You Can Now Fly Nonstop From Miami to Paris for Less Than $220 Each Way

Fancy a weekend trip to France that doesn’t break the bank? French Bee, a low-cost carrier operating direct flights out of Paris Orly, is now offering nonstop service between Miami and Paris. But that’s not even the most exciting part—current fares start at $217 each way. Yes, you read that correctly. Thanks to French Bee, it is now possible to fly direct from Miami International Airport to Paris, France, for less than the cost of a flight from Miami to Tampa. The new flights are starting stron

You Can Score a Free City Tour of San Juan with JetBlue—Here's How

JetBlue is partnering with the Municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to offer customers free 2.5-hour walking tours of San Juan, starting now through March 2023—the free tour comes complimentary to anyone who books a JetBlue Vacations package to La Ciudad Amurallada, aka the Walled City. Puerto Rico was first inhabited by an indigenous group called the Tainos. Spanish colonists claimed the city now known as San Juan over 500 years ago, and it is the second-oldest European-colonized city in the

Yeti's New Trip Tool Will Help You Plan a Year Full of Adventures

As the year comes to a close, it may be tempting to toss a long glance over your shoulder and think about all the places you could have gone or all the experiences that could have been. But why torture yourself when you can spend that time making sure you have a rocking, adventure-filled 2023? Not sure where to start? Yeti (everyone’s favorite rugged and ultra-dependable outdoor cooler company) has launched a new ‘Year in Preview’ calendar-building tool to help you plan a year’s worth of outdoo

Have TSA Precheck? You May Be Able to Participate in a Biometric Pilot Program

Want to help shape the face of the future of travel? If you're a member of TSA Precheck or Global Entry, you might be able to opt-in to a biometric facial comparison "proof of concept" pilot program offered by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Traveler Verification Service. Biometric facial comparison verifies passenger identities by comparing live facial images against a set of pre-staged photos passengers have previously submitted to the g

Tushy Is Gifting 10,000 Bidets to Airbnb Owners This Winter

Your next Airbnb may come with an upgraded amenity this holiday season: a bidet. Tushy, a modern and sustainable bidet company formed in 2015, is giving away 10,000 bidets to Airbnb hosts this year. While bidets are standard amenities in hotels and homes in several countries outside of the U.S., Americans didn’t really get on the bidet bus until toilet paper became a hot commodity at the start of the pandemic. If you’re new to the bidet concept, know that it’s a water feature for your commode t

You Can Get Free Perks at Kimpton Hotels This Winter With This Secret Password

Want fun, free perks for just uttering a secret passphrase? Kimpton's got you covered. Each season the hotel brand creates a memorable seasonal password phrase that unlocks extra freebies such as comped daily breakfast, parking (for the entire stay), room upgrades, and bonus points for your IHG rewards account. This year's winter social password—"the snuggle is real"—has us feeling warm and fuzzy inside! Just casually (or quite blatantly) drop these four words at the check-in desk, and the rece

Portugal Unveils Its Plan for a High-Speed Rail Revolution

Portugal seems to be on everyone's post-pandemic travel list (it's about time), and we've got good news for anyone with future plans to this dreamy destination. Portugal's prime minister, Antonio Costa, has revealed details of the country's plan to create a Porto-Lisbon High-Speed Rail line and a high-speed train service from Porto and Lisbon to cities in Spain. Although the new high-speed rail line is focused on connecting Porto and Lisbon to Spain via the Iberian High-Speed network, Costa not

This Year's Thanksgiving Saw the Third-Highest Travel Numbers in 20 Years

Earlier this month, AAA predicted that 2022 would be the third-busiest Thanksgiving travel weekend in over 20 years. The travel club began counting travelers back in 2000 and estimated 2022 would see 54.6 million Americans pack their bags and travel at least 50 miles from home to meet up with family and friends for the holiday. Air travel numbers, in particular, were expected to spike this year—and it turns out this year's Turkey Day travel traffic did not disappoint. Final passenger counts fro

Planning Your Next Getaway? Vrbo Says These Are the Top 10 Hidden Gems to Visit

Raise your hand if you've ever heard of Nampa, Idaho. Irmo, South Carolina? What about Layton, Utah? These three small towns have one big thing in common: they're all on Expedia's newest travel trends report as top 10 "hidden gems." Yup, Expedia crunched booking and search data from vacation rentals site Vrbo and found that demand increased by 30 percent—or more—in some very unexpected places. Turns out, keeping vacations close to home may not have just been a pandemic-pushed phase. Exploring o

Aurora Expeditions' Newest Ship Is Specifically Designed for Sailing Antarctica

Polar expedition specialists Aurora Expeditions announced the launch of its second expedition ship, Sylvia Earle, a sister ship to the line's Greg Mortimer, which launched in 2019. Specifically designed for Antarctic expeditions, the Sylvia Earle features an inverted bow design known as the Ulstein X-BOW, which helps to reduce fuel consumption with smoother and faster navigation through ice-class waters and waves—a big plus for the notoriously rough Drake Passage crossings and conservation-mind

