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Why You Should Travel Solo At Least Once

<b>"Don't be scared to walk alone. Don't be scared to like it." John Mayer</b><p>Three years ago, you couldn't pay me to travel <i>anywhere</i> by myself, and getting on a plane to go abroad solo was definitely out of the question.<p>It's funny how time changes things and us, and the things you never saw yourself doing …

10 Best Island Getaways for 2015

If you were looking for an extra excuse to plan that coveted island getaway, 2015 delivers many motivations to fly off somewhere remote, exotic, and …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

10 Botanical Gardens with Wow-Factor Winter Transformations

For nature lovers in search of a quick winter fix, these 10 nationwide botanical gardens boast wonderful winter transformations. Exhibits such as …

The Future of Travel Is About Connecting the Digital With the Physical

Good museums and attractions aren’t in competition with the digital realm.<p>The better ones embrace the capabilities of mobile devices and …

2015 Travel Must Dos

2015 can't come quick enough, I am ready to go!<p>Every year around this time, many of us avid travelers start looking at destinations for the coming year. For us, this started decades ago when their Bucket Lists were just being formed; and the current process has me personally surveying a dozen or so …

The 12 Best Travel Drone Videos of 2014

We have been pretty hot on drone videos in travel over the last year, and we believe aerial drone videos can change people’s perspectives on …

New Years Travel Resolutions for 2015

If you’re like me, you’re beginning the new year with a long list of self-improvement goals. Here are my top seven.<p><b>I’m going to get the most out of</b> …

Why You Don't Need a lot of Money to Travel

<i>Note: Since I originally wrote this article, I have booked a flight from Dallas to Dubai for 300 bucks using a resource mentioned below.</i><p>I often hear people say the reason they don't travel as much as they would like is because "it's too expensive."<p>Hearing this gets me excited because:<p>A) Challenges …

Deal Experts' 2015 Travel Plans

Costa Rica (image courtesy of Stephen Aviano)<p>Resolve to give your passport a workout in 2015. Travelzoo's Deal Experts sure are. We've rounded up the trips we're most excited to take in the new year as a little bit of inspiration. See you at the airport!<p><b>Sun, Sand and Big Skies</b><p>"For 2015 I plan on …

Take the Best Nighttime Photo of Your Life

Great nighttime shots—the ones with crystal-clear stars and the Milky Way practically jumping off the screen—are always a big hit on Instagram. But how do you capture one for yourself? You can’t just point your camera at the stars and hope to get lucky. A great starscape captures more than the eye …

Landscape Photography

How to Get Over Your Post-travel Blues

<i>kokorowashinjin / Shutterstock</i><p>Returning home after spending a few years living abroad, or even a few weeks traveling, offers much to celebrate. You have a sense of humor now that you're able to crack jokes in your native tongue (being sarcastic in a foreign language is difficult). You can binge eat …

Richard's Picks: The 6 Best Places for 2015 -- Can You Guess?

So, once again we raked the globe, dug into the sands, felt the heartbeats, swayed the stages, and lazed in the marvels. Over the months of Sundays we've surveyed over 190 countries, but we do not choose a "best" because "it is a super place," and certainly not because it has fabulous resorts or …

2015 Travel Resolutions You Can Actually DO

2015. A Clean slate.<p>Every year we make resolutions. Every year most of us break them.<p>Travelers are a different breed, however; we usually follow through. Even when we have more will than wallet, we figure out a way to wherever it is we really want to go.<p>In fact, for serious travelers, …

7 Outstanding Language-Learning Apps and Websites

Speaking the local language—or at least knowing some basic phrases—is one of the best ways for travelers to tap into foreign cultures. In countries …

Language Learning

19 global events worth traveling for in 2015 | CNN Travel

The Selfie Stick Was One of the Holidays' Hottest Gifts

Oxford Dictionaries made “selfie” the word of the year in 2013. U.S. consumers responded by making the selfie stick the gift of the year in …

Twitter Chat Recap: Ways to Travel Better

If you didn't catch the latest T+L Twitter Chat on Ways to Travel Better, we have the best tips, tricks, and trends right here:<p>[<a …

Top 15 International Destinations for 2015

Every New Year's resolution involves three key ingredients -- the commitment to better one's self, the passion to try something new, and the inevitable promise to venture beyond one's comfort zone -- and no one act accomplishes those goals more than international travel.<p>With 2015 on the horizon, …

7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time.<p>We asked the pros at CheapAir -- and sifted through our favorite hacks -- for 7 tricks that will make 2015 the year you FINALLY get out there, and on a trip …

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

How to Pack Light Luggage for Vacation

If editing fashion has taught me anything, its how to pack in a carry-on and ensure everything inside works for any occasion on tap. I never check a bag, unless it's my skis, which ensures I'm never stuck without a toothbrush or bikini should my bag miss its connection.<p>How do I do this? Stick with …

The 10 most elite vacation destinations in the US

For most people, a weekend getaway amounts to slugging beers at the beach or fishing at a nearby lake. And if you're really gonna splurge, you fill …

Jackson Hole

Mathematician Suggests New Way Get To Mars On A Budget

Sometimes the cheapest distance between two points is not a straight line<p>In 1991, Japan's budding space agency sent its first spacecraft to the moon: Hiten, alongside a smaller orbiter named Hagamoro. Hagamoro was supposed to orbit the moon, but mission control lost contact with it after it …

Space Exploration