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The Thailand of Your Dreams

[section]The only sound upon waking is the whine of a single mosquito. The one that's been eluding me all night. The one that somehow breached the …

Red Hat

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

Top 10 Inca Ruins to See (That Aren’t Machu Picchu)

Machu Picchu is the most popular Inca site, but it's not the only one. Check out this photo gallery of the best of the rest, from Cusco to Lake Titicaca.

Top Five Side Trips From Machu Picchu

Don't go all the way to Machu Picchu without having one of these experiences, the perfect way to round out a trip to Peru.<p>For many visitors to Peru, Machu Picchu is the number one draw. But Peru is such an ecologically, topographically, and historically rich country that it’d be a waste to travel …

5 Questions To Ask When Planning Your Big Trip

[section]So, you know you want to travel. More than that, you’ve decided that you will travel! The firm commitment has been made, and you’re actively …

Guide Books

Asin’s Kathmandu

<b>Asin Sharma</b> is a Kathmandu native whose love for her home city has only grown over time. To be sure, this passion drove Asin to pursue a career as a writer for NepalAdvisor.com, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t indulge her wanderlust once in a while. “I love traveling alone with a map in my …

10 Luxury Islands That Are Surprisingly Affordable

We've never had such a good excuse to ditch the real world.<p>We always thought our living-on-an-island dreams would stay forever plunked on a Pinterest board, but now, there's reason to believe that actually living on a luxury island is totally possible.<p>The folks at Samujana Retreats and Residences …

Four Reasons Your Next Vacation Should Be a Solo One

Are those frequent-flyer miles burning a hole in your pocket? It's time for a trip. And whether you've got just enough vacation days left to squeeze in a 48-hour getaway or you're giving that nine-to-five a big middle finger before heading off to another country for the indefinite future, you …

Solo Travel

8 Reasons A Trip To The Philippines Should Be In Your Future

There's an incredible chain of tropical islands in the Pacific that is sprinkled with pink, white and black sand beaches, ultra-relaxing luxury resorts, charming countrysides and villages, exotic foods and an enticing nightlife. You know it exists, but you've probably never thought of planning a …

Meditation in Nepal

<i>Author’s Note: “A Day in the Life” is a series in which we chronicle a specific day in the life of a long-term traveler. This day was chosen as</i> …

Meditation

Travel “Rules”

As soon as you say that you are embarking on an around the world journey, everyone – from governments to grandmas – chimes in with their offering of …

Chaat

Top five nerve-shredding road trips in Costa Rica

Renting a car in Costa Rica is costly and can even be dangerous if you're not prepared for what's to come. It’s also ridiculously good fun. Some of the most interesting, little-explored destinations are only accessible by car, and for the adventurous traveler, there’s simply no substitute for the …

유명해지기 전에 가야 할 여행지 13

유명한 관광지라고 다 좋은 건 아니다.<p>바가지 쓰이기 십상이고 여행책에서 본 것과 다른 모습에 실망하며, 무엇보다 관광객이 넘치기 때문이다.<p>하지만 곧 유명해질 곳에 누구보다 먼저 여행을 간다면?<p>허핑턴포스트가 지금 한창 뜨는 여행지 13군데를 소개한다. 이곳을 다녀와서는 …

Five Amazing Places to Spend Christmas in South East Asia

If the idea of snow, ice, family arguments and the stress of feeding the 5000 is just too much for another year, then a Christmas getaway to the tropics might be just the ticket. <i>South East Asia</i> is the perfect place to spend a relaxed holiday away from everything that causes the blood to boil. If …

South-east Asia

Why Travel Around the World? Why Not!

<i>My story begins on the road.</i><p>It wasn’t the road around the world though. Instead, it was Route 89 though northern Arizona. Two weeks earlier, I had …

How Volunteering in Africa Changed Me

[section]Despite my initial doubts that first night at camp, this experience would turn out to be one of the most rewarding and transformational …

Time Travel

Everest base camp trek: eight days to the top of the world — in pictures

The hike to the foot of the Earth's tallest mountain is gruelling but the views make it immensely rewarding. Photos and captions by <b>Nikki Marshall</b>

Mount Everest: the go-slow guide to base camp – with a fast ride home

Filled with some of the grandest views on Earth, the journey to Mount Everest base camp is not for the faint-hearted<p>Rajan Simkhada has a knack for delivering bad news in the most cheerful way imaginable. The Kathmandu tour operator is briefing us about our 16-day trek to Everest base camp and his …

Where Should You Stay?

Where you lay your head at night is an important part of long-term travel – you gotta sleep some time, right?<p>Options abound for travelers these days …

Restaurants' Dirtiest Secrets

<i>Photo courtesy of jmhilde/myBudgetTravel. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>From the classiest Parisian eateries to humble Hong Kong Street carts, from NYC delis to the Bay Area's tastiest trendsetters, every restaurant has its own, um, special way of doing things. Unfortunately, …

Budget Travel

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

Six Easy Tips for Traveling Like a Local

So, you did it! You saved up enough money and purchased those tickets to the city you've heard so much about and always wanted to visit. You have Localeur on your iPhone. You've been reading city guides, YouTubing, and catching up on Anthony Bourdain's picks in the area for weeks. What's the next …

Anthony Bourdain

What Type of Person Goes on a RTW Trip?

Ready to become a RTW traveler?<p>There are lots of different myths out there about round the world travelers.<p>Many people think:<p>the RTW traveler is …

Family Travel

The Modern Day Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is a concept as old as humanity itself. Human beings, across cultural and religious boundaries, historical and economical spectrums, …

12 Jobs You Can Do Anywhere in the World

The traditional 9-5 office job isn't your only option. Did you know that? Sure, it works for plenty of people. In at 9 a.m., out the door as the bells chime 5p.m., lather, rinse, repeat. Monday through Friday, 52 weeks per year for 40 years or more. <i>It works for plenty of people.</i><p>If you are not in …

Employment

10 Reasons Travel Agents Are Better Than the Internet

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>While you might put travel agent right up there with VCR repair man and video store clerk on the list of jobs that have gone the way of the Yellow Pages, there's a reason you still see them wedged into strip malls between your dry cleaner and the new VaporZone. …

Travel Industry

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

Hiking

Visiting Home After Long Term Travel

Our time in Thailand was up. At least, it was for a little while. For the month of June, we embarked on a trip that took us back home to America. We …

Thailand