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Is Cancun Safe for American Tourists in 2023?

Is Cancun safe? That is the million-dollar question as Cancun is the top destination for many U.S. travelers, but violent crime is soaring in certain areas because American tourists are buying drugs from Mexican drug dealers. Cancún and the 81-mile stretch south of the resort to Tulum, known as the Riviera Maya, draw 13 million visitors a year to their lush beaches, golf courses, and ... VIEW POST

Is South Africa Safe? What You Need to Know Before You Go

Is South Africa safe? It’s one of the questions every visitor to the country asks before they come, and it’s one of the most common questions I got after telling friends and family I was visiting South Africa. The answer depends on what you mean by safe, though—it’s certainly safer than Detroit, but that doesn’t mean it’s risk-free! South Africa is currently among the countries grouped as ... VIEW POST

The 10 Best Destinations in December for Warm Weather

Looking for the warmest places to visit in December? If you are anything like me by the time December rolls around I become slightly claustrophobic and in search of much-needed destinations that offer warm weather. If you are looking for where it's hot in December because you are tired of celebrating Christmas at home or just need a break from the cold weather you are in the right ... VIEW POST

The Complete Guide to Safety in Johannesburg: How to Stay Safe in the City of Gold

Is Johannesburg safe? Johannesburg informally known as Jozi, Joburg, or “The City of Gold” is the largest city in South Africa, classified as a megacity and one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world.  It is the provincial capital and largest city of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa but how safe is Joburg for American tourists? Johannesburg is a city that many ... VIEW POST

The 34 Best Lifestyle Hotels in the World

What is a luxury lifestyle hotel and should you book a lifestyle hotel for your next vacation? As you begin to plan your spring and summer travel plans, health and safety concerns are probably on the top of your mind. Deciding whether or not a large resort, boutique hotel, or lifestyle hotel is right for your family because we are still in the middle of a pandemic and safety is a concern for ... VIEW POST

What Every Traveler Should Know About Flying With Weed

You’ve packed your bags, and everything you need for your trip is ready to go. It’s time to load up on the snacks and water, but what about weed? While flying with weed can be tricky, it’s doable with the right approach! Here are seven ways to sneak weed on a plane so you can get high in the sky. Long gone are the days when people hide the fact they smoke weed or consume edibles.  The ... VIEW POST