There's no question that winter can be a harsh time. Unless you're living it up in a southern state, you've probably reached your capacity for bitter cold and snow by the time February rolls around. Since the majority of people tend to travel in the spring and summer, there are tons of vacation packages and airfare deals to be had in the early months of the year.Read Full Story
Travel agents may just be one of the most under-utilized professionals, thanks to a vast amount of information available on the Internet. Next time you are planning a vacation, before you hop online, consider contacting a travel agent. Travel agents may just save you time and money.Read Full Story
Stumped for something fun and original to do on your next family vacation? If your clan is a pack of animal-lovers with a taste for exotic destinations, take a volunteer vacation to work with wildlife. Your family will have the wildest time of your lives and accomplish something worthwhile on one of the following wildlife volunteer vacation adventures.Read Full Story
In a perfect world where we weren't constrained with a tight budget, we'd carelessly hop on planes and jet-set to our weekend getaways in the mountain cabins and warm beach destinations. But in the real world, where cash is king, it's good to have a backup option for getting from here to there. Buses, which have seen a major comeback recently thanks to trendy lines and expanding amenities (Wi-Fi anyone?), are once again becoming the de rigueur travel choice. While there are quite a few bus lines that trek across the US, these five bus companies are the ones you should be boarding for cross-country travel.Read Full Story
The kids are complaining about being back in school, you and your spouse are in dire need of a getaway -- sounds like you need a family vacation. But what if your budget is tight and you can’t splurge on a pricey family destination? Don’t worry -- we’ve got eight great family vacation ideas that you can afford.Read Full Story
Miami Beach has long been associated with celebrities like the Rat Pack, Versace and J.Lo – but, with its warm, sunny days, pristine sandy beaches and towering palm trees, it may also be the perfect winter vacation retreat. During this time of year, daytime temperatures rise to the mid-70s and low 80s—ideal for sunning, swimming or just relaxing. South Beach, dubbed America’s Riviera, may be most famous for its bustling nightclubs and pastel-colored Art Deco buildings, but it also offers world-class hotels, restaurants and spas, for an indulgent getaway that need not involve clubbing and dressing up. So leave your stilettos at home, and read on for our suggestions for experiencing the relaxing side of Miami’s South Beach.Read Full Story
Combine the American recession with the extravaganza of food, cultural immersion, and shopping that is Spain, and it’s no surprise students are choosing to study overseas to get their Spanish on. The Spanish Federation of Schools of Spanish as a Foreign Language (F.E.D.E.L.E.) accredits various schools, so Americans as well as international students of all ages are visiting -- for a few weeks, months, sometimes even years.Read Full Story
Whether you’re traveling for the holidays, family vacation or a business trip, figuring out the best option for your pets can be challenging, if not heart-wrenching, if either of you have separation anxiety. Nicola Anderson, renowned Australian dog trainer and founder of TheDogBlog.com, says that kenneling isn’t the only solution. Here are some alternatives to kenneling your pets.Read Full Story
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