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The 9 Factors Everyone Considers When Booking a Flight

Cost is one of the more important factors for travelers when looking to book and buy air travel, and flyers want to have a good idea of what their …

Exploring Canada’s Extremes

Five stunning national parks await beyond North America's 49th parallel. But beware: you'll face shifting ice, mercurial weather, and polar bears if you take this path less traveled.<p>Want to get off the tourist-beaten track? Then look no farther than our northern neighbor, where a string of five …

Hiking

Lindblad-National Geographic, a Ten-Year Expedition of Inspiration and Discovery

<i>Posted by David Braun of National Geographic. This post originally appeared on National Geographic NewsWatch.</i><p><i>Sven Lindblad in Lindblad Cove, Antarctica, 2011.</i><p><b>Ten years ago Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society joined forces to inspire, illuminate, and teach the world through</b> …

Travel Photography

6 Worst Travel Nightmares! (And How to Make Them Go Away)

Photo courtesy of Michaeljung/Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.<p>Relax! Budget Travel's common-sense tips will help banish even the worst-ever travel nightmares.<p>For a few unlucky travelers, vacation can feel a little like that bad dream where you're walking the halls of …

Which Nations' World Cup Fans Party the Hardest?

By Jonathan Shannon, CNTraveler.com<p>It's always a good time when one of these national soccer teams are playing. Watch the World Cup with these fantastic fans, ideally in their home country. From Brazil's wild, samba-dancing bunch to Germany's "fan mile," we track down the nations that take World …

Track Down

Jimmy Chin on What It Takes to Ski the Grand in the Tetons

<i>See more photos like these in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery.</i><p><i>Plan a long weekend in Jackson, Wyoming.</i><p>We generally think of Jimmy Chin as an amazing photographer and climber. But his first love is skiing, stemming back to making turns in jeans as a kid in Minnesota. He went on to ski Everest. …

In Transit. In Angkor Wat.

It was a quarter to four in the morning, and as the city groaned with damp, pink light at its far edge, my friend and I made our way drowsily to the taxi we had hired just five hours earlier. We moved past a steady trickle of tuk tuks and motorbikes that tugged plumes of colored dust along the side …

Asia Travel

10 Things To See If You Visit Ghana

If the World Cup has taught us anything about travel so far, it's that we're still not very well-versed in Africa's diversity.<p>Delta Air Lines caused a kerfuffle on Monday when, in a congratulatory tweet to the United States men's national soccer team, the airline included a photo of a giraffe to …

New 7 Wonders vs. Ancient 7 Wonders

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

New Business Class Airline Looks to Class Up NYC-Paris Air Travel

A new business class airline wants to reinvent the way business travelers fly from New York City to Paris.<p>The carrier La Compagnie will launch this …

The 25 Most Popular Tourist Attractions In The US

And the No. 1 tourist attraction in the U.S. is Gettysburg National Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, which sees well over 1 million visitors each year. Several states were represented on the list this year, but six of the attractions are in Washington, D.C.<p>To determine these awards, TripAdvisor …

San Francisco

My Sustainable Travel Manifesto

Some people look for the pool. Others head to the concierge.<p>Me? The very first thing I do when I arrive at a hotel is stand in the lobby and take a visual 360.<p>Can I tell what country I’m in (or even what continent I’m on) from the décor, the staff uniforms, the architecture? If not, I head for the …

A Classic Road Trip from Utah to Arizona

Hit six classic national parks in a ten-day, 862-mile epic through the best canyons in the Southwest.<p><b>Packing List</b>: Light hikers, mountain bike, extra camera memory cards<p><b>Highlights</b>: At the Grand Canyon, skip the crowded South Rim and drive to the 8,000-foot North Rim. Give yourself two nights and a …

National Parks

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

National Parks

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Lonely Planet's Best in Europe 2014

Are you packing your bags for Europe this summer, or still just fantasizing about it? Either way, you’ll be spoiled for choice when you cast your eyes over our irresistible expert picks.<p>While our Best in Travel 2014 already touted Paris’ urban renaissance, Scotland’s many events, and Yorkshire’s …