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Warning: Taking Your Own Pillow On A Plane May Inspire Irrational Hatred

So here's a travel tip I picked up while travelling overseas recently — if you're planning to take your own pillow aboard an aeroplane, be prepared …

Marrakesh named world’s best destination in TripAdvisor 2015 Travellers’ Choice

You may also like these photo galleries<p>Airbnb scraps Great Wall of China pop-up hotel after backlash<p>This fantasy paradise is like visiting another …

Why The Internet Of Things Will Change Everything

I’ve written about the Internet of Things in several past articles. One explained everything you need to know about IoT along with an infographic and the other provided a simple explanation of IoT. Today I wanted to explore IoT even further in the latest episode of the #futurein5. We’re all …

Internet of Things

These are the best global destinations according to travelers in 2015

If you haven't yet planned a trip for 2015, you'll want to get started before you finish reading this.<p>On Tuesday, TripAdvisor announced its …

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20 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

<i>Robert Couse-Baker / Flickr</i><p>More than "middle seat," "lost reservation" or "canceled flight," the two words that have the power to rattle even the most intrepid traveler are, "Stop, thief!"<p>Tamara Tennant, a globetrotter and owner of an interior design firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recalls how …

Credit Cards

Watch people code in real time with Livecoding.tv

There are plenty of decent options to learn basic code — such as Codeacademy or Coursera — but what about people who want to take it a step …

No Big Bang? New Equation Suggests Eternal Universe

<b>It’s important to remember that the Big Bang Theory is just that – a theory.</b><p>A new quantum equation developed by Ahmed Farag Ali and Saurya Das, from …

Top 10 Islands

A renowned travel writer told us where in the the world to find the top ten islands.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p>Leslie Thomas is a successful writer in England who's been in the business for more than 40 years. He has written more than 30 novels and several travel …

50 Things to Do in Tokyo

From the well-known staples to hidden gems, here is a compilation of 50 things you must do in Tokyo. Be sure to check it out before you head out on …

Tokyo

I Hate Backpacking But Will Never Stop

Backpacking isn't fun. You spend all day hiking with a heavy load on your back. Your feet hurt, the backpack hurts your shoulders, the mosquitoes …

Top 10: Beach Cities

TravelBest Of<p>See photos of National Geographic Traveler's top 10 beach cities (including Sydney, Barcelona, and Nice) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

21 Best Beaches in the World

Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in …

Hong Kong Travel Guide: Where to Eat, Drink, and Shop

Hong Kong is my sanctuary city. I’ve been visiting since I was a child and I know its streets and back alleys as well as I know Manila (where I was raised) and New York (where I have lived for years). And let me tell you, it never gets old. From Kowloon’s crazy neon lights and gritty side streets …

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5 amazing apps for business travelers

As much as I love traveling, I know how stressful it can be to book flights, reserve hotels, arrive on time and drive in unfamiliar cities. And that's just when I'm going on a relaxing vacation. On a business trip, where a big contract or your job is on the line, the stress skyrockets.<p>What happens …

8 Successful Ways to Book Cheap Airline Tickets

‘Tis the season when cool breeze is slowly withering away and sweaters are up for storage. Gone are the nights when you burrito wrap yourself until …

4 Exciting Family Vacation Ideas Around the World

<i>Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, South Africa (Courtesy Ulusaba)</i><p>If you've decided it's time to get more foreign stamps in your passport and explore the world with your children, here are some ideas of family-friendly destinations overseas. What they have in common is that communication won't be an …

10 destinations around the world for an amazing spring break

Spring break is coming up, and for students in cold climates, it can't come soon enough.<p>The weather in the U.S., especially in the East Coast, shows …

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …

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How Successful Entrepreneurs Conquer Jet Lag

You can only switch time zones so much before wearing yourself down. Here’s how the most successful people manage jet-setting lives.<p>Successful entrepreneurs are often practiced travelers: experts at going from a seat cocoon of eye masks and sweatpants, to polished face of their company at the gate. …

Europe's Secret Hot Spots

Tourists are taking their sweet time to get the message about this starkly beautiful, monochromatic town of ancient architecture. Yet Matera has been …

Best Trips 2015

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s India’s literary hub or Switzerland’s mountain majesty, these 20 go-now destinations will send you packing.

Top 10 Things to Do In Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic beachfront town of Las Terrenas, the sparkling Caribbean and the sands that fringe it are ever-present. You can use the beach as a thoroughfare to get from one part of town to another; it's the most pleasant pedestrian route. At any time throughout the day, you can turn …

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Nat Geo Staff Picks: Favorite Travel Books

Travel literature. What is it? Memoirs detailing a life-changing trip to the Amazon, fiction that makes its setting a major character, nonfiction that asks its readers to consider a familiar destination in a new light—all of these fall under the travel literature umbrella. And personal preferences …

8 Extraordinary Places to go Whale Watching in Latin America

<b>Get up close to the whales and their calves as they migrate to the warm waters of Latin America.</b><p><b>1. ARGENTINA</b><p><b>From Wild Patagonian Shores</b><p>Head to the coastal town of Puerto Madryn on Patagonia's rugged Peninsula Valdes, where from June to December southern right whales can be seen within just feet of …

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Why You Shouldn't Book Flights Too Far In Advance

Are you one of those people who think it's never too early to book a flight? A recent study disproves that responsible theory, and it'll make you want to wait a few weeks to buy those plane tickets.<p>CheapAir, an online travel agency, recently analyzed 2014 flight data and found that while buying a …

Los Angeles

Do Luggage Guarantees Really Matter?

Delta Air Lines announced a program last week guaranteeing the minimum delivery time of luggage from the aircraft to the airport carousel.<p>Through …

Carrick best reads: The top travel reward credit cards

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>These are the top travel reward credit cards</b><br>The GreedyRates.ca website picks top travel reward cards for 2015 in five different categories.<p><b>She's 26 and still on</b> …

Cheap train tickets? Website TrainSplit does the seemingly impossible and finds users cheaper journeys using secret algorithm

Rail passengers could save themselves thousands after a computer programmer and train-lover combined ideas and created an algorithm to find fares so …

Free Things to Do in Tokyo

With a population that simultaneously embraces unapologetic trendiness and centuries-old traditions, Tokyo presents travelers with paradoxical experiences at every turn. Kimono-clad women amble past contemporary architectural masterpieces. Well-dressed young professionals enjoy a tea ceremony …

Why You Shouldn't Book Flights Too Far In Advance

Are you one of those people who think it's never too early to book a flight? A recent study disproves that responsible theory, and it'll make you want to wait a few weeks to buy those plane tickets.<p>CheapAir, an online travel agency, recently analyzed 2014 flight data and found that while buying a …

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