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Virtuoso Travel Week: Shopping for Your Next Dream Vacation

Virtuoso Life August 8, 2018

What destinations are you interested in visiting over the next year? Any new experiences you’d like to try? We always want to hear your thoughts, but especially now, since our team will be taking over Las Vegas next week as representatives from hotels, tour operators, cruise lines and more from all over the world descend on the Strip for the biggest travel event of the year.

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Christmas In July: Make Your Holiday Vacation Plans Now

travel tips, travel destinations, Christmas in July July 24, 2018

It’s not quite the same as Christmas in July, but you can give yourself the gift of peace of mind by booking your festive season travel now. If you have a specific resort or destination in mind, you might be surprised to find how tight space is already for the period around Christmas and New Year’s. You can’t exactly go on vacation and leave a couple of your  kids behind because you couldn’t get another room. So do yourself a favor and start planning as soon as possible.

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Historic Hotels Of The U.S

travel destinations, Historic hotels July 10, 2018

Travel is a great source of nostalgia. That feeling of hitting the road and breaking free of your daily routine calls to mind the thrill of school being out and summer vacations of years past. No matter how old we get, summer is always waiting for us, letting us pick back up where we left off last summer.

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Fourth of July: Best Fireworks Shows

travel destinations, fireworks, Fourth of july July 3, 2018

July 4 falls on a Wednesday this year, throwing off schedules nationwide. But there’s still plenty to celebrate this Independence Day. Cities and towns all over the country will do just that with vivid fireworks displays. Here’s a sampling of the best shows from sea to shining sea.

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Top Kitesurfing Destinations

Adventure Travel, travel destinations, Kitesurfing June 14, 2018

It may look daunting at first, but it’s a fairly easy sport to take up. Yes, like any other water sport, you need balance and discipline. But in kitesurfing, you get a big assist from the elements. Given the right conditions, a novice can soon look like an old pro, and the experience is exhilarating for beginners and more experienced wave riders alike. Here are some of the world’s top spots for kitesurfing, whether it’s your first time or you’re looking for a new challenge. Just add wind and water.

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Top Gardens Around The World

Adventure Travel, travel destinations, Gardens June 7, 2018

If you have a garden, no doubt you’ve spent countless hours trying to make it just right. You’ve hand-selected flowers and other plants and researched the best methods for growing them and keeping them alive. For National Garden Week, we thought we’d showcase some of our favorite gardens around the world. While yours might never look like these, maybe you can take a break, plan a trip and get a few pointers.

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Top International Lakes To Visit

Adventure Travel, international lakes May 31, 2018

Last week we focused on lake destinations in the U.S. in anticipation of Memorial Day. We couldn’t write our favorite domestic spots without also mentioning some great lakes in other corners of the globe. There are few things better than hitting the water on a beautiful sunny day, and these lakes deliver.

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Top U.S Lake Destinations

travel destinations, U.S Lakes, Memorial day May 24, 2018

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, marking the unofficial start of summer for many Americans. It’s a holiday to reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women who gave their lives serving in the U.S. armed forces. It’s also become a holiday for backyard cookouts and getting out on the water. In that regard, the U.S. is blessed with myriad lakes that can be enjoyed all summer long.

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Top Safari Destinations

Adventure Travel, travel destinations, Safari May 17, 2018

Ask anyone who’s been on safari, and you’ll hear all about the transcendent beauty of sunsets, the majesty of the vast open spaces, the thrill of getting up close and personal with exotic animals. It’ll leave you with only one conclusion: You have to go see for yourself. As Richard Mullin said, “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.” Now that’s it decided you’re going, the question is which area you should choose for your safari.

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Top National Parks To Visit This Year

travel destinations, national parks May 17, 2018

They’ve been called “America’s best idea,” and it’s hard to argue given how much natural beauty the national parks preserve. There are 60 officially designated national parks across the United States and territories and the National Park System covers more than 84 million acres. With all that space, it’s hard to pick just a few parks to highlight, but you can’t go wrong with these favorites.

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