Tag: travel

Another record travel season forecasted, AAA Tidewater says plan accordingly

If you’re planning to leave town for Thanksgiving, Wednesday is not the day to do it. AAA says, every year, the day before the holiday is always the busiest travel day of the year and this year’s might be the busiest of them all. “Probably 2-3 percent (increase) in general, which is good. That’s good […]

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Traveler Writers And Influencers Tell Us Their Favorite Street Food Experiences

Finding a great local street food scene offers direct insight into the very soul of a place. There’s kinetic energy to copping street food that cuts through all the pretense. Presentation is secondary, the goal here is capturing local flavors and techniques. It’s sensory overload at its most accessible. You can’t get more experiential than […]

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More than 1.5 million Virginians expected to travel this Thanksgiving

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – More than 55 million travelers will travel away from home this Thanksgiving, with more than 1.5 million of those travelers coming from Virginia, according to AAA Tidewater. According to AAA, this marks the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000, trailing the record set in 2005. Automobiles will […]

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JetBlue Officially Has A Basic Economy Fare (And It Doesn’t Totally Suck)

Today, Jet Blue unveiled its revamped airfare structure and it now includes a new tier that essentially acts as the airline’s first foray into the economy flight game. Blue Basic, as it’s being called, is now JetBlue’s cheapest airfare option, and aside from forbidding flight changes and not refunding cancellations, the new tier isn’t horrible. […]

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Bear Grylls Just Wants You (And His Famous Friends) To Go On An Adventure

Bear Grylls is a straight-up doer. No excuses. No “I’d rather be on the couch.” The man freaking goes for it and has an adventure resume that’s virtually unmatched (collecting some gnarly injuries along the way). He’s been the world’s most famous survivalist for the better part of two decades now, and he doesn’t seem […]

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Flights To Paris And Barcelona Are Wicked Cheap Right Now

The World Economic Forum just published their biennial report ranking the best countries in the world to travel to, and the top spots were awarded to France and Spain, with the latter coming in at the #1 spot. The study was centered around each country’s tourism infrastructure and natural and cultural resources, factors that France […]

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The Five Best Countries To Travel To, According To The World Economic Forum

With a new year approaching, it’s time to put some thought into what parts of the world you want to experience in 2020. What do you crave? Parties? Islands? Festivals? Clearly, with so many great options out there, deciding where to go can prove challenging. Luckily, if you’re really into making decisions based on data […]

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David Chang On His New Netflix Show And How Anthony Bourdain’s Legacy Shapes Food And Travel TV

When David Chang opened Momofuku Noodle Bar in 2004, he almost immediately took the culinary world by storm. Within a few short years, he was one of the most widely known, wildly hyped, and deeply beloved chefs in America. More restaurants followed. In 2007, he was the James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year. […]

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Airbnb Is Banning Party Houses After A Deadly Halloween Shooting: An Explainer

Airbnb will now ban “party houses” and double their efforts to crack down on unauthorized parties held at properties on their platform after a deadly shooting at one such house party on Halloween left five dead and many injured. The incident took place at a four-bedroom property in the Contra Costa County suburb of Orinda […]

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Watching Tiki Get Down With Its Weird Self At The 75th Anniversary Of The Mai Tai

Birthdays tend to stir up a lot of emotion. They force us to take inventory of the choices we’ve made, the decisions we’re grappling with, and the people we’ve chosen to spend our lives with. They’re a reminder of how far we’ve come, where we’re headed, and what our impact has been and hopefully will […]

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The World’s Largest Treehouse Burned Down In Minutes Last Night

For as long as humans could build, we’ve been making massive structures to appease or appreciate higher powers. The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, the Temple of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza, the Parthenon in Greece — all monuments built for the love of God(s). Devotion has led to some of our most brilliant structures and, if […]

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Yes, It’s Possible To Do An Aspen Ski Trip On A Budget This Winter — Here’s How

The cold winter air filled my nostrils, almost seeming to singe them, as I sat 12,000 feet above sea-level taking in the view. It had been snowing for 24 hours and the clouds were finally starting to break to reveal a brilliant blue sky. I was sitting ankle-deep in fresh Colorado powder, looking down at […]

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We Asked Travel Influencers Which Popular Destinations Live Up To The Hype

When it’s time to hit the road, you’ve got endless choices. There’s a great big world to see and plenty of travel destinations clamoring for your dollar. Still, even with literally all the options in the world, a certain few locales seem to pop up more often than others. Popular destinations are usually popular for […]

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Bartenders Tell Us Their Favorite Whiskeys Made Outside Of The US

If you didn’t realize it already, whiskey is a global spirit. Sure, plenty of go-to brands are all crowded into the same corner of Kentucky, but high-quality whiskeys are also made in Japan, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, France, and even Taiwan (as well as dozens of other countries around the globe). While there are plenty of […]

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Jump Into A Psychedelic Playground With These Photos From Dirtybird Campout

A game of Twister, tug-of-war, camping troops, playing dress-up — these activities don’t have to be left behind in childhood. At Dirtybird Campout you can embrace the joy of being a care-free kid (while being kid-free) and combine that with music, yoga, art, drinking, and of course, unhinged hedonistic partying. Seems fun, huh? A bunch […]

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Paso Robles Is A Wine Region With A Fascinating Climate And A Punk Rock Edge

Ask winemaker Eric Jensen what he thinks of his vintner forbearers and you will, almost certainly, receive a tirade laden with profanity and glowing with ember-hot contempt. “The new consumer doesn’t give a shit about some rich fucker in an ascot standing in front of his art collection,” Jensen says to me, his mud-stained cowboy […]

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The Best Surfers In The World Are Here To Give You Travel Advice

A few weeks back, the world’s greatest surfers hit the artificial waves at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California to compete in the Freshwater Pro, a stop on the World Surf League’s World Championship Tour. With surfing making its Olympic debut in 2020 at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the tour is pulling double […]

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Visiting A Vodka Distillery Might Just Change Your Mind About The ‘Neutral Spirit’

“That’s Krister Asplund,” Absolut Elyx brand ambassador Teresa Cesario whispered to me. “He’s made more vodka than anyone else on earth.” Asplund has been making vodka for Absolut for over 30 years. I was hanging out with him to learn about his latest creation: A single grain vodka made from a single farm in full […]

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