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Inside the 21st-century airship Airlander 10

A brand-new aircraft, dubbed the 'flying bum' (little explanation needed), is promising to make waves in the luxury travel industry and change the way we explore the world. Airlander 10 is expected to offer a new ‘air cruise’ experience – slow sightseeing from above in total comfort. Sounds ideal, but what’s the reality and when can we expect to board one? We spoke to creators, Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), to find out what Airlander 10 is all about.


5 reasons to love Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

If your travel takes to you to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to visit the Harley Davidson Museum, the Wisconsin State Fair, a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game or a Milwaukee Bucks basketball game, your gateway airport will be Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE). This two-concourse airport is served by 10 airlines, and the folks here go the extra …


13 Top Brazil Beaches

Explore the best spots for iconic sandy beaches and picture-worthy sunsets.


The ‘Queen of Beach Reads’ on Her Favorite Beach Town

Her guide to the ultimate summer destination.


The best car-friendly smart gadgets for your next road trip


Never Travel Without This Item, Flight Attendant Says

Getting ready for a big trip? According to flight attendants, you should never, ever travel without this one important item.


A traveler's guide to Hawaii's Molokai island


Chicago’s Neighborhoods Not to Miss

Photos by Jeff Marini Head to Hyde Park for live music and great jerk chicken. Chicago, the third largest city in the United States, has been called a big city with a small-town feel, mostly for its numerous neighborhoods that seem to bring things a bit closer together. Since the city’s inception, immigrants have set up enclaves—Swedes in Andersonville, Poles in West Town and then up Milwaukee Avenue, Czechs and then Mexicans in Pilsen, Puerto...


The Ideal Outer Banks, North Carolina, Beach Vacation

Photo by Lorenzo D'Angelo / Shutterstock A lovely village feel meets miles and miles of undeveloped seashore on Ocracoke Island. As a born-and-bred Tar Heel, I often struggle with recommending just one North Carolina destination to visiting friends and family. Do they crave craft beer, crisp mountain air, hiking, biking, and whitewater kayaking? I send them to Blue Ridge mountain towns like Asheville and Blowing Rock. If a hip college town and...


Pass the Popcorn—It's Time for a 4th of July Movie Marathon

How many can you cross off the list? Summer has begun, and the 4th of July is almost here! On Independence Day, we celebrate all things American with festive 4th of July decorations, outdoor cookouts, and the best patriotic country songs. As the excitement of the day winds to a close, there’s no better way to cap things off than with a 4th of July movie. If you’re ready to feel all the patriotic feels, pop some popcorn, dim the lights, and settle in for one of these top patriotic flicks. Epic war dramas, alien action thrillers, feel-good sports stories… this list of 4th of July movies has it all! Some remind us why we love to root for the underdog (e.g. Will Smith in Independence Day and Tom Cruise in Top Gun), while historical tales reenact pivotal moments in American history to keep our achievements—and those who fought for our freedoms—top of mind. An American Tail and Hamilton are our top picks for 4th of July movies for families, but you'll find many PG and PG-13 titles here to choose from. The best part? All of these films are available for streaming on services such as Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu, which means you can queue up an American-themed movie marathon right from your computer or phone—or take it to the next level by setting up an outdoor movie screen. So kick back, relax, and get ready for the show!


10 common misconceptions about the Canary Islands

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Whether or not you’ve made it to the popular Spanish destination of the Canary Islands, you might not be aware of some of the biggest common misconceptions around the place. This archipelago extends beyond just Tenerife, its most well-known hub, and there’s more to the …


The movies to watch when you want to travel but can’t

Take a trip around the world from the comfort of your living room with these 30 movies.


Has an Iconic Book Series Been Completely Ruined?

The storied '80s and '90s favorite is getting a revamp for the next generation. But does that ruin the fun?


20 Breathtaking Real-Life Places That Inspired Disney Movies

Go ahead and add Belle's cozy village to your travel bucket list. The quaint villages and grandiose castles in your favorite Disney movies weren't just dreamed up by animators. Many of these iconic locations were inspired by real life. From a tomb in India to a town square in France to an ice hotel in Canada, find out which of your favorite places from Disney movies you can visit around the world.


