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8 Things You Need to Know Before Traveling to Belize

A unique mix of Central American culture and Caribbean shores, Belize offers a ton for travelers aside from the opportunity to make those well-known …

Central America

10 romantic sleeper trains that still survive

Trains

40 Cheapest Countries to Travel to on $30 a Day or Less

Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, I’ve found that I often spend less when I travel than when I spend a month at home in the US. When …

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

5 Easy Places to Feel Like a Backpacking God

Who hasn't wanted to break loose with nothing but a backpack? To one day sit with your grandchildren on your knees as you thrill them with stories of how you rode a surly Yak deep into the Himalayas, or crossed the Andes on a bus with a howling meth addict for a driver.<p>But what if you can't just …

Massive storm hammers Northeast

A frigid New England looks to recover after a massive winter storm.

Weather

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …

70 Cities You Can Visit on the Cheap If You Know When to Go

© Bastos - Fotolia.com<p>You can save $193 a night on your next vacation to Miami Beach by simply traveling in September instead of March. It's that easy!<p>Hotel search trivago.com analyzed the average price per night for hotels in 70 of the world's most popular cities over the past year and found that …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

National Geographic Travel

Pictures of the Week 5.29.14

Extremism

13 Rarely Seen Photos of Marilyn Monroe

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Interior Design

Booking.com's New Vacation Rental Site is HomeAway's Worst Nightmare

Hotel behemoth Booking.com launched a dedicated site for vacation rentals, villas and apartments, and in some ways it is HomeAway’s worst …

Hospitality

Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

What Natural Wonders Do I Need to See Before They Are Lost to Global Warming?

<i>A:</i><p>It seems like the list of natural wonders withering under the ravages of climate change gets longer every day—from the shrinking snow atop Mount Kilimanjaro to the dying Great Barrier Reef. Many will be gone, or nearly extinct, within the coming decades, so the clock is ticking on your chance to …

Global Warming

Beautiful day for baseball at U.S. Cellular Field.

Rare Beatles Pictures

Early photographs of the Beatles from 1964<p>On February 11, 1964 over eight thousand frenzied Beatles fans packed themselves into the Washington …

Photography

The 25 Most Popular Travel Destinations In The World

Millions of TripAdvisor users voted on their favorite destinations around the world — and Asia was the big winner this year.<p>Six of the top 25 spots on TripAdvisor's list of the World's Top Travel Destinations are in Asia, including new hotspots like Hanoi, Vietnam (#8); Siem Reap, Cambodia (#9); …

Siem Reap

Do Local Taxpayers Really Benefit From Ballparks And Sports Tourism?

NEWBERRY, FL — Whether taxpayers really benefit from paying big bucks for ballparks has stumped communities and economists for decades, and the …

A Roadtrip from Scottsdale to the Grand Canyon

When my son's run at a national tennis tournament in December ended prematurely, we decided to assuage our flagging spirits by taking a short vacation since we were, after all, in Scottsdale, Arizona, a city that was driving distance to some of the most spectacular vistas in America.<p>We began with a …

The 10 Small Towns You Need To Visit This Year, And You Haven't Heard Of Half Of Them

We know, we know, we've seen this list before (from 2012 and 2013), but this one is different.<p>For their third annual list, Smithsonian Magazine examined 20 small towns across America with a population under 15,000 to find towns that are heavily-cultured (read: interesting history, good food, solid …