Beyond the Spa

‘Tis the season of resolutions…the yearly ritual of taking stock and vowing to make better life choices. Most of the time these include goals of weight loss, fitness training and meditation, but rarely do we promise to be more indulgent or treat ourselves better.

Dreaming of the Aloha Spirit

As the cold weather temperatures descend in Charlotte, many of us find ourselves dreaming of sunny locales. And, arguably, there is no better warm weather destination to ponder than Hawaii. These gorgeous islands of the 50th state are truly the stuff of vacation dreams.

Bring Your Appetite

Travelers who are, quite literally, hungry for great experiences have a growing number of choices for culinary adventure. Travel suppliers are busy creating unique and inspiring opportunities for the more than 75% of us who say food and wine are an important component of travel.

Sustainable Tourism

Like many modern industries, tourism impacts the world we inhabit. Most of us would rather be responsible tourists and work toward logical, sustainable practices as we travel the world—and that’s perfectly possible with the right tools and knowledge. 

Surprises Await 
Travelers to Israel

If Israel is on your list of must-see destinations, you are not alone. The Holy Land welcomed a record number of tourists last year, and expects even more this year to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the modern Israeli state.

Choice Destinations of 2018

While the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu top many travelers’ bucket lists, it sometimes eclipses the entire country of Peru as a “must-see” destination. This South American nation has so many fascinating treasures, both natural and cultural, outside of that famed mountain.

An Active Approach

For some of us, the perfect vacation involves finding a beach chair in the sun, endless buffets and bottomless drinks with umbrellas. But if that’s not your idea of a good time, there are plenty of healthy and active vacations to consider.

The Gift of Travel

It’s the holidays again, and that means the pressure of finding the perfect gifts for loved ones. Uncertainty about sizing and fit makes clothing a difficult choice, appliances or house-hold items are too impersonal, food and wine too fleeting. What’s a determined and generous gift-giver to do?

Experience of a Lifetime

With the rise of social media, travelers are documenting and sharing their experiences at lightning speed these days. As this phenomenon spreads, so does the desire to find more unique and authentic experiences to share. Where once it was enough to bring home a photo and a souvenir from a trip, now vacationers want intangible experiences that provide memories of…

Souvenir Showdown

Photos and journals are wonderful ways to keep a recent vacation alive in our minds, but nothing is better than bringing a piece of your globetrotting adventures home with you so that you can relive the wonder everyday. Home is where the heart is, and it should also pay homage to the other places where you left a piece of…