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Funny Pictures – March 5, 2016

Working together. Of women. The power. <br>viaThis mirror makes me look ripped. <br>viaCame in a little too hot on the landing… <br>viaMy son’s new daycare isn’t …

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The men who went up a mountain but came down a hill (after they found it was 23 millimetres too small)

Three English surveyors have gone up a mountain and come down a hill after successfully challenging the status of a Snowdonia summit<p>It was a young Hugh Grant, playing a cartographer sent to measure a Welsh peak, who became “The Englishman who went up a hill but came down a mountain” when he starred …

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Coast With the Most: Santa Barbara to La Jolla

The last time Toronto-based writer <b>Lin Stranberg</b> and I collaborated on a Huffington Post travel blog, we won the <i>Visit California Eureka! Award</i> for Best Digital Feature. This year, my niece Ashley Sackerman's wedding to Christopher Bell at the Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens seemed like the ideal …

The Perfect Day in Amsterdam

<i>Author Russell Shorto was so captivated with Amsterdam during research trips for two best-selling books that he decided to move there permanently.</i> …

European Travel

10 Best Thanksgiving Destinations for 2013

As Thanksgiving fast approaches, many people will be planning trips to see friends and relatives both close to home and across the country. If you're thinking about going somewhere different or even starting a new Turkey Day tradition, there are a variety of fantastic places, from San Francisco to …

The Most Underrated Hotels In 20 Big Cities Across The US

Hotels.com created an exclusive list of the most underrated hotels in America. To create this list, the hotel reservation site selected the highest rated 3-star hotels in 20 big cities around the U.S. Top hotels typically receive a 5-star rating, and 3-star hotels are more affordable and basic by …

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5 Tips for Holiday Travel Without Breaking the Bank — Vagabondish

<i>Editor's note: This post comes to us courtesy of travel expert Robb Henshaw, VP of Communications at GetGoing.com.</i><p>This post may contain affiliate …

Mexico’s Secret Beach

I don flippers and a life vest, leave my goggles, smartphone, and camera behind, and line up to dive into the waters off the coast of Mexico’s Marieta Islands.<p>Clusters of people jump off ahead of me — couples, friends, families, all bobbing in the water like Halloween apples. I survey the landscape …

Top 5 Fall Honeymoon Destinations

Choosing a destination for your honeymoon can prove nearly as challenging a task as finding "the one." And since honeymoons are supposed to be …

Top Tips From the World's Best Cruisers

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Nicholas DeRenzo.</i><p>How do you choose the perfect cabin, make your own porthole, and never, ever get lost at sea? The winners of our World's Best Cruiser contest spill their time-tested cruising secrets.<p>MEET OUR EXPERTS<p>We recently asked readers to stake their …

Budget Travel

5 Things You Must Do in Valencia, Spain

When you've had enough of Madrid and Barcelona, head down to party-hungry Valencia for a flaming good time.<p>Design/Photo Editing: Nick Ross<p>The third largest city in Spain, Valencia is often overlooked for big brother Madrid and Barcelona. But this fast-talking city is full of spectacular sights, …

Dusky Track, New Zealand

Weather dominates one of the New Zealand's longest treks, but sometimes the landscape makes you forget the wet.<p><b>ONLY A FEW HUNDRED METRES</b> from the …

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How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Montenegro's coastal comeback

Once a haven for celebrities and royalty, the affordability of Montenegro’s 295km shoreline is slipping away as the tiny country once again sets its sights on the well-heeled set.<p>One of the smallest countries in Europe, nestled between Croatia's Dalmatian coast and Albania, Montenegro's lure has …

Fall in Love: Romantic Dates Near San Francisco

As the weather cools and we stand a little closer, there's no denying that autumn is the season when summer flings fall in love. It's time to break out that new wardrobe and hit the town (and country) with one of these <b>romantic dates near San Francisco.</b><p><b>Sweep Her off Her Feet</b><p>An autumn bike ride has …

Revealing the 2013 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards Winners

We are bursting at the seams with excitement—today is the day we reveal our carefully selected picks for our annual Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards! Chosen …

Awards

13 Exotic Hotels For The Trip Of A Lifetime

The travel guide's senior editorial team selects winning hotels from more than 4,000 nominations sent by contributors around the world.<p>The 13 resorts recognized as top Exotic Hideaways — defined as "destination hotels for a trip of a lifetime" — provide unparalleled service in incredible settings, …

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Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Cancun. Article by Chanize Thorpe, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>It's a fact that all-inclusive resorts can be expensive, with the average nightly rate at some of the bigger chains running $450 -- per person. And when you find one in your price range there's usually a …

10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by the editors of Budget Travel.<p>America hasn't cornered the market on <b>Coolest Small Towns</b>! Sure, we love London and Paris as much as the next traveler. But over the years, some of the most charming, delicious, historic, and, well, cool places in Europe that …

25 natural wonders that will inspire you to explore

OUR PLANET IS NUTS. No matter what crazy sci-fi movie sets or deep-space artist renditions your imagination has been exposed to, there’s more than …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

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Secret O’ahu: sights only the locals know about

Most people think of O’ahu strictly as a beach vacation interspersed with hiking and awash with cocktails. But what they don't realise is that there is a lot going on that has nothing to do with the island’s sandy beaches, flip-flopped feet, or the big, sugary, impossibly coloured drinks of …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Private Islands With Awesome Vacation Rentals For Every Budget (PHOTOS)

Don't have the funds of Sir Richard Branson or Johnny Depp, but still want to getaway from it all...even other people? Have no fear, TripAdvisor has done us a solid and pulled together eight private islands with vacation homes for rent for every budget.<p>So if you really want to get away from it all …