Since 1914, the second Sunday of May has been a national holiday to appreciate and honor motherhood. Millions of families in the United States celebrate with gifts, special meals, and acts of service for the maternal figures in their lives. It’s reportedly the busiest day of the year for restaurants, as well as for ... Read More ›
Just how long have passports been around? Why do we need them? How many people have them?
The questions are endless and the background behind U.S. passports is pretty comprehensive. That’s why we created this infographic to give you a little history lesson. There’s more to that little blue book than you know! Explore below.Read More ›
Americans can soon add Brazil to their list of possible last-minute travel destinations!
Beginning June 17, South America’s largest country will allow visa-free entry for citizens of the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Australia. Tourists from these select four countries will be able to stay 90 days at a time, during which you can freely leave and ... Read More ›
If the idea of sunbathing on a crowded beach or standing in line at the Eiffel Tower doesn’t excite you, then it’s time to look off the beaten path. The world is teeming with exhilarating and exotic experiences that stretch beyond the top tourist attractions. From unspoiled mountainscapes to secluded tropical islands, venturing off the ... Read More ›
Europe-bound travelers will soon need to add an extra form to their pre-travel plans. Beginning January 1, 2021, Americans must obtain authorization before entering a majority of the European Union. While not technically a visa, the paperwork will make last-minute trips to the world’s most frequently visited region slightly more complicated.
For the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, taking a trip overseas comes with an extra set of challenges. According to the Community Marketing & Insights’ 2018 LGBTQ Tourism & Hospitality Survey, international travelers listed safety and local anti-LGBTQ laws as top concerns—and with good reason.
LGBTQ rights and tolerance levels vary dramatically ... Read More ›
After a trip abroad, standing in line for hours at the airport is the last thing you want to do. Smartphone-equipped travelers can already check in for flights, find the best lounge areas, and even order in-airport food delivery from the palm of their hand. Isn’t there a way to speed up re-entry into the ... Read More ›
The recently disclosed Marriott data breach was one of the largest in history. Marriott now reports that about 383 million guests of its various hotel chains had their data exposed over the course of multiple years.
The attack, interestingly, did not affect guests of Marriott-branded hotels but rather the guests of Starwood hotels, which were ... Read More ›
As we mentioned last month, the US State Department updated its travel advisory system last year, so now every country always has a rating from Level 1 to Level 4. Level 1 means that you can travel to the country using the standard precautions that you would always use when traveling. Level 2 means ... Read More ›