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Destination spotlight: Canada

July 26, 2021

Of the many border reopenings we have seen both near and far, one right on our doorstep remained closed. But that’s all changing Aug. 9 when Canada opens to fully vaccinated American travelers. If you can’t get overseas for your next holiday, there will soon be a great opportunity to vacation in the Great White […]

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It’s not just for billionaires. Here’s how to book your space flight.

July 19, 2021

The era of space tourism is upon us. Richard Branson made his much-anticipated journey to an altitude of 50 miles on Virgin Galactic. There may be academic debate about whether it actually counts as space, but it was high enough to earn astronaut wings from the FAA. Go high enough to experience zero gravity and […]

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Destination spotlight: Ireland

July 12, 2021

Irish eyes will be smiling for us once more when the Emerald Isle reopens to tourism from outside the E.U. on July 19. It’s just in time to savor the last couple months of the glorious Irish summer and early autumn. With average high temperatures in the 60s, it’s a beautiful place to escape the […]

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What travel is like in 2021

July 6, 2021

Did you know that even if you’re traveling to a European country that doesn’t require fully vaccinated travelers to take a COVID test, if you’re flying through the U.K. en route you do need a test, even if you’re not leaving the airport? It’s an illustration of how challenging and complicated travel is in 2021, […]

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All-American adventures in celebration of the 4th of July

June 28, 2021

In many ways, this Fourth of July weekend will be the nation’s post-pandemic coming-out party. While COVID-19 isn’t yet defeated, close to half the U.S. population is fully vaccinated, with another significant percentage partially vaccinated. We’re thrilled that so many destinations closed off to us for more than a year are reopening, but the last […]

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Destination spotlight: Portugal

June 21, 2021

While Spain dominates the territory on the Iberian Peninsula, tucked into the western corner is a country that punches well above its weight to this day. Along with its neighbor, Portugal kicked off the Age of Discovery in the 15th century with innovative technology that helped sailors go farther than thought possible. Their mark can […]

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Destination spotlight: Spain

June 14, 2021

Tomes can be written about the rivalry between Madrid and Barcelona, Spain’s primary cities. Blood has been spilled, friends turned to enemies and bitterness drawn out for decades. And that’s just on the soccer pitch. Madrid was the seat of power as a newly unified Spain built one of the most powerful empires the world […]

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Destination spotlight: France

June 7, 2021

If you’re an avid traveler, odds are you’ve been to France at least once. It’s annually one of the top destinations for American tourists. But as the country reopens for leisure travel this week, it’s a reminder that even in the most familiar destination, things are constantly changing. Next time you’re roaming the streets of […]

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Getaways you can go on this summer

June 1, 2021

Summer is here and there’s a lot to celebrate. Perhaps the oddest, most difficult school year is over or coming to an end. Things are open! Unlike last summer, there are a lot of options for travel both near and far. If you haven’t made plans yet, you still can get something booked, but demand […]

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More destinations reopening for summer travel

May 24, 2021

Each announcement of a border reopening or removal of quarantine requirements comes with a feeling of euphoria about international travel resuming and the world once again being open to us. Last week was a very good week in that regard. Italy announced that American leisure travelers can enter without quarantine if they travel on special […]

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Your graduate deserves the Gift of Travel

May 17, 2021

This year’s graduating students have gone through challenges generations of students before them didn’t have to deal with. It’s not just getting the grades, passing the tests and writing the papers. It’s navigating the ins and outs of remote learning, trying to learn in-person safely and negotiating a hybrid version of both. It’s been tough, […]

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Celebrate Mother’s Day and Send Mom Away!

May 8, 2021

Mom: She does it all for the family. That’s been even more than usual over the last 14 months. She could use a vacation, and you can be the one to give it to her. No matter her travel style or what she could use right now — a getaway with the whole family or […]

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