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50 Drives You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Ranging from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to a breathtaking salt flat in Bolivia, the drives aren't to miss.

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How To Book Cheap Plane Tickets

Who am I to come up with such arrogant nonsense? I am a hardcore traveler and I travel more than most. Travel matters to me, and being in control of the travel experience is essential in order to enjoy it.<p>I don't want to end up having to get up at 04:45 because a random travel agent has decided …

Engines

Plan your great American road trip

Roadtrippers, a new trip-planning website and app, can pinpoint the country’s most majestic bypasses, plus tell you where to eat and stay along the way.<p>Somewhere in the United States, there are places waiting to be discovered this summer -- jagged mountain peaks, roadside diners with heaps of …

National Parks

New York: One City, One Week, Seven Hotels

<i>By Joshua Hergesheimer, HotelsCombined.com</i><p>They say that New York is the city that never sleeps. You should, of course, sleep while you're here -- just not in the same place twice! Luckily, that's not a tall order in this city of eight million. So check in, unpack, then get out and about!<p>PHOTO …

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America's Top Free Attractions (PHOTOS)

Imagine seeing masterpieces by van Gogh, entertaining your kids with activities, and strolling a hilltop garden with waterfalls and beautiful views at sunset.<p>Now imagine doing it all for free. That's how your day could play out at the Getty Museum in L.A., where admission doesn't cost a …

10 European Destinations For 2013 (PHOTOS)

If you're the kind of traveler that is constantly looking for the next big thing, that searches for undiscovered territory and wants to explore Europe, Lonely Planet has you covered.<p>Their editors, worldly authors, and local experts have united to create a master list of 10 European destinations to …

The world's 20 most visited museums are mostly free and in US or UK

There are hundreds of thousands museums around the world that welcome fewer than 1 million visitors a year, but there are also mega-museums. These …

10 Must-See Places During a Trip to China

In recent years, China has made an incredible leap onto the international tourism stage and is currently one of 2013's most popular destinations. While most attention is being directed at China's rapid modernization as symbolized by the glittering metropolis of Shanghai, China is still an ancient …

Asia Travel

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

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Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

Central America

One Week in Prague and Budapest

Before summer slinked its sunshine and idleness into oblivion, we decided spontaneously, mid-month in August, to do a one week trip to Budapest and Prague. Why these two cities in Europe? Well we had only a week available, and I wanted to see Eastern Europe since I had read so much about its being …

European Travel

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

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Where to Go Next in Europe

Everyone knows the great capitals of Europe – London, Rome, Paris, Berlin: steeped in history, rich in architecture, cuisine, and so much more. …

European Travel

Great Getaways: Chicago

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>If you're looking for a fun, affordable Chicago city getaway, the options are endless: you can spend the day shopping your heart out along the Magnificent Mile, cruising the Chicago River, and even go to the beach on beautiful …

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24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

San Francisco

Boucan by Hotel Chocolat - St. Lucia, Caribbean...

<b>Boucan by Hotel Chocolat - St. Lucia, Caribbean Islands</b><p>Perched above the historic cocoa plantation of Robot Estate, Boucan by Hotel Chocolat in Saint …

Clontarf Castle - Dublin, Ireland There’s no...

<b>Clontarf Castle - Dublin, Ireland</b><p>There’s no better way to experience the culture and history of Dublin than to stay in one of its charming castle …

Absolute Twin Sands - Phuket, Thailand Set...

<b>Absolute Twin Sands - Phuket, Thailand</b><p>Set between two dazzling white tropical beaches, on a stunning peninsula of Phuket, Thailand, Absolute Twin …

Holos Hotel

Designed with the 21st century traveler in mind, the Holos Hotel is a wonderful option for visitors seeking quiet and elegant accommodation in …

Rimondi Estate - Crete, Greece This luxurious 5...

<b>Rimondi Estate - Crete, Greece</b><p>This luxurious 5 star boutique hotel is located in Rethymno’s historic center, on the beautiful island of Crete. …

Villa Sungai - Bali, Indonesia A destination for...

<b>Villa Sungai - Bali, Indonesia</b><p>A destination for all senses, the exclusive Villa Sungai in Bali’s undiscovered southwest offers a rare, bespoke …

Chateau de Bagnols - France

Once the residence of nobles and rich merchants, the 18th century Chateau de Bagnols has been converted into one of France’s most spectacular …

The Dolder Grand - Zurich, Switzerland ...

<b>The Dolder Grand - Zurich, Switzerland</b><p>Spectacularly redesigned by Sir Norman Foster and featured in David Fincher’s adaptation of “The Girl With the …

The Bell Pool Villa - Phuket, Thailand Perfectly...

<b>The Bell Pool Villa - Phuket, Thailand</b><p>Perfectly located in Kamala, on Phuket’s west coast, The Bell Pool Villa is a luxurious villa resort with 16 …

Thorngrove Manor - Australia

Combining the richness and romance of Baroque architecture with privacy and modern luxuries, Thorngrove Manor is as magical as it is unique. Situated …