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11 German Fairytale Villages You Need to Visit At Least Once

Those of you who have Germany on their travel bucket list probably dream about enchanting castles, alpine views, the wild Berlin nightlife and …

European Travel

Stunning Under-the-Radar Hikes in Europe

Travel<p>Explore Europe's natural landscapes through these lesser known hikes.<p>Global tourism is on the rise. There was a six percent increase in worldwide travelers in 2017, and nearly 52 percent of Americans plan to visit Europe in the next two years, according the World Tourism Organization. While …

Hiking

6 stunning islands in Croatia to get away from the tourist crowds

In the past couple of decades, Croatia went from being a quiet, budget alternative to Italy to a top summer destination for the European jet-set. …

European Travel

Castle Trail and Medicine Root Loop, Badlands National Park

The Castle Trail is the longest in Badlands National Park, but can be broken up with three distinct trailheads. Medicine Root connects with Castle …

Hiking

Romantic Hotels of Tulum: 4 Swoon-Worthy Getaways

This laid-back beach town on Mexico’s Riviera Maya is a magnet for couples seeking solitude and romance amid wild, unspoiled beauty along the …

The 50 greatest adventures on Earth

Adventure: noun – an unusual and exciting experience; a daring enterprise; a hazardous activity.<p>That’s what the dictionary says. But what does it mean to you? To some, it might involve pushing yourself to the physical limits: summiting a great peak – Kilimanjaro, perhaps – or tackling extreme …

Winter Escape at the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Quebec City

I have to pinch myself to make sure it is really happening. I’m sitting in my room at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. Since I was a little girl, …

Walking Hadrian's Wall: a coast-to-coast hike across England

The rain has finally let up, though storm clouds still straddle the rolling green nothingness to the north. In front, sheer stone brickwork drops to a lone sycamore tree, then rises again up another slope.<p>Slowly, you pick your way down, and back up, down and back up again. Miles pass, a bird swoops …

Hiking

Go Inside These World-Famous, Rarely Seen River Caves

Adventure<p>See stunning photos of these strictly protected underground caves in Slovenia.<p>Slovenia is a world-famous caving destination, with around 8,000 <i>jamas</i>, or caves, located in a country smaller than Vermont. Of those 8,000 formations, however, only around 20 are considered “show caves”—caves …

Travel Photography

5 Cheap Travel Destinations "In-the-Know Travelers" Are Flocking to in 2018

While I hope that someday, money will be less of a deciding factor in all aspects of my life, "budget-friendly" still tops my list of requirements …

Travel

5 Secret Weapons We Use To Score Cheap Plane Tickets

Airplane tickets eat up a pretty significant chunk of our travel budget. Spending a fortune on getting from point A to B feels like a bit of a waste, …

12 Unmissable Places To Visit in Italy for the Perfect Trip

<b>Milan, Pompeii, Rome…there’s no end of unique and unforgettable places to go in Italy. From the crumbling, medieval towns scattered across Umbria, to</b> …

Our Absolute Best Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Ring in the new year with open hearts and good appetites<p>Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year and the first of the religion's High …

Top 10 Washington State Attractions

Washington State's top attractions are all outstanding and will provide memories that will stick with you for a lifetime. The state of Washington is …

13 mountains that you should summit before you die

If you are not a well-seasoned mountaineer, preparation, training, research, and determination can still bring many of the world’s mountain peaks …

Mountaineering

We're Ready to Move Into This 7-Star Hotel in Bali With the World's Best Swimming Pool

Warning: the following information will make you want to permanently move to Bali, Indonesia.<p>The name of the hotel alone, Hanging Gardens of Bali, makes it sound like a place we want to be right now, but the destination itself more than lives up to your imagination. The breathtaking boutique hotel …

Mingan Archipelago is the Most Beautiful Canadian Park You’ve Never Heard of

Adventurous hikers could spend a lifetime exploring Canada and barely scratch the surface of the country’s thousands upon thousands of miles of …

World's Most Stunning Public Staircases Photos

Sure, elevators are more convenient, but staircases provide a window to the world so rarely seen from any other vantage point. No matter if they are etched into the side of a rock face, as the 740 steps are at Colombia's 10-million-ton Stone of El Peñol, or cut through water, like the Moses Bridge …

Epic Trails Across the Globe

Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.

This is the least visited European country and it's absolutely breathtaking

It's only 23.6 square miles<p>With distinctive food, architecture and natural wonders it's no wonder Europe was the most-visited continent in 2016.<p>It's …

European Travel

$69 Will Buy You a Flight to Europe Right Now, Even from the West Coast

Airfare to Europe is crazy cheap.<p>The competition among low-fare airlines in the transatlantic market is officially bonkers.<p>Last week, low-cost …

Los Angeles

The 7 Best National Parks for Last-Minute Camping Trips

America’s national parks attracted 331 million visitors in 2016, good for a third consecutive year of record attendance—and a perfect way to mark the …

23 trips you should take this fall

There are things about fall that make it an ideal time to travel— like cheaper prices, fewer crowds, and milder temperatures.<p>However, from Vermont's stunning foliage to Munich's legendary Oktoberfest, some destinations are simply their very best during this season.<p>Keep reading for the best fall …

10 of the best places to retire abroad

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>I suspect that when Americans think about retiring abroad, they focus on Latin American …

Retirement

How the Heat in Europe Is Affecting Travel

A relentless heat wave across much of Europe is making travel difficult and uncomfortable for hotel owners and their guests.<p>“There’s been a high pressure dome reaching from Spain throughout Eastern Europe,” said Jonathan Erdman, a senior digital meteorologist for the Weather Channel. “It’s been …

Three Islands, One Park: The National Park of American Samoa

When thinking of the U.S. national parks, you probably don’t think of an island group south of the equator. Yet, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand there it sits – a protected parkland in the South Pacific that was established to preserve unbleached coral reefs, tropical rainforest, fruit bats …

5 Threatened National Monuments to Backpack While You Still Can

3.2K<p>SHARES<p>America’s national monuments are in limbo. Beginning in 1906, presidents have had the ability to create monuments by executive order, which …