James Dozer

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Strange Seattle: An Offbeat Road Trip Through the Emerald City

There's a few things that everyone needs to see when they visit Seattle for the first time: the incredible selections at the famous Pike Place Market, the astounding views afforded by the Space Needle, and the relaxing tranquility of Gas Works Park. However, Seattle is home to some wonderfully …

Travel Between Tokyo And San Francisco In 83 Awesome Seconds

What a view!<p>This time-lapse video lets you see the sights on a flight from Tokyo to San Francisco in less than 90 seconds.<p>Posted July 10 by YouTuber psp747, the video takes the viewer on a journey across the Pacific -- from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to San Francisco. The flight, which the Verge notes …

Are Norwegian Air Shuttle's New Low-Cost Flights Really a Good Deal?

<i>By Karen Dion</i><p><i>(Photo: Norwegian.com)</i><p>Last week, Norwegian Air Shuttle launched non-stop service between New York and London, as the first budget airline to fly the route since Laker Airways in 1977. And it's not a huge surprise -- the low-cost market is the fastest growing airline sector, with other …

Where Can I Take a CrossFit Vacation?

<i>A:</i><p>Most CrossFit affiliates across the country welcome out-of-towners who want to take part in the workout of the day—or WOD—making any vacation into a possible CrossFit vacation. But if you’re looking for a trip that specifically caters to people who like to spend their free time doing burpees, …

7 Amazing Sites You've Maybe Never Heard Before

Serving as the Event Director for over a decade of the annual world travel championship, the around the world travel adventure competition known as The Global Scavenger Hunt, I am regularly asked what my favorite spot in the world is?<p>I get the curiosity behind the question, but I loathe it …

Travel 101: Getting Souvenirs Through Customs

It's never difficult to find souvenirs while you're abroad. The tricky part? Understanding the rules and regulations for getting them through customs. We always recommend checking with the U.S. Customs & Border Control directly for the most up-to-date regulations, but these tips will help make your …

10 National Parks to See Before You Die

Originally Published on on CNTraveler.com<p>Our national parks are overwhelming in every way -- in number, in size, in their capacity to inspire wonder. And the question remains: Which one will you see next? For the following introduction to, and celebration of, our nation's greatest natural …

Fall 2013 Guide to New York City

Like the classic Frank Sinatra hit asks, "Autumn in New York… why does it seem so inviting?" New Yorkers like to chalk up the city’s third-quarter …

6 Great Spots in Europe to Visit During Shoulder Season

Imagine... traveling to Europe when the crowds are thin, the weather is pleasant, and the costs are slashed. Don't think it exists? It does. Europe's shoulder seasons -- that beautiful time of year when the temperatures begin their climb upwards or slow descent down, the water is that perfect …

European Travel

Shanghai's Visa Waivers Help Slow Sagging Inbound Tourism Numbers

Shanghai authorities said the city’s policy allowing citizens from 45 nations to stay up to 72 hours in the city without a visa has noticeably …

Guide To Highway 1 -- Sunset Magazine Highlights A California Staple

California State Route 1, also known as Highway 1, is a veritable treasure trove of sights -- it spans hundreds of coastal miles, from Orange County in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It's consistently named a must when it comes to road trips.<p>Between its start and end points, Highway 1 …

Are You a Bad Traveler?

Deadbeats. Gate lice. Entitleds.<p>Pull back the curtain on the service industry and you can hear them talking about us -- often in unflattering terms.<p>Being tagged as a terrible customer can be embarrassing. Consider the lousy tippers database, which outs customers who have the gall to pay the menu …

10 Biggest Mistakes Tourists Make In Hawaii

Traveling to Hawaii? Well, you've already made one of the best decisions of your life. But just because you've got awesome taste in travel, doesn't mean you're immune to making a few mistakes once you get there.<p>From getting greedy to being a little too trusting, take a look at the biggest mistakes …

The Craziest Cab Laws You've Never Heard Of

You can barf in a cab, but it might cost you more than just the dry cleaning fee for your pants.<p>Taxi drivers in Key West have drafted an ordinance that would allow them to charge a $50 fine to anyone who vomits in their vehicle. Chicago, Austin and possibly St. Louis are in on it too.<p>Pretty smart, …

Top 10 Mistakes Tourists Make in New Zealand

01 of 10<p>Planning Too Much<p>Although it's good to plan a few things ahead of time, such as accommodation in the major centers, you'll have a lot more …

10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

4 Ways to Get to Greenland

When you tell your friends you’re heading to Greenland, you’re sure to be met with a blank stare, followed by: <i>Why on earth are you going there? Do</i> …

Poor nations are no longer the underdog of international tourism

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>London, Paris and New York’s dominance in international tourism is being eroded by the rise of Budapest, Mumbai and Beijing. Since the turn of the 21st century, tourism to advanced economies has grown 31.4%, while in emerging economies tourism is up 89.1%, according to …

Tourism

The World's Worst Airline Names

by Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler<p><i>AirAsia Japan President Tomonori Ishii unveils its new brand name 'Vanilla Air' during a press conference in Tokyo on August 20, 2013</i><p>What's in an airline name? You may have heard this week that AirAsia's Japanese arm, now wholly owned by ANA, rebranded itself …

Top 10 Casino Hotels in the World

If you enjoy gambling, why not stay where you can play? From Foxwoods in Connecticut to the Ibiza Gran Hotel off of the coast of Spain, take a trip with Lady Luck to one of GAYOT.com's Top 10 Casino Hotels.<p><b>USA</b><p><b>Atlantic City</b><p><b>Trump Taj Mahal</b><p>At this 51-story casino hotel, guests can enjoy an exclusive …

The 22 Most Cliched Tourist Photos Ever

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …

Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads

Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 31, 2013 133<p>I’ve become very brave this summer.<p>By grilling EVERYTHING.<p>I really mean …

The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.

Mars Rover Curiosity's 10 Greatest Hits

The rover landed on Mars a year ago today. Happy Mars-iversary, Curiosity! You've been busy.<p>Mars rover Curiosity landed on the red planet one year ago today, so we here at <i>Popular Science</i> figured we'd take a look back at the journey. It's not an easy trip to summarize, since Curiosity marked a <i>ton</i> of …

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

Scuba Diving

Five expert tips for getting started in travel writing

So you say you want to be a travel writer? You want to wander the world, sending back tantalising tales of far-flung adventures to magazines, newspapers and websites. And get paid handsomely for it. Is that too much to ask?<p>Well, surveying the scene of travel publishing right now is a little like …

Travel Writing