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The Hottest Cruise Destination of 2022 Isn’t Where You Might Think

Photo by Shutterstock Thunder Bay on Lake Superior in Ontario, Canada, is among the natural wonders along the shores of the Great Lakes. You may not think of Cleveland, Chicago, Toronto, or Duluth, Minnesota, as hot ports on the cruise map, but this year they are. In June, Green Bay, Wisconsin, had its first-ever cruise ship visit, American Queen Voyages’ 202-passenger Ocean Navigator. The Ocean Navigator is one of several vessels sailing what...


10 Rentals to Book ASAP From Vrbo's First-Ever Vacation Homes of the Year List

Just in time for your summer getaway reservations.


17 Top Los Angeles Beaches

Explore the best places to swim, surf and soak in the scene.


35 American Towns That Look Straight Out of Europe

Add these charming destinations to your bucket list ASAP.


Best Pickleball Sets

Step aside tennis, squash that squash, and put down that racquetball. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country. The funny named sport has been around since the 1960s when Congressman Joel Pritchard made up this dynamic game so his entire family could play together in the yard. It got its funny name from […] The post Best Pickleball Sets appeared first on Florida Travel + Life.


The Best and Worst States for Summer Road Trips

WalletHub reveals the states with the most and least to offer summer road trippers in 2022.


Secret France: stunning spots to visit

You might be familiar with some of France's most famous spots, like the prehistoric drawings in the Lascaux caves or the picturesque garden of Claude Monet at Giverny, but a new book, Discover France in 100 Destinations (Flammarion, 2021), curated by historian Franck Ferrand, shines a light on a multitude of lesser-known destinations and attractions significant to French history and culture. From stunning natural wonders to architectural marvels, these are just some of the amazing French places you might not have heard of.


Famous people are buried at these grave sites

Cemeteries and graves aren't always somber spots, they can also offer the chance to reflect on the famous names who have shaped history around the world.


Eye candy: America's most beautiful streets

Some streets are so iconic they have songs written about them (Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee – we’re looking at you). Others are so lovely they form the main (or Main Street) attraction in their towns, while there are also those that usually draw photographers, Instagrammers and architecture fans just to catch a glimpse. Although we can't travel and see them in person right now, take an armchair tour of some of the most beautiful streets across the US.


Every Design Lover Needs This Virginia Town on Their Radar

From beloved antique stores to an ever-growing food scene, tastemakers share their can't miss spots.


This Louis Vuitton Weekender Is the Investment Luggage I've Been Looking For

Chic, versatile, and durable—the Louis Vuitton Keepall 55 is coming with me on every trip.


Here's How to Visit NYC Museums for Free in July

Kamira/Shutterstock This weekend, Bank of America is encouraging the appreciation of arts and culture in selected cities, and NYC is one of them. As part of its monthly Museums on Us initiative, Bank of America is granting free access to cultural attractions and museums across the country on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3. In the Big Apple, Bank of America, Merrill, and Bank of America Private Bank credit and debit cardholders will be able...


These winter resorts are even better in summer

With the summer finally here, most will be dreaming of beach vacations and tropical escapes, so a winter resort may not be high on your list. However, beyond the ski season, many tried-and-test winter resorts make perfect summer destinations. From historic retreats home to some of the best hiking trails in Europe to underrated spots offering a plethora of outdoor activities, these are our favorites.


The world's charming historic piers and boardwalks

Coastlines around the globe are decorated with striking piers hovering above the ocean and boardwalks hugging the sand. Some are simple wooden jetties and terraces with a long, working history; others are kitsch pleasure piers lovingly restored from their Victorian heyday. Here we reveal the age-old piers and boardwalks that have stood the test of time.


10 tips to save on overseas ATM withdrawals this summer

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. No matter how much you plan ahead, you’ll often need to withdraw money in the local currency when you’re overseas. Of course, the U.S. dollar is accepted in some countries and you’ll want to have a credit card on you. However, there might be situations …


This Popular Italian Destination Is Home to Scenic Small Towns — and You Can Hike Between Them All

The dramatic scenery and laid-back lifestyle of Italy’s Cinque Terre has made it a must-see destination, on par with Florence, Rome, and Venice.


7 Epic Colorado Trains That Will Take You to Beautiful Mountains, Sparkling Rivers, and Golden Groves

It's time to try a new, old-fashioned route to mountain adventure.


The TSA Just Issued This Urgent Warning to All Travelers

The TSA just issued an urgent warning to all travelers as flight delays and cancellations continue amid the busy summer season.


Tested and Reviewed: 10 Travel Umbrellas Worth a Spot in Your Suitcase

It's time to throw out all those half-broken drugstore umbrellas.


Amazon Is Having a Fantastic Fire Pit Sale to Shop ASAP

This backyard essential is key for creating a cozy outdoor space—and now you can score one at a discount.


The Best Books Already on Sale For Prime Day

There are some classics, some bright new novels, and some in-depth non-fiction books that'll teach you a little something about the world as it is.


How 2 Marriott 35K free night awards got me $1,141 worth of hotel stays this year

I continue to pay the annual fees on two of my Marriott credit cards for one simple reason — free night awards. Both of the following cards offer free night certificates of up to 35,000 points each year just for renewing your card membership: Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card ($95 annual fee). Marriott Bonvoy Business™ …


What to Pack When You're Traveling in Italy, According to Experts

Amazon Ah, Italy. Whether you’ve imagined wandering around Rome, hiking the Italian Alps, or sunbathing on the Amalfi Coast, you’ve probably pictured yourself enjoying la dolce vita in one of the country’s many different regions. But if you’ve finally decided to visit bella Italia for the first time, you might be stuck pondering an age-old question that’s long haunted philosophers and laymen alike: what the heck should you pack? Well, my friend,...


