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Why You Need To Visit The Indonesian Island Of Sumba

Advertisement<p>In this hyperbolic world, labels like ‘the best’ no longer carry the gravitas they once did – everything is ‘the best’, ‘the greatest’, …

Travel

20 Reasons You'll Want to Visit Marrakesh in 2018

For most travelers, Marrakesh conjures images of riding horseback through the Ourika Valley, passing emerald hills and lonely villages high in the …

Travel

We partied at the ‘Burning Man on a yacht’ party attended by the wildest part of New York’s tech scene

• <b>The Burlesquerade is an annual costumed gala on a yacht that brings together 1,200 of New York's techies, bankers, and artists for a wild night of partying.</b>• <b><br>The Burning Man-esque party features a lineup of DJs, aerialists, burlesque dancers, and performance artists — as well as cacao ceremonies,</b> …

Nonprofits

The Traveler’s Guide to Staying at a Japanese Ryokan

I was young, single, and travelling alone through Japan. Not only was it my first time abroad, but I barely spoke more than a word of Japanese. It …

11 Neighborhoods To Check Out In Tokyo, For The First-Time Traveler

Tokyo is an intoxicating blend of tradition and progressiveness, modesty and fetishism, stoicism and animation. Youth dressed in cosplay mix with …

This Santorini hotel has rooms with SECRET TUNNELS leading to hidden infinity pools - and the views are incredible

With its iconic blue domed churches, pristine white buildings, picture-perfect views and glorious sunshine, we didn't think we needed more proof that …

Hotels

Your brain knows when you've just died, researchers say

Researchers at New York University's Langone School of Medicine said in an interview that people who've temporarily died are aware that their life has ended, and might be able to hear a doctor announcing their death.<p>Scientists at the New York City school told The Independent newspaper that they’re …

The Brain

What to Know About Germany's Legal Prostitution Industry

Berlin

The Beautiful Italian Lakes Americans Don't Visit Enough

Admittedly, I’m a saltwater kind of person, and a good vacation has always required an ocean beach. The appeal of lakes never truly hit me until I …

Europe

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

With distinctive food, architecture and natural wonders it's no wonder Europe was the most-visited continent in 2016.It's for that exact reason that …

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 …

Aviation

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 …

Europe

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 …

Saudi Arabia

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 …

South-east Asia

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Soulja Boy

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 …

Travel