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Flyover States You Should Touch Down In

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If you’ve ever traveled by plane across the US, there’s a good chance you’ve been over what are known as “flyover states.” You know, the places no one really ever visits, but you need to fly over them to get to where you are trying to go. If you’re looking out your window from the sky above, you’ll usually see a lot of green, and not much else.

The Midwest and Plains region isn’t known for big flashy attractions, but rather lots of land, nature, fields, farms, and suburbs where people live their lives. But this doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do in these seemingly plain destinations. In fact, it’s the less traveled locations that often have the most to offer.

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Could 2017 Bring Timeshare in Cuba?

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Ever since the United States began to normalize relations with Cuba in late 2015, the travel world began to wonder at the possibilities. For the first time in over 50 years, American travelers could be able to seamlessly book vacations in one of the Caribbean’s most alluring destinations. With the first commercial flight from the United States touching down in Havana late last year, it’s easier than ever to see the potential for timeshare in Cuba. However, timeshare enthusiasts shouldn’t get ahead of themselves—signals point to a long road ahead for Cuba timeshares.

The Current State of Cuba Travel

With flights touching down and the island nation topping lists of best places to visit this year, many are looking to travel to Cuba in 2017. While it is vastly easier to get to and from Cuba (and even bring back some souvenirs), finding a hotel can be challenging. Although the government there alleges they will double the number of hotel rooms there by 2020, the country’s current industry is scant to say the least—International Business Times reports that many of the country’s 61,000 hotel rooms are in dire need of repair. That includes the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Havana, the only property managed by a major American-based brand (Starwood).

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Top Travel Destinations for 2017: Staff Picks

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The year of 2016 is drawing to a close, and in these final few days, we’re looking forward to a brand new year full of potential. For the travel industry, 2017 means another year of new and exciting destinations to explore, fantastic resorts and boutique hotels to enjoy, and another opportunity to truly take a vacation and reconnect with yourself. This week, we consulted with our staff of vacation experts and travel junkies to collect their picks for the top travel destinations to look forward to next year. To our surprise, there were both some newcomers and familiar faces in this year’s list!

#1. Cuba

The first travel destination on our list is an obvious one, as it continues to open its doors to American travelers. Cuban tourism is slowly starting to take off, with commercial flights from the U.S. just starting to touch down in Havana late in 2016. One of the largest islands in the Caribbean, Cuba presents an opportunity for new travelers to truly explore a world they’ve never seen before. From the oddly poetic antique cars still lining the streets of Havana, to the pristine shores of Varadero, you must make it a point to travel to Cuba in 2017.

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5 Best New Year’s Eve Parties for Families

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New Year's Eve with Kids

New Year’s Eve is a classic partying night. Getting dressed up, popping champagne, watching the ball drop, and celebrating all night long. However, once you have kids, you might have to adjust how you party while ringing in the New Year.

Luckily, there are a handful of fantastic family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations that will entertain both you and the kids. Here are some of the most anticipated parties of the season, with spacious and affordable accommodations to match! Who says New Year’s Eve with kids has to be dull?

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7-Day Itinerary: Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas

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Here’s the catch-22 about Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas: there is so much to do year-round that it was actually pretty hard to come up with a definitive 7-day itinerary for this resort location.

But while this list may service a “top seven things to do in Steamboat Springs”, we’re confident in our itinerary because no matter what season you choose to vacation, you’re going to have an amazing time. This RCI Gold Crown Resort is one of the most celebrated, sought after resorts in the country.

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