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Trying to choose where to stay in French St. Martin? It often comes down to two fab options – the culinary haven of Grand Case or Orient Bay (which lures windsurfers, kiteboarders and beach babes to its stunning white sand beach).
Discover 15 unbeatable things to do in Kauai for free! The Garden Isle offers tons of first-rate luxury experiences – completely on the house. Millionaire views of Waimea Canyon, anyone?
Wondering about the best part of Kauai to stay? From lush North Shore hideaways to beachfront resorts in Poipu, we dig into the spots that offer more than just a pretty view. Get ready to book the ultimate Hawaiian retreat!
Cool hotels you’ll love
Where to stay on St. Martin (French side) and St. Maarten (Dutch side)? We review the best hotels, from the boutique L’Esplanade to the stylish all-inclusive Sonesta Ocean Point Resort.
The resorts in Cabo, Mexico, are among the most deluxe in the world; the boutique hotels are cool too. (Pssst! Discover where the celebs like to bed down.)
For a luxury getaway, check out our list of the best hotels with private pool suites in the USA. In Chicago and the Poconos, the pools are actually in the room too!
“You can shake the sand from your shoes, but not from your soul.”
Our St. Barts travel guide shares the scoop on the best hotels and restaurants, secluded beaches and fun things to do on the swankiest Caribbean island!
Maui vs. Kauai: Which is better? Maui is more sophisticated, with better beaches. Kauai has Jurassic Park scenery and is perfect for adventure-loving travelers. But they’re both Hawaiian island paradises.
Discover the best Mexican beach towns, from quiet beach hamlets like Mazunte and Yelapa to luxurious coastal resorts like Cabo and Cancun.
Trip planning guides
Here’s what you should know when planning a trip to Italy. Buy tickets to major attractions in advance. Balance big cities with chill time. Think train travel (not car rental). Find more Italy travel tips in this essential guide!
Planning to visit the Caribbean island of St. Maarten and St. Martin? Lucky you! Here’s what to know to have the best vacation possible on this unique Dutch and French island.
Here’s what you need to know when planning a trip to Hawaii. Rent a car early! Avoid Golden Week. Save on flights with companion fares. Find more Hawaii travel tips in this essential guide.
Spotlight on Mexico
Cancun and Cozumel are two very different creatures. Cancun is famous for its glitzy resorts, white sand beaches and nightlife, while Cozumel is catnip for scuba divers.
Mexico City surprised us, pleasantly! For an awesome 3 days in Mexico City, this Mexico City itinerary takes you to the best cultural attractions, museums, cafés and restaurants.
Over the years, we’ve discovered amazing things to do in Cabo San Lucas. Whale watching. Hiking the Pedregal. Visiting Flora Farms. And so much more.
Can affordable luxury cruising get any better? Windstar has six beautiful ships – three tall sailing-style yachts and three small power ships. We love them all.
Check out our review of Holland America’s newest cruise ship, the ms Rotterdam, for our take on the cabins, dining, entertainment, pool decks and more.
How much champagne can a girl drink? Lots on Seabourn Cruises! Get the scoop on the suites, service and food in this review of the ultra-luxe Seabourn Odyssey.
Europe, here we come!
Our leisurely 14-day Croatia itinerary covers the beautiful Dalmatian Coast. Start in Dubrovnik, then island-hop by passenger ferry to Korcula, Hvar and Brac, before finishing your trip in Split.
Check out the most gorgeous places to visit in Italy. Rome, of course! We love Venice too (impossibly romantic). Then there’s Lecce. Packed with Baroque architecture, it’s sometimes referred to as the “Florence of the South.”
Porto vs. Lisbon: Which is better? That’s like choosing between wine and chocolate. The better choice for you really depends on whether you’re a city lover, culture craver, wine devotee or beach bum!
Wondering what to do in Hawaii? Check out these fabulous attractions and activities – from snorkeling with sea turtles in Maui to visiting the serene Byodo-In Temple in Oahu.
We have great restaurants, parks (can you say Butchart Gardens?) and awesome attractions. Check out our insider guide to the best things to do in Victoria, BC!
Discover the cutest seaside towns in Northern California on this Pacific Coast road trip! From Morro Bay to Mendocino and beyond, you’ll explore surfing beaches, redwood forests, wineries and more.
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