Lorraine Granese

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Secret Florida: The unspoiled corners of the Sunshine State

I had that pale, sock-wearing, just-arrived look. On the front stairs of Bud and Alley’s restaurant, in the Florida resort community of Seaside, I was stopped by the owner, Dave Rauschkolb. “Come with me,” he said. “Take off your shoes.”<p>A fit, tanned, vibrant man in his late 50s, he was wearing …

15 Reasons Why You Should Go to Iceland On Your Next Vacation

Consider this your must-see list.<p>There are plenty of practical reasons why Iceland is a great place to travel. You can fly there in less than six hours from the East Coast, the dollar remains strong against the Icelandic krona, and it's an easy layover on your way to Europe. But even if all those …

Northern Lights

The women who never leave home

Israel's mysterious Druze women are beginning to open their craft circles, kitchens and homes to travellers.<p>Inside a single-room stone house in the village of Hurfeish, high in the mountains of northern Israel, about 40 women filled wooden benches, plastic chairs and modern leather couches. All …

Would you pay to have dinner at a stranger's house? Try VizEat - the 'Airbnb for food'

Paris<p>When I told friends that I was paying 25 euro to have dinner in the house of Parisian strangers, their reactions were a mix of raised eyebrows, titters and incredulity: “you're actually choosing to do this?”; “what if they're weirdos?”; “what if they're perverts?”, and worst of all: “what if …

How I’ve traveled the world for a year with less than 20k

It always feels great to accomplish a big goal. Ever since I started going abroad when I was 18, I promised myself I would take a full year off …

Long Flight Coming Up? Download This App and You'll Never Be Bored

One perk of flying—assuming you've snagged the window seat, that is—is the view from that tiny, oval oracle of a window that grants you some of the …

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Flying to Europe? Go through the Dublin Airport.

The airport in Dublin offers American travelers low air fare, easy access to the euro (so you don't have to keep switching currency on your travels), …

What I Use: International Travel Apps and Services

Nexus 6P with my custom Paris photo cover.<p>While I often focus on the gadgets and other hardware I use when traveling, I’ve also come to rely on a …

The Ultimate Travel Beauty List: What to Pack and What to Leave Behind

You have your TSA-approved beauty staples down to a science, but even the most experienced traveler will end up with a melted flat iron that couldn't …

15 Phone Hacks Every Traveler Needs To Know

How to plan for the worst, prevent insane fees, and make the MOST out of your device.<p>You're going to want to keep these three goals in mind:<p>* Have a plan if your phone gets stolen or lost.<p>* Prevent insane roaming fees.<p>* Make the most of your phone's capabilities with offline maps, translators, etc. …

18 tips that will help you stay safe when you travel

We've put together a list of tips for doing just that, consulting Anthony Melchiorri, host of Travel Channel's "Hotel Impossible"; John Rose, an aviation and terrorism expert and COO of travel risk management company iJET; Daniel Durazo, the director of communications for Allianz Global Assistance …

Newly passed air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’

After months of debate over the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, and at an apparent impasse over privatizing air traffic …

Things You Should Know Before Visiting Sicily: The Largest Island in The Mediterranean

Sicily is the southernmost region of Italy but it is undoubtedly a destination not to be missed in your Italian holiday.

Incredible infinity pools around the world

Swimming Pools

Paris Day Trip: Visiting Monet's Home and Gardens in Giverny

Paris Day Trip: Visiting Monet's Home and Gardens in Giverny<p>Updated on December 8, 2017<p>While there is certainly much to see in Paris itself there are …

Planning a week in Iceland ?

We have just a couple of weeks before we leave for our trip to Iceland. This is a trip that I have been dreaming about and planning for the last few months. I haven't even finished up some of my travelogues from last summer but I'm excited to write this planning post for Iceland. Like most other …

The Story Of The Travel Hoodie That Raised $11 Million In Crowdfunding

And the cautionary tale of what happened next.<p>Halfway through a seven-hour redeye flight, squeezed into an impossibly tiny window seat next to someone eating kimchi, I escaped into my hoodie. A hidden eye mask pulled out of the hood; a neck pillow, also hidden in the hood, inflated almost …

25 Travel Tips You Need To Know Before Visiting Spain

There’s always an excuse to visit Spain… whether it’s for the glorious sunshine, lazy-day siestas or soaking up those beautiful sights – the whole …

6 Must-Read Tips Before Your First Solo Trip

So you’ve caught a case of wanderlust. You’re following all the best travel blogs, you’ve read all the best travel books and you’re more than ready to get out there and see the world. The only thing holding you back is that you’ve never traveled solo before. We feel you. Traveling alone can be …

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23 Easy DIY Ways To Make Traveling So Much Better

Before you hit the road, hit the glue gun.

Cheap Flights To Europe, A Great New Booking Tool And Don't Lick The Walls. Really

Lots of stuff to get to this morning. Here’s what I’m reading about in the world of miles and points:<p><b>Cheap Flights of the Day:</b> Sub-$400 fares to …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your …

Google Flights

8 Travel Companies that Celebrate Solo Travelers

Courtesy of Four Season Serengeti Tanzania<p>The view from the Four Seasons Serengeti in Tanzania<p>How to ditch the single supplement<p>Solo travel is having …

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9 Top Tips For Travelling Solo

Going on holiday alone is a wonderful opportunity to do whatever you want to.<p>lzf via Getty Images<p><b>1. Plan but leave room for spontaneity</b><p>It's sensible …

25 Things Every Solo Traveler Should Do On A Trip

Traveling alone is a one-of-a-kind experience. Ask anyone who has done a solo trip and they’ll tell you. You can feel like you’re on top of the world …

17 Travel Apps to Make Your Holiday Travel Easier

<i>Photo courtesy of Thinkstock</i><p>Stop what you’re currently doing and download these travel apps.<p>You May Also Like<p>Mike Hallman New CEO at Medjet …

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Making the most of a long-haul flight

Flying long-haul can be tough, and I’m often asked how do I personally make the most of a long journey. Today I thought I’d share some of my personal …