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Just One More Military Coup Will Undo Pakistan

Strong signs are indicating that another military coup in Pakistan might be in the making. Pakistan remains a fragile democracy despite several successful general elections in the past seventy years. The military generals, senior bureaucrats, and even high court judges, despite their rhetoric …

Pakistan

Cape Town’s Newest Hotel Is Part Luxury Lodge, Part Art Museum Photos

Year after year Cape Town is listed among the world’s top travel destinations. Indeed, with its pulsating art scene (it was named the design capital of the world in 2014 by a decades-old competition called the World Design Capital), globally renowned restaurants, and abundant natural splendor …

Architecture

The 50 most romantic holidays on Earth (and yes, some are still available for Valentine's Day)

Travel is an inalienable part of romance – especially if you select a break that intrigues and entertains you both, while also ensuring that you spend time together. These 50 escapes are sure to do all these things – whether they involve a country walk in Dorset, a mini-break in Paris or a private …

16 Essentials for Surviving Abroad

If you’ve spent any significant time overseas, you know that it’s not just getting lost in the backcountry that you have to worry about. Often the smaller, less extreme problems present the biggest challenges. Take it from someone who learned the hard way. I used to think emergency travel kits were …

Camping

The best place to travel every month this year

Often, the off-season — or even better, shoulder season — can be the best time to visit a place.<p>We teamed up with KAYAK to find the best international destination to visit each month of the year.<p>KAYAK looked at some of the most popular international destinations, and calculated the median monthly …

Flying

The 17 countries where expats live the happiest lives

Being happy is not an exact formula — earning a lot of money does not necessarily equate to a happy life.<p>A new survey by InterNations, the world's largest network for people who live and work abroad, shows that this is the case for expats across the globe.<p>The company asked 14,300 people living …

World Economy

Brightest moon in almost 69 years lights up sky around globe

BEIJING (AP) — The brightest moon in almost 69 years is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe.<p>The phenomenon known as the supermoon reached its peak luminescence in North America before dawn on Monday. Its zenith in Asia and the South Pacific was Monday night. Across the …

Supermoon

This Map Shows You the Best Road Trip Route Between National Parks

If you like the outdoors, a road trip between several national parks is perfect for a long weekend or vacation. This map plots the best route between …

Hiking

America’s white backlash

It has been almost two centuries since the term “white trash” first appeared in print. The epithet remains very much in currency, part of a rich …

War

Locals only: These are our favorite Bay Area day trips

Oh, summertime in San Francisco. It's that time of the year when the days are longer, the fog is a little more relentless in the city, and it feels like everyone else is off on an exotic Eastern Europe tour or warm tropical vacation.<p>It's also a perfect time of the year to remind ourselves that the …

Sonoma County

Want to holiday like the Beckhams on a budget? Check out these incredible Icelandic stays

TripAdvisor Vacation RentalsIceland is becoming a surprisingly hot holiday destination<p>Boasting some of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders, …

European Travel

America’s Best Little Beach Towns

Tucked between popular Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Carmel, this quiet town is more famous for its butterflies and stray deer than its tourists. You …

Fort Lauderdale

15 pro travel tips no one ever tells you

THE REAL WORLD OF TRAVEL isn’t always glamorous. And while knowing how to take a stunning Insta photo is a skill, it won’t help you when you’ve lost …

Region - Rome - Lazio

Rome and the Lazio region share a nearly 3,000 year history in which wine and food have been an integral part of the culture. Rome has a vibrant wine …

A Writers' Hotel in Marrakesh – Riad Calypso | Travel Writer's Network

‘Literary genius’ is the preferred currency at a stylish<p>New Boutique hotel in Marrakech<p>If your passion is writing, then you have a personal …

Fashion (India)

The world’s 5 most dangerous places to take selfies

1. US National Parks<p>National Parks in the USA are struggling to cope with the impact of bear selfies, a new craze that involves taking a selfie with …

Washington’s Best Lakes

Washington is home to over 8,000 lakes. Thanks to glacier melt, snow melt, and a complex and seemingly endless network of freezing-and-thawing …

15 Reasons to Visit the National Parks This Summer

While National Parks blanket 84.6 million acres, or 3.4 percent, of the United States, if you live in a bustling city, it’s easy to forget they’re …

How to Handle Crisis While Travelling Abroad

Bags are packed, tickets are booked, hotel bookings done, itinerary is ready, you’re ready for the trip of a lifetime, and the last thing that comes …

Luggage

The world's best rooftop restaurants

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TripAdvisor

From bunkers to Blloku: two days in Tirana

Lively Tirana wears its history with pride. It would be easy to mistake Albania’s colourful capital for any modern city in Western Europe – with stilettoed professionals crossing its wide main boulevard to meet for macchiatos in chic cafes. But then you come across an Ottoman-era stone bridge, an …

European Travel

This guy visited 60+ countries since 2008 -- but he doesn't think you should quit your job to travel

Will Hatton, 26, also known as The Broke Backpacker<br>, has been travelling the world since he was 19. A life-changing injury prompted him to book a …

Papua New Guinea

Tourists flock to Madain Saleh, Al-Masmak museum

| <b>Published —</b> Friday 15 July 2016<p>PRIME ATTRACTION: Over 20,000 people visited the UNESCO World Heritage site of Madain Saleh during the recent Eid …

Eid al-Fitr

Day 10 - Jackson Hole and Yellowstone National Park

• Planning a road trip with your dog? Read up on our Dog Friendly Tour of America, for ideas on where to go and what to do while you are there!<p>This is …

National Parks

Was our Groupon deal really a steal?

<i>Two days before Richard Kahn’s trip to Sedona, Ariz., his wife is diagnosed with a brain tumor. But even with a doctor’s note, Groupon says it won’t</i> …

Flying

Take Advantage of These Healthy Travel Upgrades

When we think of “upgrading,” we often think that this means splurging on the unnecessary and the lavish, but sometimes these luxurious upgrades are …

Palo Alto

10 Best Google Maps Tips and Tricks for Android Users of 2017

<b>Google Maps</b> is by far the most accurate, feature-rich and versatile navigation app in the world. With excellent features like Transit, Street View, …

11 Reasons You Should Never Go To an All-Inclusive Resort

An all-inclusive vacation with drinks and food sounds like a traveler’s paradise, but it’s probably a nightmare for your health.<p>Often sought out by …

Nutrition

Ditch Your Sleeping Bag to Camp in an Alpine Hotel Room Without Walls

You don’t need to sleep in a tent to enjoy the great outdoors. Just rent out a hotel bed under the stars. This summer and fall, a pair of artists is …