Melissa Corpuz

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40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …

Puerto Rico's Top Five Foodie Secrets

You might think that Puerto Rico's foodie fame hasn't changed since the Pina Colada was born out of a publicity stunt at the Caribe Hilton's iconic Beachcomber Bar in San Juan in August of 1954 - or was it 1953 - when Roman "Monchito" Marrero - or Ramon Mingot - combined Coco Loco with local rum …

33 Life Lessons in 33 Years

Sometimes it's important to stop, take a moment, and reflect on the lessons life has taught you over the years. I'd like to share some of the things I've learned about dreams, fear, work, marriage, children, health, travel, and giving.<p>Here are my 33 life lessons in 33 years:<p><b>On Dreams</b><p><b>1. Someday is</b> …

9 Budget Beach Hotels That Are Really, Truly Cheap

Finding an acceptable beach hotel on a shoestring budget is no mean feat -- and it can be all the more frustrating when recommendations from well-meaning friends leave you wondering whether they understand what "budget" really means. (Sometimes it can feel like you're not speaking the same …

World's Most Romantic Honeymoon Treats

You're planning your honeymoon and you feel like you deserve some VIP treatment. Just how extravagant can things get?<p>Check out my slideshow to discover the most romantic add-ons to make your special trip just that little bit more special.<p>You can find more ideas at 101 Honeymoons.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Most …

Cool Arctic squirrels may hold key to Alzheimer’s cure

The processes in their brains during hibernation are exciting scientists<p>This month, Arctic ground squirrels emerge in Alaska after eight months’ hibernation. It hasn’t been easy: during hibernation, their body temperature can drop as low as -2.9C, a record for mammals, and stay there for two to …

Here's What You Can Do with Google Maps' New Data Layers

Google is adding new features to Data Layers in its JavaScript Maps API, which will allow developers to build a new breed of interactive apps that collect geographical data input from users.<p>With the revised API, you can now use interactive Data Layers to collect user reviews on the best places to …

The Art of Not Doing: The Red Centre, Northern Territory, Australia

In the eager pool of morning light there rises The Rock. It is perhaps the most iconic symbol of the implacable indifferences of inhospitable landscapes, its dimensions timeless, unsummarized.<p>And I want to climb it.<p>There is something in the Western mindset that arouses a near irresistible urge to …

How I quit my job to travel: The blogger

Liz Carlson traded a stable office job in the US for the uncertainty of full-time writing at the end of the world.<p>It was sunny and the trees had just started to sprout leaves the day I quit my job to travel. As a contract administrator for a shipping company, I’d spent 2012 working in a windowless …

Island of Nice: Sri Lanka

Fellow travelers frequently ask me if there are any places I have been that I would go back to in a heartbeat. Well, <b>Sri Lanka</b> quickly comes to mind (I’m currently planning my third trip there). Which, of course, begs the question: Why?<p><b>Here are seven reasons Sri Lanka is on my revisit list for</b> …

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4 Ways Living Abroad Changes You... Forever

It was in the summer of 2002 that we first decided to move abroad. The kernel of an idea was already there but, during those months, we began to grow an idea into reality.<p>One year later and our first stop was Vancouver, Canada, where I turned my back on the corporate world and returned to student …

10 of the best waterfalls around the United States | CNN Travel

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

The Best Recipes That Came From Food Bloggers In 2014

If there's one thing the world doesn't need more of, it's food bloggers. The Internet is packed -- stuffed and basically bursting at the seams -- with thousands upon thousands of food blogs. After a while, they all sort of look the same and if you spend too much time browsing, you run the risk of …

Deal Experts' 2015 Travel Plans

Costa Rica (image courtesy of Stephen Aviano)<p>Resolve to give your passport a workout in 2015. Travelzoo's Deal Experts sure are. We've rounded up the trips we're most excited to take in the new year as a little bit of inspiration. See you at the airport!<p><b>Sun, Sand and Big Skies</b><p>"For 2015 I plan on …

5 Up-and-Coming U.S. Tourism Cities

<i>By Leah Still for ShermansTravel</i><p>Before the rest of the world catches on, discover these five American cities that are gaining traction in the areas of fine arts, fine food, and fine beverages.<p><b>St. Petersburg</b><p>With a celebrated museum devoted to Salvador Dalí and a revamped downtown that's home to …

10 Sublime Escapes to the Winter Sun of Latin America

<b>Make the most of Latin America's summer months - from January to March - by retreating to its sun-soaked beaches, mountains and vibrant cities.</b><p><b>ARGENTINA</b><p><b>1. The Lake District</b><p><b>WHY</b> At just the right time for the region's best climate year-round, make the most of the plethora of outdoor pursuits on …

Royal Chundu - African Utopia

<i>Photo credit: Royal Chundu</i><p>As I waved goodbye and the shuttle bus drove away from Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge, I unexpectedly found myself cornering a tear. The kindness the staff had bestowed on me during my two night stay had quietly unstitched me.<p>I'm fiercely independent, wanderlust, wild …