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This Alpine Resort Has the World's Highest Snow Maze

01/26/2023
Move over corn mazes! The winter version of the classic fall countryside activity is the snow maze. And one ski resort has laid claim to the highest alpine snow maze in the world.

Colorado’s Copper Mountain snow maze opened mid-January, and with a base elevation of over 9700 feet, the snow maze’s location on the mountain next to one of...

On the Night Train: How to Jump On Board One of European Travel’s Hottest Trends

01/12/2023
Europe is banning short hopper flights in a battle against emissions. The move is sparking a rail revival – and particularly a renaissance of night trains. This is something to celebrate, if you love rail journeys as much as we do.

Not just for the reduction in greenhouse gases; although Eurostar says that flying from London to Paris emits 14...

Did you Know? The Leaning Tower of Pisa is... 'Straightening Up!'

01/12/2023 in Pisa
Will it soon be named the Perfectly Ordinary Tower of Pisa? Will the Tuscan city whose claim to fame is an off-kilter tower fall into obscurity without tourists keen to snap photos of themselves pretending to prop up the Tower of Pisa?

Those are the questions we’re asking ourselves with the news that the so-called Leaning Tower of Pisa is...

Made You Look: The Quirkiest, Most Creative Tourism Marketing Campaigns of 2022

12/29/2022
Now that we’re traveling again, destinations around the world have been wooing visitors back – with promotional videos from the weird to the wild to the wonderful that have been vying for the attention of international travelers like us.

In 2022, did any of these campaigns make you look - or want to book?
 

Iceland Wants to “Out-Horse Your Email”

 
In a...

Celebrate Christmas in the Holy Land

12/09/2022
It may be the ultimate holiday trip: a visit to the land of the original Christmas story, especially during the holiday season. For many, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to sites referenced in the Bible that still exist today, like Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and Nazareth.

According to the Israel Ministry of Tourism, about half of visitors to the country are Christian, and...

Doing the Holidays Disney Style in Orlando and Anaheim in 2022

11/24/2022
The gift of travel can create precious memories of one of the best holidays ever, and Disney theme parks on both sides of the country have been arrayed in their festive best, unwrapping a full lineup of holiday cheer lasting into the New Year.

There’s still time to plan a Disney version of the holidays this year in Anaheim or...

Travel Black Friday Deals are Back!

11/24/2022
Travel is back! And after a couple of quiet years, so, at last, are Black Friday travel deals. If you have any thoughts of traveling in the next year or so, now’s the time to get some of the best prices on dream vacations.

We’ve selected some of our favorite Black Friday travel deals to show you here, but we...

3 Unique Ways to Get Active Outdoors in French St. Martin

11/10/2022 in St Martin
The twin-nation island of St. Martin is one of the Caribbean's most popular destinations. It's the smallest place in the world divided between two countries: the south end is Dutch and the north end is French. Famous for its beaches, shopping and gastronomy, there's much more to St. Martin.

Whether you're in St. Martin on a cruise ship port of...

On One of the Most Scenic Railways in the World, Switzerland Breaks Record for Longest Train

11/10/2022 in Switzerland
It's official! On October 29th, 2022, Switzerland's Rhaetian Railway (RhB) operated the longest narrow gauge passenger train in the world. And they did it in spectacular style, over the UNESCO World Heritage Albula Railway Line.

The Swiss passenger rail company linked together 25, 4-part, brilliant red railcars for the event, creating a 2084-yard long train – that’s 1.2 miles long!
 
Then...

Trick or... Travel: Top Hallowe'en-Inspired Trips

10/27/2022
Supernatural and macabre films, TV series, and novels feed our gathered-round-the-fire love of a scary story. But there’s nothing like the real-life thrill of visiting in person places around the world whose histories of hauntings, bone-chilling tales and ghostly sightings get our primal senses tingling while we’re standing right there!

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite spook-tacular trips:

London, England


London’s long...