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The World's Most Epic Hotel Pools

From rooftop sensations to saltwater stunners, the pools are the main attraction at these extraordinary resorts around the world.<p><b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p>From rooftop sensations to saltwater stunners, the pools are the main attraction at these extraordinary resorts around the …

East Village

Don't Book a Return Flight: 6 Destinations That Are Pricey to Reach, But Cheap to Stay

Unless consumer demand drops (which we don't expect anytime soon), flying just about anywhere in the world will remain a costly affair. But that doesn't mean you should put off your travel plans. Instead, we suggest grinning and bearing it, and ponying up for the flight -- but choosing a …

Costa Rica

12 views Kiwis would rather keep to themselves

NEW ZEALAND is comprised of two main Islands, North Island (Te Ika-a-Maui) and South Island (Te Waipounamu), and various small islands peppered …

New Zealand

The Best Date Spot Near Every Manhattan Subway Stop

<i>By: Meagan Drillinger</i><p><i>Credit: Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>If you've dated in NYC, you've inevitably dealt with the pressure of choosing the spot (SO MUCH PRESSURE!). Your choices have either made you a hero, or sent you home horny and alone. Fear not! We've got the thing for you: introducing the Manhattan …

35 Places To Visit While The Euro Is At An 11-Year Low

But the currency has just fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, meaning a European vacation is suddenly within reach for more thrifty travelers.<p>We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in countries that are on the euro.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam …

Beautiful EarthPorn Will Make You Feel Very, VERY Small

It's a big, big world, and these are big, BIG photos.<p>In a stunning series of round-the-world photo tours, online nonprofit AirPano shows us just how tiny we really are compared to our dazzling planet of teeming cities, sprawling mountains and wide-open waterfalls. It's pretty much the best …

Dominican Republic

5 Totally Amazing Europe Trips Under $500

The process of picking one place to visit in Europe, with its wealth of stunning travel destinations, isn't easy. But for budget travelers, we have a few excellent ideas for planning an unforgettable vacation that's both marvelous and within your means. These ultra-cheap vacation recommendations …

8 Stunning Hotel Suites You'll Have to See to Believe

Since its opening in 1910, the Edwardian-style Goring Hotel has been a favorite of royals for its five-star luxury experience and its proximity to Buckingham Palace (it's the closest hotel to the royal residence).<p><b>By Jennifer Tzeses for Architectural Digest.</b><p>With original architecture and artistic …

Dining Rooms

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Loneliness

Caminito Del Rey, World's Most Dangerous Walkway, Set To Reopen Next Week

Thrill-seekers who really want to walk on the wild side need to head to southern Spain ASAP. There, in the village of El Chorro, they will find Caminito del Rey, aka the world's most dangerous walkway.<p>Previously closed for repairs to fix deteriorating pathways, Caminito del Rey will officially …

The Most Bizarre Buildings in All 50 States

Every state in the Union lays claim to something special. Those bragging rights extend to their more curious contributions, too. We rounded up funny, fascinating, and architecturally odd structures in every state to prove there's plenty of weird to be found.<p>By Joe McGauley<p>Every state in the Union …

Wikimedia

5 Countries That Are Small Enough to See in One Day

Don't have more than a few days to explore a destination? Don't worry; when it comes to the tiniest countries and territories in the world, one day is plenty time for a visit. Here's our list of 10 travel-worthy micro-countries you'll want to explore.<p><i>By Cynthia Drescher, CNTraveler.com</i><p>Don't have …

Grace Kelly

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

51 Hours in New York City

One way is to explore this great city in parts and allow yourself to experience some of the best the city has to offer without rushing through it.<p>Making the most of New York City in just a few short days can be a daunting task. How do you fit in culture, nature, great food, and sightseeing on …

New York City

7 Underrated Cities in Italy You Have to Visit on Study Abroad

When someone says "Italy", you immediately think of major cities like, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan. However, Italy has a lot more than these four major cities.<p><b>A guide to some of Italy's beautiful hidden gems</b><p>By Nina Truong, Emory University.<p>When someone says "Italy", you immediately think of …

