Chris Rackl

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5 Destinations to Visit in Central America

Central America is one of the world’s most fascinating corners.<p>Not only are Central America’s lush landscapes, fascinating cultural sights and …

25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

Bucket Lists

11 beautiful Outlander filming locations you should visit in Scotland

Kinloch Rannoch<p>Getty Images<p><b>You'll recognise it as:</b> Craigh na Dun<p>While the stone circle that Claire time travels through at Craigh na Dun isn't real, …

Scotland

10 Destinations You Should See Before Turning 30

Turning 30 is considered a major milestone for many people — it's the age by which you've hopefully <i>somewhat</i> mastered the art of adulting. Your …

Travel

10 best places to go in Africa (and what to do there)

With 54 countries calling it home, Africa’s topography, landscape and activities vary drastically by region. I’ve been to the continent 26 times, yet each time I go I’m surprised at just how many new things there are to see and do.<p>To make it easier for you to plan a trip, I’ve highlighted some of …

National Parks

PSA: This Is How to Pack for International Travel Like a Jet-Setter

Jet-setting to far-flung destinations and experiencing new cultures is undeniably rewarding, but the journey from your desk to an exotic beach can …

The 50 Most Unforgettable Things You Have to Do Abroad Before You Die

Lists get a bad wrap, especially in the realm of travel, where ditching set plans and itineraries can lead to the greatest adventures. But with a …

Mario Batali's Perfect Food Day in Florence, Italy

Because Rome doesn’t need another hero, America’s biggest ambassador for Italian flavors goes to bat for Florence.<p>Florence’s food scene is hot with …

The 10 Best Bars in Venice, Italy

Nightlife in Venice takes place in the <i>bacari</i>, where people will gather in the evenings to have drinks and eat <i>cicchetti</i>, or Venetian-style bar food. …

Italy

7 Tourist Traps to Ditch, and What to Do Instead

As big as this world is, travel can sometimes feel confining. There are always those go-to spots in every destination which travelers feel are …

Travel

3 Tips for Your Venice Trip

With its historic charm and romantic waterways, Venice is an inviting destination. Of course, its reputation is no secret, and some 20 million people …

Donald Trump’s fishy behavior on Russia is bigger than possible email collusion

He keeps pushing a Moscow-friendly policy that almost nobody supports<p>On June 18, 2013, when he was already well-known in political circles for his birther attacks on then-President Barack Obama, Donald Trump made an exciting announcement.<p>“The Miss Universe Pageant will be broadcast live from …

Donald Trump

Coffee and chocolate — need we say more? — star in this Costa Rica tour

Savor coffee on a 12-day tour of Costa Rica organized by Zicasso that should entice the heavily caffeinated crowd.<p>Participants will visit organic coffee plantations to observe the production process and tour micro-mills in Tarrazú, a region that produces some of the world's most coveted …

What do you do after the Louvre? Here are 10 little-known museums in Paris

The Louvre, the Pompidou and the d’Orsay in Paris are giant “must-sees” and, of course, you must visit them.<p>Smaller gems such as the Musée de l’Orangerie and the Jeu de Paume are top destinations too.<p>But I had visited them on past trips, so I was up for discoveries. What I found was an assortment …

Natural wonders and hidden gems just a couple of hours away from Toronto

As the summer kicks off,Torontonians will be making their way to unique pockets outside of the city that offer a day of exploration.<p>Day trips from …

Hiking

10 things to do in Edinburgh

With a dramatically beautiful Old Town and stylishly modern New Town, it’s little wonder Edinburgh is enticing increasing numbers of visitors each …

Where You Do and Don’t Need to Tip Around the World

Avoid tipping too little or too much when traveling with this guide.<p>Countries around the world can vary greatly when it comes to their tipping …

Travel

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …

New Zealand

19 of the most incredible — and affordable — undiscovered holiday destinations in Europe

Check out the Islamic architecture and mozaic tiles at this Azerbaijan spot.Shutterstock/Hasanov Jeyhun<p>As the summer holidays draw near, it's time to …

An Amalfi Coast Veteran’s Positano Picks

When it comes to romance, you can’t do much better than pastel-hued Positano, and Le Sirenuse—one of its most historic and glamorous hotels (since …

This crazy pen lets you draw real 3D objects in mid-air

I have now given the MYNT3D Professional Printing 3D Pen with OLED Display as a gift to three different people, and in each of those three cases it’s …

The Most Luxurious (but Sneakily Affordable) Vacation Spots Across The Globe

Good news: A trip abroad doesn’t necessarily mean you have to cut the luxe out of your stay.<p>You want all the “Roman Holiday” Audrey Hepburn vacation vibes (oversize sunnies, silk scarf, vintage convertible), but let’s be real: You’re going to have to pick and choose between lavish splurges in a …

In Zambia, a safari means going with the flow

Less than an hour after stepping off the airplane in Livingstone, I had already witnessed elephants drinking from the mighty Zambezi River, watched baboons monkeying around on an ivory beach and stared down a bloat of hippos soaking on a sandbar.<p>These kinds of encounters would become routine during …

13 Money-Saving Travel Hacks From the Woman Behind Frommer’s Guidebooks

"The hell with business class."<p>Before you lock in those summer travel plans, make sure you’re getting the most bang out of your travel buck. Here are …

Air Travel

A Literary Tour of Italy’s Libraries

Italy’s libraries, many of which were once reserved for the elite, see the confluence of grand architecture, scholarly influence and deep historical significance. To travelers they offer a microcosm of Italy’s charms, and to readers, a setting of intense beauty and meaning. Here, two books that use …

Solo Female Travel in Egypt: How to Stay Safe & Comfortable

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>We’re fresh back from our tour of Egypt with Lady Egypt Tours!<p>After two weeks in the …

Mad Max

Democrats Are Overperforming In Special Elections Almost Everywhere

That bodes well for them in 2018.<p>Republican Greg Gianforte’s 6 percentage point win in last month’s Montana special election was just ambiguous …

Political Science

13 gorgeous car-free cities around the world

Ditch the rental car and get ready to explore<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in May 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Some of the world’s most popular cities are facing a manmade crisis: Cars are wreaking havoc, snarling streets, and contributing to …