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For European travelers, even narrow limits on visa waivers raise some concerns

Attending an impromptu meeting or organizing a last-minute vacation in the United States is currently no challenge for most Europeans.<p>Under the so-called visa waiver program, visitors from 38 countries, most in Europe, are allowed to enter the U.S. for up to 90 days without a formal visa as long as …

Don't Lose Your Reservation - Here's How

No one knows exactly why part of Andrew Smith's business class airline reservation from Salt Lake City to San Juan, Puerto Rico, vanished. But when Smith clicked on American Airlines' website to check on his in-flight meal, he discovered he was going nowhere.<p>Despite the sophisticated technology …

Solo Travel: 10 Ways To Feel Comfortable Feeling Uncomfortable

Traveling solo can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also feel awkward--that is, if you let it. We turned to the community of experienced solo travelers at Trippy.com to get their advice on how to deal with the awkwardness of being alone on the road. Here are 10 ways to avoid …

T+L Editors Share the Trips on Their Bucket List

Since the first time I saw photos of Torres de Paine National Park, I have wanted to go to Patagonia. I don't know if it's because of the …

Go Here, Not There: Undiscovered Places to Visit Now

There’s no denying the beauty of the Cyclades, especially the iconic Santorini sunsets on Oia, but there’s only so many times we can see that same …

European Travel

19 of the funniest Indonesian expressions (and how to use them)

1. An Indonesian isn’t called a “playboy” or a “womanizer,” he’s a “land crocodile.” (buaya darat)<p>2. Indonesians don’t “go to the toilet,” they …

Asia

Here are the most bizarre things you're allowed to bring on a plane

No one wants to hear the dreaded question of "is this your bag?" while going through security at an airport.<p>More often than not that means a stranger is about to rifle through your personal belongings and undo all the careful packing you just did.<p>In order to avoid this, many passengers are overly …

Airports

You May Have to Take a Test Before Renting a Car in New Zealand

So stop driving on the wrong side of the road, mate.<p>Travelers planning a road trip in New Zealand may soon have to prove their preparedness under a …

Stunning Photos Of Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World

The Philippines boasts extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and islands that are so beautiful, that one was named "The Top Island in the World" just last year by Conde Nast Traveler's Reader Choice Awards.<p>In Palawan, beautiful blue water mixes with emerald green, jungle-filled mountains that …

Vang Vieng used to be the most ridiculous party scene on Earth. Here’s what happened.

“YOU SEE THAT GIANT SLIDE OVER THERE?” A guy asks us, pointing down river with a wrist full of dripping bracelets. “It’s called the ‘Slide of Death’, …

Food Trucks

10 Exotic Places You Can Visit on $10 a Day or Less

<i>By Paul Sisolak, Contributor</i><p>When you combine all of the expenses that go into travel, like airfare, hotels, food, sightseeing and more, the idea of picking up and exploring different corners of the world can seem too expensive for the budget-conscious adventurer. The good news is that some of the …

Bali shopping guide: what to buy and where

Bali's shopping is legendary. Not only are visitors spoiled for choice by the variety of goods on offer, there's also a rich array of shopping venues and styles. From sorting through hand-painted batiks at a local market to purring over designer duds in air-conditioned malls, shopaholics are sure …

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8 Hotel Booking Hacks Every Traveler Needs to Know

<i>By Meagan Drillinger</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>Sure, you know how to book a hotel on your own because you've got a credit card and the Internet. But chances are you're not booking a hotel as well or as cheaply as you could. Don't feel bad about your amateur mistakes. All you need is a little …

The world’s most charming mailbox

Captivated by the ancient legend of a whisky-cask-turned-makeshift-post-office, an intrepid couple heads to the Galapagos and starts hand-delivering love letters around the world.<p>Making a stranger cry in a crowded cafe in Reykjavik wasn't exactly what we had signed up for. But there we were, …

Galapagos

Hypnotic Northern Lights Time-Lapse Captured Over 2 Magical Nights in Alaska

The Northern Lights -- or Aurora Borealis, or Polar Spirits, or whatever you'd like to call it -- is far up my bucket list. Like really far up. So far up I often have dreams of standing in the middle of a frozen landscape, completely alone, looking up at this celestial display, awestruck.<p>My dreams …

