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5 cultural faux pas Americans make while traveling abroad

While you may not do it intentionally — or even realize you're doing it — certain kinds of behavior that Americans wouldn't think twice about aren't as accepted or favored in other countries around the world.<p>We spoke to Robert Hickey, the deputy director of the Protocol School of Washington, and …

Mathematics

These Are the Best Airlines in the U.S.

It's awards season, folks. No, not the Oscars or Cannes or even the CMAs. Rather, it's the airline awards.<p>Each year, U.K.-based Skytrax releases its much-awaited list of the top airlines in the world, with results taken from passenger surveys. Want to know who ranks high? Hopper took a spin through …

23 pictures that show why travelers voted Charleston the best city in America

The awards are based on a survey that includes responses from thousands of experienced travelers.<p>Charleston, South Carolina, was voted the second-best city in the world and the best city in America and Canada. (Kyoto, Japan, was ranked the No. 1 city in the world.)<p>With Charleston's rich history, …

7 Places Worth Visiting For The Food Alone -- And What To Eat When You're There

"There is no love sincerer than the love of food," said George Bernard Shaw, and let us also add that there's arguably no better way to explore a culture than to eat voraciously while traveling. Yes, there are many five-star restaurants worth booking an entire trip for, but it's equally important …

Why the Belmond Royal Scotsman is More Magical Than the Hogwarts Express

Still holding out for that letter from Hogwarts? Pass the waiting time aboard the muggle-run Belmond Royal Scotsman. It may not depart from Platform …

A Glimpse Inside Hawaii's 'Forbidden Island'

Secluded and untouched.<p>When the sun sets over Kauai's Kekaha Beach on an especially clear night, a tall, silhouetted tract of land emerges west of the Hawaiian islands, toward the horizon.<p>For most of the state’s residents, that’s the only way to see the island of Niihau.<p>It's known as "The Forbidden …

Hawaii

The #FollowMeTo Couple's Honeymoon Photos Are Incredible

The couple journeyed to Las Vegas and The Maldives for a post-nuptial getaway.<p>Murad and Natalia Osmann became famous through the #FollowMeTo Instagram account, where the Russian photographer posts beautiful photos of his lovely lady guiding him through stunning locations across the globe.<p>The couple …

Sun Balms for Sunburns: 5 Miracle Treatments for Summer

With another warm-weather weekend in the rearview, your skin may be feeling the effects of the summer sun. Despite your best protective efforts, a day spent tarrying around an open-air tennis court, sailing on the high seas, or lounging by the pool can easily leave arms, legs, and collarbones …

The 21 Hottest Swimsuit Styles from Resort 2016 Swim Week

Miami is the ultimate destination for spring breakers, beachgoers, and as of this past week, swimwear designers. For Swim Week, designers, editors, …

The Year’s Most Fabulous Royal Wedding Is This Weekend

A prince of Monaco is marrying the descendant of an ancient Italian noble family and we’re pretty excited about it.<p>A royal wedding! Nothing is more exciting than that. Nothing is grander, nothing is a more valuable reminder of our own lowly stations in this world, than the union of one prince or …

Royal Weddings

The Mademoiselle Privé Chanel exhibition comes to London

Following the Rolling Stones, Hermès Wanderland and Jeff Koons, Coco Chanel is the focus of London's Saatchi Gallery's latest exhibition. The …