Alexis Wagner

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5 reasons why budget airlines aren't all that bad

Would you buy a seat on a discounted flight—one with no food, entertainment, or baggage allowance—to save potentially hundreds of dollars?<p>In an era of one-way transatlantic fares selling for as little as $99 on Wow Air and domestic flights selling for under $20 from Spirit and Frontier, more and …

American Airlines

You Must Visit These 30 Places Before You Turn 30

There's no better time to start that global education than when you're young. (When else will you be able to take off for a month to hike Southeast Asia?) <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> asked...

Gallery: Why you've never seen a dive site like Sipadan

With more than 3,000 species of fish and a 600-meter wall, this protected Malaysian island is a scuba diver's dream<p>For hardcore divers, the number of sites capable of inspiring that rare one-in-a-lifetime thrill is fast shrinking.<p>Overfishing, pollution, coral bleaching and seabed dredging have all …

Scuba Diving

An insider guide to Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market

Or, why there's more to a Tsukiji trip than posing with a giant dead tuna at 5 a.m.<p>In normal times, Tokyo’s world-renowned Tsukiji wholesale fish market is crowded with gawping tourists out for an early-morning glimpse of the colorful tuna auctions and a taste of fresh-from-the-ocean sushi for …

Japan

How to Have a Heart-Pounding South Pole Adventure

The season for cruising to the South Pole is about to start, and, when it does, you’ll find more—and more surprising—ways to get out and experience the ice, snow and frigid waters than ever before. Think polar paddleboarding and kayaking and even snorkeling and swimming. If this doesn’t get your …

Cruise Ships

16 luxurious train trips that will make you not want to travel any other way

As Mark Smith, a British travel writer, told the Herald Sun, "A great train ride is that triple combination of the scenery outside the train, the experience inside the train and the people you meet and things that happen on that specific trip which make it memorable."<p>These 16 train journeys will …

Trains

Eight Tricky Countries for Americans to Visit—and How to Get There

While places like South Georgia (a territory just north of Antarctica and reachable only by a 3-day voyage) remain largely off the grid, others are …

U.S. Department of State

Infographic: 42 of the biggest travel don’ts around the world

INTERNATIONAL ETIQUETTE CAN BE COMPLICATED. Clearing your plate in Ukraine? That’s an insult to the chef, yet in the UK it’s a compliment. Then …

Travel

The World's Top 20 Cities, According to That Dude Who Visited Every Country

<i>By: Gunnar Garfors</i><p><i>Credit: Courtesy of Gunnar Garfors</i><p>I've been to a few cities in my quest to visit all 198 countries in the world, and I've written a book about it called <i>198: How I Ran Out of Countries</i>. But this list is about the top 20 cities that I love -- based on the people, the food, the fun, …

Travel

The world's most expensive tasting menus

Switzerland's Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville ranks No. 11 with a $773 tasting menu.Restaurant de L'hotel de ville<p>One of the best ways for foodies to truly experience the world's best restaurants is by ordering a multi-course tasting menu.<p>But it's not for everyone — these carefully crafted and …

Napa Valley

Vietnam's prison-island paradise

Despite being a quick 45-minute turboprop flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Con Son is a world away from Vietnam’s well-beaten tourist trail, with inexplicably few Western travellers.<p>At 5 am and 6 pm, government loudspeakers crackle to life all over Vietnam. Relics of an era before homes had …

Vietnam

Top Ten Reasons To Visit Kerala

Enticements on India's Exotic Malabar Coast<p>Houseboat on a Kerala waterway<p>Once you're visited iconic India's "golden triangle" of Jaipur +Delhi + Agra, your next destination should be the country's exotic southwest Malabar coast. Originally capital of the spice trade, Kerala is a fantasy land of …

Asia Travel
European Travel

Mongolia in Motion: Traveling in Ulaanbaatar

After a 25-year socialist hangover, the country's intriguing capital city is finally waking up.<p>In Ulaanbaatar, elaborate temples now live cheek by …

Trains

10 Mediterranean islands you've never heard of | CNN Travel

Travel

Take a Train Tour Of North Korea -- Just Don't Try Criticizing The Government While You're There

