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23 Books That Everyone With Wanderlust Should Read

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)<p>Wanderlust is notoriously difficult to manage. Once you've tasted the adrenaline rush of travel, it can feel unbearable to sit at home, knowing that adventure is out there waiting to be had.<p>But if you can't <i>always</i> get out and explore, then it's best to let a book do it …

You know you’re in New Orleans when…

<b>1.</b> You are sitting at lunch with friends or family, incredibly full from eating an overstuffed, densely layered, meaty sandwich on freshly baked …

8 Simple Ways to Be More in the Moment When You Travel

<b>1. Don't make comparisons.</b><p>Whether you travel often or only occasionally, it's far too easy to compare your current situation to one from the past. The pebbly shore off the Promenade des Anglais in Nice instantly makes you long for the black sand beaches you frolicked on in Santorini. The Pad Thai …

10 Best Luxury Hotels To Visit In The Off-Season

For some travelers, cold weather means an escape to hot beaches; for others, it's a chance to take part in winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. But what about travelers looking for something a little different? It may not seem intuitive to visit places like Long Island or Chicago in the …

Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

Travel Tips: Why You Need a U.S. Passport Card

One of our biggest concerns when we travel abroad is how to keep our passports safe. Do we keep it in our hotel room? What do we do when we need to carry it with us? Luckily, I recently came across a new alternative that can solve this traveler's dilemma.<p><b>The U.S. Passport Card</b><p>This...<p>is the U.S. …

Absolutely Everyone You Need to Tip While Traveling

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>It's probably safe to say the idea of tipping the flight attendant has never crossed your mind, but apparently a whopping 30 percent of flyers have done it. How do you feel now, cheapskate?<p>While tipping in restaurants is a fairly black and white (albeit …

Enter to Win The Ultimate Package to Launch Your Photo Business!

Ready to take your photography business to the next level? We’ve got your back! We’ve teamed up with Agency Access to give away <i>The Ultimate Package</i> …

Hidden European Towns in America

© www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com<p>Dreaming of sipping sangria on the beaches of Barcelona or roaming the illuminated Christmas markets in Munich? Now is the perfect time to feed your wanderlust and take a spontaneous trip to explore Europe -- without getting out your passport!<p>Hotel search trivago.com …

There's More to Princeton Than Preppies and Poseurs

Nothing like a buffalo chicken cheese steak right after last call. Photo: Stan Parish.<p><i>By Stan Parish for Fathom</i> | <i>Editor Stan Parish lives in Manhattan but grew up (mostly) in Princeton, New Jersey. Because he currently spends more time in Central Jersey than he does in his apartment, he's the ideal</i> …

How this London Photographer Got 70,000 Followers on Twitter

This interview with photographer Nicholas Goodden originally appeared in our free downloadable guide, The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Photography …

10 College Towns We'd Actually Want To Visit As Adults

<i>By Calder Quinn, CNTraveler.com</i><p>You don't need to be a student to pay a visit to these college towns -- there's theater, great restaurants, hiking and microbrews to keep even non-undergrads happy.<p>15 Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist<p>The 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S.<p>How Not to Look Like a …

6 Reasons Why Harbor View Hotel on Martha's Vineyard Needs to Be Your Next Vacation Destination

If you're heading to Martha's Vineyard, the classic American getaway, consider staying at the historic Harbor View Hotel & Resort. Not only a vacation destination, but also a tradition for many, here are six reasons why you should book a room here on your next trip to the island.<p><i>By Kimberly</i> …

How To Use Your Cell Phone Internationally

Using your cell phone internationally can lead to exorbitant bills if you're not careful. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you stay connected to friends and family while traveling--without paying more than you have to.<p><b>UNLOCK YOUR GSM PHONE</b><p>Not all cell phones will work in every …

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New Trends Report: Venture Investment Trends in the Travel Industry

<b>Our twice-monthly Skift Trends Report</b> series takes a deep dive into industry trends across various sectors of travel.<p>The latest report in the series,</b> …

How To Vacation Your Way To A Better You

Do something good for yourself on your next getaway. Book a trip that will have a lasting impact on your health and well-being. Maybe it's a yoga retreat in the Costa Rican rainforest or a beachside boot camp in Santa Barbara that celebrities love. This roundup of wellness travel reveals trends on …

Useful Free Lightroom Plugin Shows You What Focus Points Your Camera Used for Each Photo

There are some Lightroom plugins that make you truly question why the feature isn’t built directly into Lightroom itself, and Show Focus Points is …

365 Days of Documenting Parisians Through Stunning Street Portraits

Russian-born art director Constantin Mashinskiy has taken to the streets of Paris to document the iconic city's inhabitants, one striking portrait at a time. The photographer reached out to us to share his impressive series <i>365 Parisians</i> (<i>365 Parisiens</i>, in French), for which he plans to capture a …

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Rich Americans and Millennials Haven't Completely Abandoned Travel Agents

Expedia and Priceline may the leading booking sites in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean they’re powerful enough to completely silence the traditional …

What Your Study Abroad City Says About You

By: Kevin Alexander<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock (edited)</i><p>Going abroad is one of the most important choices in your life, outside of choosing a mate and picking a brand of American cheese. But what does the city you chose say about you as a person? Well, I'm glad I rhetorically used that device, because I'm …

Travel Like a Pro Without Bankrupting Your Savings

Travel is the doorway to learning about other cultures and yourself. It can even change your point-of-view on certain topics, from politics to social issues. You could even discover places in your own city, state, province, or country that you never knew existed. However, you may not travel because …

What Scotland's Independence Would Mean for Tourism

Tourism is one of the largest industries in Scotland, supporting around 200,000 jobs and contributing more than £11 billion ($17.7bn) annually to the …

Problem Solved: Lost Passports

<i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Editor at Large <b>Christopher Elliott</b> is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips.<p><b>Here’s his latest advice:</b><p><b>Reader Question:</b> I’m an American who has lost my passport in Buenos Aires. Now what?<p><b>My</b> …

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What You Get in Europe for... $250 Per Night

Let's play a game of "would you rather." Would you rather stay in a cute boutique in Istanbul or a dated (but canal-side) hotel in Venice? A historic country estate in Ireland or a stylish, woodsy hotel on the fjords in Norway? Everyone's preferences are different, but one thing is for sure: Not …

The Disappearing Art of Large Format Photography

Large format photography is the oldest form of photography, and yet it is still practiced by many enthusiasts today, not only for its superior image …

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National Geographic Traveler Photo Seminars

<i>Join National Geographic photographers Susan Seubert and Dan Westergren for a</i> <b>hands-on photography workshop</b> <i>amid Scottsdale's spectacular scenery. See how the pros explore a place visually, find the perfect lighting, and anticipate great moments as you engage in classroom sessions and field</b> …

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15 Free Organizational Tools for Photographers

These days, photographers are dramatically strapped for time. We live in a world where “busy” is the most common answer for “how are you doing?” …