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Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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5 Reasons to Move to Sydney -- Or at Least Visit Before Tearing Yourself Away (PHOTOS)

I bought a one-way ticket to a city I'd never been to.<p>Actually, I didn't even know anyone who had been to Sydney.<p>I was casually turning down a coveted "dream" career for an adventure. I would like to think it was a <i>calculated</i> risk. There's several logical reasons to become an expat in one of the …

20 amazing cliffside beaches around the world | CNN Travel

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

5 Reasons to Visit Nantucket Now

The small island of Nantucket, 35 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, was once the whaling capital of the world. These days, this charming spot looks …

10 Boutique Hotels in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip has long been the goliath of the hospitality universe, home to 15 resorts with more than 3,000 rooms. Recently, however, several …

Reader Recs: World’s Best Beach Towns

Summer is officially underway in the Northern Hemisphere, and if you’re anything like me, that means one thing—beach season. Whether it be a long weekend at Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina or an extended stay in sandy Punta Cana, I’m always ready for an ocean breeze and the sweet tang of …

5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. <i>(Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.)</i><p>Think dream trips like Europe and Hawaii are totally out of reach? You'd be surprised how many affordable packages are …

The Perfect Day in San Francisco

As our joyful adventures in Dublin drew to a close, it was good to know that there were more adventures ahead. Catherine and I would be flying back over the Atlantic to explore the city Catherine calls home: <b>San Francisco</b>.<p>The city is a transcendent beauty, a place that makes your throat catch when …

California coast's best hotels | CNN Travel

How to Choose Your Chicago Beach

<b>Lay your towel on the Lake Michigan shore. Here's how to choose your Chicago beach:</b><p>Want to feel some sand between your toes? You don't have to go to the Caribbean, Rio or even South Florida (although all are wonderful!) Some 33 beaches dot Chicago's 26 miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan, so you …

What a wonderful world: 13 fabulous gardens | CNN Travel

The Sexiest Beaches In The World, According To Travelzoo

Beaches are beautiful displays of Mother Nature's bounty, but nothing cranks up the heat like some sexy humans on the sand.<p>Travelzoo has named their picks for the world's sexiest beaches and you may, or may not be surprised.<p>Here, in order from least lusty to most:<p><b>10. Mustique, Saint Vincent and the</b> …

The First Pop-up Burrito Stand in Hanoi, Vietnam

<i>Photo by Alex Marrs</i><p><b>By Aimee Millwood</b><p>Oisin Barr speeds on a Honda Win motorbike, comes to a halt, parks, and begins setting up shop. Off comes his helmet and out come frying pans, flour, and containers of freshly made pico de gallo, Argentinean-style beef, and shredded cheese. He plugs in the …

America's Coolest Music Venues (PHOTOS)

Les Schwab Amphitheater has beautiful grass, and it's right along the Deschutes River, so there's usually a lovely breeze," says Noelle Fredland, marketing director for Bend, OR's Old Mill District, where the concert venue is located. "The first thing you want to do here is take your shoes off and …

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 …

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Hidden Honolulu: step away from the crowds in Hawaii's capital

Heading for Honolulu? Then you’re probably going to spend time in Waikiki. For many people, the popular beachfront district is all they see of the Hawaiian capital. However, there’s more to the city than tourist-thronged streets and beaches. When you feel like a break from the crowds, take time to …

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20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

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The Most 'Carpe Diem Cities' Where You Can Seize Every Day

It seems like an odd way to judge a city, but really it's kinda perfect: how much are the residents out and about, taking in cultural events, night life, restaurants, etc. Consider it taking a pulse of cities around America -- places where people have fun and actually enjoys their lives are …

Go Somewhere That's NOT On Your Bucket List

For the second time in as many years, I booked a ticket to a land that never made an appearance on my bucket list and now I'm going to try and convince you to do the same.<p>In May of 2012 I spent 12 days in Bali, Indonesia soaking in the sights and sounds of a world I'd only ever seen in pictures. I …

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21 Best Beaches in the World

Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in …

47 Meaty Super Bowl Snacks You'll Want on Game Day

From chicken wings to meatballs to fajitas, here are 47 satisfyingly meaty snacks for your Super Bowl party.<p>Chicken wings are just the beginning of finger-friendly meaty Super Bowl snacks. Sure, there's the old standby, ribs, and the dip-able pigs in a blanket. But expand your horizon, football …

Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

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The 10 Best American Martial-Arts Movies

<b>Keanu Reeves brings his sword</b> and samurai colleagues to the battlefield in this week's <i>47 Ronin</i>. It's not Reeves's first foray into martial-arts epics, nor is it the first time Americans have tried their hand at Asia's fighting techniques — for years, Hollywood has been making dramas and actioners …

6 reasons planning a trip is (almost) better than going on one

Up until the moment you click “buy” on those airplane tickets, you could go anywhere. Sure you have a budget and places you want to go, but still, …

OTP's Favorite Travel Apps of 2013

New apps to color the road from point A to point B (and one to keep you alive should point C be passed-out drunk in a ditch.)<p>Photo by: Ethan Hein<p>Whether you count digital sheep to sleep or spend nights scrolling through on-demand sex dates, over a million apps exist to make your life easier (or at …

Three Clutch Travel Apps

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Flight attendant <b>Heather Poole</b>–aka blogger and best-selling author of <i>Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet</i>–shares smartphone tools that will get you flying high in no time.<p><b>Afraid to fly?</b><p><b>MyRadar</b> is a lifesaver. Red, blue, …