A Beijing-based, British-run tour company is offering a new perspective on the hermit kingdom of North Korea with an unprecedented train tour.<p>Tourism in North Korea is strictly controlled, but the tour is open to citizens of all nationalities -- except for South Koreans -- according to Koryo Tours' …

North Korea

The 10 most affordable cities in the world

Of all the cities in the world, your dollar will go the furthest in Mumbai, India.<p>It's currently the cheapest city to live in, according to the Economist's World Cost of Living Index.<p>The index, which is calculated every other year, compares countries based on the cost of things like food, drink, …

Saudi Arabia

Palawan, the Philippines: The Most Beautiful Island in the World

The Philippines's Palawan Island was voted the no. 2 island in the world by our readers—and with pictures like these, you can easily see why. Want to have a say in the 2017 results? Take the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey now and let us know.<p>"It’s no wonder Palawan ranked as the most beautiful …

Palawan

The Food Lover's Guide to Luang Prabang

From Laotian coffee to night market specialties, here’s how to eat like a local in Luang Prabang.<p>Standing in the open-air pergola of his lagoon-side …

Thailand’s ecotourism hot spots: a quick guide to sustainable travel in the Land of Smiles

While Thailand benefits from being one of the top 10 most touristed nations on earth, welcoming 25 million annual visitors presents considerable challenges for the sustainability of its natural environment and rich cultural traditions. Fortunately, minimising your footprint in Thailand has never …

Asia Travel

Slovenia: One of Europe's Hottest Nature Destinations

Like many of the growing numbers of tourists visiting the Adriatic coastal region, I've been to Slovenia numerous times. What keeps attracting me back to explore more each time is the combination of pure nature, wine and gastronomical offerings, and the hospitality of the local people. I also love …

European Travel

9 reasons Munich’s Springfest is the most underrated German festival

1. It’s like its big bro Oktoberfest, but less crowded and with way better weather.<p>Bavarian history states that on October 12, 1810 a wedding between …

Transit

Thailand’s unexplored north

<b>­­­</b><p>Combining mountainous landscapes, cultural treasures and many untouristed corners, Thailand’s north is arguably the part of the country most apt for exploration. To inspire you to blaze your own trail, we’ve put together a shortlist of low-key, visit-worthy destinations that you won’t find on …

Vietnam

A Maldives you can actually afford

Thanks to recent changes in the local tourism laws, travellers can now experience the legendary beauty and gracious culture of the Indian Ocean islands for less.<p>I was on the beach, wiggling my toes in fluffy white sand, when a smiling woman brought me a <i>kurrun’baa</i> to drink. I hadn’t requested the …

Islamic Law

8 epic spots in Germany even most Germans don’t know

You’ve partied in Berlin. You’ve practiced your Deutsch in Munich. Maybe you’ve flown into Frankfurt and stopped in Hamburg on your way north. But …

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …

National Parks

Eight Great Global Swimming Holes

Summer is here and who doesn't love jumping into a cool refreshing swimming hole? Oases of pure joy.<p>Both cathartic and therapeutic by nature, swimming allows us to envelop ourselves in a sensory-opening overload of liquid.<p>I was raised a water baby in Canada along the mouth of Lake St. Clair where …

Labor Day

Zihuatenejo: Still Mexico's Best Kept Secret

<b>The tropical paradise on Mexico's Pacific coast that's not Puerto Vallarta or Acapulco</b><p>When I think of an authentic Mexican getaway, I immediately start with the food: fresh ceviche, guacamole, and fish tacos. When I think of an ideal beach vacation, I think of a tropical climate with warm water, …

Mexico

The Golden Ring: a road trip through the heart of Russia

East of Moscow lies the land of small historical towns, ancient onion-domed churches, gingerbread cottages and largely unspoilt countryside, all in sharp contrast with the imperial megalomania of Moscow and St Petersburg. When the USSR started opening up for foreign tourists in the 1960s, the …

European Travel

You don't have to be a millionaire to visit the French Riviera

Years ago it served as inspiration for legendary American authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, and today Beyoncé sunbathes on a yacht in St. Tropez.<p>That doesn't mean that travelers without a disposable income can't enjoy the French Riviera.<p>You can experience the coast's old-world charm and dazzling …

France