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Travel Tips for Healthy Vacationing

If you're headed on a vacation or business trip, it's important to take time for yourself and stay healthy. While it's not always easy to do this, trying a few of these suggestions from fitness expert Eve Lynn Kessner may be just the ticket.<p>Mental and physical health go hand in hand -- and …

You'd Be Surprised How Many People Don't Know These 5 Obvious Travel Tips

As a team of hotel and travel experts, Oyster.com has some great insider tips and tricks for traveling. And so do the staffers over at SmarterTravel, one of Oyster's sister companies that's dedicated to travel deals, ideas, and guides. But both teams find we spend just as much of our time reminding …

How to Avoid Roaming Charges on iPhone When Traveling

Say you’re taking a trip abroad or somewhere else outside your carrier’s service area. You can turn on your phone and use Wi-fi when you’re near a connection, but what if you leave your phone on when you leave the hotel? There’s a simple way to avoid roaming charges when you’re traveling, and it …

10 travel tips every parent should know

As much as we love to travel (which is a whole heck of a lot), we have to admit that sometimes it can also be incredible stressful— especially with the little ones in tow.<p>We recently shared a few of our favorite travel tips to help everyone have a smooth and sane journey, but we've got a few more …

Survive Your Next Business Trip Like A BOSS

Photographed by Lianna Tarantin.<p>Be you a business-class newbie or a globe-hopper with a million air miles, traveling for work is unfortunately almost …

Chicago

Insider Tips for Visiting Yosemite National Park

When Abraham Lincoln created the Yosemite Grant in 1864, it marked the first time the federal government ever set aside a piece of land for …

10 Safety Tips for Traveling Solo Like a Ninja

Unfortunately, Liam Neeson can't always be there to save us when we're traveling solo, which is why it's good to know a few safety tips in case you need to be stealthy like a ninja in sketchy situations. The good news is that there are ways to appear as though you might be a ninja in order to avoid …

Here's how much to tip everyone when you travel in the US

When you travel, tipping is an added cost that many people don't take into account.<p>Fodor's created an infographic that shows just how much to tip everyone from the skycap to the hotel doorman when you travel within the US.<p>While most people know to tip the bellhop who carries your bag, not everyone …

The 7 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed

<i>By: Grant Marek</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Joe Parks</i><p>From Yosemite and Big Sur, to Joshua Tree and Santa Barbara, California is home to some of the most beautiful places on the West Coast, nay, the country, nay, THE WORLD, okay reverse nay, still just the country. It's beautiful enough, that no matter how many …

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Go inside the abandoned Chinese village that nature is taking back one house at a time

Now only a handful of them remain.<p>Houtouwan clings to the lush green coastline of a tiny island in the Zhousan archipelago at the mouth of the Yangtze River in China. Half a century ago, it was a busy regional center and a port of call to a sizable fishing fleet.<p>But as was the case with so many …

Readers' tips: the world's best national parks

This week’s winning letter<p>Poland<p>“Seaside holiday in Poland!” exclaimed an incredulous friend on my return from Wolin National Park. But it is truly worth it, though getting there is a bit tricky.<p>After a Ryanair flight from Stansted to Szczecin, a train to Miedzyzdroje and a local bus to Swietousc, …

National Parks

World’s Top Cities for Culture and the Arts 2015

Score: 92.454<p>Travel back in time in Istanbul, the only city to straddle two continents. The birthplace of the Byzantine church is celebrated for its …

European Travel

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

16 active volcanoes you should visit in your lifetime

So, it's important to know which active volcanoes you can visit and to take precautions that often include wearing gloves, leather boots, a face mask, and sunglasses, according to The Weather Channel.<p>We've put together a list of active volcanoes you can visit around the world, from the spewing fire …

Geology

Need to Get Away? Here Are 10 Great Spots to Visit in the USA

Getting to know America, “From sea to shining sea”, as they say, is one hell of a feat. When you have 3,500,000 square miles to cover and over …

10 Spots in China Your Camera Can't Miss

There's something to be said for the value of aesthetic pleasure in travel. No doubt, history, art, cuisine, cultural immersion are appealing and valid reasons to visit a place. But there's nothing like having your breath taken away by sheer physical beauty. It's refreshing. It's humbling. It is, …

20 Places To See Abroad Before You Die

It's a big world out there -- so big that it can be daunting to decide what international destinations to visit in the course of a lifetime. From natural wonders to man-made masterpieces, from wildlife to cityscapes, the choices are seemingly endless. Don't let indecision get you down, or worse, …

Travel

Eight Wonders Sites in Europe

If traveling the world in on your agenda, here is a little guide of a few of the many magical sites of Europe I have traveled to, some recently, some less so, but stones and landscapes of that stature seldom change their visual beauty; they have been there for centuries, sometimes millennium, and …

Lake Resia, The Sunken Town Where You'll Walk On Water

This takes "walking on water" to an astonishingly real-life level.<p>In Italy's Lake Resia, near the borders of Austria and Switzerland, a lone bell tower shoots up from the perfect, blue-green water. It's the only visible remnant of Graun (<i>Curon</i> in Italian), a town that vanished underwater more than …

Places I'd Like to See in Japan

There are some many beautiful places to see in Japan. Here are a few of the destinations that I'd like to see during my travels.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>What I'd Like to See in Japan<p>Follow Claudine Williams on Twitter: www.twitter.com/somewherelux

5 Bucket List Travel Destinations

We live in a wild and wondrous world, which means it's time to dust off your passport and get busy exploring Earth's natural treasures and man-made marvels. While hunting down every awe-inspiring landmark would take a lifetime, we've started off with five must-see destinations that should be on …

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 Best Tourist Attraction in Every State

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>One of the best things about this great nation of ours is that we don't like to be bored. Like, ever. But mostly, on road trips. Which is why we have all these bizarre roadside attractions that, in addition to entertaining us on long drives, also entertain …

View from the Top: Photos From the World's Most Iconic Landmarks

Thrill-seekers know the best view of Sydney’s famed Opera House comes from the top of Harbour Bridge. Climb to almost 440 feet above sea level for an …

Living Rooms

TripAdvisor Names the Top 10 Attractions Around the World

While the best view of the bridge may be hotly debated (some say it's below at Fort Point, and others at Vista Point in Marin), there’s no denying …

5 Reasons Why Traveling Is the Best Education

<i>"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."</i> -- Saint Augustine<p>The Earth is filled with infinite experiences, wonders and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Imagine hiking through the verdant, kaleidoscopic Amazon rainforest, camping out underneath the aurora borealis in the …

10 Things Traveling Teaches You That School Doesn't

By College Tourist; Author: Sydney Alonso, University of Central Florida<p><b>I wouldn't be the person I am today if I never traveled.</b><p>Growing up, my mom was a teacher, so I've been instilled with a great love for school. I recognize its importance and value, and even now in college I try to take …