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12 Easy Last-Minute Weekend Escapes

No plans this weekend? No problem. These easy escapes will get you out of town on a moment's notice. All you need is a tank of gas, an adventurous …

Budget Travel

Walking the yellow sandy trail

PHOTOS: 20 Fabulously Free Things to Do in D.C.

Take a tour of the free offerings you can find in our nation's capital, from cherry blossoms to world-class museums and more!

Travelling in China with your family: what to know and where to go

China may not spring immediately to mind when choosing a destination for a family trip, but the Middle Kingdom is full of places that suit families with children of all ages.<p>Many visitors underestimate how generally safe and easy it is to travel with a family in China. Most destinations are linked …

Top 25 Cities You Should Visit In Your Lifetime. You’ll Never Guess #1! | Architecture & Design

Posted By MMK on Aug 21, 2014<p>The expert travelers at Trip Advisor came together to compile their list of the best rated cities in the world to visit. …

8 Things To Remember When Everything Is Going Wrong. Stopping #3 Changed My Life.

Marc and Angel are two passionate writers, life-hackers, and the authors of <i>1000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently</i>. Here’s their …

Top 10 Newbie Diving Mistakes

We’ve all been there — when you’re a new diver, it’s easy to inadvertently mess up. Here are the top 10 newbie diving mistakes to avoid as you hone …

Sega mobile RPG Dragon Coins out now

Sega's monster collection and battle RPG <i>Dragon Coins</i> is out today for iOS and Android mobile devices, according to a new trailer.<p>Players place coins on a moving platform to charge up monsters for attacks, utilizing combat combos to enhance a team of monsters, which can be traded and lent out. <i>Dragon</i> …

29 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Japan

On my last day in Japan, I woke up in one of those crazy capsule hotels and, after indulging in some sweet libations from Mr. Donut, took to the streets of Tokyo's Shinjuku district during the middle of the morning rush.<p>I was just one of millions of people strolling through the center of the …

Steaks 101: Not Sure What Kind of Steak to Order? Know the Popular Steak Cuts.

• 4<br>• 23<p>If you’re a total noob at eating steaks, knowing what type of steak to order at fancy restaurants can be overwhelming or intimidating. Let’s beef …

10 Things You Should Do In The 15 Minutes Before A Big Presentation

In the 15 minutes before you're about to give a big, important presentation, it's too late to change the content of your speech, says Darlene Price, president, of Well Said, Inc. and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."<p>Building blocks such as analyzing the …

Public Speaking

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

Eatocracy - CNN

11 tips for your Japan trip | CNN Travel

5 Reasons To Visit Spain During Christmas

Spain often conjures up images of sun-kissed beaches, vibrant coastal cities, and flamenco, but there is much more to this incredibly rich and varied …

The Ultimate Guide to Travel Apps and Websites

The paramount of practical, problem-solving mobile apps and websites to simplify your travel queries.<p><b>Before Your Trip:</b><p>The fun is in planning your vacation -- said no one ever. Regardless, a little organization always pays off.<p><b>Travelboxe.com:</b><p>Launched in 2012, this website allows you to personalize …

Apps

6 Travel Scams to Look Out For

Yum! The pizzeria near your hotel left a tempting flyer under your door. Sounds good, right? But did you know that the flyer could be a travel scam -- and you're about to hand over your credit or debit card info to an identity thief? <i>Photo Courtesy of Courtesy Del Marcos Hotel. Article by Ray</i> …

Zagat

12 Expert Solutions to Common Holiday Travel Problems

By Wendy Perrin, CNTraveler.com<p>With millions of people flying to their holiday vacation destinations this weekend, and with severe weather expected to disrupt some of those travel plans, I thought it might help to provide some tips for coping with common holiday travel problems:<p>1. If a winter storm …

Travel

Free Things to Do in Prague

Not long ago, Prague was hailed—in hushed tones—as one of the greatest European cities vacationers had yet to discover. Those days are gone, and the city is now well known as a major destination for art, history, and culture. Naturally, its prices have grown along with its reputation. With these …

Go Now: 5 Spectacular Fall Drives

(photo: Blue Ridge Parkway by NCBrian/Flickr Creative Commons)<p>America has so many breathtakingly scenic highways, it's no wonder that the family road trip is a national obsession. But summer isn't the only season to pack up the family and hit the pavement. With cooler weather comes the brilliance …

Hiking

Packing Light & Right

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 …

Secrets of My Travel Drawer: Avid Travelers Recommend 20 Must-pack Items Vetted by Countless Miles, Mishaps, and Serendipity

You hate packing. I get it. You're worried you're going to forget something crucial or pack too much -- and really, you just want to get on with your vacation. I've logged enough miles now to know my staples; things I've learned after many years, and even more miles, make frustrating moments more …

Powerstrip

Top Things to Do in Japan

When it comes to the top things to do in Japan, including Kyoto, Tokyo and beyond, most travelers have a list of major sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums, or neighborhoods to explore. But for many, Japan's unique culture is an attraction unto itself and simply being immersed into …

8 Tips to Automate Your Finances For Travel

[section]While there are certainly some downfalls to all the technology available to us today, it sure does help the long-term traveler, especially …

Personal Finance

14 Ways To Enjoy New York City's Swankiest Spots For Free (Or Cheap)

From a subterranean food court inside the Plaza Hotel to little-known lunch deals at some of the city's best restaurants, here are 14 ways to enjoy New York City's fanciest venues without spending a fortune.

New York City

5 Best West Coast Road Trips

There’s something about warm weather that makes us want to hop in the car and drive into the sunset (preferably in a red convertible). While …

National Parks