August 8, 2016 / Packages Issue

Travelers Re-Embracing High Touch of Agents

Over the last decade, the rise of online travel agencies has made it easier than ever to book a trip. But DIY booking sites have swapped out living, breathing travel agents for something more algorithmically determined, along with the illusion of total choice and the very best deals.


World's Most Exotic Cruises

Taking a remote cruise means checking off a bunch of far-flung places in one trip. Check out these exotic cruises around the world.


Will Ethiopia Become the Next Big Thing?

In the late 1950s, Ethiopian Airlines launched an advertising campaign in the Western media that touted the ancient kingdom as Africa's "newest travel adventure." More than half a century later, the huge East African nation has yet to live up to that lofty billing. But it might not be much longer. The sights, the scenery and the culture are already there.


All You Need to Know for Flying to Cuba

Scheduled commercial aviation between the U.S. and Cuba will resume this fall for the first time in over five decades. While many U.S. government restrictions on travel to the island nation have been lifted, others remain firmly in place. That means that booking a flight will still have a few unique quirks (for now). Here’s what you need to know.




Currency Exchange Primer: Top Tips and Tricks

After the U.K. recently voted to leave the European Union, Brexit spurred many Americans into suddenly considering the value of the U.S. dollar. Too often, however, even experienced travelers don’t always contemplate all currency conversion options, or when they do it is at the last minute.


10 Biggest Mistakes Made at the Airport

From the baggage drop to the security line to the boarding gate, even if you sail through the lines there are things you can do to make the wisest use of your time and money at the airport. Here are 10 typical airport mistakes people make, and tips on making it go as smooth as possible.


Easiest Ways to See the Grand Canyon