7 ways to weatherproof your winter holiday travel

A White Christmas can quickly turn blue for unprepared travelers. Last year, storms created major headaches for people traveling through the West, Midwest and Northeast around the Christmas holiday, causing more than 620 flight cancellations across the U.S. That was nothing compared with 2010. A holiday blizzard in the Northeast caused nearly 10,000 flight cancellations, while a separate Christmas Day snowstorm in Atlanta contributed to 500 weather-related cancellations. Blizzards aside, during the late fall and early winter many parts of the country — such as the Upper Midwest and Rocky Mountain states — have upwards of…

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Planning your next holiday? Here are top 5 travel stories of the week to inspire you

Many of us are perpetually day dreaming about our next vacation. The research and planning that goes into it before actually taking off also lends itself a certain thrill. Whether you’re a nature lover, a culture vulture or looking for a digital detox, we’ve got you covered. Check out our best travel features from this week: 1) Find solitude in Kasar Devi and Binsar Valley in Uttarakhand If you’re looking to experience peace and silence, head to the lap of Uttrakhand. In Kasar Devi and Binsar Valley, explore old temples,…

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11 beautiful places to visit for a green holiday

Ecotourism can simply be defined as an environmentally responsible travel directed towards exotic natural habitat for enjoying and appreciating nature. It promotes conservation and provides a favourable active socio-economic participation of the locals. Ecotourism destinations allow travellers to experience some of the most extreme and gorgeous natural wonders across the globe but on a responsible note. The money spent by travellers on visiting these destinations is put back for maintaining and protecting its natural environment. Following are the top 11 eco-friendly destinations around the globe for your next green vacation!…

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Reasons to Stay in the UK for Your Holiday This Year

There are plenty of wonderful travel destinations globally that offer visitors an exciting experience. From the Far East to beautiful Latin America, anyone who travels around the world can see diverse and interesting cultures, historical landmarks or simply relax on a sunny beach. However, a lot can also be said for spending your holiday where you live, especially if you live in the UK. With the Peak District, Snowdonia and National Parks, there is a lot to see and do in the United Kingdom. Even if you enjoy spending time…

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HeadOut partners with MetroButler to advertise events during holiday season

HeadOut, a leading mobile app for booking last-minute experiences, is teaming up with short term property manager and Airbnb concierge, MetroButler, to offer New York visitors deals on nearby attractions. Beginning December 6th, all guests staying at Airbnb properties managed by MetroButler will receive a package from HeadOut featuring exclusive offers to several iconic New York experiences including One World Observatory, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, and Aladdin on Broadway. The promotion runs through December. With over 10,000 unique attractions, HeadOut is changing the way people experience a city by…

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Forget Byron Bay, these five towns are the place to holiday instead

ONCE a haven for the chilled-out surfers, today the famous northern NSW beachside town of Byron Bay bears little resemblance to its 60s hippy heyday. Skyrocketing real estate, overcrowded beaches, raucous drunken backpackers, bumper-to-bumper traffic, and expensive, scarce parking make blissing out in this former utopia nigh on impossible. However, for those seeking respite and feel good vibes, you can still get a glimpse of old school Byron in one of the small towns who have been passed the tree-changer baton. From hidden beaches and mouth-watering organic produce, to world…

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First look at Virgin billionaire’s luxury holiday home

IF YOU’VE ever wanted to holiday like a billionaire, here’s your chance. This is the first look at Sir Richard Branson’s stunning Son Bunyola Estate in Spain, the latest addition to the Virgin founder’s private collection of award-winning retreats. The estate is more than 700 acres, with buildings dating back to the 1800s. It’s located on Mallorca, a mountainous island in the Mediterranean Sea, with established grape vines, olive groves, and orchards. There are two brand-new luxury villas to choose from. So how much will it set you back? With…

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10 of the best Russia holiday destinations – beyond Moscow and St Petersburg

Majestic lakes, mountains, history and even ecotourism resorts, opt for Russia’s lesser-known cities and nature parks and there’s enough to keep you exploring for weeks. Share your Russia tips in the comments below Marvel at … Marble canyon, Ruskeala, Karelia. Photograph: Shamukov Ruslan/Corbis Ruskeala, Karelia Why go? Karelia, a republic in north-west Russia, is known as one the country’s most beautiful places. The nature here is breathtaking and more Finnish than Russian, with lakes, waterfalls and trees growing on giant rocks. Ruskeala is a village close to Sortavala, one of…

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0 of the best Russia holiday destinations – beyond Moscow and St Petersburg

Majestic lakes, mountains, history and even ecotourism resorts, opt for Russia’s lesser-known cities and nature parks and there’s enough to keep you exploring for weeks. Share your Russia tips in the comments below Marvel at … Marble canyon, Ruskeala, Karelia. Photograph: Shamukov Ruslan/Corbis Ruskeala, Karelia Why go? Karelia, a republic in north-west Russia, is known as one the country’s most beautiful places. The nature here is breathtaking and more Finnish than Russian, with lakes, waterfalls and trees growing on giant rocks. Ruskeala is a village close to Sortavala, one of…

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