Marsha Samuel

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Here’s Why You Should Always Say Yes to a Stopover

It used to be that a direct flight to wherever you were going was the holy grail of air travel — who wants to spend 10 hours in an airport waiting for your *real* vacation to begin, right? Now, that’s all changed. Airports are outfitted with amenities that make you <i>want</i> to hang out there; there are …

San Francisco

Capturing Central Asia's rugged, stark beauty

<b>(CNN) —</b> We were sweaty, hungry and covered in dust as we left the Bartang Valley on another bluebird day in the Pamir Mountains.<p>After a spectacular, but exhausting, two-day hike under the blazing August sun, it was a relief to finally settle in under the shade of the van for the ride back to …

Central Asia
Baton Rouge

12 Beautiful Places To Visit On The East Coast, USA - Hand Luggage Only - Travel, Food & Photography Blog

• 0shares<p>The one (of many) things I love about the United States is how different it can be from one state to the next. It’s one of those country’s …

What to See and Where to Eat in Denmark’s Second-Largest City

So closely associated is Denmark with its capital, Copenhagen, that most visitors unknowingly overlook the country’s second-largest city. Aarhus is another Viking-founded seaside port, this one 98 miles across the Kattegat on the eastern coast of the Jutland peninsula — a town whose modest size …

Dining Rooms

12 Great Reasons to Go to Scotland Now

Grand Canyon

12 amazing literary journeys across the world to enjoy in 2018

From Romeo and Juliet's Verona in Italy to the Brontës' Yorkshire Dales...<p>When it comes to travelling, people often choose their destination by how …

19 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Norway

Norway has become increasingly sought-after by travelers around the world—and it's easy to see why. One of the world's most beautiful countries, it's got glaciers, mountains, and the Northern Lights. (And fjords. So many fjords.) Add to that a hefty dose of cutting-edge culture and a wealth of …

European Travel

In This Chinese Village, People Carve Intricate Artworks on Olive Pits for a Living

Not far from Shanghai is Zhoushan Village, where about 10,000 people make their living from carving olive pits.<p>A sign that spells out “Olive Village” …

10 Extreme Hikes You Can Do Without Being a Pro

National parks are the backyard of the United States: They provide a natural refuge for the cooped up, modern, digital soul. Miles of trails within the National Park System invite hikers from the world over into their inner reaches—and the diverse landscape of the U.S. means a hike to Angels …

Hiking

How to Plan the Perfect Weekend Getaway: Travelogue Podcast

You can't cover a whole city in three days (but you can try).<p>Don't have anything planned this weekend? You're missing out. You could be in Mexico City, eating tacos for 72 hours straight. Or upstate New York, with, yes, half of Brooklyn, to embrace that rustic lodge life. Or New Orleans for its …

Travel

Read This Before You Rent a Car

Confused by the car rental process? Worried you're going to spend too much on features you don't need, gas, and insurance? So were we! We turned to …

Rental Housing

How to Make a Trip Itinerary

I’m a big believer in organized trips, having things planned out (to a certain extent) and being prepared for what lays ahead. And while sometimes, …

Why I Love Exploring My Backyard Instead of Traveling the World

Back in 2014 I lived what you might want to call ‘the dream’. I had just finished my studies, started working as a freelance travel blogger, writer …

Buenos Aires

The Future of the Road Trip: Travelogue Podcast

How does a Jetson's future become a reality? We talk shop with Ford Motor's in-house futurist Sheryl Connelly on this week's episode.<p>Last December, in partnership with our friends at <i>Wired,</i> we looked into the not-too-distant future of travel, a future where microhotels, VR, robots, private planes, …

World Trade Center

11 Beautiful Croatian Towns And Cities You Must Visit

Croatia is one country I’d always wanted to visit! I mean, who wouldn’t, right? To be honest, I was kind of concerned that I’d overhyped it all in my …

The Budget Traveler’s Guide to Bryce Canyon National Park

You know what they say about good things coming in small packages? You’ll love discovering everything this little park has to offer.

Anchorage to Calgary: A road trip through the Great White North

Our car is smaller than it should be. It’s packed with dirty gear, warm sleeping bags, tasty snacks, and two people ready to sit in its small seats …

Why You Shouldn't Overlook Busan, South Korea's Edgy Second City

Even with the beach, it's all about the food and art.<p>Busan is South Korea’s answer to Barcelona, a port town with a wide beach, killer food and slightly more urban edge than its inland sibling (Busan's graffiti beats Seoul's any day). At the southeastern tip of the peninsula, the high-speed KTX …

South Korea

The Best Times to Book Your Vacations This Year

Travel<p>11 Cozy Cabin Vacation Rentals<p>Travel<p>11 Fantastic Family-Friendly Vacation Rentals<p>Travel<p>10 Serene SoCal Desert Vacation Homes<p>Subscribe & …

Road Trip: 4 Days on Italy's Backroads, from Rome to Naples

A food writer takes the backroads of Lazio and Campania, turning a one-hour trip into a four-day food crawl.<p>The high-speed train flies between Rome and Naples in just over an hour, but I prefer to vagabond it between these two cities. I travel to eat, and I’ve learned in my 15 years of living in …

Italy

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

In Mount Etna's Shadow, Catania Is Raw, Authentic Italy

Most people don't bother with this chaotic city in the shadow of Mount Etna, Sicily's diamond in the scruff, where grit and splendor go hand in hand. That's their loss.<p>The moment it first occurs to me that Catania is Italy’s most underrated city, I’m zooming along the Ionian coast on the back of a …

Italy

The Single Best Way to Save on a Hotel Room

Technology is changing how we travel more every day. But even as it does, there are some things that are still best done the old-fashioned way.<p>For …

Six Italian Islands Locals Keep to Themselves

It's tough, but if we had to find a downside to hitting Capri, Ischia, or Panarea in the summer, it's that it can feel like half the world had the same idea as you. On these six islands you'll find water just as blue as Stromboli's and plenty of spots to dock your boat and pour a spritz for …

Italy

DOI Backtracks on Addressing Inequality in Our Parks

What’s most striking about the leaked 2018–2022 strategic plan for the U.S. Department of the Interior isn’t what this 50-page document has to say—it’s what it leaves out. While much of the conservation community decried the proposed increase in admission price at the busiest national parks, few …

National Parks
National Parks
National Parks

8 Tips That Will Make Your Japan Trip Easier

Traveling to a foreign country can be distressing in many ways: language barriers, geographical unfamiliarity, and trying to spend wisely are just some of the concerns that arise. Even when a destination is popular and well-traversed by tourists, it can still be hard to discover the best tips and …