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Japanese Cherry Blossom Season: 10 of the Best Places to Visit

It’s hard to understate just how beautiful Japan’s cherry blossom (or sakura) season is. During the last weeks of March or first weeks of April, a sea of pink and white washes across many mountains, rivers, towns, temples, and cities throughout the country. Tokyo and Kyoto receive the lion’s share of attention, but there are…

The Best (and Worst) Time to Go to Cancun

Cancun is one of the world’s top beach vacation spots, with beautiful sandy beaches, teal waters, and an annual average temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit. That being said, every month in Cancun has its pros and cons for potential travelers — meteorological, monetary, or otherwise. Here, we break down what to expect each month.

The 7 Most Amazing, Surprisingly Affordable Beach Destinations

Sometimes, you just need a beach getaway. Unfortunately, you also often need a thick wallet to enjoy one properly. But before you convince yourself that you simply don’t have the cash for a vacation to fill-in-the-blank, take a look at our list of seven amazing beach destinations — that are surprisingly affordable.

8 of the Best Spring Break Party Destinations

March is the unofficial month of spring break, which — at least to hundreds of thousands of college students across the nation — means it’s a 30-day stretch of time dedicated to partying, preferably in beachy locales around the world. We’ve already given you the inside scoop on where to spend an awesome alternative spring…

Our 5 Favorite Hotels for Family Ski Trips

With additional reporting by Rachel Klein. For many of us, family ski trips are some of the fondest memories from our childhoods; they often involved fire pits, heated pools, hearty meals, and, well, maybe a few kamikaze-style downhill runs as well. We know from experience that kids always have a great time in the snow,…

Travel Accessories We Want to Buy This Black Friday

After piling your plate with two — nay, three — helpings of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, your post-Thanksgiving plans will likely consist of relaxing on the couch, contemplating whether that extra serving of pie was worth it (it was), and well, that’s it. One way to get your mind off the fact that you’re…

10 European Destinations You Should Visit This Winter

While conventional wisdom might say head south of the equator and to the tropics during the winter, you’d be missing out on some great travel deals across the world’s northern reaches as well. In fact, heading across the Atlantic to Europe during the year’s coldest months is likely to give you an awesome opportunity to…

Get Your Hands Dirty: 12 Hotels on Working Farms

Additional reporting by Lara Grant Hay! How about a visit to the ‘ole barnyard for your next getaway? Hotels on working farms allow you to leave the fast-paced city life behind — at least for the weekend — and hit the country to hone your farming chops. But don’t worry; the farmtastic resorts that make…

The Best Fall Weekend Getaways in the U.S.

If you thought summer was fun, there’s a ton of stuff on the books for fall. Noncommittal temperatures may be throwing a wrench in your ability to plan for this year’s fall foliage, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still plan a fantastic weekend getaway this autumn. While we love leaf-peeping as much as everyone…

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest Around the World

What originally started as a celebration of the marriage between King Ludwig I and Princess Therese in Munich in 1810 is now an international party that involves beer, sausage, sauerkraut, and more beer. But while Munich may be the birthplace of the event, which runs through some of September and most of October, many German…