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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas/iStock

Good news for travelers who love sun and sand: The U.S. Virgin Islands are turning 100 this year, and to celebrate they’re going to pay you to visit. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Transfer Day — when Denmark sold the islands (St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas) to... Read More

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Rock Bar/Ayana Resort Bali

Whether it’s Champagne and caviar on a Parisian terrace, or a bag of marshmallows around a campfire in the Berkshires, there’s something intensely satisfying about eating outside. But these six outdoor restaurants take dining al fresco to the next level. A meadow in the Swiss Alps Day-trippers from Pontresina and St. Moritz often fuel up for (or... Read More

U.S. Virgin Islands

Cruise ships often bypass St. Croix in favor of St. Thomas, but if you’re lucky enough to set sail for the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, you’re in for a treat. The quiet island offers authentic culture and some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. Here’s where... Read More

st croix cuisine
Teresa Bitler

You don’t need a passport to experience delicious Caribbean dishes — just a plane ticket to St. Croix. The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), St. Croix is true foodie destination with fresh seafood, tropical fruits, and Caribbean comfort foods. Here are eight traditional dishes plus exactly where to... Read More

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Flickr/Dave Hensley

With 58 national parks to choose from, picking the park that’s the best match for your interests can be a challenge. We’ve taken 10 popular park activities and matched them to the best park for that activity, so the next time you’re wondering which one is best for you... Read More

What to Do & Where to Stay in St. John on a Budget

If sparkling turquoise waters and lush emerald landscapes are your idea of an idyllic Caribbean escape, then St. John is your ultimate paradise. This droplet of white sand and thick forest in the U.S. Virgin Islands is home to both Virgin Islands National Park as well as some of... Read More

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Puerto Rico, a great vacation place to travel without a passport

There are plenty of truths to travel, but today I’ll focus on just two. First, traveling to a warm, sand-fringed island can help a bad day, week, month, or even year seem inconsequential. Second, traveling anywhere that requires a passport undoubtedly causes headaches – just how big the headache varies... Read More

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In life, being in the right place at the right time is often due to serendipity, but in travel, it almost always results from good planning. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, venture out between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, destinations are still welcoming travelers... Read More

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The Caribbean isn’t exactly known to be cheap, but you can stretch your dollar pretty far on certain islands – even when traveling during the winter high season. Popular hot spots like the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and others offer great value in terms of easy access... Read More

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St. Croix

Book a last minute trip to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Island this summer and relax in this hidden treasure. Travel now from Miami to St. Croix for only $194 round-trip now till July 31. Guests must book by July 21, so act quick! St. Croix is the largest of... Read More

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

A centuries-old island paradise by day and maritime party town by night, St. Thomas in the USVI offers a plethora of activity options for visitors. From May 1 through August 31, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, a popular St. Thomas shores mainstay, is offering a 5-night package for four people... Read More

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iStock InternationalMake waves on your next vacation with one of our favorite beach trips

Set out on one of our 10 favorite beach trips and encounter the perfect spots to warm up. The beaches come in all colors – white, pink, gold, and black – and are either beloved for their superb natural setting, smashing eye candy, or unbeatable beachside activities. This winter... Read More

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This Thanksgiving, forgo the family tradition of turkey, stuffing, sweaters, and shopping, and instead relax poolside on the Norwegian Dawn as it sails through the emerald waters of the Southern Caribbean. Rates for the nine-night cruise start at just $429, a 73 percent discount off rack rates, and include... Read More

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THE LUXURY Azamara Club Cruises (formerly Azamara) provides destination-focused itineraries with lengthier port visits. On November 29, the Azamara Journey will sail the Caribbean on a 12-night cruise from Miami that includes visits to French-fl avored St. Martin and St. Barts, verdant St. Kitts, beach-centric... Read More


Summer rates on Caribbean cruises have begun to decline now that fall is within reach. If you can push off that vacation a bit longer, you’ll save a bundle on island-hopping cruises and can put that cash towards a deluxe cabin upgrade.Our editors have uncovered an autumn itinerary aboard... Read More