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Most people hear the word “rainforest” and immediately picture the Brazilian Amazon or the lush jungles of Costa Rica. Not surprisingly, trips to these rainforest destinations are priced accordingly: Everybody knows about them, so trips are in high demand—and that means they can drive high prices. If “visit a rainforest” is on your bucket list Read More →

If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a pineapple under the sea, that fantasy may be one step closer to reality (only replace “live” with “stay for a few nights” and “pineapple” with “underwater hotel room”). That’s because a new proposed hotel promises to make underwater luxury stays a bit more affordable. The proposed Planet Read More →

Summer is the perfect time to sip cocktails alfresco, and what better place to enjoy the lazy days than on a rooftop with the gold-dipped skyline spreading out before you? Check out some of the best places around the world to grab a drink and soak in amazing views. The Rooftop Terrace, Berlin, Germany Location Read More →

These UNESCO World Heritage Sites have us itching to pack our bags and hit the road ASAP! Iguaçu National Park Why It’s Awesome: On the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguaçu National Park is home to one of the world’s most impressive waterfalls. Let’s just say it makes Niagara Falls look like amateur hour. Getting Read More →

The aurora borealis is the colorful phenomenon created when electrically charged particles within the earth’s magnetosphere collide with particles in the solar wind. The Northern Lights, as they’re also known, are best seen in late August through April from countries near the North and South poles. These neon ribbons of light are not always visible, Read More →

There’s nothing quite like the open road! It’s tempting to just get in the car and hit the highway, but road-trips are a significant investment of time and energy, and certain amount of planning can ensure you recoup that investment. Adequate preparation can also help maintain a positive state of mind, so you can both Read More →

For many folks, travel is a way to escape from the daily grind, relax, and gain some much-needed rejuvenation. But for the world’s more than 480 million business travelers, travel too often involves worrying about missed emails, dropped expense reports, or scheduling meetings or keeping a project on track from across different time zones. It can Read More →

The winter months of December through February — and sometimes through March — are notorious for flight delays due to bad weather. People risk delays during the holidays because they have long periods of mandated time-off and want to spend it with their families. But no one wants to request time off in February only Read More →