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The Other Rivieras Of Europe You Should Care About

The French Riviera is wonderful and all, but it is, by and large, pricey and too tres chic for words, which is a problem for you when you want to take your vacation on the Riviera, but you can't stomach hanging out with all those impossibly cool people.<p>Never fear! There are nine other rivieras …

National Geographic Travel

First Time to Peru? 10 Best Things to Do and See

<i>Photo courtesy of Mark Adams</i><p>1.<b>Read Turn Right at Machu Picchu</b> by Mark Adams for an historic overview of the fabled Machu Picchu, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Lima, amusing takes on local characters, and a heavy dose of self-deprecating humor. With the wit of Bill Bryson and scholarly research of a …

25 Places To Party Before You Die

"Our website is not about exploiting destinations," David S. Miller, a senior editor at Matador Network, told Business Insider. "Matador and our brand has always been about traveling in a respectful way and trying to connect with local people."<p>Which is why when they decided to take on the project, …

Burning Man

The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

10 Easy DIY Projects To Try This Weekend

Have some free time on your hands? Why not try to make something interesting, perhaps something for your home? Even the simplest of changes can …

National Geographic Travel

Long Weekend in Champagne, France

Less than a two-hour drive from Paris (or 45 minutes via TGV train) lies the near-mythical French region of Champagne, a (champagne) bucket-list …

Wine

10 Innovative Websites That Will Change the Way You Travel

Continuous innovation has fueled the rapid growth of online travel information and commerce. Even now--after the market has achieved a measure of maturity--would-be Internet millionaires keep searching for The Next Big Thing. Peer-to-peer interactions? Searches tailored to individual interests? …

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The Top 7 International Destinations You Need to Visit in 2014

Many travelers are taking a look at their 2014 calendars to determine what new places they want to visit in the coming year. Travelers today want to do, see, and interact more than ever before as international travel continues to grow, and we're looking to the future to those countries that will …

The Ultimate (Affordable!) Tropical Vacation

<i>Photo Courtesy of Whitney Tressel. Article by Whitney Tressel of Budget Travel.</i><p>We can almost guarantee that if you haven't been to Costa Rica yet, one of your travel-crazy friends has. And they've told you all about it, right? The beaches and the rain forests. The food. The eco-resorts. And, of …

This Photovoltaic Bracelet Knows When You’ve Had Too Much Sun

The June bracelet suggests a future of tech where everything you wear is smart.<p>This is undeniably a nerdy reference, but in Looking Glass Studio’s famous steampunk video game series, <i>Thief</i>, the eponymous cut-purse Garrett sneaks through the shadows with the aid of a light gem that lets him know at a …