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10 of the greatest places in the world to retire if you’re not rich

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>I’m always curious to see the latest best places in the world to retire rankings from …

5 countries where it's relatively easy for Americans to become expats

With that in mind, we've looked into some of the easiest countries to immigrate to as an American. While actually moving to a new country is never a simple process, it does help if you're a skilled worker with some disposable income.<p>See below for our top five picks.

The stories of Syrian children that went viral in 2015

<b>Around 2 million Syrian children live as refugees, but it's the heart-breaking stories of a small number of individuals that struck a chord on the internet.</b><p>BBC Trending looks at the stories of five Syrian refugee children who captured the attention of the world in 2015.<p>1. The girl who mistook a …

Christmas vacations: 15 of the best places to go | CNN Travel

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

Britain launches airstrikes hours after Parliament backs ISIS bombings

<b>(CNN) —</b> British fighter jets have taken part in their first airstrikes in Syria, hours after UK lawmakers voted in favor of bombing ISIS strongholds there.<p>"RAF Tornadoes have just returned from their first offensive operation over Syria and have conducted strikes," a spokesman for Britain's …

What is 'Islamic State'?

<b>The jihadist group Islamic State (IS) burst on to the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq. It has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings. The group though has attracted support elsewhere in the</b> …

Syria air strikes: What you need to know

<b>The UK has launched air strikes targeting so-called Islamic State in Syria, after MPs voted overwhelmingly for action.</b><p>The government motion specifically authorises air strikes "exclusively" against IS in Syria - but not deploying British troops on the ground.<p>Here are the key questions answered:<p>When …

Donald Trump: 24 things the next president believes

<b>Republican Donald Trump has won victory in the presidential race, but no one's quite sure what President Trump will actually do in office.</b><p>The New York businessman-turned-politician said many controversial things and flip-flopped on a number of policy positions during the campaign.<p>Here, we look back …

Laquan McDonald case: Obama 'disturbed' by dashcam video

<b>President Barack Obama has said he is "deeply disturbed" by a police video that shows a white officer shooting a black teenager 16 times in Chicago.</b><p>Officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with the first-degree murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was stopped by police after slashing car tyres.<p>In a …

These 5 Facts Explain the Dire Economic Costs of the Paris Attacks

Last Friday morning, the French government announced that the country’s economy had begun to grow again after a flat second quarter. Paris didn’t …

Money Saving Tips for Your Next Vacation

Even when you are planning on spending a lot of money for a big ticket item or excursion, finding ways that you can save some of it will only serve to your benefit. After all, the more money that you can save, the more that you have in the account for a rainy day or if something should arise.<p>While …

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The Cheapo Alternatives To Buying Travel Gear When You're Dead Broke

Before I cared about $200 suitcases, I was mostly interested on traveling on what I could.. which was, well, nothing. Even the backpack I used was a cheap knockoff I borrowed from my parents.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>But dude, where there is necessity, there is invention. It …

London's New Map Tells You How Long It Takes to Walk Between Tube Stations

London's newest map is a thing of beauty. Created by Transport for London (TfL), the map may look like the similarly designed tube map at first, but …

How and Why to Travel Alone Over the Winter Holidays

Maybe you’ve already (smartly!) booked your winter holiday travel, but if you haven’t, and you’re fretting about where to go and what to do, you’ve …

The best burgers in London

From a perfectly done cheeseburger to a patty that's been smothered in bacon jam, these burgers are catching the attention of London locals and tourists alike.<p>We've put together a list of 15 burgers you should make sure to try next time you're in London, based off of recommendations from Zagat, …

Here's how to get a ridiculously cheap flight if you don't care where you're going

Sometimes, when you are planning a vacation, where to go isn't the most important part of the equation.<p>For me, any number of factors can determine the destination: Is it relaxing? Is it interesting? Is it exotic? Have I been there before? If a destination hits any of those factors, I could be …

Here's what it's like to fly with RyanAir, one of the world's most notorious airlines

One index rated RyanAir the second-worst brand in the world for customer service last year. The Dublin-based airline has drawn so much ire from passengers that one set up a website with the URL "ihateryanair.co.uk" and was later forced to forfeit the web address to the company.<p>RyanAir's bad …

9 US habits I lost in London

1. Asking to split the check.<p>While some kind servers will split the check, most of the time it seems like a big dramatic no-no. I quickly realized …

Hey Air Travelers, Here's How to Make Coach Feel Like First

Air travel can be a humiliating, dehumanizing and even torturous experience -- at least according to my e-mail inbox.<p>I hear often from readers like Sue McDonough, who contacted me after flying from Calgary to Washington on United Airlines recently.<p>"After changing planes in Chicago, we boarded a …

16 people who are living the dream without spending a fortune

Circa 4 p.m., pretty much anything sounds better than staring at your office computer screen.<p>For instance, traveling the world — working when you feel like it, how you feel like it, and with a view to rival any Instagrammer's best shot. Or maybe even putting your job on hold (or leaving it …

6 Things I Have Learned From Moving Internationally

An international move is not only a mentally difficult decision to make, but a serious logistical challenge.<p>Two years ago I found myself packing my bags, sorting out the things I own and planning to move to France on relatively short notice.<p>In retrospect, I can confirm that I've coped pretty well …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Rocky Mountains

From the summit of Machu Picchu to the open spaces of Mongolia, National Geographic has assembled a selection of the most amazing places from around the globe. What are your unmissable locations? Tell us in the comments below

Machu Picchu

6 Things I Learned From My Traveling Mishaps

I love to travel, so it's inevitable that I've had my share of mishaps. I've had my luggage lost many times -- even on my honeymoon! But the worst travel experience I had by far is when I went on a Mediterranean cruise a couple of years ago. I was traveling with my family (10 of us!), and the …

The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …

Russia, US, Turkey and Saudi fail to agree on Syria

Saudi, Turkey, Russia and the US have not reached consensus on the political fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting held exploring how to end the five-year conflict that has claimed over 250,000 lives, according to the Saudi foreign minister.<p>Adel al-Jubeir also confirmed on …

Russian military mission in Syria brings history full circle | Reuters

MOSCOW/BISHKEK (Reuters) - Valery Anisimov and his fellow Russian servicemen were smuggled out of the Black Sea hiding below the decks of their ship, they grew their hair long so they could pass as tourists, then landed at a Syrian port to join up with government military units.<p>Pilots of the …

The 20 people who have given away the most money to charity

How do the world's greatest givers stack up?<p>We looked to answer that question when we created a list of the 20 most generous people in the world with our partners at Wealth-X, a firm that does research and valuations on ultra-high net worth individuals.<p>Everybody on our list created a billion-dollar …