10 Best Tricks for Improving Your Flight Experience

Flying can be a miserable experience but we've got the 10 best tricks for rocking up to the gate like a superstar. Indoor sunglasses optional.<p>Did you know you can take a water bottle through security? Or you could even take a tour of the cockpit if you wanted? Here are some tips and strategies for …

8 Reasons Why You Should Travel to Jordan Now

Jordan is a destination that is sometimes misunderstood. The land of lost cities and epic adventures like <i>Lawrence of Arabia,</i> it's a place that should be much more popular than it is. Safe and hospitable, Jordan suffers guilt by association due to its location in the Middle East. But visitors who …

Top Ten Reasons to Take an American Queen Steamboat River Cruise

Did you know that you could cruise for nine days on the "Mighty Mississippi," and on a luxury paddlewheel steamboat?<p>In 2014, I saw an ad promoting a trip up and down the Mississippi River on The American Queen Steamboat, a recreated paddle wheeler that held about 400 people. The idea grabbed me …

Piecing together puzzles in Cambodia

Exploring off the map in Banteay Chhmar helps acclaimed travel writer Don George understand the ruins of Cambodia – and of his own life.<p>As Mr Kim navigated his car onto the puddled, potholed road that led to Banteay Chhmar, he turned to me. “Where are you staying?” he asked.<p>“I don’t know,” I …

The simple way to get a good seat on a plane without paying extra

Just because it looks hopeless doesn’t mean you should give up hope for scoring a seat up front. Even if it looks like you’ve got a snowball’s chance in hell.<p>In fact, even in the bleakest of airplane rides, when the economy cabin looks close to filling up and the only three choices are middle seats …

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15 Things Not to Do in New York City

No matter how many times you've been to New York, the city can overwhelm you with its plethora of sights, museums, restaurants, activities and more. Unfortunately, many visitors make the mistake of spending their precious vacation time on the wrong things, or go about seeing the city in the wrong …

New York City

10 Smart Ways To Travel Without Going Broke

In theory, travel is the only thing you can spend money on that actually makes you richer. But, in practice, paying for a big trip can quite easily …

Watch the Northern Lights Dance Over Norway in Real-Time for 5 Breathtaking Minutes

If you’re like us, seeing the Aurora Borealis in person is high on your bucket list… quite possibly right at the top. The idea of watching this …

Notes from the 3rd World

I have been traveling in Indonesia for October and November.<p>I know I am in the Third World there because I can't get a stable enough Internet connection to blog on the HuffPost. Tough luck, Trules.<p>But it's the other side of the world, about 13,000 miles away. About 24 hours by plane. We leave on …

Vagabonding

• <b>Author:</b> Rolf Potts & Timothy Ferriss<p><b>With a new foreword by Tim Ferriss •</b> There’s nothing like vagabonding: taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms. In this one-of-a-kind handbook, veteran travel writer …

The Complete Guide to Hacking In-Flight Wi-Fi

Going to bite the bullet to get online, are you there? This is the complete set of tricks to doing it the right way without getting robbed and coughing up full price.<p><i>This post originally appeared on Map Happy.</i><p>Paying for Internet on a flight can be extortionate. It probably doesn't help that …

Caught up in drug case, Oregon woman spends 41st birthday in East Timor jail

Stacey Addison marked her 41st birthday this week in very different circumstances from previous years.<p>The American veterinarian from Oregon spent the day in a prison in the small Southeast Asian nation of East Timor. She's being held there in connection with a drug investigation in which she says …

8 Safety Tips for Solo Travelers

<i>kokorowashinjin / Flickr</i><p>Traveling alone may seem daunting, but its appeal is undeniable. Suddenly your schedule is just that -- yours. Feel free to take as long as you want in the markets. Splurge (or don't) on shopping excursions or fancy restaurants. Breeze through museums, or spend hours …

Following the Silk Road to the end of China

Stanley Stewart travels across the wilds of Central Asia, not for gold or conquest, trade or empire, but to explore the outer fringes of the imagination.<p>In the wilds of Central Asia, the pleasures of the former Russian consulate in Kashgar can hardly be overstated.<p>A century ago the old consulate …