Travel Trends: Roads Less Taken; Places Less Seen

Expedia.com analyzed thousands of data points this year to identify the top trends in travel for 2018, and the results show that American travelers are increasingly interested in novel experiences – places less visited and the unusual activities they bring. Highlights from the report include the rise of secondary destinations like Chiang Mai, the Azores […]

Revved for Relaunch: New Dawn for Jamaica’s Half Moon Resort

Half Moon in Jamaica’s Montego Bay opened in 1954 – just around the time that the first “Tonight Show” aired (with Steve Allen), the packaged TV dinner debuted, and Marilyn Monroe married Joe DeMaggio. Needless to say, the legendary beachfront resort is still going strong especially as it debuts with a new look and feel. The […]

Only in Vegas? You Betcha!

Only in Vegas is not just a maxim for the ages. It’s a phrase that packs a power punch. Las Vegas has always been the place where whatever happens there stays there and the phrase remains a perennial sales tag pegging the city as the ideal spot to let loose, go wild, spend money, have […]

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Latest Caribbean Hideaway Opens in Granada: Silversands

Luxury resorts in Grenada may be few and far between, but for this lush Caribbean island, that is about to change. The super luxurious Silversands will become Grenada’s latest and most luxurious resort with 40 decked out suites and nine stunning residences when phase one of the new development opens this month on Great Anse […]

Caribbean Bouncing Back Big a Year After the Storms of ’17

Barring any more hurricanes this season, the Caribbean is back. That was the word at this year’s Virtuoso Week where Karolin Troubetzkoy, immediate past president of the Caribbean Hotel Association, addressed travel industry advisors and media about the state of tourism in the Caribbean one year after hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria wreaked havoc on […]

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Orlando Vacation Primer: To-Dos from the Experts

Orlando, a perpetual top domestic destination, especially for families, welcomed 72 million visitors in 2017 – a five percent increase over the previous year, according to Visit Orlando, the city’s convention and visitors bureau. Various experiences, from theme parks to the Everglades, museums and nearby beaches is, once again, making Orlando one of this summer’s most popular […]