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A Practical Guide to Exploring One of the Best Temple Parks in the World

PHOTO BY FLASH PARKER<p>Sunrise over Angkor Wat<p>The Cambodian flag is a true representation of what's important to the country. The red represents the …

Angkor Wat

6 Mobile Apps That Let You Book Travel on Your Phone

The way we travel is changing.<p>Experts have estimated that a whopping $40 billion worth of travel is being researched and booked on mobile devices this year. In 2014, 33% of U.S. travelers used their smartphones to book flights hotels, transportation, and tours. And most experts say that number is …

Daylife vs. nightlife in Montreal: The ultimate 24-hour guide to French Canada’s biggest city

MONTREAL IS FULL OF POTENTIAL, whether you’re an early bird or a late-night partier. The most European of Canada’s major cities, and the second …

Cuba's Pristine Coral Reefs Could Become the Caribbean's Best Dive Spots

The coral reefs and gin-clear waters off the coast of Cuba offer some of the best diving in the Caribbean and some of the best-preserved reefs on …

The Quick Lowdown to Cuba Travel

For decades it's been Americans' forbidden fruit, a place where only devil-may-care travelers would slip past international borders, taking care not to have their passport stamped. But times are changing, as I'm sure everyone has heard by now.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>The US has …

8 things that will completely baffle foreigners in Colombia

1. The Lip Point<p>If a woman asks you to pass her a magazine that is in the room, and you ask her which one she means, she won’t point at it with her …

The Magnificent Maya of Guatemala

You've probably never thought about going to Guatemala, so it will come as a surprise to be told that in a few years it is going to one of the world's hot destinations (that is, for anyone bored by lying on beaches, eating at restaurants, and shopping at malls that can just as easily be found at …

8 specialty websites that let you book a luxury hotel room for cheap

Insiders know where to book a luxe hotel on the cheap. Of course there are the major online travel agencies like Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com, but those are just a starting point for in-the-know travelers.<p>Here are eight websites that let you book luxury hotels for less.

5 Hacks for Saving On Your Disney Vacation

<i>Atiq Nazri / Flickr</i><p>Many families will trek to Orlando, Florida, this spring and summer for some Mickey magic and undoubtedly pay a hefty fee to do so. After a recent trip to the land of the mouse with my family, we engineered some creative ways to shave the cost of a Disney vacation beyond the …

Why you should go to Cuba before it looks like everywhere else | CNN Travel

CheapAir selling direct U.S.-Cuba flights online

U.S. travelers will be able to purchase online tickets for direct flights from New York, Miami and Tampa, Fla., to Cuba starting Wednesday on CheapAir, the first online travel retailer to offer such bookings.<p>"Charter flights to Cuba are nothing new," Jeff Klee, CheapAir's chief executive officer, …

The Top 10 Sights to See in Cuba

<b>By Mitchell Owens for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>(photo: Nicholas Pitt)</i><p>As travel restrictions lift and embargoes soften, AD's Mitchell Owens heads to Havana, where the mojitos are sweet, the architecture is astounding, and society is embracing a new era. Take a look at the city's unchanged architecture, …

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

Guatemala for first-timers

With its diverse indigenous culture, rich Maya heritage and colonial charm, Guatemala is an intoxicating adventure for both the jaded and novice traveler. That said, visiting for the first time can be a daunting experience. Embassy warnings, economic hardships and a bewildering range of things to …

South America

Likely sell-off looms as sharemarket reaches peak value

Pass it off as an uneasy feeling of vertigo if you want, but it might be time for a big fall. The accompanying graph shows that since 1994 the local …

Stock Markets

Frozen in Time: 6 Great Dive Spots in the Pristine Marine Ecosystems of Cuba

It's often noted that one of Cuba's most seductive aspects is the time capsule-y feel of the place. The old cars. The lack of traffic -- and the horse-drawn wagons -- in Havana. Unrestored mid-century architecture. For visitors, it's enchanting. For residents, not so much so, especially when those …

Long Weekend in Palenque, Mexico

With elaborate palaces, temples, and step pyramids dating back more than 1,500 years, the mysterious Mayan ruins at Palenque, in the Mexican state of …

Foreign tourists choose to travel in a very different India than locals

The Taj Mahal is a tourists’ treasure, a so-called wonder of the world, but Indians are apparently less awestruck by it than foreigners.<p>Of all the domestic visitors to cultural sites—”Centrally protected ticketed monuments” as they’re known officially—12.2% made it to the Taj Mahal. Meanwhile, …

India

Cambodia's Angkor Vs. Burma's Bagan: Which Should You Visit?

The temple complexes of Angkor and Bagan are two Southeast Asia greats. Both boast a vast number of historic temples, oft-photographed sunrises and sunsets, and a magnitude of scale unimaginable to anyone but an art historian.<p>Bagan was largely constructed from the 9th to 13th centuries and served …