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Best Places to Travel in November

November marks the start of the holiday travel season, but don’t assume that any trip you take this month has to be either stressful or family-related (or both). It’s a terrific time to take an off-season jaunt to a few unexpected places—the best of which we’ve rounded up below. Don’t forget, too, …

This guy used a frequent-flyer loophole to take a $60,000 trip in a first-class suite on Emirates — here's what it was like

Travel blogger Sam Huang recently cashed in his Alaska Airlines frequent-flyer miles for a $60,000 trip around the world, and luckily he took plenty of pictures documenting what it was like.<p>"Unlimited Dom Perignon, wild caviar, and a shower spa while flying 40,000 feet in the air — it's no wonder …

The World's 50 Best Bars for 2015 Announced: London's Artesian Tops List Four Years in a Row

Alex Kratena and his team at Artesian have done it again. The acclaimed cocktail bar at Langham London has won the top spot at <i>Drinks International’s</i> annual competition—The World’s 50 Best Bars. It’s their fourth (impressive) win in a row.<p>Artesian, The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, and Nightjar all …

San Francisco

Always Learning: New York City Edition

• Hidden gems behind christmas lights.<br>• The guy at Tazza who never smiles, can. (Nobody thought that was possible, but I made it happen.)<br>• A person can …

Always Learning: Nightmare Edition (AKA Philadelphia)

• Never check into Airbnb when one is on a schedule. It is not a hotel, there is no one on site to help.<br>• Spooky basements look worse at night.<br>• Having a …

Alway Learning: Hong Kong/Macau Edition

Travel is always an adventure. One never knows what will occur. One thing is certain, knowledge is gained from the traveling bumps.<p>Things I learned …

Always Learning: San Francisco Edition

• Never, ever forget to pack a spare set of clothes in your “personal item”. (One’s carry on might be gate checked.)<br>• When there is pandemonium at the …

Lemonade Anyone?

Thursday was a lemon. Friday in Philly called for lemonade.<p>Philadelphia is home to a famous movie icon, Rocky Balboa. It was quite obvious what we …

The Storm Continues

Thursday was not the best day. At 4:30pm in the afternoon, we really didn’t think things could get worse.<p>Due to the circumstances we were in, …

When It Rains It Pours

Some people don’t believe in luck. I’m not one of them. Travel bumps sometimes just come down to bad luck. There is nothing you can do. Things just …

They Are Selling More Than a Bridge in Brooklyn

There are lots of popular destinations around the world, and New York City ranks right up there. At any given moment, one can hear and see the …

Good Bye Joaquin, Hello Times Square

New York is one of the best cities in the world to walk around. There is also subways, taxis, and buses, but nothing really beats using your own two …

Keep Moving

It has been a busy couple of weeks, and things are not slowing down. Luckily, I have multiple travel models on these trips to entertain the …

Activities by the Bay

A glass box is set up on Justin Herman Plaza from September 25th-29th. To some it is recognizable as a squash court, to others, it is just one of …

Staying Sharp

Travel is always interesting. From incredible sights to encountering bumps, there is always a spectrum of things for one to experience.<p>San Francisco …

Accidental Sightseeing

The great thing about traveling is sightseeing. It is even a better experience when ones comes across things they heard about, and had no idea they …

Zipper Pockets

Smart phones have become a central part of many people lives. It contains mass amounts of information, and is more than just a communication device. …

Hills, Hills and More Hills

San Francisco is a beautiful city. It is surrounded by water, which makes for some stunning scenery. It is also full of hills.<p>Squash has been rated …

Staying Awake

Jet lag has its good and bad points. It can get one out and about, out of the fear of going to sleep at 5pm. It can also make for some bad decisions, …

Home is Where the Bumps Are

Foreign travel is seen by many as containing many bumps. New cultures, languages, food, customs are just a few of the bumps that one encounters when …

Where is she staying? That isn't the event hotel #whereisalisonwaters #squash #macau #salmingsquash

Dangers Abound

People just assume that athletes only injure themselves during training or performing in one’s sport. Truth is, accidents can occur anywhere.<p>Tennis …

Not just casinos #macau #squash #taipavillage

USA TODAY's Travel blog

I forgot to pack extra clothes in my carry on, Alaska airlines forgot to load the baggage. Whoops. #travelingbump #alaskaairlines #lostluggage #sfo #sanfrancisco

Bag didn't come by 12, had to do some quick shoppng. #alaskaairlines #unionsquare #sanfrancisco #clothesneeded

Needed bag by 12, came at 2 @AlaskaAir #shopping #jetlag #nothingmatches #finallyhere http://t.co/tYhZKyFmta

Went for a walk #sanfrancisco #alcatraz #goldengatebridge #palaceoffinearts #fightingjetlag

Good Morning #sanfrancisco #views #pacificheights #goldengatebridge #alcatraz #starbucks #jackhammering

Delay, Delay, Delay

When one travels long distances and has multiple trips in a short period of time, logistics is important. So when one books a flight, then gets a …