Zika’s Impact on American Travel Plans Minimal

Zika – an illness typically transmitted by mosquitoes – has been in the news over the past year for the risks it poses to women who are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant. While this select group is being warned against traveling to destinations with cases of Zika that have been confirmed as locally-transmitted […]

Visitors have many recreational options in Morocco 

The Kingdom of Morocco marks its 60th anniversary of independence this month, but while the country actually celebrates Independence Day in November, on the date Sultan Mohammed V returned from exile, you don’t have to wait that long to experience the charms of this North African country. Along with its former rulers France and Spain, […]

Act soon to take advantage of summer specials offered by cruise lines

There are newer and bigger ships sailing to more destinations. Yes, it’s the middle of winter but if you’re thinking about going on a cruise this summer, now is the perfect time to start planning your trip. Cruises continue to be a popular choice for travelers. Caribbean cruises are the top international vacation “destination” booked […]

Independent Baltic States shine as vacation destinations

It’s been a quarter century since Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia regained their independence with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Today, those thriving democratic nations along the Baltic Sea have strong ties to the West and are small gems waiting to be discovered by travelers. Estonia, the northernmost of the three, has cultural ties to […]

Frequent traveling has health benefits

Traveling more is one New Year’s resolution worth keeping. Wherever you go, the act of getting away can help relieve the stresses that build up in everyday life and make you feel recharged and ready to tackle whatever comes next. Travel is also a way to keep your mind and body strong. That travel can […]

Pope’s visit boosts City of Brotherly Love

Pope Francis went to Philadelphia as part of his historic trip to the United States, shining a spotlight on all there is to see and do in the place named by founder William Penn as the City of Brotherly Love. For American history buffs, there are few places more closely linked to this country’s founding […]

Vacationers love New York City, Orlando

Fall is the peak season for apples, so it’s fitting that the Big Apple leads a new survey of where Americans will be traveling during the remainder of 2015. New York City has catapulted to the top of this fall’s domestic vacation destinations, according to Travel Leaders Group. It jumped from number four last year […]

Expo Milano has something for everyone

Travelers with an appetite for one-of-a-kind events should head to northern Italy to take part in one of the year’s biggest gatherings – Expo Milano 2015. The universal exposition, also known as a “World’s Fair,’ has a history that stretches back more than a century. Frequently, technological innovations or iconic structures are introduced at the […]

Smithsonian institutions worth trip to D.C.

No trip to Washington, D.C., would be complete without a stop at the Smithsonian Institution museums that line the National Mall. Even if you’ve seen them before, there are always new reasons to visit. Plus, since admission is free, they won’t bust your travel budget. The latest addition is the Hall of Invention and Innovation, […]

Viking plans to launch U.S. operation

In 1807, inventor Robert Fulton launched the first commercially successful steamboat, the Clermont, which made a 150-mile trip up the Hudson River from New York City to Albany in 32 hours. Initially known as “Fulton’s Folly,” the boat was a success and helped usher in an age of river travel. So it’s fitting that this […]