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A Solo Traveler’s Guide on How to Meet People While Traveling

Traveling alone has its perks: You get to do what you want, when you want, discover new and honest things about the world and yourself, and enjoy an …

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Meet the Mayans: a tour of the real Yucatán, Mexico

After dinner, Juanito and I sit drinking beer. Outside is all the clamour of the jungle night. We talk about the big hotels on the Yucatán coast, an hour away by bus. Had he ever been inside one of them? Juanito is 64 and has twice been president of the village tourism co-operative, but he shakes …

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I hiked one of the most beautiful trails in Italy — here's what I wish I had known going in

What you won't see when you're looking at the picturesque photos on social media is the out-of-breath photographer behind the lens.<p>Trust me, there's no way after hours of hiking that anyone would look anywhere near as glamorous as the views ahead.<p>The experience, however, was absolutely worth the …

25 stunning photos of Europe's best beaches, according to TripAdvisor users

TripAdvisor's latest beach rankings in its 2016 Travellers' Choice Awards, which ranked the best beaches in the world and in Europe based on millions of user reviews, provide ample inspiration.<p>From a blue lagoon on a Greek island to a serene Baltic beach with golden sand, the winning beaches on …

9 Real-Life 'Game of Thrones' Settings

Fans rejoice. There's another way to experience your favorite show.<p>For the HBO series, George R.R. Martin's fictional seven kingdoms were actually filmed in these nine real destinations around the world. Maybe it's time to book a <i>GOT</i> getaway.<p><b>Dubrovnik, Croatia</b><p>King's Landing looks a whole lot more …

Slovenia: Travels in Central Europe's Green Gem

"Ljub-what?" a friend asked when I mentioned I was headed to Slovenia's small capital, Ljubljana. The tongue-twister stems from the Slovenian word for "beloved" -- an apt name for an often overlooked European country, and its walkable main city, subtly sandwiched in between Austria, Italy, Hungary …

9 Budget Beach Hotels That Are Really, Truly Cheap

Finding an acceptable beach hotel on a shoestring budget is no mean feat -- and it can be all the more frustrating when recommendations from well-meaning friends leave you wondering whether they understand what "budget" really means. (Sometimes it can feel like you're not speaking the same …

10 Mistakes You Make When Booking Airfare

If you're wondering why you never manage to bag a flight for quite as cheap as the next guy, or you're pining for a getaway but really need to keep the cost down, or you're simply super-interested in all the intricacies of airfare pricing (OK, well, at Hopper, we are!), then this list of 10 …

What You Need To Know About Booking Your Flight

(Photo: Ticking Clock/Shutterstock)<p>For at least two decades, industry experts have been speculating about basic timing factors in finding the lowest airfares. The big question: When is the best time to buy plane tickets? So far, nobody has been able to come up with definitive answers that stand the …

8 Travel Apps That Work Better Than A Guidebook

<i>by Emily Price</i><p>Skip pricey bus or walking tours on your next trip and instead download these apps, which offer historical insight and cool bits of trivia about areas around the world. Bonus: you won't have to lug around a guidebook.<p>Photo: Image Source / Alamy<p>Walking tours are a great way to learn …