Smit Patel

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10 Affordable Countries That Are Budget Travelers Dream

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. Well, that effort will be to …

The Best Beaches In The World

27 reasons to drop everything and book your summer vacation now.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South …

Revealed: the world’s least and most 'touristy' countries

If you’d prefer not to be rubbing shoulders with other tourists on holiday, head to Bangladesh.<p>The South Asian nation is the world’s least 'touristy' destination, according to data obtained by the World Bank.<p>That data was analysed by Priceonomics, which compared the number of tourists arriving in …

World Bank

The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016

Though you'll probably want to move to the one nicknamed "9,000 feet above stress level."<p>The Smithsonian just released its annual list of the best small towns in America, and this year's roundup is bound to give you intense wanderlust.

National Parks

How to Become an Airline Pilot

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Employment

Military and opposition up pressure on Pakistani PM Sharif

A military operation in Pakistan's Punjab Province has politically cornered PM Sharif, whereas the Panama Papers' revelations have further damaged …

Vietnam’s Bikini Airline Proves Unsurprisingly Profitable

VietJet Air, Vietnam’s only privately-owned airlines, has worked up quite a stir in the aviation industry with its young, attractive, bikini-clad …

14 Mind-Blowing Historical Locations For Your Bucket List

<b>The world is full of incredible ancient places, some are known by millions and global icons, others are obscure, hidden and forgotten by all except the most geeky history buff. For the cultural traveller there is so much to explore that you'll have to put the effort in to discover everything. But</b> …

Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com.

The home of over 5.1 million full archive pages of <b>The Philadelphia Inquirer</b> and <b>Philadelphia Daily News</b> print editions<p>Search and browse our historical …

NBA

Travel Hacks: 8 Ways To Vacation Like A VIP At A Fraction Of The Cost

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Hacking

Passport to the World

An Interview with Inspirato Member Justin Zinser<p>In a world defined by borders, a passport is the most powerful tool at our disposal. It is our permission to explore, our encouragement to experience, and the key to making lasting memories. But while a passport can get you there, it can’t plan your …

12 ways to get paid to travel the world

But what if you could travel and not spend a dime? What if you could even get paid?<p>Many would jump at the opportunity to experience new cultures, traverse through beautiful landscapes, and satisfy their insatiable wanderlust.<p>We've compiled 12 ways for just about anyone to get their golden ticket to …

5 apps to help you have an awesome solo vacation

A few years ago in Venice, I met an old Peruvian woman backpacking around Europe. She had always wanted to visit the continent, but was continually waiting on other people to accompany her. That month, she realized that she would always be waiting on other people, so why not just… go by herself? …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

50 Must-See Documentaries, Selected by 10 Influential Documentary Filmmakers

How to get a handle on documentary film? Given not just the quantity but the wide variety of works in the field, with all their vast differences in …

Filmmaking

INTERIORS: Ryanair's passenger experience journey

Europe’s largest short-haul airline Ryanair was once a byword for cheap fares and indifferent customer service. Its extensive route network often …

Let BBC’s ‘Incarnations: India in 50 Lives’ Wash Over You

BBC’s Incarnations: India in 50 Lives has released its full 50 episodes for download. You can also subscribe in iTunes. Last year the first 25…The …

How to travel in an extravagant $23k airline suite for $108

There are people who hunt for airfare bargains, and then there is Sam Huang. Huang is in another league.<p>Huang runs a site called TopMiles, wherein he documents his wanderlust and provides tips and tricks to navigating the travel landscape. He goes on incredible frugally-minded excursions from time …

9 of the world's best urban beaches

Rachel Beard seeks out the best of the bunch, from a hammock-strung stretch of sand in Philly to a floating swimming pool in Berlin.

Europe's Most Picturesque Coast (That's Actually Affordable)

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: leoks/Shutterstock</i><p>The words "Amalfi Coast" probably conjure up images of luxe vacationers wearing $400 sandals and sipping rosé as they sit cliffside carrying on about "la dolce vita." And you'd be partly right. This gorgeous stretch of coast in Southern Italy near Naples …

13 more European cities you never thought to visit (but really should)

The West is not responsible for jihadist violence – Islamist ideology is

Last Thursday (24 March) US President Barack Obama visited a memorial to the victims of Argentina's so-called 'dirty war'. He made a speech at the …

This website finds airfare "mistakes" so we can fly for super cheap

Winter is over. That means that Spring and Summer are both coming, and the sunshine and warm weather can’t get here soon enough. Once that rolls …

Flying

Cheap Air Tickets You're Probably Missing Out On and How to Find Them

So here’s how I got a $1,265 air ticket for $535.<p>I was trying to book a three-way trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco, on to Chicago and then back to L.A. I ruled out airlines with no non-stops in my time frame, which left United and American. The total fare came to $1,265 in economy class on …

This British Woman Tried to Swim to Her Cruise Ship After It Left Port

She's currently recovering from hypothermia after an ill-advised late night swim.<p>British retirees Susan and Michael Brown recently signed up for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday—40 days onboard the cruise ship <i>Marco Polo</i>, stopping in ports like St. Lucia, the Azores, and Barbados. However, the dream …

Venona: Soviet Espionage and the American Response, 1939-1957

Last year the National Security Agency, the chief American signal intelligence organization, released hundreds of decryptions of intercepted "Venona" …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Alaska volcano eruption less intense but plume forces more flight cancellations

An Alaska volcano kept pumping out new ash on Tuesday that could threaten aircraft, but it came in smaller amounts at lower heights, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.<p>Alaska volcano spews ash cloud stretching 400 miles, grounding flights<p>Read more<p>Pavlof volcano, 625 miles south-west of …

Geology

Can Any War Be "Just"? Vietnam War in Rare Photos.

March 29th is Vietnam War Veterans Day. It is also designated for official commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. On March 29th, …

Vietnam

This Is What Palmyra Looks Like After Being Recaptured From ISIS

Historians had feared the worst when the ancient city was overtaken, but new photos show many of its ancient structures have survived.

Timeless images of Jerusalem at the end of Ottoman rule

Ottoman Jerusalem<p>The final days of 400 years of Turkish rule<p>c. 1900<p>In its millennia of history, the inhabitants and rulers of the city of Jerusalem …

Israel