Cube Restaurant – Stuttgart, Germany

Kunstmuseum-Stuttgart illuminated at night.  Cube restaurant is located on top floor of building.    (photo courtesy Kunstmuseum-Stuttgart)

Cube Restaurant – Stuttgart, Germany Review: Ron Bernthal The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart opened in 2005 on a lovely, historic square in the middle of the city. The museum’s collection of mostly European contemporary art is outstanding, and the building itself, a … Continue reading

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia Eco-Experience Explores Southeast Asia’s First UNESCO Geopark

One of the creatures that might be encountered on the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi in Malaysia's new family-friendly Mangroves & Eagles Safari through the dramatic Kilim Karst, Southeast Asia's first UNESCO Geopark.

The Four Seasons Resort Langkawi in Malaysia now offers a family-friendly Mangroves & Eagles Safari through the dramatic Kilim Karst, Southeast Asia’s first UNESCO Geopark. Guest take a private boat from the Resort’s Serai beach and in just a few … Continue reading

USTiA Quiz Tests Your Knowledge of Travel Safety & Health

Climbing Mt. Liamuiga in St. Kitts. USTiA's TRIP site offers helpful hints on traveling safely outdoors and in national parks, in the US and abroad © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

What services do US embassies provide abroad? How can you recover from jet lag? How do you ensure your safety in a new destination? Where should you sit in a plane to avoid motion sickness? These are among the questions … Continue reading

Villas of Distinction Highlights Advantages of Villa Vacation Rental through Experts

A la Mer,on Great Cruz Bay, St. John, has 9 bedrooms, sleeps 22 and has 9 1/2 bathrooms, one of thousands of privately-owned villas in more than 50 luxurious destinations that can be booked through Villas of Distinction.

The travel planning experts at Villas of Distinction®, one of the world’s premier villa rental companies, share five travel advantages of booking a villa vacation through a travel expert: Don’t waste time endlessly searching. Many people just don’t have time … Continue reading

Cosmonaut training in Russia? Cruise Lines Offer New Surprises for Adventure Seekers

Crystal Cruises is featuring a Baltic cruise which includes a visit to Star City, Russia's  NASA and the opportunity to experience an actual Russian Cosmonaut Training course on advanced space equipment: the centrifuge, zero-gravity flight, or hydro-space program.

The trend toward offering travelers more intensive, authentic experiences that engage and enrich is moving through the entire industry. Cruisegoers, for example, are increasingly opting for active, engaging experiences when they hit the seas or the rivers of the world. … Continue reading

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Partners with Ethnomusicologist to Add Music Adventures on Small-Ship Voyages

They say music is a window to the soul.  And at Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, that goes for the soul of an entire culture, thanks to a series of music adventures on select itineraries that offer guests rare insight into the … Continue reading

Cruising is Ideal for Family Reunions, Multigenerational Vacations – Here are Some Tips

Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas at its private island, Labadee. Cruises are ideal for multi-generational vacations and family reunions © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com.

For the same reason that cruises are fabulous for multi-generational vacations, they are ideal venues for family reunions and celebrations of a special birthday, retirement, graduation. The ships provide a floating resort that keeps people within proximity, makes it easy … Continue reading

Tour Operators Focus on ‘Live Like a Local’ Immersive Experiences

‘Travel Together’ Program Launch Includes Travel to England Facebook Sweepstakes The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) is on a mission to share with all travelers the rich and engaging off-the-beaten path experiences enjoyed by the more than 6.5 million … Continue reading

Brite Spokes by Kuoni Taps into Growing Interest in Experiential Travel

Chef and owner John Mooney of Bell, Book & Candle in Greenwich Village, puts the notion of "farm to table" on the roof - at his rooftop garden where he uses FutureGrowing.com's innovative aeroponic/hydroponic technology to grow his own vegetables and herbs he features in his daily menu. © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

by Karen Rubin The hottest trend in travel today is “experiential” – activities that get the traveler out from gazing  through a window and from tourist hotels and restaurants and engaged. You come home with more than mental images but … Continue reading

Voting Begins for First Awards to Honor Hotels, Resorts, Spas, Retreats for Best Wellness Travel

The rooftop lap pool at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach, FL, a wellness resort that puts equal emphasis on "resort,", is a nominee for the first ever Wellness Travel Awards © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate Spafinder Wellness 365™ today announced the nominees for the first-ever Wellness Travel Awards, the only awards that recognize the spas, hotels, resorts and retreats worldwide dedicated to offering experiences and environments that leave visitors … Continue reading