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Cheers To The Latest Watering Hole To Hit Wicker Park

Photo: Courtesy of The Revel Room.<p>Even with a surplus of hot bars in this city, it’s not always easy to find the perfect first-date spot, let alone a …

Journey to Canada’s secret sunshine coast

Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the British Columbia paradise is where old growth forests collide with sandy beaches and razor-tipped mountains meet the wild Pacific waters.<p>Located just northwest of Vancouver, the 180km-long Sunshine Coast is picture-perfect Canada with an island-like …

Beyond bourbon in Louisville

Combining a hipster vibe with sweet southern hospitality, Kentucky’s signature spirit is simply an aperitif to the city’s new gourmet eateries, independent shops and miles of trails.<p>Walking among the vast selection of dinnerware, dining room sets and vintage candelabras at Joe Ley, an enormous …

Why Argentina Needs to Find a Better Way to Brand Itself to Tourists

<i>With its neighbour Brazil hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, Argentina’s tourism sector will need to work hard to stand out. Martine</i> …

Flybe's Redheads-Only Flight To Amsterdam's Redhead Days Festival

We get it. A LOT of people in Scotland are redheads, but this is just silly...<p>Back in May, it was announced that Flybe would shuttle a flight exclusively full of redheads for the annual Redhead Days festival, a local festival that welcomes some 5,000 redheads in Amsterdam, which culminates on World …

OMG, I Want This House: Venezuela

In the Jungle<p>Need a vacation off the grid? Spend some time at this stunning Venezuelan compound accessible only by helicopter.<p>08.31.13 4:45 AM …

Nine Luxury Retreats in California Wine Country (Photos)

Golden State Getaway<p>Plan your next getaway to one of these luxurious hotels in Napa and Sonoma counties for relaxation and wine.<p>08.31.13 4:45 AM ET

Packing secrets from savvy travellers

We searched Quora.com to find out what common items veteran jetsetters pack that rookies do not, and got a suitcase full of answers.<p>Most seasoned travellers tend to pack light. After all, who wants to be weighed down with a load of luggage on a trip? But what these veterans lack in quantity they …

Ultimate guide to Australian sharks

<b>BEAUTIFULLY ATTUNED TO A</b> life under water, sharks have patrolled the oceans for more than 400 million years.<p>While more than 400 species of sharks are …

Edinburgh -- Half of Scotland's Wonder in One Urban Bundle

Sure, there's plenty more to Scotland. But Edinburgh is one of Europe's most entertaining cities. It seems to hold half of the country's tourists -- and for good reason. The Royal Mile, a leisurely and fascination-filled stroll gradually downhill from the castle to the palace, is one of Europe's …

31 Pictures That Show Japan's Crazy Obsession With Cats

Hello Kitty, arguably Japan's most famous export, is only the tip of the iceberg. I've tried on bowler hats with pointy ears, visited kitty petting zoos, and eaten Cheshire cat pizza at theme restaurants.<p>Why the obsession?<p>In Japanese folklore, cats have protective powers and symbolize good fortune. …

How North Korea Surprised Me

My mother's family came from the town of Sinuiju in North Korea, although this is a fact rarely spoken of within my family. My great aunt has been the only one eager to talk about it and through her, I learned that she was the last from her family to cross the border between North and South Korea …

Dining Etiquette From Around The World

Dining while abroad can feel as though you are tiptoeing around a minefield of unfamiliar rules. Table manners are the ultimate way to show respect (or some accidental disrespect) to your gracious host.<p>We've already shown you how to <i>drink</i> while traveling to foreign countries, so now it's time to …

A Terrific New Start For Safari: Hemingways In Nairobi

Safari-goers to Kenya haven’t had a lot of options for their first- or last-night stopover in Nairobi (which is necessary, since the international flights generally land and leave at night). That changed this spring with the opening of Hemingways, a new boutique city hotel from the people behind …

A New Breed Of Startups Is Making It Easier And Cheaper To Rent A Boat

The sharing economy has spotted its latest marketplace and startups from around the world are working become the homepage of the peer-to-peer boating industry.<p>It's an industry built on the basis of providing renters with cheaper rentals, better boats, and a more personalized experience and owners …

Best Vacation for Bicycle-Lovers

Whether you’re a semi-professional cyclist or simply addicted to Spin class, hotels and travel companies are increasingly catering to bike lovers, …

5 reasons not to be afraid of flying

THIS WEEK, after a plane crash in San Francisco killed two Chinese teenagers and hospitalized hundreds of passengers, and a small plane crash in …

5 Reasons to Go to Toronto Now

Canada’s largest city has something for everyone. Toronto is home to 2.7 million residents from over 200 cultures, and this diversity is reflected …

The Most Amazing National Park Campgrounds

There's no magic formula to finding the perfect national park campground. But with 59 parks to choose from spread across wildly different terrains, there's certainly one to suit every taste <i>(Credit: Shutterstock)</i>.<p><b>Click here for the 12 Best National Park Campgrounds in America</b><p>You might be the kind of …

A Refresher Course On The Difference Between The UK, Britain, England, And The British Isles

Despite an extensive history with the Brits across the pond, many Americans are still unsure what to call the area.<p>Is Ireland part of the United Kingdom? Does England include Wales? What is Great Britain?<p>Geographic and political names get mixed up in these misunderstandings. Some people use England …

Undiscovered France: Where to Go Next

With Paris’s many seductions, the stately Loire Valley, picture-perfect Provence, and the dazzling Côte d’Azur it’s no wonder much of the rest of …

Mini guide to Sicily's beaches

Archaeological sites and Arab-influenced culture will please a traveller's intellectual side, but when it is time to kick back, golden sand and azure waters await.<p>With its Arab-influenced culture and cuisine, archaeological sites and varied landscapes, Sicily and its nearby Aeolian Islands keeps …

Chinese tourists visit Paris instead of London to avoid bureaucracy

The number of Chinese visitors to France jumped by more than 23 per cent last year, new figures show, in the latest sign the country is trouncing …

Gorkha Palace: A good escape from Nepal’s tourist trail

In September, 1768, Prithvi Narayan Shah, the king of Gorkha Kingdom in what is now central Nepal, was perched at the lip of the Kathmandu Valley, …