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Visiting Ancient 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 […]


Residents in some states will need a passport for all flights

UPDATE: As of Oct. 22, 2017, some of these states have received a new extension, so they will have until Oct. 10, 2018 to become compliant. That means residents will be able to use their current state IDs until then. For more, find information about your state here. Starting Jan. 22, 2018, residents in nine […]


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 […]


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 […]


Caesars to open 2 new resorts in Dubai

Caesars Entertainment is opening two new luxury hotels and a beach club in Dubai. The two hotels, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai and Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, are both non-gaming resorts and are expected to open by late 2018. Hilton Honors rewards benefits you never knew about The two resorts will be located on a man-made island […]


Alaska Airlines announces new policy for emotional support animals

Alaska Airlines has announced a new policy for emotional support animals and psychiatric service animals. The airline will follow some fellow airlines in requiring signed document from a medical doctor or mental health professional, at least 48 hours in advance of departure. However, the policy is separate from Alaska Airlines’ policy for traditional service animals. […]


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 […]


Denver International Airport closes last smoking lounge

Denver International Airport (DIA) is now a completely smoke-free facility. According to KMGH-TV, the airport’s last smoking lounge closed on March 1, 2018. The Colorado Tobacco Free Alliance launched a campaign to make the airport smoke-free nearly 10 years ago, in June 2008. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery said they have been working on closing all […]


Use your Alaska Airlines points on Aer Lingus

Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus are teaming up to offer mileage points across their brands. Alaska Mileage Plan members will now be able to earn and redeem miles on Aer Lingus flights and Aer Lingus AerClub members will also be able to earn and redeem miles on Alaska Airlines. Aer Lingus currently serves Dublin from […]



How to pack makeup in your carry-on bag: 2019 TSA rules

If you are taking a flight and not planning to check a bag, packing makeup in your carry-on bag (as well as toiletries) can seem like a complicated task. But if you follow the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) 3-1-1 rule, it is fairly simple. Click the links below to skip to any of the following sections: […]


Hilton Honors rewards benefits you never knew about

Hilton Honors members know they can get discounts on rooms, and occasionally a free cookie. But did you know there are even more benefits of the Hilton HHonor program? Hilton introduces a new trend: using loyalty points on Amazon Hilton owns more than 5,200 properties worldwide, and included 14 brands, including Hilton Hotels, Hampton Inns, […]


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 […]


Fly from New York to Dublin for as low as $148 on Norwegian Airlines

Norwegian Airlines is expanding their flights from New York to Dublin, Ireland, for as low as €120 each way (or around $148). The airline first launched flights from Dublin to Stewart International Airport in New York State and Providence, Rhode Island in summer of 2017, and will be expanding their service from Dublin to New […]


Airbnb is (slowly) adding hotels, verification process for hosts

Airbnb began as a way to find a place to stay when you didn’t want to (or couldn’t afford to) stay in a hotel. But the company has slowly been including hotels in their list of places to stay, and it is helping the company shed their “alternative” booking image. According to the company, 330 […]


Your Wine Flies Free on Alaska Airlines from 29 cities

If you are wine-cationing, Alaska Airlines may be the best option for your next west coast trip. The airline is expanding their Wine Flies Free program, allowing Mileage Plan members departing from cities in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho to check an entire case of wine for free. The Wine Flies Free program is not […]


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 […]