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Safely Travel Deep Inside a Glacier Through the Eyes of a Drone

Given the shifting ice can suddenly close a massive crevasse that runs hundreds of feet deep into a glacier, safely exploring them is all but …

Walk on the wild side on a discounted yacht tour of the Galapagos Islands

Explore the otherworldly landscapes and wildlife of the Galapagos Islands on an 11-day chartered yacht tour with Mountain Travel Sobek. The trip, which usually costs $5,495 per person, is being discounted $1,000 for three spring dates. Highlights include hiking, snorkeling and kayaking. The …

Galapagos

Last Week's Attack Hit Turkey Where It Hurts: Tourism | VICE News

Last week's suicide bombing in Istanbul struck at the heart of Turkey's tourism industry, killing 10 tourists and wounding 15 others near some of the country's most famous sites.<p>By Saturday afternoon, the barricades that police had erected around the bomb site had been dismantled, and an impromptu …

Airlines charged more in UK despite falling oil prices

Falling oil prices do not always translate into lower airfares.<p>Airfares for passengers flying in and out of Britain jumped 46% from November to December, the Office of National Statistics revealed in its inflation report for 2015. The monthly increase was the largest since 2002, and considerably …

Oil

How to Avoid Airline Change and Cancellation Fees

<i>Most of us have been there: Life happens and you have to change or cancel a flight. Usually, you’re met with stiff fees or an altogether</i> …

Flying

AAA says these 14 Southern California hotels are Five-Diamond gems

If you want to stay in the best luxury hotels in Southern California, count the diamonds. AAA recently announced that 14 local hotels meet criteria for its top 2016 Five-Diamond Award.<p>One-hundred eighteen hotels nationwide and in Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean have been designated with Five …

Southern California

Arizona city made famous by Eagles song celebrates Frey

Winslow, Arizona, was all but forgotten when a freeway displaced Route 66 and travelers began bypassing its downtown in the late 1970s.<p>But it still …

Chamber of Commerce

London for one: Traveling solo couldn't be easier in this world-class city

Think about it. London, on your own. And you can do whatever you want to do. Fantastic!<p>And, yet: Wouldn't it just be easier to book a tour?<p>Save that stiff single supplement. Being a solo traveler without a pre-planned itinerary — save hotel reservations — can be a pretty great thing in London. The …

Around The World In 18 Ways: Hot New Hotels For 2016

This year’s most exciting new hotels are all over the map. Among the many intriguing openings for 2016 are new luxury properties in far-flung locales such as Bhutan and Sri Lanka (go now, because development is happening fast and these places are likely to change forever, soon), hip hotels out to …

Hospitality

Uruguay: 10 reasons to visit a South American treasure | CNN Travel

South America

Palestinians lambast Airbnb's West Bank settlement listings

NOFEI PRAT, West Bank (AP) — Like many vacation rental operators around the world, Moshe Gordon has listed his property on Airbnb, luring visitors with a stunning vista of desert landscape and boasting of proximity to both Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. What it doesn't mention is that the "cozy fully …

Greece's 17 most beautiful beaches

Big American Announcement Tomorrow?

Lots of juicy tidbits abound from Flyertalk about tomorrow’s American Airlines press event (11am PST) from the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, but …

These Are the Best Places to Travel in January

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Just back from: the Caribbean

Sarah taking in the architecture around San Juan © Sarah Reid<p>Sarah Reid, Destination Editor at Lonely Planet, recently returned from her first-ever Caribbean cruise.<p><b>Tell us more…</b> My fiancée and I thought it might be fun to escape the European winter in favour of a more tropical festive break and …

British Airways refused to let family on board Austria flight citing 'new migrant laws'

British Airways (BA) turned a familly of passengers with valid passports away from their flight to Austria after airline staff misunderstood rules introduced to tackle the migrant crisis.<p>Gary Preston arrived at Gatwick Airport with his two sons, his partner and her mother, for the family’s trip to …

Customer Service

Apple’s self-driving car program has a lot of growing up to do

<i>Horace Dediu sobered me up. Last year, my initial skepticism of Apple’s rumored car project gave way to more hopeful thoughts. But Dediu’s numbers show how insignificant electric cars still are.</i><p>Imagine an Apple electric car that’s as accomplished in its category as the iPhone is in the world of …

Profit

Indian-Backed Electric Scooter Startup Launches In US, Poaches Talent From Apple, Tesla

You can find Indian automotive maker Mahindra all over rural America. The United States is the fastest growing market for the company’s tractors. But now it wants to get into the American city, and a tractor isn’t going to cut it. The company — which makes everything from tractors to boats to cars …

Electric Vehicles

The VFL Automotive Force 1 Is An American Born Supercar Just For The Affluent

The newest toy for the ultra-affluent is now gaining steam - the American made VFL Automotive Force 1 supercar that's been created by Henrik Fisker.<p>From the rear, you get the glimpse of car that is as sexy as the DB10 Aston Martin, as stylish as the new Corvette and yet seductively curved to be its …

2016 Lexus GS 200t

Features & Options<p>Package<p>Invoice<p>Retail<p>F Sport Package - FK<p>INCLUDES: Alternate Suspension; Driver Modes: Suspension; Driver Seat, 16-Way Power Adjustable Sports with Memory; Emission Equipment, 6.1; F Sport Badging (Side and Rear); Includes Power Side Bolsters, Thigh Support, Four-Way Lumbar; Larger …

Report: BMW increasing i3 EV range to 120 miles by this summer

Good news, compact luxury EV buyers: America's third-best-selling electric vehicle, the BMW i3, might have a 120-mile range by this summer.<p>BMW is …