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Why The Least Visited Country In Europe Should Be Next On Your Travel Hitlist

Breathtaking scenery, amazing food and only 23.6 square miles to get around<p>With distinctive food, architecture and natural wonders it's no wonder …

Europe

This once-serene island is absolutely overrun by tourists

With its whitewashed walls and blue domed roofs, Santorini, Greece has become the dream holiday destination for millions.<p>But the beautiful Greek …

Travel

Phone Survives Fall from Plane While Recording, Confuses Man on Ground

A Tennessee man named Blake Henderson was recently flying in a small plane and recording some video of another plane on his Samsung Galaxy S5 when …

The Top Hotels in Venice

Romance awaits at these five outstanding properties in the city of canals.<p>Sure, Venice can be flooded with tourists. But after the buses leave and …

Hotels

MotoGeo Thrashes Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer through Tuscany

MotoGeo Thrashes Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer Through TuscanyNow <i>that's</i> a spicy meatball!Jamie Robinson – Yorkshireman, motorcycle racer, and RideApart …

Motorcycles

Landslide buries California's scenic highway in Big Sur

<b>(CNN) —</b> A monster of a landslide has buried a quarter-mile section of the scenic coastal highway in California's Big Sur region, piling fresh misery on a remote area that hasn't seen the road fully passable for months.<p>More than 1 million tons of rock and dirt fell Saturday onto the Pacific Coast …

Road Trips

What ‘personal space’ looks like around the world

If you've traveled even a little bit, you’ve surely had the experience of sharing a public space with someone (or many someones) who wants to stand closer to you than you’d allow your partner most of the time. (I often had this experience at the ATMs in Baku, Azerbaijan, where crowding has replaced …

Etiquette

This Is Where Italian Girls Go on Summer Vacation (and Why You Should Too)

When planning your first trip to Italy, there are a few standout cities that provide a perfect first glimpse at the Italian way of life. But after …

Europe

You can buy elite residency in Thailand for $60,000 — and the government will even provide a 'concierge' service

LONDON — The Thai government has started offering "elite" residency visas for wealthy foreign citizens, allowing them to live in the country for around $3,000 (£2,403) a year, aimed at capitalising on increased global uncertainty over borders and immigration.<p>There are seven different packages, with …

Thailand

How to Retire in Germany as an American | Investopedia

If you want to retire in Germany as an American, you won’t be alone. A New York Times article cites figures ranking Germany fourth in the world for …

Retirement

A 25-year-old spent $250 turning his truck into a camper van to travel across the US

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• John Charles Putrino built a bed and storage unit into the back of his truck.</b><b><br>• He's driving to national parks across the US.</b><b><br>• It took some getting used to, but he enjoys the solitude of low-maintenance travel.</b><p>John Charles Putrino wanted to keep his cross-country trip …

National Parks

16 Essentials for Surviving Abroad

If you’ve spent any significant time overseas, you know that it’s not just getting lost in the backcountry that you have to worry about. Often the smaller, less extreme problems present the biggest challenges. Take it from someone who learned the hard way. I used to think emergency travel kits were …

Hacking

The places that ‘don’t exist’

Extreme traveller Kolja Spori frequents conflict zones, lonely ice roads in Siberia and unrecognized breakaway republics.<p>Kolja Spori packs light. For a short trip, it’s nothing more than a travel jacket, the pockets stuffed with underwear and a toothbrush. For longer trips, he carries an attaché …

Travel

How to travel the world with no money – by people who have done it

Three adventurers share their advice on cash-free journeys around the globe, and reveal the highs and lows of the challenge<p><b>Laura Bingham: 7,000km cycle across South America, July 2016</b><p><b>What was the high point of your trip?</b><br>When my sister joined me for a short while in Argentina. We’d been there for …

South America

There's an iPhone accessory that lets you kiss someone over long distance so the future is most definitely here

Long distance love is HARD, but technology has definitely made it easier in the past few years. You can now FaceTime, Skype, SnapChat, and text to …

I’m a digital nomad—and my first order of business for 2017 is ditching mainstream banks

Few people think banks are fun, exactly. But banking is often seen as an unavoidable part of modern life—preferable, at the very least, to burying money in your backyard.<p>Still, as a dual-citizen freelancer who often travels in Europe and has bank accounts in both the UK and the US, I’ve found that …

Banking

The runaway who travelled the world

Despite having little money, he’s the second most travelled person on the planet<p>Although he’s ranked the world’s #2 on The Best Traveled website, 62-year-old Barcelona native Jorge Sanchez insists that he is nothing like the other competitive travellers. He comes from a poor background, dropped out …

Travel

$69 flights to Europe coming next year

Norwegian Air is upsetting the apple cart even more on transatlantic fares for summer trips. (Image: David Peacock / Norwegian Air)<b>>Upstart low-fare</b> …

Air Travel

Can't ski, won't ski: why are so many non-skiers heading to the pistes?

New research has found that over a million Britons book a holiday to a ski resort each year without intending to hit the slopes while they're there.<p>Nearly £700 million is spent each season by these holidaymakers, who go on a winter holiday purely to enjoy après entertainment and alternative …

Skiing

The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2017: Surprising Picks and Bucket List Trips

Travel + Leisure recently released its list of the Best Places to Travel in 2017, and the honorees might surprise you.<p>Mixed in among the stunning …

How to Travel to Patagonia

There are few bucket lists that don’t include a life-changing trek through Patagonia. In T+L’s comprehensive guide, we’ll show you how to see the …

South America

National park tips: This California valley gets you lower than the Grand Canyon

When you make that road trip to Death Valley National Park, don’t just drive to Badwater, which is famed for being the lowest point in North America.<p>Try to get there at sunrise or sunset, when the dramatic light all but transforms the landscape into a sci-fi set. Then hike a few hundred yards out …

California

The only guide to Tokyo you need before you visit

Photographer Tim Walker and <i>Vogue</i> UK stylist Kate Phelan embarked on a journey to the land of the rising sun. Here, they share some of their favourite …

Japan

Why Val d'Isère is our favourite ski resort

How do we love Val d’Isère? Let us count the ways. Firstly, it has staying power. This morning the resort will open for business for the 2016-17 season and the lifts won’t shut again until May 1 2017, 156 days later. From the first Alpine dusting to the last squelch of spring snow, that is a heck …

Skiing

These Christmas Markets Around Europe Are Sure to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

For many, a trip to an outdoor Christmas market is a favorite holiday tradition. Chicago has the Christkindlmarket, San Fransisco the Dickens Fair …

Beyond The Strip: The Essential Guide to Downtown Las Vegas

VegeNation in Downtown Las Vegas is an entire restaurant dedicated to plant-based food. (Photo: May Harris)<p>Forget the Fremont Street Experience. (Ok, …

The ghost town surrounded by ocean

The most remote of the British Isles is home to northwest Europe’s largest seabird colony, cliffs taller than the Empire State Building – and to one of the world’s eeriest ghost towns.<p>There are few places left in the world – particularly in Britain – that remain so isolated, so inaccessible, that …

Scotland

Some of Japan's Most Stunning Sights Are Still Unknown to Tourists

Don't miss out on these must-see sights the next time you're in Japan.<p>According to a recent report by the global consulting firm McKinsey and …

Japan

WiFox Is A Continuously Updated Map Of Wireless Passwords From Airports And Lounges Worldwide

WiFox is a map of airport wifi and lounge passwords from around the world that’s updated in real-time with information verified from other travelers, …