CosmosMariners

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5-Star Hotels in Las Vegas for Only $50?! Hello, Hotwire Million Dollar Sale!

On our massive Western U.S. road trip this summer (#wildwestmariners), we spent a mere day in Las Vegas. While we tried to pack in as much as we …

The Ultimate List of Fun Things to Do in Macon, GA

On your next trip to the South, skip the big cities like Atlanta and Orlando, and head to Macon, Georgia, instead. With a rich past, a surprising …

7 Lesser-Known Fall Foliage Destinations You've Never Visited But Should

These colorful, under-the-radar fall vacations are guaranteed to soothe your spirit.<p>Nothing says autumn like a long, leisurely drive through Mother Nature's glorious color changes. Roll down the car windows, savor cool autumn breezes, and escape to these fall getaways where autumn's brilliance …

Disney World's Cascade Cabins Take Glamping to the Extreme

Sometimes, even the most coddling glampsites aren't enough to keep you fully protected from the wilderness (or convince you to spend a night outside …

Disney World

7 NYC Trips That Cost Less Than a New Smartphone

The competition for our attention is fierce; we pay upwards of rent-level money for any new tech toy that makes our social posts up better and …

Coca-Cola

8 Amazing and Affordable Beach Destinations in Asia

More and more, travelers are associating Asia on the whole with dreamy beaches edged in powdery, white sand tapering off into azure waters -- …

Florida Keys officially closed to tourists, but some hotels reopening

<i>Note: The Florida Keys on Sept. 25 said it would reopen for visitors on Oct. 1, nearly three weeks earlier than expected.<br>___</i><p>Subscribe to our free …

Rainfall

7 Beautiful Houseboats You Can Rent for Your Next Getaway

If you've ever watched <i>Sleepless in Seattle</i> for the zillionth time and wondered what life would be like on a houseboat, we’ve got good news: You can, …

New England

This Southern Airport Was Just Ranked the Best in the Country

Your blissful Disney vacation may start a touch sooner than the gates to Magic Kingdom. No, not that first blissful moment when you plop onto your …

20 Hotels You Didn’t Know Were Owned by Celebrities

More and more celebrities have been investing their Hollywood money in the hospitality sector as of late—restaurants, nightclubs, and transportation …

Hospitality

10 of the Best US Beach Towns to Visit in the Offseason

Visiting the beach during the peak of the summer season can be more of a headache than it's worth. What with traffic, parking, and how difficult it …

New England

100 trips everyone should take in America

The US is known for its incredible variety of landscapes, cuisines, and cultures. From Broadway shows and spectacular restaurants in New York City to ancient adobe buildings in Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, there's something amazing to see in every state.<p>And while there are endless opportunities for …

10 Things to do in Malta [Best beaches, where to eat and stay]

<b>Planning a trip to Malta and looking for the best things to do in Malta? You’ve come to the right place!</b><p>Malta is a beautiful island in the turquoise …

Malta

Oslo in One Day: Ski Jump, Sculptures, and Vikings Ships

Attempting to see the highlights of Oslo in one day, we disembarked our cruise ship in the capital of Norway. This is not the optimal way to see this …

European Travel

Shopping in Macau - 7 Fun and Quirky Local Stores

While there’s no shortage of top quality and an endless range of goods, Macao is also dotted with smaller-scale independent stores – quirky, fun, …

Hong Kong

Why You Need to Visit Matera Now

<i>Matera, a stunning city in Basilicata Italy, is rich with history, cave hotels and authentic Italian food. The time to visit Matera is now.</i><p>The …

Italy

Padar Island: This hike will give you views for days! | Point and Shoot + Wanderlust

<i>East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia</i> – In <b>Padar Island</b>, the climb may be a bit tough, but the view from the top is definitely worth it! The third largest …

Hiking

The Best Backpacking Gear List for Women Travelers + Free Checklist

Best Backpacking Gear List for Women Travelers + Free Checklist<p>Best Backpacking Gear List for Women Travelers<p>Hunting for the best backpacking gear …

Unique Things to do in Bangkok | A First Timer's Travel Guide to Bangkok

<b>Bangkok is a city that is full of surprises. A day in Thailand’s capital city could carry you from a luxury hotel foyer one minute to the middle of a</b> …

Thailand

Discovering Melk Abbey- Austria's Prettiest Church

Discovering Melk Abbey- Austria’s Prettiest Church<p>Austria’s Wachau Valley is a popular destination for river cruises or as a day trip from nearby …

Vietjet Air A320 Domestic Economy: VJ511 HAN-DAD

I’m all about luxury for less and one of the ways I save money to splurge on the finer things in life is to use all my tricks to book bargain …

18 Absolute Best Things to Do in Budapest

Table of Contents<p>Budapest, The Heart of Europe<p>What Are The Best Things To Do In Budapest?<p>Walk Around the Iconic Parliament Building<br>• Ride the …

European Travel

Best Kid Friendly Things to Do in Denver

This post was written in collaboration with Expedia.com<br>On our road trip from Las Vegas to Denver this year, we wanted to make each day as fun for our …

18 Reasons Blue Ridge Parkway is the Most Spectacular Place to Experience Autumn

There is no better place in the country to take in the fall foliage.<p>The Blue Ridge Parkway, part of the National Park System and located in North Carolina and Virginia, is more than just a 469 mile road—there's a ton to see and do along the way. Here's why there's no better way to take in …

Bran Castle Tour – No need to bring garlic, but a love for history

Von UNBRIDLEDDo you want to become a vampire to live an endless life? Well, then you should definitely take the Castle Bran Tour because you need to …

What to Do in Luxembourg? 5 Awesome Landmarks!

Europe is blessed to have a number of countries that immediately attracts visitors from all corners of the globe. From Paris to London to Rome to …

European Travel

21 Incredible Photos of Prince Edward Island That Will Ignite Your Wanderlust

440<p>2K<p>22<p>19<p>1<p>Shares 2K<p><i>Psssst, FYI - this post probably contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you</i> …

Prince Edward Island

Safari thrills at Mara Expedition Camp, Maasai Mara

<i>By Roxanne Reid</i><br>We woke in the dark to the sound of an elephant trumpeting and hyenas enjoying a pow-wow. We were at <b>Mara Expedition Camp</b> and we were …

Wildlife

National Parks Road Trip of a Lifetime

The greatest road on earth<p>Here’s something we can all agree on: This country deserves to have its very best places protected and enjoyed. That’s what …

National Parks