Destinations

Visiting Pompeii, Italy and hiking Mount Vesuvius

If you are traveling to Italy, visiting the city of Pompeii and hiking Mount Vesuvius are must-see locations. There are so many Italian cities with amazing history, but none have been preserved the way Pompeii has. We have some tips on how to get to Pompeii from Rome, Italy, as well as everything you need […]

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Hawaii volcanic eruption could affect tours in the area

UPDATE: The Kilauea volcano erupted on Thursday, May 3. Lava was seen running out of the ground on Friday, May 4, on the eastern side of the island, and residents were forced to evacuate. Authorities were telling both residents and guests to stay away from the area because of both high levels of sulfur dioxide […]


Southwest Airlines announces flights to Hawaii from 4 California cities

Southwest Airlines finally announced more details of their Hawaii flights, including that will be flying from four different California cities to the Hawaiian Islands. The initial cities that Southwest will be flying from are: Oakland, San Diego, San Jose, and Sacramento. The flights will be flying to: Honolulu, Kahului Airport on Maui, Lihue Airport on […]


Venice, Italy to ban tourists from certain areas of the city

Venice, Italy will be restricting tourists from visiting certain areas of the city during the busy holiday weekend of April 28 to May 1. Non-locals looking to visit popular destinations like St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge will be diverted to visitor-only routes. Unless you have a Venezia Unica pass, you will not be […]


Taking the Vatican Scavi tour: Visiting St. Peter’s tomb

The Vatican Scavi Tour, or a tour of the Vatican Necropolis, is one of the most exclusive tours in Rome, Italy, and maybe even in Europe! This is because they only let around 250 people in each day (compared with the more than 30,000 who visit the Vatican each day). You can only visit Ufficio […]


Visiting the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica

Visiting the Vatican can be an overwhelming experience — mostly because there is so much to do, and you don’t want to miss anything. From the Sistine Chapel to the Vatican Museums to climbing St. Peter’s Basilica Dome, you could spend days there soaking it all in. Here are some tips to seeing everything you […]


Oregon’s Tamolitch Blue Pool hike: How to get there

If you are looking for a great hike in the Western United States, a Tamolitch Blue Pool hike is an easy in-and-out trip with a beautiful destination. The Blue Pool is located on the McKenzie River Trail in Central Oregon, only about an hour outside of Bend. Learn more about the hike to the Tamolitch […]


Why you won’t want to visit London for the royal wedding

While it may seem tempting to visit Britain for the May 2018 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there are some reasons you why you won’t want to visit London for the royal wedding — and why you should just stay home and watch it on TV. According to VisitBritain, the UK tourism industry got […]


6 Best places to stay in Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho may be an overlooked destination, but it is quickly becoming a sought-after vacation destination. Whether it’s skiing, craft beer, floating the river, or catching a football game — you could easily spend weeks in the city and have plenty to do. Whether you prefer a hotel or bed & breakfast, there are plenty […]


7 Best places to stay in Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon is an outdoor lover’s dream. The town is full of adventure during all four seasons. But in order to really enjoy your experience, you need a great hotel. Here are our favorite places to stay in Bend, Oregon: Click the links below to skip to any of the following sections: Sunriver Resort McMenamin’s […]


Europe: Should I rent a car or take the train?

So you’re heading to Europe and have no idea how to get around? Transportation in a new country can be scary, especially knowing if you should rent a car or take the train. So which is better? Taking a car or renting a train is a very personal decision. There are pros and cons of […]


Norwegian Airlines launches $169 flights from the Bay Area to Rome

Norwegian Airlines has launched a nonstop flight from the Bay Area to Rome, starting at $169 each way. The route will fly from Oakland to Rome, and means Norwegian is the only airline to offer year-round, nonstop service from the San Francisco area and California to both Barcelona and Rome. They also offer more routed […]


Fly from the U.S. to Madrid, Amsterdam, and Milan for as low as $199

Norwegian Airlines is launching new flights from Los Angeles and New York to three European destinations. The low-cost airline is launching flights from New York City and Los Angeles to Madrid, Spain; New York City to Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Los Angeles to Milan, Italy. The flights will begin at $199 and $229 each way. […]



How to visit all the Star Wars: The Last Jedi filming locations

If you have seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, you may be wondering how you can travel to some of the locations seen in the movie. But where was Star Wars 8 filmed? Here is how to visit all the Star Wars: The Last Jedi filming locations (because it’s not always easy): Warning: There may be […]


Alaska Airlines launches service between San Diego and Mexico City

Alaska Airlines has launched nonstop service between San Diego and Mexico City, their ninth destination from the United States to Mexico. Passengers can already currently fly from Los Angeles and San Francisco to the Mexican capital. Alaska Airlines currently operates more than 100 flight a week between Mexico and California, to nine destinations, including Cancun, […]


Alaska Airlines discontinues flights to Havana, Cuba

Less than a year after Alaska Airlines began their historic flights to Havana, Cuba, the airline has announced they will be discontinuing the route. Alaska currently has a daily flight between Los Angeles and Havana, but will be redeploying their aircraft and staff to routes with higher demand. “Travel is about making connections, and we […]


Nude restaurant opens in Paris

There are a few sites in Paris that are clothing optional, but until now, none of them included a restaurant. The first-ever nude restaurant opened in the City of Lights last week, to very differing opinions. According to Paris, France newspaper Le Parisien, the new restaurant is (cleverly?) called O’Naturel — and is located int […]


United Airlines adds flights to Europe from SFO, NYC, and D.C.

United Airlines is giving North American passengers more options to fly to European destinations. The airline announce new nonstop seasonal service to Reykjavik, Iceland; Porto, Portugal; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Zurich, Switzerland. The flights will travel nonstop from Newark, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. — but connects to more than 100 North American cities. “As we […]


Hilton planning to open 100 hotels in Africa

Hilton is growing significantly in Africa over the next five years, with an announcement of a $50 million investment into the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative. The initiative’s goal is to convert around 100 hotels in multiple markets in Sub-Saharan Africa — or around 20,000 hotel rooms — into Hilton hotels, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, […]