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Ongoing Cyber Monday Deals and Travel Tuesday Discounts to Book Now

Save on Southwest flights, international hotels, expedition cruises, and more.


Alberta ups screening, tracing as it prepares for first Omicron COVID-19 cases

EDMONTON — Alberta does not yet have any reported cases of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, but the province's chief medical officer of health says it's realistically only a matter of time. "It is very likely that Omicron will eventually reach our province," Dr. Deena Hinshaw told reporters Monday. "Our goal now is to delay the spread of Omicron until we learn more about it." As a result, Hinshaw said Alberta is ramping up tracing and testing...


These Oprah-approved Sleep Earbuds 'Are So Darn Comfortable' — and on Sale for Black Friday

The noise-cancelling headphones are perfect for travel.


TSA Screens More Than 10 Million Passengers Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Specifically, on Sunday, More than 2.45 million passengers passed through U.S. airports.


Family travel tips everyone should know

As the world opens up, family holidays overseas are possible once again and many parents are keen to make up for lost adventures. But travelling with children can be fraught with stress, especially as we’re all a little out of practice. Here are our top tips for ensuring that your holiday thrills the kids and has you arriving home recharged – and not in urgent need of another break (for one...).


Power of Mother Nature: 2021’s worst weather events

From record-breaking wildfires and devastating droughts to terrifying earthquakes and catastrophic flooding, 2021 has had its share of incredible and powerful weather events around the world. Read on to explore our selection of this year’s most spectacular weather images that showcase Mother Nature in full force.


UK Will Now Require PCR Tests for International Travelers Upon Arrival

The change comes just weeks after the country eased its entry protocols.


Thailand Festival Honoring Its Monkeys Returns, Welcoming Back Tourists

The monkeys feasted on thousands of dollars worth of fruit.


These Top-rated Target Backpacks, Luggage, and Travel Accessories Are on Sale for Black Friday

Prices start at $14.


10 Key Travel Advisories Announced in November

The US State Department issued dozens of updated travel advisories over the past month but some are more notable than others.


Andrea Bocelli's Popular Holiday Concert Is Back — Here's How You Can Livestream It From Home

The rebroadcast of the concert will premiere on Dec. 10.


AirPods and Apple Watches Are at Nearly Record-low Prices for Cyber Monday

Plus more Apple deals you won’t want to miss.


Abandoned sacred places left to ruin

The world is full of magnificent spots which were once sacred to lost civilizations. The new book Abandoned Sacred Places by Lawrence Joffe, explores the most amazing in the world. We've handpicked some of the most famous and fascinating to discover the history that lies behind them.


Alaska Airline's Cyber Monday Sale Has Flights for $29

It's never too early to start planning your winter getaway.


London's Christmas Light Display on Carnaby Street Is Going Virtual This Year — How to See It From Home

Nothing like hopping across the pond for the holidays...without having to leave home.


40 Amazing Travel Deals You Can Still Shop Post-Cyber Monday

Everything from Apple AirPods to Tumi Luggage is still majorly marked down!


Watch the Northern Lights From This Modern Igloo in the Alaskan Forest

Vacation packages are on sale for the 2022-2023 season.


Nordstrom Added a Ton of New Deals for Cyber Monday—Here Are Our Favorites

Shop cashmere leggings, Tumi luggage, and more.


This Travel Kit Is Full of Skin-Firming Products, and It's 30% Off Until Midnight Only

All the anti-aging products you need when you’re on the go.


This Best-selling Heated Vest Is Still on Sale for Cyber Week

Don’t wait to shop this seasonal deal.


The strangest things that have ever washed up on beaches

It's almost a given that you'll find seashells, seaweed and the occasional piece of driftwood on a seashore. But you wouldn't expect to see an unexploded bomb, hundreds of plastic eggs or brand-new motorbikes littering the beach. Some pretty weird things wash up on beaches around the world, so keep an eye out the next time you're at the coast.


Louis Vuitton Will Livestream Virgil Abloh's Final Show Tonight — Here's How to Watch It From Home

The brand is honoring the late designer the best way they know how.


Airline News: Top Air Travel Stories From November

Here are the top headlines from the month.


6 travel trends to expect in 2022

Many of us will be taking our first international trips since the pandemic in 2022, but how will the world of travel look different?


Rome's Artisanal Food Shops Are Staging a Comeback—And They're Cooler Than Ever

Once an endangered breed, botteghe are back in business in the Eternal City.


The Best Travel Books of 2021

Curl up this winter with some of the best travel books published this year.


Photos of the world's prettiest ports captured from above

From Nordic beauties to Caribbean stunners, set sail on a virtual voyage around the prettiest ports on the planet.


Banyan Tree Just Opened a New Resort Celebrating Mexican Culture and Cuisine

It's a place where you can both relax and dig deep into the history of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


NYC's Newest Attraction Takes Guests on a Flying Adventure Over the Iconic Skyline

Here's a chance to see the city's famous sights from a bird's eye.


Travel industry bracing for customer concerns as Omicron variant emerges

TORONTO — The emergence of a new COVID-19 variant has Canada's travel industry bracing for an influx of customer concerns and worried about whether the sector's recent rebound will be put on hold again. With little known about the new variant and how vaccines will fare against it, the hospitality industry worries some will cancel travel plans, even if public health advice around vacations doesn't change. Travel agents and associations said...


