Amy Hernandez

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My Bucket List

Every other year, I update my bucket list to cross off items that I’ve done and add in new items that have appeared on my travel radar. Some people …

OTP's Favorite Travel Apps of 2013

New apps to color the road from point A to point B (and one to keep you alive should point C be passed-out drunk in a ditch.)<p>Photo by: Ethan Hein<p>Whether you count digital sheep to sleep or spend nights scrolling through on-demand sex dates, over a million apps exist to make your life easier (or at …

2014's Most Anticipated Movie Adaptations

With so many book-inspired films headed our way in 2014, we lit lovers can’t help but resolve to go to the movies. Sure, the next chapters in “The …

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …

Notes on trying to date at home but live nomadically

“Is this always how it’s going to be?”<p>I was going on another one of my “little trips,” and Joe wasn’t happy. The inevitable was near. Typically it …

10 documentaries every traveler should watch

I tell Werner Herzog jokes at parties. David Attenborough makes me swoon. I’m such a documentary nerd, I’ve gone places because of them. These 10 …

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What Travelling to 66 Countries Has Taught Me

While I don't covet passport stamps and don't really pay attention to my little blue book anymore, I hit a travel milestone a couple of weeks ago that I couldn't ignore. My trip to Montenegro and Bosnia marked the 65th and 66th countries I've set foot in: a fact that floors me since I never …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Low-Key Beaches Will Let You Escape The Bustle On Your Next Vacation

We <i>knooow</i> every celeb is kicking back in St. Barts, and we know Waikiki is, like, the best beach in the world.<p>But often, the “world’s coolest beaches” morph rapidly into mere sand strips crawling with tourists, price tags and inner tube peddlers. There’s nothing worse than visiting a famous beach …

Chicago's best homegrown junk food

'Junk food' is often used as an insult, but in Chicago it's a celebrated art form. Known the world over for its gorgeous architecture, impressive museums, legendary sports teams, barely tolerable winters and cutting-edge cuisine, The Windy City is also home to some of the best guilty pleasure food …

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The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

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10 Best National Parks For Fall Trips

Come autumn, many of America's National Parks are at their most visually stunning. It's not only the fall foliage that amplifies their beauty, but also the waning light casting the landscape in an almost magical iridescence. And after the heat of summer, the crisp air offers a welcome reprieve. …

The 9 Best Places To Skinny Dip Around The World

Ever felt the urge to dive in sans clothing? The Skinny Dipping Report has nine fabulous spots around the world.<p>Self-described as "the world's …

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Sedona, Arizona

This week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i> comes to us from HuffPost Healthy Living's features editor, Carolyn Gregoire. Of her photo of Sedona, Ariz., she says:<p>On a recent trip to Northern Arizona, I was stunned by the peaceful beauty of the desert -- especially the dramatic red rock scenery of Sedona and …

Secret Mediterranean islands where you can escape the crowds

There are more than 200 islands in the Med, yet 90 per cent of tourists stay on just 10 per cent of them. We’ve rounded up six lesser-known isles worth seeking out if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet.<p><b>Pantelleria, Italy</b><p>Boat at sunset by Luca Volpi. CC BY-SA 2.0.<p>Closer to Tunisia than …

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Hiking in Skye

There are two secrets to happy hiking in Scotland: waterproof clothing and lots of time.<p>Show up in the Highlands with a plan to reach such-and-such peak on such-and-such day, and Scotland will laugh in your face and spit rain at you. Better to draw a big circle around a set of calendar days and …

A magical, fire-breathing timekeeper in France

Forget cuckoos – when the clock of a seemingly normal building hits 12, six golden dragon heads emerge from the windows, spewing smoke and roaring at the crowds below.<p>For about five minutes, the imposing heads – each measuring 7m long – cock their heads in all directions and move to eerie music and …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

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This is what you can look forward to on a trip to the Galápagos [pics]

The Galápagos is one of those places whose name is so household it almost takes on an air of legend, Lost City of Atlantis style, as opposed to a …

6 Places That Are Absolutely Better After Dark

The architectural wonders of this world are beautiful by day.<p>But when the sun goes down, some of Europe's best-known tourist sites turn downright dazzling. For example:<p>The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy<p>The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany<p>The Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic<p>The Eiffel …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

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Travel To Europe Without Leaving The USA

America is a melting pot, so it’s not surprising that when new citizens arrived they brought a taste of home to their new country.<p>You’re probably familiar with Little Italy and Chinatown -- neighborhoods found in big cities like New York and San Fransisco. But spread across the country are …

Viva Las Vegas (on a low-roller's budget)

Hey, big spender - think a weekend in Vegas means blowing your life savings at the blackjack table? The glittering Strip may conjure up images of slick card dealers, Dom Perignon, and Demi Moore rolling around on a hotel bed covered with hundred-dollar bills, but you can live it up in Sin City on a …

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A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects

Six cutting-edge design firms have teamed up with the world’s most popular brick-maker to impart the core principles of modern architecture.<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues here. It is as white …

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Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

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10+ languages on the brink of extinction

Languages are dying quicker than they ever have before. By 2100, UNESCO estimates that half of the ~6,700 languages in the world may have …

The 10 Best Restaurants In Chicago's Trendy Wicker Park

Our friends at Yelp helped us compile a list of the 10 best restaurants in Wicker Park.<p>The number one restaurant? Birchwood Kitchen, a self-described "neighborhood café" that was also named one of the top 10 new restaurants of 2009 by the Chicago Tribune. Their weekend brunch and savory sandwiches …

Only in Chicago: The Top Five Things You Can't Find Anywhere Else

Some vacationers look for Marriotts and McDonald's, anything to uphold the status quo. Not me. I blaze into a city, a country, a destination looking for one-of-a-kind rarities, attractions I will likely have but one opportunity to see.<p>Chicago, notorious for its architecture including the world's …

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Who doesn’t love an inspiring travel quote? (As if we need any more reason to hit the road.) Like what you see here? There are plenty more travel …