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...But then I realized that a work of Hollywood fiction based on a short story from The New Yorker about a mountain range that doesn't even exist and a decades-long gay romance was probably not offering the most accurate portrayal of my destination. Wyoming has always been just off the travel radar - at least the gay travel radar - unless, as I found out, you're into stunning landscapes, crisp, clean air and some of the best skiing in the world.
Finding time to take a vacation can be difficult, not to mention financially cumbersome. Yet many travelers don’t consider traveling during shoulder seasons, which can offset some of those high costs. Keen to attract more visitors, destinations ramp up their activities and events during off-peak times, when hotels offer great savings to make the perfect package for any vacationer.
What caught our attention besides their newly renovated "sexy beach" project, new shack bar overlooking the ocean, amphibious pool servers that cater to all your needs, and the stunning vistas...were the drinks.
Babymoons have evolved from pampered weekends at Mom’s house to full-out luxurious experiences at top resorts. Future mommies have stepped up their pregnancy-travel games and are taking advantage of jetting off for some pre-baby rest and relaxation.
On a three-class service aircraft, everyone dreams of those coveted first-class seats. But when business class is the only option for upgrading, the prices are generally more attainable, but the service is just as good. For international airlines that only offer a two-class service, most try to ensure their business class is something their economy passengers will want to book in the future.
The cycling tour with VBT was going to take me through Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. I was traveling alone so when meeting the group of strangers for the first time, I was a bit freaked out, but thankful that I had opted to bring along my personal Wi-Fi device, so at least I could continuously post about how awkward it was to be where I was. Instead, I used that unlimited Internet to post my daily accomplishments to social media and brag about how great I looked in bike shorts.
We began our guide recommending the islands of Maui, Lanai, and Molokai for a perfect blend of tourism and culture. Part two focused on the active and adventurous “Big Island,” as well as the most visited island, Oahu, which offers both the densely populated major city of Honolulu and off-the-beaten-path options, like the North Shore. But we've saved the best for last, so now it’s time for Kauai.
I never had many issues flying domestic, besides the strange looks from fellow travelers. It doesn’t help that I usually travel in comfortable attire, and by comfortable, I mean sweatpants or shorts or a ball cap. I’m also partially covered in tattoos, which I don’t make an effort to cover up because, what would be the point in that? The occasional whispers and quick glances down from strangers, especially in connecting cities like Dallas or Charlotte didn't bother me.
Continuing our three-part series on how to see Hawaii for the first time, this installment moves on to the largest Hawaiian island, as well as the most visited of the six tourist islands. Hawaii is actually made up of eight islands, but Niihau and Kahoolawe are both off limits to tourists without special permission and permits.
We’ve compiled a three-part series on how to see Hawaii for the first time, and it starts with Maui, which has the perfect mixture of tourism and culture, plus two lesser-known islands: Lanai and Molokai, both of which are easily accessible from Maui and can provide an authentic Hawaiian experience.
There are travelers and there are “super travelers,” the savvy ones who are constantly booking new flights and always on the go. These are the frequent flyers who use priority lanes, know exactly which seat to book on each type of aircraft, and essentially feel at home in an airport. For those already at that level, or anyone aspiring to get there, this list will help you reach that super status.
The nation’s capital has become a culinary hot spot in recent years, with top chefs from around the world making their marks on the city. As a result, D.C. is eating up all they have to offer and still wanting more.
The city of Louisville, Kentucky—one of the destinations featured on Fodor's Go List 2015—is quickly gaining a new reputation with travelers from all over the world. Known best for the Kentucky Derby and its production of bourbon, this city is now surprising visitors with its unexpectedly hip scene.
What most travelers don’t know is that Bolivia offers a lot for the adventure seeker, as well as those set out to explore something new and mostly unseen. From the high peaks of the Andes Mountains, to the hot and sticky jungles of the Amazon, to the mind-blowing salt flats that can be seen from outer space, Bolivia has a little bit of everything.
The island is a place where visitors let go and leave feeling refreshed and reinvigorated. A lot of that is solely based on the chilled out atmosphere that permeates the air, and that is due to the Hawaiian culture that is part of each and every local on the island.