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3 Travel Tools Millennials Use and You Should Too

How to save time, money and discover local hidden gems with these new travel tools that Millennials are using to elevate their game.<p>Travel planning can be nothing short of a hassle.<p>Luckily, the market is full of new tools to improve your experience. The problem is finding the products that really …

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The 10 highest-rated boutique hotels around the world

For its Loved by Guests Awards, Hotels.com looked at trusted reviews from travelers to find the best hotels in different caregories. One of those was the top 10 boutique hotels from around the globe.<p>The results were based on hotels that had an average guest rating of at least 4.7 out of 5, and a …

When in Paris, you really must …

<b>Eat like a local</b><p><i>From Mireille Guiliano, the author of French Women Don't Get Fat. Her latest book is Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire</i><p>Do something the locals do: Head to rue Mouffetard to one of the oldest street markets in the City of Light and shop for a delicious lunch of good breads, wine, …

10 Ways to Experience Rome Without the Crowds

Anyone who's ever attempted to visit the Trevi Fountain on a sunny day in spring (or a rainy day in winter) will know that in some parts of Rome, crowds are unavoidable. But if you know where to look, you'll find plenty of quiet corners in Rome - beautiful churches, peaceful parks, and museums …

The 'hidden airport' travel hack could save you as much as 80% on flights

But a new travel website called Tripdelta says it has created a unique algorithm that can save travelers as much as 80% on flight prices compared with those found on the bigger websites.<p>The website, which has been in the works for over two years, was put together by a team of developers who created …

How To Travel Around The World For Almost Free

Looking to get away from it all and don’t mind a little dirt under your nails? A work exchange program known as WWOOFing might be your ticket out of …

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Europe in winter is a great deal for many reasons

Why go to Europe in winter?<p>For one thing, <b>it's cheap</b>! My round-trip Boston-to-Paris airfare on Iceland's discount carrier WOW Air was $550. That's less than half of the summer-season cost. My econo rental car was $12 a day, or about half the holiday rate. The cottage I rented in Holland was …

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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The Best Yorkshire Puddings Recipe

These Yorkshire puddings are designed to rise tall and light with a crisp shell and a lightly chewy center. You want to take more control over how the puddings come out? Read up on the science of Yorkshire puddings to learn about the finer points of the process.<p>Why It Works<p>Resting the batter …

Comparing Top-Tier Hotel Elite Status

<b>Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Hyatt Credit Card, Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Card,</b> …

A Perfect Day in Hong Kong

Your perfect day in Hong Kong should begin with a Michelin-starred dim sum lunch. Follow with some shopping, stop for a strong cuppa and local snack, …

Dessert Bar Recipes That Are Way Better Than Brownies

All kinds of yum.<p>Don't be mistaken, we're not saying we don't absolutely love brownies. (You should know that we do.) But dessert bars have a special place in our hearts. First, there are so many variations you can make: cookie bars, fruit bars, perfectly decadent bars loaded with lots and lots of …

12 European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet — But Should

Travel to Europe has become a monogamous affair for most vacationers, who bounce between cities like London, Barcelona, and Paris like they're in a …

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How Euro slump means summer holidays are £100 a day cheaper

Summer savings in Europe<p>It’s been more than seven years since Britons on holiday in the Eurozone had it so good. The pound is currently worth almost €1.42, according to Oanda.com, up from €1.24 this time last summer, €1.15 in August 2013 and just €1.11 in the summer of 2011. You have to go back to …

These Are the World's Best Biking Cities

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The alternative city guide to Ghent, Belgium

Photograph: Linda Nylind<p>Ghent has a strong sense of the need for sustainability – cycling is the preferred mode of transport.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/29/1438164400043/b2c04056-28ac-4699-9a14-b764c390a3ca-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Linda Nylind<p>Ghent has a …

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10 of the best ways to enjoy New York … on a budget

Photograph: PR<p>Bowery House hotel-hostel in Nolita<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/24/1437745592448/e952f792-ff63-400c-997a-a997c4160ae2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Bowery House hotel-hostel in …

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The best ways to see Alaska's national parks

Alaska is a state of superlatives, so it's fitting that the state's eight national parks contain the nation's highest peak, the largest landmass, and some of the wildest and most remote wilderness areas in the world.<p>Next year marks the centennial of the national parks, so there's no better time to …

11 Things You May Not Know About Hong Kong

<i>Source: @naomilvdv</i><p>If you've lived in or visited Hong Kong before, you have most definitely mastered the art of passive-aggressively elbowing strangers out of your way, and have likely also developed the reflexes of a born kung fu master from dodging umbrella spines that threaten to poke out your …

Why Hong Kong Dim Sum Is Sum-Thing Special

On past visits to Hong Kong I always got the impression that this was the place, the <i>only</i> place, to get really great dim sum. I live in LA part time and New York City part time, and try as I might I never found dim sum that equaled what I enjoyed in Hong Kong. So on a recent visit I set out to …

10 of the Best European Train Trips

Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of the</i> …

Azim Premji aside, why are India’s ultra rich so tight-fisted when it comes to philanthropy?

India is a poor country with a large class of super rich. Despite this, India’s billionaires don’t believe in charity.<p>Western Indian Vegetable …

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Stop asking me how I afford to travel

Whenever someone asks me how I afford to travel, I have to force myself not to respond with: “selling Nutella by the spoonful and procrastinating …

The Great Glen: coast to coast along Scotland’s rift valley

Scotland’s epic Great Glen is the gift of a dramatic tectonic collision that raised the Scottish Highlands and opened a giant crack across the entire width of the country. Surrounded by some of the UK’s highest mountains and filled with four immense lochs, the glen is rich in Highland heritage and …

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37 cool things happening in London this week

Check out London's freshest ceramicists, jewellers and textile artists at New Designers, enjoy an indulgent cream tea on the seventy-second floor of …

Sainte-Chapelle: 360 degree view of Paris chapel's kaleidoscopic stained-glass windows

Even though it is now hidden away in a cramped courtyard of the Palais de Justice, the high buttresses, spiky pinnacles and steep, grey roof of the Sainte-Chapelle hint at an impressive piece of Gothic architecture. Inside, the gilded vaulting of the undercroft is eye-catching enough, but it is …

Low-Cost Airlines Revolutionizing Transatlantic Travel

<i>By College Tourist. Author: Ben Rissler, American University</i><p><b>Check out these low-cost airlines to relieve your frustration with expensive flights to Europe.</b><p>Traveling on a student budget can be relatively difficult when looking up the daunting prices of flights overseas. With more and more companies …