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The Snowden Saga: A Shadowland of Secrets and Light

Whether hero or traitor, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is the most important whistle-blower of modern times, one whose disclosures will reverberate for decades to come. With extensive input from Snowden himself, Suzanna Andrews, Bryan Burrough, and Sarah Ellison have the …

Top 15 travel experiences in Sikkim, India

One of the Himalaya’s best-kept travel secrets, Sikkim is a welcome diversion from all conventional notions of an Indian holiday. Far from Rajasthan’s royal trail, Goa’s beaches and Kerala’s backwaters, this tiny Indian hill state prides itself on pristine alpine forests, lofty snow-capped …

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World's Fastest Trains (PHOTOS)

After a long-haul flight to Shanghai, it's a relief to bypass snarled traffic by catching the Shanghai Maglev Train, whose top speed of 268 mph makes it faster than any race car.<p>High-speed rail has improved the travel experience in a growing number of countries -- and one entrepreneur wants to take …

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The 11 Sexiest Beaches In The World (PHOTOS)

Going to the beach is always a fun event, but not all beaches are created equal.<p>Our friends at Just Luxe compiled a list of the world's sexiest beaches, and while some classic standbys won't surprise you, lesser-known locals also make the list.<p>JustLuxe's list is not to be confused with Dr. Beach's …

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A few reasons why vacation rentals and Airbnb aren't a huge threat to hotels

In February, I wrote a piece entitled “Airbnb.com Poses Only a Small Threat to Hotel Industry”, which has caused a great deal of discussion. I still …