Amalfi Coast

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?<p>(Photo: Vilnius, Lithuania/Shutterstock)<p>You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe …

Saint Petersburg

I Did Not Quit My Job to Travel the World

Approximately every five minutes someone out there writes an article about how they quit their job to travel the world. Okay, maybe not every five minutes, but these days it does seem like there are many people who do just that.<p>Approximately every five minutes someone out there writes an article …

Travel Deals

10 incredible day trips from Vancouver

There's so much to see and do in Vancouver that you might forget to check out what the surrounding area has to offer. A transport hub with great access to the rest of BC, Vancouver is the perfect jumping-off point for day trips into the region. Here are our top 10 escapes from the city.<p>Steveston<p>An …

Been there. Done that. What's Next? 8 Epic Travel Adventures for 2015

Snowmobiled to the aurora borealis; snorkeled the Galapagos. Been there. Blackwater rafted New Zealand's glow-worm caves; communed with orangutans in Borneo. Done that.<p>Snowmobiled to the <i>aurora borealis</i>; snorkeled the Galapagos. <i>Been there.</i><p>Blackwater rafted New Zealand's glow-worm caves; communed …

Orangutans

Six Reasons to Visit Paris Right Now

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>For me, <b>Paris</b>—a place where Old World aloofness meets trendsetting modern metropolis—is about discovering both the grandiose and the quietly charming.<p>Last week, I enjoyed two completely different dinners out in the French capital’s 11th arrondissement. The contrasting …

What Travelers Should do to Maximize Miles in 2015

When it comes to travel, the theme of 2015 is all about shifting loyalty. Delta and United are both switching to revenue-based frequent flyer …

Five dos and don'ts for a fabulous New York City Christmas

Who does Christmas spirit better than New York? The famous poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' was supposedly inspired by the festive atmosphere in one of the city’s downtown markets in 1822, and, according to <i>Miracle on 34th Street</i>, yes, there <i>is</i> a Santa Claus, and he presides at Macy’s. …

15 destinations for travelers to set their sights on in 2015

As 2014 slips into history, these 15 destinations look better and better.<p>Some are nations, some are stations, some are cities and one is a mere neighborhood.<p>But in just about every case, there's something particularly compelling about them right now. Maybe it's because gasoline is so cheap (I'm …

10 extraordinary destinations you have probably never heard of

A Month-by-Month Guide to the Best Places to Travel in 2015

Use our month-by-month calendar to make this your best vacation year …

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all hang out.<p><i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p>Because …

Eva Green

The World's 20 Best Skylines, Ranked

Impressive, eye-catching, testament-to-human-engineering skylines are not exclusive to the U.S.A., which is why we decided to nod approvingly at pictures of the 20 most recognizable skylines around the world and then rank them based on their overall aesthetics.<p><i>By Matt Meltzer</i><p>Beauty, as we all …

Los Angeles

Hawaii's Most Epic And Illegal Hike May Be Gone Forever

Remember that strikingly stunning and famously illegal hike in Hawaii that gave you the chance to view paradise from the heavens?<p>To refresh your memory, here was what it looked like:<p>Well, thanks to a powerful storm, it's gone. Possibly forever. And we're heartbroken.<p>The Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii's …

Water

Make the Most of the Snow: 5 Excellent Tubing Adventures in the U.S.

Tubing has become a winter phenomenon in its own right, with resorts dedicating ample mountainside real estate to the pastime. From 1,000-foot-long runs to a custom-built snow tube jump, air time is practically guaranteed at these five thrilling snow tubing spots.<p><i>By Zach Laks for ShermansTravel</i><p>Let …

Mount Hood

Your European Vacation Just Got Cheaper: 8 Ways to Explore a Now-Cheaper Europe

You know what's the best thing when you're a budget-conscious traveler? When something happens that makes your entire trip cheaper, without you having to change a single thing on your itinerary. That something, in this case, is a steep drop in the value of the euro, making European trips cheaper …

Emerald Isle