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A fever dream of beautiful things: My obsession with the new NoMad London hotel

The first time I traveled to London, I was 21 years old. It was right before my senior year of college, and I was studying abroad for a summer semester. It was one of the highlights of my academic career: I made a great fuss about reading British literature in all the parks and gardens, …

This Under-the-Radar Caribbean Island Might Just Be a Better Alternative to St. Barts

If you are one of the few savvy travelers who have heard of Canouan, its probably in whispers as a billionaires getaway in the Caribbean. The small, crescent-shaped island is part of the Grenadines chain and is around five square miles. Only about a thousand residents call Canouan home, and few tourists have yet to … Continued

I worked at Disney World for 2 years. Here are the only 13 attractions worth your time.

I spent two years working at the Orlando theme parks, and even though there are tons of rides and shows, only a few of them are worth waiting for.

London-bound flight returns to Miami after passenger refuses to wear mask

We’ve all had our share of flight cancellations, but usually not at 31,000 feet. Sign up for the free daily TPG newsletter for more travel tips. In one of the odder travel stories you’ll read this year, a Heathrow-bound Boeing 777 carrying 129 passengers and 14 crew members returned to Miami International Airport (MIA) Wednesday …

11 Distillery Hotels to Visit Around the World

An on-site distillery? Arguably the best hotel amenity.

Gorgeous drone pics that will give you a new perspective on the world

New Orleans Threw a Birthday Parade for the Late Betty White. And You Need to See the Photos

How Two Florida Teens Cooked Up the Best Brunch Idea Since Mimosas

This looks absolutely delicious!

Canada's spooky places sure to give you chills

Canadians might be known for their polite and easy-going nature, but many of the country’s most famous landmarks and historic buildings are home to guests who just don’t know when to leave. From hotels and houses to lighthouses and castles, read on to discover some of the country's spookiest spots where visitors may well feel an unnatural chill that has nothing to do with the climate.

48 Beautiful Places to Satisfy Your Wanderlust From Afar

Go globe-trotting (virtually).

World's haunted hotels only for the brave

With histories steeped in conflict, tragedy and intrigue, there are some fabulously spooky hotels, castles and inns around the world. Read on and discover the creepiest places to stay where things very much go bump in the night.

Thailand to Open to Vaccinated Travelers in February

Photo by Shutterstock Vaccinated visitors will soon be able to visit Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Thailand will ease entry requirements for vaccinated visitors from all countries next month as concerns about the Omicron variant of the coronavirus decline, officials said Thursday. The country’s tourism-dominated economy was devastated by travel restrictions imposed in 2020 to fight the spread of COVID-19. The number of foreign tourists has...

What are ‘ghost flights’ and why are they causing so much uproar right now?

Their seats lie empty, their emergency-landing videos stay unwatched and their meals remain unmicrowaved as they glide like phantoms through the skies, as if blighted by some terrible airborne curse. But there is no curse. Not unless you count the curse of runway overcrowding or the climate impacts of running empty flights. For they are …

What Airline Staffing Shortages Mean for Flights This Winter

Since the Omicron variant hit the U.S. full force last month, flight cancellations have become a norm—but how long will this last?

The Best Things to Do in San Luis Obispo, California, from Historic Missions to Kelp Foraging

A California escape marked by rolling green hills and coastal vineyards, plus some of the friendliest city locals in all of California.

I drove cross-country and these were the 16 coolest places I stopped along the way, plus 3 spots I'd skip next time

On a road trip from New York to San Diego, these were the most memorable pit stops along the way that made the drive totally worth it.

42 Photos from Miami's Most Iconic Decade: The '80s

A.K.A. the Miami Vice era.

Should you list your property on Airbnb? Maybe

United flight to Israel turned around after passengers try a “self-upgrade”

A lie-flat business class seat is a dream for many travelers on a long flight overseas. Unfortunately, a couple of passengers on a flight bound for Tel Aviv caused the flight to turn around as they tried to make that dream come true mid-flight. For more TPG news, deals and points and miles tips delivered …

Escape Winter: 6 South Florida Resorts and Hotels You Can Book With Points

Courtesy of the Confidante Miami Beach A night at the Confidante Miami Beach costs just 18,000 World of Hyatt points. AFAR partners with and may receive a commission from card issuers. This site does not include all financial companies or all available financial offers. Compensation may impact how an offer is presented. Our coverage is independent and objective, and has not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by any of these...

Earn bonus rewards after every 2 stays and more with current Choice Privileges promotions

Editor’s note: We’ve updated this post with new information. Choice Privileges isn’t the most popular hotel loyalty program. After all, the elite perks are minimal and the program’s best properties aren’t luxurious. In short, there are many ways in which Choice should improve its loyalty program. But savvy travelers who love maximizing promotions can find …

Award-winning weather photography that's absolutely jaw-dropping

The world's weather has been known to put on quite a show – from dramatic lightning forks and swirling mist to striking ice formations. And the Royal Meteorological Society’s Weather Photographer of the Year 2021 awards bring together the best images of Mother Nature doing her thing. We share the finalists, runners-up and winners from the Main, Mobile and Young Photographer categories.

Check your account: Alaska says “sorry” with free elite qualifying miles

Alaska Airlines is giving out elite status qualifying miles to many of its customers over the operational meltdown the airline suffered during the holidays and into the new year. As first reported on Flyertalk, Alaska is handing out between 2,500 and 5,000 miles to customers impacted by a slew of cancellations and delays. Get the …

Top Heli Experiences Around the World

Ever wonder what the Outback would look like from the air?

