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40 Unforgettable Experiences to Have in Vietnam

<i>Cruising around Halong Bay</i><p>From must-do activities like cruising around Halong Bay or crawling through the Cu Chi Tunnels to brag-worthy feats like drinking snake wine or scuba diving in the South China Sea, here are 40 unforgettable experiences to have in Vietnam. See how many you can check off on …

A 22-year-old took a 5-month trip through Southeast Asia without planning a thing

It was the start of Budnick's five-month backpacking trip through Southeast Asia, and he didn't know where he was going.<p>Budnick, who was 22 at the time, hadn't really planned his trip. He graduated from Syracuse University in May 2014, and in October was offered a job with Microsoft in Seattle, but …

South-east Asia

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Travel Guides

Marcin Czech's answer to What should I know if I want to quit my job, leave everything behind, and travel for a year? Other than Western Europe, where should I go and for how long? What would I do when I returned home?

The first time I have seen "The Beach" (movie from 2000, I was 17 back then), I was inspired with the idea of leaving everything behind, facing the …

Travel + Leisure's world's best islands

Bioluminescent plankton create stunning glowing colors in the Maldives.Shutterstock/PawelG Photo<p>Travel + Leisure just released its World's Best Awards, ranking the top hotels, airports, airlines, cities, and islands from around the world.<p>To create their list of the world's best islands, the company …

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Top 10 Hacks That Turn Your Normal Road Trip into an Adventure

<i>What are the best road trip hacks?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Ted Sindzinski, Adventurer and Traveler</i><p>Here are a …

Twitter Chat: How Travel Transforms Us

<b>What would you do with one more day off?</b> Or a whole year?<p>Join National Geographic’s resident family travel guru <b>Heather Greenwood Davis</b> (<b>@greenwooddavis</b>) and <b>Project: Time Off</b> (<b>@ProjectTimeOff</b>) for our monthly Twitter chat on <b>Wednesday, July 15</b>.<p>Whether you’re an around-the-world wanderluster like …

Family Travel

An LGBT-Friendly Guide to Beijing

Despite a reputation for conservative social policies, China’s capital city packs an electric gay scene plus excellent LGBT-friendly restaurants, microbreweries, cafes, galleries, and more. In-the-know locals Popo Fan and Henry Yin offer up their favorites.<p>Beijing truly juxtaposes the old and the …

A Guide to Cape Town's Most Popular Beaches

Both of Cape Town's coastlines boast some impressive beaches, each with their own unique appeal. Here's a guide to the best beaches for surfing, swimming, and penguin-spotting.<p>Cape Town is home to some of the most picture-perfect beaches in the world, each with its own unique advantages. The …

Volcanic ash prompts closure of Bali airport and three others in Indonesia

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> Ash spewing from an Indonesian volcano has brought chaos for travelers on the popular resort island of Bali and beyond, prompting the closure of four airports in the region.<p>No flights were going in or out of Bali's Denpasar airport on Friday as nearby Mount Raung, at the …

Daily Travel Startup Watch: Exploring, Cartogram and More

It’s not always easy to keep track of new travel startups.<p>Each weekday we alert readers to new startups in the travel industry that have set up …

Easiest Way to Get Cheap Hotel Rooms?

I have obsessive compulsive disorder when it comes to saving on hotels. When I travel for work, I book 95 percent of the hotels I stay in through Priceline.com or Hotwire.com and save anywhere from 35 to 60 percent off the usual price.<p>Though before I ever place a bid on either site, I have a …

Afraid of heights? Don't book a night in one of these transparent skypods

Peru’s mountainside “adventure suites” look perfectly vertigo-inducing.<p>Vertically inclined travelers in Peru’s Sacred Valley now have the option of …

A 500-year-old mummy – with teeth

A trek in the Indian Himalayas reveals the eerie and ancient tradition of self-mummification.<p>“I won’t tell you what’s there, you’ll have to see it to believe it,” our guide Suraj said. “You’ll be shocked without a doubt though!” Suraj flashed a cheeky grin through his beetelnut-stained lips, …

A Guide to 10 Wacky Weddings in Mexico

Looking for a place a little, er, unconventional to tie the knot? How about on top of a 2,000-year-old Maya pyramid? Or maybe in a church named after 11,000 virgins? Or on a beach where old-time movie stars used to whoop it up? If ideas like these ring a bell, consider these 10 spots south of the …

Best places to travel in October 2015

As the shoulder season for many regions – with prices and footfall tending to be lower than they are in peak months – October is the ideal time for a stress-free jaunt.<p>You could gain some serious altitude in Nepal and Albuquerque, beat the crowds in Jordan and Cornwall, meet the Grand Canyon’s …