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A wall in Bolivia is covered in thousands of dinosaur footprints, and it's becoming a major tourist attraction

Cal Orcko, located 3 miles south of downtown Sucre in Bolivia, is home to the world's largest and most diverse collection of dinosaur footprints from the Cretaceous Period.<p>Discovered on the grounds of the local cement company Fancesa in 1985, the cliff was closed off to tourists after mining …

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Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

Peyote: Last of the Medicine Men - Shamans of the Huichol People

British adventurer Benedict Allen introduces us to the Huichol people of Mexico, where he had the rare privilege of taking part in a ritual ceremony …

The Art of Stumbling: David Brooks on Character, “Résumé Virtues” vs. “Eulogy Virtues,” and the Humility Code of Living a Meaningful Life

“We are all stumblers, and the beauty and meaning of life are in the stumbling.”<p><i>“Do not despise your inner world,”</i> philosopher Martha Nussbaum admonished in her letter of advice to the young. <i>“By acceptance of all aspects of life, good and bad, right and wrong,”</i> Henry Miller wrote in contemplating …

How to Attain One of the Best Reward Perks in Travel

<i>Stuart Seeger / Flickr</i><p>Did you know there's a way to fly around the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean and bring someone with you for no additional cost? It's called the Southwest Companion Pass, and it's a status level you earn by accumulating enough points with the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards …

This guy has gamed the airline industry so he never has to pay for a flight again

"It's just a day in the office in here essentially," the 28-year-old Keyes told Business Insider. "I've got a nice work space, food, drinks, some Wi-Fi. This is like this whole other world."<p>Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress, gained access to the lounge as a perk from one of his 25 credit cards. …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

The Brazilian Economy Is Bad and That's Good for Its Domestic Flyers

Traveling by air between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro once meant paying Brazil’s highest domestic fares. Now fliers are discovering bargains on that …

Mi Casa es tu Casa

A multi-sensory extravaganza awaits your visits "just down the road" in San Miguel de Allende. You'll be greeted by intimacy, art/architecture and a centuries-old culture with similarities to your own. The warm welcome is Mi Casa es tu Casa!<p>Consider heading south the end of October. While …

Luxury to Fit Any Budget on Koh Samui in Thailand

No matter what time of year you're searching for a round trip plane ticket to Thailand from the United States, it's going to cost you north of $1,000. Yet once you get there, food, massages, hotel and entertainment will cost you far less than any Western European excursion, even with the price of …

8 reasons South Dakota is the most underrated state in the US

1. There’s an otherworldly emptiness in the Badlands.<p>Drive for hours through the plains and soon enough the earth drops away from you, revealing what …

National Parks

On the ground at Rio’s Carnaval: a local’s guide to the biggest party on earth

Every February the infectious sights and sounds of <i>carnaval</i> (carnival) return to Rio de Janeiro. The world’s best known party has taken place in the month before lent since the 1700s and the ‘party of the flesh’ is more alive today than ever, with two million people enjoying Rio’s street parties, …

I Heart My City: Jen’s Las Vegas

Though her travels have taken her around the globe—from South Korea to South Africa—<b>Las Vegas</b> is the only home <b>Jen Lee</b> has ever known.<p>After more than a decade of welcoming visitors to Sin City as a convention planner, you might think she would tire of talking up her town. But for Jen, Las Vegas …

Travel

5 Airlines That Fly to Europe for Cheap (for Real)

No-frills carrier Ryanair made the news this year by announcing the launch of transatlantic flights starting at just $15. It's a deal that sounds much too good to be true, and indeed, that $15 price tag fails to factor in the passenger taxes ($200 or so) and other fees like luggage and seat …

All About WOW Air's $99 Flights to Europe

Less than $100 for a flight from the U.S. to Europe sounds too good to be true, but that's exactly what WOW Air has been selling. The ultra-low-cost airline, founded in 2011 and based in Iceland, begins flying to Boston and Baltimore this spring, and will offer affordable connections to European …

European Travel

Iguazu Falls: Why you need to visit | CNN Travel

Chasing Chiloe: Going Where This Girl Has Gone

Things are seldom what they seem here on the island of Chiloe, in Middle Earth, a cluster of emerald-green hills rising out of the Pacific Ocean. Skim milk doesn't masquerade as cream, exactly, and hobbits are thin on the ground. But as the growing number of foreign travelers touring this 40-island …

'Crime without Punishment': Brazil's Massive Contraband Trade

SHARE<p>An investigation into Brazil’s massive contraband trade highlights the scope of the problem and the modus operandi of smuggling networks …

7 places in Brazil you must go before you die

36 Comments Bahia Brazil, Best beaches in Brazil, Best cities in Brazil, best place in Brazil, Bonito Brazil, Ceara Brazil, chapada diamantina …

11 of the world's most incredible journeys

Up for an extraordinary expedition? Whether by foot, car, boat or train, these adventures will fire up your wanderlust<p>1. Trek with creature comforts, …

Air China LAX-Singapore $597

Star Alliance member Air China offers economy class U fare from Los Angeles LAX to Singapore SIN via Beijing, China PEK for $597 round trip in May …

Deal Alert: Business Class to Brazil for $1550 R/T

You can fly roundtrip from several cities in the United States to Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo, Brazil in American or Delta Business class for about …

In Honolulu, a festival celebrating what it means to be Hawaiian

Musicians will gather March 29 on the grounds of Iolani Palace in Honolulu for what is touted as a showcase of what it means to be Hawaiian.<p>The Ola Ka Ha celebration is primarily a day-long, free concert featuring local performers, but it will also include arts, crafts, food and hula. It's fitting …

Unique Vacation Rentals

<b>Unique Vacation Rentals</b><p>Vacationing doesn’t need to mean roughing it in a tiny tent or going to the same theme park every year. One of the best things …

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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

<b>Location: British Columbia<br>Date Established: 1970<br>Size: 126,500 acres</b><p>Few people forget the first time they walk out onto seemingly infinite Long Beach, a 10-mile strip of undeveloped coastline set against a backdrop of lush emerald rain forest and distant mountains. One of Canada’s most visited …

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Five paid airport lounge schemes you should know about

by Chris Chamberlin | March 2, 2015<p>There’s no denying that free airport lounge access is the Holy Grail of frequent flyer perks, but there’s no …

Barbecue joints and a boho vibe in the Tigre delta, Argentina

The river’s criss-crossing tributaries are the colour of milky tea. Weeping willow branches gently stir its surface, stilted wooden houses dot the banks and locals are dropped off at their island homes by a long, polished-wood boat – a water taxi. We are only 45 minutes by train from downtown …

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