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The 20 best destinations to visit in 2017

From the charms of Chile to glorious Granada and the beaches of Bermuda, our experts select the 20 best destinations to visit in the coming months.<p>1. Chile<p>If Brazil owned South American travel last year, Chile takes over for 2017. Slowly, methodically, the continent’s most overlooked wonderland has …

'Patients who should live are dying': Greece's public health meltdown

Seven years of austerity have seen hospitals become ‘danger zones’, doctors say, with many fearing worse is to come<p>Rising mortality rates, an increase in life-threatening infections and a shortage of staff and medical equipment are crippling Greece’s health system as the country’s dogged pursuit of …

10 Amazing Countries You Need to Visit in 2017

Travel is amazing, but it can also be hard to find a place that’s between “too touristy” and “too diamond in the rough.” Plus there’s picking a cool, budget-friendly hotel, the splurges you’re willing to pay for once you get there and whatever else your travel goals might be. Since most of us don’t …

Airports Are Making Traveling With Animals Easier

Airports around the country are making life easier for travelers with pets.<p>Thanks to a ruling from the Department of Transportation, airports that …

Flying

The Top 20 Honeymoon Destinations According to Pinterest

Couples the world over are obsessed with these romantic spots.<p>You've likely already planned every detail of your wedding on Pinterest, and your honeymoon should be no different. Whether you're looking for a classic beach destination, an active adventure or somewhere off the beaten path, here are …

Greece’s depression is forcing dis-saving on an epic scale

2016-06-29T07:30:30.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>The collapse of the Greek economy is almost without precedent. Real household consumption has dropped by …

11 Free Tips for Low-budget Travel

<b>“Where does he get the money?” I’m often asked this question, especially by Dutch people, some of whom seem to think I won the lottery.</b>The somewhat …

Here's the huge question facing fintech startups — can they make any money?

With no explanation other than to cite terms and conditions allowing unexplained account closures, Berlin-based Number26 emailed a clutch of its 160,000 customers to tell them their accounts would shortly be shutting down.<p>Many customers took to Twitter to complain. This, after all, is a bank that …

When He Could Book a Men-Only Flight with United Airlines

It sounds like a plot line from an episode of Mad Men, but if you opened the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> in the 1950s and 60s, you were likely to have found …

United Airlines

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

Chess

Agesilaus II

Agesilaus II (c. 445 – 359 BCE) was a Spartan king who won victories in Anatolia and the Corinthian Wars but who would ultimately bring total defeat …

5 Signs It's Time To Find A New SEO Agency

SEO offers a bit of a conundrum to the average business owner. Agencies exist as resources to optimize a site effectively, but with so many variables in so many facets of a traditional “SEO campaign,” it’s hard to tell the difference between a good agency and a mediocre one. If you don’t know …

Anti-austerity protests are paralyzing Greece

Demanding an end to austerity, about 50,000 Greeks marched on Parliament in central Athens. Breaking away from the main block of demonstrators, black-clad youths hurled stones and petrol bombs at police officers, who responded with rounds of teargas and stun grenades, Reuters witnesses said.<p>The …

The 3 Essential Components of a Good SEO Strategy

SEO is often thought of as magical, behind-the-scenes trickery or manipulation of algorithms. However, if you break SEO down into its main components, it looks a lot less intimidating. The following 3 factors are all you really need for a good SEO strategy, and they don't involve trickery or …

Google Search

So your SEO campaign failed. It’s not the end of the world.

You’ve been in charge of an <b>SEO campaign</b> for months but your client hasn’t seen any progress. Frustration with your work is starting to set in and you …

Social Media

Hotels With Spectacular Views (PHOTOS)

“A room with a view” isn’t always as advertised (and no, a peek at the Grand Canal in Venice or London’s Big Ben in the distance doesn’t qualify). The most memorable hotel rooms offer views you can’t find on the ground, and access to unique vantage points is the reason to check in.<p>From Tokyo to New …

The 10 Best Airports In The World: 2014

Singapore's Changi Airport joyfull / Shutterstock.com Skytrax has released the results of its annual World Airport Awards and, once again, Singapore's Changi Airport has taken the top spot.<p>It's no surprise that Changi came out on top again. The international transit hub has incredible amenities, …

20 Ways to Save in Paris This Summer

Worried about what your upcoming trip to Paris might do to your wallet? Fear not! The City of Light might be Europe's most visited, but it doesn't need to be its most expensive.<p>Here are 20 tips for saving on every aspect of your trip, from getting in from the airport to sleeping, shopping and …

Airlines Like Slim Seats, But Passengers Aren't Fans

“Slim-line” seats, with thinner seat-back cushions, are increasingly popular with airlines because they weigh less and help squeeze more passengers …

10 tricks to get quality work done and still have a life

It took me a long time to accept the fact that adding structure and routine to my workday was not the equivalent of giving up the freedom of …

How does nationality influence how people have sex?

I think I was 21 when I first noticed that sexual interactions all seemed to follow a pattern; it was definitely my early 20s because I wrote about …

TED Talks

Everything You've Wanted to Know About Airplane Food

There is an undeniable excitement in the air when the airplane meal service begins. What will this glorified TV dinner bring? Will I get a white bun or whole wheat? Call it boredom, call it what you will, but the blissful moment when the oversized trolley parks in front of you is a sacred …

The Best of the Best Places to Visit in 2014 (Photos)

Great Getaways<p>To help with 2014 vacation planning, the Andrew Harper team has rounded up the best of the best bars, restaurants, spas, adventures, …

How Airlines Are Using Social Media to Deal With This Week's Weather

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, especially when it’s blowing brutally off of Lake Michigan or the Long Island Sound. …

Long Weekend in Barcelona

Barcelona offers up the perfect ingredients for an extra-long weekend escape: culture, history, a vibrant dining scene, and the beach. Although it …

Snapshots: Escape to Istanbul

Whenever I tell people that I am a photo editor at National Geographic, the usual reply is “Oh, you must get to travel all the time!” The reality is, I spend most of my days at the National Geographic headquarters in Washington. My expertise lies in editing and shaping the stories of our …

5 New Travel Startups to Watch This Week

These five startup sites all take care of bookings, but their focus spans from the traditional hotel conference space to the very new bitcoin market. …

Low-Cost Airlines Rule In Traffic Ranking Of Top Airline Sites Globally

<i>Ed: We’re starting a new monthly feature on top trafficked sites in various sectors in travel, using data from SimilarWeb. We have found SimilarWeb’s</i> …

Fly Happier: Routehappy’s New Flight Comparison Tool

For most passengers there is only one thing to consider when buying a plane ticket: price. But there is more to the travel experience—from seat …

Saudis, Australian, and Chinese are world's top travel spenders

As global travellers intend to increase budgets for their next trip by an average of five per cent this year, Saudi tourists retain their position as …