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What The Heck Is A 'Sister City' Anyway?

"Sister cities" are a cool, but very odd, concept here in the U.S. Though we've heard of them, we've always wondered what the heck a sister city really is.<p>According to Sister Cities International, the program was introduced at a White House conference by President Eisenhower in 1956. The idea, …

How to Book Your Next Award Flight Like a Pro

<i>Robert Scoble / Flickr</i><p>The difficulty in finding and booking award travel is one of the primary reasons travelers often grow disaffected with airline loyalty programs. If the miles can't be used, then what good are they? Even carriers that promise more award availability than their competitors …

How To Use Your Cell Phone Internationally

Using your cell phone internationally can lead to exorbitant bills if you're not careful. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you stay connected to friends and family while traveling--without paying more than you have to.<p><b>UNLOCK YOUR GSM PHONE</b><p>Not all cell phones will work in every …

10 Places Where Summer Lasts Longer

Labor Day has come and gone, and the official end of summer is here, but that doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to warm weather. For those who want to enjoy every possible minute of fun in the sun, these destinations will make you forget all about the changing of the season. Perhaps there's no …

7 Shameless Ways To Get An Upgrade

Want an upgrade? The key is availability: All upgrades are based on it. They're also, largely, based on loyalty status. But even if you do belong to your airline's or hotel's loyalty program, you're still competing with countless other travelers for the same upgrade. To rise above the pack, it'll …

How Sky Chefs Make Up for Dwindling In-Flight Meal Services

Even when you can’t get a meal in the sky, you could be enjoying top quality airplane food on the ground.<p>With airlines increasingly trimming in-light …

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

7 Beach Destinations You Haven't Tried Yet

When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we'll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. But once you've been to Cancun, or Montego Bay, or any other well-touristed beach spot, you may be more interested in heading somewhere a tad more …

@NatGeoTravel Staff Picks: Best Fall Trips

With the changing of the seasons comes a change in where we as travelers set our sights on going. Inspired by our l<b>atest list of best fall trips</b>, Nat Geo Travel staffers shared their own favorite autumn escapes.<p><b>Here’s a dozen to get you dreaming about your next adventure, near or far:</b><p>“Call me a …

Hop To: 11 Top Breweries for Your Worldwide Boozy Bucket List

"Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health." Wise words from former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and three perfectly good reasons to drink beer. We're wondering: Did he ever make it to Oktoberfest?<p>In honor of this beer-loving German celebration, …

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10 Things You Don't Know About NYC (Even if You Live There!)

We found the wild, weird and wonderful not-so-known sights, sounds and flavors of The Big Apple! Even if you are a New Yorker -- we bet you don't know most of these!<p><b>There is a dirty rectangle on the ceiling of Grand Central Station.</b> When the ceiling of the main concourse was restored in 1994-98, a …

Seven of the Best Exclusive Lodges in Africa

<b>Each of these private lodges, which are solely for exclusive use, are the perfect location for families and friends who want a home away from home within a magnificent setting.</b><p><b>Leobo Private Reserve</b><p><b>LIMPOPO, SOUTH AFRICA</b><p>Amidst the scenic Waterberg Mountains, 20,000-acre Leobo Private Reserve is the …

Chicken Gyro Grilled Cheese (aka The Gyro Melt)

<b>Prep Time</b>:<p>5 minutes <b>Cook Time</b>:<p>10 minutes <b>Total Time</b>:<p>15 minutes <b>Servings</b>: 1<p>A massive grilled cheese sandwich with all of the flavours of a gyro including …