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The Exceptional Traveler: Travel on $1200 a Month! Part II

"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>Palma, Mallorca<p>The response to my last post, "Travel On $1200 a Month!" was enthusiastic, but I received many emails from people wondering if I could travel so cheaply …

The Airplane Smells Like Farts... And 4 Other Travel Annoyances

With the crazy expensive cost of flying these days one would think that you would have a pleasant, even 5 star experience traveling the friendly skies. But, if you're like most people, you're shelling out a big chunk of change to fly coach and there is little, if anything, friendly about it. Here …

All The Reasons Flying Alone Is Actually The Best

Solo travel isn't for everyone, this we know. Some people prefer a hand to squeeze during takeoff, someone to chit chat with when the movie selection isn't cutting it and another person to help maneuver a foreign airport. If none of those things sound all that necessary to you, take a peek below at …

The One-Day Guide to New Orleans' Literary Landmarks

<i>By Doug Brantley, New Orleans editor for Where®</i><p>Each spring bibliophiles and Brando buffs flock to the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival to pay homage to the late great playwright, who penned <i>A Streetcar Named Desire</i> in what he called his "spiritual home."<p><i>Pictured: Literary festival</i> …

What You Need to Know Before Traveling to England

London's calling... or the whole country is. And they speak English! So what do else do you need to know before you travel there? Well... a lot! So read this quick and handy guide to make sure you have the best trip!<p><b>How long can I stay without a visa?</b><p>If you're from an English-speaking country, no …

Vacation Activities You Shouldn't Be Embarrassed About

We're often so busy worrying about making the most of every trip--nay--every precious moment out of the office that we can forget to not sweat the small stuff. And sweating the small stuff stinks.<p>Herewith, 19 things to not worry about when on a trip.<p><b>1. To pay a visit to McDonald's. You are</b> …

This Is What Happens When Lil Bub And Steve Albini Team Up To Tape TV Show (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Looks like everyone's favorite dwarf kitten has a new pal: legendary Chicago recording engineer Steve Albini:<p>Lil' Bub apparently tapped "the sensitive side of Steve" during the recent taping for episode 3 of "Lil' Bub's Big Show," which airs Thursday. Lil' Bub returns to Chicago next week for the …

Discovery Channel's 'Hawaii' Shows Just How Amazing The Islands Are

“It was nature’s greatest experiment in evolution, an experiment that asked a big question: What would happen if you put the world’s most active volcano in the wettest place on the planet, and then made it all so remote, that everything that happened here happened in complete isolation from the …

Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime

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At Least 25 Percent of Yelp Reviews Are Fake, Never Get Published

One of the quiet plagues of online commerce has been the shadowy firms that some businesses pay to write glowing reviews on sites like Yelp, …

Possible FAA In-Flight Electronics Use Change

"In preparation for landing, please do not worry about turning off your electronic devices."<p>An announcement like this may soon be coming to a plane …

Aviation

Why You'll Love Your Layover at Incheon International Airport

Just the mention of the word <i>delay</i>, <i>cancellation</i>, or <i>layover</i> is enough to make even the most laid back traveler cringe. Such occasions usually equate to extended hours spent in oft-hated, geographically-indistinguishable airports, facilities that rarely provide the amenities to entertain or comfort …

13 Exotic Hotels For The Trip Of A Lifetime

The travel guide's senior editorial team selects winning hotels from more than 4,000 nominations sent by contributors around the world.<p>The 13 resorts recognized as top Exotic Hideaways — defined as "destination hotels for a trip of a lifetime" — provide unparalleled service in incredible settings, …

National Parks

A Bit of Iceland's History

Iceland was remote, backward, and poor until after World War II. Discovered accidentally by Vikings, thousands of settlers came here in the ninth and 10th centuries. The country, like America, was founded by freedom-loving people fleeing a harsh king and unfair taxes. Icelanders established a …

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Cancun. Article by Chanize Thorpe, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>It's a fact that all-inclusive resorts can be expensive, with the average nightly rate at some of the bigger chains running $450 -- per person. And when you find one in your price range there's usually a …

Top 15 travel experiences in Sikkim, India

One of the Himalaya’s best-kept travel secrets, Sikkim is a welcome diversion from all conventional notions of an Indian holiday. Far from Rajasthan’s royal trail, Goa’s beaches and Kerala’s backwaters, this tiny Indian hill state prides itself on pristine alpine forests, lofty snow-capped …

A first timer’s guide to Oktoberfest

MUNICH’S OKTOBERFEST originated in 1810 as a horse race to celebrate the royal wedding. But everyone apparently enjoyed the drinking a lot more than …

Royal Weddings

Haitian Police Armed with Guns and Language Skills Sent to Protect Tourists

Haiti has formed a special police force to protect the legions of tourists the government hopes to bring to the troubled Caribbean nation.<p>Tourism …

Apple Maps Finally Disables Driving Directions to Fairbanks Airport

There’s a way to get to the Fairbanks Airport, just don’t ask your iPhone for help.<p>Apple has disabled driving directions to the Fairbanks …

The 5 Types Of Traveler You Don't Want To Be... Or Be With

Ever traveled with someone who could use a vacation personality overhaul? Do you (gasp!) <i>need</i> a vacation personality overhaul?<p>Use this handy symptom checker to diagnose travel ailments, and learn to deal before they taint your next trip.<p><b>The Timekeeper</b><p><b>Symptoms:</b> To the Timekeeper, a trip is like a …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Skift Trends: 6 Characteristics of Independent Chinese Travelers

Earlier this month we launched our Skift Trends Report subscription service, and as part of that, the first report “<b>Rise of the Chinese Independent</b> …

Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

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5 things that suck about Munich’s Oktoberfest

I’M NOT a big beer drinker, and I typically avoid anything that draws a massive crowd. But my husband and I were traveling through Bavaria with his …

Alcohol

15 Digital Travel Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends. We’re now highlighting the …

Great time in Australia!

Brisbane PhotoWalk<p>Check out the event here on G+ to see photos from the great PhotoWalk!<p>Jogging with Glass on the Gold Coast<p>I’ve had a very weird …

Follow Favorite: My Itchy Travel Feet

We all get that urge to catch the next flight to any destination, but we often hold back. But Donna Hull, the self-proclaimed baby boomer travel …

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