The Best July Events in Each State

Embrace the best of summer at these awesome July celebrations.


Deal alert: Bogota, Colombia, has wide open availability this fall at discounted prices

From its restaurants to its art and incredible views, there are a number of reasons to visit Bogota, Colombia. And here’s another: this fall you can get airfare to Colombia’s capital city at a steep discount for travel after Labor Day. Travelers from a long list of U.S. cities can get a round trip to …


Photo Highlights and Tips From an Iceland Road Trip

Capture the beauty of Iceland armed with these tips, tricks, and inspiration.


7 Iconic Frank Gehry–Designed Buildings You Can Visit

Photo by Checubus/Shutterstock Frank Gehry's unconventional designs often evoke a strong love or hate response in viewers. For more than half a century, Frank Gehry has been shaking up the architectural world with his revolutionary designs that blur the line between sculpture and architecture. In 2010, a Vanity Fair article described him as “​​the most important architect of our age.” However, his avant-garde buildings, which thumb their nose at...


I took a 'Downton Abbey'-inspired fine dining etiquette class. Here are 5 things that surprised me most.

Insider's Tufayel Ahmed took an etiquette class with Philip Sykes, the principal of the British School of Excellence, to learn dinner table tips.


Where to spot the best wildlife in every state

America's backyard is rich in wildlife and there are plenty of ways for animal lovers to experience it. From trails lacing through the country's top national parks to refuges taking care of our most endangered creatures, we reveal the top animal encounters in every state.


Here’s how to earn 40,000 miles and Alaska’s Companion fare with this card offer

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new card offers and information. While Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles are some of the hardest frequent-flyer miles to earn, they’re also some of the most valuable out there. And if you’re planning a trip — especially when it comes to international travel — you’ll …


Raise a Toast This Independence Day With Delicious Fourth of July Drinks

Cheers!


Hidden gem: The Canadian Marriott with a Nordic spa that stands in the shadow of Banff

Even if you have yet to visit, you’ve probably heard of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. Its majestic mountain peaks, hot springs, cool summers and snowy winters are pretty legendary. What you may not know, though, is how few points-friendly hotels there are in the area. While points hotels are not the be- all, …


38 Things To Do in Boston

Consider this the ultimate guide to the de-facto capital of New England.


Surprising and underrated places to visit in the US

These spots may feel a world away from the USA but they're actually right on its doorstep. From dinky German-style towns to cities with Spanish flair, we look at the surprising places that are closer to the States than you'd think.


The Best Room at... Le Bristol

Hotel Manager Leah Marshall takes T&C inside the Paris Suite at the iconic Rue de Faubourg Saint-Honoré address.


Riches to rags: tour 7 abandoned mansions once worth millions

Empty and unloved, some of the world's priciest properties have been forsaken by their owners, including royal residences, grand country houses and luxurious ranches. Often abandoned after a fall from grace (or outright criminal behavior!), we take a look at eight of the most expensive abandoned mansions, from a huge 'calendar house' with 365 rooms to the haunted Pink Floyd manor.


13 Best Places to Retire for Golf Lovers

From Florida to Hawaii, these destinations are home to the best golf courses.


18 Top Finger Lakes Wineries to Visit

In New York's winemaking region, riesling reigns supreme.


Behold: 55 Easy Summer Dresses You'll Wear All Season Long

It's our new warm-weather wardrobe.


40 Things You Didn't Know About 'Downton Abbey'

Like it got VERY smelly on set. Downton Abbey took the world by storm when it first premiered in 2010. Viewers couldn't get enough of the Crawleys, their relationships, and all the drama that took place inside those castle walls. To this day, fans can still visit a traveling exhibition that brings them behind the scenes of the show and back in time. In celebration of the second movie, Downton Abbey: A New Era, we're looking back at every bit of trivia from the original show. Watch Now on Amazon Prime Watch Now on Netflix


The 6 Best Off-The-Radar Destinations in the U.S. That Need to Be on Your Bucket List

From tiny towns in Arizona to California, these tourist-free spots are some of the best under-the-radar vacation destinations in America.


