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Volkswagen makes the world's favorite camper van bigger and better

A year after getting van lifers' minds tingling with the California XXL concept camper, Volkswagen has revealed the production version, the Grand …

Campervans

11 Full-time Travelers Share the Shoes That Have Never Let Them Down

See the sneakers, sandals, and hiking shoes that have stood up to years of exploring.<p>Think about how many steps you take during your normal routine: …

Hiking

I went on a magical trip through Iceland — here's what you should know before you go

Katie Lockhart<p><b>Renting a car is the best way to see the country</b>• <b><br>Watch out for hidden speed cameras, they can lead to big fines</b>• <b><br>Visit the lesser-known</b> …

European Travel

These are 10 of the best rated travel experiences in the world

According to people who have actually done them.<p><b>From climbing the iconic Sydney bridge to witnessing the magic of Canada's Niagra Falls, our bucket lists are continuously expanding.</b><p>With so much to see, do and enjoy across the world, it's tricky to know where to start and which world experiences are</i> …

The 5 Best New Orleans Plantation Tours to Book in 2018

Visitors to New Orleans often want to get out of town to the great Mississippi River Road and see the historic plantations that once dominated the …

35 trips every couple should take in their lifetime

There's nothing quite like travel to put any relationship to the test, no matter whether you and your SO are adventure-seekers, lovers of luxury, or …

101 Of The Best Wedding Tips And Hacks That You'll Wish You Read Sooner

Make your big day go as smoothly as possible.

First time in Singapore? Here are 8 of the top things to do

<b>(CNN) —</b> Singapore is compact -- roughly the same size as New York City -- but the Southeast Asian city-state is brimming with culture, character and plenty of things to do.<p>Bordering the southern tip of Malaysia, just one degree north of the equator, the island of 5.6 million is a destination …

Universal Studios

There’s a 'Secret Versailles' Right Outside Paris — and It's Amazing

Before King Louis XIV set the gold standard for decadent design, there was Vaux-le-Vicomte.<p>It’s hidden in plain sight, in Maincy, less than an hour …

15 Life-changing Trips for Couples

One of the best parts of being in a relationship is having a built-in travel buddy, and one of the best parts of traveling with that built-in buddy …

The Best Flight Deals Right Now Start at $8

If you're more of an "experiences" person rather than a "stuff" person, Black Friday/Cyber Week can still be for you. Namely, airlines are offering …

Air Travel

Fare sale to Hawaii - $337 roundtrip from 7 cities

Fares for winter trips to Hawaii dip below $350 roundtrip…again (Photo of Hanalei Pier, Chris McGinnis)<p><b>If you are thinking about a dive down to the</b> …

The 21 Most Iconic Japanese Landmarks

Shibuya Crossing<p>Often called the world’s busiest pedestrian scramble, Shibuya Crossing has become a symbol of modern Tokyo.<p>Arashiyama Bamboo Grove<p>The …

9 Honeymoon Villas You Won't Believe Are On Airbnb

Whether you plan to splurge on your honeymoon or not, having a five-star-worthy home—or, better yet, a villa—certainly beats vacationing next to strangers at a packed resort.<p>Check out the best in total privacy—at price points for every budget—which you can book on home-sharing sites like Airbnb, …

Costa Rica

Revealed: This is the most beautiful country in the world

Rough Guides asked its readers to vote for the most beautiful country in the world – and it’s hardly surprising to hear that Scotland came right on …

11 Websites That Let You Book Luxury Hotel Rooms for Cheap

These sites let you book five-star hotel rooms for an affordable price.<p>These days, it’s easier than ever to travel for less. With a click or tap of a …

11 Santorini Hotels With Incredible Views

Perched on the Imerovigli hillside, the four-pearl Sophia Luxury Suites is a good choice for travelers looking for a quieter location to enjoy those …

Hiking Trail

Best Travel Gifts for Women in 2018

Looking for travel gifts for her? We’ve put together a list of the <b>best travel gifts for women for 2018</b> whatever your budget. These gifts are sure to …

Shopping

27 Insanely Useful Products That'll Help You Get Through Life

It's the little things (and easy to use products) that really matter.

Travel Tips for First-Time International Travel

So, you've never left the country before, but your sense of wanderlust is strong. Going abroad can feel super intimidating and the process might seem …

27 mouthwatering desserts everyone should try in France

France has always been a leader in the culinary industry. They're known for their breads, cheeses, and haute cuisine, and have done more for the world of food than you can imagine.<p>They perfected many difficult entrees, created several types of wine and Champagne, and, most importantly, invented …

France

Visiting the Louvre Museum Guide: Skip the Line Louvre, Map of Louvre Entrances, Louvre Artwork & Best Louvre Tips

<i>Paris Travel Blog 2018. Last Update: February 2018</i><p>Despite we love to talk about lesser-known places in Paris we understand that Louvre Museum is too …

London's Most Lively Eats

Want your dinner with a little more energy? Head to one of these lively spots.<p>Lahore Kebab House<p>It was a nephew of Mohammad Tayyab (who founded …

If you want the best curry in London then you need to head to this Brick Lane curryhouse

<b>If you’re craving a good curry then there are plenty of options.</b><p>You can’t turn a corner in London without passing a curry house, and most of them are …

Three excellent, less-crowded-than-the-Louvre Paris museums to explore

Despite what the song says, winter isn't the only time it drizzles in Paris. On average, you can expect rain at least one of every three days in the City of Light — and not so light rain, at that.<p>The savvy traveler needs a contingency plan when it's too wet to wander. One solution: ducking into one …

France

Our Favorite Local Bakeries Around the World

Our picks for where to get your cakes, pies, pastries, cookies, bread, and more in these local favorites around the world.<p>Every city has its beloved …

How to Vacation in Paris on a $1,000 Budget. (Including the Flight. Ye

<i>What’s your dream vacation?</i> Glamour <i>asked 1,000 women that question—and then had 13 top travel bloggers plan your most-wanted trips, all for under $1,000! This week, we present everything you need to know about planning your best getaway ever. The final stop: Paris, France</i><p>Paris is the city you most …

France

10 Things No One Tells You About… Paris

Ask an American about traveling to Paris, and you’ll hear the same two complaints: “It’s expensive!” and “The French aren’t friendly!”<p>But with a few …

9 Terrific Sights That Every American Must See In London

You’ve booked the flights, grabbed your umbrella and already started to practice your ‘ello’ guvnor’ to proudly announce your arrival…Yup, you’re on …

Luggage

The 50 best breakfast places in the UK

Felicity Cloake, Phil Daoust, Bob Granleese, Tony Naylor, Marina O'Loughlin, Molly Tait-Hyland and Zoe Williams