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When Flowers Aren’t Enough: 13 Fun Festivals at Botanic Gardens

When Flowers Aren’t Enough: 13 Fun Festivals at Botanic Gardens | Travel and vacation deals | Scoop.it
From culture to cuisine, more than mere flowers can be enjoyed at annual events across America’s sprawling botanic gardens.
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Finding Love on Your Next Flight Is More Common Than You’d Think | AFAR

A recent survey of travelers reveals that 10 percent have found a romantic partner while flying.
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Bhutan for Beginners: A First-Time Trekker Tackles the Famed Druk Path

Bhutan for Beginners: A First-Time Trekker Tackles the Famed Druk Path | Travel and vacation deals | Scoop.it
Go big and go to Bhutan: Could this trekking first-timer survive five straight nights of hiking and four nights in a tent?
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Another Famous Beach Has Closed Indefinitely Due to Tourists

Another Famous Beach Has Closed Indefinitely Due to Tourists | Travel and vacation deals | Scoop.it
An average of 4,000 people and 2,000 boats visited the beach per day, and recent surveys of the ecosystem found devastating losses to the area's coral reefs and marine life.
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Massive New Military Police Base Opens Near Cancun

Massive New Military Police Base Opens Near Cancun | Travel and vacation deals | Scoop.it
As part of an ongoing effort to reassure tourists that Mexico is safe to visit, a new, 2,850-member military police base has opened just outside of Cancun.
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Flying Non-Stop for Nearly 20 Hours: Yay or Nay? | AFAR

The world’s longest commercial flight — nearly 20 hours from Newark to Singapore — is taking off next month, and seasoned travelers aren't all convinced that being on a plane for that long is best.
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Where to Celebrate Day of the Dead in the United States | AFAR

Some of the liveliest Día de los Muertos festivals take place in U.S. cities. Here are the best places to celebrate the day that are totally free to attend.
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10 Hotels Where You Can Truly Get Away

10 Hotels Where You Can Truly Get Away | Travel and vacation deals | Scoop.it
If you take your solitude with a healthy dose of natural beauty, these incredibly remote hotels are worth the trek.  
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What to Do in Los Angeles This Fall | AFAR

Four AFAR recommended openings and events happening in L.A. this season.
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How to Find a Free Stopover—or Even Save Money By Taking One

How to Find a Free Stopover—or Even Save Money By Taking One | Travel and vacation deals | Scoop.it
A free stopover between two mismatched airports could save you a lot of airfare—in fact, it could actually pay to add a new city to your vacation.
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Equinox Is Launching Active Travel Experiences Next Spring | AFAR

In addition to launching its own brand of hotels in 2019, Equinox is debuting active travel experiences next spring.
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Great Pumpkin Festivals Around the United States | AFAR

Fall festival season is upon us, which means face painting, corn mazes, pie-eating contests, hay rides, and some seriously giant pumpkins in places across the nation.
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Exclusive: Equinox launches luxury travel retreats, starting with Moro

Exclusive: Equinox launches luxury travel retreats, starting with Moro | Travel and vacation deals | Scoop.it
Equinox’s travel expansion is yet another example of the company shifting into a luxury lifestyle brand.
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A Visitor’s Guide to Elk, California | AFAR

While the Mendocino Complex Fire ravaged parts of California, this transporting Mendocino coastal community was untouched, affording visitors a step-back-in-time retreat to get away from it all.
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30 Essential Non-Travel Apps for Travelers

30 Essential Non-Travel Apps for Travelers | Travel and vacation deals | Scoop.it
Look beyond Uber, Maps, and your favorite booking tool, and discover all the non-travel apps for travelers that can make any vacation better.
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Albarracín Is Named Spain’s Most Beautiful Village of 2018 | AFAR

The medieval town of Albarracín beat out 249 other places in a survey in the newspaper El País.
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Flying Without ID? Here's How It's Possible

Flying Without ID? Here's How It's Possible | Travel and vacation deals | Scoop.it
Even if you leave your wallet at home, you might still be able to board a flight. Here's what you need to know about flying without ID.
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The Open House Cities to Visit This Fall | AFAR

Open House weekends provide exclusive insider access to beautifully designed buildings across the globe. Here are eight places to visit this fall as the architectural initiative grows in popularity—including Asia’s first participating city.
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New Aviation Bill Could Result in Even Smaller Airplane Seats | AFAR

Congress passed a bill last week requiring aircraft seat dimensions to be regulated, and consumer advocates are worried seats could actually get more cramped as a result.
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11 Spectacular Private Outdoor Bathtubs in Hotels Around the World | AFAR

Freestanding, clawfoot, or heated with geothermal power—these private outdoor bathtubs take relaxation to a deeper level.
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Plane Seat Size Is About to (Finally) Become Regulated

Plane Seat Size Is About to (Finally) Become Regulated | Travel and vacation deals | Scoop.it
But it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s getting any bigger. Here's what you need to know baout the government's plan to set plane seat size minimums.
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6 Warning Signs Your Hotel Is Not What It Seems

6 Warning Signs Your Hotel Is Not What It Seems | Travel and vacation deals | Scoop.it
It's probably happened to you: That charming B&B turns out to be not quite as advertised when you see it in person. To avoid that kind of disappointment in the future, watch for these six warning signs that your hotel isn't quite what it seems.
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7 Shameless Ways to Make a Flight Comfortable

7 Shameless Ways to Make a Flight Comfortable | Travel and vacation deals | Scoop.it
If an item makes a flight more comfortable, it's worth using—even if you need to be a little shameless to wear it in a public space.
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How to Prevent Your Frequent Flyer Miles From Being Hacked | AFAR

Cybercriminals are breaking into frequent flyer accounts and selling the miles for cash. Here’s how travelers can arm themselves against attack.
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Looking to the Future with the Leaders of Travel | AFAR

AFAR’s co-founder reflects on the value of forward-thinking and the latest class of Travel Vanguard, which includes nine luminaries tackling travel in new ways.
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