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6 airline industry secrets that will help you fly like a pro

Airline workers have a lot of tricks up their sleeves that could help you book a better, cheaper flight, avoid sitting next to babies, and more! Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Airline workers reveal 6 industry secrets to fly like a pro.<p>1. The best time to book your ticket: 2:30 p.m. E.T. on …

Flying

25 U.S. Attractions Everyone Should Visit in Their Lifetime

From ruins of ancient civilizations to Revolutionary War monuments, there are many attractions that celebrate the unique history of the US. The …

Take These 9 Vacations Before You Have Kids

Sure, traveling with a baby can be all kinds of wonderful, but there are some adventurous rips that are better taken before growing your family.<p>By …

Anthony Bourdain Loves This One City More Than Anywhere Else

From the man who's seen it all.<p>It seems Anthony Bourdain has visited every city on Earth, and for him, one stands out far above the rest. The chef-turned-TV personality discussed his number one pick in a recent interview with Maxim.<p>“I went to Tokyo the first time and my head kind of exploded,” he …

Japan

Want to Avoid Other Tourists When You Travel? Here's Where to Go

Travelers have clocked 369 million international trips so far this year, an incredible sum equal to nearly 1.6 million trips per day. Year to date, …

30 Easy, Safe and Fun Destinations for Your First Solo Adventure

Lima, Peru was my first destination as a solo traveler a few years ago when I was a senior in college. I actually stopped there on my way to Brazil …

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years

A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American …

If You Missed This Year’s Eclipse, Chase Another

Starting in 2019, there will be other opportunities to catch totality—or see it again if you’re hooked.<p>Eclipse chasers may seem a little intense—they …

Hot Springs

How Much It Costs to Take an Epic 2,400 Mile Road Trip on Route 66

"If you ever plan to motor West, take the highway that is …

2017 Travel Awards: 50 Reasons to Explore the West Now

Girls’ Weekend<p>Maybe the outdoors is already your soul space. Maybe you just suspect it could be. Either way, REI Outessa retreats are a great way to …

Here's Why You Should Drop Everything and Visit London's West End

If you're looking to stay in a London neighborhood that has it all, the West End should be top of your list. Complete with glamorous restaurants, …

Disney World Debuts a Cool New Glamping Retreat

The new villas and cabins are bringing rustic-chic luxury to the Magic Kingdom.<p>The most magical place on Earth is embracing the great outdoors with …

Can you afford to fly first class?

Posted By Jon Nickel-D'Andrea on Aug 13, 2017 | 3 comments<p>It happens every time. Every single time we’re sitting in first class, someone that’s …

The Most Luxurious (but Sneakily Affordable) Vacation Spots Across The Globe

Good news: A trip abroad doesn’t necessarily mean you have to cut the luxe out of your stay.<p>You want all the “Roman Holiday” Audrey Hepburn vacation vibes (oversize sunnies, silk scarf, vintage convertible), but let’s be real: You’re going to have to pick and choose between lavish splurges in a …

European Travel

On Safari in Uganda? Stop in Kampala First

Before taking a small plane to one of Uganda’s 10 national parks (for game drives, gorilla trekking, walking safaris, and the like), visitors typically fly into Entebbe, about 30 miles from Kampala, the nation’s capital. Many tourists treat their night or two in the country’s only densely populated …

Iceland's '5 Million Star Hotel' Lets You Sleep in a Bubble Under the Northern Lights

Why let a roof and walls get in the way?<p>Glimpsing the aurora borealis—better known as the Northern Lights—requires only geographical knowledge and a bit of luck, when it comes to the weather. Your options for viewing the once-in-a-lifetime wonder are many these days, but most require you to trek …

19 famous hotels from films you can actually spend the night in

Staying in a five-star hotel is the epitome of luxury travel, and choosing a hotel with celebrity status can make a holiday a truly unique experience.<p>Luckily, there are a number of film-featured hotels that you can actually spend the night in.<p>Some have become as — if not more — famous then the …

New York City

Sustainable Luxe: 5 Hotels Doing it Right

At these dreamy destinations, luxury goes hand in hand with the three pillars of sustainability.<p>Smart travelers now expect some elements of sustainability when they travel—and welcome it when it goes beyond picking up towels and reusable soap containers. As Keith Bellows, former editor in chief of</i> …

Carnival around the World

While people in Germany’s carnival strongholds of Cologne and Mainz argue about whether they’re supposed to shout “Alaaf” or “Helau”, carnival …

An American Traveling to Havana: What You Need to Know

Americans can travel to Cuba, you just need to know how. With a little guidance being able to drink mojitos, learn to salsa and explore the streets …

Havana

The Moroccan town drenched in blue

When the townswomen gave their drab village a makeover, it turned Chefchaouen into one of the most unlikely – and successful – destinations in Morocco.

The Brain

6 bucket list adventures you can actually afford

Achieving your dreams before you metaphorically kick the bucket shouldn’t have to mean spending your kids’ inheritance in one fell swoop.Sure, a …

Puerto Rico

A first-timer’s guide to Barbados

It’s my first evening, on my first trip to Barbados. As I’d imagined for months, I’m drinking a local Mount Gay Rum cocktail, overlooking a white …

Barbados

Cheap and Deep: How to make Reykjavik, Iceland, a reality

If Iceland isnt on your bucket list, youre doing it wrong. Between fjords, volcanoes, hot springs, Reykjaviks legendary nightlife and its massive …

European Travel

How to catch the northern lights

Of all the stunning natural phenomena, the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, might be the most spectacular. The northern lights …

Northern Lights

Still kicking: Route 66's glory days live on along colorful stretch of Arizona

Angel Delgadillo can still visualize the glory days of his youth, when he'd use the headlights of cars traveling along Route 66 to make shadow puppets on the modest storefronts of his small Arizona town.<p>He also remembers the darker days — just after a leg of nearby Interstate 40 opened to the …

The Most Beautiful Roads In America

Take the long way home.<p>Pavement meanders through all 50 of these United States, from the hardwood forests of Vermont to the craggy coast of California's Big Sur. Most of it goes somewhere; some of it goes nowhere. The roads on these pages are a few of our backcountry favorites. They're not always …

Fourth of July travel: Take along these apps to rock your summer trip

It’s July, which means it’s time to hit the road.<p>Which means it’s time to hit the apps that make hitting the road easier, and more of an …

9 podcasts to listen to on your summer road trip

Winter may be coming to <i>Game of Thrones</i>, but in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is near. The temperature is rising, the beaches are crowding and …

Making a Murderer

Must-See Stops Along California's Route 1

Road trippers will find sun, sand, and surf along the Pacific Coast Highway.<p>The southernmost stretch of fabled coastal Route 1 strings together everything that makes Southern California, well, “SoCal”: surf breaks and seaside mountains, offbeat beach towns and sprawling suburbs, old Spanish history …