Michael Isenbek

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Margaritaville Announces $250 Million Bahamas Resort

<i>Why it Rates: This sprawling new resort offers a little something for everyone – families, fisherman, and</i> <i>luxury-seeking</i> <i>vacationers. —Mia Taylor,</i> …

Luxury Lifestyle

Top 10 Music Festivals for 2018

While the 2018 lineup will be revealed later this year, the four-day festival (August 2-5) is certain to live up to the hype as it routinely attracts …

How to Handle Unruly Seatmates

Sometimes, the skies aren’t so friendly and neither are your fellow passengers when you fly.<p>They can be rude and unruly, but you still need to get to …

Flying

Harry Potter Exhibit Set to Cast a Spell on NYC

It’s safe to say if you clicked this link you’re kind of a Harry Potter nerd, in which case, congratulations on your excellent taste.<p>You’re going to …

Books

The Perfect Place to Work on Your 2018 Goals

The time has come for everyone to think about what they want to improve on this year and think of things they want to check off.<p>In addition to …

Beaches

8 Reasons to Visit Maui in 2018

My husband says that Maui is like taking all the Hawaiian Islands and throwing them in a blender.<p>He’s absolutely right: It’s ideal for a first-time …

National Parks

Most of US National Park Service Advisory Board Resigns

Citing significant differences in vision with President Trump and Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the majority of the U.S. National Park …

National Parks

7 Traveling Lesbians to Follow on Instagram

One of the best ways to play “armchair traveler” and find places for your next adventure is to follow the travels of full-time travel …

Travel

4 Steps Before Getting a Travel Credit Card

Travel rewards enthusiasts are quick to brag about their conquests: The {insert absurd amount of money here} trip they got for pennies on the dollar, …

Personal Finance

United Offering Free Checked Bags for China Travel

United Airlines announced it would begin eliminating fees for a second checked bag on all flights between North America and China or Hong Kong …

Hong Kong

Top Apps for Independent Travelers

Travel apps have become an invaluable tool for globetrotters.<p>There are apps that can book discount hotel rooms at the last minute, snag you a table …

Apps

Thousands Stranded at Swiss Ski Resort

Approximately 13,000 tourists are trapped at the Swiss ski resort of Zermatt without electricity due to heavy snowfall and the threat of avalanches, …

Airlines Are Coming for Your Social Media

Consumers are spending more time online than ever before, and much of that increase in usage is attributable to the growth in mobile apps.<p>Armed with …

Customer Experience

Want to Fly to Area 51? Here’s Your Chance!

A highly secretive American airline that transports government employees to one of the most restricted areas in the country is looking for new cabin …

Area 51

Agent to Agent: Travel for One

<b>Dear Tammy:</b> I have noticed a huge trend in Solo travel for all age groups. How can I help those who want to travel alone when it comes to getting the …

Solo Travel

The Holidays Just Broke TSA Records

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened a record 42 million-plus passengers during the hectic holiday travel season.<p>The agency also …

Flying

When Should You Start Planning a Vacation?

I am trying to plan a trip to Italy, for me and my significant other, but I know it will take some time before we get there, for a variety of reasons.<p>…

Virginia Beach

Revisiting the Cruise Gratuity Bundle Debate

With the Cruise Critic news that both Royal Caribbean International and corporate cousin Celebrity Cruises have again raised their daily gratuity …

A Slice of Undiscovered Mexico

Many people we talk to have never heard of Zihuatanejo. At least, they think they haven’t.<p>However, in iconic movie <i>The</i> <i>Shawshank Redemption</i>, …

Dominican Republic

Montserrat to Expand Cruise Ship Access

One of the Caribbean’s genuine hidden gems is preparing to expand its visitor access. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) last month approved a …

Development Bank

The Millennial Travel Agent: Resolve Against Resolutions

With the dawn of 2018, many of us are eager to set New Year's resolutions, determined to improve some area of our lives.<p>But I gave up on resolutions …

Travel Industry

Family-Friendly Caribbean Resorts You Should Remember

The Caribbean is brimming with all-inclusive resorts in a way you can’t find elsewhere in the world. Maybe it’s the laziness beaches cause or the …

Dominican Republic

The Most Budget-Friendly Destinations for 2018

There are plenty of exciting destinations worth exploring in 2018, including many where travelers can save big on accommodations if they time their …

New Orleans

The Joy of Being a Travel Agent

Stacey Hartmann set a goal for herself to visit 50 countries by the time she turned 50. She traveled extensively in North America and to more than 40 …

Tourism

2018's New Luxury Hotels

Every year brings a new crop of noteworthy hotel openings around the world—properties that are highly anticipated among globetrotters far and …

Los Cabos

Find Fresh Powder in Europe

Chamonix. Davos. Zermatt. These names are European ski resort royalty.<p>And while they remain some of the continent's finest spots to play in the …

Skiing

Rebirth on Hilton Head Island

Walking into the lobby of Hilton Head Island’s Best Western Ocean Breeze Inn, you’d never know that just three and a half years ago, the property was …

Hospitality

Should US Airport Facial Scans be Illegal?

A pilot program being conducted by the Department of Homeland Security that involves conducting facial scans of international airline passengers may …

Immigration

Where the Travel Industry is Headed in 2018

If Johnny Carson’s Carnac the Magnificent was still on television, he would probably have a field day predicting next year’s trends in the travel …

Travel Industry

Hawaiian Airlines Flight (Literally) Time Traveled

Hawaiian Airlines passengers celebrated the arrival of the New Year twice after their flight traveled back in time over the weekend.<p>According to …