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The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

South America

5 Less Common European Destinations You'll Fall in Love With

By <b>The College Tourist,</b> Emily Freebery, Fordham University<p><b>Go off the beaten path on your next trip to Europe by visiting one of these less common destinations!</b><p>When planning a trip to Europe certain cities always come to mind. The likes of London, Paris, Dublin, Berlin and Barcelona top the list of …

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in Fiji--A Jewel of the South Pacific

I recall meeting with one of my former colleagues at a University where we were both Professors. We were talking about obesity and how it is viewed culturally in the U.S. vs. some other countries. I began to tell her about this wonderful place called Fiji, where the women dancers, as an example, …

Columbia University

How to Spend a Layover in Dubai: Tips From a Local

Plenty of people dismiss it as a transient travel hub, but this blooming emirate, with its skyscrapers and multicultural mix of people, offers …

This Snorkeling Spot Is Australia's Best-Kept Secret

When it comes to Australia's top-notch snorkeling, everyone knows about the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands. But there's a sweet secret in Queensland that's not only home to some of the best shipwreck snorkeling and marine animal spotting in the world, but within an easy ferry ride of …

Scuba Diving

Why Your Next Vacation Should Be Kauai

<i>Evelyn Kanter for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>If less is more, expect to get both on Kauai. You'll find fewer crowds and less costly hotels here than in Oahu or Maui, which means more time to enjoy the spectacular scenery, including some of the world's finest beaches. Besides the expected ziplining, deep …

5 Places I Have To Visit In 2016

Photo: Matt Gibson<p>A lot of my travel blogger friends are always on the move. They count the number of new countries they visit each year and many seem to have the goal of visiting every country in the world.<p>I don't.<p>Not that there's anything wrong with traveling like crazy. But, working on the road …