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10 Beaches That Are Better In The Off Season

After Labor Day, people across the country pack up their towels, stash their unfinished beach reading, and stow their beach chairs for the winter ahead. But what they don't realize is that fall and winter are actually the best times of year to visit many beaches around the country. Smaller crowds, …

Beaches

The Most Scenic Drives In The Country

<i>By: Aaron Miller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/cjuneau</i><p>More often than not, interstates are full of barely alert drivers, endless miles of monotony, and truck stops with varying degrees of sanitation. They get you where you're going, sure, but if you never stray from the highway, you're missing out on all the great …

18 places in New Hampshire you have to see before you die

1. Kancamagus Highway, Lincoln to Conway<p>The Kancamagus, or “Kanc”, as it’s also known, is a 34.5-mile stretch of highway along NH’s scenic Route 112. …

New England

The Most Photogenic National Parks

America's best idea--our national parks--are probably best known for the outdoor activities they afford us. From hiking to fly fishing and everything in between, these well-maintained and preserved public lands open up a whole world of outdoor activities.<p>The active resources are easy enough to …

National Parks

Morocco's Best-Kept Secret Is This All-Blue Village

Tucked high in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, the all-blue town of Chefchaouen is a calming respite from the overwhelming frenzy of Marrakech and Fez. Photographer and writer Lucy Laucht takes us on a tour of Morocco's hidden gem.

Morocco

27 pictures that will make you want to visit India

The intricacies found in the detailed architecture of India's palaces and temples are both fascinating and breathtaking, and most of the sites are unlike anything you would encounter in the Western world.<p>From stunning temples to lush tea plantations, here are 27 photos that will inspire you to book …

India

Welcome To The Twins Festival

No, you're not seeing double.<p>The Twins Days Festival looks like double the fun of your ordinary festival.<p>About 2,000 sets of twins, triplets and quadruplets headed to Twinsburg, Ohio, this past weekend for the annual festival, now in its 40th year. The festivities include a talent contest, …

10 Extraordinary Travel Photos by Roger Stonehouse

Authentic, vivid, raw travel photography that captures the essence of a place without sugarcoating it is more difficult to come by than you might think, but Roger Stonehouse has mastered the art.<p>His photos--including his very popular 'Punk and Monk' image of a young monk and his friend (possibly …

Photography

All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

The Happiest Countries In The World Might Also Be The Prettiest

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)<p>If you're looking to take a trip to the happiest places on Earth, then here's your bucket list.<p>Every year, the World Happiness Report analyzes a number of nations and then ranks them in order of happiness. Countries are measured based on factors like living standards, …

National Parks

6 Books You Absolutely Can't Miss This May

Because nothing raises your badassery quotient like reading.<p>Real life proved more thrilling than fiction this month, with six non-fiction books beating out the competition as our top picks for May. From the story of the five men who took the civil rights movement to space to the memoir of a doctor …

Here's where it's safe to travel in Mexico

But it's also a hot vacation destination, attracting millions of US tourists every year, according to the US Department of State.<p>For the most part, drug-related violence and crime is limited to the country's border areas and trafficking routes.<p>The level of crime in resorts and tourist cities isn't …

Mexico

10 Places You Wouldn't Have Gone 10 Years Ago

Of all the exciting developments that have occurred in the last decade, the new travel landscape is definitely high on the list. Certain countries have opened up to tourism, some cities have become safer for visitors and a handful of new nations have even been born. Travel destinations that are …

Obama Administration

A food tour of Austin: eating your way across the capital of Texas

Austin is one of the most exciting cities in the US – a proverbial incubator of creativity and youthful exuberance, a hotbed for start-ups, musical and artistic epicenter and home to the world-renowned South by Southwest festival (SXSW).<p>With so much going on, it’s little wonder the Texan capital …

15 Delish Salsa Recipes to Celebrate National Salsa Month

You may have been under the impression that National Salsa Month is every month, but it is actually in May. Maybe it’s got a little something to do with Cinco de Mayo? ;) No doubt at this stage in the game you’ve got your drinks and decor on lockdown for the holiday, so let’s get some food inspo …

Every Single Bodega in Manhattan, Photographed

Artist Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata walked the whole borough to document each instance of this cultural institution.<p>When Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata was a student teacher at an art education program in the Lower East Side, she had a long walk from the subway station to school. To keep …

Manhattan

8 Simple Ways to Be More in the Moment When You Travel

<b>1. Don't make comparisons.</b><p>Whether you travel often or only occasionally, it's far too easy to compare your current situation to one from the past. The pebbly shore off the Promenade des Anglais in Nice instantly makes you long for the black sand beaches you frolicked on in Santorini. The Pad Thai …

Guatemala for first-timers

With its diverse indigenous culture, rich Maya heritage and colonial charm, Guatemala is an intoxicating adventure for both the jaded and novice traveler. That said, visiting for the first time can be a daunting experience. Embassy warnings, economic hardships and a bewildering range of things to …

Central America

South Carolina shooting: Walter Scott's family appeals for calm

The family of a South Carolina man killed by a police officer have called for justice but stressed they did not want unrest to follow the shooting – as demonstrators gathered outside North Charleston city hall on Wednesday morning and held a moment of silence for Walter Scott, who was fatally shot …

An intimate view of Peru at street level [vid]

Join cinematographer, Cole Graham, on a trip through the beautiful country of Peru. Cole traveled to Peru with his brother, grandpa, and Canon 60d. …

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Vacationing in Iran: To Go or Not to Go?

<i>Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Borna_Mirahmadian</i><p><b>By Nicolle Monico</b><p>Last week, <i>NPR</i> broadcast a story entitled <i>'You Are Invited': Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists</i>, which juxtaposed the revolution's slogan, "Death to America," with its current international tourism campaign inviting foreigners (even …

Middle East

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

Spotlight: Personal Growth Expert Fabio Angeleri

MagMaker / February 9, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Fabio Angeleri and <b>my medium is</b> personal growth.<p><b>My love of</b> meditation started when I was around 22 during very …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

The Exceptional Traveler: Exquisite, Affordable Vermont in the Fall (and Winter)

<b>"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." -- Miriam Beard</b><p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p>A recent Huffington update in my inbox featured the article "This Is The Best Place To Go Leaf-Peeping." Having recently …

Modern Istanbul

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

Mobile Photography

5 New Travel Startups Try to Turn Inspiration into Reality

This week’s travel startups range cover the travel experience from inspiration to connection to post-booking management, all while using technology …