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Finding Cheap Flights 101

I've been traveling pretty intensely for many years. When I had a full time entertainment job with minimal pay, I took at least twice monthly weekend trips and bi-annual overseas trips. When I had a more remote job, I roamed for long periods of time. As a result, when I catch up with friends who …

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National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, Bryce …

18 coolest bars in Bali where you'll experience nightlife beyond your imagination

Bali is known for a lot of things – pristine beaches, fantastic swells for surfing, seafood and temples.<p>Let’s add bars to that list, and we’re not …

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The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Places I'd Like to See in Japan

There are some many beautiful places to see in Japan. Here are a few of the destinations that I'd like to see during my travels.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>What I'd Like to See in Japan<p>Follow Claudine Williams on Twitter: www.twitter.com/somewherelux

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Nahanni National Park Reserve

Travel<p><b>Location: Northwest Territories<br>Date Established: 1972<br>Size: Over 413,000 acres</b><p>In the summer of 1928, American adventurer Fenley Hunter paddled up the South Nahanni River hoping to find a huge waterfall that seemed largely the stuff of Dene legend at the time. Hunter thought he would never make …

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How to Talk the Travel Talk: 25 Travel Terms Every Traveler Should Know

<i>Image: Flickr</i><p>During my first weeks at Travelzoo many moons ago, I kept hearing the term <i>inside baseball</i> being thrown around, and I was clueless of its meaning. I'm the rare kind of Chicagoan with no allegiance to either the Sox or the Cubs, and I can't tell you what channel ESPN is on. A quick …

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Tropical Vacations Perfect for Escaping Winter's Wrath

No matter how you plan on traveling to your holiday destination, the fact of the matter is that getting from one place to another will likely involve a little bit of stress.<p>While glistening snow, cozy fireplaces and hot cocoa all have their own unique charm (especially during the holidays), for …

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

Where to sample Chiang Mai's best kôw soy (famous noodle soup)

Take squiggly wheat-and-egg noodles, a rich, fragrant curry-based broth, sides of crunchy pickled greens, sliced shallots and lime, and you have <i>kôw soy</i> (also known as khao soi), a dish that has become virtually synonymous with the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai.<p>Despite the dish's close links with …

To Sua Ocean Trench Is Your New Happy Place In Samoa

We've seen some amazing secret beaches in our day, but nothing quite blows the mind like a giant aquamarine swimming hole on a Samoan volcanic island.<p>... Right?<p>To Sua Ocean Trench -- whose name literally means "big hole" -- is a 98-foot-deep hole on the Samoan island of Upolu. Intrepid adventurers …

Montenegro’s amazing sights: best five views for social sharing

For a little place, Montenegro is not short on spectacular panoramas. The juxtaposition of dramatic natural landscapes and captivating architecture will have you constantly reaching for your camera. Here are five of the best places to feed the beast of your social media profile.<p>Kotor town …

Butterfly Valley Is Not Only Turkey's Most Perfect Beach, But An Actual Butterfly Wonderland

In Turkey's Butterfly Valley, a lush gorge winds down to a stunning blue-water beach. And while we'd recommend visiting this verdant paradise based on its looks alone, the rocky oasis is <i>also</i> home to more than 80 species of butterflies, including the exotic Jersey Tiger, which is really just an …

10 Parts Of Cuba We Cannot WAIT To See

Cuba is a place unlike any other -- there aren't many places where you'll find old plantations, lush valleys, rich history and literary relics, all with the backdrop of a stunning Caribbean island. Soon American travelers will be able to hop a flight to the incredible country, and for cheap!<p>JetBlue …

‘The full Monte’ road trip: Montenegro’s best drives

With a beautiful coastline backed by a whole heap of craggy mountains, Montenegro has an abundance of scenic driving routes. Whether on the main highways or on single-lane back roads, expect ‘wow’ and white-knuckle moments in equal measure, with breathtaking views over every precipitous drop. …

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5 Splurge-Worthy U.S. Resorts

These luxury resorts across the U.S. will have you fantasizing about your next big trip.<p><i>Dreaming of further afar? Check out The Best Under-the Radar Destinations of 2015</i>.<p><b>Utah: Amangiri</b><p>What appears as a mirage in Big Water's desert is this breathtaking luxury resort. Built around the natural …

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New 10-Year Visa Makes It Easier Than Ever to Discover China

It's now possible for Americans to obtain 10-year, multiple-entry visas to China. Each entry is good for up to 60 days. The 10-year visas cost the same as a single-entry visa, about $160.<p>The new 10-year visas became available after President Obama's visit to Xi in China last month. Obama and Xi …

15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

The world is full of destinations on the well-trodden path, where the number of visitors seems to go up every year and the crowds can sometimes feel endless. Don't you want to go somewhere different for a change? No matter what corner of the globe you look at, there are plenty of overlooked …

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10 Sublime Escapes to the Winter Sun of Latin America

<b>Make the most of Latin America's summer months - from January to March - by retreating to its sun-soaked beaches, mountains and vibrant cities.</b><p><b>ARGENTINA</b><p><b>1. The Lake District</b><p><b>WHY</b> At just the right time for the region's best climate year-round, make the most of the plethora of outdoor pursuits on …

Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …

10 Kitchen Details That Wow

Inspiration for your kitchen design.<p>From eye-catching wallpaper to stunning lighting fixtures, it's all in the details with these kitchen designs.

Every Important American Airport Ranked By Its Food and Drink

By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Texas.713</i><p>Everyone has been faced with the same harrowing decision when stuck in an airport: What in the hell am I going to eat and drink now? So, in an effort to help you best sort that out, allow us to present our ranking of every single …

Before & After: Garage Door Updates That Instantly Make Your House Look More Expensive

Fresh doors can completely transform the look of your home, and for a lot less than you'd think.<p><i>This piece is excerpted from Staci Giordullo's article for Angie's List. Visit</i> <i>Angie's List</i> <i>for more consumer advice on everything from home repair to health care.</i><p><b>Garage Before</b><p><i>Clopay Garage Doors</i><p><b>Garage</b> …

3 Ways to Save as a Solo Traveler

<i>Dancing Fingers / Flickr</i><p>Who said that you have to travel with a companion to save money? In recent years, solo travel has been on the rise, especially with women. A 2014 study by Booking.com found that the increase in solo travel is largely due to travelers' ability to stay in touch with friends …

Molokini Is A Snorkeler's Dream Come True

Sail us to the moon and let us play among the starfish.<p>That’s the tune we’re singing after seeing these gorgeous photos of Molokini, the crescent-shaped volcanic crater located less than three miles off the coast of Maui. The uniquely-shaped islet serves as protection from waves, currents, and …

80 Beautiful Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Relaxation

Relax and refresh with one of these designer-approved rooms.<p>Whether you're thinking of your powder room, master bath, or ensuite, our favorite designer looks will inspire you to spruce up your space. Don't stop there — take a look at these stunning bedroom and living room designs that are full of …

100 Miles of Wild: Madagascar's Limestone Labyrinth

<b>21st Century Exploration 100 Miles of Wild: Madagascar's Limestone Labyrinth</b><p><i>Expedition Diary 1</i><p>In an era of GPS technology, global satellite imagery and accelerated international air travel, there are a few special modern day explorers that are continually drawn to the most remote corners of the …

Before and After: 5 Favorite Garden Rehabs

We know the landscape architect and designer members of our Architect/Designer Directory are talented, but nothing drives the point home like a good …

9 Brilliant Decorating Ideas for Your Bookshelves