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Business Travelers Unsure if 'Bleisure' Travel Is Allowed, But Doing It Anyway

Business trips connote boardroom meetings, negotiations, and presentations. And increasingly, they’re also looking more like short family getaways …

10 Politically Incorrect Travel Hacks

People tell me the craziest things. I guess I seem like a sympathetic listener?<p>They divulge their best travel tips to me at travel and adventure trade shows across the country, international travel markets, at book signings, and I hear them from fellow travel writers and arm-chair travelers alike. …

What to Do in Switzerland

<i>Recently a friend of mine heard that I had been to Switzerland, and she wrote and asked me to make recommendations for her upcoming visit. Here is what I told her.</i><p><b>The best way I know how to begin about Switzerland is to tell you a story.</b><p>Once upon a time we made plans to move to Europe. Within these …

How to Save Money on a Family Ski Trip

<i>Miguel Vieira / Flickr</i><p>Between transportation, gear, lodging, meals and lift tickets, skiing and snowboarding can be an expensive hobby. But it also makes for a great (and healthy) family bonding experience. So how can you save some cash this winter on a family ski getaway? U.S. News rounded up some …

9 Tips for Trekkers Dreaming of the Himalaya

These tips will help you get the best out of your Himalayan Trekking Adventures.<p>At this point, most of us have probably read the stories about the tragic events over the past week in Nepal. On October 14, Cyclone Hud Hud brushed the Nepali Himalaya on its way inland from the Bay of Bengal. It …

Chinese President Xi Jinping: ‘No More Weird Architecture’

Speaking at a literary symposium in Beijing last week, Xi's two-hour speech took shot at Chinese architects and artists who have designed avant-garde style buildings.<p>Instead, he said that art should "be like sunshine from the blue sky and the breeze in spring that will inspire minds, warm hearts, …

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So You Want to Be a Travel Writer? Here's the Reality.

Ever since I've been a professional writer travel has always been one of the beats that I've covered as part of my job scope. I'm a bit obsessed with travel, so this has been a happy marriage. So happy that eventually I decided to take this one part of my professional life and hone it into my …

First time Los Angeles: discover the best of the City of Angels

People think they know Los Angeles, even, sometimes especially, if they’ve never been: a land of starstruck dreamers, Tinseltown magic, traffic-numbed freeways, silicone-inflated bimbos and jacked-up himbos.<p>But dig deeper and your first trip will be a lot more surprising – and rewarding. America’s …

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5 Convenience Items to Bring to an All-Inclusive Resort

It's easy to see why vacationers are drawn to all-inclusive resorts. After all, most people go on vacation to relax and unwind, and having all of your meals, drinks and entertainment taken care of can be seen as downright convenient.<p>Think about it.<p>Once you arrive at your all-inclusive resort, you …

American Airlines Has The Most Generous Rewards Program In The US

Even if you've taken the 30 seconds to sign up for the rewards programs of your favorite airlines, getting periodic email updates about negligible points is discouraging. Unless you're continent-hopping regularly, it can seem like rewards programs are awfully stingy.<p>According to a new analysis from …

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Rosetta Stone Turns to Vice to Reinvigorate Its Language Education Brand

Rosetta Stone, arguably the most well-known language learning software in the game, is in the midst of a marketing rebirth.<p>Founded in 1991, the …

Which Travel Jobs Offer the Best Perks?

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>There are careers you get into for the money, like plastic surgery or whatever it is Warren Buffett does, and there're jobs you get into for the free swag. And while pretty much every job in the travel industry falls into the second category, some perk-filled …

African safari alternatives that don't cost a fortune

The Big Five (buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros) sometimes elude safari goers in more ways than one. Rates for a five-night luxury safari - including guided wildlife drives, sunset cocktails, and tents with more puffy pillows than London's Ritz Hotel - can cost anywhere between …

6 Ways to Hack Your Travel

<i>Our Saavy Traveler series for tips and tricks to travel like an expert.</i><p>Travel can be tricky. There's a lot to plan -- where to stay? what to see? what to eat? -- and everything costs money. Lots of it. Even the most frugal individual can find themselves (and their wallets) overwhelmed by something …

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5 Things To Avoid When Planning Your Honeymoon

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Kevin Lamb</i><p>Because your lovely new bride was gracious enough to spend the last year planning essential wedding stuff like dessert garnishes and the color of your napkin rings, it's now your turn to plan the honeymoon. Or so you've been told.<p>But even if you're an expert at …

The Surprising Vacation Habits of Americans Abroad

Americans are spending less time and money on overseas travel than in previous years, but the numbers of people traveling abroad are still higher …

A Visual Ode to the Evolution of Aviation

Aviation is going through a tough year with the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, as …

Tips for a Stress-Free Safari

Last year, my new husband and I ventured to <b>Zimbabwe</b> for a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience to celebrate our milestone together. Neither of us had ever traveled anywhere in Africa before, so planning our adventure was both exciting and exhausting.<p>Here are a few things we learned—both before and …

6 Ways To Travel Around Europe On The Cheap

After studying in London for a semester, I know that traveling on a budget in Europe is not always easy.<p>According to an article in USA Today, one week in Europe costs approximately $2,000 (plus airfare) per couple, and that's if you stay in just one city for your whole trip.<p>It is, however, possible …

What Are the Cheapest Ways to Fly?

<i>A:</i><p>Unless you work for an airline, cheap tickets can be hard to come by. But don’t lose hope—you can book a great vacation without breaking the bank.<p>Search by Leg<p>When you’re booking flights on an online travel aggregator, search for each leg separately. Sometimes you can get better deals on one-way …

10 Iconic Things You Can Only Do in America

(Photo: m01229 via flickr/CC Attribution)<p>Rediscover your patriotic streak this summer with an iconic American experience. Eat a Fenway Frank at a Boston Red Sox baseball game. Ride the historic 1927 wooden Cyclone roller coaster on Coney Island. Stand speechless at the edge of the Grand Canyon. …

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The Ultimate Bacon Guide To America (PHOTOS)

Talk about pigs: Americans ate 1.1 billion bacon servings during the 12-month period ending April 2014, about six percent more than the previous year, according to market research firm the NPD Group.<p>We're not just eating more bacon, we're also making better bacon (consider the proliferation of …

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Being a Lowly Tourist in a Pretentious Paris: How to Thrive in the City of Light

Everyone should see the world and travel, is what all the inspirational, this-will-change-your-life articles say. You see the world, meet interesting people, and really open your eyes, your mind, and your heart. I listened to all that fluff and moved to France to write, landing in Paris about two …

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Where to Vacation in 2014-15

<i>Moyan Brenn/ Flickr</i><p>For those prone to exploring the world, travel can be one of life's greatest joys -- though often woefully preceded by months of stressful decision-making and mind-numbing research. Travel resources are abundant, as are the opinions of just about everyone you know. So when the …

The Best Places to Eat in Dublin

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>There was a time when I thought getting a world-class meal in Dublin involved hopping on a plane and flying to New York or Paris. Sure, I’ve enjoyed decent fish and chips and soul-warming bowls of Irish stew in the Irish capital, but spending time there has never revolved …

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

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The National Parks Road Tour

See the country’s most iconic wildlife and mountains at five stunning national parks along this 600-mile route.<p><b>Packing List</b>: Binoculars, Stetson, beer mug<p><b>Highlights</b>: Burn off jet lag with a couple of fingers of Wyoming Whiskey on the deck at Bin22, then rest up in one of 132 rooms at the …