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5 Ways to Win Winter in Cabo

Every day, Mexico battles it's reputation as a country too dangerous for Americans to visit. In many spots around the country, that rep is well deserved. But of course, there are still enclaves where a robust tourist life still flourishes.<p>Riviera Maya, south of Cancun, is the quiet, family oriented …

9 Ways to Make the Most of Your Frequent Flier Miles

Your frequent flier miles are no longer as valuable as they were two or three years ago (sorry). But there are ways to get the most from them—if you know when, where, and how to look.<p>Frequent flier miles can be contentious beasts—the kind of thing that divides marriages, or prompts travelers to …

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The World's 10 Most Beautiful Buildings

Palau de la Música Catalana; Barcelona, Spain, Photo credit: kkmarais via Flickr<p>Does the sight of a really incredibly façade make you weak in the knees? Does a breathtaking interior make your heart flutter? Do you stay up at night thinking about architectural details? If so, you have to check out …

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9 Baltimore Restaurants You Need to Visit From Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Ah <i>Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives</i>, the program that showcases some of the most ridiculous and delicious eateries in America. Though Guy Fieri features behemoth creations from all across the country, there are certain cities for which he seems to have an affinity. Baltimore is definitely one of …

Barbecued Glazed Spare Ribs

This recipe for sticky marinated spare ribs is ideal for the BBQ season<p>This is barbecue cooking at its sticky-fingered best – though the dish will also work in the oven if weather doesn't permit.<p>You can either barbecue a whole rack of ribs or subdivide the hick into smaller portions, but don't go …

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5 Tips For Planning A Budget Beach Trip In Peak Season

<i>Tomash Devenishek / Flickr</i><p>Whether you've booked your vacation in advance or at the last minute, there are certain times of the year when everyone wants to be in the same place. For the warmer months that's the beach. This means prices for all services to desired waterfront destinations will be …

Intoxicating Puerto Vallarta

The brilliance of stunning emerald waters lapping sugar-soft beaches and welcoming hospitality create an energy you'll long treasure!<p>Romance is in the air! Welcome to Puerto Vallarta! The sizzling contrast of gold sand, verdant jungle-covered mountains and traditional Mexican architecture continues …

Airplanes Just Got Even More Crowded With New 11-Seat-Across Setup

If you thought airplane space was already limited, wait till you see this.<p>Last week, Airbus unveiled a new plan for its A380 jet that involves a mind-blowing 11 seats in each row of the economy cabin.<p>That means some "middle seat" passengers will be sitting two seats deep on either side. In other …

Summer Airfares Fall Slightly Due to Lower Fuel Prices, Packed Planes

After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact.<p>The average roundtrip …

Exploring the Best of New Orleans

Everyone knows New Orleans for its lavish Mardi Gras parades and year-round attitude of "anything goes." And yes, while I can attest to the fact that you can have a great time on Bourbon Street or elsewhere around town, there's so much more to love than just New Orleans' nightlife. I recently …

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The 10 Best Islands In The World, According To TripAdvisor

After a long winter, any island with sand, water and a decently executed Mai Tai sounds like the best island in the world. But if you're <i>really</i> serious about relaxation, then head to one of these destinations for a digital detox you'll never forget.<p>On Tuesday, TripAdvisor released winners for the …

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Watch your step in this fancy new NYC hotel, where EVERYTHING is made of crystal

The 114-room property redefines opulence, with coyote-skin armchairs and silk-lined walls, 17 custom-made chandeliers, and 15,000 pieces of Baccarat crystal stemware scattered throughout. Rooms start at $899 per night.<p>Baccarat plans to expand its resort line to Rabat, Morocco, in 2016, followed by …

5 Hacks for Saving On Your Disney Vacation

<i>Atiq Nazri / Flickr</i><p>Many families will trek to Orlando, Florida, this spring and summer for some Mickey magic and undoubtedly pay a hefty fee to do so. After a recent trip to the land of the mouse with my family, we engineered some creative ways to shave the cost of a Disney vacation beyond the …

5 Biggest Myths About Booking Airfare

Some people stand on one leg while they press the "buy" button, others attach mummified fox paws to a bowler's hat and hum a ditty, while the <i>real</i> winners mix alchemical potions of potpourri and pineapple juice before they go searching for their bargain airfare. Hey, you never know: It may just save …

5 Lessons From My 40th Birthday in Paris

In April, I traveled to Paris for the first time, approximately three months before my 40th birthday. Here I was, almost 40, and making my first trip to Europe. All of my life, I have dreamed of traveling abroad. I never studied abroad in college -- one of my two regrets in life (second to not …

The Five Essential Bags Every Serious Traveler Needs

If you're gonna jetset around the world multiple times a year every year, you're going to need some serious gear. This hobby practically requires a bag fetish.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy.<p>There's no right or wrong bag, but certain types of bags definitely prove useful, over and over. …

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The Unpacked Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge event now available to watch whenever you want

Didn’t get a chance to catch “What’s Next” from Samsung? Or maybe you did watch it, but your baby was screaming the whole time and you missed most of …

Watch HTC’s unveiling of the One M9, Grip and Vive VR anytime anywhere

HTC hosted a little event yesterday. You might have heard that they announced the all new One M9, the Grip wearable, and the Vive VR. Maybe you got …

Sony releases theme creation tools in beta for Xperia line

Sony has released a tool to allow for easy creation of Xperia themes for Androids running their version of the operating system. This application …

Watch our Galaxy S6 and S6 edge hands-on video!

[custom:mwc15]The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are very much official now, and through all of the news and our own coverage we completely understand if you …

Relive our HTC One M9 video preview!

While the jury's still out on the HTC One M9 — and likely will be for a little while now — it's probably a good idea to take a couple extra minutes …

The simple way to get a good seat on a plane without paying extra

Just because it looks hopeless doesn’t mean you should give up hope for scoring a seat up front. Even if it looks like you’ve got a snowball’s chance in hell.<p>In fact, even in the bleakest of airplane rides, when the economy cabin looks close to filling up and the only three choices are middle seats …

25 places to party before you die

"Our website is not about exploiting destinations," David S. Miller, a senior editor at Matador Network, told Business Insider. "Matador and our brand has always been about traveling in a respectful way and trying to connect with local people."<p>Which is why when they decided to take on the project, …

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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 …

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18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

In Monte Carlo recently, we were window-shopping. Not only when we peeked at the displays in the windows of Cartier and Prada, Hermes and Dolce & Gabbana... but everywhere we went, all the time. We'd never witnessed anything like this up close.<p>"Monaco is the most beautiful place on earth," remarked …

The Hunting of Billie Holiday

How Lady Day was in the middle of a Federal Bureau of Narcotics fight for survival.<p>F <i>rom his first day in office in 1930, Harry Anslinger had a problem, and everybody knew it. He had just been appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics—a tiny agency, buried in the gray bowels of the Treasury</i> …