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20 Best Day Trips in the U.S.

Whether you're a local or a visitor, one of the best things to do in a city is escape for a while. And sometimes all you need is a day to recharge, which is why we've selected 20 outstanding trips that only take an hour or two from the country's major cities. Beautiful islands, stunning state …

50 Travel Destinations That Will Be Huge In The Next 10 Years

So it makes sense that travelers are looking to other, lesser-known destinations for their next trip.<p>Love Home Swap compiled a list of the top 50 up-and-coming countries to watch, based on data from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). They compared growth figures for each country by …

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Costa del Sol? More Like Costa del Awesome

So Spain's Costa del Sol is pretty renowned (and justly so), but it doesn't get quite as much international love as the French Riviera or Amalfi Coast. We're not quite sure why, because it's pretty friggin' gorgeous, and hotels here are a fraction of the price of those in more famous Mediterranean …

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How to Fly to Europe On a Budget

Earlier this week, Fly.com released its Top 50 International Summer Destinations for 2014. The list, which was compiled using data collected from more than 5 million Fly.com user searches, contained some interesting results.<p>The most prominent finding was an apparent preference for international …

Quinta Da Regaleira In Portugal Is The Castle Of Our Dreams

If you're ever in the neighborhood, you have to stop by.<p>The neighborhood, of course, being Sintra, Portugal. And the attraction? An estate called The Quinta da Regaleira (or Regaleira Estate) which seems like something out of a fairytale.<p>This breathtaking estate was built by Antonio Augusto …

Zigzag Patterns in Kitchen: Chevron And Herringbone

It was just a few days back that we talked about the hottest design trends for spring and summer 2014 and how the use of old, urbane geometric …

17 steps for traveling in style

WHO CARES that this is a promo for J Crew? For me it’s just another example of media that proves it’s not what the motivations are, but the emotions …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

29 Photos That Will Awaken Your Inner Explorer

The world is just awesome, and there are some photographers who are lucky enough to live in and travel to these astonishing places. If you can't visit these places yourself, here's the next best thing!<p>1. An ice cave in Iceland<p>Exclusively in Winter (Ice Cave) by Jacky CW on 500px<p>2. Leshan Giant …

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100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime

And if you're stuck in front of a computer all day, then yours probably is, too.<p>We've updated our bucket list of travel destinations to include reader suggestions and 2014's travel hotspots.<p>From eating pizza in Naples to skiing in Japan, these are the 100 trips everyone should take in their …

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Why Squeezing the 'Meridians of Adventure' Can Make You a Smarter Traveler

<b>Richard Bangs</b> describes himself as a "feverishly chronic and dangerously insatiable traveler" who is forever on the lam from routine and the mundane. He conducted first descents of a number of major wild rivers around the world, including the Zambezi, Omo, Indus, Euphrates and Yangtze. Bangs led …

This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

Top 10 Machu Picchu Secrets

This ancient Inca site has centuries-old secrets trapped in its walls— and more recent ones that we spill here.<p>By Mark Adams, author of <i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i><p>1. It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca.<p>When the explorer Hiram Bingham III encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking for a …