Jenn Van

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Three Ways to Find the Lowest Airfare

By Wendy Perrin, CNTraveler.com<p>"Google 'best time to buy airfare' and you'll find 50 different competing theories. And they're all wrong," George Hobica told me over lunch the other day. George is the founder of AirfareWatchdog, the airfare deals site that includes some low fares not found on other …

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

America's Coolest Indoor Water Parks

Endless summer -- that's the promise of indoor water parks. And with it come surfing contests hundreds of miles from an ocean, waves lapping at pools the size of small lakes, and bright beach towels spread over lounge chairs as snow falls outside the windows.<p>The coolest indoor water parks keep kids …

The World's Most Beautiful Places In Photos

Lonely Planet has been guiding travelers to destinations across the globe for 40 years.<p>In celebration of those four decades, the company's travel experts handpicked images of the world's most beautiful places and compiled them into a book, <i>Lonely Planet's Beautiful World</i>.<p>Check out some of the …

Images of a Polynesian oasis: Mitiaro, Cook Islands

It was just before sunrise when I opened my eyes. A soft palette of pastels reflected off the polished steel perimeter of my cabin window, signaling …

Cook Islands

Photo Gallery: Utah in the Fall

Good travel surprises us.<p>It teaches us new things, it changes our opinions, and helps us see the world in a new way.<p>Until now, I’ve always associated fall with the northeast and the foliage brilliance of New England, but traveling through Utah in early October showed me the other side of autumn–one …

Shadow Of The Bear Is A Truly Bizarre Annual Phenomenon

Stuck in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina sits Cashiers, a town known for not much besides a bizarre annual phenomenon called "Shadow of the Bear."<p>On the side of the 4,930-foot Whiteside Mountain, an enormous "bear" casts its shadow for 30 minutes (starting at 5:30pm).<p>The …

Mexico’s Secret Beach

I don flippers and a life vest, leave my goggles, smartphone, and camera behind, and line up to dive into the waters off the coast of Mexico’s Marieta Islands.<p>Clusters of people jump off ahead of me — couples, friends, families, all bobbing in the water like Halloween apples. I survey the landscape …