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11 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Thailand

While fluent English speakers make up only 15 to 20 percent of Thailand’s population, many more locals know enough to give directions, make …

Asia Travel

3 Days in Paris: The Ultimate Paris Itinerary

Shares 207<p>So, you’re planning a trip to Paris? Welcome to one of our favorite cities. With 3 days in Paris, you have enough time to take in the view …

France

Why You Should Stay in Hostels

I know what you’re thinking. Hostels are dirty and packed with young people, with bare bones service and amenities. I’m here to introduce you to the …

Hospitality

When Exactly to Buy Your Next International Flight, According to a Study of 350 Million Fares (Video)

When it comes to airfare, it's all about the timing.<p>CheapAir.com released the results from its international airfare study on Thursday, and the …

Flying

Ten brilliant day trips from Madrid

<i>The Monastery of El Escorial. Photo: Daniel Lázaro Fernandez/Flickr.</i><p>Just an hour away from Madrid is the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, …

European Travel

9 American Eating Habits That Would Be Weird in Italy

9 Food Habits Americans Have That Would Be Weird in Italy<p>Turns out our olive oil game is pretty weak.<p>April 01, 2018<p>Over winter break, I, a measly …

Tap Water

California Zephyr to Capitol Limited: Crossing the country by Amtrak

Start with this simple truth: Crossing the country by train is an adventure. Whether you’re out to see the country in a relaxed manner or avoid the hassles of flying or driving, a train journey will challenge and delight you.<p>As soon as train wheels begin to turn you’re in a different environment. …

Trains
Italy

Tourists make easy marks — here are 9 of the most common scams to watch out for on your travels

Tourists are often a scammer's favorite targets — they're likely to be unfamiliar with the area and ignorant of the local customs, and they're probably holding a lot of cash.<p>Even the savviest travelers can wind up victims of a scam, so it's important to know which types of scams exist around the …

Identity Theft

Taking Eurostar: The Complete Guide

Eurostar is the easiest - and often the cheapest - way to get France, Belgium and the Netherlands directly from London. The train that has run …

Trains

9 Reasons a Long Weekend in Cincinnati Should Be Your Next Trip

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A Guide To Nicaraguan Food For Adventurous Eaters

A Guide To Nicaraguan Food For Adventurous Eaters<p>Mar 09, 2018<p><b>One rainy night I followed the Coco River, the longest river in Central America, marking</b> …

Everything You Need To Know About The Magical City of Granada Nicaragua

<i>This post was last updated on July 26th, 2016</i><p>We had a crazy revelation just a few days before our trip to Nicaragua:<p><b>We hadn’t been to a new country</b> …

What mistakes do American tourists make in Paris?

Self-deprecating humor, or at the very least a strong ability to laugh at yourself, is an essential tool for traveling abroad. The same goes for …

The Nicaragua Bucket List: 25 Epic Things to Do in Nicaragua

Nicaragua was just made for bucket list adventures – with nearly 20 active volcanoes and two equally epic coastlines, it’s heaven on earth for the …

Nicaragua Food and Drink

Take a culinary tour of Central America! There is an article with general information about the food and drink of every Central America country. But …

How to decide between Costa Rica and Nicaragua for your trip

A Pin to make life easier!<p>When we’re traveling with kids, we need to think about a lot of things. If you’re trying to decide between Costa Rica and …

8 Romantic things to do in Florence, Italy | Love is all around in Florence!

<b>Love is always in the air in Florence</b>. Maybe because there’s no shortage of <b>romantic things to do</b> here. From watching the <b>golden sunsets</b> on the river …

How to Spend 24 Hours in Naples, According to a Local

That boat to Capri can wait.<p>“Naples is surprising because you see an extraordinary amount of beautiful things in a mile, but unlike in Rome, they don’t hit you in the face,” says the Turin-born designer Allegra Hicks of the city she’s lived in part-time for the past five years. Naples is gradually …

Italy

What a Week-Long All-Inclusive Vacation Costs in Top Destinations

All-inclusive resorts run the gamut, from intimate properties with high-end facilities to cheap hotels with a party atmosphere. Whether in lush St. …

What You Really Want to Buy in Florence

Writer and Traveler contributor Amanda Brooks shares her favorite shops in the Tuscan city.<p>I used to write off Florence. Until last spring, I didn't think it offered much beyond the historic museums and a few cozy but rough-around-the-edges restaurants. Then, I ended up there twice in one month for …

Italy

Top Churches to Visit in Rome

Rome has many interesting churches with fine artwork worth a visit. Many churches stay open all day but some close for a few hours in the afternoon. …

6 Places You Absolutely Have to Stop on a Florence-to-Rome Road Trip

The drive from Florence to Rome is pretty straightforward, just hop on the A1 and jet three hours south. But you should be making a road trip out of it, so skip eating at the roadside autogrill and extend your drive. Pick one or two of our favorite pit-stop towns along the way for 12th century …

Italy

48 hours in Cinque Terre, Italy

Looking for things to do in Cinque Terre?Cinque Terre means crystal clear waters, laid-back coastal towns, picturesque coastlines lined with colorful …

Italy

How to Visit Korea's Demilitarized Zone the Right Way

The DMZ is now the closest American travelers can get to the Hermit Kingdom.<p>Even before the Trump administration restricted travel for U.S. citizens into North Korea, tourism to the country was extremely limited; Pyongyang only allowed around 4,000 Western tourists in each year. Roughly a quarter …

North Korea

Neuschwanstein - Germany's Fairytale Castle

Neuschwanstein, nestled in the Bavarian Alps above the city of near Füssen, is the most famous German castle and part of our list Top Ten Sights and …

The Best Things To Do When You Only Have One Day in Zurich

Zurich is the financial capital of Switzerland and one of the best places to visit if you want a touch of Swiss city life. There are restaurants that …

Weather

12 destinations travelers might want to avoid in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tourism backlash has been in full effect over the past 12 months, with several destinations announcing they'd had enough of foreign visitors flooding their streets or disrupting their fragile ecosystems.<p>Unsurprisingly, this has posed a a dilemma for mindful travelers planning their next …

European Travel

Great Souvenirs To Bring Back From Barcelona

A selection of artisan <i>turrón</i><p>This nutty confection – also known as nougat – is widely enjoyed across Spain, and here in Barcelona there are a number …