Snorkeling hot spots around the world (

By Yasmin Snorkeling is a truly extraordinary experience – when done right. But seeing a mass of flippers and tourists in bright orange jackets can often ruin your underwater tropical experience, which can leave you feeling less like the graceful Little Mermaid and more like Ursula, awkwardly bumping into your fellow snorkelers.

The World’s Most Beautiful Deserts (

By Katie The desert is probably one of the most over-looked destinations in the world. Tell people you’re taking a trip to the beach, the mountains or the forest and they nod their heads and say, “Have fun!” But the desert serves up the perfect challenge for adventure travelers looking to push their boundaries…not to mention, it’s incredibly […]

A First-Timer’s Guide To Rome (

By Katie Planning a trip across the pond this summer and have your sights set on visiting Rome? Amazing! This glorious, grand and gelato-filled city has plenty to offer but it’s good to get an overview before you dive in. 

Top 10 things to do in Bermuda (

By Katie If you have your eyes set on the Caribbean, then make sure you check out Bermuda. This fun-loving island has some of the most gorgeous beaches… just check out the color of that water! Boasting the best in adventure tourism, warm-hearted locals and some pretty amazing scenery, here’s where to start when planning your […]

10 Things To See And Do In Seattle (

By Alexandra The largest city in Washington State, Seattle certainly isn’t short on great things to see and do. Surrounded by nature, with Mount Rainier visible from some of the city’s higher buildings, it’s a great destination for everyone from culture vultures to foodies. We’ve run through some of the best things to do in Seattle, […]

100 Reasons Canada Is Great in Honor of Its 150th Anniversary (

by Andrea Romano Oh, Canada. There are so many things to love about the “Neighbor to the North.” The politeness. The maple syrup. The way Canadians say “out” and “about.” But the country is so much more than its most-known features. July 1, 2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, and that means there are […]

The Best Secret Islands on Earth (travel and leisure)

by Travel + Leisure Staff Hollywood scouts were on to something when they skipped over Mykonos and chose a secret island in Greece as the location for Mamma Mia. The movie was a $600-million hit, in part because it fueled peoples’ fantasies of escaping to a secluded island (and yes, those catchy ABBA tunes didn’t hurt). Surprisingly, […]

America’s Best Lake Vacations (travel and leisure)

  By Joe Yogerst Waking to another cloudless morning, you dive off your houseboat into the wild blue of Lake Powell in southern Utah. The water takes the edge off the heat, and you float along, contemplating a lazy day of navigating spectacular red-rock gorges and flooded canyons. Brian Raub, founder of, says lakes have an […]

New Zealand’s best beaches (

NZ’s coastline is dotted with a wealth of dramatic and beautiful beaches. Whether you’re surfing, swimming or sunbathing, there’ll be something for you just around the nearest cape.