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The Most Historic Hotel in Every State for a Timeless Getaway

From Alabama to Wyoming, these hotels tell a story.<p>In almost every major city in America, you'll find a historic hotel, typically built in a decadent …

Hospitality

When their mom fell ill far away, these immigrant siblings faced a crisis

My mom was diagnosed with Stage 3 urothelial cancer in India in June 2013. From then to when she died in December 2015, my brother and I flew thousands of miles between the United States and India, and spent thousands of dollars to get her the care she needed.<p>In most ways, our experience is similar …

Parenting

France's 20 most beautiful villages

Warren Buffett Says These Simple Habits That Most of Us Ignore Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

The Oracle of Omaha wants you to succeed with these simple habits that even a 14-year-old could pull off.<p>Sometimes, I just have to shake my head at Warren Buffett's wisdom. Is it earth-shattering? Hardly.<p>At 87 years young, he keeps imparting on us the simplest advice that has made him a success …

Self-improvement

12 Trees That Will Ruin Your Yard

Don’t even think about planting these pests.<p>We love trees. They can provide shade; fall, spring, or year-round color; and plenty of visual interest …

How to Experience Some of the World’s Most Underrated, Record-Breaking Places

Photo by EhayDy/Shutterstock<p>In the Russian Far East, the most remote national park in the world has no roads and only sees 3,000 visitors a year.<p>You …

The world's most exclusive hotels

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a special breed of hotels that cater to the most discerning and tasteful of luxury travelers, so profoundly unforgettable and special you want to keep them all to yourself.<p>Set apart by their location, sheer luxury, history or venerability -- and in many cases, all of the above -- …

North Island

Castles and Wine Make the French Countryside the Most Exquisite Place to Take a Road Trip

“You do not have chateau in America?” a young French innkeeper asks as she escorts my fiancé and me onto the grounds of La Ballue, a petite (for a …

25 of Africa's most amazing places to visit

<b>(CNN) —</b> With its expansive landscapes and formidable animal life, the world's second-biggest continent is arguably the best for photographers.<p>Throw in that sense of being in a place that hasn't changed for centuries, and sometimes millennia, and you get some of the most inspiring, and inspired, …

nationalpark

Medicare doesn't cover everything. Here's how to avoid surprises

Each day in the United States, about 10,000 baby boomers celebrate their 65th birthday. Their gift from good old Uncle Sam is Medicare.<p>After years of …

Health Care

Someone wrote a kids' book to explain bitcoin and blockchain

At around 7 p.m. every night you can catch me reading bedtime stories for my two children. On current rotation: Dave's Cave, a weird Avengers book and a million bedtime stories about dinosaurs.<p>But those books can go straight in the trash because finally -- <i>finally</i> -- someone has written a children's …

Kids

Why a middle-class lifestyle can now cost you over $300,000 a year

Let me tell you a sad story: In order to comfortably raise a family in an expensive coastal city like San Francisco or New York, you've got to make …

Personal Finance

5 surprising trip ideas for the bank holiday weekend

Athens<p>THE SURPRISING CITY BREAK<p>Travel time from the UK<p>The Greek islands aren't exactly associated with being easy to get to, but the country's …

Travel

Tips and Tricks on Visiting 26 National Parks, Straight From Park Employees

From the best time of the year to visit to the best hidden spots, straight from those who know it best.<p>Each of the National Park Service’s 417 …

5 incredible places you have probably never heard of, according to a woman who traveled 100 countries

Traveling is always an exciting experience, but nothing quite compares to discovering something new.<p>Unfortunately, the prospect of visiting uncharted territory is becoming increasingly rare in this Instagram-saturated world. However, if you really want to feel like one of the first few tourists to …

Fun Facts About All 59 U.S. National Parks

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>Uncover lesser-known secrets about these iconic landscapes.<p>Plenty of people still think the National Park system is, as writer Wallace Stegner put it, “America’s best idea.” Over the last year alone, its 84 million acres were visited over 331 million times. But this vast network …

National Parks

21 world wonders that you're not supposed to visit

The Ultimate Guide to the Regions of France

On the other side of the Atlantic, we tend to think of France as a vaguely star-shaped country with Paris as a dot somewhere toward the middle of the …

32 Incredible Last-Minute Vacations That Don't Cost A Fortune

We're constantly counting down the number of days between now and the next long weekend. We know: All you want is to sit by a pool (or, better yet, …

100 Beautiful Bedrooms And Their Dreamy Interior Decors

Beauty is indefinable. It depends on too many aspects to be able to establish a set of specific rules or features which could be applied in …

The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

32 top destinations where travel experts are going on holiday in 2018

You’ve read the “hot lists” and know the “must-go” destinations for 2018. You know which countries have anniversaries and which cities are capitals …

The Five Places That Stole My Heart in 2017

My travel tally for 2017 went something like this: No less than 16 trips, 12 countries, 24 destinations, 57 hotels, and roughly 90,000 miles.<p>Many …

Heritage Stay | At Neemrana’s Tijara Fort-Palace, History is Made Liveable

In the Alwar hotel, there are flowing ramparts and a touch of art.<p>Hotels Rajasthan Neha Bhatt | POSTED ON: December 26, 2017<p>Photo courtesy: …

European Travel

7 Stopovers that Make Adding a Day (or More) to Your Trip Worthwhile

Travelers with ambitious travel plans may find new multicity routes at bargain rates that may make a layover worthwhile. International airlines are adding free stopovers and other incentives to many popular routes, all to make midway hubs a worthwhile second destination.<p><b>Qatar Airways</b> recently …

These Are the Best Places to Travel in 2018

<b>Why:</b> Breathtaking views, incredible hospitality, year-round beauty.<p><b>While You’re There:</b> Spend half of your trip at a remote luxury lodge like Blanket …

25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

Bucket Lists

10 best places to go in Africa (and what to do there)

With 54 countries calling it home, Africa’s topography, landscape and activities vary drastically by region. I’ve been to the continent 26 times, yet each time I go I’m surprised at just how many new things there are to see and do.<p>To make it easier for you to plan a trip, I’ve highlighted some of …

National Parks

This $25 device will double the internet speed on your computer

If you use a modern home Wi-Fi solution like the Google Wifi or our favorite mesh system, the AmpliFi HD, you’re undoubtedly enjoying lightning fast …