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14 beautiful ghost towns where you can now spend the night

Italy

U.S. vs. Canada: Which Side of Niagara Falls Is Better for You?

Niagara Falls is arguably the most famous waterfall in the world, and most of us have a stunning postcard-perfect image of it in our mind. However, …

Writing Voice: 6 Things You Need to Know to Improve It

Writing a book isn’t just a discovery of the story, it’s also a discovery of yourself. Who are you, really? The answers you find appearing on the …

8 amazing underwater attractions

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you really want to "get away from it all," there's only one place for it. Outer space.<p>But a good second option can be found in the opposite direction -- under the sea, with only glass between you and oceans of water.<p>Try these attractions, usually the domain of snorkelers, divers and …

Key Largo

Chicago named America's best restaurant city by Conde Nast Traveler

We all know our city is home to incredible food, but it's always nice when folks outside of Chicago pick up on what we're putting down.<p>Earlier today, Condé Nast Traveler published a piece calling Chicago "the best restaurant city in America right now," going on to name what it believes are the 19 …

Hospitality

5 Travel Apps to Help You Get Your Shit Together

Hey, you like to travel? Awesome, same.<p>But tell me: Does the thought of <i>planning</i> your trip actually tickle your loins? Maybe for some people it does, …

Los Angeles

The 9 most photogenic places in Europe

European Travel

7 Amazing International Vacations That Won't Cost a Fortune

Go for an adventure without breaking the bank.<p>If Paris is too passé for your next international vacation, it’s time to consider a more off-the-beaten …

Sharm el-Sheikh

Furnas: All Fire and Smoke

You know you’re close when you see pillows of smoke drifting in the air. Smoke. So much smoke. Step out of the car to capture a photo from the hills …

Narina LodgeA luxurious treehouse overlooking Sabie River,...

Narina LodgeA luxurious treehouse overlooking Sabie River, Narina Lodge combines lavish bush accommodation with tremendous safari activities. Nestled …

You Can Now Fly Non-Stop from Canada to Iceland Year-Round

By now, Iceland's popularity as a tourist destination is pretty much fact. Partially fuelling this demand is the emergence of airlines such as WOW, …

Travel

15 Best Hotels in Spain and Portugal

Europe

Home Bartending 101: 7 Essential Spirits You Need to Have

Home bartending is an essential personal life skill sure to enhance your general reputation as a gracious host, because let's face it: There's …

11 Trips You Need to Take As Soon As You Retire

No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end until you drag yourself back to work needing another week off. You are …

Baby Boomers

Beyond the Minibar: Why Booze Companies Are Opening Hotels

For far too long, room and board has fallen outside the purview of the world’s great distilleries and breweries, with low-key lodging experiences available exclusively to industry insiders. Sipsmith gin, a prime example, maintains a nondescript loft above its still house and tasting room in a …

Hospitality

10 awesome experiences in and around Dublin

I’VE wanted to visit Ireland ever since I missed an opportunity on a 2006 backpacking trip. So when I had the chance to go – during the St. Patrick’s …

You won't believe the interior of Japan's jaw-dropping new train

All aboard the swanky train! Japan just unveiled a new luxury sleeper train – and it’s jaw-droppingly beautiful. The gold-tinted Shiki-shima, which …

Luxury Lifestyle

When Is Too Much Of A Good Thing, Bad?

It began the way any obsession does – with a single occurrence.<p>We -- my daughter, Melisa, along with her husband, Andy, arrived in Sao Miguel, the …

Canada 150 -- Ottawa Museum Roundup

If you haven’t already heard, let me tell you: Canada celebrates its 150th birthday this year. It’s a big deal for Canada, and it’s a really big deal …

10 Heady Destinations for Wine Tours Around the World

When exploring someplace new, sampling the local food and drink is always an exciting way to dive into the culture of the land. Wine tours are the …

12 Gorgeous Places You Have To See When Visiting Great Britain

Yup, I’m a biased Brit that loves our gorgeous island! We’re so fortunate to live in such a diverse cultural and natural environment that is filled …

European Travel

Discovery of North America’s Oldest Settlement Proves Native Canadian Legend True

The Heiltsuk Nation are indigenous Canadians whose ancestors once controlled 6,000 sq. miles (approx. 16,000 sq. km) of coastline in what is now …

Archaeology

Top 5 Europe travel destinations to visit this summer

While most of us out there crave an extensive vacation travelling across Europe, this is not always a viable option for a lot of people. Anything …

European Travel

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Wish I Were There: The Life and Times of a Travel Writer

“HAVE YOU READ <i>The Great Railway Bazaar</i>? It’s by this American who rides trains through Europe and Asia and makes fun of everybody he meets.”<p>It was …

Literature

The Most Common Entry-Level Mistake in the Writing Game

Photo credit: sbluerock via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-SAToday’s guest post by author Larry Brooks (@storyfix) is excerpted from <i>Writing Voice: The</i> …

Writing

11 Reasons to Visit Italy's Amalfi Coast

Italy