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10 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in the United States

Expedia | October 1, 2019
Catching fall's changing colors is one of the season's highlights. Here are the top ten areas for leaf viewing in the country. 

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10 Best State Fairs to Visit this Year

Expedia | August 14, 2019
There's no better way to cap off a great summer than a visit at the state fair. Here we've listed out the 10 best state fairs in the country.

How to save money on travel

Alexis Tiacoh | July 2, 2018
These are the latest travel hacks from Expedia you never knew could save time and money

Americans pick their favorite destinations

Chloe Mulliner | March 1, 2018
Revealing the results of a recent travel survey

15 Places for the perfect childfree getaway

Meredith Castin | February 22, 2018
Vacationing without kiddos in these top travel spots

Small-town harvest festivals you must experience before winter

Kohleun Adamson | September 28, 2017
Carving pumpkins, eating pie, and having fun till the cows come home


Winter wellness in Whistler, BC

Trip Styler | February 19, 2019
Honing in on health in British Columbia’s high alpine

Family and friends toasting with classic fall drinks and winter coffee drinks

Seasonal drinks: America’s favorite fall and winter sips

Kohleun Adamson | November 12, 2018
Sampling the most popular cold-weather beverages across America

Amazing travel deals for Expedia’s 2018 Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale

Alexis Tiacoh | November 11, 2018
Up to 50 percent off flights, 75 percent off hotels online, and 90 percent off hotels in the Expedia App

Skier at one of the Best Ski Resorts in the US

Best ski resorts in the US for every traveler

Expedia Local Expert | November 9, 2018
Find the best ski resorts for you and everyone in the family with this helpful guide.

9 winter wonders around the world

Expedia Local Expert | January 25, 2018
With winter in full swing, it’s hard not to want to celebrate the wonders of the season.

US ski destinations: 8 mountain resorts worth your while

Christie Hudson | January 23, 2018
Your midwinter ski trip itch must be scratched!


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10 Best State Fairs to Visit this Year

Expedia | August 14, 2019
There's no better way to cap off a great summer than a visit at the state fair. Here we've listed out the 10 best state fairs in the country.

Ultimate Iowa State Fair Travel Guide

Jennifer Cuellar | August 2, 2019
Everything you need to know before enjoying the Iowa State Fair

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The Best Ballparks to Visit this Summer

Expedia | August 1, 2019
Nothing feels more like summer than a baseball game. We've outlined the 10 best ballparks in baseball for you to visit this summer.

National Ice Cream Day: Gelato vs. Ice Cream

Camille Meyers | July 5, 2019
What’s the difference between gelato and ice cream? Here’s the scoop.

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Expedia Guest Author | July 24, 2018
One of the sheer pleasures of Switzerland is how easy it is to get around—especially by train

The Bernese summer – a time for friends and fun

Expedia Guest Author | July 23, 2018
If there’s truly an earthly paradise, it’s Bern and the Bernese Oberland!


Beautiful Gardens Around the World to Visit This Spring

Camille Meyers | March 14, 2019
Stop and smell the flowers on your next vacation in these gorgeous gardens across the globe.

Say “see ya” to winter in these 25 cities

Chloe Mulliner | May 14, 2018
Celebrating the change in season in these top destinations

Get your kicks in the most walkable cities

Kohleun Adamson | May 2, 2018
Strutting your stuff across the USA

How to make your stars align for your spring getaway

Expedia Guest Author | April 7, 2018
Where each sign should go in April

Americans pick their favorite destinations

Chloe Mulliner | March 1, 2018
Revealing the results of a recent travel survey

15 Places for the perfect childfree getaway

Meredith Castin | February 22, 2018
Vacationing without kiddos in these top travel spots


Bride and groom kiss in celebration of their marriage with a the Grand Canyon in the background

Unforgettable ways to say“I Do” in ultimate Vegas style

Expedia Local Expert | February 13, 2017
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—unless it's marital bliss!

LGBT wedding and honeymoon guide: Hawaii Island

No Vacation Required | June 28, 2016
Finding an ideal spot for a gay wedding or honeymoon on the Big Island

10 wedding traditions from around the world

Travel with Kate | April 28, 2016
Inspiring international wedding customs

How to plan a wedding abroad

Travel with Kate | January 22, 2016
Knowing what to expect for a destination wedding

Extravagant venues for a Paris wedding

Travel with Kate | June 24, 2015
Planning a wedding in or near Paris

Planning a destination proposal

Expedia Guest Author | May 11, 2015
Uncovering Ritani's tips for planning the perfect destination proposal


Why Hire a Professional Vacation Photographer

Camille Meyers | June 28, 2019
Avoid awkward selfies, blurry photos taken by strangers, and always being stuck behind the lens by hiring a vacation photographer.

