Travel

7 Affordable (And Awesome) Trips You Can Take With Your Tax Refund

Take the pain out of finishing up your tax return (it’s not even April yet … you still have plenty of time!) by booking one of these amazing trips that are priced at or below the average American tax refund of $3,000. Each of these destination stays is less than $2,000 so you have a grand to spend on airfare (and […]

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The 10 Best Beach Cities For Easter

Direct from the Easter Bunny himself (actually, the researchers at personal finance website WalletHub), the best coastal city in the USA to celebrate Easter is Honolulu, on Oahu, Hawaii. Someone get that bunny a Mai Tai!   Easter hula humor aside, WalletHub knows how to rank cities: we love its Best Places to Get Married and Best Places To Retire (we picked out […]

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The Best Non-Basketball Brackets of 2016

I like a basketball game as much as the next person, but you what I love more? Way more? A BEACH. Which is why my favorite March Madness Bracket in the universe is Coastal Living’s Beach Madness Bracket… a sandy smackdown to select the Best Beach in America 2016.  Want to get in on the action? Round 2 is underway […]

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5 Great Cuba Tours To Take This Year

Oh, it’s caliente out there in Cuba travel land: The Rolling Stones just announced they’re playing a free concert in Havana in March, POTUS is gearing up for his historic visit (although the Pope beat everyone by months), and negotiations about commercial flights are moving forward. We got so excited about Cuba that we co-hosted an awesome Twitter chat with our colleagues […]

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Hotel Crush: Australia’s Halcyon House Takes Eye Candy to a Whole New Level

I’m hotel crushing long-distance today, and the object of my ardor, Halcyon House, is on the other side of the globe, in Australia’s surf haven of Cabarita Beach. Color me in love. Exhibit A:   Elisha and Siobhan Bickle opened this gloriously redone 21-room beach motel last May, and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. The sisters, who have real […]

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8 Amazing Travel Stories You’ll Fall In Love With

One of the best things about editing the Explore series in Coastal Living is that I get to dispatch immensely talented writers on unique journeys to coasts near and far with the expectation of something truly new. And back they come, with tales of islands off the coast of Norway where the world’s most esteemed eiderdown is collected, of stalking elusive […]

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7 Things To Love About Mobile, Alabama

One of the things I love most about traveling is returning home with a discovery, and I’m here to say that the historic, gracious, and utterly fun-loving Gulf city of Mobile, Alabama, is one of my all-time best discoveries. And being the home of a full-press, family-friendly, nonstop multiweek Mardi Gras celebration is just the beginning. So let’s get counting. Here are […]

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Where to Go, What to Wear: Cuba

Take an off-the-grid journey that uncovers Cuba’s secret beaches, restaurants, towns, and bars in one of the world’s hottest destinations. What to pack? We’ve got you covered.   Where to Go:    What to Pack:  A high-waisted bikini is flattering in all the right places. Triya Mermaid Bandeau Top and High-Rise Bottoms, $98 each   We love the tropical feel […]

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Top 10 Dumbest Things Ever Said About Islands

Do we even need a reason to justify a count-down of the Top 10 dumbest things ever said about islands? Nope, so let’s get counting . . .   #10: “Does the water go all the way around the island?” Asked of a snorkeling guide in Hawaii.     #9: How do the islands stay so close together without moving apart?” Shared by a […]

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14 Uber-Romantic Coastal Hotels To Fall In Love With

Our friends at TripAdvisor just released their 2016 Travelers’ Choice™ awards, and of course we went straight to the Romantic Hotels category, because Valentine’s Day is coming (and love wins, every day, actually), and hand-selected the coastal winners (because beach wins, every day, totally). Who’s ready to book a romantic weekend at these great coastal hotels? Answer: We are. #1 […]

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