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Mark Reif

Mark Reif

Mark Reif is a writer from Stowe, Vermont. During the winter, he works as a snowboard coach and rides more than 100 days. The rest of the year, you can find him trail running through the Green Mountains and skateboarding at nearby parks. Mark holds a B.S. in Industrial Design from Virginia Tech, giving him unique insights into outdoor gear.
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Saucony Triumph 22 morning picture

Saucony running shoes: The Triumph 22 makes every run easy

The Saucony Triumph 22 features super shoe cushioning and luxurious comfort. But how does it perform? We put this plush cruiser to the test.
Aspen Maroon Bells reflection

The most gorgeous places to visit in Colorado: Our top picks

Colorado has rugged mountains and fascinating heritage. Here are our favorite places to explore, eat, and learn in the Centennial State.
Cruise ship in Kimberley Region, Australia

Cruises gain popularity in Kimberley, Australia, offering a glimpse of untouched landscapes

Kimberley Australia is home to natural wonders unspoiled by modern development. Here's how to access it all via cruise ship.
Nobu Hotel Marbella

Now you can use your Hilton points at almost 400 more boutique hotels

Hilton expands its portfolio with boutique luxury hotels across the globe. That's a big deal for Hilton Honors members — here's why.
Mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe

This airline will add 18 nonstop routes for winter adventurers

Whether you want to hit the slopes or the beach, Alaska Airlines has 18 new nonstop flights in winter 2025. Here's where and when the airline plans to fly.
Amsterdam, Netherlands boats and canals

Soon, there will be a new nonstop flight from the West Coast to Amsterdam

Later this year, an airline will add nonstop service from the West Coast to Amsterdam. Here's where and when the flights happen.
Views from the moondeck of Secrets Resort

Stay and surf: This Mexico resort takes you to the waves

Finding the best waves often involves travel to notable surf spots. This Mexico resort lets you live in luxury while enjoying time on the water.
Fenway Park under the lights

This exclusive travel experience is a baseball fan’s dream

ESPN's Take Me Out to the Ballpark tour takes quests on a curated journey through storied stadiums, and baseball history. Here's what you need to know.
Barelling wave in Oahu, Hawaii

Hawaii has a new regenerative tourism law (and what that means)

Hawaii is home to amazing sights and an intriguing culture. To ensure their preservation, there's a new law for regenerative tourism. Here's what that means.
Paris apartment airbnb panoramic view

For the 2024 Summer Olympics, the Paris region sees a big increase in Airbnb bookings

Paris Airbnbs offer travelers a way to live like locals, and as the 2024 Olympics draw near, reservations are on the rise. Here's the data on Airbnbs in Paris.
Cruise ship into the sunset

Hurricane Beryl forces route changes for Caribbean-bound cruise ships

Hurricane Beryl will soon traverse the Caribbean, and cruise lines are changing routes, and rescheduling port calls. Here's what you need to know.
Balandra, La Paz, Mexico

Soon, a major U.S. airport will offer additional flights to Mexico

Mexico offers abundant options for the modern explorer. Soon, it'll be easier than ever to get there, with more flights from a popular U.S. airport.
Mount Vesuvius with boats in the foreground

You can now visit this Ancient Roman beach destroyed by Mount Vesuvius’ eruption

Mount Vesuvius destroyed towns and left fascinating relics. Now, with the restoration of an ancient beach, visitors can experience Herculaneum like the Romans.
Shoreline of Kelingking Beach, Bali

This is the best time to visit Bali

Bali is a tropical paradise with amazing landscapes and a vibrant culture. But going at the right time can make it ever better. Here's the best time to visit.
Motorola Moto Tags

This new tracker is just like an Apple Airtag — but with some cool features

Motorola's new Moto Tag joins the list of device trackers, helping you locate lost items. It also adds one useful feature, for even more convenience.
Domes Aulūs Elounda waterside view

Why I love booking an all-inclusive resort when I travel

Vacations let you rest and relax, planning activities and paying extra can interrupt your trip. All-inclusive hotels change that, for a true getaway.
Congested traffic on highway

Travel traffic: This 4th of July could be the busiest yet

The Fourth of July is a popular holiday, where many visit family and friends to celebrate. This year, travel crowds could be bigger than ever.
Glacier National Park via Going-to-the-Sun Road

Going-to-the-Sun Road is open: What to know about summer exploring in Glacier National Park

Going-to-the-Sun Road lets you explore Glacier National Park via car. But it's not always open. Here's what you need to know about before visiting this summer.
Wide view of a Fiji island

Save on your getaway: Fiji Airways begins partnership with this U.S. carrier

Fiji Airways teamed up with a U.S. carrier, so you can save money and enjoy perks, while traveling to a far off land. Here's how it works.
Person holding US passport

Need a U.S. passport? These new State Department locations will make it easier

If you're in a rush to get a U.S. Passport, the State Department's six new facilities can help. These nationwide locations can better serve travelers in need.
Airport terminal sunrise

What is a redress number for air travel?

