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Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

5 Reasons to Visit Cleveland Now

Unlike Chicago, its Rust Belt brother to the West, Cleveland and its charms require an appetite for discovery. Many are familiar with "Iron Chef" Michael Symon, basketball megastar LeBron James, and the city's I.M. Pei-designed Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame, but for most, Cleveland remains a mere blip …

Budget Trips to Napa: Save Your Money for the Wine!

Stomp season may have commenced in September, but it's still prime harvest time in Napa. Despite the recent earthquake that rocked area hotels and wineries, most are up-and-running once again and where there's wine, there will be people (friendly ones, at that). This weekend in particular will be …

Are we done yet with New York tech hype?

Dear New York City,<p>The only thing larger than your buildings is your sense of self. And I totally get it. You have more than your fair share of great …

10 Must-See Places During a Trip to China

In recent years, China has made an incredible leap onto the international tourism stage and is currently one of 2013's most popular destinations. While most attention is being directed at China's rapid modernization as symbolized by the glittering metropolis of Shanghai, China is still an ancient …

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

20 Things You Didn't Know About National Parks (PHOTOS)

Our national parks are celebrated for their majestic features, and rightly so. Yellowstone's Old Faithful, Volcanoes National Park's awe-inspiring lava flow, Redwood National Park's soaring trees -- all are wildly impressive. But some of the most interesting details about the parks aren't the ones …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

Free Things to Do in Seattle

At once grungy and gourmet, lush and mod, the Emerald City has revitalized its best attractions while offering plenty for penny-pinchers. Pound the pavement through historic Pioneer Square, lively Pike Place Market, Seattle's compact downtown, and to its scenic waterfront—reveling in free gems …

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Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

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 …

Mobile Booking and High-Speed Rail Are Killing the Eurail Pass

A combination of booking technology, mobile devices and changing traveler habits is leading to the disappearance of what was once an iconic product …

What to See in These 7 Cities in Greenland (PHOTOS)

Until two weeks ago, I couldn't even pronounce the names of the cities, and now they are deeply engraved in my memory. Greenland is one of those <i>so close, yet so far</i> destinations that make you feel small, insignificant and detached from rest of the world.<p>When people asked me why I was going to …

New Film Valley Uprising Depicts a Colorful Slice of Yosemite Climbing History

Yosemite explodes at the seams with rich climbing lore. The towering granite walls of Half Dome and El Capitan attract rock monkeys like moths to flame, and any cragsman worth his sauce knows that legends are made here. Now 60 years of Yosemite’s climbing history—and its colorful tapestry of bold …

The Sunday Animal Market in Taraz, Kazakhstan

[box] <i>I’m currently traveling through</i> <i>Central Asia</i> <i>and am updating this blog on the road. Forgive me if they’re short and snippety. I hope these live</i> …

Photo of the Day: Best of July

Every day, we feature an image chosen from thousands around National Geographic. Here are some highlights from July.<p>With some photographs, each time you see them, it feels like the first time. As I click through July’s Photo of the Day, I pull the images that make me catch my breath all over again. …

6 Ways to Hack Your Travel

<i>Our Saavy Traveler series for tips and tricks to travel like an expert.</i><p>Travel can be tricky. There's a lot to plan -- where to stay? what to see? what to eat? -- and everything costs money. Lots of it. Even the most frugal individual can find themselves (and their wallets) overwhelmed by something …

9 Hacks For Using Your Phone Abroad Without Racking Up A Giant Phone Bill

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we travel. From staying in touch with folks back home to apps of all sorts, our phones play a big role in 21st-century travel... but they also can be <i>really</i> expensive.<p>But they don't have to be. These nine hacks will save you money and improve your mobile …

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Free Things to Do in Budapest

While the Four Seasons, Nobu, and other global luxury brands have glitzed up postcommunist Budapest, the city’s soul remains intact. Dazzling architecture, stunning Danube vistas, and grassy parkland offer visitors plenty to do that won’t cost a forint.<p>While the Four Seasons, Nobu, and other global …

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Maine: Hike and Canoe Baxter State Park

<b>Walk one of the park’s newest, toughest trails, then enjoy an easy lake paddle.</b><p><b>What Is It?</b> Looking to get off the beaten path and avoid the crowds in one of Maine’s most heavily visited state parks? Try the Traveler Mountain Loop. It’s a lung-busting, 10.6-mile circuit that includes three separate …

<i>See more photos like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery.</i><p>Twenty-year-old German climber Alexander Megos is quietly making quick work of some of the most famous sport climbing routes in the world. Just earlier this month he ascended Biographie, also known as Realization, one of the most …

Flight Tonight App Finds Same-Day Flights For Incredibly Cheap

Move over, Hotel Tonight -- there's a new sheriff in town.<p>As Hotel Tonight revolutionized last-minute hotel bookings, Flight Tonight will do the same for last-minute air travel. Enter your desired departure airport on the app, and Flight Tonight will show you a whole treasure trove of cheap trips …

What Are the Cheapest Ways to Fly?

<i>A:</i><p>Unless you work for an airline, cheap tickets can be hard to come by. But don’t lose hope—you can book a great vacation without breaking the bank.<p>Search by Leg<p>When you’re booking flights on an online travel aggregator, search for each leg separately. Sometimes you can get better deals on one-way …

Empire of Rock: Climbing China’s Karst Towers

<i>See the related</i> National Geographic <i>magazine “Empire of Rock” feature story, 3-D cave tour, and 3:30-minute video from the July 2014 edition</i><i>. This expedition was supported with a grant from the National Geographic Expeditions Council.</i><p>I’m teetering on a precarious stack of limestone “Jenga” blocks on …

4 Things You Should Know Before Hiking Spain's Camino Trail

One of the world's oldest pilgrimage routes, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela across northern Spain is an unforgettable hiking experience. For more than 1000 years, pilgrims from all over Europe were attracted by the grave of the Apostle James the Great at Santiago de Compostela at the far …

Climbing On Mount Denali

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