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10 Travel Apps You Need Now

We want you to have the best travel experience from start to finish. These applications will put you at ease so you can focus on enjoying your trip.<p>Apps can help travelers with everything from letting them know the best time to book a flight to translating a foreign menu with their camera. With two …

A Finder's Guide To Facts

Are we really in a post-truth era? Somebody on the Internet said so. Many people, actually.<p>The presidential campaign was filled with falsehoods. Our president-elect no longer poses as a truth-teller: Aides and supporters say we should not take him literally. That's good for him, since he endorsed a …

Journalism

The 14 best travel books that will inspire wanderlust and a road trip

I like traveling and I like road trips – wanderlust is one of the reasons that I came up with a travel bucket list and am on a quest to visit every …

Travel

50 state road trip: Scenic views in each state

Looking for a way to take in all that the USA has to offer? That's what road trips were made for. Jump in the car (or airplane) and take in this great country. Just be sure to stop at these beautiful scenic spots in each of the 50 states to see what makes America truly the beautiful. Then scroll …

Road Trips

Must See Stops in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

<i>A moody scene captured in a socked in Sequoia National Park. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish</i><p>It was in the California wilderness where John Muir, the unofficial "father of the national parks," was inspired to start down a lifelong path of environmental conservation--and it was the landscapes of Sequoia …

National Parks

Barcelona vs. Madrid: Which Is Better for You?

Urban rivalries are no new thing -- just ask residents of New York City and Los Angeles in case you're curious. Throughout our travels, we've learned …

Smart Ways to Truly Understand a Culture When You Travel

Whenever you travel, you always experience new aspects of different cultures. Even when you travel within your home country, you will come across …

Travel

Here's The Most Popular Taco Spot In Every State

Definitely something to taco 'bout.

Rhode Island

14 free things to do in Paris

Paris is one of the most popular - and most expensive - European destinations.<p>Luckily, like most big cities, you'll never find yourself short of free things to do. Here are just some of the Parisian experiences that can be gained without a single euro being spent.

France

50 things everyone should do in Australia and New Zealand

Known for adrenaline pumping adventures, extraordinary landscapes, and beautiful beaches, there's no shortage of things to do and see in these countries, but we've whittled it down to the very best.<p>The following 50 places and activities should be at the top of your bucket list, whether you're a …

New Zealand

15 islands that are totally underrated

Duty-free

12 Stops on the Ultimate Fall Foliage Road Trip

There’s no better way to, er, fall into fall than by viewing the colors of the season. (Well, that and football games. And hot apple cider.) You …

We want walls: the future of office design - and the demise of open plan

It was supposed to herald a new age of modern, collaborative co-working - but is it all over for the open-plan office?<p>Increasingly, open plan, wall-free working spaces, still used by the vast majority of UK businesses, are being supplanted by flexible layouts, with spaces for concentration as well …

Ergonomics

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: 10 tips for your visit

With 816 square miles spanning across North Carolina and Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the USA with 10.7 million people visiting in 2015. The Appalachian Trail, from Maine to Georgia, runs through the center of the park. Established in 1934 and …

National Parks

The 19 Best Road-Trip Stops in the U.S.

When plotting our travel bucket list, many of us think of hopping on a plane to far-flung places like Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Sydney—basically as far away as we can get. But some of...

National Parks

This Tiny Home's Pop-Out Porch Is Seriously Genius

And if that's not impressive, wait until you see the farmhouse kitchen.<p>A lot of the time, tiny homes are decorated just like your grandmother's house. Shingled exteriors, cringe-worthy patterns and maybe even a cutesy name that's slightly embarrassing to say. Well, the Alpha Tiny Home doesn't have …

The best hotels in Portugal for under £100 a night

Pastel-coloured palaces, beach-side design hotels, family-friendly farmhouses – and all bookable for under £100 a night. Here’s a pick of Portugal’s best value stays<p>Portugal stays<p><b>CITIES</b><p>1 Gorgeous townhouse, Lisbon<p><b>Casa Das Merceeiras</b> is two apartments in an 18th-century Alfama townhouse, beautifully …

European Travel

The 27 Most Beautiful Places in America

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these …

National Parks

Multicultural Societies Teach Us The 'Global Citizen' Mindset

Apart from a few trips to the Caribbean, the U.S., and only one trip over-seas to visit my native country -- 10 years after leaving it -- I haven't traveled much in my lifetime.<p>I am first-generation immigrant to Canada, and Montreal is my home city.<p>Although Toronto is officially named the most …

Canada

7 Locations For Great Photos While Visiting Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park, located on the eastern coast of the beautiful state of Maine, is a photographer's dream. Photographers have long been drawn to the rugged coastlines, iconic lighthouses, and warm tones of the northern light. If you are looking to visit this park and are interested in capturing …

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Here's How You Get Better Sleep While On An International Travel

If you're traveling frequently, whether it's for business, pleasure, or both, one of the main challenges you face while on the road or over the skies is inadequate amount of sleep. You know you won't be able function to your full potential if you haven't had enough time to rest and recharge, things …

Credit Cards

How to Get Lost in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter

Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia of Barcelona. (Photo: Ken Welsh / Alamy Stock Photo)<p>Just off Barcelona’s touristy Plaça de Catalunya and La Rambla, the …

Barcelona

12 Iconic Chair Designs from the 1950s

In the 1950s, chair designers capitalised on and further developed the progressive manufacturing techniques devised in the second half of the 1940s. …

Furniture

7 Places You Can't Miss If It's Your First Time In Paris

<b>A Bucket List For Paris Virgins</b><p>Two expat friends in Panama are planning their first-ever trip to Paris. They'll spend Christmas 2016 and New Year's 2017 in the City of Light.<p>What should they be sure to see and do, they've asked me...<p>In response to their question, here is a bucket list for Paris …

France

The best and worst states to raise children in

<b>(CNN) —</b> Minnesota reigns as the most kid-friendly state to raise a family for the second year in a row, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday.<p>Parents in Mississippi and New Mexico, however, might find reason for concern as those states rank among the lowest.<p>The …

New Mexico