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Airfare: Eva Air offers $753 round trip from LAX to Bali

Here's a fare to Bali that makes the Indonesian island more affordable than a trip to London: Eva Air is offering a round-trip fare of $753, including all taxes and fees, for a trip from LAX to Denpasar, the capital of Bali.<p>The airfare chart that will appear on Page L6 in the Sunday print Travel …

The 9 Most Exclusive Vacation Destinations in the World

<i>By: Jordi Lippe</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Steve Jurvetson</i><p>Back in December, we took you on a tour of the most elite vacation spots in the United States. It was fun, aspirational and made us feel only slightly bad about ourselves for not being rich. It also got us thinking, these U.S. spots are cool and all, but …

West Indies

Ready for a summer road trip? 12 California routes to try

The new (and free) California Road Trips 2015 guide lays out 12 summer itineraries around one of the road trippiest states in the nation.<p>Like lakes? You'll see plenty of them on a 703-mile drive from Tahoe City to Bass Lake. Love the desert? Take a 463-mile drive from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park …

What's the Most Popular State for Summer Vacations?

<i>Courtesy (clockwise): Pixabay, Visit Dallas, Gatlinburg Tourism</i><p>Hotel search trivago.com analyzed the 100 most popular domestic destinations for travel this June, July and August (based on hotel searches) to find out which U.S. state will welcome the most visitors this summer.<p>Five states dominated …

New Jersey

Explore the epic, abandoned Communist headquarters hidden in the Bulgarian mountains

Dubbed the Buzludzha Monument, after the mountain it was built on, the structure became the headquarters for the Bulgarian Communist party. Finished in 1981, it was only used for eight years before it was abandoned when the Iron Curtain fell.<p>While many in the government would like to restore the …

European Travel

4 uncomfortable truths about being LGBTQ in New Mexico

1. LGBTQ-friendly sex stores need bullet-proof windows.<p>“The owners expected backlash in the beginning,” says sex educator Anastasia Fever of …

LGBTQI

Vienna’s new traffic signals are beacons of LGBT solidarity

AUSTRALIA’S CAPITAL CITY is getting ready to host Eurovision. And it’s rolling out the welcome mat for gay visitors.<p>At last year’s Eurovision Song …

Eurovision Song Contest

Best Summer Trips: @NatGeoTravel Twitter Chat

<b>Looking for a little summer travel inspiration?</b> Join <b>@NatGeoTravel</b> for our next Twitter chat to get the scoop on the best places to visit this season.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i>‘s own <b>Susan O’Keefe</b> (on Twitter <b>@sokeefetrav</b>) will be discussing our brand-new <b>Best Summer Trips list</b>, and we’ll also be …

SUMMER CHEAT SHEET: How to get from New York City to the Hamptons on every budget

Summer in NYC means one thing: getting out of town. For most, that means going "out east" to the Hamptons, where the air is cooler, the dress is tonier, and the ritzy parties never stop.<p>As once-quiet hamlets like Montauk have become hotspots, the droves of Manhattanites making the Friday afternoon …

New York City

4 Things You Need To Know About The World's Largest Cave

<i>by Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Photo: Joint British-Vietnamese Caving Expedition 2009 / Barcroft Media / Getty Images<p>It's often said that the Age of Exploration is over. Mount Everest has been scaled, Antarctica traversed, every inch of every vast desert or rainforest mapped with satellite …

National Parks

10 Things You Should NEVER Do In Atlanta

Whether you're heading to Atlanta for work or pleasure, we've got you covered with ten things not to do in the capital of the New South. This list will help you avoid some all-too-common mistakes and reveal when not to visit, where not to stay, and little-known or new places you shouldn't miss out …

Travel

Name Your Own Price for a Plane Seat With This Brilliant New App

<i>by Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Around 30 international airlines, ranging from Austrian to Virgin Atlantic, have signed on with Plusgrade.<p>How much would you pay to upgrade your next flight? Online auction system Plusgrade lets you bid against other passengers for a better seat. But it's not …

Flying

I'm moving out of New York City, and these are the things I'm checking off my bucket list before I go

I've lived in Brooklyn for more than two years, and I never thought I would leave. But alas — love, year-round room-temperature weather, and something called the "Sushirrito" enticed me to pursue greener (though drier) pastures on the West Coast.<p>Before I move to San Francisco at the end of the …

New York City

A Picture Postcard From Tariri Lodge, the Amazon

"Sorry, no electricity," Germano, the lodge owner said, " the line is down." We had just arrived at Tariri Lodge after a flight to Manaus (where we took a tour of the famed opera house), a two-hour car drive and a forty minute boat ride. You can only get to the lodge by boat. There are no roads.<p>It …

Monkeys

25 words you’ll need to know in Hawaii

1. Obviously, Aloha<p>A hard-to-define catch-all word of good intentions and emotions, you’ll hear <i>aloha</i> everywhere. It’s commonly used as a greeting or …

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7 tips to avoid looking like a mess after a long flight

We've come up with a list of tips and tricks to help you look put-together after a long flight.<p><b>Stay moisturized</b><p>Airplane cabins can dry skin out, especially on longer flights. To avoid this, bring these softening essentials: lip balm, hand cream, and face moisturizer.<p>Since you're only allowed a …

Dry Skin

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 cheapest days to fly

Contrary to popular belief, there is no right day to buy a plane ticket.<p>A flight to New York is not going to be much cheaper on Tuesday than it will be on Wednesday.<p>According to Scott Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap …

Flying

35 incredible travel destinations you've probably never heard of

Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of the 35 hidden gems around the world that are worth the trek.<p><i>Additional reporting by Megan Willett.</i>

Natural Gas

Ecuador’s colorful wildlife in 11 stunning images

ECUADOR MADE GROUNDBREAKING HISTORY in 2008 when it became the first country to recognise Rights of Nature in its constitution. This means that the …

Galapagos

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Amazing Professor Soothes Student's Crying Child in Class While Giving a Lecture

Professor Sydney Engelberg has been a hardworking lecturer at Jerusalem's Hebrew University for a total of 45 years, but that isn't the most impressive part. Engelberg believes that no mother should have to choose between a child and an education, so he allows his dedicated students to bring their …

Education

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