Richard Branson Adds African Safari Lodge to Virgin Portfolio

Richard Branson has added a new safari experience to his Virgin Limited Edition portfolio—the award-winning Finch Hattons Luxury Safari Camp in Kenya. Located in Africa’s only Shetani lava flow, Finch Hattons features 17 tented suites and offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The camp joins other African destinations in Virgin Limited Edition’s collection, including Mahali Mzuri (also in Kenya), South Africa’s Ulusaba Private Game Reserve and Mont Rochelle hotel and vineyard, and Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco.

7 Things to Do As Soon As You Board a Cruise Ship

If you’ve never taken a cruise before, embarking a modern vessel for the first time can be very overwhelming. By not taking care of certain things within the first few hours of a voyage, you risk spoiling your dream vacation. Here are 7 things you should do as soon as you board a cruise ship.

The World’s Best Beaches 2024

Each year, World’s 50 Best Beaches asks thousands of travel professionals to nominate their favorite sandy shores, then ranks them based on landscape, water quality and other criteria. This year, the No. 1 beach in the world is Trunk Bay, located on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Rounding out the top three are Italy’s Cala Mariolu and Meads Bay in Anguilla.


Saturday may be the perfect day to fall asleep on a beach chair, but it’s the worst day of the week to book a cheap flight. According to a new study that analyzed Google Flights data for 10 of the busiest domestic airline routes, waiting until the end of the week to lock in a flight comes at a 13% premium. Monday and Tuesday are essentially tied for the least expensive day to book a flight.

Rise of the ‘Hush-cation’

Coming out of the pandemic, “bleisure” became a buzzword as workers learned to combine business trips with a leisure travel. Now that work from home has become more normalized, a new trend has emerged—“hush-cations.” With people able to work remotely, many employees are now secretly taking vacations while continuing to work by the pool or mountains—or wherever their wanderlust leads them. After all, does it really matter where you’re getting your work done as long as it gets done? Here’s what you need to know about hush-cations.