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The world's most fascinating abandoned islands

Nothing captures the imagination quite like an abandoned place. The search term “abandoned places near me” has soared since 2014 and there's even a name for it: “ruin porn”.<p>So check nobody is looking and sneek a peek at these fascinating islands...<p>Hashima Island/Gunkanjima, Japan<p>James Bond fans …

25 Libraries Every Voracious Reader Must Absolutely Visit

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Genealogy

The World's Favorite Hotel Costs Just $99 a Night (Yes, Really)

We're used to seeing overwater bungalows in Bora Bora or treehouse villas in Costa Rica top the list of the best hotels in the world, but Trip …

Costa Rica

11 spectacular waterfalls in the US you need to see in your lifetime

With all due respect to TLC, you should definitely, <i>definitely</i> go chasing waterfalls.<p>There's pretty much nothing more stunning than cascading water …

Hiking

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

National Parks

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

How to claim compensation when a flight is delayed

<b>What are the rules on delays?</b><p>If you are departing from an EU airport on any airline, or arriving at an EU airport on an EU carrier (this includes Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) you are entitled to care and compensation under EU Regulation 261/2004 for a delayed arrival time of more than three …

How to Get Every Free Thing Coming to You During a Hotel Stay

Hotels are expensive. Like break-the-bank expensive. Even staying on the cheap -- in a small town no one’s ever heard of or at a resort during the …

Headphones

Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money in 2017

It's National Plan For Vacation Day. So what are you waiting for?<p>Expert travelers like flight attendants and frequent fliers know that foreign …

Hacking

There may be no “best day” to book, but there are tricks to saving on flights

Every so often research comes out telling travellers the best day to book a flight. But with constant fluctuations in prices – and so much depending on your destination – there are no hard and fast rules. Thankfully, there’s always some advice that helps, and Kayak’s latest research can offer a …

How Well Do You Know UNESCO World Heritage Sites?

From Incan ruins to Chinese temples, UNESCO’s got it covered<p>In 1978, when the United Nations Scientific, Educational, and Cultural Organization …

11 Natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Should Visit

I’ve written a couple of posts about little-known UNESCO Sites that I think everyone should visit because of how important I believe them to be when …

Summer Vacation

Napa Valley: Insider’s guide to splurge-worthy getaway deals

Napa Valley’s world-class wine, food and landscapes draw some 3.5 million visitors a year to its wineries, restaurants and inns. But these days, a …

Napa Valley

Could this little town in Pennsylvania be the new capital of American pizza?

A few miles outside of Scranton lies the tiny town of Old Forge, Pennsylvania. With a population of only 8000, to say that Old Forge is off the beaten path is an understatement. But those who have tried the community’s unique version of the pizza pie keep coming back for more.<p>Just one thing: don’t …

The 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

The restaurant reservations website's users helped compile this list of eateries with the best views.<p>Today, OpenTable released their list of the most …

One Crucial Item to Pack the Next Time You Fly

At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our …

Pictures of the Week 8.10.17

The Judge Just Dismissed DJ's Lawsuit Against Taylor Swift

But it's not over yet.<p>DENVER (AP) — Taylor Swift teared up and hugged her attorneys after a judge determined a former radio host did not prove she personally set out to have him fired for allegedly groping her at a photo op before a concert. But the singer's ordeal isn't over quite yet.<p>While U.S. …

The Very Human Return of Kesha

After a public legal and personal struggle, the pop star is back with Rainbow, an album that blends fantasy fun and bummer reality.

26 stunning natural wonders everyone should see in their lifetime

There may only be seven official natural wonders of the world, but there are plenty more breathtaking natural sights all over the globe worth …

10 Most Beautiful National Parks on Earth Nature Lovers Must Visit

1. Lake District National Park, England<p>Located in a region that inspired artists and writers like J.M.W. Turner, William Wordsworth and Beatrix …

The Most Beautiful Small Town In Every State

Why yes, we would love to reside in a place where we can pan for sapphires.<p>There's always something to see in a big city, but sometimes, you want a slower pace. Thankfully, the United States boasts some incredible small towns. Whether you want to brush up on history or go where everyone will know …

New Jersey

area parks that are off the beaten path

A few days of great weather (okay, weeks) and our thoughts immediately turn to the outdoors. With amazing parks like Klyde Warren, the Arboretum, and …

Hiking

10 best places to camp across Texas and near San Antonio

Whether you’re a mountain fanatic, beach bum, or canyon lover, Texas has some of the most unique and diverse types of land when it comes to outdoor …

Hiking

The Best Camping Sites to Visit (and What to Eat Once You're There)

Ah, camping. We’ve already discussed its more glamorous sister glamping, but some weekends call for roasting marshmallows over a fire, sleeping in a …

Blue Ridge Mountains