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Karisma Resorts Promises Both Family-Friendly and Child-Free in One Riviera Maya Location
Is there a happy medium between child-free and family-friendly? How can a resort welcome both groups while annoying neither? Karisma Resorts, stalwart of upscale all-inclusive in the Riviera Maya region...
10 Hotels With Private Marinas & Yacht Docking Perks
The yachting lifestyle offers unparalleled escape from crowds and access to obscure destinations, but often at a tradeoff for other creature comforts. After several days of confinement in close...
Where to Plan One Last Family Getaway Before School Starts This Fall
The end of summer is quickly approaching and the start of the school year lingers in the air. While we’re still weeks away from sending our littlest family members off to another year of learning,...
9 Epic Guided & Self-Guided Motorcycle Adventures Across the Globe
What’s the appeal of motorcycle travel that leads some people to leave their everyday lives behind in the 24/7 pursuit of it? Everything. Everything about the open road can be pushed to the extreme,...
Wildlife Conservationists Come Together in New Efforts to save Endangered Elephant and Rhino Populations
Did you know that, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, an average of 96 elephants are killed every day, for a jaw-dropping total of 35,000 per year? Meanwhile, more than 1000 rhinos were poached...
5 Sailing & Yacht Charters to Indulge Your Seafaring Fantasies This Summer
It’s the perfect weather for sailing, and we’ve found some of the best vessels for your most indulgent seafaring fantasies. Whether you prefer a lavishly appointed tall ship, a set departure...
Beyond Beach Bars: 8 Reasons to Explore Cancun's Mayan Heritage and Yucatan Nature
Beach bars like this one may have come to represent a Cancun vacation, but on the Yucatan Peninsula where Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Cozumel and Tulum are located, culture and nature are deeply intertwined,...
Q&A: Sandals Resorts International Founder Gordon “Butch” Stewart & Son Talk Brand & Family
Sandals Resorts International, the pioneering all-inclusive brand whose cheery late-night TV commercials fueled American dreams of sun-splashed Jamaican vacations in the ‘80s and ‘90s, has...
Forget Vegas: Elope at One of These 10 Picturesque Wedding Destinations
When you think elopement, do you instantly imagine Las Vegas drive-through chapels and Elvis impersonators? Maybe that was okay back when Britney and Jason (Who? Yeah we don't remember him either)...
About Lena Katz
Lena Katz is the author of the Travel Temptations series (SIP, SUN, SNOW), published by Globe Pequot Press in 2009. Lena is also a travel expert for Celebrations/1800FLOWERS and WEtv (online and on-air). She contributes to the South China Morning Post and ABC News online. Lena is a former Orbitz Travel blogger and former columnist for the LA Times. She's been published in Brides Magazine, Robb Report, the International Herald Tribune, and at least 20 other consumer print publications, plus on countless Websites. She's appeared as an on-camera expert on Bravo, E! Channel and ABC News Now.