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7 Stunning Natural Wonders in Asia

You are probably going to want to add some of these to your bucket list.<p>Encompassing a wide variety of countries and cultures, Asia has no shortage of cities to visit and exciting foods to discover. But the continent is also packed with dramatic natural sights, some a little more remarkable than …

National Parks

Best in US

Lose all track of time (and cell signal) along California's Redwood Coast. Movie buffs might recognize the region’s scene-stealing backdrops from Hollywood blockbusters like <i>Jurassic Park</i>, <i>E.T.</i> and <i>Star Wars</i>. But the full wonder of California’s 2000-year-old redwoods – some reaching 20 stories high – …

Arches National Park

7 Reasons to Love Christmas in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Visit Bavaria without even leaving the country!<p>Known as Michigan's Little Bavaria, Frankenmuth was settled by a group of Germans from the province of Franconia, Bavaria, in 1845. Its name is a combination of the German words <i>Franken</i> and <i>mu</i><i>t</i>, meaning "courage of the Franconians." The town's heritage …

Bavaria

Bah Hamburg: Christmas In Germany's City Of Light

Christmas Market tourism is big for Germany. Think Nuremberg, Dresden and Frankfurt and all the tourists that flock there to stand under the …

10 places in U.S. (California's desert is No. 4) Lonely Planet says you should visit next year

Why do we love lists? For travelers, it's always thrilling to see which destinations are generating the most buzz for the coming year.<p>Lonely Planet's editors on Tuesday released their top 10 U.S. places you should visit in 2017. Asheville, N.C., takes the No. 1 spot for its artistic vibe and …

National Parks

Holiday Getaways for Picky Procrastinators

From off-the-beaten-path ski resorts and beach retreats to low-key (and great value) European escapes, here are a dozen unexpected destinations to spend your winter vacation<p>TULUM, MAUI AND TOKYO were all on my holiday wish list. Then, a few weeks ago, I realized winter break was breathing down my …

Travel Deals

The World's Best Wilderness Hotels Revealed

Unfortunately we have nearly forgotten how rewarding it is to unplug from technology for a while and enjoy all that nature has to offer. The only …

Swimming Pools

5 Reasons to Take that Trip to Tucson

When Barbara Kingsolver set out to write her now-famous treatise on locavorism, <i>Animal, Vegetable, Miracle</i>, the first step she and her family took …

Hiking

From 'Beer Corner' to the best banh in Hanoi: How to spend 48 hours in the city

<b>Why go now?</b><p>Vietnam is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world, with the number of UK arrivals soaring to more than 200,000 this …

Vietnam

50 Best Places to Travel in 2017

The 50 destinations that made our list this year include one of France’s lesser-known wine regions, America’s next big dining spot, and a buzzy Greek …

Travel

Bucket list: 41 places every California kid should visit before growing up

How many of these have you visited?<p>Summer's upon us and we're entering that glorious time of year when families can travel unencumbered by school obligations.<p>To help you plan your family road trips, we've updated and added to one of our favorite galleries featuring places every California kid must …

California

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

56 Spring Getaway Ideas Near Your Favorite Cities

When the season arrives, it’s time to get out of town. Check out our favorite destinations near these major cities.<p>Winter may have fluctuated from …

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Prague

Known as the City of a Hundred Spires, Prague tempts travelers with its incredible charm and impressive architecture. The Czech Republic’s capital is …

5 new attractions promise to deliver big thrills, great views

When it comes to new thrills debuting in 2016, chatter generally winds back to the early April opening of a mini-theme park involving a certain boy wizard at Universal Studios Hollywood.<p>But why simply follow the crowd, especially at $115 a ticket? Excitement is about to launch coast to coast (and …

Add It to the Bucket List: You Can Snorkel Between Two Tectonic Plates in Iceland

Iceland's newfound tourism popularity is well-deserved. Not only is the Nordic island nation home to majestic mountains, an abandoned airplane …

The world's 30 greatest trips right now

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>Discovery is what travel is all about. And nothing …

A beginner's guide to traveling to Southeast Asia

Well that all depends. There are so many considerations: time, budget, interests, comfort level, experience. But if you are just getting started with the travel thing, you can't do much better than Southeast Asia.<p>Mainland Southeast Asia - including Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma,Malaysia …

South-east Asia

The Most Beautiful Travel Photographs of 2016

The Sony World Photography Awards, the biggest photography competition in the world, recently released the shortlists for the 2016 edition. This year's entries cover a broad scope of themes and geography, with over 270 photographers from nearly 60 countries represented. The photographs depict …

China

Ten Ways to Make a Disney Vacation Extra-Special

You've booked Fast Passes, you magically landed a reservation at Be Our Guest and you're ready to hit the Magical Express. Even if you have the …

Top Trips for the Adventure Traveler

If your dream trip revolves more around an epic experience than laying on the beach all day, then we have the list for you! Now you don’t have to be …

Adventure Travel

10 unique hotels to stay at before you die

From ice manors in Sweden to al fresco wooden lodges in Botswana to hanging pods in Peru, some hotels can make your trip unforgettable.<p>Here are the ones you need to visit during your lifetime.

The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

5 hard truths about quitting your job to travel the world

Traveling long term, and embracing the career uncertainty that accompanies it, is no picnic.<p>I would know. In the fall of 2014, I gave up my cushy job as a magazine editor in New York to embark on a year-long excursion with my begrudging boyfriend.<p>Fast-forward 365 days, and we've explored 15 …

Top 10 family adventure holidays in Europe

These family-friendly adventure holidays answer the call of the wild – but are perfectly doable for a wide range of ages<p>Top 10 UK hostels, cabins and farmstays for families<p>Cycling, Austrian Tyrol<p>With dramatic mountains all around, this self-guided cycling holiday with Saddle Skedaddle starting in …

Top 10

Budget Travel names top destinations for 2016

Budget Travel has unveiled its top 24 destinations for 2016, and the list might surprise you.<p>For starters, Iceland -- a famously expensive country to visit -- took the top spot.<p>Check out our slideshow for the full list, curated by Budget Travel's editors. Do you agree with the rankings?

The most popular places to travel this winter, according to TripAdvisor

If you haven't started planning your winter getaway yet, take a look at TripAdvisor's recently compiled list of the top winter destinations for US travelers.<p>The list is based on TripAdvisor site search data and also includes the average cost of a one-week winter trip, determined by average nightly …

New iPhone App Helps You Discover Outdoor Adventures

Have you ever visited a new destination and found yourself unsure of what kind of opportunities for outdoor adventure existed there? Wouldn’t it be …