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The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018

These destinations are spectacular—and affordable.<p><b>The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018</b><p><b>By Megan Leonhardt and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>Whether you dream of …

Travel

These 2 Words Are the Trick to Scoring a Flight Upgrade

British writer Tilly Bagshawe is the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her first, Adored, was a Jackie Collins-style …

30 Easy, Safe and Fun Destinations for Your First Solo Adventure

Lima, Peru was my first destination as a solo traveler a few years ago when I was a senior in college. I actually stopped there on my way to Brazil …

This Is the Best Island in the World

It's lined with sugar-white sand beaches and hidden coves<p>For the second year in a row and the third time since 2013, Palawan, Philippines, has won …

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

Motown

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Delta Is Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday With $109 Flights

Travel dates are available between September 5 and December 20, 2017.<p>Delta Air Lines announced a massive airfare sale in honor of Canada’s 150th …

Valkyria Revolution review

At times, playing <i>Valkyria Revolution</i> is like being dragged face-down through the shattered, jagged remnants of something that was once whole and good.<p><i>Valkyria Revolution</i> is the fourth installment in Sega’s Valkyria series, but it’s also a clean break of sorts. Unlike 2008’s <i>Valkyria Chronicles</i> and …

Framing

Sega Forever makes Genesis classics free on mobile

We have no shortage of shiny, life-like HD games these days, but if you'd like to revisit older titles from a bygone era, Sega has got your back. The video game company has just officially launched the first wave of the Sega Forever collection with five titles meant to begin "a retro revolution …

8 Best Travel Backpacks

Whether you're going hiking, shopping, sightseeing, or jetting off to a business meeting, here are the chicest, safest, and sturdiest options to throw over your shoulders.

How to Hike the Most Beautiful Coastal Trails in the World

Everything you need to know about hiking the world's most stunning walking paths.

Hiking

Pretend you're on a Greek island while visiting Catalina, an hour off the SoCal coast

Apr. 28, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Family-friendly<br>• L.A. County<p><b>Why:</b> No cars? No rush hour? No problem. Just an hour’s ferry ride from Los Angeles, Catalina Island seems untouched by time, or the frantic pace of the gigantic city nearby. One of SoCal’s great day trips, it offers a fetching sea village, with …

Scotland's North Coast 500 May Be the Best Road Trip in the World

Driving Scotland’s answer to Route 66.<p>Route 66 is iconic. One of the U.S.’s original highways, it was established on November 11, 1926 and has since become a common touch point in popular culture, referenced everywhere from John Steinbeck’s <i>The Grapes of Wrath</i> (1939) to Disney Pixar’s <i>Cars</i> (2006). …

Is Plockton, Scotland the Most Charming Town in the U.K.?

The United Kingdom—comprising Wales, England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland—is not wanting for picturesque towns. Yet one stands out.<p>On the western coast of Scotland, after you’ve gone over the Pass of the Cattle, looped back down through Strathcarron, Attadale, and Stromeferry, and before you …

Scotland

Research Reveals the Best Time to Buy a Domestic Plane Ticket

Here's exactly how many days before your trip to purchase your flight.<p>Most travelers know they should purchase plane tickets in advance if they want …

How I regularly book round-trip international flights for less than $400

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/The_Washington_Post/20160602/5750769ee4b0156fe048d6a7/5755cfd7e4b049e0a0a33462_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1465241580609_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>I’m a solo female travel blogger on a mission to complete 12 trips in 12 months. I want to accomplish this personal feat …

Flying

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

The Guy Behind Ello (Remember Ello?) Just Built a Better Snapchat

Let's clear this up right from the start: Paul Budnitz does not want to take over the world. He didn't create Ello to disrupt Facebook, even if the …

Bill Murray

Trump makes 2033 Mars mission an official NASA goal

The president signs a bill that funds the space agency and sets an aggressive new timeline for setting foot on the Red Planet.<p>While many federal agencies are facing deep budget cuts, President Donald Trump appears to think NASA is on the right track.<p>The president made that sentiment more official …

SCOTTeVEST: How To Foil Pickpockets and Airline Carry-On Rules

There’s a good chance that you’ve seen vests from SCOTTeVEST advertised and promoted for years. The overall premise is an intriguing one. The vest is a piece of travel clothing with multiple pockets, some of them quite hidden and ingenious indeed, designed to foil pick pockets and to provide you …

9 Great American Train Journeys too Epic to miss

There’s no need to get on an anti-septic flight or a tiring driving trip to get an amazing travel experience. Why not make the most of the best kept …

Trains

Norwegian Air Announces New Routes from U.S. to Europe, With Fares from $65

But you'll have to act fast in order to snag one of the deals.<p>As promised, Norwegian Air has announced dirt- cheap fares across the Atlantic on flights launching this summer out of less-traveled airports in the Northeast to points in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. But if you want to snag …

Evolution Made Really Smart People Long to Be Loners

Psychologists have a pretty good idea of what typically makes a human happy. Dancing delights us. Being in nature brings us joy. And, for most …

Psychology

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

You're not young and free forever.<p>Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having …

National Parks

15 Stunning World Heritage Sites To Check Off Your Travel Bucket List

Not every tourist destination on the planet is legally protected by the United Nations, but there are plenty of reasons these made the cut.<p>No travel bucket list would be complete without a World Heritage Site or two. They're rife with photo ops, yes, but the beautiful landscapes aren't the only …

Archaeology

It's Not a Dream: $69 Flights From the U.S. to Europe Will Be a Thing in 2017

Originally published by Travel + Leisure<p>Any day with an insane airfare deal is a good day.<p>Norwegian Air made an announcement last year that has us …

6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

Hiking

Buttery Herbed Dinner Rolls — Bake-Ahead Batches

These tender rolls, flecked with fresh herbs, are a total crowd-pleaser.<p>It may sound funny, but yeasted dough takes my breath away. It always has. …

Fly from the US to Iceland for $250, Round Trip

Iceland is so hot right now. Well not in the literal sense, but as a holiday destination it most certainly is. A once awkward location to reach from …