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The Cheapest Days Of The Week To Fly

We've discussed when to book Thanksgiving travel, which destinations get more expensive as you procrastinate, and which US airports have the cheapest flights.<p>Now, another piece of the puzzle: CheapAir.com analyzed over 4 million domestic flights since the beginning of 2014 and found that the …

Flying

5 Tips to Survive a Long Flight

<i>Jonathan Scott Chinn / Flickr</i><p>We all love to travel, but not many of us enjoy the exhausting process of getting to our chosen destination. Spending half the day in a metal tube with more than 300 strangers isn't ideal, especially coupled with the fact that it can be uncomfortable and flat-out boring.<p>…

Air Travel

What should I drink in your country?

Every culture has at least one unique libation that visitors must try.<p><i>“</i><i>Sláinte!</i><i>”</i><p>“<i>Prost!”</i><p>“<i>Skål!”</i><p>With every variation of “Cheers!” around the world, there’s often a traditional drink to complement the toast. Whether beer, wine, liquor or even non-alcoholic, regional beverage specialties can be a …

'The Most Portuguese Town In Portugal' Is A European Must-See

Let's face facts: Any place that has a superlative in its name is pretty much our jam. And Monsanto, Portugal is no exception.<p>The ancient village, which just so happens to be close to the country's highest mountain, Serra da Estrela, is aptly titled the "Most Portuguese Town in Portugal", most …

Affordable New Zealand: Family Style

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> columnist <b>Heather Greenwood Davis</b> is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer.<p><b>Here’s her latest advice:</b><p><b>Reader Question:</b> We’re visiting <b>New Zealand</b> for two weeks. What should we see without spending a fortune?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Stick to …

What Every European Country Is The Worst At

By: Kate Peregrina<p>The European Union has 28 member countries. And kinda like Captain Planet, when their powers combine, they make for a pretty great place to live.<p>But that doesn't mean each country is without its flaws. It's like the Planeteer who controlled the element of Heart. Sure, he helped …

Europe

5 Reasons You Should Travel During an Economic Slump

It's official: The economy may be "recovering," but people are more unhappy and uncertain about the future than ever. With the New York Times' reporting scant opportunities for Americans to increase their income in an ever-frustrating economy, it may be nigh time to hit the road. Here are five …

How to Stop Feeling Crammed in Your Airplane Seat

I know I should stay moving during flights. I know it's no good for my health to be sitting for long periods of time. (Sitting is the new smoking, after all.) I also know scary things like deep-vein thrombosis are very real risks when flying, too. Nothing is more unnatural than being crammed into …

Yoga

Fodor's Approved: 10 Best Carry-On Bags for 2014

When you're traveling, it's certainly possible to cram the essentials into any old carry-on bag, but when you're on the go as often as we are here at Fodor's, you understand the difference a great bag can make. In order to find the best new carry-ons of 2014, we've rounded up an array of …

New York City

The 9 Best Money-Saving Travel Tips

1-<b>Pick Destinations Based On Currency Exchange Rates</b><p>My destinations are selected based on where the dollar is strongest. Flexibility in choosing my vacation allows me to be opportunistic.<p>Reviewing online currency valuation articles helps determine where the exchange rates are best. A strong dollar …

10 Amazing Boats You Can Rent On Airbnb

From yurts to treehouses, there's a ton of variety for the more adventurous traveler.<p>Airbnb also has an impressive selection of sailboats and houseboats that any water lover would enjoy. We've rounded up some of the best of them here.<p>Landlubbers need not apply.

Hong Kong

The 7 Biggest Travel Myths, Busted

Travel isn't always what it seems. Nor is the way we react to traveling. As hunter-gatherers turned tourists, we may be hardwired to eat, seek comfort, maybe even shop, but how long do we look at a famous attraction before we're supposed to move on?<p>I've written travel advice books, a survival guide …

Hunter Gatherers

Tips for Dining Out in Italy

Not all Italian meals are red wine and spaghetti with meatballs -- but if that's the closest you've come to an authentic Italian dinner, this cheat sheet will help you navigate Italy's varied dining options.<p><b>Where to eat</b><p>In the mood for a quick bite or a lengthy, sit-down dinner? Know which type of …

Ain't No Mountain High Enough: 7 Romantic Mountaintop Hotels

We've all heard the song, but these seven gorgeous properties imbue it with new meaning. Rather than traversing mountains, rivers, and valleys to get to your sweetheart, we heartily recommend making that journey <i>together</i> -- because it's really hard to top a romantic getaway snuggled up in a cozy …

How Can I Earn More Frequent Flier Miles?

<i>A:</i><p>Many domestic airlines have quietly made a drastic change to their frequent flier programs. They're now more likely to award points based on how much you spend—not how far you fly. That means your typical economy-class ticket earns fewer miles than it used to, especially for long-distance …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

A Taste of Old World Europe: Wiener Schnitzel

<b>Wiener schnitzel</b>—an unassuming breaded, fried veal cutlet—has so captured Vienna’s taste buds that it bears the city’s very name (Wien = Vienna).<p>Yet Austria’s national dish may actually have originated in northern Italy as <i>costoletta alla Milanese</i>, a similarly prepared slice of veal. Legend has it …

Check Out The Amazing Photo Tool From Google That You Should Start Using Right Now

That's where Google Stories comes in. Google will automatically choose your best photos from a trip or event and arrange them in a fun timeline that you can edit and add captions to. You can then share it through Google+.<p>Weaving together your photos, videos, and places you visited, it essentially …

Google Drive

The Most Touristy Places On Earth, According To Travelers

For those of us who are travelers and not tourists, it's incredibly painful to show up at a destination, only to find it swarming with non-locals. Fanny packs and flip flops are NOT what we came here to see. We crave unspoiled paradises, those places that will become famous one day but are nowhere …

This Couple Sold Everything To Take A Dream Trip Around The World

Three cocktails later, Danika remembers, the couple had decided to quit their jobs to travel abroad for six months. "Chris can pretty much get me to say anything when he bribes me with good food and cocktails!" she said laughing.<p>From there, it was a whirlwind. The plan was originally to spend one …

The 25 Most-Visited Tourist Attractions In The World

Well, the gates have opened, and tourists are pouring in to see it all for themselves. Attendance is up by 2.5 million since 2010.<p>The Forbidden City is a dream destination for some Americans, but most have never researched a trip to Everland or Lotte World. Yet these South Korean theme parks also …

New York City