All posts by Lane Nieset

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Tahiti, Taoahere Beach House
Taoahere Beach House

From the coastal road ringing around the island of Mo’orea, you can glance down at the lagoon and take in postcard-perfect views of floating, traditional thatched-roof bungalows. This is the money shot; the reason why Tahiti’s 118 islands are narrowed down by many to just two: Mo’orea and Bora... Read More

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Monaco courtesy of Monaco Press Centre Photos
Monaco courtesy of Monaco Press Centre Photos

Bringing you the world’s best travel destinations — and when you should visit them for the best value. Mention Monaco and visions of Bentleys and James Bond-worthy casinos instantly spring to mind. Measuring roughly the size of New York City’s Central Park, this principality along the Côte d’Azur boasts the... Read More

Jorge Franganillo/Flickr
Jorge Franganillo/Flickr

Bringing you the world’s best travel destinations — and when you should visit them for the best value. Thanks to its beachside locale and buzzing nightlife scene, the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region has long been a favorite for backpackers. Serving as a backdrop for films like Woody Allen’s “Vicky... Read More

Only YOU Madrid from Only YOU
Only YOU Madrid from Only YOU

Writer Ernest Hemingway once called Madrid the “most Spanish of all cities,” and made the capital a frequent character in everything from classics like “The Sun Also Rises” to short stories like “The Capital of the World.” It’s easy to see why Madrid’s Baroque palaces, bullfighting fiestas, and tavern-like... Read More

Paris boulangerie
Atout France Cédric Helsly

In Paris, you’ll find more than 71 Michelin star restaurants, each more creative than the next, and with price tags to match. But if you’re looking to indulge in French cuisine like a local, don’t feel like you have to go haute or go home. Here’s a few ways... Read More

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 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville/flickr/Andrew Piazza_
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville/flickr/Andrew Piazza

With more than a dozen theme parks — including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld — Orlando has plenty to keep anyone busy for a weekend down south. But if you’re looking for a post-Disney, amusement-park cleanse, Gainesville — two hours north by bus or car — is the... Read More

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Tuileries Garden Paris, France
Tuileries Garden/Atout France

In the 1954 film Sabrina, Audrey Hepburn famously said: “Paris is always a good idea.” But anyone who’s experienced the holiday crowds or summer heatwaves can attest that springtime in Paris has a certain appeal (no offense, Audrey). A bike ride past the budding tulips in Luxembourg Garden and... Read More

Ermita de la Virgen de Basardilla. DO Ribera de Duero. Olmedillo de Roa, Burgos
Valdubon Winery/Ferrer Family Wines

Picking a Spanish wine region to visit is just as tough as picking out a bottle at the shop. Each has its own flavor and style. Whether you’re a sparkling fan, or would rather have something that pairs with seafood (to sip while sitting seaside), here are three ways to... Read More

Nightlife in Old San Juan
Old San Juan/Puerto Rico Tourism Company

When it comes to island getaways, Puerto Rico is one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets. Almost the same size as the state of Connecticut, you could cross the island in just six hours. Yet despite its size, each part of Puerto Rico has its own personality. The north sports... Read More

Paris Accommodation from Oasis Collection
Oasis Collection

Searching Airbnb listings in big cities can be daunting. Whether you’ve been to Paris one or 10 times, it’s still the case. You can spend hours scouring apartment descriptions trying to find just the right price point and quartier for your ideal vacation. Enter Oasis Collections. Founded in 2009 in... Read More

Ibiza1 courtesy of Consell Insular d'Eivissa
Consell Insular d’Eivissa

The jetset island got its rep for a reason — this is the spot where the rich and famous flock once June rolls around. With a club scene that’s turned global, Ibiza attracts world renowned DJs and celebrities to its shores. But beyond the house music and electro there’s... Read More

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Gothenburg Harbor, Sweden
Göran Assner for sweden.se/Gothenburg Harbor

Stockholm gets all the attention from travelers, thanks to its chic cafes and trendy restaurant scene. But those in the know are heading out west to Sweden’s second-largest city, Gothenburg, that’s equal parts university town and seaside retreat. Known as the Gateway to the West Coast, it’s the perfect starting... Read More

Viceroy Miami
Viceroy Miami

As we enter August and the last few weeks of summer, it’s one of the best times of the year to hit Miami thanks to thinning crowds and families packing up to return to school. What’s more, scores of hotels are slashing their rates for this month and September. Case in... Read More

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Viking Freya Longship
Viking Cruises/Viking Freya Longship

River cruises are all the rage these days, with dozens of new ships hitting the market each spring in time for the season. While most people know the major players like Viking (or have at least seen the commercials while watching Downton Abbey), the concept of barge cruising is... Read More

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Cable Car to Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town Tourism

Summer in Cape Town may mean beach weather and festival season, but winter — spanning the end of May through August — is when you’ll find the city at its greenest. While this means prime weather for adventuring through the Cape’s natural wonders, travelers can also indulge in the city’s thriving food and... Read More