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Yes, You Can Afford the West Coast Road Trip of Your Dreams (Here's How)

Ever priced out that insane West Coast road trip you've been wanting to do forever? There's a good chance you gave up midway through your research -- oceanfront real estate, one quickly learns, is expensive -- if you can even find space. Low season? What's that -- even in the dead of winter, …

San Francisco

6 Quick and Easy Summer Hairstyles

Hairstylist Jawara Wauchope came up with six supercool styles that'll get your hair off of your face—and out of the way of any summer plans.<p>If You Have 5 Minutes:<p><b>Knotted ponytail</b><p>If you can tie your shoes, you can create this easy knotted ponytail—promise.<p><i>On Rozanne Verduin: See by Chloé</i> …

LEARNING JAPANESE: 9 Tips for Success

10 Smart Ways to Save Money on Travel

Make your New Year's resolution to travel more a reality with these tips.<p>You probably already know that Tuesday and Wednesday are the cheapest days to fly—even more so if it’s the off season. You already have got fare alerts set up through Airfarewatchdog, a prioritized Facebook follow on Secret …

The Most Annoying Airline Rules and Policies

If you’re en route home from an international trip, check the rules before you buy anything in the airport. Certain hubs overseas—Changi and Seoul, …

10 credit card scams to avoid when you travel

These days, credit cards and debit cards are almost as much a part of travel as planes, trains, and automobiles. Doing an entire trip with nothing but cash or checks seems almost quaint. But those of us who rely on credit or debit cards have to be on the lookout for gotchas from the card companies. …

Credit Cards

Dog sneaks into luggage, gets free flight to Japan

A schnauzer stowaway had an impromptu international adventure on a flight from Hong Kong to Japan over the holidays.<p>The dog reportedly evaded …

Sonic youth: vaginal speaker lets you play tunes to foetuses

Babypod, a speaker inserted into the vagina, launches with ‘first concert for foetuses’ as 2009 Eurovision song contest contender sings to pregnant women<p>Does anybody else remember when a Donny Osmond poster was found up a woman’s vagina? Because I do. I’ve never forgotten it, and I never will.<p>Now, …

This Abandoned Waterpark In Vietnam Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

*Shudders*<p>You won't see the Ho Thuy Tien waterpark on a tourists' guide to Vietnam. You won't see it labeled on a map. And if you ask a local to show you the way, there's a good chance they'll have no idea what you're talking about.<p>It takes a motorbike and some SERIOUS guts to explore this …

Florida boy kills one brother, wounds another after food fight

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 13-year-old Florida boy killed his 6-year-old brother and wounded an older sibling following a food disagreement -- then committed suicide with the same gun, authorities said.<p>"This is a nightmare when you hear about the ages of these boys," said Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco. "A …

Florida

350 Square Feet For $22k: The Tiniest, Most Brilliant Home We've Seen

Inside one couple's dream home, and the space-saving tactics they used to squeeze everything into the tight space<p>Inside one couple's dream home, and the space-saving tactics they used to squeeze everything into the tight space. Plus check out more cool tiny homes.

Germanwings crash: pilot locked out of plane's cockpit, say reports

Evidence from a cockpit voice recorder recovered from the Germanwings flight 4U9525 that crashed on Tuesday suggests that one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in, according to two separate reports.<p>French air accident investigators say they have extracted …

Airplanes

New Barbie Sends Kids' Private Thoughts To The Cloud

You can brush her hair, surveillance everywhere<p>Unveiled last month, Hello Barbie is a clever toy with a little bit of an oversharing problem. With a microphone, Hello Barbie can listen to what children tell it. With a computer and a Wi-Fi connection, Hello Barbie can take those words, encrypt them, …

Unlucky 13? The Truth Behind Hotels' Missing 13th Floors

<i>By Raf Miastkowski for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Next time you're in a hotel elevator, try to find the button for the 13th floor. There's a good chance that you won't be able to. Sound nuts?<p>For years, hoteliers have succumbed to good old-fashioned superstition when they've crafted their blueprints. And …

Customer Service

Travel Tips: Travel insurance yes or no?

Heap Seng Leong Coffeeshop

On Vacation - Photographs and text by Jussi Puikkonen | LensCulture

Finland is a strange exception in the north. I'm not quite sure how we ended up here between the Vikings and the Russians. Our surroundings reflect our identity, which is often described as quiet and modest—but more than that, these surroundings reflect back on the people.<p>But I think this …