Top honeymoon destinations in the US

Chloe Mulliner | October 8, 2018
Falling in love all over again in these vacation spots

Most under-the-radar cities in America, part 2

Lily Rogers | August 3, 2018
Finding hidden gems all around the country

Exploring adventures in Mexico

Captain And Clark | October 26, 2016
Exploring the best adventures Mexico has to offer

The LeBrun Instagram Diaries: Promenade in Paris

Lauren LeBrun | October 14, 2016
Second episode of an ongoing blog series that follows a young female backpacker and her husband around the world

Top beaches on Oahu for every activity

Captain And Clark | June 10, 2016
Finding the perfect paradise for every type of beachgoer

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day around the world

Expedia Local Expert | February 4, 2018
From enchanting strolls in Kyoto to dance lessons in Vienna

10 romantic things to do this Valentine’s Day

Expedia Local Expert | February 9, 2016
Travel is for lovers, we always say. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, here’s our bucket list of things to do for all you hand-holders, sweethearts, and right-swiping romantics out there. 1. Stick with the classics and it’s hard to ...

Perfect New York date ideas in the city

Carol Cain | February 5, 2016
Keeping the love for the city and each other alive and well

Top 5 most romantic cities in the world

Captain And Clark | February 3, 2016
Celebrating the love in some of the most romantic cities in the world

Expedia Heat Index 2016

Sarah Waffle Gavin | February 3, 2016
Investigating connections between travel and love

Most romantic restaurants in Las Vegas

Matt Villano | February 2, 2016
Catching a cozy meal with your partner at Sin City’s best

Bachelor Bachelorette

Women toasting with Champagne to a great bachelorette party in Miami

Top Miami Bachelorette Party Ideas

Jennifer Cuellar | October 10, 2019
A bachelorette party you won’t forget in the Sunshine State

A group of friends toasting with small glasses of dark whiskey during a Nashville bachelor party

Planning a Legendary Bachelor Party in Nashville

Jennifer Cuellar | October 8, 2019
Take your party to the next level in Nashville

Three friends wearing hats and swimwear dip their feet in the hotel pool during a bachelorette party in Las Vegas

The Best Bachelorette Party in Las Vegas

Chloe Mulliner | September 5, 2019
Celebrating with your favorite friends in Las Vegas

San Diego skyline at sunrise with its reflection on the water—a refreshing sight on your San Diego bachelor party trip.

Travel Tips for the Ultimate Bachelor Party in San Diego

Kohleun Adamson | September 3, 2019
Celebrate the single life with a bachelor party in San Diego

Miami's downtown at the edge of turquoise waters.

Travel Miami: 10 different ways to explore the Magic City

Lara Herrington | February 1, 2019
Explore Miami’s city, sea, and swamps in fun and creative ways—be it a bike, a banana boat, or a helicopter.

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One last hurrah in New Orleans

Expedia Local Expert | April 30, 2017
4 classic itineraries to celebrate your bachelor or bachelorette weekend in NOLA

Festivals and events

Logo sign for San Diego Comic-Con International hanging in an arch in the San Diego Convention Center.

A Superfan’s Guide to Comic-Con in San Diego

Kohleun Adamson | October 17, 2019
It goes by many names: San Diego Comic-Con, the San Diego Comic Convention, Comic-Con International, and the San Diego Comic Book Convention. But to its hundreds of thousands of fans, it has a short, sweet name: Comic-Con. Started in 1970, ...

Musician plays the trombone at the New Orleans Jazz Festival

Guide to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Jennifer Cuellar | October 15, 2019
Immerse yourself in the heritage of New Orleans

French Quarter New Orleans

A Guide to the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans

Expedia | September 30, 2019
The lowdown on the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans

Traditional purple, green, and yellow flags and beads decorating ironwork balconies in New Orleans for Mardi Gras

Navigate Mardi Gras Like a Local

Kohleun Adamson | September 25, 2019
Let the good times roll with this handy guide.

"Welcome to Ashland" sign with blooming flowers under an Oregon Shakespeare Festival banner

What You Need to Know About Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Kohleun Adamson | September 13, 2019
Experiencing the best of OSF before the season ends

Enjoy pretzels and plenty of beer at Oktoberfest in Gatlinburg

Ultimate Guide to Oktober Fest in Gatlinburg

Chloe Mulliner | September 11, 2019
Celebrating Oktoberfest in the Smokies


Halloween Parties around the world

Best Halloween parties in the world

Expedia Local Expert | October 9, 2018
Orlando or London? Cemetery or haunted maze? Choose your own scary adventure with the world’s best Halloween parties.

Halloween destinations: 13 of the spookiest places to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve

Expedia Local Expert | October 23, 2017
When it comes to Halloween, most revelers stick to costume parties or gorging themselves on candy corn at home


Santa on a Christmas Cruise

5 things to consider when planning a Christmas cruise 

Expedia | December 18, 2018
'Tis the season to plan a cruise vacation

Things to Do This Christmas

Things to do around the world this Christmas

Expedia Local Expert | December 14, 2018
Travel the world this holiday season and take part in some of the most festive things to do this Christmas.

Snow covers alpine trees in one of the best places to visit on Christmas.

The best US places to spend a white Christmas

Chloe Mulliner | December 3, 2018
Waking up to snow on Christmas morning in these top destinations

Top Christmas markets in Great Britain

Lauren LeBrun | November 29, 2016
Discovering the best British markets to celebrate the holiday season

Christmas in Europe

Customs and traditions for celebrating Christmas in Europe

Lauren LeBrun | November 4, 2016
Discovering European ways to celebrate the holidays

2016 holiday travel trends

Sarah Waffle Gavin | November 3, 2016
Unveiling this year’s ‘holidata’ about when to fly, how to save, and other travel tips