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7 Hints You Should Know Before Booking Another Flight

When we fly, it's absolutely imperative that we get the best possible deal, on the best possible day, on the best possible flight. (Travel ego is a <i>very</i> real thing, people. And we have a BIG one.)<p>As such, we have a few serious rules to live by when it comes to booking plane tickets. These facts and …

CANCEL THANKSGIVING: The Most Important OPEC Meeting In Years Is Happening On Thursday

But there's something way more important happening in Austria: OPEC is meeting.<p>And with crashing oil prices threatening the budgets of the oil-producing nations, this will be one of the most important OPEC meeting in years.<p>OPEC, or the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, is an …

America's middle class: Poorer than you think

Rich Americans. That's our global reputation.<p>The numbers seem to back it up. Americans' average wealth tops $301,000 per adult, enough to rank us fourth on the latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth report.<p>But that figure doesn't tell you how the middle class American is doing.<p>Americans' median wealth …

AirAsia India set to start flights

<b>AirAsia India, the first airline with foreign investment to operate in India, is set to start flights on Thursday.</b><p>The airline has been set up by one of Asia's biggest low-cost carriers, AirAsia, and India's Tata Group.<p>The carrier's promise to become the "lowest-cost" airline in India has triggered …

China takes new steps to boost growth

<b>China has announced new measures aimed at bolstering its economic growth.</b><p>These include plans to build railways, roads and airports along the Yangtze River - which connects China's less developed inland provinces to Shanghai.<p>Meanwhile, China's central bank said it will encourage banks to lend more …

The City Of Paris Is Trying To Convince Locals To Be Nicer To Tourists

True or not, the perception exists, which deters many tourists from visiting the French capital. (Though Paris still sees about 29 million tourists every year.)<p>So the Paris Tourism Board is encouraging locals to be nicer to tourists with a new guide called "Do You Speak Touriste?"<p>"The aim is to …

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Shale Gas: China's Untapped Resource

When I met recently with a senior investment officer from China Investment Corporation (CIC), the country’s sovereign wealth fund, I was told that CIC is very bullish on the United States. Why? In CIC’s opinion, the existence of large shale gas reserves in the U.S. will provide a massive shot in …

Gael Monfils hits an absurd, totally unnecessary trick shot

What on Earth just happened?<p>This, via The Changeover, is going to make your brain hurt a little:<p>I really can't comprehend what I'm looking at, but I do know that Gael Monfils is a special individual and only he is capable of such nutty wizardry.

7 Most Outrageous Travel Fees—and How to Prepare for Them!

Even the most careful trip planners can get blindsided by these surprise expenses. Learn the most common budget-busting fees before they bite you in …

20 Places Every American Should See

Think you know America's essential sights? Compare your past trips with our picks for 20 domestic destinations every citizen should visit—from pop …

Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

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A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

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Save Big on Summer Travel in Japan

<i>Nebuta Matsuri. Festivals are at their best and brightest in the summer.</i><p>Over-the-top festivals, fireworks extravaganzas, street-side barbeques, a chorus of cicadas singing in every tree, shaved ice, colorful cotton <i>yukata</i> kimonos and the <i>clip clop</i> of wooden sandals: The sights, sounds and flavors of …

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical.<p>You’ll spot sharks, coral, and fish of the likes we’ve never seen before.