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Kobe Bryant scores 60 points in final match as Jay Z, David Beckham and Jack Nicholson pay tribute

Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his final game of basketball as the Los Angeles Lakers produced a stunning comeback to beat the Utah Jazz.<p>The five-time NBA champion thrilled a packed Staples Center in his retirement game with his sixth 60-point haul of his career - only the great Wilt Chamberlain …

The 10 Most Romantic Small Towns in Italy

When it comes to setting the mood, Italy has so much more to offer than serenades along the canals of Venice. In fact, some of its most dreamy holiday destinations are little-known towns and villages, from low-key Sicilian seaside escapes to medieval hamlets in the Umbrian countryside. This roundup …

Here's How Travel Will Make You Smarter

This post was originally published on Winederlusting.com.<p>When we say travel makes you "smarter," we don't mean you're all of a sudden going to become a genius. (If that happens, let us know in the comments.) But traveling will certainly make you more worldly, force you to think in different ways …

The world's most romantic hotel bars

Rock Bar at AYANA Resort and Spa, Bali<p>AER at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, India<p>New York Bar at Park Hyatt Tokyo, Japan<p>Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle, New York<p>Riad Capaldi, Marrakech<p>Sky Bar at Lebua at State Tower Hotel, Bangkok<p>The Italian Bar at La Mamounia, Marrakech

Napa Valley

Subway in the sky: has La Paz's cable car made a real difference to the city?

Almost two years on and the <i>teleférico</i> to El Alto has proved a cheap and stress-free way to link neighbouring cities that were long seen as social worlds apart<p>As the highest, longest urban cable car system in the world, La Paz’s “subway in the sky” was guaranteed a mention in the Guinness World …

World Records

3 Tips That Will Change the Way You Look at Solo Travel

Photo by Georgie Pauwels/Flickr<p>Writer Julia Bainbridge recently cut loose from her role as Yahoo’s food editor to launch <b>The Lonely Hour</b>, a podcast …

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

10 amazing spots you never thought to visit in the U.S.

Oh happy day! Travel guide company Lonely Planet just came out with its top 10 “unexpectedly exciting” places to visit in the U.S., and there’s a TON …

The biggest travel gaffes of 2015

The 25 most beautiful Caribbean beaches

5 Things That Happen When You Travel Without Your Partner

Although traveling while single is hella fun, there are some big advantages to traveling solo <i>and</i> being in a committed relationship. Partners these days are really pushing the boundaries on what “normal” means, and if that includes a little bit of an LDR, then more power to you. In between …

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

South America

The world's 20 oldest cities

Ancient History

More Convincing Proof We Need to Build Gondolas In American Cities

La Paz, Bolivia’s famous gondola system celebrates its second anniversary in May as a successful, low-cost travel option that moves 100,000 people …

The 50 best hotels in the USA

The 50 best hotels in the USA<p>Up Next<p>See Gallery<p>Discover More Like This<p><b>From historic hotels to charming resorts, these properties highlight the diverse lodging choices across America.</b><p>Selecting the right hotel for your vacation is no easy feat. To help minimize your time scouring the World Wide Web …

Customer Service

16 Valentine’s Day Traditions From Around The World

To celebrate Valentine's Day we commissioned artist Marie Muravski to illustrate traditional celebrations of love from all around the world.<p>See how …

Why Now Is the Time to Travel to Canada

Canada is arguably one of the best places in the world to spot the Northern Lights—specifically in the Yukon Territory, where the Aurora Borealis …

Cheap Flights To Hawaii And Brazil And 100,000 Point Sign-Up Bonuses!

Here’s what I’m reading about in the world of travel today:<p><b>Cheap Flight of the Day:</b> Lots and lots this morning. How about $259 to Hawaii from the …

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe

Land<p>Sunrise Springs Integrative Wellness Resort in <b>Santa Fe</b> has two <b>healthy, perks-filled packages</b> through April 30. The Wellness Exploration starts at $366 per person double per night, with taxes, and includes lodging, with an upgrade to a premium casita (valued at $150); all meals; pre-dinner …

Cape Town

10 essential skills every traveler should have

Anyone can fumble their way through security and learn a few words in a foreign language. But expert travelers are the ones who can pick up a specific skillset that makes traveling easier wherever they go. Here are the 10 essential skills that will help you with domestic and foreign travel — and …

8 Common European Travel Scams—and How to Avoid Them

As a wide-eyed tourist in a strange land, you're vulnerable to all kinds of sneaky schemes designed to steal your valuables. Travel experts advise …

These are the most extravagant hotel amenities money can buy

While some of these amenities come with a price tag, others are completely free of charge.<p>We reached out to hotels around the world to find some of the most unbelievable and luxurious amenities guests can enjoy.<p>From free Fender guitars to getting a personal wake-up call from a country star, here …

Hong Kong

Why You Should Book a River Cruise Right Now

You can cancel (for free) up to the day of departure.<p>Eyeing a river cruise getaway? You’re in luck: award-winning Viking River Cruises has brought back its risk-free booking promotion for the month of February, a limited-time only no-fee cancellation policy that you’re more likely to see when …

The 25 best destinations for winter sun

Costa Rica

‘My favourite beach in the world’ – readers’ travel tips

Wild, peaceful, fun, busy, hot ... we all love the seaside, whether it’s just along the coast from Swansea or sweltering under a tropical sky<p>Just a winding road away from vibrant Caribbean-infused Puerto Viejo is the Gandoca-Manzanillo wildlife refuge, a haven for free-range iguanas, sedentary …

Costa Rica

5 things to do when you miss a connecting flight

We've all felt it before: that sinking sensation in your stomach when you're delayed on the tarmac, as the minutes inch closer to your connecting flight.<p>AFAR Deputy Editor Jennifer Flowers, who recently missed a connection to India because of bad weather, offers five tips to help minimize the …

Long Haul

Eating in Cuba

Cuban food? Imagine if the USSR were in the tropics. It's tasty -- if you like pork. Pork is king. Beef, chicken, rice, and beans are also available. Even though the island is surrounded by the Caribbean, seafood is nothing to seek out. Rum drinks are cheap and plentiful, but don't expect much in …

Cuba

72 Hours in Abu Dhabi

At first glance, the city of Abu Dhabi looks as though it’s been developing alongside any the longstanding western metropolises. With a …

Abu Dhabi