Onboard the Europa 2—a one-of-a-kind Hapag-Lloyd luxury cruise ship

Yacht Club terrace

Luxury cruising is a huge market with a lot of options to choose from, but German cruise line Hapag-Lloyd is a smaller company with big ambitions. Its recently built ship Europa 2 made its first visit to the United States in December and is capturing huge attention for its deluxe offering. Until now, its passenger […]

4 reasons why Aruba is different from other islands

Popular selfie spot in front of the Renaissance Resort

Aruba is one of the best values for travelers to the islands. Located just off the coast of South America, it’s tucked away from the hurricane zone, meaning that there’s no chance of any unwanted vacation interruption. And with so many flights from US gateways to the island, it’s one of the most accessible islands. […]

Flying Fish, Grand Bahama: The island’s best restaurant?

Flying Fish

When it comes to the Caribbean, gourmet dining is not necessarily at the forefront of the mind. But visitors to Grand Bahama Island are in for a treat dining at Flying Fish, perhaps the island’s best restaurant, adjacent to Pelican Bay Hotel. In November, the restaurant invited several award-winning chefs from across the Caribbean to showcase […]

The Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, in Mexico

Pool Shot

Mexico is awash in destinations offering everything from party-central activity to laid-back family enjoyment—plus everything in between. That’s why I jumped at the chance to explore the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, a new luxury property south of Cancun, in the Riviera Cancun area, that offers a bit of everything for vacationers needing a break from […]

7 Surprising Things to See and Do in Buffalo


If you thought you knew the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area, well think again. New York state’s second largest metropolitan area has been undergoing somewhat of a renaissance that’s given it a new urban vibe in both its downtown core and throughout its system of outdoor parks and growing-in-stature art galleries. Plus, 3.1 million Canadians cross the […]

Mexico’s Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit: An Upscale All-Inclusive

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

The thought of an all-inclusive resort automatically conjures up images of drunken college groups or families with a half-dozen kids splashing loudly in the pool. But the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a unique alternative that caters to a largely high-end and upscale crowd; in fact, it’s a member of The Leading Hotels of the […]

Travel Style: Ramsey Qubein


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.