Elizabeth Carlisle

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Do leave home without it: stuff you should never take on a trip

We've all seen these people and, inevitably, at some point we've actually <i>been</i> these people. The urge to overpack is a phenomenon most people experience in their early travel years and eventually outgrow. But some never quite make the connection between overpacking and the resulting inconvenience …

Goodbye to a River

• <b>Author:</b> John Graves<p>In the 1950s, a series of dams was proposed along the Brazos River in north-central Texas. For John Graves, this project meant that if the stream’s regimen was thus changed, the beautiful and sometimes brutal surrounding countryside would also change, as would the lives of the …

Oktoberfest is Big Business for Munich as NetJets Plans 60 Flights

Downing giant-sized glasses of beer at Munich’s Oktoberfest in tents teeming with dirndls and lederhosen is a temptation millions can’t resist. Some …

7 Places You Need To Visit This Fall

As travel mavens, we're slightly obsessed with fall.<p>Okay, make that <i>slightly</i> more than slightly obsessed. Fall is when our favorite destination cities tend to recover from summer crowds, become pleasantly crisp and explode with eye-catching colors. Herewith, we've pegged some of the most stellar …

Cheap Ways to Travel to Europe on Points

Visiting Europe is expensive. Most people scrimp and save to be able to afford a very basic trip to a city like Paris or Rome, staying in cheap hotels and enduring a brutal flight in a cramped seat. But budget-minded travelers don't have to accept this fate. With the help of a few travel hacking …

Top 10 Other Oktoberfests

Bavarian bashes brew worldwide, allowing stein-lovers to celebrate—wherever.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada</b> <br>www.oktoberfest.ca <br>Expect an authentic taste of Germany from a city that was named Berlin until 1916. Be transported by the …

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Skift Business Traveler: The Return of Airport Liquids Greater Than 3.4 Oz.

What to Know Now<p>Airline elitists of the world this week wanted you to know that the most expensive domestic airfare currently available for sale — …

U.S. Airports We Wouldn't Mind Being Stranded In

It goes without saying that time spent in the airport is usually the worst part of any trip -- the term "layover" is basically a dirty word to frequent flyers. But airport advancements in recent years have made time spent there a bit more bearable.<p>Simple additions and amenities go a long way -- for …

5 College Football Towns for Haters

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz blog</i><p>It's game time, and touchdowns and tailgating are in full swing. But not everyone is ready for some <i>footballlll</i>. Fortunately, these five great college towns offer plenty of amusements beyond the end zone. These are Orbitz's top picks for destinations that score big …

How To Tip When Traveling Around The World

There is nothing more vexing than trying to figure out who to tip, how much, and when--especially when you're in a foreign country. You'll come face to face with employees at airports and train stations, hotels and bed and breakfasts, restaurants and cafés. Do you have to tip everyone? What about …

Behind the Scenes of Disney's Frozen in Norway's Countryside

Sitting in the back of a coach bus with a bevy of overstuffed backpacks, I won't even blink as I ogle southern Norway's lush landscape through the huge dusty window. Wildflowers coat the hilly countryside and everything is rich with life's vibrant colors. Little farms perch neatly on green …

Where To Go This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is still a couple of months away, but if you want to take a trip over the holiday, now's the time to book--especially if you want to travel as a family. While Thanksgiving is traditionally spent at home or with relatives in other parts of the country, it's also a fantastic time to hit …

Top 10 Machu Picchu Secrets

This ancient Inca site has centuries-old secrets trapped in its walls— and more recent ones that we spill here.<p>By Mark Adams, author of <i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i><p>1. It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca.<p>When the explorer Hiram Bingham III encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking for a …

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A perfect day in Toronto

Facing off against New York State, far across the slate-grey waters of Lake Ontario, Toronto walks the line between American cultural osmosis and staunch Canadian independence. Masters of this balancing act, Torontonians shift between both worlds with verve, tolerance and open-mindedness. Spend a …

Celebrate the start of autumn with this beautiful submission to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest. http://on.natgeo.com/1yoPgiu Photo of Amori, Japan, by Sho Shibata

The Print Tourist Maps That Apps Can't Kill

Despite the widespread use of mobile devices and travelers’ growing reliance on their maps and apps, print maps remain a critical part of the tourism …

Colorado's best scenic drives

Colorado has 25 nationally designated Scenic & Historic Byways, and a number of mind-blowing drives that didn’t make the list, but should definitely make yours. Some will take all day and have you discussing the blows of history and time; others are short hops to lonely mountain passes that are …

10 Signs You're The Worst Person On Your Flight

Are you a candidate for most-hated passenger on the plane? If you're guilty of any of the following bad habits, you'll likely be the subject of disdainful glares, sanctimonious whispers, and violent revenge fantasies on your next flight. Here are 10 signs that you're the human embodiment of all …

20 Signs You Are A Traveling Family

When our eldest daughter was 2 months old, we were very much in need of a vacation. While we were worried about flying with such a small child, we took her to France anyway. This trip was soon followed by others, including to Spain, Malta and Great Britain, and many more. I am not even counting the …

How to explore the world by cruise ship

For many people the mere mention of the word 'cruise' can evoke cringeworthy images of forced fun and chintzy cabins, but boat trips can be a thrilling way to see the world – it just depends on the cruise you choose.<p>Feel the local rhythm on a freshwater cruise<p>With smaller boats and fewer people, …

Royal Romps on the Thames

<b>London</b> isn’t just for grown-ups. Here are three engaging places where families can learn hands-on history with a royal twist in the English capital.<p><b>> Tower of London</b><p><b>The Scoop:</b> Approximately three dozen Yeoman Warders (popularly known as Beefeaters) and their families share this medieval fortress …

America’s 10 Best Cocktail Bars

With mixologists around the country rediscovering vintage spirits and historic drink recipes, artisanal cocktail bars have spread like wildfire in …

Fall 2014 Guide to London

It's no secret that London is one of the world's most vibrant cities for arts and culture lovers, and this fall is no exception. The new season …

African safari alternatives that don't cost a fortune

The Big Five (buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros) sometimes elude safari goers in more ways than one. Rates for a five-night luxury safari - including guided wildlife drives, sunset cocktails, and tents with more puffy pillows than London's Ritz Hotel - can cost anywhere between …

Wine, Beer and Tequila: A Perfect Afternoon in Texas Hill Country

Texas Hill Country is a world unto itself. From scenic rolling hills to charming rural hamlets, at times it feels like a cross between Napa Valley and inland Hawaii (the latter of which I was fortunate enough to live in for several years). Everything seems to move at a slower pace here, so when me …

Warren Buffet Is Taking His NetJets to China's Booming Market

A joint venture between Warren Buffett’s NetJets Inc. and two Chinese investment companies won approval to fly private charters in China as it seeks …

Secret O’ahu: sights only the locals know about

Most people think of O’ahu strictly as a beach vacation interspersed with hiking and awash with cocktails. But what they don't realise is that there is a lot going on that has nothing to do with the island’s sandy beaches, flip-flopped feet, or the big, sugary, impossibly coloured drinks of …

Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …

The World's Most Extreme Places

<i>I have a special interest in unconventional places that aren’t your typical holiday destinations. Here’s a look at the world’s most extreme places</i> …