The travel world is in a state of constant flux, and modern travel trends include slow travel, multigenerational trips and escorted trips that offer travelers the chance to authentically connect with a destination.
Whether cruising around the world, digging into your family history or RV camping across the United States, these forms of travel let you dig deeper and stay longer, often with better value for your travel budget.
Vote for your favorites in each category once per day until voting ends on Monday, October 21 at noon ET.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Ancestry Tour Company
Uncover your family story with these genealogy tours — Photo courtesy of iStock / grandaded
With the growing popularity and accessibility of DNA testing kits, more and more Americans are taking trips to their ancestral homelands. Ancestry travel companies, like these 20 nominated as the best in the U.S., offer services like personalized genealogy research or custom itineraries to the countries, towns and villages where your ancestors once lived.
Best Educational Tour Company
These nominees cater to travelers who love to learn on the go — Photo courtesy of iStock / SolStock
For curious travelers who crave immersive experience and detailed knowledge of the destinations they visit, the quickly growing educational travel industry provides the answer. These tour companies take learning on the road with itineraries focused on topics like culture, history, archaeology, architecture and science.
Best Group Tour Company
Group tours often provide excellent value — Photo courtesy of iStock / Django
Group travel can be a good choice for travelers with limited time, a limited budget or who prefer the security of traveling in numbers. These tour companies offer the value of a group tour with professional guides and comfy accommodations, ranging from budget to luxury.
Best Long-Term Cruise
Visit numerous destinations without having to unpack on these cruises — Photo courtesy of iStock / YinYang
Whether you’re retired, on sabbatical or simply ready for a long vacation, these world and long-term cruise itineraries can take you to numerous destinations without the need to change hotels, arrange transportation or re-pack at every stop. Many of these enriching experiences include gourmet food, spa treatments, enriching workshops and live entertainment.
Best Luxury RV Resort
Find five star amenities with the comforts of your (mobile) home — Photo courtesy of iStock / spyderskidoo
A stay at these 20 luxury RV resorts, nominated as the best in the U.S, give you the best of both worlds – the comforts of your own mobile home and the amenities of a five-star resort. Perks go far beyond full hookups and Wi-Fi with extras like swimming pools, movie theaters, tennis courts, private docks and full-service spas.
Best RV Park / Campground
Connect with Mother Nature in these RV friendly sites — Photo courtesy of iStock / HildeAnna
These RV parks and campgrounds, nominated as the best in the U.S., offer basic facilities, beautiful scenery and access to some of the country’s most interesting places.
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, November 1st.