Meet the $25 Amazon Yoga Pants Travelers Are Buying in Every Color

Their flowy construction, supportive high-rise waistband, and relaxed fit makes them perfect for summer travel.


The Wilderness Is Harsh and Unforgiving — and These 10 Shocking Survival Stories Prove It

The wilderness is harsh and unforgiving. These brave souls faced it head-on and lived to tell the tale.


How to redeem Marriott points for upgraded rooms

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Ever since Marriott integrated Ritz-Carlton and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) into its umbrella program — Marriott Bonvoy — not everything has been perfect. Criticisms have been warranted along the way, to be clear. That being said, there are still some terrific uses of Marriott points, …


A rustic private island in Maine is on the market, but the owner will only sell to someone willing to stay overnight—despite perilous weather

Owner Billy Milliken told Insider that Ducks Ledges Island has dangerous conditions in the winter and no running water. It's not for everyone.


Revealed: The 3 most reliable airlines flying from the UK right now

Booking a flight at present probably feels like playing in a high-stakes poker game where the house always wins — the odds of getting through the whole thing intact, let’s face it, aren’t enticing. No, things haven’t been easy at airports lately. However, there could be some light at the end of the passenger boarding …


Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in New York City 2022

Parties on hotel rooftops and on river cruises for the best vantage points of the sparkling skyline event.


The Most Expensive Theme Parks in the USA

A visit to an amusement park can make for an expensive day out – a very expensive day out if you’re paying for a whole family, and particularly if you’re vacationing in Florida.


50 Amazing Places In the U.S. You've Got to Take Your Kids To

This country is incredible.


Top Travel Deals for July

There are many ways travelers can save this summer but here's a rundown of some of the deals not to be missed.


Take a Look at These Rare Photos of Buckingham Palace Through the Years

See how the Queen's home has evolved since she moved in. Not only is Buckingham Palace one of the most beautiful places in the world, but it also carries with it a rich history dating back hundreds of years. Some features have remained the same over time—like the famous Grand Staircase—while other elements have been upgraded over time. In the seven decades of her reign, Queen Elizabeth has influenced the decor and helped the palace maintain its position of prestige. See the evolution of the Queen's home from the 1800s to now in these rare photos of Buckingham Palace.


Feast your eyes on these lovely lighthouses

Not just navigational tools for ships, many of the world’s lighthouses have earned a reputation as beautiful attractions in their own right. From idyllic traditional designs to modern architectural feats, these stunning beacons of light are well-loved parts of the coastlines they adorn – click or scroll through to feast your eyes on the prettiest lighthouses on the planet.


It's Impossible Not to Smile at These Adorable George and Amal Clooney Moments

From red carpet to royal wedding, this A-list couple makes hearts melt whenever they step out together.


Great Florida Beaches for Camping

From Bahia Honda to St. George Island, these spots are perfect for camping fans. The post Great Florida Beaches for Camping appeared first on Florida Travel + Life.


Monster of Rock Cruise announces 2023 lineup and Port Canaveral as departing port

Tesla, Winger, Queensrÿche, Saxon, Extreme, Autograph are among the biggest names that will perform on the 11th voyage of the Monsters of Rock Cruise, organizers have announced. The five-day/five-night full-ship music charter will set sail April 29 through May 4, 2023 aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas and depart out of Port Canaveral. More […] The post Monster of Rock Cruise announces 2023 lineup and Port Canaveral as departing port...


A Guide to Barbecue Around the World—in All Its Tangy, Spicy, and Charred Glory

A roadmap for exploring tasty traditions in more than 20 countries.


These 4th of July Barbecue Recipes + Sides Are Just What You Need

Happy birthday, America!


16 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

For these small towns, summer is the best (and prettiest!) time to visit.


This Flight Attendant-approved Luggage Cup Holder Is the Most Genius Travel Accessory We've Ever Seen

And it’s only $14 on Amazon right now thanks to a special on-site coupon.