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Social media poll finds women want to feel connected, men want to make you jealous

We’re all in a love/hate relationship with social media. For all the obvious benefits, studies are now showing Facebook and Twitter could actually be detrimental to our well-being. Yet we push on. But what motivates us to share our lives with friends and strangers on social media?<p><i>Olapic</i>, a leading …

Vietnam Beyond The Hostel

Vietnam is a great destination to test out traveling like an adult because you can create an experience that affords you a little bit of luxury for not a lot of money -- and hang on to that feeling that you're really traveling, not just hanging out at an all-inclusive resort and never leaving the …

Ho Chi Minh City

Anthony Bourdain Reveals The Best Places To Eat And Drink In Rio De Janeiro

During his four-day stay, he drank on the beach, took a tour of a run-down Favela, and soaked up the nightlife in Copacabana.<p>He ate Brazilian favorites, like fried sardines, grilled pork sandwiches, and feijoada, a hearty stew of black beans and pork sausage — and raved about them all.<p>Any chance he …

Anthony Bourdain

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Quebec City


Ten events not to miss in April

From Witches’ Night in Germany to New Year in Nepal, here are 10 intriguing, engaging celebrations taking place around the world this month.

Aretha Franklin

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Qatar to Spend $45 Billion on Tourism Through 2030

Up to $45 billion will be allocated to develop Qatar’s tourism industry by 2030 as part of the National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030, according to …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

The Best Time To Book A Plane Ticket, According To New Study

Finally, there’s a scientific answer to that magic number of days before a flight when tickets are at their cheapest.<p>The answer? Are you ready? Are you reeeally ready?<p>Fifty-four days before takeoff is, on average, when domestic airline tickets are at their absolute lowest price. And if you don’t …

10 Reasons Women Need to Solo Travel

You may feel like you're stuck. You may feel as if you have invisible chains around you that you can't break no matter how hard you try. Solo travel frees you from the ties that bind.<p>In August 2007, I sent myself to Edinburgh, Scotland as a graduation (I graduated with a Master of Science, …

Solo Travel