Carolyn Westervelt

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Two Words That Can Help You Get an Airline Upgrade

The insider secret to scoring an upgrade.<p>British writer Tilly Bagshawe is the New York Times best-selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her …

Downton Abbey

How to Satiate Your Senses in Sedona, Arizona

The unique beauty of Sedona, Arizona, confronts you unexpectedly. With a gentle bend of Highway 89A, the sere lowlands drop away and a craggy turret …

Six Ways To Use Amex Points For First Class Flights...

A ha – we see you’re pursuing connoisseur status. There’s no doubt that business class has reached new heights, offering flat beds, lounges and …

I Lived in Europe for 5 Years — These Are the Places I Tell All My Friends to Visit

<i>This story originally appeared on Thisisinsider.com.</i><p>These talented women have turned buttercream into a business<p>The 'Star Wars: Rogue One' trailers …

Darth Vader

You can stay in one of Dubrovnik's new five-star hotels for a lot less than you think

The interest in Croatia’s southernmost hotspot, the fabulous Dubrovnik, doesn’t subside. The first four months of 2017 saw an increase of over 20% in both number of guests and overnight stays, and the peak season is only yet to come. With an established status of the country’s leading high-end …

European Travel

13 Breakfasts that Take Literally 5 Minutes to Make

On weekday mornings, time is of the essence. I've got to get dressed, brush my teeth, maybe work out (<i>maybe</i>), do my makeup, eat breakfast, and …

Breakfast

8 Champagne Houses To Keep On Your Radar

Straight from Champagne, France.<p>It's not a real celebration until you pop open a bottle of your favorite bubbly, but for particularly special occasions, sometimes only real champagne will do.<p>That is, the sparkling wine that can only come from the Champagne region in the northeast of France, and can …

Champagne

12 of the Best Bars in Amsterdam

Quench your thirst in the city that invented Heineken.<p>Hop on a bike in Amsterdam and pedal in any direction, and you’ll probably wind up at a bar. There are over a thousand of them, tucked into cozy streets, floating on canals, and overflowing into alleyways, each one serving your favorite adult …

Cocktails

Love Paris like a local: tour the city with an insider guide

Want to find the cradle of French cuisine, the former brothel of Edward VII or where Napoleon lost his virginity? A network of locals in Paris, and cities worldwide, is guiding tourists to secret spots<p>Georges, a retired French gendarmerie general, is waiting outside the metro station in the …

France

A Savvy Shopper’s Guide to Charleston

Charleston-based travel writer Claire Volkman clues us into shopping like a local. Add her recommendations to your itinerary.<p>Charleston is one of …

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Flying Smarter: First Class, Business Class And Upgrades For Less

If you want to fly on the front side of the curtain, and your company will gladly do full-fare without batting an eye, you can stop reading now and go pay top dollar.<p>If you want to fly smarter, getting the same experience for less money – or no money – then you might want to enlist the help of an …

Airports

10 of the best hikes in Europe - Wired For Adventure

Author: Abeer El-Sayed<p>Europe offers an amazing array of hiking trails boasting diverse landscapes, stunning scenery and breathtaking views. From the …

Europe's 52 best secret beaches

The beach is the key to many a great holiday – from first childhood steps across the sand to teenage posturing and strolls <i>en famille</i>. But the perfect beach is rarely found by chance.<p>The coasts of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are fringed with an overwhelming array of beaches - many of which …

66 Things to Do and See in Paris

From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most entertaining, most exquisite, and most quintessentially Parisian attractions and activities the city has to offer.<p>From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most …

France

8 Epic European Summer Road Trips

With summer quickly approaching, there is no better time to think about your next vacation! And instead of just settling on one spot, why not jump in …

Vietnam from top to bottom

It isn’t about big name attractions, but Vietnam has quietly claimed its rightful place as one of Asia’s most satisfying destinations. Offering …

9 Things To Know About Visiting The Basque Country In Spain

The Basque Country is one of those regions in Spain that isn’t necessarily the first place you’d think about visiting in Spain. The name itself makes …

Luggage

8 Best Websites to Get a Single, First Class Seat | Investopedia

Not that long ago your options for buying a first-class seat on a flight were limited to burning a lot of frequent-flier miles or paying many times …

New Zealand: Five ways to see the world's best country

For the fourth consecutive year, New Zealand has been named the world's best country by readers of Telegraph Travel.<p>If you are planning to visit soon but are confused by the vast array of tours on offer, we've handpicked some of the best itineraries which take in the country's most beautiful stops, …

Top 10 beach hotels and campsites on New Zealand’s North Island

These guesthouses, apartments and pitches, all £100 or less, make the most of New Zealand’s stunning landscapes and beautiful beaches<p>Top 10 hotels and B&Bs on South Island, New Zealand<p>Although the geysers at Rotorua and lunar landscape of Tongariro tempt many visitors inland, New Zealand’s North …

New Zealand

OFFICIAL: Changes You Can Make to an American AAdvantage Award After March 22 - and How to Lock in Current Pricing for Future Trips

I’ve gotten several questions recently from readers wanting to know what changes they would be able to make to American AAdvantage awards after the …

Hong Kong

Photographer traveled more than 15,000 miles across New Zealand for the perfect shot

Exploring New Zealand<p>A photographer's journey across 15,500 miles<p>Exploring New Zealand<p>A photographer's journey across 15,500 miles<p>When Johan Lolos …

In Peru: Outdoorsy Adventures Beyond Machu Picchu

Action-packed trips are putting the spotlight on Peru—and not only on the trails of the ancient Incan site.<p>Outside the historic city of Cuzco, the …

South America

Costs fall in popular ski resorts

Prices in some of Europe’s most popular ski resorts have fallen dramatically since last season, new research has found.<p>The average cost of a week's equipment hire, lift pass, tuition, food and drink is down in three quarters of the world’s top resorts, with double digit percentage falls in more …

My Favorite Restaurant in Florence, Italy

There are many excellent restaurants in Florence, but this one was recommended to me by a local, and I'm so glad it was. Alessandro, the chef, …

10 Essential Apps to Help You Survive Holiday Travel

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If You Miss a Flight, See if Your Airline Uses the “Flat Tire Rule”

Missing a flight can be a huge nightmare. It’s enough to send some customers into quite a tizzy. Before you throw a full-blown fit, check to see if …

San Francisco's Best Secret Streets

Beyond the popular thoroughfares best-known in town, San Francisco has a trove of hidden stretches perfect for getting off the beaten path.<p>Sure, on …

The Best New Ways to Book Your Flights

Innovative new apps are one-upping the online travel tools you already know and love. And they’re about to make planning trips faster, easier, and …