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How to Stash Your Luggage for a Couple of Hours When Traveling

You’ve just landed at your travel destination, but the Airbnb won’t be available for a few hours. What to do? You could start exploring the city, but …

How to Satiate Your Senses in Sedona, Arizona

The unique beauty of Sedona, Arizona, confronts you unexpectedly. With a gentle bend of Highway 89A, the sere lowlands drop away and a craggy turret …

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25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

North America

5 Greek Islands That Haven’t Been Taken Over by Tourism Yet

Whether you head to the famous Cycladic islands, home of whitewashed, blue-domed buildings, or to the lesser-known Dodecanese islands closer to …

5 Date Ideas For a Romantic Break in Prague

Valentine’s day is fast approaching and a romantic getaway is a perfect excuse to explore a new corner of the world. And it when it comes to dreamy …

European Travel

The Ultimate Guide to El Nido, Philippines

Located within the stunning and lush mountains of Palawan’s main island, El Nido has been rated one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines. …

Asia Travel

29 Dining Etiquette Tips You Need To Know Before Your Next Vacation

Here's how not to be a rude tourist.<p>If you've clicked on this article, chances are you're a savvy world traveler. But unless you're a savvy world traveler <i>and</i> an etiquette expert, you likely don't know, say, where it's appropriate to add a tip to your bill in Europe or that it's rude to bring your …

You can actually rent these surprisingly affordable private islands

Sipping rum and lounging in the sun while enjoying a beachfront vacation on your own personal private island sounds like something straight out of a billionaire's summer guidebook. In real life, it's just another workday fantasy for the 99 percent.<p>Or maybe it's not.<p>Airbnb has compiled a list of ten …

The best way to see thousands of temples in central Burma: Hot-air balloon

As I rise from the ground in the basket of a hot-air balloon, dawn is breaking and the first of hundreds of ancient temples comes into view. Through the early morning fog, I make out a red-brick temple nestled in a grove of palm trees. Soon I am passing over a traditional Buddhist structure with …

Living Rooms

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

South America

Great European road trips: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice

This week's winning letter<p>Switzerland: a mountain motorist’s dream<p>Switzerland is brilliant driving country: the views are reliably jaw-dropping and the distances manageably short. West of Bern, follow Route 10 as it meanders along the Emmental valley, where, stretching off towards the horizon, are …

European Travel

10 things I wish I’d been told about traveling with young kids

1. Always have a signed parental consent form if only one parent is traveling.<p>Traveling from Brazil to the UK for Christmas, my daughter and I were …

10 of the best long-haul adventure holidays

Get out of your comfort zone with these trips to less-visited parts of the world, from driving down Jordan’s desert highway to tackling high peaks in Mongolia<p>Paddle from inn to inn, Belize<p>The island-rich coast of Belize is home to one of the first guided lodge-to-lodge stand-up paddleboarding trips …

Long Haul

How to pick an international plan for your phone

Passport? Check. Sunscreen? Got it! Your travel planning is coming along, but don’t forget about an international plan that lets you use your phone in other countries.<p>How to determine if your phone will work outside the US<p>Start with Verizon’s Trip Planner. Enter your destination and the device you …

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10 of London's Best Kept Secrets

<i>By College Tourist; Author: Samantha McIsaac, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth</i><p><b>Take a look behind the scenes of London with these city tips.</b><p>If you find yourself traveling through Europe, you'll have to stop by London for some crumpets and tea! We all know about The London Eye, Buckingham …

The 50 best US tourist attractions you've never heard of

New York has the Empire State Building, but it's also home to Letchworth State Park, unofficially known as the "Grand Canyon of the East."<p>We've rounded up the most worthwhile but lesser-known tourist attractions in every state.<p>While some of these places have a significant amount of visitors each …

25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

The 5 Best Travel Hacks You've Never Heard Before

There are bunches of articles out there about travel hacking with a variety of focuses from saving money to saving space when you pack. While they are all incredibly helpful, I'm not looking to recreate the wheel. I will be the first to admit that, the older I get, the more concerned I become with …

Costa Rica

27 libraries to visit in your lifetime

Sometimes that's your couch, and sometimes that's a quiet library brimming with great literature.<p>We've rounded up some of the best libraries around the world that offer not only an impressive collection of reading material, but also boast unique architecture.<p>From an 8th-century monastery in …

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 …

12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …

Here’s what you’re entitled to if you get bumped off a flight

Chances are pretty high that you have, as overbooking has become standard practice thanks to airlines scrambling to post revenue, and no-shows being a common occurrence.<p>Luckily, the US Department of Transportation has been tightening requirements on what airlines need to do when overbooking a …

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

Here's How To Avoid One Of The Most Common Life Regrets

Karl Pillemer, a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University, has spent the last several years interviewing hundreds of older Americans to systematically collect their practical wisdom.<p>His first book, <i>30 Lessons for Living</i>, synthesized advice from over 1,000 elders on topics like happiness, work, and …

The best pizza in 11 big cities around the US

In celebration of this important holiday, the editors at Zagat shared the best pizza joints in 11 big cities around the US.<p>From Dallas to New York to Seattle, here are some epically delicious pies.

Meet Monemvasia, A Hidden 'Fortress Town' Perched On An Island In Greece

Discovering a secret town? Well that's one way to get off the beaten path.<p>We've seen a few hidden towns in our day (mostly in America), but never one quite as beautiful as the town of Monemvasia, Greece.<p>Perched on an island off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Monemvasia's name means "single …

Croatia: Explore This Beautiful Country's Dalmatian Coast

By Gigi Griffis, InternationalLiving.com<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>Photo: Steenie Harvey, InternationalLiving.com<p>The scene is like something out of a dream: The sea …

The Exceptional Traveler: Are You Sure You Want to Sign Up for That Tour?

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.— Miriam Beard<p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p>I was flattered when a cosmopolitan friend of a friend took my advice about where they should go on vacation this past winter. …