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    Rollin' on the river: Your guide to river cruises

    Once considered the vacation choice of older travelers, or experienced cruisers, the most popular river lines have done an exceptional job of opening the market wide.

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    Spring break: Go here, not there

    Although "spring break" may conjure up visions of partying college students, there are plenty of great destinations where families and couples won't feel out of place.

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    Making the grade: What the new travel advisory system means for you

    Pop quiz: Under the previous State Department travel advisory system, a “travel warning” meant the same thing as a “travel alert.” 

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    Top 10 most romantic cities

    If your ideas of a romantic gift go beyond the same old same old, consider planning a romantic getaway for two! But where?

  • Photos by Raquel Maria Carbonell Pagola, Getty Images (Tétouan, Morocco); Marc Mol (Ruaha National Park, Tanzania); Bernd Jonkmanns, Redux (Dublin, Ireland); Kevin Boutwell (Malmo, Sweden); Pete Oxford (Madagascar); Elaine Ferritto Calip (Albania)

    21 places to go in 2018

    Each destination looks more interesting than the one before!

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    GIFT IDEAS: Ho ho ho for those on the go go go!

    From making your favorite traveler comfortable on a flight to keeping their valuables safe, here are some of my favorite items you may want to add to your shopping list.

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    Thanksgiving Day travel expected to be busy in Phoenix

    AAA projects nearly 51 million Americans will travel nationwide on Thanksgiving Day, the highest amount of travelers since 2005.

  • How to ease your way through the airport during busy holiday travel season

    Tighter security. It’s everywhere these days, but nowhere is this more apparent than at the airport, particularly during the week of Thanksgiving, the busiest travel time of the year.

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    5 must-do activities in Mexico's fabulous Riviera Maya

    Turquoise Caribbean water and sugar-white sand coupled with warm breezes and gorgeous resorts - and all just a four-hour-and-15-minute nonstop flight from Sky Harbor!  

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    How to choose your cruise

    There’s something so relaxing about a cruise! Once the domain of the wealthy, marked by strictly observed classes of service, a cruise vacation now offers something for just about everyone.

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    Cabin fever: How to find the right room on a cruise ship

    Before you set sail on your next much-deserved vacation, let's go over a few terms you’ll see on any cruise line website or brochure, so you can choose the type of accommodation that will be right for you.

  • Wind shakes palm trees as Hurricane Maria approaches the coast of Bavaro, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (Source: AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)

    Will brutal hurricane season affect your island getaway? Maybe

    \With the storm season in full swing -- and three major hurricanes in four weeks definitely counts as full swing -- the situation on the ground on some of the islands of the Caribbean is changing hour by hour, day by day.

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    Travel speak: A room with a view

    When planning your next vacation, look carefully at the type of room you’re booking in with your package. You just might see some terms that won’t mean much to you, but could affect what you’ll see out your picture window.

  • Hurricane warning: Find out how a name affects your travel insurance

    As the fallout continues from Harvey, and Florida braces for Irma, our agency has been fielding calls and e-mails from clients wondering about their upcoming trips.

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    Set sail from San Diego!

    The final buildout of the huge Port of San Diego renovation in downtown’s North Embarcadero area will soon be complete!

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    Cancun and Cabo: Behind the headlines

    Tales of tourists getting sick or blacking out after drinking in Mexico are not new - or even uncommon.

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    Traveling abroad this summer? Be smart -- and safe

    When planning your next big adventure, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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    Majestic places to view solar eclipse in AZ

    Sure, we won’t get the total eclipse here in Arizona, but the show here will still be quite impressive, particularly in the northernmost parts of the state.