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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Caribbean

Cruise Spotlight: Carnival Mardi Gras

Cruise Spotlight  A roller coaster at sea, an Emeril Lagasse restaurant and a suites-only enclave are just a few “firsts” featured aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship. Debuting this November, the 5,200-passenger vessel will be the largest one in the line’s fleet. The name pays homage to Carnival’s first-ever ship launched in...

Fast Getaways

By Kristy Tolley Charleston + Carnival = One Convenient Cruise Sometimes you just have to get away. Turquoise waters and blue skies beckon. However, a Caribbean vacation might seem difficult to pull off on short notice. Not so! For Carolinians, a Caribbean...

3 Reasons for an Aruba Getaway

By Kristy Tolley Though taking up just about 75 square miles of real estate in the Southern Caribbean Sea, the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba teems with lures. Aruba boasts miles of powder-fine white sand beaches, varied diversions and upscale...

5 Reasons for a Saba Getaway

This little-known Caribbean island is rich in small-town charm, innovative art, eye-opening vistas and natural treasures. By Jeanine Barone A quick 15-minute flight from St. Maarten, Saba remains off most travelers’ bucket lists because, well, they don’t even know it exists....

5 Fresh Jamaica Wellness Getaways

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE By Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher As 2019 winds down, many people begin thinking of health and fitness goals for next year. Jamaica is an easy-to-reach paradise, and these resorts offer wellness getaways that are a fresh idea...

Our Perfect Day at CocoCay

By Cortney Fries Royal Caribbean International recently unveiled the $250 million transformation of their private island in the Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, and my 7-year-old daughter, Fiona, and I were there to soak it all in. It was her...

On the Horizon

Last spring, Carnival Cruise Line launched Carnival Horizon. Boasting more innovative features, upscale stylings, better dining options and more amenities, the Carnival Horizon offers guests ample opportunities to “choose fun.” The ship features 1,980 guest staterooms and suites, including...

5 Best Islands

A tropical island is the ideal choice for many vacationers. Here are our top picks for 2019! Greek Islands Greece includes 6,000 islands and islets scattered across the Aegean and Ionian seas. Only 227 are inhabited. Ideal climate and accessibility make...

Top 5 Reasons to Sail the Celebrity Edge

Editor's Escape Everyone’s talking about the latest and most innovative ship from Celebrity Cruises — Celebrity Edge. If a cruise is on your list of New Year’s travel resolutions for 2019, here are five reasons to make it happen! 1.    Magic...

Belize Bliss

With the Caribbean Sea on one side and lush rainforest dotted with ancient Mayan ruins on the other, Belize offers the best of both of these diverse worlds in one easy-to-explore package. Throw in laid-back resorts and an English-speaking...

Latest News

5 National Historic Sites For Your Next Southern Road Trip

By Cassandra Brooklyn National Parks get all the attention. However, there are several lesser-known historic sites, trails and protected areas...

Road Less Traveled: Fort Jefferson

By Kimberly Button On a distant island enveloped by sparkling turquoise waters, the brutally strong brick fortress known as Fort Jefferson creates quite a contrast....

Leaving Las Vegas

Seven sights worth exploring outside of Las Vegas.

New National Park

Grab a sled and make your way to southern New Mexico to get to know the nation’s 62nd national park. White Sands National Park...

The Bridge Through Paradise

By Kristy Tolley The brainstorm of oil tycoon and railroad baron Henry Flagler, the Old Seven Mile Bridge was to serve as the first land...