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The Top Summer Travel Trends of 2017

Beach at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge/Oyster Family road trips, beach trips, and mountain and lakeside getaways enjoy enduring popularity in the summer — one of the most popular times of the year to travel. These classic summer-travel staples are as mainstream and treasured as ever, but we’ve noticed a few other travel trends defining summer…

Here’s What Trump’s New Policy Could Mean for Your Cuba Trip

It wasn’t long ago that Americans were rejoicing over the prospect of being able to travel to Cuba, an enigmatic country that was off limits to U.S. travelers due to a 50-plus year embargo. In 2016, approximately 614,000 Americans visited the Caribbean island nation known for its vintage cars, fabled cigars, and scarce Wi-Fi. Now,…

Cuba Money Diaries: How to Budget for a Trip to Havana

My friend, Madeline, emailed me on Christmas Eve with an alert that Delta had a Memorial Day flight direct from JFK to Havana for $260.16. Thrilled at the low price, I turned to my cousin, Erin, and asked if she wanted to join us for a five-day trip. Deciding to go to Havana was the…

Where We’re Going on Summer Vacation in 2017

Karen Cox/Flickr Now that Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, as much as we love our jobs, we can’t help but think about taking off for summer vacay. Some of us are jetting to international cities, or booking island escapes, and others are exploring destinations closer to home. We’re going on family trips, girls’ getaways,…

Your Perfect Island Vacation: The Best Islands to Visit Around the Globe

There’s something special about going to an island for vacation. Maybe it’s the (very minor) chance that unexpected circumstances will strand you in paradise or maybe it’s just the idea of being completely surrounded by water that leads to a real get-away-from-it-all vibe. Whatever the reason, we’re definitely pro-island vacation. Read on for our picks…

Where to Spend Memorial Day Weekend This Year

It has been a long, cold winter (at least here in New York), so we’re especially looking forward to Memorial Day this year as the informal kickoff to summer and a signal of longer, warmer days ahead. The holiday to remember our nation’s fallen veterans is a little over one month away. That leaves just…

The Quaintest Destinations in the Caribbean

The Caribbean might be known for its all-inclusive mega-resorts and sprawling, tourist-filled beaches, but it also boasts quaint towns, cities, and villages that are set against a backdrop of lush rainforests, mountainous terrains, cascading waterfalls, and white-sand beaches. And each spot has its own individual charm. While some dazzle with the architectural influences left behind…

7 Caribbean Museums You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

When you jet or sail off to the Caribbean, you’re probably looking for one major thing—the beach. The sandy shores are, of course, one of the highlights of the region, but each island has many more things to offer. From historic sights to outdoor adventures, there’s plenty to do away from the ocean. For instance,…

Video: Take a Tour Through Cuba

Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, was, until recently, considered the forbidden fruit of travel destinations for Americans. In 2015, the U.S., which had placed a 50-plus year embargo against the country, loosened its travel restrictions, thrusting the exotic, enigmatic spot on the map in the spotlight. The first commercial flight from the U.S.…

5 Popular Caribbean Destinations and Where to Go Instead

Of the more than 7,000 islands in the Caribbean, only a handful drew in a million or more travelers between January and August 2016, according to the latest statistics from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. So, while the region’s area in square miles is not too shabby, the heavy concentration of tourists in the most-visited destinations…