You Can Enroll in TSA Precheck at Staples—Here's What You Need to Know

If you've been putting off getting TSA PreCheck because you just haven't found a convenient time to schedule an enrollment appointment at the airport, we've got good news! Staples—yes, the office supplies store—has a secret: they offer TSA PreCheck enrollment on-site in minutes. Wait, it gets better: while appointments are preferred, walk-ins are also welcome. This means you can stop by a participating Staples Connect store when it's most convenient for you or just when you're driving by and ha

United Debuts a New Grab-and-Go Lounge to Help You Fuel up for Your Flight

Denver Airport’s Concourse B expansion recently opened with a little something up its sleeve—a new airline lounge concept from United that allows passengers to grab high-quality snacks and drinks to take with them on the plane. Turns out, over half of airline-loungers prefer taking things to-go (and apparently, none of us were as slick as we thought as we filled our pockets and bags with goodies from the lounge). United’s new lounge concept, United Club Fly, has effectively taken the taboo out

Fuzzy and JetBlue Partner up to Make Pet Travel Less Stressful

Calling all pet parents! JetBlue and Fuzzy are pairing up to make traveling with your pet a little bit easier—beyond the furry-friendly skies. Yes, one of America's favorite airlines will now have your back when it comes to supporting your four-legged flight companions once you reach your destination by offering an exclusive membership to Fuzzy, a digital pet health service. All pets (and pet parents) who book with JetBlue will receive a free one-year membership to Fuzzy, giving you 24/7 access

You Can Now See New Zealand by Train With These New KiwiRail Tours

New Zealand’s state-owned rail service recently launched a tourism arm that provides travelers with packaged rail tours on three of KiwiRail’s routes. Tours on the Northern Explorer Train include itineraries and stops, predictably, on the North Island, between Auckland and Wellington. Coastal Pacific Train journeys cover South Island destinations like Kaikoura, known for its stunning marine life, and Christchurch, a traveler favorite. Itineraries along the TranzAlpine Train take travelers acros

You Could Visit Five Continents in Three Weeks As Ramada by Wyndham's New 'CEO'

If you’ve ever wanted to get paid to travel the world and eat, we've found the ultimate dream job for you: Ramada by Wyndham just announced its search for its first-ever Chief Eats Officer. As part of the job, one lucky winner will fly around the globe on a three-week, five-continent mission to uncover the world's most delicious local eats and share them via Ramada by Wyndham’s blog and social media. “Food is the key that opens the door to new cultures, which is what Ramada by Wyndham is all a

These 6 Travel Hacks Will Help You Save Time and Money on Your Next Flight

As we all witnessed, air travel has been somewhat of a crapshoot for the last few years, with cancellations and delays often becoming the norm. And with airports seeing record passenger numbers as of late, and holiday travel on the near horizon, planning a stress-free trip in the immediate future feels unlikely, if not impossible. But all is not lost. To help you avoid any potential travel pains, Expedia just released six travel hacks for anyone traveling by air, including the best time to buy

Royal Caribbean Is Launching the World's Largest Cruise Ship in 2024—See Inside

Royal Caribbean has just announced more details for its latest mega-ship, Icon of the Seas. Scheduled to set sail on her first voyage in January 2024, Icon of the Seas will usurp Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas as the largest cruise ship in the world. The 20-deck ship will feature 2,805 staterooms and have a maximum capacity of 7,600 guests—over 500 more passengers than Wonder of the Seas. It will also kick off the brand’s new Icon class of vessels and introduce passengers to five new "nei

Delta Is Taking Passengers to 20 New European Destinations—But Not by Plane

Delta Air Lines just expanded service in Europe in the most sustainable way possible. On Tuesday, the Atlanta-based airline announced that it is connecting passengers to 20 new destinations in Europe via its Air+Rail program. The program, which first debuted in August 2021, allows travelers to purchase flights to Europe and their connecting trains under the same ticket reservation. Thanks to the new Air+Rail service links, Delta passengers can book trains from Manchester Airport to seven U.K. c

Delta Just Made It Harder Than Ever to Earn Top-Tier Medallion Status

Delta Air Lines will be ringing in the new year with new Medallion Qualifying Dollars (MQDs) requirements to reach Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Medallion status. Starting Jan. 1, 2023, SkyMiles’ members will now have to spend nearly 33 percent more in order to reach the airline’s top-tier rewards statuses in 2024, Delta announced last week. If you’re hoping to earn 2024 Gold Medallion status or higher, you’ll need to spend at least $8,000 MQDs next year, up from $6,000. To achieve Platinum, the
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