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7 US Cities That are Perfect for Family Travel

Travel insights from Jenna Buege, associate editor of The Compass

As the weather begins to warm, it’s time to start thinking about family travel, but you don’t have to go far! With so many exciting parks, museums and landmarks to see in the U.S., it’s an easy decision to stay stateside but it can be hard to decide which destination is right for you. Here are seven U.S. cities with the opportunity for tons of family fun to help you get started.

1. Gatlinburg, TN


One of the most popular destinations in the U.S. for family travel, Gatlinburg, Tennessee is full of fun and adventure for people of all ages. For a healthy dose of the great outdoors, begin your Gatlinburg expedition ...


4 Caribbean Dishes Worth Traveling For

The Caribbean is famous for many things. Sun, sand and surf come to mind, but these island destinations are also a hot spot for something you can really sink your teeth into: mouth-watering local dishes. Foodies rejoice, we’ve crafted a list of some of the most delicious dishes throughout the Caribbean so, put away the travel maps and start thinking with your stomach.

Aruba - funchi

Funchi is an Aruban staple. This side dish consists of cornmeal cooked in water, butter and salt. Legend has it funchi was stirred by old-time cooks throughout the centuries while repeating the words, “un pai mi, un pa bo, un pe.” One for me, one for you, one for him. Often referred to as Aruba&rs...


Live Boricua – Discover Puerto Rico


It’s time to book Puerto Rico. To immerse in simple pleasures, dramatic sunsets, and numerous ways to embrace nature. It’s time for warm welcomes and ice-cold piña coladas. As a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico offers the allure of an exotic locale with a rich, vibrant culture and unparalleled natural offerings, without needing a passport or currency exchange. Accessibility to the Island has never been easier, with direct flights from domestic locations like New York, Charlotte, Dallas, Atlanta, and Detroit, to name a few.

Lodging options range from luxurious beachfront resorts to magical historic inns, and everything in between. High standards of health and safety have been imp...


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The top five reasons to go to Cancún (besides the obvious one!)

The top five reasons to go to Cancún (besides the obvious one!) Okay, you don’t really need five reasons to go to Cancún. One should suffice: the beach in this city, if you’ve ever seen photos of it! But here are five reasons more that you should be packing your bags and setting out on a trip to the glorious Mexican Caribbean:
1. Check out – or, better yet, check into – the Moon Palace: one of the region’s top ten beach resorts, and all-inclusive to boot. Swimming pools? How about ten. Places to eat? The resort has a good twenty. Golf? Check. Spas? There are several. When you come to Cancún, you’re going to be at a premiere spot right ...


Shop Dubai’s souks

If you’ve ever heard of shopping in Dubai – or in much of the Arab world – the word “souk” is sure to have come up. “Souk” is just a word for an Arab market. And Dubai’s souks are incredible. Famed since the nineteenth century, the city’s souks – rather than oil – are what contributed to its vast wealth. In fact, it’s the only one of the seven emirates in the UAE that acquired its wealth from something other than oil!

Here are some of the must-see (and must-shop-at!) souks in Dubai:

● The Gold Souk is both the best known and the most popular of Dubai’s many souks. And, true to its name, gold is sold here. Along with ...


U.S. Coastline Cruising


Home to some of the most popular cities in the U.S., the Atlantic and Pacific coasts make for wonderful vacation spots and are totally cruise friendly. So pack your bags and prepare to say “bon voyage” as you set sail for one of these fabulous domestic destinations

Atlantic Coast

From sunny Florida to picturesque Maine, passengers who travel the Atlantic Coast will visit sleepy towns and famous cities, savor decedent seafood dishes of fresh lobster and clam chowder and enjoy stunning scenery along the way. Some of this route’s most iconic attractions include spooky Charleston, South Carolina; bustling New York City; historic Boston, MA; and Maine’s majestic Acadia Natio...