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Death Valley: Stars, Star Wars & Strange Sybaritics

  There may be much to say about a 3.3 million-acre national park harboring destinations with names like “Badwater” and “Devil’s Golf Course”. But such natural oases of frontier life are rare these days and have much to offer to those adventurous enough to leave the safety of neon and traffic and travel to where […]

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Best Bets in Bangkok for Thai Massage Treats

While Bangkok offers all the film-quality intrigue of steamy, crowded streets, exotic foods and seductive shopping opportunities, it also offers a buffet of treats for tired bodies through a surfeit of spas. These can range from impromptu storefront set-ups to eye-popping palaces of sensual splendor, but they will all be sure to offer one primary […]

Transformative Trips: 6 Trends for Wellness Travel

By Bill Becken, MultiView In an increasingly chaotic world it is not surprising that wellness travel should be the fastest-growing sector of the travel industry. According to a study by the Florida-based Global Wellness Institute, travelers are spending more than $500 million on wellness trips, comprising some 15 percent of the global travel pie.

Travel Stocking Stuffers – Wrap ‘em Up

Santa in the Desert Imagine a Christmas Eve fantasy come to life, complete with holiday dinner served in-person by Santa’s merry elves, plus $2,000 in shopping mad money, a private movie screening just for friends and family, bedtime stories with cookies and milk presented by the elves, a private breakfast with Santa, a keepsake family […]

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Seven Travel Trends to Expect in 2018

It’s not hard to read the tea leaves if you have data from more 128 million real guest reviews and research from 19,000 travelers across 26 countries around the world. Booking.com did just that and came up with a list of the biggest travel trends for 2018.

Activating the Activacation: Fab Fitness Stays

Younger travelers are swapping beaches and beers for action-packed, celebrity-inspired fitness getaways, often with the goal of shooting “welfies” – workout selfies from very cool places. A Hotels.com Activacations Survey shows a whopping 80 percent of 18-35 year olds now consider keeping fit one of the most important parts of their holiday experience, compared to only […]