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I Don't Have a Life List

A safari? A threesome? You're missing the point.Part of our exhaustive list of the 83 Things You Need to Do Before You Die<p><i>Published in the April 2014 issue</i><p><b>I never want to parachute.</b> I have no curiosity about zip lines. I don't ever want to dive into water again, particularly not from anywhere high. …

Christmas Eve

Use Your Bucket List to Design Your Life

Janak and Nalisha Patel made some big changes in their life, and fortunately, they had their bucket list to guide them. They've been together since they were 17 and 20 years old. Like anyone that age, they had big dreams; they wanted to travel, have nice cars, a huge house and live by the beach. …

Your passport is more limiting than you think [INFOGRAPHIC]

THE PASSPORT YOU HOLD says a lot more than you may realize about your ability to travel. If like me you spend a lot of energy complaining about visa …

Infographics

Uber Is Winning the War on Taxis

Back on June 4, we reported that Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the famed red knit-cap-wearing oceanophile Jacques Cousteau, was going to spend 31 days underwater with his crew off the Florida Keys. Yesterday, Fabien resurfaced after spending all of June in Aquarius, the world's only underwater …

Transportation

Why the TSA Can Take Your Phone

The next time you hop on a plane headed for the U.S., make sure all your gadgets are sufficiently charged. Not so that you’ll be left in a giant metal cylinder with no Words With Friends to keep you amused, but so that security won’t nab your devices before you even get on the plane.<p>The …

Al-Qaeda

To Stay Alive, Ants Dump Their Dead

Colonies that don't remove corpses have higher mortality rates, new study says.<p>Housekeeping can be a matter of life and death—at least for social animals like ants, a new paper suggests.<p>According to a study published Tuesday in the journal Biology Letters, common red ants (Myrmica rubra) that were …

Money 101: Tips for Exchanging Currency Before a Trip

Exchanging money before a trip abroad can be a little confusing -- we get questions all the time about how to avoid certain fees and get the best rate. Here are our tried-and-true currency tips to keep in mind, no matter where you're going.<p><b>1. Know the Exchange Rate Before You Go</b><p>This will help you …

Personal Finance

4 Ways to Book a "Round the World" Ticket for Cheaper Than You Thought

Have you ever dreamed about flying Around the World? Picking a dozen countries you'd like to see before you die, and hitting them all by airplane so it doesn't take three years, like Magellen used to do it back in the day? But you've probably never gone much beyond the dreaming stage, because a …

Ho Chi Minh City

5 Simple Tips I Used to Save $700 on a Single Flight

I'm always looking for ways to save money when I travel. Instead of cutting back on the small things or saving a few dollar by ordering off the dollar menu, I try to save in the big ticket items. Airfare is by far one of the biggest expenses you can incur during a trip, and there's usually room to …

6 myths about Colombia that need to be busted

Safety always comes up as an issue when foreigners think about paying Colombia a visit; and while the country does have a past full of instances of …