Tips on José Ignacio, Uruguay—a chic, bohemian holiday destination

Veuve Clicquot Polo Match at Estancia Vik

Located 12 miles northeast of the bustling town of Punta del Este, José Ignacio has become Uruguay’s most coveted holiday destination over the last five years. The prime time to visit is from December 23 through January 10, when there are festive parties, international polo matches and visitors from all over the world. I have frequented […]

Travel Contests: Week of March 26, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win a Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a carry-on suitcase and cabin bag from Pathfinder Luggage! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a 7-day vacation to your dream destination from Switchfly Win a $32,000 trip for two to the Summer Olympics in Brazil from TD Ameritrade Win […]

Galápagos Touring 101

Bartolomé Island

I recently took an Intrepid tour to the Galápagos Islands. For those of you who don’t know, they’re located about a thousand miles off the Ecuadorian coast in the Pacific Ocean—and famous as the place that Charles Darwin got the idea that we are all descended from chimps. Chuck was in fact so impressed with his […]

The Vines of Mendoza, a new resort in Argentina

The sun shares some rays in this view from The Vines of Mendoza

Over New Year’s, I was fortunate to be among the first to stay at the brand new The Vines of Mendoza, a resort and spa located in Mendoza’s wine-rich Uco Valley in Argentina. Located 600 miles west of Buenos Aires, the region produces two-thirds of Argentina’s wine. As soon as we arrived at the Mendoza airport, we […]

Travel Style: Jessica Ambats

JessicaAmbats

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Jessica Ambats Occupation: Aviation Photographer Hometown: New York City Residence: Low Earth Orbit Website: www.jessicaambats.com Twitter: @jessicaambats Facebook: /jessica.ambats Google+: […]

Travel News: Week of October 23, 2013

Myanmar bombing

Top Travel News Myanmar bombing dampens tourism possibilities just as things were looking up Another rare ‘sea monster’ lands in California: a 15-foot saber-toothed whale This 300 ft Wall in Bolivia has over 5,000 Dinosaur Footprints Hall of Fame NBA center Bill Russell arrested for carrying loaded gun through airport security Southwest Airlines to join […]

Travel Video of the Week: Untamed Winds

Untamed Winds

Untamed Winds comes to us from a trio of German friends and filmmakers—Vincent Urban, Clemens Kruger and Stefan Templar—documenting their recent four-month trip through South America. The 31-year-olds, who earned critical acclaim (and sponsorship from Peru For Less) with an earlier video called In South America, here focus on the jaw-dropping landscapes of the countries they […]

Travel Contests: Week of August 28, 2013

Travel contests August 28, 2013

This week’s travel contests include: Win a week-long Disney cruise Win a DreamWorks experience aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise Win $10,000 toward your dream vacation from the Travel Channel Win a $5,000 wine-themed trip to Argentina