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An Insider’s Perspective on Traveling to Cuba

Cuba Travel Network has been sending about 70,000 travelers to the Caribbean island annually since 2002. The employees, many of them who grew up in …

The safest places to travel in Mexico

First off, it's important to know the difference between the two different travel advisories the U.S. State Department issues: travel alerts and travel warnings. A travel alert is a short-term caution, signaling events that should be over fairly quickly: tumultuous elections, labor strikes or …

The best landmarks in the world, according to TripAdvisor

The winners were determined based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings from travelers over a 12-month period.<p>TripAdvisor also included the average accommodation rates for summer for each destination, based on all bookable hotels on its site.<p>From the world's largest religious structure …

Cuba travel 101: What you need to know before going this summer

Got cash?<p>If you’re going to Cuba, you’ll need it, because your plastic won’t work at most places. The island nation has two currencies: Cuban convertibles (called “CUC,” pronounced “Cukes”) and pesos.<p>You’ll likely get CUC when you exchange dollars, euros or pounds. And here’s a tip: If you have …

Hidden Croatian beach voted 'best in Europe'

Almost completely obscured from the view of passing boats, Stiniva beach on the Croatian island of Vis has something of the James Bond villain lair about it.<p>But its secret is out. This week it was named the top beach in Europe for 2016 by the Brussels-based tourism organisation European Best …

5 beautiful international cities budget travelers can afford

Even if you love the city that you live in now, you may want to consider moving abroad. There are so many great international cities that are beautiful — and actually affordable.<p>Here are five great cities based on a high quality of life for a very low cost of living, taking into consideration good …

23 photographs that prove America is already great

7 incredible US beach towns you’ve never heard of

THIS COUNTRY IS BLESSED with some incredible coast and shoreline, and lots of it — over 100,000 miles, by some counts. Within that context, the idea …

18 of The Best Things to Do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong fills me with excitement. It's exotic, it's chaotic, and electrifying. There are so many things to do in Hong Kong, it can be overwhelming.

8 of the wildest camping spots in Ireland

Want to get away from it all? We round up 8 of the most spectacular camping spots in Ireland.<p>Ireland lends itself particularly well to those wanting …

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15 Budget-Friendly Ways To See California

Get the most out of the celebrity state - without paying a celebrity price tag.<p>Whether you want to stay near the theme parks or head off into the …

21 trips to take with mom

Family camping spots in the Rocky Mountains you can't miss

Are you a mountain or a beach person? After a fun-filled family vacation at one of these camping destinations in the Rockies — where the air is …

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30 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

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The 10 most popular summer travel destinations, according to TripAdvisor

The results were based on booking interest on TripAdvisor and include average prices for hotels, flights, meals, and tours June 1-August 31.<p>Hotel costs were based on the average cost of a seven-night stay at the hotels listed on TripAdvisor, while airfare prices were based on average round-trip …

22 Unreal Destinations That Will Make You Want to Take a Gap Year

If these places don't give you wanderlust, nothing will.<p>While heading from high school right into college is the typical path for most people, it's not always the right option for everyone. Live a little! A gap year can be the perfect opportunity to unwind from the stress of a hectic school …

23 reasons why Lisbon should be your next city break

Lisbon, which tonight hosts the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, rose 10 places to 16th in the World’s Best Cities category at last year's Telegraph Travel Awards, voted for by more than 90,000 readers. Here's why it's been proving so popular.<p>1. There's fine dining by the bowlful<p>In 2015, Lisbon had …

10 Ways to Experience Rome Without the Crowds

Anyone who's ever attempted to visit the Trevi Fountain on a sunny day in spring (or a rainy day in winter) will know that in some parts of Rome, crowds are unavoidable. But if you know where to look, you'll find plenty of quiet corners in Rome - beautiful churches, peaceful parks, and museums …

How You Can Retire To Mexico's Beautiful Caribbean Coast

Imagine the perfect Caribbean beach in Mexico and chances are it features soft, white sands, swaying palms, and impossibly turquoise waters...<p>That description barely does justice to the Caribbean beaches of Mexico, along what's called the Riviera Maya (from Cancún to Tulúm) and the Costa Maya (from …

The 22 Most Beautiful Places In The World

All of the Greek islands are undeniably beautiful, but head to the hillside town of Oia for some of the best views of the bright blue Aegean …

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Luxury dive resorts: 10 of the world's best | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Super-swanky dive resorts come in all sizes. But mostly in small.<p>From Chile to Australia to St. Lucia, the world's most exclusive scuba hideaways serve fewer than 100 select guests.<p>Some cater to a maximum of just 20 diving VIPs. Others tempt groups to reserve their whole private island.<p>I …

The 50 Most Beautiful Vacation Rentals in America

From Alaska to Wyoming... and everywhere in between.<p>So many elements make up the perfect vacation rental: scenic views, local tourist attractions, beautiful interiors. But there are too many houses and apartments to choose from. Don't worry. We've rounded up the most eye-catching homes that you're …

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England's most beautiful places: 31 photos to enchant you | CNN Travel

26 beautiful places you should visit before they disappear

Earth is home to some incredibly beautiful destinations.<p>But unfortunately, some of the most stunning natural sites and iconic man-made structures are in danger of disappearing because of climate change and human carelessness.<p>In honor of Earth Day, we found 26 places travelers should visit while …

Top 10 Destinations for Backpackers in Asia

10. Climb or recline on West Railay Beach, Thailand<p>Located on the tropical shores of the Railay peninsula, this stunning setting is among Thailand’s …

Why you must visit the Himalayas in your lifetime

Why should the Himalayas be on your bucket list? Continuing our series on the globe's most enticing destinations and experiences, we look to the saw-tooth peaks and remote villages of the world's tallest mountain range.<p>Stretching from India to China via Bhutan and Nepal, the Himalayas is climbers' …

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The best islands in the world in 2016

The Pacific outcrop of Maui in Hawaii has been named as the best island in the world to visit as a tourist.<p>Roughly the same size as the Shetland …

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

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The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you're looking …

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