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Headed Down Under? Read These Books About Australian Adventures

How to do Florence on a Budget

Italy

6 Travel Scams to Look Out For

Yum! The pizzeria near your hotel left a tempting flyer under your door. Sounds good, right? But did you know that the flyer could be a travel scam -- and you're about to hand over your credit or debit card info to an identity thief? <i>Photo Courtesy of Courtesy Del Marcos Hotel. Article by Ray</i> …

Budget Travel

How to get upgraded to first class like a boss

Here are the 12 simple steps I followed to get upgraded to business class on my 15-hour flight from Seattle to Dubai.<p>1. Travel solo.<p>The chances of …

The Definitive Ranking Of London Tube Lines

You cannot argue with this at all, not even a little bit. Well, maybe a little bit.

7 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough. From a safari journey around Africa to an extensive cross-country tour of the U.S., we've rounded up …

5 to-Die-for Parisian Sweetshops

In a city that can be explored a thousand different ways, none is sweeter than going patisserie by patisserie.

PHOTOS: To Go or Not To Go 2014

Sure, the world can be a dangerous place, but we're happy to report progress in some notorious trouble spots. Here, the up-to-the-minute scoop on …

8 Amazing All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts

How does an all-inclusive resort for under $100 a night sound? Now, imagine eight of them along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, where infinity pools and …

16 ways long-term travel will benefit your kids (and you)

There’s no doubt children learn languages much more quickly than adults. In fact, I’m jealous how my son Miro has become fluent in Spanish through …

Archaeology

PHOTOS: 10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014

With amazing food, glorious public spaces, and unparalleled museums, theme parks, and beaches, the only thing “budget” about these world-class …

Amusement Parks

Is Australia Really That Expensive?

While we have been travelling the world we became aware that life on the road was cheaper than we first expected. We started saving money instead of …

Participating Hotels

215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114<p>Sitting at the foot of Boston's Beacon Hill and overlooking the Charles River, The Liberty Hotel is a 300-room …

Upgrade Secrets from the Experts!

C'mon. You know you want one. You've seen other folks ushered into first class, given the key to a hotel suite that's a lot bigger than the one they …

35 images of Costa Rica we can’t stop looking at

COSTA RICA has staked its reputation on being a progressive pioneer when it comes to environmental conservation policy. A full 25% of its territory …

Central America

Iceland

40 Gorgeous Reasons to Visit Our No. 1 Travel Destination for 2016<p>"The Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavik, Iceland, is a beautiful building and …

25 great American parks every traveler should see

Whether you're looking to get back to nature or just need an escape from the big city, these National Parks, State Parks, and National Monuments …

Escape The Cold With These Warm-Weather Travel Deals

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Cruises of a Lifetime You Can Actually Afford

Glaciers in Alaska! The glittering capitals of the Mediterranean! The Caribbean’s most alluring islands! A new generation of mega-ship—and …

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Report card on obesity - CNN Video

Alzheimer's toll may rank with cancer, heart disease

Alzheimer's disease ravages the brain, robbing its victims not only of their memories but often their ability to do things as basic as swallowing.<p>Now, a study of aging patients suggests its true toll may top half a million lives a year -- a figure that would put Alzheimer's just below heart disease …

Child goes on 'bucket list' trip before he goes blind

Just like any other night in the NBA, the starting lineups of the Boston Celtics and visiting Golden State Warriors were introduced over the public address system.<p>But Wednesday wasn't just any night at Boston's TD Garden. And the loudest ovations were not for members of either team.<p>Louis "Louie" …

Medical marijuana and 'the entourage effect'

In the early 1960s, a young postdoctoral student stumbled onto something that puzzled him.<p>After reading the literature on cannabis, he was surprised to see that while the active compound in morphine had been isolated from opium poppies 100 years before and cocaine isolated from coca leaves around …

How dangerous is sleep deprivation, really?

Everyone has a night here or there where sufficient sleep just doesn't happen. (Just ask anyone who's ever been to Vegas... or cared for a newborn.) But a lot of people miss out on getting significant shut-eye on a regular basis. In fact, about one in five American adults are sleep deprived.<p><b>The</b> …

Spring clean your health - CNN Video

FDA: Use HPV tests over Pap tests to find cervical cancer

The Pap test, the gold standard for detecting cervical cancer for 60 years, may be losing its luster.<p>An FDA advisory committee unanimously recommended this week that a particular HPV test become the first line of screening for the deadly disease.<p>The test developed by Roche detects the DNA of the …

Allergies: For love of pets, and their owners

Love is about give and take -- and sometimes a supply of nose sprays, inhalers, pills and tissues.<p>For those of us with pet allergies -- that's about 10% of the population, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology -- entering a relationship with someone who already has a …