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Feb 5 2016

travel42 Best Of: Top 10 winter escapes

Category: Best Of | DestinationsMegan Leader @ 10:45

The groundhog has spoken: Apparently we're in for an early spring, but for many of us, that sunny weather can't come soon enough! That's why we have rounded up 10 of our favorite go-to escapes for warm weather in winter. Join us on a bright, cheery tour of some of the world's loveliest destinations.

1. St. Lucia. The island's twin pitons are More...

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Jun 9 2015

travel42 Best Of: Top 10 lodges for nature-lovers

Category: Best Of | HotelsMegan Leader @ 10:00

There's something about summer that draws us to connect with nature. We think some of the best summer vacations allow travelers to connect with their surroundings while still enjoying a little bit of luxury (or in some cases, a lot of luxury).

That's why we've compiled a list of our top 10 lodges for nature-lovers. From elephant sightings in South Africa to overnighting in the treetops of the Amazon and exploring the vast plains of Patagonia, these unique hotels give visitors a once-in-a-lifetime experience while immersing them in the local landscape. We've given you a snapshot of our hotel reviews for each one, but be sure to click through for more information on each of these exquisite properties.

1. Longitude 131, Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, Australia. If you want to experience the Australian Outback More...

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Feb 17 2015

Top 10 all-inclusive resorts to visit in 2015

Category: Hotels | ListsMegan Leader @ 08:08

At travel42, we're always exploring the latest and greatest hotels and destinations all over the world. So each month this year, we're going to share our favorite properties in various hotel themes. This month, in celebration of wave season and warm-weather destinations, we're taking a look at all-inclusive properties (but not just in Mexico and the Caribbean)!

For many travelers, all-inclusive resorts provide one of the most valuable assets on vacation: Peace of mind. We've scoped out 10 of our favorite all-inclusive resorts across the globe, from Patagonia to Cancun, Vermont to Thailand. Here they are: Our top 10 picks for all-inclusive resorts in 2015.


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Feb 25 2013

Australian vacations for every taste

Category: Megan Leader @ 10:11

As I read through our freshly updated and expanded destination guide for Australia, I was struck by just how much this island continent has to offer. It's on the bucket list of most travelers I know, but there were a few things that surprised me. The diversity of Australia's landscape is vast, from vibrant coral reefs to red-rock plateaus, bustling cities to sleepy seaside towns. No matter what your vacation style, Australia is sure to offer an itinerary that fits your taste.


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Nov 8 2012

4 fabulous hotels for a long-awaited visit to Sydney

Category: Destinations | General | Hotels | On The SceneCindy @ 05:31

I’ve had a yearning to visit Sydney, Australia, for as long as I can remember. Back in my youth – before e-mail and the Internet (imagine that!) – I had a pen pal there, and we wrote letters to each other (on paper!) and sent them around the planet via airmail. I usually got a letter about once a month, and she told stories of being a teen in Australia. I was fascinated with the country then and still am today. Somehow, it seems unfair to me that my daughter visited both Australia and New Zealand when she was only 13, and I have yet to get there! More...

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May 31 2012

Cool vacations to escape the summer heat

Category: Megan Leader @ 09:43

It seems that everyone loves and welcomes the transitional seasons of spring and fall, but in the more extreme seasons (summer and winter), people become very passionate about their opinions. I'm a big fan of summer. I like going to the beach and relaxing in the sun; but I despise cold, wet, gloomy winters with every fiber of my being—it gives me the shivers just thinking about it! I'm sure plenty of you are of the opposite frame of mind—you enjoy the brisk chill of winter and can't stand this blistering heat of summer that now seems to be upon us. If you're of the latter opinion, you're in luck, because I've rounded up a few spots that are balmy, breezy and might even require you to pack a jacket. More...

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Dec 21 2011

Five wheelchair-friendly destinations that any traveler would love

Category: DestinationsMegan Leader @ 07:19

When planning a vacation, it can be very difficult to find a city that accommodates individuals with disabilities. So many cities, particularly in Europe, South America and Asia, have cobblestoned streets and limited services for people in wheelchairs. More...

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