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Don’t want to be bored on your next vacation? Skip these ten spots (which were recently deemed the least fun destinations in the country) in favor of the most entertaining cities in the United States. Finance site WalletHub ranked the 182 most populated cities in the US to determine the list of the most fun […] The post The 10 Least Fun Cities in America 2022 appeared first on SmarterTravel.
If you’ve ever traveled for an important event where you want to look glam (like a destination wedding), you know that trying to do your hair with the weak wall-mounted hotel hair dryer can be a struggle that leaves your strands fried and frizzy. However, packing a hair dryer, straightener, brushes, and other tools isn’t […] The post Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler Complete Long Set Review appeared first on SmarterTravel.
Florida may be synonymous with sun and sand, but only a few resorts actually put you right on the beach. From a top-notch spa to a secluded island, here are the very best Florida beach resorts based on beach access, amenities, and TripAdvisor ratings. The post The 16 Best Florida Beach Resorts appeared first on SmarterTravel.
If you’ve ever sat in an even smaller than normal coach seat, had the same flight canceled/rescheduled multiple times, or fought with a rude customer service agent—then you know that the airline you fly with can make a huge difference in the pleasantness of your trip. Improve your chances of having a good flight by […] The post The Best and Worst Airlines for 2022, Ranked appeared first on SmarterTravel.
Delta Air Lines will begin offering free Wi-Fi on most domestic flights starting February 1. The free Wi-Fi service will be available on more than 500 planes serving Delta’s most popular routes across the continental US beginning February 1, and will be rolled out across the airline’s global fleet by the end of 2024. To […] The post Delta Rolls out Free Wi-Fi on All Flights appeared first on SmarterTravel.
Sales of tiny travel sized bottles may plummet in the United Kingdom, as the British government recently announced plans to loosen security checks at airports. By utilizing new technology at security checkpoints, flyers at airports across the UK will soon be allowed to bring liquids in containers of up to two liters in airplane cabins, […] The post UK to Drop 3-1-1 Liquids Rule for Flights, Will US Follow? appeared first on SmarterTravel.
Let 2023 be the year that you stop dreaming about that bucket list trip and finally book it. From watching the sunrise atop Kilimanjaro to exploring secret slot canyons in Jordan, these are the trips you’ve been waiting for. World Expeditions Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route After hiking through Kilimanjaro’s varied terrain, your reward arrives on day […] The post 10 Trips of a Lifetime to Take in 2023 appeared first on SmarterTravel.
Pack up the sleigh and wrap yourself in your coziest scarf. We're going on a tour of 10 Christmas scenes around the world, from citywide celebrations to cheery holiday markets. The post Christmas Celebrations Around the World appeared first on SmarterTravel.
Editor’s Note: This story is sponsored by Air France. The key to a successful European vacation? Flying the right airline. Start your trip to Europe off on the right foot by booking your flight with Air France. The in-flight experience, wide range of direct flights, and discounts on accommodation will make your next trip one […] The post 10 Reasons to Book a Trip to Europe With Air France appeared first on SmarterTravel.
Editor’s Note: The author of this story was hosted by Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center is more than just a hotel, it is an experience. From on-site shopping and dining to Soundwaves, a 4-acre, 3-level upscale indoor/outdoor water attraction, you’ll never cease to be amazed during your stay at […] The post SmarterTravel Spotlight: Gaylord Opryland Resort appeared first on SmarterTravel.
We’ve all heard the stock response when complimenting a friend’s amazing home decor or deceptively useful new gadget: “thanks, I got it on Etsy.” As the virtual capital of “cool stuff” online, Etsy has everything that travel enthusiasts could want. Whether you’re taking these items on the road or bringing them into your home to […] The post The 10 Best Travel Items You Can Get on Etsy appeared first on SmarterTravel.
Looking for a new tradition? Be inspired by what other cultures do to celebrate the New Year! The post 12 New Year’s Traditions from Around the World appeared first on SmarterTravel.
All of the products featured in this story were hand-selected by our travel editors. Some of the links featured in this story are affiliate links, and SmarterTravel may collect a commission (at no cost to you) if you shop through them. Next time you’re packing your carry-on for a flight, throw a gallon-sized Ziploc bag […] The post Why You Should Always Bring a Large Ziploc Bag on a Flight appeared first on SmarterTravel.
