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5 Fresh Vegetable Dishes That Put Spring in Your Step

Spring has officially sprung. Eating a little lighter just feels good. These fresh vegetable dishes will help you get into the spring spirit (and perhaps your summer swimsuit).<p><b>1. Sautéed Asparagus and Peas</b><p>Buttery and slightly sweet, this combination of green peas, shallots and asparagus feels like …

Asparagus

5 Spots With The Clearest Waters In The World

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Marjan Lazarevski</i><p>How many times have you visited a beach or a lake, only to be tragically disappointed by the murkiness of the water? Sure, you could go for a swim in there if you <i>really</i> wanted, but there's no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was seaweed, …

How to make the most of a last-minute trip to Yosemite

It seems like nearly every traveller has Ansel-Adams-fueled dreams of visiting Yosemite National Park (and the ones that don't should), and with those dreams come questions. We put two of the most common questions we get from travellers - both on short and last-minute trips - to Beth Kohn, author …

National Parks

Yosemite's top day hikes

There’s no better way – and often no other way – to see Yosemite than by parking the car and hitting the trail.<p>It’s impossible to say one area of the park is better for hiking than another, in fact all areas of the park are best explored on foot. Really, it depends on the hiker’s ability, interests …

Yosemite without the crowds

You’ve seen the postcards, admired your friends’ vacation photos. Ever wonder why everyone has pictures of the same places from the same angles? The showy celebrity of the US national park system, Yosemite hosts millions of visitors each year, and most flock with camera in hand like paparazzi to …

National Parks

5 American Cities You Should Visit In 2015

In 2014, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Richmond were the coolest place to be. But with a new year brings a new set of cities to add to your bucket list. Luckily, we've found some surprising spots Americans are trekking to most, courtesy of Hotels.com's Hotel Price Index.<p>Whether it's a small-ish town …

American Cities

Paris' Most Secret Streets You Need To Walk

Ah, Paris. From its famous food to the stunning architecture, hell, even its snobby locals, we love pretty much everything about the city (not to sound too American, but have you seen the Eiffel Tower?!).<p>And now there's a guidebook, written by a local journalist, to show us all the hidden nooks and …

France

Talk to fellow passengers, wear a jumper and suck on a lemon: Top tips on how you can REALLY beat jet lag

• <b>Talking to your neighbour and listening to music advised on long flights</b>• <b><br>Passengers flying east should go to bed earlier for a few days before</b> …

8 Mobile Apps that Will Make You Love Your Next Layover

Prayitno / Flickr<p>Flight delays are impossible to avoid and even more frustrating to deal with. But there are a few smartphone apps that will make your next delay less of a headache. Whether you want to find the nearest airport lounge or yoga room, or just need help getting rebooked, you'll find …

Apps

15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

DIY

An insider’s guide to Amsterdam's hippest neighbourhoods

It's easy to get caught up in Amsterdam's city centre; its boat-filled canals, mega art museums and pungent coffeeshops might tempt you never to leave. But by venturing that bit further you'll find bohemian clubs, hotels atop cranes and hidden cocktail lounges await you in neighbourhoods on the …

European Travel

5 Awesome & Affordable American Drives

Every corner of the U.S.—including yours!—offers a bold, beautiful road trip that rolls out an unforgettable vacation at a reasonable price. Here, …

The Most Beautiful Beaches in Greece

I've yet to visit the amazing country, and I'm hoping to visit in the fall this year. There's something just so romantic about the colors so prominent here - bright whites and deep blues, and outside of the cities so rich in history, the surrounding islands are usually home to the most beautiful …

Beaches

11 Cities You Must Backpack At Least Once

There are almost too many must-see cities in the world -- and the most seamless way to hit them all is by backpacking. With little luggage and a huge sense of adventure, a backpacking trip allows you to experience new places with freedom and ease (all while teaching you more than college ever …

European Travel

Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

Credit: Flickr<p>So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling abroad or if you need a refresher.<p><b>Security & Health</b><p>• <b>Check in with your</b> …

Guide Books

33 More Places for Your Bucket List

We asked and Budget Travel readers answered! From Iceland to Machu Picchu, these are the top spots our audience can't wait to visit.

PHOTOS: Where to Go in 2015

Here are the 10 best budget destinations for 2015! From high style and world-class shopping to jaw-dropping scenery and unrivaled art, culture, and …