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The digital nomad's guide to flying cheap every single time

Every time I board a plane, I’m probably the one who paid the least for his ticket. Not because of luck, but thanks to careful planning and booking.<p>Last year, I flew from Amsterdam to Tokyo and back for only $370.<p>Shocked? Jealous? Don’t be — I’m going to show you exactly how to do it, too.<p>Airfare …

Flying

Here's how ISIS was really founded

<b>(CNN) —</b> Plenty has been said about Donald Trump calling President Barack Obama the "founder of ISIS." The GOP presidential candidate added to the conversation himself on Friday, tweeting that he was being sarcastic when he made the remarks.<p>A day earlier, he told a radio host that Obama deserves …

Islam

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

23 Reasons to Drop Everything and Travel Now

As if we needed more motivation to hit the road, we pulled wise words from travelers past and present on the importance of constantly experiencing …

7 Adventures You Won't Believe You Can Actually Have

<i>Photos Courtesy of Shutterstock</i><p><b>"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~ Mark Twain</b><p>Travelzoo Deal …

'Welcome to Jupiter!' NASA's Juno space probe arrives at giant planet

<b>Jet Propulsion Lab, California (CNN) —</b> NASA says it has received a signal from 540 million miles across the solar system, confirming its Juno spacecraft has successfully started orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.<p>"Welcome to Jupiter!" flashed on screens at mission control at …

Astronomy

Air China/UA/AC low fares USA–Beijing/Chengdu $270 to $550

There are all kinds of low fares today with Air China, Air Canada and United Airlines to Beijing, Chengdu and other places in Southeast Asia. Some of …

25 Parenting Hacks On Instagram That Are Borderline Genius

There's a lot more on Instagram than just selfies.

These 20 photos will make you want to drop everything and go to China

Not all of China is factory’s and pollution; it’s vast and diverse territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on …

Costly Travel Mistakes You Should Stop Making

By: <i>Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: GOLFX/SHUTTERSTOCK (EDITED)</i><p>Let's be honest, a lot of conventional travel wisdom -- from always book your trip early, to exchange currency at the airport -- is out of date in an increasingly digital and connected world. And travelers who still follow such misguided advice …

10 Coolest Vacation Spots to Travel Solo

New Year’s Resolution check-in time: How many of us resolved to travel more often as part of our 2016 plans? And how many of us still have their overnight bags collecting dust on their closet floors? “Travel more” is one of the most popular resolutions to make and one of the easiest to let fall by …

David Bowie changed the very meaning of being a rock star

NEW YORK (AP) — David Bowie made clear, in a way that was exhilarating and sometimes frightening, what every rock star since Elvis Presley and Little …

How to Be a S.M.A.R.T. Traveler in a Danger Zone

For most westerners, terror attacks have been limited to sites with centralized military, economic, or cultural significance. We have forgotten what it was like in the 1970s and 1980s when the Bader Meinhof Group, the Red Brigades, the IRA, and the PLO were routinely attacking civilian targets in …

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

Six Great Solo Travel Destinations

<i>By: Becky Mahan</i><p>Solo travel: you almost certainly know someone who does it, and maybe you've considered it yourself. Whatever your primary travel style, it's worth considering a solo trip at least once in your life. Aside from full-fledged itinerary freedom, traveling "alone" allows you to meet new …

11 French parenting skills you should use with your kids this school year

1.<p>Frustration is a good thing. Let your child experience it. That’s how one truly develop coping skills.<p>2.<p>Patience is a virtue. Teaching children to …

Kids

10 Great American Hikes That (Almost) Anyone Can Do

(Photo: Thinkstock/Purestock)<p>Hiking is the most democratic of American pastimes: Almost everyone can do it, and there's no special equipment necessary. All you need is a pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes and a spirit of discovery. And it's an activity that can be enjoyed nearly year-round, by young …

Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

<i>By Anisha Shah</i><p><b>WHY VISIT AN EMERGING DESTINATION?</b><p>It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps. Places such as the Pacific Islands, Madagascar and …

The 7 Best Spots on Earth for Stargazing

By Teresa Bitler for ShermansTravel<p>Remember when it seemed like you could reach up and touch the Milky Way, the ribbon of stars that make up our galaxy? Thanks to light pollution, it's becoming harder and harder to see -- unless you get yourself out to dark and remote locales. Here are seven …

Nick Offerman: What I’m Thankful For

I would like to offer my gratitude for the writing of Kentucky agrarian, Wendell Berry. His essays, poetry and fiction have fertilized a crop of …

Comedy

Top 10: Things to Do in Ireland in Fall

Harvest festivals, music, and ghost tours are the highlight of fall season on the Emerald Isle.<p>Festivals and events highlight the fall season in Ireland. Get out and enjoy harvest fairs, traditional music and arts, guided weekend walks, creepy ghost tours, and much more.<p>Tour the Tombs at Glasnevin …

Best Fall Trips 2014

The end of the bustling summer tourist season kicks off one of the best times of the year to travel. Whether you’re up for adventure, relaxation, or something in between, check out our editors’ list of 10 best fall trips for inspired ideas. —Maryellen Kennedy Duckett

5 overlooked world treasures | CNN Travel

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are produced at various altitudes by different atmospheric gases, with blue light emitted by nitrogen and green by oxygen. Red …