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Destination Pulse: News and Notes for Feb. 11, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | February 11, 2016

Destination Pulse: News and Notes for Feb. 11, 2016

PHOTO: Yosemite National Park (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock)

Finding Magical Bliss in Iceland
The Nordic nation continues to dominate headlines around the world, which is not surprising when places like the volcanic lake region are bubbling to the surface.

In Honor of Valentine’s Day: How to Take a Break-Up Trip
The ultimate solo travel trip is when your other half isn’t coming anymore, but you decide to take the vacation anyway. Here’s why you shouldn’t let a break-up stop you from having a good time.

Yosemite Update: What to Know About the New Concessionaire
With a new concessionaire taking over the park and classic names like Awhanee, Curry and Wawona set to disappear, here is what you need to know about your current reservations and how to get around.

Traveling With Teens? Head to Orlando
Teen travelers can be on their own and independent with ease in Orlando. Theme parks are the right size to allow teens the freedom to explore with out adults in tow.


When Instagram fame leads to risky behavior: That is the lesson of Hawaii’s Dead Man’s Catwalk, a hike on private property that has inspired visitors to take risky stunt photos and is now being shut down.

With a nuclear deal in place and sanctions easing, Iran is seeking to promote tourism to the country, setting a lofty goal of 20 million tourists per year by 2025. 

A chief provider of sun-and-sand vacations in Spain, Palma de Mallorca tourism is on the rise as a new report finds the city is the fourth most-visited in Spain

American Express names St. Lucia one of the top trending destinations in 2016 – one of only two Caribbean destinations to receive such honors – it was also named as an alternative to Zika-affected nations.

Looking to escape? How about a weekend getaway in San Miguel de Allende? With a burgeoning foodie culture and a festive vibe, this quaint Mexican town is easy to reach for a short, three-day getaway. 


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