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20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

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The Savvy Traveler: 10 Tips of the Trade

<i>Darn it, I told the agent I wanted a direct flight to Vegas, but the plane stopped - twice - along the way.</i><p>Whether you're booking your vacation online, directly with the airlines, hotels and cruise lines or through travel agents, knowing the jargon of the travel industry can help you save a lot of …

5 Insane Overwater Bungalows You Can Actually Afford

You might not be flush with cash, but that doesn't mean you need to give up on the overwater-bungalow fantasy, because who hasn't dreamed of staying in a cabana stilted over shimmering water, fish cruising below? We combed the world and came up with five stellar stays (like Punta Caracol above) …

10 tourist traps you should avoid in Italy — and where to go instead

But Italy is big, and it can be overwhelming for first timers, who inevitably, bowled over by choice, fall into overpriced tourist traps.<p>Here are the places you should avoid, and the often cheaper, always more authentic alternatives you should hit instead.<p>If we told you to go see a tilting old …

Summer Escapes: 11 Resorts Right on the Beach

Beach lovers, here's your list. Take a gander at these 11 destinations that put the ocean on your doorstep.<p>Follow Joy Pecknold on Twitter: www.twitter.com/joypecknold

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Managing your apps through Google Play

Take control of your 'My apps' list before it takes control of you<p>Most of us like to use plenty of apps on our Androids. That means we're always …

8 Mobile Apps that Will Make You Love Your Next Layover

Prayitno / Flickr<p>Flight delays are impossible to avoid and even more frustrating to deal with. But there are a few smartphone apps that will make your next delay less of a headache. Whether you want to find the nearest airport lounge or yoga room, or just need help getting rebooked, you'll find …

5 Affordable Caribbean Hotels for Families

With their beautiful beach stretches, the clear blue-green waters, and the warm sunny weather, the Caribbean islands are pretty much at the top of the list for every family looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway. And while a family vacation in paradise doesn't come cheap, these five affordable …

Holidays you thought you couldn't take with kids

Having children doesn't mean the next few years of travel are all about two-week package holidays, self-catering accommodation, and strategic locations near gaudy play centres.<p>Read on to find out why the Maldives isn't just for blissful couples and whether safaris and toddlers really can mix.<p>Safaris<p>…

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5 Family-Friendly Mexico Hotels

<b>Grand Velas Riviera Maya</b><p>An all-inclusive with two kids clubs for kids aged 4 to 12? It's a dream come true! The Grand Velas Riviera Maya is a family resort par excellence. Kids can do everything from make piñatas, to flying kites, play volleyball, Wii tennis or bowling, or get out and about to …