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The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

Kayaking Kauai’s Na Pali Coast

Explore the island’s ancient sea caves and verdant valleys at your own pace, stopping to shower in waterfalls and sleep under the stars.<p>Kauai’s lush tropical interior may have earned it the nickname the Garden Island, but the small Hawaiian island’s most scenic panoramas can be found on the remote …

What to Pack: Summer Road Trip Edition

When it comes to affordable vacation fun, nothing quite beats a carefree road trip. So pull out that map (or, ya know, Google Maps) and plot your …

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Success!<p>Featured videos<p>Travel inspiration<p>What can you do about overtourism?<p>Venice, Barcelona, Dubrovnik... more and more destinations are struggling to cope with the sheer number of visitors they attract. Is there anything a traveller can do in response to the growing challenge of overtourism?…<p>Read …

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Skiing in Summer?

Your favorite ski spots may be closed for summer, but that doesn't mean you can't take in gorgeous mountain vistas or glide down pristine slopes elsewhere. You'll still find warm weather and sunny skies while glacier skiing in Canada and traversing Austria's icy peaks. Or you can fast-forward to …

Getting Outdoors in the Southwest (PHOTOS)

Although there may be tons of incredible national parks throughout the Southwest -- including Arches, Zion, and the Grand Canyon -- other lesser-known areas prove to be just as majestic. Here are a few of our favorite places in the region to get fit and reconnect with Mother Nature.<p>The Southwest is …

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Best Money-Saving Hotel Tips

For the past few years hotel prices have been rising across the globe, no matter which country you choose to visit. Thankfully, there are plenty of savvy ways to save money on a hotel room today -- you just need to know the insider tricks.<p>Which country has the highest-priced hotels?<p>The immediate …

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Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

Top 5 Dreamiest Overwater Bungalows (PHOTOS)

For more than 30 years, pictures of overwater bungalows have generated drool from travelers and fans of <i>Islands</i> magazine.<p>So we sent three Islands staff photographers to Tahiti to capture the best of the best. We started with roughly 10,000 images. Are you ready for the top 5?<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Five …

America's Best Little Beach Towns (PHOTOS)

In the free and easy days of summer, the quest for a great American beach town is a national passion. Beach towns are a mainstay of the hot months, a beacon for countless citizens looking for a reprieve from the daily grind. The Great American beach town, apart from being idle as all get out, is …

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