical Vacation

So you’re going to the tropics! Farewell meeting pop-ups, hello beach palapas and pineapple-slice-topped mai tais. But before you put your feet up, you’ve got to nail down your sun care plan. This is your tropical getaway, and damaging free radicals, premature aging, and painful sunburns are not invited. Take a look at our most…

The Best New Travel Products of 2018

Traveling is exciting, but it sure can bring challenges every step of the way. Great gear can make all the difference. Here are 13 brand-new products (thank you, 2018) designed to de-hassle the travel experience, whether that means staying connected with hiking buddies while off the grid or just trying to get that sand out…

The Best Packing List for a Blissful Wellness Trip

Sometimes, you need to take a vacation designed to truly get away from it all. Wellness trips offer the chance to indulge in yoga, spa treatments, nature hikes, and clean eating, so you can return to the real world rested and recharged. But before you bliss out completely, you have to pack. Don’t worry, we…

The Dirtiest Things You Touch When Traveling

If you’re the type of person who lifts the toilet seat with your shoe, opens door handles with a handkerchief, or carries a pocket-size bottle of Purell at all times, then look away now because the world is a filthy place and traveling throws you into contact with the worst of it. Take a constant…

7 Countries With the Highest Life Expectancy

Eat more greens. Drink less booze. Exercise every day. There are many things we do to stay healthy and (hopefully) live longer. And thanks to this combination of a healthy diet, increased activity, and high-quality healthcare, residents of some countries can expect — on average — to live longer than others. The World Economic Forum’s…

7 Important Tips for Visiting a High-Altitude Destination

You don’t have to scale a mountain to encounter the effects of altitude. In fact, plenty of bucket-list travel destinations, including Bogota, Machu Picchu, and La Paz, are located well above sea level where the air is thin and catching your breath can be a struggle. The effects of being at a high altitude can…

How to Not Get Sick in Mexico

Hotel Xcaret Mexico, Playa del Carmen/Oyster Everybody has heard the horror stories — a dream vacation in Mexico turns into a weeklong nightmare after getting sick from eating too many tasty street tacos. Whatever you choose to call it — turista, Montezuma’s revenge, or traveler’s diarrhea — you definitely don’t want it. Mexico, muy hermosa…