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See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

National Geographic Travel

The best place to travel every month of the year

We teamed up with Kayak to find the best international destination to visit each month of the year.<p>Kayak calculated the median monthly airfare and median hotel rates for four-star properties in multiple destinations around the world. Activities and weather were also taken into consideration.<p>Here is …

Air Travel

14 things us Portuguese always have to explain to foreigners

1. We aren’t rude just because we don’t say please and thank you as much as you.<p>We may go to a bakery and directly ask, “<i>Ó vizinha, pode dar-me four</i> …

Cristiano Ronaldo

10 Most Popular (+ Safest) Countries To Travel Solo

Is that "Travel" Pinterest board reaching an astronomical number of pins? Has another year has passed without that passport even being been touched? There's no time like the present, ladies! If you are planning on embarking on a solo trip or are just toying with the idea, know that you are going to …

European Travel

A man who traveled to every country in the world before turning 40 reveals what inspired him to start his journey

His love for travel started at a young age.<p>Garfors' father was a doctor on a cruise ship that sailed around the Pacific Ocean.<p>At the time, he was just 3 years old — too young to read — so his father would send cassette tapes to him and his brother in their home in Norway in which he recorded …

Central Asia

Life on the Water or Life in the Trees? The Best Two Ways to Explore the Amazon River

The Amazon to me has always been sort of a mythical, exotic place I had heard about first as a young child. I had always been told stories about the rare species of plants and animals that can only be found there and have magical healing properties. Most of the cures to our Earth's diseases have …

South America

10 New Rules For Finding Cheap Flights

It seems as if someone posts or prints a set of air ticket buying tips every day now, and most of those tips belong to the "round up the usual suspects" family: Be flexible, check alternate airports, fly a low-fare airline, visit all the websites, buy domestic tickets two months in advance and …

Flying

Don’t embarrass yourself: This infographic breaks down obscene hand gestures from around the world

IF YOU’VE TRAVELED LONG ENOUGH, you’ve probably done this yourself: you’ve given someone a thumb’s up, or an “A-OK” sign, or even a “peace” V, and …

How to Visit U.S. National Parks for Free

<i>by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>In case you hadn't noticed, the U.S. is home to some of the greatest national parks in the world. The best part: if you do your homework, you can visit them for free. Here's how.<p><b>Enroll in the Every Kid In A Park program</b><p>Get ready for the ultimate family national …

National Parks

20 breathtaking photos of palaces in India

Each is magnificent in its own way — whether it's the bright colors, archways and domes, or beautiful gardens.<p>Many of the palaces are still the official residences of royal families, while others have been turned into luxury hotels.<p>From the famous Mysore Palace to the floating Jal Mahal, here are …

India

11 signs you were born and raised in California

The only people who call it “Cali” aren’t from California. It’s not that anyone has to tell you not to say it, people just don’t. I think it’s a …

Rhode Island
Disease

How to pour beer like a German

Of course, no one has perfected pouring liquid gold quite like the Germans, famous for their expertise in all things beer, as well as their stringency in, well, everything. We tapped a real live German — Sylvester Schneider, owner of German bar and restaurant Zum Schneider in New York's Alphabet …

Jokes

First time Rome: a beginner’s guide to the Eternal City

First visit to Rome? You’re in luck. You’ll find it easy to see a lot, no matter how limited your time is. It’s good to plan ahead, but ambling aimlessly is also a joy: at times it can seem like there’s an ancient wonder around every corner. Just don’t stress about trying to see everything: for …

Italy

U.S. Citizens' Travel to Cuba Is Easier, But Tourism Is Still Technically Illegal

Even as the U.S. moved on Friday to ease travel and other restrictions to Cuba, Americans will still not be allowed to go to the Communist nation for …

Here's how much it costs to get a haircut around the world

But if you're searching for a good deal on your next trim, we recommend that you avoid getting your hair cut in Geneva or Zurich.<p>UBS analysts collected data on the prices of various services — such as haircuts — across major cities in the world and found that there's a strong correlation between …

Hair

A couple has been road tripping across the US for 3 years and took these incredible pictures

They soon fell in love with the lifestyle and decided to make their Volkswagen bus — Sunshine — their permanent home.<p>The couple carries everything they own in the van; they have nothing in storage, and they like it that way.<p>"I think that there's an extreme freedom in having nothing to lose," Rachel …

Glacier National Park

16 adrenaline junkie attractions to visit in your lifetime

You can free climb to staggering heights, get up close and personal with majestic sites, and get views that will take your breath away.<p>We've put together a collection of 16 adrenaline-pumping tourist activities around the globe, from volcano boarding in Nicaragua to skydiving over Mount</i> …

Paragliding

The 30 best hotels in the world

Luxury comes at a price, but when you're staying at one of the best hotels in the world, that price is worth it.<p>We've created the ultimate list of the 30 best hotels in the world.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + …

National Parks