Surfs Up

10 Extremely Tempting Beach Vacations to Take in 2018

From Baja to Puerto Rico, it's time to plan for sand and sun.

05/25/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Love Boat

Why Not Take a Valentine's Cruise in Galveston Bay?

Champagne, dinner and a gorgeous sunset are provided.

01/25/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Safe Travels

What to Expect: Caribbean Cruises After Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Islands are rebuilding. Be patient and supportive.

01/09/2018 By Bill Wiatrak

Ice House

If You Want to Gamble in Texas, This Casino Boat is Your Best Bet

The Jacks or Better takes daily trips out of Galveston and into federal waters, where gambling is legal.

06/22/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Travel

3 Reasons to Book That Alaskan Cruise Right Now

Even if you're cruise-averse, a ship-based trip to the northernmost state might change your mind.

01/31/2017 By Bryce Dodds

Float On

The Best Way to Book a Cruise

You can spend less traveling by sea than by land—if you know how to find the best deals.

08/12/2016 Photography by Bill Wiatrak

Crusin' Along

Is Your Wardrobe Ready for a Gay Cruise?

Get your group costumes ready: on a gay cruise, the clothes (or lack thereof) make the man.

04/21/2016 By Javier Garza

More Cowbell

Smoke on the Water: The Legends of Rock Cruise

Set sail with a ship full of rock stars.

01/25/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

Ahoy!

Cruising for Deals: How to Book an Excursion on the Cheap

How to do and see more on your cruise while spending less and less.

01/13/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

Open Road

Take the Cruise That Has Everybody Talking

A seven-day Royal Caribbean excursion offers everything but quiet.

03/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Open Waters

Travel Deals: Cruise Out of Town

Family cruise trips are a staple of the holidays and chilly weather. Explore the open water with these deals.

10/15/2014 By Chris Abshire

Poop Cruise

That Ship Cray

A Katy native was aboard the Carnival Triumph's fateful voyage—and lived to tell the tale .

04/25/2013 By Catherine Matusow