New York City's Coolest Theatre Experience Is Back — Find Out Where

Shows will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

W.H.O. says it’s time to lift COVID-19 restrictions; Calls travel bans “ineffective”

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it’s time for countries to lift or at least loosen their existing travel restrictions related to COVID-19. According to VOANews, the group’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee said during their most recent meeting that coronavirus-related travel bans are “are not effective in suppressing international spread,” and cited the most …

What to Do If Your Flight is Canceled

Know your options when flight delays or cancellations threaten to ruin your vacation.

Find Out Which Famous Actor Is From Your State

Who's your celebrity mascot?

15 Top Ski Destinations in the US

It's time to make the best of the winter season while it's here.

The best award-winning airlines to fly with

While it’s safe to say 2020 was a bad year for the aviation industry, air travel is back in 2021 as countries begin to lift restrictions (although do check international COVID-19 rules and guidelines before booking any trips). With that in mind, we’ve consulted Airline Ratings’ Airline of the Year Awards to bring you the best of the bunch for 2021.

United expands pre-order meals, allowing for more entree choices

Bon appétit, United flyers. “What’s your first meal choice? What’s your second meal choice?” Frequent United flyers are accustomed to flight attendants asking them for their meal preferences, but you never know what you’re going to get until it’s on your tray table. Get the latest points, miles and travel news by signing up for TPG’s …

Here's How Virgin Voyages is Reinventing Cruising

Scarlet Lady is changing the game.

Your complete guide to Marriott elite breakfast benefits

Editor’s note: We’ve updated this post with current examples and information. Marriott isn’t just the largest hotel company in terms of the total number of properties it operates; it also has over 30 different brands across its portfolio, ranging from classic luxury to affordable, extended stay properties. There are many differences between these Marriott Bonvoy …

Are you retired & on a budget? Here are 54 ways to drastically cut your expenses

Photo Tour of the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

The 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is a colorful celebration of food, music and visual art.

Amazing landmarks past presidents have left us

America loves celebrating its presidents. From the history of founding fathers to the archives of more recent administrations, almost every state in the union features at least one landmark to honor the contributions of a past president. These parks, monuments, libraries and boyhood homes lend some life to the figures that we all know from America’s rich history. (Note that some sites may be temporarily closed due to COVID-19 – check ahead before you travel.)

Amazing museums that are beautiful inside and out

There are tens of thousands of museums in the world and, often, it’s not just what’s inside that counts. Cue the wanderlust as we take a look at the world's most beautiful museums.

7 cruise ship packing mistakes you want to avoid at all costs

Packing for a cruise can be more complicated than for other vacations – leaving extra room for packing mistakes. Rigid dress codes, changeable weather and minimal storage space can turn routine packing into some kind of torturous hazing ritual. Get it wrong, and you’ll pay the price – by not getting full value from your …

Best Historic Homes in Key West

Where presidents, poets, authors, artists and one ornithologist made their marks The post Best Historic Homes in Key West appeared first on Florida Travel + Life.

These design-focused boutique hotels are now part of Marriott Bonvoy

Looking for a new hotel big on design? Get ready because Design Hotels just added eight new hotels to its lineup — and three of them let you earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points. If you’re unfamiliar with Design Hotels, don’t fret: The brand often flies under the radar, with high-end options like St. Regis …

Where Can Americans Travel Right Now?

More than 100 countries currently allow U.S. citizens to visit, but some restrictions apply.

This Is the Tallest Mountain in America

Most American mountains are not very tall by global standards.

G Adventures Connects Travelers to Local Communities on a Deeper Level

Courtesy of G Adventures G Adventures offers trips in dozens of countries, including Vietnam. It’s often the people we meet on our travels who create the memories and experiences that change our lives. G Adventures is committed to making travel a force for good—with all of the social, environmental, and ethical good it creates, fueling tourism that has a positive impact not only for the communities in which it operates but also for everyone...

How to Spend a Winter Weekend in Idaho’s Sun Valley

This central Idaho destination has been charming Hollywood stars and adventurous skiers for nearly a century.

The mysterious new Titanic ships that may never be built

The latest on Australian billionaire Clive Palmer's Titanic 2 and the Chinese Unsinkable Titanic at Romandisea resort.

Explore the eerie abandoned mansion of a millionaire FBI agent

The home of a billionaire business mogul and a rumored FBI agent, there's more to this abandoned house in Mobile, Alabama, than meets the eye. Captured by intrepid photographer Leland Kent of Abandoned Southeast, step inside and unravel this curious tale for yourself...

Deal alert: Savannah with flights starting at $98

JetBlue Airways has some deals for flights to Savannah starting at $98 round-trip from New York, Miami, Boston and Nashville. Sign up for our daily newsletter for more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox. We learned about this offer from our friends at Secret Flying. This JetBlue deal is available for travel from February to …

The Largest and Smallest National Parks in America

For over a century, America has set aside tens of millions of acres for people to enjoy through the National Park Service.

These underwater sites will make you want to dive in

Under the water's surface there's a whole world to explore. From submerged cities that date back hundreds of years, dazzlingly white caves that resemble underwater cathedrals and sunken hotel rooms with your very own (under)sea view, we've trawled the watery depths to find the world's most amazing underwater attractions. Dive in...

Stargaze From Your Private Pool, Hot Tub, or Hammock at This Stunning Midcentury Modern Home in Joshua Tree

If you're lucky, you might even see the Milky Way.