Barbara Holsey

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The Best Hotels In The US Under $200

When airfare prices climb, as they often do, your travel budget can become a bit tight. Even so, a low hotel price point doesn't have to mean mediocre digs.<p>We worked with Hotels.com to create an exclusive list of the best inexpensive hotels in America. To create this list, Hotels.com found the …

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Yes, they do exist! Reality check: Whether you are in a hotel, a hostel, a train or a cruise ship, the place might be crawling with these little critters!<p>But don't freak out! The idea is not to spend your travels looking like this:<p>The last thing you want to be doing on your relaxing vacation is to …

9 Gorgeous Hotel Villas in the Caribbean

Owning a private vacation home sure sounds nice, but people fantasizing about their own beachside property often forget that owning also means cleaning, maintaining, fixing, the list goes on... and it can end up being less of a vacation and more of a job! That's why we love vacation villas; …

Hollywood’s problem with women of color is even worse than you realize

Hollywood is playing with fire. American films have a significant global cultural impact on how and what people think, yet Hollywood has repeatedly …

The Best Cruise for You

Contemplating a cruise? With a growing number of vessels sailing the ocean every year -- each with an impressive lineup of itineraries, onboard amenities and lodging options -- finding the best cruise for you is no easy feat. After all, not all cruises are created equal.<p><i>Phil Comeau/ Flickr</i><p>Comparing …

The Best Cruises of 2014

The cruise industry has taken a publicity hit in recent years following some high-profile accidents and ship malfunctions. The subsequent media frenzy has left a lot of travelers wondering whether taking a cruise is a smart idea.<p><i>Victoria Herring/ Flickr</i><p>The truth is that now may be the best time to …

7 Reasons to Go to Miami this Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside! Blizzards are blowing. The sun checks out for the day by 5pm. You’ve got four long months of bitter chill ahead of you and …

5 Reasons to Visit Milwaukee this Fall

Set just 90 minutes apart, Milwaukee is often written off as Chicago‘s scrappy sibling. Yet in recent years, it’s evolved into a hip sister, infusing …

The 5 Best BBQ Joints In Chicago

For the smokiest, sauciest and most tender meat in town, taste-test the tried-and-true barbecue favorites in Chicago.<p>Whether it's Texas or Memphis-style, these are the five best 'cue joints in Chicago and beyond.

Chicago welcomed 46.2 million visitors in 2012 led by leisure travel

Chicago hosted a near-record 46.2 million visitors last year, with growth in overnight leisure travel driving the city back to pre-recession …