Natural wonders that no longer exist

While many of us dream of visiting the Grand Canyon, exploring the Great Barrier Reef or seeing the Northern Lights, there are some amazing sights that’ll sadly never be able to grace our wish lists. From sea arches that were torn down by crashing waves to glaciers that disappeared due to climate change, discover the stunning natural wonders that are now gone forever.


Your Favorite East Coast Resort Is Heading West — Here's Where You Can Find Gurney's in Arizona

Montauk and Newport bliss come to Scottsdale, Arizona.


This Oaxacan Beach Town Is a Surfer's Paradise — and It's on the Rise Among Digital Nomads

Puerto Escondido, a Oaxacan beach town that's famous for its giant waves, is now attracting a new generation of backpackers and digital nomads.


This Water-resistant Carry-on Backpack Has Over 5,000 Five-star Ratings — and It's Up to 65% Off Right Now

Traveling and commuting are about to get so much easier.


The most majestic cathedrals on Earth

All of these mesmerising structures are so much more than just places of worship. From recognisable city icons to cathedrals-turned-museums, these incredible buildings range from the historic to modern, yet all are utterly stunning. Here, we take a look at the world's most beautiful cathedrals.


Deserted and desolate: Europe's abandoned towns

Silent streets, vacant houses and dilapidated buildings, Europe is riddled with eerie ghost towns. From depopulated military and mining towns and drowned villages to age-old enclaves destroyed by war and disasters or desolate modern developments abandoned due to economic decline.


Germany's incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Germany has seen all forms of human and natural history, and its landscapes and cities still have many of those stories on display. There are sites bearing witness to the first humans arriving on the continent of Europe, soaring places of worship and architectural achievements that have influenced the rest of the world. From monuments to mudflats, here are some of the most historic sites in Germany according to the UNESCO World Heritage list.


Where to Shop for Travel Gifts on Small Business Saturday

These options come with an extra dose of customer care.


New 'Omicron' variant prompts Canada to ban visitors from southern Africa

OTTAWA — Canada is closing its borders to visitors from southern Africa after the discovery of a concerning new COVID-19 variant was detected in the region. The new variant, dubbed Omicron, first emerged in South Africa and coincided with a steep rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in that region in recent weeks, according to the World Health Organization. "We are therefore acting quickly in order to protect the health and safety of Canadians,"...


U.S. not currently contemplating wider travel limits in face of Omicron, Biden says

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is urging Americans to confront Omicron with caution instead of panic, insisting Monday it's too soon to say whether the heavily mutated, highly contagious COVID-19 variant will demand wider limits on travel into the United States. For now, the Biden administration's strategy will instead be to double down on convincing people to get vaccinated if they aren't already, and to get a booster shot as soon as possible...


Captivating castles where you can spend the night

Ever wanted to dive straight into the pages of a fairy tale? These most fantastical hotels let their guests do exactly that. From age-old historic strongholds that have stood to majestic modern structures, these castle stays are sure to fire the imagination. Here's our pick of some of the most amazing castles to spend the night in. Always check travel restrictions and local COVID-19 guidance before booking.


All aboard: the UK's most charming train stations

Whether it's trailing through England's capital or the scenic countryside, every train journey has to start and end somewhere. From Victorian feats of engineering to cutting edge contemporary designs, here we take a look at the UK’s favourite train stations.


These worldwide wonders have only just been uncovered

Fresh perspectives thanks to new technology, new excavations and curious amateurs have helped unearth some of the world's greatest treasures in the last 50 years. From secret Maya pyramids and fascinating fossils to buried treasures and hidden cities, we bring you some of the most exciting archaeological discoveries of modern times.


This Waterfront Home in Hudson Valley Just Hit the Market for $45 Million — Take a Look Inside

It's a true architectural masterpiece.


The weirdest dog breeds

Dog parks are full of Labradors, French bulldogs, and Australian shepherds, but every once in a while there’ll be a one-of-a-kind dog that looks like it came straight from another planet. Check out these 20 strange dog breeds that will definitely catch your eye!


Hawaii to Lift COVID-19 Capacity Restrictions Dec. 1 — What to Know

Hawaii's indoor mask mandate and Safe Travel Program will still be in place.


Brilliant bears caught on camera

From the brown bears of North America to the giant pandas of South East Asia, the bear is a truly magnificent creature. With the help of the new book, Bears by Tom Jackson, we look at some of the most interesting facts about these mammals, alongside stunning photographs that capture their beauty.


Antarctica's ice runway and more terrifying airport landings

Seatbelts fastened? Tray table in the upright position? Excellent, because you’re in for a bumpy ride. Here we take a look at the world’s most scary airport landings.


This 'House of Gucci' Experience in Italy Is Complete With Tuscan Views and a Private Tour of the Gucci Museum

No drama included.


I quit my job to travel and work remotely 5 years ago — here's what I wish I knew before

If she started over, Stephanie Smolders says she'd bulk up on savings and be more flexible with flights and travel plans.