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Set-jetting: top 10 movie and TV destinations for travellers

Rather than dreaming about the sometimes stunning, often gritty destinations in your favourite flick, why not get off the sofa and experience it yourself?<p>Set–jetting, visiting the places where movies and TV shows are shot, is easier than ever thanks to dedicated tours and heaps of rabid fans …

We All Know Argleton Is Fake... So Why Is It Still On Google Maps?

The town of Argleton, England doesn't exist... except on Google Maps.<p>The fake village caused a media blizzard back in 2009, when conspiracy theorists noticed it on Google Maps, right near the real British town of Aughton. Google responded to The Telegraph, thanking them for pinpointing the error …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Ten amazing off-the-radar experiences in France

No Francophile worth their salt would skip the Eiffel Tower or the lavender fields of Provence. But while France’s tourist trail is well trodden for a reason, there are plenty of wonders that might have escaped your radar. Here’s an alternative bucket list for your trip to France.<p>See flocking …

A dream trip for movie lovers

Travel, done right, feels like you're starring in your own film. Close your eyes in Prague and a stroll along medieval streets becomes a scene from a black-and-white thriller you’ve set yourself in.<p>Actually, it's probably not a great idea to shut your peepers when negotiating the road! And it's not …

How to stop giving a f@$% what people think

Every day from the moment we wake up, we live our lives caring what other people think of us. We accept the status quo for what it is because …

10 Weirdest Theme Parks Around the World

Swap funnel cakes and spinning tea cups for a tour of Escobar's pimped-out mansion and a visit to the depths of Hell, by way of Singapore.<p>Photo by: Blogcdn<p>Six Flags has some extreme roller coasters and Disney will always have that magic castle shit on lock, but the world is stocked with crazy theme …

Notes on the awkward “airplane conversation”

When the kid in 7A reached over and tapped me on the shoulder, I made the worst decision of that whole flight: I responded to him. Oh god, how I …

Charming Amsterdam

European Travel

The Real-Life Places Behind Your Favorite Desktop Backgrounds Revealed

Ever wished you could jump into the perfect blue waters of your computer's desktop image?<p>You probably can. These are <i>real</i> photos of <i>real</i> places, after all, and some might be closer than you think.<p><b>You always thought this was:</b> somewhere in Ireland<p><b>It's actually:</b> Sonoma, California. The original Windows …

The World's Most Beautiful Places In Photos

Lonely Planet has been guiding travelers to destinations across the globe for 40 years.<p>In celebration of those four decades, the company's travel experts handpicked images of the world's most beautiful places and compiled them into a book, <i>Lonely Planet's Beautiful World</i>.<p>Check out some of the …

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How not to enjoy your vacation

In preparation for our annual summer beach vacation, I’ve been going online to check the weather, which looks lousy. Partly cloudy skies, strong …

5 Midwestern Small Towns to Visit Now

Native Midwesterners often joke about "the six weeks of summer," but the season of warmth actually stretches much longer than this, and one thing is …

9 ‘extreme’ places you can visit (fairly) easily [pics]

“Extreme.” What a word. Our collective conscience has stretched “extreme” to its literal — pun possibly intended — extreme, thanks to such cultural …

In Paris, yes is the new “oui”

My Parisian boss stopped her rapid stream of French to catch her breath.<p>“Anyhoo,” she said, before launching onto a new topic, once again explained …

McDonalds and the Traveler

Eating at McDonald's in a foreign country does not make you a despicable traveler. There, I said it. Hate me now.<p>In all honestly -- up until I took my career break and traveled around the world, I would have scoffed at that statement myself. I thought Americans who ate at McDonalds while traveling …

The 25 Least Populated Countries In The World

Quite a few comments indicate that some of the countries on that list may be too hard or expensive to get to or too dangerous to go anywhere near.<p>That calls for another bucket list proposal on the 25 countries where 'no one' lives and why you should still visit. Maldives narrowly misses the list, …

Top 10 Scenic Outdoor Music Venues

With the summer solstice here, now is the time many cultures actively embrace and celebrate live music. The lingering daylight and sultry evenings are prime time for outdoor concerts, and nothing amplifies the experience more than a breathtakingly beautiful setting. Read on for Cheapflights.com's …

5 scenes from ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ that I experienced in Greece

As someone who grew up spending summers in Greece and who later moved outside of Athens as a teacher in a Greek language school, my life has been …

10 Amazing Visuals from a Trip Around the World

It's hard to believe it's already been two years of round the world traveling to capture the stories told on postcards by individuals on six different continents. <b>The 30 Postcards Project</b> has taken me to places remote and places familiar, in 56 countries and counting, from the southernmost city in …

The 25 Most Popular Tourist Attractions In The World

Millions of travelers ranked their favorite landmarks, parks, museums, amusement and water parks around the world.<p>The incredible landmarks span the globe and include everything from 1,000-year-old temples to modern day cathedrals.<p>Peru's Machu Picchu took the number one spot, followed closely by …

Paddle Perfect With Romantic Hikes: The Calanques of Provence

A bike trip in the south of France was our ideal for years: I had lived in France as a teen and kept some command of the language while my husband could do anything with bikes. Then, with the passing of our magic dog Maitai (her eulogy here) we planned our trip. But it morphed into a quick visit …

A road trip through provincial France

The remote region of Aveyron recalls a France of the past, with narrow country lanes, authentic village life and a population where cows outnumber people.<p>In the most visited country in the world, finding a slice of <i>la France profonde</i> (deep France) is not as easy as it once was. While Provence – with …

Vintage Disney Photos: Disney World, Disneyland Snapshots From The Past (PHOTOS)

Ever since Disneyland opened in 1955, children around the world have dreamed of a vacation to the classic theme park and resort.<p>Almost 60 years later, Disneyland and Walt Disney World still rank as favorite destinations for families around the world, with millions of visitors hitting the parks each …

World's Best Parks, According To TripAdvisor Users (PHOTOS)

Following on the coat tails of their intriguing top 10 landmarks in the U.S. and abroad, TripAdvisor has released their users' favorite parks here and around the world.<p>And the list has us scratching our heads a bit. Sure, there are some expected favorites--like Central Park, Millennium Park, Golden …