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Why Alaska is the Best Cruise Choice for Younger Travelers

Cruising, in general, has a reputation for being a form of travel tailored more toward the older, retired set; cruising in Alaska even more so. But with many of the state’s most beautiful sites only reachable by boat, it’s the perfect way to see America’s last frontier, even for the younger folks. We found a recent cruise from Seattle up through the Inside Passage to be anything but akin to a week in a nursing home. We were met with adventurous fellow cruisers, made some great inter-generational friends, and found a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure.

20 Tips Before Traveling Internationally

If this is your first time traveling abroad, or maybe you just need a refresher here’s a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip.

Security & Health

1. Check-in with your doctor and insurance carrier. Double check and make sure that you have all of the proper vaccinations and that you have renewed all essential prescriptions. Also, ask you medical insurance provider if your policy applies overseas for emergencies. If it doesn’t, and you want to add extra coverage, consider supplemental insurance.

Halloween Around the World

Halloween may be an American tradition, but its roots go way back. All the best superstitions of the Roman, Celtic, Catholic and European folk traditions, as well as good old American greed, have morphed into the modern-day celebration of Halloween. Second only to Christmas in spending, this superstition-rich amalgam of a holiday has become a celebration of our need to embrace our more base desires. See how countries around the world put their own spooky spin on Halloween, as well as honor spirits from beyond the grave.


United States

10 Best Halloween Celebrations in the U.S.

Halloween’s emergence as a cultural mainstay is a testament to the fun, freewheeling spirit of the holiday. Across the country, cities celebrate the ghost and ghoul season with festivals where you’ll find remarkable pageants of costumes, haunted tours, and spooky rituals. Summon spirits, raise a pint to the haunted shadows of the night, and seek delight as the nation plays dress up for the day.


Where: New York City