States with the worst foreclosure rates in America


A Pilgrimage to the Birthplace of the Modern Women’s Rights Movement

Photo by Joseph Palmer New York's Finger Lakes region is the birthplace of the American feminist movement. When you travel around New York State’s Finger Lakes region, you are frequently reminded of the area’s foundational role in the history of women’s rights. For every single scenic lakeside vista, there are multiple intellectually scenic places related to secular saints of American activism. But maybe the thought-consuming nature of the...


Air New Zealand Is Bringing Lie-Flat Beds to Economy

Long-haul economy flying just got a major upgrade. Courtesy of Air New Zealand Air New Zealand has long had sleep on its company brain, coming up with creative solutions to help its passengers find a sense of calm and peace on ultra-long-haul flights (up to 18 hours from the United States). The Auckland-based flag carrier first came up with the Skycouch—three side-by-side economy seats with footrests that pull up to form a “couch”—in 2011,...


This Luxury Hotel Coming to Central America Is Located Within a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sofitel Legend will open its first property in a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Panama City this fall.


16 Top Water Parks in Georgia

Discover the best places to swim, float and unwind in the Peach State.


Americans Will Soon Have to Pay a Fee to Enter Europe

canadastock/Shutterstock Editor's Note: We know COVID-19 is continuing to impact your travel plans. Should you travel now, be sure to familiarize yourself with the CDC's latest guidance on domestic and international travel as well as local requirements, protocols, and restrictions for both your destination upon your arrival and your home city upon your return. Be safe out there.There's another little cost to figure into your future European...


Summer getaways that won't cost you an arm & a leg


Great Florida Beaches for Camping

From Bahia Honda to St. George Island, these spots are perfect for camping fans. The post Great Florida Beaches for Camping appeared first on Florida Travel + Life.


Take a Look at These Rare Photos of Buckingham Palace Through the Years

See how the Queen's home has evolved since she moved in. Not only is Buckingham Palace one of the most beautiful places in the world, but it also carries with it a rich history dating back hundreds of years. Some features have remained the same over time—like the famous Grand Staircase—while other elements have been upgraded over time. In the seven decades of her reign, Queen Elizabeth has influenced the decor and helped the palace maintain its position of prestige. See the evolution of the Queen's home from the 1800s to now in these rare photos of Buckingham Palace.


I knew the men murdered in the Amazon—and their alleged killer

The slayings of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira mark a new escalation in the battle for the Amazon, its resources, and its Indigenous defenders.


15 Killer Amazon Prime Day Home Deals You Can Score Early

Prime Day dates are out, but you can already deck out your kitchen, bedroom, and living room for less.


9 Quality Tennis Rackets to Buy Now, According to Serena Williams' Former Coach

Legendary instructor Rick Macci shows us what to look for in a quality tennis racket.


Here's What the American Home Looked Like the Year You Were Born

Take a spin through a virtual yearbook of interior design history.


Top Hotel & Resort News From June

Check out what you might have missed in hotel and resort news in June, 2022.


United Becomes Latest Airline to Preemptively Slash Summer Schedule — What to Know

"It will help, but we're bound to see mass cancellations until the end of the summer," an expert from Scott's Cheap Flights told Travel + Leisure of the schedule change.


Unbelievable Deal: Save $1,000 on a Five-Night Stay in Vietnam

Stay in a five-star hotel and save 77%.


These Home Decorating Trends That Are Back and Better Than Ever

Yep, we thought macramé was gone for good, too.


The trip will not go on: Ship hits iceberg in Alaska, derails cruise for thousands of travelers

As icebergs go, it wasn’t all that big. But it was big enough to ruin the vacation plans for thousands of would-be Alaska tourgoers. Norwegian Cruise Line on Tuesday canceled the next Alaska sailing of its 1,976-passenger Norwegian Sun, citing damage to the ship sustained over the weekend when it hit a small iceberg near …


These fairytale castles were rescued by ordinary people

Have you ever dreamt of living in a fairy tale castle? Well, these inspiring families have turned a real estate aspiration into reality by rescuing some incredible historic properties. As with all historic renovations, the challenges are huge but the results are never short of spectacular. Let's step over the drawbridge and take a look inside some of the world's most ambitious (and inspiring) renovation projects...


This Small Town on North Carolina's 'Crystal Coast' Has Some of the Most Affordable Beach Houses in the U.S.

The 85-mile stretch of coast is also called the Southern Outer Banks.


The 13 Best Cooling Dog Beds for Hot Summer Nights 2022

Dogs have few ways to cool down when they're overheated. So the best cooling beds can give them the summer relief they need.


TSA Is No Longer Scanning Boarding Passes at These Airports

The new tech is part of an effort to speed crowds through airport security this summer.


Should You Travel to the Hottest Place on Earth This Summer?

How to spend your summer in Death Valley.


Need a New Duffel? Get This One From Barbour at a Discount.

Score $50 off a rugged waxed cotton holdall from an iconic and historic brand.


Virgin Atlantic exclusive: Guaranteed award seats, Gold members book any seat for 2x points

Some loyalty programs have come under increased scrutiny recently for reducing the amount of rewards seats made available to members, including the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. There are some positive moves, however. For example, with the new British Airways Companion Vouchers, extra award availability has now opened up when using the vouchers and there are …


American Airlines Won't Have Any Flights to This City, as of Sept. 7

American Airlines has confirmed that it's pulling its service from Dubuque, Iowa, completely later this year as staffing shortages continue.


We Found the Oldest Restaurant In Your Area That You Have to Visit ASAP

These restaurants are local legends.