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Road Warriors Share their Favorite Airport Lounges

Lounging in Luxury<p>Airport lounges often offer a respite from the gates and food courts of the busiest airports in the world. But how does one lounge …

10 Great Cocktails Found at HMSHost-operated Airport Bars

Bottoms Up<p>Doug Draper has what many would think was a great job: the drinks expert overseeing adult beverage operations and menus for HMSHost, an …

Airports

These 10 Airports Are the Best in the World According to Skytrax

And the Winners Are...<p>Skytrax has released its latest World Airport Awards based on what it calls the largest annual global airport customer …

Norwegian Launches Rock-Bottom International Fares from the U.S.

Cheap Flights Across the Pond<p>International low-cost carrier Norwegian will begin offering 10 new trans-Atlantic flights from three U.S. airports with …

10 Cheap Airlines Based in Asia

Buy Low, Fly High<p>As aviation continues to grow in Asia, so does the list of low-cost carriers. According to Boeing’s Current Market Outlook …

Airlines

5 Companies Working to Make Commercial Space Travel a Reality

The Dawn of a New Space Age<p>For nearly six decades the opportunity to travel into space has been reserved for a select few individuals known as …

Space Travel

The Best Places for Queso in Austin

Where to Get Your Cheesy Fix<p>There’s simply no fooling around when it comes to the <i>chile con queso</i> game in Austin, Texas. Since queso is the starting …

Downtown Phoenix Walking Tour

Explore Downtown Phoenix Art, History and Culture<p>It wasn't too long ago that Downtown Phoenix had only four tall buildings and little of interest to …

Los Angeles

What to Do in Valladolid

Valladolid is a lovely colonial city in the state of Yucatan. It has historical, natural and cultural treasures.including impressive churches and …

Central America

5 Great Walks in Manhattan

Manhattan may be fairly compact in size (measuring just 13.4 miles long, by 2.3 miles wide), but it's positively jam-packed with head-spinning …

New York City

The 8 Most Instagrammable Museums in the US

While I'm always a proponent of putting away your phone for a few hours to enjoy time in a good museum, there's no denying that it's fun to share the …

Instagram

Is It Safe To Book a “Hacker Fare?”

Deep discounts can result in deeper trouble for some flyers<p>Since the advent of online booking, travelers have worked long and hard to determine the …

9 Instagram Hashtags to Inspire Your Next Vacation

While some Instagram users find the use of hashtags to be bothersome and excessive, they actually serve a purpose by effectively categorizing the …

Travel

How to Take Better Photos at the Beach

Writer and photographer Ian Centrone details helpful tips to ensure you capture the best beach photos every time.<p>1. Find Your Inspiration<p>Every …

Digital Photography

72 Hours in Paris: What to See In Only Three Days?

If you've got only three days to explore the French capital, I have good news and bad news for you. First (flouting tradition), the bad news: this …

Paris

Top 10 Things to Do in Roswell, New Mexico

Famous for an UFO sighting, this city also offers art and outdoor activities.<p>Roswell, New Mexico was the location of a strange event in 1947 when …

UFOs

How Does the Electronics Ban Affect International Travelers?

New regulations affect some inbound travelers, while many are unaffected.<p>In March 2017, the United States Transportation Security Administration …

Airports

The 8 Largest Shopping Malls in America

Get an inside look at American culture at one of the largest malls in the USA<p>Shopping is a great American pastime. It could be considered a sport for …

The World's Most Colorful Cities and Towns

The reasons for the blue color of the Moroccan town of Chefchaouen vary, depending upon who you ask. Some people say it's due to Jewish mysticism, …

Cities

The Worst Foods to Eat Before Flying

Eat Lightly<p>Travel these days is tough enough without feeling ill when flying. With inflight food scarce, passengers have learned to bring their own …

The Top 10 Dishes to Try in Greece

Cuisine in Greece is much more sophisticated than it was in the early days of Greek tourism. It has come a long way from the days when every taverna …

The Most Amazing Hotel Bathrooms in the US

There is just something about a beautiful hotel bathroom that can make a weary traveler feel like she's gone on a spa retreat, complete with fluffy …

8 Ways to Avoid Kids at Disney

For those that are not Disney fanatics, a trip to Walt Disney World could send shivers down your spine. However, your time in the "house of the …

Walt Disney Company

The 10 Best Things to Do at Legoland Florida

Located in the theme park capital of the world about 45 minutes away from the likes of Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando, …

Walt Disney Company

10 Things to Do in Breckenridge, Colorado

There's so much more to this mountain town than just the slopes<p>Breckenridge is one of Colorado’s most beloved ski towns. Due to its high elevation …

Skiing

The Best Dim Sum in San Francisco

It’s hard to find dim sum that rivals what you can get in Hong Kong or Shanghai, but San Francisco is definitely doing its best to get to that …

Restaurants

9 Offbeat Tours to Take in India

India Beyond the Usual Tourist Attractions<p>If you're not satisfied with just seeing the usual tourist attractions, these engaging offbeat tours to …

Castles in California

Castello di Amorosa — my favorite California castle — is in Napa Valley. Created by winemaker Dario Sattui, it’s a meticulously recreated medieval …

Death Valley

Inside the Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2

The refined, luxurious common areas on the Queen Mary 2 complement the elegant atmosphere one would expect on a classic ocean liner. The Queen Mary 2 …