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Google Translate's Offline Mode Just Got a Lot Better

Google Translate is an app that’s been critical to my success when traveling in other countries. When you don’t speak the language (or don’t speak …

Google

Know the Signs of an Airplane-Induced Blood Clot

Post-flight blood clots can catch even seasoned travelers by surprise, as travel writer Lindsey Campbell recently found out. She stretches before …

Inflammation

What Happens to Your Body on a Long-Haul Flight

You don’t need anyone to tell you how awful it feels to be cramped, tired, hungry, and uncomfortable on a plane. But why is it so distressing? Here’s …

Long Haul

Why You May Soon Find Yourself Flying on Embraer's New E2

Step one: Develop the world’s leading series of regional jets.<p>Step two: Design a brand new series of aircraft, paint it with a tiger livery and name …

Aviation

The 9 Best Washington, D.C. Tours to Buy in 2018

Washington, D.C. is a city quite literally designed to impress sightseers. Each of the city’s seemingly endless monuments, museums, and government …

Travel

Top Things to Do in Santa Barbara, California

These are some of the most popular and most interesting things to do in Santa Barbara.<p>If you're like a lot of other Santa Barbara visitors and have …

Santa Barbara

Here's why you should always check your hotel room for bedbugs, and how to do it

• <b>When you're traveling, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told INSIDER you should check for bedbugs everywhere you stay.</b>• <b><br>That's because</b> …

26 lookout spots that will make you fall in love with San Francisco

26 best views of San Francisco and where to get them<p>It's easy to fall out of love with San Francisco when you face its high prices, littered sidewalks and sometimes-smug culture.<p>It's also easy to fall back in love with the city on a day with glorious weather, standing atop one of its umpteen hills …

The 12 Best Vintage Shops in Berlin

Berlin fashion encompasses a wide range of street styles with an emphasis on the original. Vintage shops cater to this market with lots of unique …

How to Be Respectful At Germany's Holocaust Memorials

Travelers to Germany often feel the need to pay homage to the darkest period in German history. A visit to one of Germany's many memorial sites may …

Germany’s Hidden Gems: Things to Do in Würzburg

A Trip to Würzburg, Germany Should be on your Bucket List. Is Würzburg worth visiting? Since there are so many things to do in Würzburg – we think …

The Top 9 Attractions in Konstanz, Germany

Located on the third-largest lake in Europe, Konstanz is the largest city on Lake Constance (known as <i>Bodensee</i> in German). It is one of the lucky …

Violence in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos threaten Mexico's tourism industry

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Tourists taking the ferry from this tourist town to the island of Cozumel now walk down a wharf lined with police, heavily armed soldiers and bomb-sniffing dogs.<p>Those safeguards came after a Feb. 21 explosion ripped through one of the ferries, injuring 24 people, …

Mexico

The 15 Best Activities in San Francisco

This list was created based on what San Francisco travelers enjoy doing and say they want to do again. Try them out for yourself to see why people …

20 places you must visit in California in 2018

Stay overnight in a castle. Fly along the tracks of a roller-coaster that takes you up 150 feet before throwing you into an inverted roll. Snowshoe along the quiet trails of an under-the-radar national park.<p>Our vast Golden State is filled with a dizzying array of things to see and do, and we've …

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 …

10 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before You Board a Plane

Get fast-tracked.<p>If you haven’t already, sign up for TSA PreCheck ($85 for five years), which will expedite you through security in more than 130 …

Leave Home

Bumped From an Overbooked Flight? Here's Exactly What You're Owed

We've officially entered the busiest travel season of the year, and flight delays, cancellations, and overbookings are unfortunate inevitabilities. …

Flying

San Francisco: Where to take out-of-town relatives and guests - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This map originally appeared in November 2016, and now we've updated and expanded it</i> <i>with new additions</i> <i>for</i> <i>summer 2018</i><i>.</i><p>The three-day holiday weekend is here folks. For many this means distant relatives, old friends, and new in-laws will drop by for a visit.<p>Naturally, you'll want to …

San Francisco

A day in the life: A perfect outing in Oakland

While many of us escape the Berkeley bubble by heading to San Francisco for the day, a trip to Oakland serves as just as much of an escape and is …

UC Berkeley

26 Things to Do in Cleveland, Ohio

Your guide to visiting the Rock and Roll Capital of the World.<p>Set along America’s Rust Belt, Cleveland is a former manufacturing capital turned …

Lake Erie

Kayak's Secret 'Magic 8 Ball' Will Help You Discover a Cheap Last-Minute Vacation

You have a little cash and a desire to go on a weekend trip, but no idea really where you want to go. Now Kayak can help. The app launched a new …

7 Wonders of New York City

There is a reason why New York is considered by many to be the greatest city of the world: the world-class theater, celebrity chefs and residents and …

360-degree tour: Neuschwanstein Castle

The German National Tourist Board asked tourists from abroad to vote for their favorite attractions in Germany in 2017. Among the top 10 is …

10 reasons to visit Kassel

Every five years, Kassel becomes the art world's favorite travel destination. That's when the Documenta takes place - one of the most important art …

Wander amid the world's greatest, oldest trees at Bristlecone Pine Forest

Aug. 19, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Family-friendly<br>• Deserts<p><b>Why:</b> Bristlecone pines are not only the oldest living things in the world, but the most tortured. They grow incredibly slowly, sipping at arid soil that barely fuels them. Their 5,000-year-old rings are textbooks on the history of the planet, with …

Going Deutsch: a summer tour of Germany, part one

The late train to Berchtesgaden is not busy. A group of beefy young men in leather shorts with embroidered braces, who appear utterly Bavarian, get on with another group of young men who are stick-thin and chatting in Somali. I’m with Conor, my son, who now lives in Munich. Could these be recent …

European Travel

Clamber up to join the granite, sky and Mt. Shasta at Castle Crags State Park near Redding

Jul. 22, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Family-friendly<br>• Shasta Cascade<p><b>Why:</b> The last half-mile of this trail puts you in the sky, basically, with a passel of granite peaks. Or crags, to use the local word.<p><b>What:</b> Castle Crags is a vertical place – a roughly 4,000-acre park with just 28 miles of trails, because …

Glide with the gulls at the beach near LAX

Jul. 17, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>L.A. County<p><b>Why:</b> The 15-foot bluffs of Dockweiler State Beach, in the shadow of LAX, are the launch point for beginner hang-gliding lessons, perhaps the coolest sport you've never tried. The lessons are quick, and the sport as intuitive as flying gets. Stepping off a bluff …

California Highway 1: How far south can you get on Memorial Day weekend?

It may be a year before there’s a secure route through the scenic Big Sur coast from Southern to Northern California, Caltrans said Thursday, as …

California