You’ve spent hours sifting through hundreds of listings to find that perfect vacation rental for your next trip—but there’s a few precautions you should take before you book. Vacation rental scams are on the rise. Watch out for these five red flags and avoid becoming a victim the next time you travel. Requiring Payment on […] The post 5 Vacation Rental Scam Red Flags to Watch For appeared first on SmarterTravel.
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to change bad habits and make resolutions. This year, why not make a few travel-themed pledges—specifically, packing-focused ones? Committing to these five packing resolutions will help make your next trip easier and more enjoyable. Stop Overpacking and Go Carry-on Only Lost luggage was on the […] The post 5 Packing Resolutions to Make This Year appeared first on SmarterTravel.
“I never wear this at home, so now’s my chance to get some use out of it!” … “What if I get invited to a fancy dinner?” If this is how you think when you pack, it’s no wonder you wind up with an overweight bag and an injury from hauling it around. Here are […] The post 9 Tips to Finally Stop Overpacking appeared first on SmarterTravel.
Crisp sheets, cloud-like duvets, and someone else making the bed for you—a hotel bed always feels way more luxurious than our simple one at home. Fortunately, we can help you recreate the feeling of a five-star hotel bed in your own bedroom (at least, the linen aspect—there’s no bed-making robot that we know of out […] The post The Best Hotel Quality Bedding for Home appeared first on SmarterTravel.
Many people may not realize that two of the five largest cities in North America aren’t in the U.S.—Mexico City is number one, and Toronto, Canada comes in at number four. Toronto is a booming tech city and has a lot to offer—from great shopping, sightseeing, museums, and even some spectacular day trips. We’ve got […] The post Toronto Travel Guide appeared first on SmarterTravel.
When it comes to choosing a good jacket for travel, there’s an important factor you should consider alongside color and style—is down or synthetic insulation better? The answer to that question really depends on your travel style and preferences. All of the products featured in this story were hand-selected by our travel editors. Some of […] The post The 5 Best Synthetic Jackets for Travel appeared first on SmarterTravel.
Passport wallets are more than just protective cases for your most important travel document. When done right, a good passport holder is a tool for protecting and organizing all your important travel documents. Here are the best passport holders for your next trip abroad. Ranking Wallet Type of Closure Number of Passport Pockets Separate Coin […] The post 21 Essential Passport Wallets and Holders for Travelers appeared first on SmarterTravel.
Your cellphone is an incredibly powerful tool, especially when you’re traveling in another country. The maps, directions, translations, restaurant reviews, “things to do” searches, and call capabilities make it pretty essential. But using a cell phone abroad can be expensive, especially if you don’t know your options. With a little knowledge and planning, you can […] The post How to Use Your Phone Abroad appeared first on SmarterTravel.
If you plan your trips around the best hikes, ski slopes, walking routes, or other fitness-focused activities, then you know that packing the right gear can make all the difference in your comfort and happiness levels. Here are eight essential items you should bring on every active adventure. All of the products featured in this […] The post The Best Travel Gear for Fitness-Focused Trips appeared first on SmarterTravel.
You don't want to be stuck on a long flight without these essential 15 items in your personal bag ... trust us, we've been there. The post The 15 Items You Need to Survive a Long-Haul Flight appeared first on SmarterTravel.
If you have any travel-lovers on your list this year, they most likely don’t want more things cluttering up their jet-setting life. Luckily, travel gift cards and experiences can be purchased last minute and are sure-to-please. Here are the best travel gift cards to help fund their next vacation, and some other thoughtful ideas, because […] The post Travel Gift Cards and Other Last-Minute Gifts for People Who Hate Stuff appeared first on SmarterTravel.
Already thinking about how to spend your 2023 vacation time? Consider one of these ten trending destinations, where tourism is on the rise. American Express Travel compiled booking data based off of card member purchases to determine which destinations are forecasted to experience the most year-over-year growth between 2019 and 2022. Copenhagen, Denmark In 2023, […] The post 10 Trending Destinations to Visit in 2023 appeared first on SmarterTravel.