Sometimes, airplane passengers get incorrectly identified as travel threats, and must undergo extra screening. Here's how a redress number prevents that.
Emirates 777 taking off from Dubai airport

5 things to know before flying Emirates first class

Emirates first class offers a flight experience like nothing else. Here's what to know before booking, so you're prepared for luxury in the sky.
Powder day snowboarding at Jackson Hole

The upcoming ski season is about to get a lot better — here’s why

For the 24/25 ski season, Delta Air Lines adds more flights to more mountains. That lets you visit your dream destination at a time that fits your schedule.
Shoreline of Nags Head, NC

The best North Carolina beaches: Vacation in one of these gorgeous paradises

The North Carolina coast is home to 322 miles of shoreline, with pristine beaches and abundant wildlife. Here are our favorite NC beaches to get away to.
Airplane flying out of Costa Rica

How much do pilots make? You might be surprised

How much do pilots make? To find out, we researched the median airline pilot salary, along with the required training to get there.
Ocean and trees at Turtle Bay Resort

You’ll soon be able to use Marriott points at these iconic resorts

Marriot Bonvoy rewards points stretch your travel funds further, letting you explore more. Soon, three new properties join the program, for even more options.
Championship Course at Royal County Down

These are the 7 best golf courses in the world

The best golf courses in the world test your skill in picturesque settings. These venues mix history and challenge, for a golfing experience unlike anything.
Tom Daley picture in sweater

Olympian Tom Daley shares his top European travel spots for sports enthusiasts

If you're a sports fan on a European vacation, you might not know where to go. Olympian Tom Daley curated a summer travel guide, with the best events and pubs.
Bali, Indonesia bedroom with dark lighting

How to check for bed bugs: Every traveler needs to know this

Bed bugs can turn a relaxing vacation into an itchy predicament. But with the right info, you can check for and avoid these annoying pests. Here's how.
Side view of Aston Martin Formula 1 car

This luxury cruise is perfect for Aston Martin, F1 fans

Fans of the Aston Martin brand, and its Formula 1 team, can enjoy luxury and excitement on the Spotlight Cruise, taking place in July 2025.
MAYA suite screen view

This might be the coolest business class suite we’ve ever seen

The MAYA business class suite offers design and technology, for a comfortable, sustainable future in the sky. Here are the details of this innovative concept.
Sim racing at the F1 Arcade

The largest F1 Arcade ever is coming to the Las Vegas Strip

The F1 Arcade Las Vegas will offer an immersive experience for Formula 1 fans. Race on the simulator or dine on fine food and drink, all in an ambient setting.
Server with dish in Greece

Don’t commit a faux pas: Your guide to tipping around the world

Tipping etiquette is a sensitive topic, with some for and some against leaving a tip. That gets even trickier when traveling. Here's how to tip when abroad.
Palm trees by the ocean at Hammock Beach

Tee up at one of the best golf courses in Florida

A golf trip to Florida lets you play the best courses no matter the season. To help you plan your golfing getaway, here are the best golf courses in Florida.
Vaud Switzerland by Lake Geneva

This is the best time to visit Switzerland

Switzerland offers an unmatched natural playground, with mountain vistas, alpine lakes, and abundant hikes. Here's when to visit this European paradise.
Sammy's Island at Palms Las Vegas

Sammy Hagar’s latest hot spot is a tropical oasis in Las Vegas

Sammy Hagar has a knack for rock 'n roll, fine food and spirits, and rocking good times. Those elements combine Sammy's Island, at the Palms Casino and Resort.
Yosemite National Park water and mountains

Need travel inspiration? These are the best places to visit in June

June offers ideal weather and solid deals. Here's where we'd go to experience nature's bounty while avoiding summer crowds, from Alaska to Bali, and in between.
Hawaiian Airlines airplane over the ocean

Report: These are the best (and worst) airlines to fly on Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend gives you three days to relax and unwind. But flight delays can be a hassle. Here are the best airlines to fly on Memorial Day weekend.
DeltaPark Vitalresort in Switzerland

Sleep tourism is really a thing, and these are the best places for it

Because of that, there’s a new travel trend known as sleep tourism. In this unique category, travelers visit destinations designed for maximum rest.
Ocean hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links

Round up your golf buddies — these are the best golf trips in the U.S.

In the morning, hit the links with your buddies, try and break par, and take in stunning landscapes. These are the best golf trips in the U.S.
The Titanic ocean liner

Would you sail on a Titanic replica? Everything we know about the Titanic II

The story of the Titanic captured imaginations around the world. Soon, a replica of the iconic ship may take to the seas, in an updated, modern form.
Sun and clouds with airplane wing

Customers think these are the best airlines, according to a J.D. Power report

Air travel covers long distances in short timespans, but can be hectic. JD Power's survey on the best airlines shows who provides a more comfortable flight.
Solar Eclipse above Mount Mansfield

iPhone photography tips: How to take better travel photos on your phone

Though the latest iPhones are technological marvels, capable of taking vivid pics, there are ways to take your photography even further.
American Airlines 787 landing

Check out American Airlines’ new suite seats (and other upgraded amenities)

Airplane seating seems to have remained largely the same over the years. That’s set to change with American Airlines’ new Flagship Suite Preferred seat.
Skiers on Mountain Quail at Telluride Colorado

These are the best ski resorts in North America, according to actual skiers

OnTheSnow released its Best Overall Ski Resort for 2024, along with winners across several categories. So, which North American resort took home top honors?
Airplane preparing for landing

The government just banned this airline practice every traveler hates

Flight delays and cancellations make your getaway a hassle. But all that’s set to change with the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) new rules for airlines.
Nantucket lighthouse and daffodils

Go on a dream trip: These are the best places to visit in May

With spring weather and reasonable prices, May is an ideal time for travel adventures. Here are favorite places to explore during the shoulder season.
Evening light over Venice canal

When is the best time to visit Italy? This is when you should go

What's the best time to visit to Italy? That can vary depending on the purpose of your visit, but not to worry, we’ve done the research for you.
Mount Mansfield's Alpine Tundra

This is what it’s like to snowboard down Vermont’s highest peak

Mount Mansfield is the highest peak in Vermont, offering amazing sights and untouched snow. Here's what it's like to snowboard from the top of Vermont.
Panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro

You’ll soon need a visa to visit this incredible country

In 2025, US citizens will need a visa to travel to Brazil. Here's what you'll need to obtain one, and where you can apply online.