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40 Cheapest Countries to Visit (On $30 Per Day Or Less!)

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more details.<p>Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, I’ve found …

Flying Smarter: First Class, Business Class And Upgrades For Less

If you want to fly on the front side of the curtain, and your company will gladly do full-fare without batting an eye, you can stop reading now and go pay top dollar.<p>If you want to fly smarter, getting the same experience for less money – or no money – then you might want to enlist the help of an …

Travel Industry

Smithsonian Expert Fills in the Missing Science Behind the Movie “Sully”

It’s a story many know: US Airways flight 1549 left LaGuardia airport on a chilly afternoon on January 15, 2009. Moments after lift off, a flock of …

7 Home Remedies That Actually Work (and the Science Behind Them)

1 of 9<p>Folklore remedies<p>Throughout the ages, people have sworn that odd remedies have cured their maladies. While some of these "treatments" sound …

RV to 8 of the Best U.S. Destinations This Summer

RV to 8 of the Best U.S. Destinations This Summer<p>Updated on July 25, 2017<p>There is nothing that compares to the freedom of the open road, especially …

Looking for work? Airlines will need 617,000 pilots over next 20 years

If you're looking for a new career, Boeing suggests checking out the airline industry.<p>Based on the number of plane orders and airline expansion plans in the works, the aerospace giant predicted this week that the industry will need to hire 617,000 new commercial pilots, 679,000 maintenance …

Air Traffic

The Unexpected Place Couples are Heading for Their Honeymoons

If you think every newlywed couple is en route to the palm-fringed beaches of the Caribbean, think again.<p>According to a new survey by Westin Hotels & …

3 Ways to Save On a Used Car

Deals on wheels<p>Thinking about investing in a set of wheels for the new grad in your life?<p>Used-car lots are full of “younger” models, thanks to an …

How To Not Get Screwed When Buying A Used Car

In a perfect world, every car seller is perfectly honest and knows every fault with the car he or she is selling. But we don’t live in a perfect …

5 Insurance Questions To Ask Before You Buy A Car

Auto insurance is often an afterthought for people buying cars. After all, choosing the right vehicle and negotiating a good deal can take substantial time and research. You may think the only insurance question to ask is, “How much will it cost to insure this thing?” But asking a few more …

The Nine Safest Cars in America, and Volvo is Getting Closer to their Overall Zero Volvo Deaths Goal

We are winning the automotive safety war, and here's Volvo's take on the autonomous vehicle they'll have ready in four years<p>In 2007 in America, no …

This might be the most dangerous hotel in the world

It's the hotel for those who really want to get off of the grid. The Frying Pan Tower is a former U.S. Coast Guard station located in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean's hurricane alley. Owner Richard Neal bought the structure from a government auction for $85,000 and converted it into a homey …

Coast Guard

7 Ways to Negotiate Medical Bills

When you've just had a medical procedure, you should be concentrating on recovery — not how you'll cover the bills. But what happens if you can't …

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations<p>Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations …

Google

33 travel tips every man should know

There is just something about waking up in a new setting, seeing views you've only read about, and finding yourself in a crowd that speaks a foreign language that helps you understand how amazing this world is.<p>It was during one of these trips - living with a family in Kyiv, Ukraine - that I met my …

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8 Problems with the HTC One M9 and how to fix them

The HTC One M9 may have not been a significant departure from its predecessor, but brought with it a further refinement of what we loved about the One M8 and One M7 before it. HTC always has a winner on their hands in terms of design and build quality, with a streamlined software experience …

HTC One

You Can Now Find Your Lost Phone by Googling It

Next time you lose your phone, a simple Google search may be able to find it.<p>Google announced Wednesday a new phone-finding feature for Android users …

How To Survive A Plane Crash

<i>by Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p><b>The recent spate of aircraft incidents is reaffirming the importance of the pre-flight safety briefing.</b><p>Amid the wave of tragic headlines from the Germanwings crash investigation, scenes of another airline accident made the news over the weekend when an Air …

The Sneaky Hotel Fee You Should Always Check For

<i>by Eric Jordan, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p><i>Tetra Images / Alamy</i><p>Extra fees at hotels have become a big money maker. Check the terms and conditions of your potential reservation before you unwittingly agree to pay for something you may not want.<p>On Monday, in Condé Nast Traveler's "Morning News," Paul Brady …

Las Vegas

Study finds no evidence violent video games make children aggressive

Playing violent video games is no more likely to be damaging to young children’s behaviour than those considered harmless, an Oxford University study suggests.<p>Research involving British primary schoolchildren found that the length of time young people spend playing games, rather than their content, …

Italy Off The Beaten Path

Milan, Florence, Rome: It's no surprise that Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. But rather than hitting only the hot spots, carve out some time to visit the less-traveled regions, too. We turned to Ciao Andiamo, a website that helps you plan and book …

Italy

Flying to Europe This Summer? First, Focus On Crossing the Atlantic

One of the biggest mistakes that Americans make while planning a trip to Europe, in summer or any season, is myopically focusing on a specific route. You want to visit Amsterdam, so you only search into that airport. Or you want to visit Glasgow, so you neglect to look at a map and consider, maybe, …

Our Top Tips for Beating Jet Lag

Every traveler has heard of it and everyone fears it: the dreaded jet lag. But for those of us who are constantly on the go, we rely on these top tips for avoiding jet lag and arriving at your destination feeling as fresh as possible.<p>Get plenty of rest the night before<p>We know -- easier said than …

Jet Lag

Aspen: Log On

The secret your cellphone company doesn't want you to know

Recently, AT&T surprised everyone when it added a new option to its GigaPower fiber Internet service: privacy. Yes, for just $29 more a month, AT&T promises it WON'T sell your search and browsing history to advertisers. How generous.<p>While there's still some doubt about how private your information …

Just How Old Is That Plane You're Flying On?

The world's airlines are buying lots of shiny new planes of all sizes and types, and that's good news for travelers, giving them some sense of justice now that airfares are going up and airlines are raking in profits. Even so, the skies are full of old clunkers -- DC-9s, 717s, early versions of the …

Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

Credit: Flickr<p>So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling abroad or if you need a refresher.<p><b>Security & Health</b><p>• <b>Check in with your</b> …

Guide Books

You can buy a giant mech suit on Amazon Japan for $1 million

We've been tracking the Kuratas mech suit -- a 13-foot-tall tribute to anime fandom that you can actually ride -- for a few years, but now it looks it's finally ready up for order on Amazon Japan. That is, if you've got $1 million ... and live in the Kyoto region of Japan. Oh, and you better be …